BACK TO THE FUTURE Salted caramel cheesecake, octopus potato salad, and homemade yogurt are just a few of the goodies that can be autonomously whipped up in the Instant Pot.

IN 2008, ROBERT J. WANG was forced out of the mobile messaging software company he had co-founded. In need of a new venture, he looked homeward for inspiration. “We had two young kids,” says

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