The CookingPal Pronto is a smart pressure cooker with air fryer attachment

According to CookingPal, the Pronto is the world’s smartest and safest pressure cooker – it is always connected for live updates to your phone and comes with an air fryer attachment. The CookingPal Pronto is an eight-in-one device with the first fixed, hinged lid, an auto pressure release system and an air fryer attachment.

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The bowl in the CookingPal Pronto is just over 5.5L in size, and it has safety sensors and an automatic pressure release with a steam diverter to help protect users. Other than just pressure cooking, Pronto can be used for sautéing, slow cooking, steaming, fermenting, sanitizing, keeping food warm and, thanks to its integrated scale, weighing. Unfortunately the air fryer attachment is sold separately, but it naturally adds air frying, roasting, baking and grilling to the list of cooking methods.

The CookingPal companion app is used to monitor the cooking status and control Pronto, and you can also keep an eye on things and adjust settings with the help of the device’s 4.3-inch colour screen. The company also sells a dedicated tablet called the Smart Kitchen Hub that provides access to hundreds of recipes with step-by-step instructions and nutritional information, as well as the option to book cooking classes with the company’s chefs.

While the Pronto is by no means the first of its kind – Instant Pot has introduced several such models over the last few years – the added safety features sets it apart and it sure to come to other smart cooking appliances soon. The auto pressure release is certainly an appealing feature for anyone who has had a mishap with their old-school pots. The CookingPal Pronto will release in the second half of this year and will retail for $279, with an additional $119 for the air fryer attachment.