A pressure cooker simply uses steam pressure to quickly cook food. But multicookers like Instant Pots have customized settings that can take your meal planning to the next level. From hearty stews and pasta dishes to yogurts to desserts, one-touch settings can help make meals a snap. The best pressure cooker for you depends on who you’re feeding and how you plan to use it. If you’re using it mainly for stews and casseroles, you may not need all the bells and whistles found on other models.