Pressure cookers are an energy-efficient way to cook beans and other foods that require long cook times. That’s one great reason to get an Instant Pot (which costs less than $100).
But wait, there’s more! The Instant Pot can also reduce your use of natural gas, if you can’t afford to replace your gas stove. It does everything a stovetop can and more: sauté, simmer, and even incubate yogurt by keeping the temperature around 110°F for several hours, which stovetop pressure cookers can’t do.
Be an energy-efficient cook and put an end to gas stovetop guilt!