Since so many meals are being eaten at home right now, it's the perfect time to improve your culinary skills. And one kitchen appliance that can make your dinners virtually foolproof is the Instant Pot Aura slow cooker. Available in a 6-quart standard Aura model ($130) or the 8-quart Aura Pro ($150), the recipe possibilities are expanded well beyond the traditional Instant Pot Duo.

Not only can both of the Instant Pot Aura models sauté, roast, steam, and make any kind of stew you desire, they're easily programmable and safe to toss in the dishwasher. Ever thought about making a cake in a slow cooker? Either model can get it done. Want to be a chef and sous vide fish, poultry, and steaks to lock in their flavors? Just press a few buttons on your Aura Pro and you're on your way. There are even ways to make bread, rice, and yogurt in both versions.

The Instant Pot Aura is a convenient tool for anyone: Parents working with kids in Zoom school, Millennials trying to learn to cook, or people who miss restaurant food but don’t know where to start at home. Find out more about the Instant Pot Aura here and the Instant Pot Aura Pro here.