Instant Pot Dimensions: How big are they?

Depending on how big your kitchen is, or how much weight you’re comfortable lifting, knowing the size and weight of each Instant Pot model can be important to your decision-making process. Here’s a quick look at the Instant Pot dimensions side by side.

To start, for the different Instant Pot sizes (3 quarts vs 6 quarts vs 8 quarts), there are variations in length by width by height along with the weight. Overall, the dimensions are all pretty close for each quart-size within an inch or less. And the same goes for weight.

Instant Pot Dimensions: How much do they weight? How big are they?

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Overall, here’s a quick summary of the Instant Pot dimensions, as provided by the company, in general before we drive into the specifics

LengthWidthHeightWeight
3 Quart11.5 – 11.810.2 – 10.5110.5 – 118.5 – 9 lbs
5 Quart12 – 13.412.211.811.02 – 11.63 lbs
6 Quart13 – 13.412.2 – 12.512.511.5-13.01 lbs
8 Quart*14.5 – 14.813.2 – 1413.5 – 15.2815.4 – 22.7 lbs
10 quart16.813.216.3415.8 lbs

There is only one 10 quart Instant Pot option currently available, as part of the Duo Nova series.

* The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer comes with two lids, depending on the cooking method you’re planning to use. Overall the height of this Instant Pot increases by about an inch when using it as an Air Fryer. This also makes it the heaviest Instant Pot 8 Quart Models. The rest of the 8 quart models are approximately 15 1/2 lbs.

And one suggestion comes to mind if the overall Instant Pot weight has you nervous. Try lifting it in pieces (i.e. the lid, line, and heating element). Each part contributes to the overall Instant Pot weight.

Let’s take a look at each Instant Pot size, series by series.

Instant Pot Dimensions by Model Series

Here is a quick comparison of the dimensions organized by the Instant Pot model series to help you choose your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Lux Dimensions

With each Instant Pot Lux, it grows by about an inch in each direction with the larger quart sized models. And for weight, it goes up by a few pounds with each quart. From the 3 quart model to the 8 quart, it’s about a 80% increase in weight!

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Lux 3 Quart Mini11.510.5110.58.5 lbs
Lux 5 Quart*1312.211.811.02 lbs
Lux 6 Quart (V3)13.212.212.511.53 lbs
Lux 8 Quart14.513.213.515.4 lbs

*The Lux 5 Quart is a discontinued size. You may still be able to find them on Amazon and parts are available on the Instant Pot website.

6 Quart Instant Pot Lux
6 Quart

Instant Pot Duo Dimensions

Similar to the Lux, for each Instant Pot Duo, the dimensions grow by about an inch as the quarts increase. The same is true for the weight increasing with the quart increases. Let’s take a closer look at the Instant Pot Duo dimensions for each quart size. The 3 quart, 6 quart, and 8 quart are available models. The 5 quart was an earlier version of the model.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Duo 3 Quart Mini11.810.5118.65 lbs
Duo 5 Quart*13.412.211.811.63 lbs
Duo 6 Quart13.412.212.511.8 lbs
Duo 8 Quart14.813.21415.8 lbs

*The Lux 5 Quart is a discontinued size. You may still be able to find them on Amazon and parts are available on the Instant Pot website.

Instant Pot Duo Nova Dimensions

The Instant Pot Duo Nova is the newest model released in August 2019. The dimensions for this model are comparable to its electric pressure cooker siblings. The weights are as noted on Amazon, but will likely be updated as I think they include the shipping materials, not just the appliance itself.

6 Quart Instant Pot Duo Nova
6 quart

Let’s take a closer look at the Instant Pot Duo Nova dimensions for each quart size. The 3 quarts, 6 quarts, 8 quarts, and 10 quarts are available models.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Duo Nova 3 Nova Quart Mini11.410.2118.8 lbs
Duo Nova 6 Quart13.212.212.511.8 lbs
Duo Nova 8 Quart14.813.61415.6 lbs
Duo Nova 10 Quart16.815.3116.3420.9 lb

And don’t forget the Duo Nova accessories if you haven’t started to buy an extra liner or sealing rings.

Instant Pot Duo Plus Dimensions

For the Duo Plus, a similar dimension and weight trend is also here as we saw with the other models.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Duo Plus 3 Quart Mini11.510.2118.8 lbs
Duo Plus 6 Quart13.412.212.511.84 lbs
Duo Plus 8 Quart14.813.514.515.56 lbs

Instant Pot Viva Dimensions

For the Viva, here are the dimensions and weights for each quart size

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Viva 6 Quart13.412.212.511.83 lbs
Viva 8 Quart14.813.514.215.57 lbs

Instant Pot Ultra Dimensions

Similar to the other models, for each Instant Pot Ultra, the dimensions also grow by about an inch as the quarts increase. The same continues to be true for the weight increases.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Ultra 3 Quart Mini11.510.5119 lbs
Ultra 6 Quart1312.512.511.84 lbs
Ultra 8 Quart14.81414.515.7 lbs

Instant Pot Evo Plus Dimensions

The Instant Pot Evo Plus is only available in 2 sizes: 6 quarts and 8 quarts. It’s a newer offering to the Instant Pot family, released in September 2019.

Similar to the other models, for each Instant Pot Evo Plus, the dimensions also grow by about an inch as the quarts increase. The same continues to be true for the weight increases.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Evo Plus 6 Quart1312.712.813.01 lbs
Evo Plus 8 Quart14.3713.914.215.82 lbs

And don’t forget the Duo Evo Plus accessories if you haven’t started to buy an extra liner or sealing rings.

Additional Instant Pot Models

Here are a few additional models that are available primarily in 6 quarts (currently)*.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Duo Gourmet 6 Quart12.3213.3412.5912.57 lbs
Max 6 Quart13.813.81312.25 lbs
Smart WiFi 6 Quart 13.212.212.512.2 lbs
Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 6 quart13.5813.5812.99
13.97**
19.62 lbs
Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 8 quart14.7613.5814.17
15.28**
22.7 lbs
Pro Crisp + Air Fryer 8 quart14.7814.2414.1726.2 lbs

* The Instant Pot Nova Plus, not to be confused with the Duo Nova Plus, was previously a Costco exclusive model that’s no longer available.

** The height of the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer comes with two lids to accommodate both cooking methods. The Air Fryer lid adds about 1 inch of the overall height of this model.

Instant Pot Dimensions by Quarts

Here is a quick comparison of the different models organized by quart-size to help you choose your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot 3 Quart Dimensions By Model

Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the Instant Pot 3 Quart dimensions for the Mini Lux, Duo, Duo Plus, and Ultra models. The Instant Pot Mini dimensions are fairly close in terms of size and weight.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Lux 3 Quart Mini11.510.5110.58.5 lbs
Duo 3 Quart Mini11.810.5118.65 lbs
Duo Nova 3 Quart Mini
(released August 2019)
11.41011.28.8 lbs
Duo Plus 3 Quart Mini11.510.2118.8 lbs
Ultra 3 Quart Mini11.510.5119 lbs

Instant Pot 5 Quart Model Dimensions

One quick thing to note about the 5 Quart models is that they are discontinued sizes. You may still be able to find them on Amazon in limited quantities. And Instant Pot has parts on their website.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Lux 5 Quart1312.211.811.02 lbs
Duo 5 Quart13.412.211.811.63 lbs

Instant Pot 6 Quart Model Dimensions

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Lux 6 Quart (V3)13.212.212.511.53 lbs
Duo 6 Quart13.412.212.511.8 lbs
Duo Nova 6 Quart13.412.212.511.8 lbs
Duo Plus 6 Quart (V3)13.412.212.511.84 lbs
Ultra 6 Quart1312.512.511.84 lbs
Max 6 Quart13.813.81312.25 lbs
Smart WiFi 6 Quart 13.212.212.512.2 lbs
Viva 6 Quart13.412.212.511.83 lbs
Evo Plus 6 Quart1312.712.813.01 lbs
Duo Gourmet 6 Quart12.3213.3412.5912.57 lbs
Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 6 quart13.5813.5812.99
13.97**
19.62 lbs

Instant Pot 8 Quart Dimensions by Model

Here’s a quick look at the Instant Pot 8 Quart Dimensions for the Lux, Duo, Duo Plus, Ultra, and Viva models. They’re all pretty close in size and weight.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Lux 8 Quart14.513.213.515.4 lbs
Duo 8 Quart14.813.21415.8 lbs
Duo Nova 8 Quart14.813.316.315.6 lbs
Duo Plus 8 Quart14.813.514.515.56 lbs
Ultra 8 Quart14.81414.515.7 lbs
Viva 8 Quart14.813.314.215.57 lbs
Evo Plus 8 Quart14.3713.914.215.82 lbs
Duo Crisp + Air Fryer14.7613.5814.17
15.28*
22.7 lbs

* The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer comes with two lids to accommodate both cooking methods. The Air Fryer lid adds about an inch to the overall height of this model.

Instant Pot 10 Quart Dimensions by Model

Here’s a quick look at the Instant Pot 10 Quart Dimensions for the Duo Nova. Currently, there is only one option available at this size. The 10 quart became the largest Instant Pot size available in September 2019.

LengthWidthHeightWeight
Duo Nova 10 Quart16.815.3116.3420.9 lbs

Over to you. What other information do you want to know about the Instant Pot dimensions?

Above was a quick round-down of the Instant Pot sizes and weights side-by-side to help you make a decision about which Instant Pot is right for you. What additional information do you need as part of deciding which model and size to buy?

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25 Comments

  1. Thank you Cara! Exactly the article I needed, but could find nowhere else. I’m looking to buy an IP in the US when I visit, and carry it back home after. I wanted to know if it could fit in my suitcase.

    Blessings

  2. Would also be useful to know how tall the pot is with the lid off. The cabinet I want to put it the 6qt instapot I want to buy is only 12.25″ tall, so I’m hoping by taking the lid off or flipping it I can just barely squeeze it in there. This dimension doesn’t appear to be part of any official specs, so I will just have to cross my fingers and try it… Thanks for at least giving me enough information to see it has a chance of working!

    1. Hi Victoria –

      It’s a great question. I don’t have a 6 quart to measure at the moment to help you estimate. I have 2 3-quart Instant Pots I also store with the lids upside down. The 3-quart lids add more than an inch to the total height. I suspect the 6-quart lids are a little taller. Good luck and I hope it all works out!

      – Cara.

  3. I’m needing the inner pot width/dimensions of the liner pot for the 6 qt, the 8 qt, and the 10 qt. Trying to determine whether I need the 10 qt. The inner pot for my 8 qt duo is 9.5” wide. The 6 qt is 8.5” wide.

    1. I just learned from another friend that the 10 qt liner is 11” width. My question stemmed from wanting to use a 9” Bundt pan after seeing someone else do this. But the IP needs circulation space for the steam and pressure. With the 9.5” width, the 9” pan would fit, but I still am not comfortable with the idea of putting it in a liner with 1/4” space on either side. The 10 qt has 1” space around the pan.

      Folks recommend the 7” round pans for the 6 qt (8.5”), and the 8” rounds for the 8 qt (9.5”). Clearly the 8” would fit into the 6 qt liner, but it is not what is recommended.

      Could you help me find the premise behind pan size selections for IPs?

      1. Hey Catherine –

        It’s an interesting question. For anything safety-related contact the company directly for the best information.

        The most I know is that there needs to be enough space around the pan for pressure to move, but didn’t think it needed to be a large amount of space. Don’t forget to consider a cover if the recipe calls for it as foil and such takes up space. The in the 3-quart we cut it a little tight with a plan cover and sling.

        Thanks for visiting!
        – Cara

    1. Hi Larry –

      Thanks for stopping by. If you’re looking to do a pot-in-pot with a 3 qt liner, it potentially fits based on what I just tried but a trivet won’t fit under it. Usually, with pot-in-pot there’s trivet under the inner dish so that it doesn’t sit directly in the heated water. I probably wouldn’t to it in my 6 quart and would use a different secondary dish instead.

      If you’re asking if you can use a 3 quart liner in a 6 quart Instant Pot, then no. You need to use liner that matches the size of the Instant Pot.

      Hope that helps!
      – Cara

    1. Hey Joe.

      Thanks for stopping by. I don’t think I’ve seen one yet. Your best bet may be to try and measure the top of the 10 quart and look for something close. Since there’s only one 10 quart model currently available, the accessories are a bit limited.

  4. Just to make models even more arcane, I have an Instant Pot Duo Gourmet (Costco). It comes only in 6qt size, as far as I know.

    1. Thanks for reminding me about that one Elane. I heard a few mentions about it and yes, it’s only in a 6 quart size. I’ll add it above.

      Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

  5. Hi, This is very useful. I wondered if I can find the inner dimesions of the inner pot somewhere. I am intending to buy Evo Duo Plus, and would like to know which accessories (not the ones you list) I can buy on Amazon.
    Any tips?

    1. Hey Rick –

      Thanks for stopping by. It’s a good question. I have a Duo Evo Plus 6 quart. I don’t have the exact dimensions of the inner pot off-hand but as far as I know, it’s the same inner size as the other 6 quart line. It just has extra handles making the external width wider. If you’re looking at accessories that say they fit a 6 quart IP, you should be fine. If you’re trying to buy something that doesn’t mention it fits an Instant Pot, I’d probably use the sizes of other accessories as a guide. Good luck!

  6. Thank you so very much! You are faster than IP people themselves, who have not yet responded even after a week:-(
    I am sure I will have fun cooking with IP once I have it.
    Thanks,
    Rick

    1. Happy that helped clarify. We’re living in wonky times so I suspect the customer service departments are running a bit behind. Good luck and do let me know how it goes when you receive your IP.

      Best,
      Cara

  7. Hi Cara,
    I need to know the inner dimesions (hight and width) of the inner pot for the 10 Quart Duo Nova, but I could not find it anywhere. I hope you can help me with this.

    Thanks Cara!

    Lynn

    1. Hi Lynn –

      Thanks for stopping by. No, I don’t have the inner pot dimensions for the 10 quart as the last time I looked I haven’t seen it available for sale on its own. Have you tried contacting IP support to see if they have it? I double checked and the dimensions on the IP site compared to Amazon don’t match. My guess is the inner liner is an inch or so wider and taller than the 8 quart.

  8. Does anyone know the height and width of the inner pot for the 8 quart IP? I’m trying to figure out if I can use it with 7″ high canning jars. I’d also need room at the bottom for a metal rack to sit them on (not sure of the dimensions of that yet). Thanks!

    1. Hi AbbyG –

      Great question. My rough measurement of an 8 quart inner pot is about 7 inches high from the outside. On Amazon it’s listed as 6.9 inches high, so my guess is a 7″ high canning jar won’t fit. And of course, the recommendation from the company is to not use glass in the Instant Pot.

      Thanks,
      Cara

      1. Canning glass jars are the only glass ok in the Instant Pot. They are made for canning pressure cookers which have a higher PSI than the Instant Pots.
        Regards,
        Kaye M.

        1. Hi Kaye –

          Thanks for stopping by. Doublecheck with the company on that one as all comments I’ve heard in the past were to avoid glass. While canning jars are made for high pressure and many people don’t have issues with glass breaking, the issue around is around the speed at which the glass is heated.

          – Cara

  9. I am wanting to buy stainless steel inner pots for my 8qt faberware and 10 qt Nesco. do all of the innerpots fit each different brand of instant pot?

    1. Hi Josephine – You’ll need to check each electric pressure cooker brand for inner pots that fit the models you have. Mixing brands or using non-brands may result in it your cooker not sealing. The ones you mention are different brands of electric pressure cookers, with Instant Pots being a brand as well. Hope that helps clarify!

      Thanks,
      Cara

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