(Pocket-lint) - Instant Pot is synonymous with Black Friday, as Amazon always discounts deeply. This year is no different. 

The Instant Pot Duo is a surface top pressure cooker that's a bit smarter than pressure cookers of old. You don't have to adjust the temperature to maintain the pressure or listen to the rattling as you did with hob pressure cookers that were popular in the 1980s. The pressure is managed by the Instant Pot automatically. 

At Amazon US, the Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus Pressure Cooker is currently 42 per cent off, costing just $69.95.

And in the UK, a slightly different version of the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker is on sale for £59.99, down from £84.99.

It's more than just a pressure cooker because it's also a slow cooker, steamer, rice cooker, yogurt maker - it will turn its talents to many culinary tasks - and there's no shortage of Instant Pot recipes to be found online. It can speed up cooking using pressure, or slow down cooking for stews and melt-in-the-mouth meat dishes - as well as offering a 24-hour delay timer.

This model has a 6-liter capacity, 48 different programs and it comes with a full range of accessories. We have no idea how long this Instant Pot will be discounted for, though it could run throughout the Black Friday period. 

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Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Conor Allison.