The Instant Pot sure as heck has become popular these days. But do you really need one?
First, let's clarify a bit. Instant Pot is a brand name. And it's a brilliant brand name. Who wouldn't want instant food?
The Instant Pot that most people talk about is an electric pressure cooker. There were electric pressure cookers on the market long before the Instant Pot arrived. But for some reason, the Instant Pot folks made an old appliance popular.
Because there were stovetop pressure cookers long before there were electric ones. Your grandmother might have even had one.