Engage an Instant Pot loyalist in conversation at your own risk. Before you know it, you'll be listening to poetic tales of the kitchen tool's ability to make cake, hummus, and a quinoa breakfast bowl that will knock your socks off. If you have time — or, even if you don't — the Instant Pot head will then indulge you in tales of the appliance's mastery with steaming, warming foods, and (yes) even making yogurt. So brace yourself, because the beloved Pot is about to get a brand new feature that's sure to impress its fans even more.
Set to launch in May or June, the new Instant Pot Max is being billed as an "eight-in-one" tool. So, not only does it handle slow cooking, pressure cooking, and other tasks like a boss — the new Instant Pot Max will have a canning feature. Pressure canning, to be exact.
The feature works to preserve foods by bringing their temperature up to 240 to 250 degrees Farenheit. This will eliminate the risk of food spoiling from bacteria or the spread of its spores. And, of course, it also means that you could be smugly canning pickles and storing homemade jam like the best of the Portlandia cast in no time.
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