| ||Instant Pot Duo-60|
|Instant Pot Lux-60|
|Color:||black and stainless||black and stainless|
|Cooking Functions:||soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, saute, yogurt||soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, saute,|
|PSI:||High (10.2 -11.6 psi)|
Low (5.8 - 7.2 psi)
|High (10.2 - 11.6 psi)|
|Yogurt Maker : ||Yes||No|
|Keep Warm: ||Yes||Yes|
|Lid Holder: ||Yes||No|
|Inner Pot:||stainless steel||stainless steel|
|Warranty:||1 year warranty||1 year warranty|
|Price:||click here to check price||click here to check price|
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 vs IP-LUX60: Customers Weigh In
After looking over many reviews, I am confident that these pressure cookers are quality machicnes. There are many customers whom compliment these machines for the performance and ease of use. Based on what the customers say, you should be satisfied with your results too. But don’t take my word for it, make sure that you read some of the customer reviews before you make a decision.
Other Pressure Cookers to Consider…
We came across several other great options while researching these electric pressure cookers. Below, you will find quick info to help you make a great choice for you and your family.
Note: The main difference between Duo and Lux models is that the Duo can perform both high and low pressure cooking. While the Lux performs just high pressure cooking. Newly released versions of these machines have different presets, i.e. the new Lux60 V3 has both an egg cooking and cake making preset. The numbers you see in the model name denotes the capacity, i.e., the duo60 is a 6-quart capacity pressure cooker. Duo’s have 14 built-in programs compared to 10 for Lux models.
vs Instant Pot IP-Duo50
The instant pot ip-duo50 is another great option if you have a smaller family. The main difference between this model versus the duo60 or lux60 is that it has a five quart capacity compared to a six quart capacity. Like the duo-60, it is a 7-in-1 machine, and has high or low pressure. It can do everything that the duo60 can including make yogurt. Despite the smaller capacity, this model won’t save you much space on your countertop. Most modern electric pressure cookers that I’ve come across are around the same size. See more details
vs Instant Pot IP-Lux50
The lux50 and the Lux60 are very similar with one difference: it has a five quart capacity compare to six. Like the lux60, the lux50 has 10 built-in smart programs compared to 14 for the duo60 or 50. And like the other lux models, it doesn’t come with convenient lid holders located at the top of the machine to prevent condensation from dripping. Depending on your budget, feature and/or capacity needs/preferences, this model could be just right for you. The lux-50 is rated at 900-watts, while the others on this page are 1000-watts or higher (see instant pot duo80) See more details
vs Instant Pot IP-Duo60-enw
The instant pot ip-duo60-enw is pretty similar to the other “duo” machines on this page. The “duo” line of instant pots are the same, for the most part. They are all capable of high or low pressure cooking. Usually, the only thing that changes is the cooking capacity. When it first came out, this model was only available at Walmart and it had some small features exclusive to it. However, this is no longer the case. Now, the ENW and regular Duo models have all the same features with the exception of one; the detachable power cord.
The ip-duo60-enw is different because it has a three-pronged removable cord. What is the benefit of a removable cord, you might ask? Well, there are at least a couple. For one, cords can get in the way when cleaning. It’s a little easier to store an appliance with a removable cord. Also, and this is a big one, if the cord gets damaged you can just buy a new one instead of having to replace the entire unit. See more details
vs Instant Pot IP-DuoSmart Bluetooth
The instant pot ip-smart is a bluetooth enabled electric pressure cooker. It has features (some might deem unecessary) that none of the other cookers on this page possess. This is the premium model pressure cooker if there is such a thing. The bluetooth functionality allows you to program the cooker from your smart phone or tablet. With it comes a free app that allows to program complex cooking steps. You can also share your recipes with friends. Instant pot specializes in incremental upgrades. With the ip-smart, you also get three keep warm temperature options. If you like to stay up on the latest technology then perhaps this is the model for you. See more details
vs Instant Pot IP-Duo80
The instant pot ip-duo80 is the latest and largest capacity offering from the instant pot line of pressure cookers. It is a 8-quart capacity gargantuan. A size that could accomodate a small army or at least a very large family. This is perfect if you entertain often. This behemoth is also going to use a bit more power when in operation as it is a 1200-watt machine, the others on this page are 1000-watt electric pressure cookers (except for the 900-watt ip-lux50). Like the other models in the duo line you get both high and low pressure. The duo-80 comes with the latest 3rd generation technology – an embedded microchip that monitors the pressure and adjust the temp. See more details
Updated Model Versions:
Lux60 V2 and V3
They made some pretty big upgrades to the Lux60 over two different versions. The V2 was made for incremental improvements over the Lux60 and the V3 built on that base. You might still be able to find the original and version 2 offerings out there, but the V3 is the superior machine. If you go with the V2 or V3 you’ll enjoy the following benefits over the original Lux60:
- Up to 240 minutes of pressure cooking time compared to 120
- You can disable the keep warm function
- You can adjust the slow cooker temperature
- It is programmed to remember custom time, temp, and pressure settings
- You can turn off the audible (I have to admit the beep can be a bit annoying)
- Cake preset (V3 only)
- Egg preset (V3 only)
- Soup/Broth (V3 only) – “soup” was a preset on the original version. The addition of “broth” is being marketing towards those whom would like to use a pressure cooker to make bone broth.
Note: The cake preset is best for New York style cheesecake, and the egg preset has programmed cooking times for soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs. And with the extended pressure cooking time, you can make bone broth in the Lux 60 V3.
Update: Sarah and I bought the Instant Pot IP-Duo-60 electric pressure cooker (if you want more details, you can check them out at that link). And it is definitely a convenient, low-cost, quick alternative to oven and stove top cooking. At this point we’ve had this machine for over a year, using it very regularly. Just the other day (1/8/2016), we used it to pressure cook smoked turkey wings for greens. In 40 minutes they were fall off the bone tender. This would have taken 2 to 3 hours on the stovetop.
In the IP-DUO60 vs IP-LUX60 battle, most of the differences are subtle, making them nearly indistinguishable at first sight.
The biggest differences are: pressure settings, price, more convenience (the lid holder really comes in handy) and yogurt maker function. The duo-60 will most likely cost more when go to purchse it (although a sale could change that). The duo also has two pressure settings compared with one for the lux-60. With a lid, it is more convenient. And some folks might really like that the instant pot duo-60 comes with a yogurt making function.
Although the Lux60 is a great machine, we went with the instant pot-ip-duo60. I think that the additional features and convenience are worth the price difference.
Finally, an Instant Pot pressure cooker is a bit of an investment. It will save you time and money. But you probably don’t want to pay more for one than you have to…
Instant Pot IP-Duo60 – Click here to check price
Instant Pot IP-Lux60 – Click here to check price