Let's talk about an often ignored but powerful kitchen tool — the pressure cooker.
It's a pot that builds up pressure. That's it. But pressure changes the boiling point of water, up to 120 C in most cookers. This means that dried beans which may take a day to soak and four hours to boil can instead be ready in 30 minutes.
Last year people were enamored with the Instant Pot®. Know what an instant pot is? A pressure cooker with a built in timer. A stovetop cooker is much cheaper.