Instant Pot Lux Stainless Steel Multi-Cooker, 8-Quart

Last updated: April 13, 2023


This multi-cooker combines six kitchen appliances into one device: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute, steamer and warmer. It has lots of versatility and options, including up to a 24-hour delay start and three temperatures for sauting and slow cooking.

We looked at the top Multi-Cooker and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Multi-Cooker you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This multi-cooker is a versatile multi cooker that won't break the bank.

In our analysis of 18 expert reviews, the Instant Pot Lux Stainless Steel Multi-Cooker, 6-Quart placed 7th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Instant Pot is a smart multi-use Electric Pressure Cooker designed with the objective of being Convenient, Dependable and Safe. It speeds up cooking by 2-6 times making it extremely energy-efficient, while, preserving nutrients and preparing healthy, tasty dishes. Instant Pot Lux V3 6 In 1 Programmable multi-cooker replaces 6 kitchen appliances, it combines the functions of a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer. 12 smart built-in programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Cake, Egg, Sauté, Rice, Multigrain, Steam, Porridge, Pressure Cook, Keep Warm and Slow Cook, your favourite dishes are as easy as pressing a button. The new Cake Maker is ideal for New York style cheesecake, banana bread and other moist cakes, the Egg Program prepares, soft, medium and hard-boiled eggs perfectly in just a few minutes. Built with the latest 3rd generation technology with an embedded microprocessor. During cooking the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration. Even the volume of food is taken into consideration, all greatly improving cooking results and consistency of the dishes. A 24-hour delay start timer for delayed cooking. Automatic keep warm holds the temperature of the dish until you serve. The fully sealed environment traps the flavours, nutrients and aromas within the food without heating up the kitchen. The 3-ply inner pot stainless steel bottom is extremely durable and leaves no health concerns as associated with non-stick coatings. Bushed stainless steel exterior is finger print resistant with a large, clear display panel. UL certified, carefully designed with 10 proven safety mechanisms to eliminate many common errors that could cause harm or spoil food providing you uncompromised assurance. Instant Pot is the ideal kitchen appliance for your faced-paced, healthy lifestyle.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

One of the most impressive features of the Instant Pot is its Sauté mode. When you hit that button, the cooker kicks its 1,000-watt heating element into high gear. With a maximum temperature rated at 345 degrees Fahrenheit (174 Celsius), the inside of the Instant Pot gets good and hot.
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This electric pressure cooker is also a very economic model. It is even cheaper than the earlier IP-LUX60 versions.
This instant pot is carefully designed with pressure sensor that control the pressure built while cooking. Safety is ensured by administering ten safety mechanisms.
The glass lid is transparent so that you can see the food while it is slow cooking. The glass lid has a stainless steel rim, handle and steam vent. It is also dishwasher-safe.
The model has a silent running mode where it handles the task at hand without making too much noise. This is great for keeping a perfect ambiance in the kitchen.
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Another one of its spectacular functions is the keep warm function which has a maximum 12-hour time limit. If you don’t want to eat your food immediately after cooking then you can set the food to keep warm. This will ensure that you have warm and tasty food when ever you want to eat.
It has ten safety features to keep users away from any accidents, harm and danger.
The IP-Lux60 is a 6-in-1 multi-cooker, and can perform the same cooking functions as the Duo60 with the exception of yogurt making. The yogurt maker option is cool and is one of the biggest difference makers between the two.

What reviewers didn't like

It's too bad the Instant Pot doesn't have a dedicated chili program.
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This model has no color variants. It only comes in the default silver color and it is unable to offer any aesthetic choice to the prospective buyer.
The cook cycle may take more time than the time mentioned in the booklet. As a first time user, you need to time the cooking cycles and then you’re your meal. Following the manual blindly won’t be ideal if you’re pressed for time and need to get a meal on the table in the time specified.
The IP-LUX60 does not have the ability to make yogurt like the other Instant Pot cookers.
This Instant Pot is big. So big that it is stored over the counter most of the time. It won’t fit into many kitchen cabinets and should be kept on the counter. That is a detriment for some people that have a smaller, more compact sized kitchen.
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Instructions manual is not in detail.
Recipes and apps included in the appliance can be made better and can be added with some more.
The IP-LUX60 has just a high setting only
We dismissed the Lux because it has only one pressure level (high), while the Duo has two (low and high).
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