As soon as we saw the words "Instant Pot" on the side of this shipping box, we got excited. But before you can get to pickling some red onions on the quick, you've gotta unbox the thing.
The Instant Pot Max, available August 1, boasts an extra three pounds per square inch of pressure over its predecessors. The popular pressure cooker manufacturer also added modes for sous vide cooking and home canning.
You'll need something to cut the tape, obviously.
You might have to put some muscle into it.
Here's the device outside its shipping box.
Pull the tab and unfold the four layers of the lid. At this point, you can remove the handle as well. Forewarning: These layers aren't made to go back together, so if you need to carry your Instant Pot to a second location, don't open this box until you get there.
There are recipes, recommended cook times and more.
Take a peek at the manual before you start cooking, as there's a recommended 15-minute test cycle you should complete before you toss in your first chicken.
The power cable is on top of the Instant Pot box.
Release the Kraken!
The lid has a handle, which makes this part really easy.
Look at it glisten.
The large LCD control panel comes with a protective layer of plastic covering it.
You'll need to remove this stuff before cooking.
This one warns you to, among other things, read all the warning notes.
Also, inside your Instant Pot, you get a steaming rack, plus...
...Spoons, a measuring cup, a condensation catcher and...
...And a pressure cooker mitt.
Between the inner and outer pots, there's one more thing to find.
Yes, this warning warns you to remove this warning before cooking.
The power cord connects in the back, next to a label with a few more words of warning.
Now we're ready to cook.