Instant Pot Lux Review

Get the low down on Instant Pot's affordable 6-in-1

Instant Pots have taken kitchens by storm.  It's tough to read a food blog and not see them mentioned.

They're loved by customers because of their simple approach and ability to replace many common kitchen appliances.

The Instant Pot Lux is an affordable entry-level Instant Pot option that includes the core features without the frills.

Convenience, ease-of-use, and cooking time efficiency are just a few of the things that make Instapots unique.

By Sarah Jackson
By Sarah Jackson

Updated: 10/10/21

Quick Highlights
6-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker
7 Pre-Set Temperatures
12 Smart Built-In Smart Programs
10 Safety Features
Easy One touch controls
Item Weight: 15 pounds
Available Sizes: 3qt, 6qt, 8qt

Multi-Use Design

Slow Cooker
Pressure Cooker
Pressure Cooker

Instapot Lux Overview

The Instant Pot Lux is one of the more basic Instant Pot models.  It offers a limited feature set, but has a more economical price tag.  Many consider the Instant Pot Lux a great stepping stone for trying out Instant Pots for the first time.

Customers seem to enjoy it as it has a 4+ star rating out of 5 on Amazon.

Features & Specs

  • 6-in-1 Cooking Programs

    Though more limited than other Instant Pot models, the Lux can still replace up to 6 kitchen appliances.  It can be your Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer and Warmer, and a tool for sauteing.

  • 12 Smart Built-In Features

    The 12 Smart Built-In Programs include the following:
    • Rice
    • Bean/Chili
    • Poultry
    • Meat/Stew
    • Multigrain
    • Soup and Broth
    • Steam
    • Manual Cooking
    • Pressure Cooking
    • Saute
    • Slow Cook
    • Keep Warm

  • 7 Custom Preset Temperatures

    The Instant Pot Lux comes with 7 preset temperatures to help save you time and ensure you're cooking at the right mark.

Instant Pot Lux
Instant Pot Food
  • Stainless Steel Inner Pot

    The Instant Pot Lux features the Stainless Steel Inner Pot that is durable and easy to clean.  The brushed stainless steel exteriors are designed to reduce fingerprint marks.

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  • 10 Safety features

    Similar to the other Instapot models, the Lux also offers 10 safety features.  These include:
    1. Steam Release
    2. Anti-Block Shield
    3. Safety Lid Lock
    4. Lid Position Detection
    5. Automatic Temperature Control
    6. Overheat Protection
    7. Automatic Pressure Control
    8. Electrical Fuse
    9. Thermal Fuse
    10. Leaky Lid Detection

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Available Sizes

The Instant Pot Lux is available in three sizes: 3 quart, 6 quart, and 8 quart.

Instant Pot Lux
3 Quart

For 2-3 individuals, ideal for single dishes, sides, rice

Instant Pot Lux
6 Quart

For families of 4-6 people, most popular option

Instant Pot Lux
8 Quart

For larger families of 6+ people, great for big meals

Pros vs Cons

  • High Pressure Settings

    Cook healthy food fast. Cooking with high pressure reduces cooking time by up to 70%, while saving energy.

  • Durable and Sturdy

    The Instant Pot Lux is known to be durable and built to last.

  • Simple Yet Fully Functional

    The limited feature set also limits some of the complexity of the device due to fewer settings and options.

  • Affordable

    The Lux is one of the least expensive Instant Pot options.  If the additional features of the Ultra and Smart Wifi aren't important, consider the more budget-friendly Instant Pot Lux.

  • Learning Curve

    All Instant Pots have a learning curve so don't expect to cook like a pro your first time using the device.

  • Cook Times

    Cook times can take longer than you think due to the time required for the Instant Pot's pressure to build.  Make sure to consider this when planning out your meals.

  • No Frills

    The Instant Pot Lux has a limited feature set. If you're looking for more advanced options like wireless connectivity or more customizable cooking options, consider the Instant Pot Ultra or Smart Wifi instead.

Lux Highlights
6-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker
12 Smart Built-In Smart Programs
Affordable price tag
Available Sizes: 3qt, 6qt, 8qt

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