I thought I was done buying expensive Williams Sonoma stuff but I guess I was wrong. Williams Sonoma is now offering a series of special edition Star Wars Instant Pot Pressure Cookers. And just like that, my wallet is a little lighter.
The smallest capacity one is the BB-8 Mini Instant Pot. Weighing in at just 3 quarts, it’s appropriately sized for the character and perfect for the single man, woman, or hobbit-sized family.
The R2-D2 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker comes in at 6 quarts, double the size of BB-8, and is honestly the best one out of the bunch because of its cylindrical shape. This is the one I got because it’s the most awesomest.
Bringing balance to force we have a pair of Dark Side Instant Pots: Darth Vader and Stormtrooper. They are both 6 quarts in capacity and feature profiles printed on the sides. I kinda wish they colored the control panal on the Vader pot to match those buttons on his chest. But that’s a moot point because that’s not the one I got.
You may be asking yourself, “What can I use an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker for anyways?” ‘Cause I had the exact same question. Here’s exactly what you can use it for, taken from the product description:
- Streamline meal prep with this special edition Instant Pot, starring the beloved Star Wars droid: R2-D2.
- 7 functions in a single pot: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer.
- 13 smart built-in programs: Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Slow Cook, Sauté, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Yogurt, Keep Warm, and Pressure Cook.
- Large LED display is easy to read, so you can quickly check on cooking progress.
- Delay start up to 24 hours ahead of time.
- Pressure-cooker setting allows for up to 4 hours of cooking time.
- Slow-cooker setting has 3 temperature levels and can be programmed to cook between 30 minutes and 20 hours at each level.
- Sauté and browning settings have 3 temperature levels for simmering, browning and stir-frying.
- Yogurt-making function heats milk for pasteurization and fermentation.
- Keep Warm setting keeps food warm up to 10 hours – and can be manually adjusted to stay warm for almost 100 hours.
There you go. You’d either be a fool not to own of these or a normal person who has no need for an Instant Pot and doesn’t succumb to marketing, merchandise, and FOMO.