Compare 4 Instant Pot Mini Versions

Having trouble comparing the Instant Pot Mini Duo vs Instant Pot Mini Duo Plus vs Instant Pot Mini Lux vs Instant Pot Mini Ultra?

Are you thinking about buying a 3qt Instant Pot and have no idea which one to buy? Or maybe thinking about getting another one (who isn’t?!?!?)?

Instant Pot Mini Versions

I completely admit that between seeing the Duo Plus at Williams Sonoma and then the new 3qt Ultra model, I really began to wonder if I was missing out on with the other models. So I put together this handy table to compare the Instant Pot Mini Duo vs Instant Pot Mini Lux vs Instant Pot Mini Duo Plus vs Instant Pot Mini Ultra.

The Appliances that each model of Instant Pot Mini combines

 Instant Pot Mini LuxInstant Pot Mini DuoInstant Pot Mini Duo PlusInstant Pot Mini Ultra
Number of Combined Appliances 6 7 9 10
Pressure CookerYesYesYesYes
Slow CookerYesYesYesYes
Rice/Porridge CookerYesYesYesYes
SautéYesYesYesYes
SteamerYesYesYesYes
WarmerYesYesYesYes
Yogurt Maker YesYesYes
Sterilizer  YesYes
Ultra program   Yes

The Smart Programs for each Instant Pot Mini

 Instant Pot Mini LuxInstant Pot Mini DuoInstant Pot Mini Duo PlusInstant Pot Mini Ultra
Built-In Smart Programs10111314
Soup/BrothYesYesYesYes
Meat/StewYesYesYesYes
Slow CookYesYesYesYes
Bean/Chilli YesYesYes
RiceYesYesYesYes
PorridgeYesYesYesYes
SteamYesYesYesYes
Keep WarmYesYesYesYes
Pressure CookYesYesYesYes
SautéYesYesYesYes
Yogurt YesYesYes
Sterilizer  YesYes
Egg MakerYes YesYes
Ultra   Yes

Think you’re missing out on a smart program? You can use the Pressure Cook (or Manual) button to start your own. The nifty program buttons are a shortcut. Check your manual or recipe for more information about the pressure level and time needed for a specific recipe.

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  1. I would like some of those recipes. I cook for myself. And I am looking at a small instant pot for quinoa, rice, soups etc.

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