1. Replace other appliances
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First, the obvious: If you don’t already own a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker or even yogurt-maker, buying an Instant Pot saves you the expense of purchasing them.
And making more room in your kitchen is worth something too, right? Many Instant Pot buyers find themselves sending their old Crock-Pot or rice cooker to Goodwill, thus freeing up space in already-crowded cupboards or on countertops.
If you’re looking to buy an Instant Pot but don’t want to pay full price, your best bets are waiting until Amazon Prime Day or Black Friday or diligently stalking the shelves of your local thrift store.
Some recipients of the Instant Pot never even open the box — it’s that intimidating pressure-cooker factor again. So, thrift stores can be a great place to score an unopened Instant Pot.