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Walmart Hits Amazon Where It Hurts With a Better Instant Pot Discount

If you didn’t get one on Prime Day, the retail giant’s got you covered

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Amazon Prime Day was last week and once again, the Instant Pot was one of the internet’s favorite deals. If you’re not familiar, the mega-popular kitchen appliance is a multi-purpose cooker that seems to make literally everything, from ribs to chicken noodle soup to creme brulee. It’s even inspired an entire genre of cookbooks.

The Prime Day deal ($58 for the six-quart DUO60 model, usually $99) sold out in hours. But if you missed it, Walmart is discounting a different model today — and it’s an even better deal than on Prime Day: The six-quart LUX60 Instant Pot is on sale for $49 (usually $79).

Note that the LUX60 has less functionality than the DUO60 (it can’t make yogurt, if that’s your sort of thing). But if you’re looking for a discount on a six-in-one tool with capacity to feed a family, this is one of the best out there.

Walmart and Amazon have been competing relentlessly, and the retail giants’ battle in the food and grocery space in particular heated up last year when Amazon acquired Whole Foods. Since then, Walmart started a partnership with Miami-based organic restaurant Grown; both companies now sell Blue Apron-style meal kits; and Prime Day saw the two mega-retailers face off with deep grocery discounts.

A post-Prime Instant Pot deal is just one more byproduct of Amazon-Walmart’s endless showdown. Today (July 25) is the last day to get it.

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