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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

Crock-Pot's multicooker battles Instant Pot for kitchen counter space.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

Sleek and classy for an electric pressure cooker, the Crock-Pot Express really puts the heat on Instant Pot's kitchen game.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

Bright blue LEDs really help the Crock-Pot's screen stand out.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

The Express Crock Multi-Cooker's controls are well-spaced and its text easy to read.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

Two electric pressure cookers that would do battle for space in your kitchen. 

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

The Crock-Pot Express' non-stick inner pot is a cinch to clean.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

Both the Instant Pot Lux (top) and Crock-Pot Express (bottom) could sear steak. The Lux, though, managed to create more caramelized flavor.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

The Crock-Pot Express and Instant Pot Lux both could quickly cook and tenderize beef brisket.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

Clear direction in its manual translated to the Crock-Pot cooking long grain rice that was satisfactory.

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Crock-Pot Express looks cool bringing the heat to Instant Pot

The Crock-Pot Express pressure cooked black beans in 20 minutes.

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