The company behind the Instant Pot, the 10-year-old wunderkind appliance that everyone tells you to buy for one reason or another, is merging with Corelle Brands, according to a statement. You might recognize Corelle as the makers of recognizable cookware stalwarts like Pyrex and CorningWare.
The Canadian-born Instant Pot, invented by computer scientist Robert Wang with $350,000 of his own money, has invited sometimes-feverish explorations of the machine’s capabilities since it hit the market in 2010. Can the Instant Pot (whose fans are sometimes called “Potheads”) make butter chicken, lava cake, or cornbread? Yes, to all three. (Plus, it comes with accessories.)