Product Comparison Chart

Which Instant Pot Cooker Is Right For Me?

We have two styles of cookers.

Pressure Multicookers. Cook food quickly.

  • • Lux

    • Duo

  • • Viva

    • Duo Plus

  • • Nova Plus

    • Ultra

  • • Smart WiFi

    • Max

Multicookers. Smart slow cookers.

  • • Aura

    • Aura Pro


Choose a Size

Most Instant Pot pressure cookers come in three sizes (3, 6, 8 Quart).

3 Quart (Mini)

Perfect for 1 or 2 people. Ideal for side dishes like rice & steamed veggies. Only 700 watts of power! Great for RVs and boats.

6 Quart

Our most versatile size. Great for families of 3-6. Enough space to stack your food & cook multiple dishes at the same time.

8 Quart

Perfect for large families (6+) and parties. Make meal planning easy & stock up your freezer with big-batch cooking!


Choose Functionality

Manual or Pressure Cook, Sauté, Slow Cook, Steam, Keep Warm, Rice, Meat/Stew & Soup/Broth available on all 12psi models.

 LuxDuoVivaNova PlusSmart WiFiDuo PlusUltraMax
Quart Size3 / 6 / 83 / 6 / 86 / 8663 / 6 / 83 / 6 / 86
Yogurt 
Multigrain 
Porridge 
Bean/Chili  
Cake   
Egg    
Poultry    
Sterilize     
Sous Vide       
Altitude Adjustment      
Maximum Pressure – 15 psi       
Pressure Canning       
NutriBoost™ Technology       
Control through App       
3 Quart
  • Lux
  • Duo Plus
  • Duo
  • Ultra
6 Quart
  • Lux
  • Viva
  • Smart WiFi
  • Ultra
  • Duo
  • Nova Plus
  • Duo Plus
  • Max
8 Quart
  • Lux
  • Viva
  • Ultra
  • Duo
  • Duo Plus
Yogurt
  • Duo
  • Viva
  • Ultra
  • Max
  • Nova Plus
  • Smart WiFi
  • Duo Plus
Multigrain
  • Lux
  • Viva
  • Ultra
  • Smart WiFi
  • Duo
  • Nova Plus
  • Duo Plus
Bean/Chili
  • Duo
  • Viva
  • Ultra
  • Duo Plus
  • Smart WiFi
  • Nova Plus
Cake
  • Lux
  • Ultra
  • Viva
  • Smart WiFi
  • Duo Plus
Egg
  • Lux
  • Viva
  • Ultra
  • Duo Plus
Sous Vide
  • Max
Altitude Adjustment
  • Ultra
  • Max
Max Pressure – 15 psi
  • Max
Pressure Canning
  • Max
NutriBoost™ Technology
  • Max
Control through App
  • Smart WiFi

Pressure Multicookers

Cooking programs such as Pressure Cook, Slow Cook And Sauté. Preset Smart Programs such as Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Cake, Egg, Rice, Steam, Yogurt, and Keep Warm.

*Presets vary by model

Multicookers (Non-Pressure)

Slow cooker with Smart Programs. No pressure cooking options. The cooking pot is stove-top and oven safe.

How Does a Pressure Cooker Work?

Pressure Cooking involves sealing food and liquid into an airtight chamber (the inner pot), and heating the liquid to produce steam.

When steam pressure is built during pressure cooking, heat is distributed quickly, evenly, and deeply— consistently.

The fully sealed environment traps foods’ flavors, nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and since minimal water is required for pressure cooking, vibrant green vegetables retain their bright colors and phytonutrients.

Meat is tender, whole grains and beans are soft and supple, and all within minutes, not hours.

A Bit More Detail About Each Model…

Lux

3 / 6 / 8 Quart
6-in-1 pressure cooker. 12 built-in Smart Programs. This model does not have a preset for yogurt. Operates at High pressure only.

Duo

3 / 6 / 8 Quart
7-in-1 pressure cooker and our most popular model. 14 built-in Smart Programs. This cooker can do everything the Lux can, plus make yogurt. Dual pressure setting allows operation at High or Low
pressure.

Duo Plus

3 / 6 / 8 Quart
9-in-1 pressure cooker and another of our most popular models. 15 built-in Smart Programs. Large LCD display. Comes with 3 additional programs: Cake, Egg and Sterilize—great for new parents wanting
to sterilize baby bottles.

Viva

6 / 8 Quart
Same as the Duo Plus but with an LED screen. Additional color options in: Cinnamon, Eggplant & Cobalt.

Nova Plus

6 Quart
A hybrid of Duo and Duo Plus. 14 built in Smart Programs. Includes a large LCD screen with 4 status indicators which allow you to see the progress of your meal at a glance.

Ultra

3 / 6 / 8 Quart
10-in-1 pressure cooker perfect for home chefs who want more customization and control. Control panel features a dial for high level of customization. Choose cooking time, pressure level, delay
time and choice of temperature, one degree at a time, from 104-208°F.

** Are you living in a high altitude area? Set the altitude and the Ultra will adjust the cooking time automatically.

Max

6 Quart
Touch-screen control panel and 15psi of pressure. Perfect tool for canning. Introducing NutriBoost™ technology to further enhance the cooking process. Also features a Sous Vide program so you can cook
restaurant-quality dishes in the comfort of your own home.

** Are you living in a high altitude area? Set the altitude and the Max will adjust the cooking time automatically.

Smart WiFi

6 Quart
Control and monitor your cooker from your iOS or Android mobile device. Download the Remote Control for Smart Wifi, access recipes, and with the tap of a button, dinner will be ready in no time. Once the
cooking process begins, you can monitor the progress from your mobile device. Receive alerts when cooking starts and when it completes. Use Natural Release or pop into the kitchen for a Quick Release.

Aura

6 Quart (Non-Pressure)
10-in-1 multicooker. 10 built-in Smart Programs. The ceramic-coated non-stick cooking pot is stove-top and oven safe for easy broiling. 1500 watts of power for easy slow cooking and yogurt
making, and optimal searing, roasting and baking.

Aura Pro

8 Quart (Non-Pressure)
11-in-1 multicooker. 11 built-in Smart Programs. The large cooking pot is stove-top and oven safe, made with 304 grade stainless steel (18/8) with an aluminum exterior for enhanced cooking
performance. 1500 watts of power for easy slow cooking, yogurt making, searing, roasting, baking, and now, featuring a sous vide program for restaurant quality meals at home.

Recipe App

The all-new Instant Pot App was designed for all cooking skill levels. Explore nearly 1,000 recipes, global cuisine, tips and tricks, and you can even build your grocery list directly in the app.

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