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A Pandemic Darling Falls Into Bankruptcy

Instant Pot is in trouble as sales wane

(Newser) - The all-in-one pressure cooker Instant Pot became a smash hit during the pandemic. But that meteoric growth couldn't be sustained, and maker Instant Brands filed for bankruptcy Monday, reports the Wall Street Journal . The newspaper sums things up succinctly, noting that the move reflects "the difficulties that Instant...

Electric Cookers' New Trick: Disinfecting Masks
Electric Cookers' New Trick:
Disinfecting Masks
new study

Electric Cookers' New Trick: Disinfecting Masks

50 minutes in dry heat restores N95 masks without ruining them, say researchers

(Newser) - One of the vexing problems with N95 masks amid the pandemic has been how to safely clean and reuse them. Turns out, a common electric cooker will do the trick, says a peer-reviewed study out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. To be clear, the masks in the study...

Certain Instant Pot Buyers Should 'Immediately Stop Use'

Company highlights 5 batchcodes of Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker

(Newser) - Have an oval-shaped Instant Pot? Check the label before firing it up. In a statement , the Canadian company says it's received a "small number of reports" of overheating causing "localized melting damage to the underside" of its Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker, the only one of 14 Instant...

Hot Under the Tree: Fancy Crock Pots, Monkeys, Velvet

The AP takes a look at the hottest gifts for Christmas 2017

(Newser) - Multi-use cookers, toy monkeys, and lots of velvet. The AP takes a look at some of the most popular items this holiday season:
  • Toys: Fingerlings, the $15 colorful monkeys that wrap around a finger, have been hard to find. Other hot items were the LOL Surprise ball, which hides small

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