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Instant Pot Soup/Broth Setting: What is it? Which Models Have it?

Instant Pots have smart programs to help you cook more conveniently. Wondering about the Instant Pot Soup/Broth Setting? Check out what I learned in looking it up. 

The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cookers have smart programs that they created based on extensive testing. They are used to control heat intensity, temperature, pressure, and duration at the click of a button. The Instant Pot Soup/Broth setting is one of these programs.

Instant Pot Duo to look at the Instant Pot Soup Broth Setting, one of the smart program buttons

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One thing to note: Not all Instant Pot sizes have the same set of smart programs available within a model series. For example, within a series (e.x. Lux, and Ultra), the 3 quart models do not have all of the not all smart programs are available compared to the 6 and 8 quart models. This is particularly true about the Instant Pot Soup/Broth setting, which is only available as part of certain series. Double-check the Instant Pot you are thinking of buying prior to purchase if the Soup/Broth smart program is important to you.

What does the Instant Pot Soup/Broth Setting Do?

Like the other Instant Pot Smart Programs, the Instant Pot soup Setting presets the cooking pressure, heat intensity, temperature, and time. This program is designed to bring soups to a slow simmer so they have a clear broth.

The Instant Pot soup setting sets an initial cooking time and you can adjust as needed. By default, the button cooks at high pressure for different lengths of time.

  • Normal Setting: 30 minutes by default and is for soups with meat,
  • More Setting: 40 minutes default and is for soups such as bone broth that requires longer cooking times
  • Less Setting: 20 minutes by default and for meatless soups

Which Instant Pot models have the Instant Pot Soup/Broth Setting

Be aware that not all models within a series have all the feature buttons associated with the series. Especially, the Instant Pot Mini 3 quart model may not have all the features the 6 quart and 8 quart within in the series have.

And before you make a purchase, make sure you double-check the Instant Pot soup button is available on that particular model. It’s also possible that earlier versions of a model don’t have a button and it’s added into new models as they adjust the functions of a specific Instant Pot Model.

Which Instant Pot models have the Soup Setting?

Not all of the models have the Soup/Broth button. When the button is available on the model, it’s generally available on all of the associated Instant Pot sizes, unlike the Cake button.

Of the models, the Instant Pot Duo Nova along with the Lux, Duo, Duo Plus, and Ultra series include the soup/broth setting for the 3 quart, 6 quart, and 8 quart models. And in the specialty models, the Viva, Smart, Max, and Duo SV also have the button.

And as mentioned before always double-check the Instant model before you purchase because it’s also possible a button that was available before is switched out for a different program. Or in some cases, the button is added to newer Instant Pot versions.

3 Quart6 Quart8 Quart10 Quart
Instant Pot LuxYesYesYes
Instant Pot Duo*YesYesYes
Instant Pot Duo NovaYesYesYesYes
Instant Pot Duo PlusYesYesYes
Instant Pot UltraYesYesYes
Instant Pot VivaYesYes
Instant Pot Smart Wifi*Yes
Instant Pot MaxYes
Instant Pot Duo SVYes
Instant Pot Duo Evo PlusYes**

* On the Instant Pot Duo, the button is labeled as Soup.

** As part of the Instant Pot Evo Plus “Pressure Cook” button are presets including: Soup, Bean, Egg, Rib, Poultry, Chili, Stew, Beef, Pork, Seafood, Broth, Sterilize, Potato, Broccoli, or custom. This version of the program cooks at both high and low pressure.

What if your Instant Pot doesn’t have the Soup Button?

Don’t worry. You don’t have to miss out on making soup or broth recipes dishes in your Instant Pot if it doesn’t have a soup button. Most recipes use manual (or pressure cook) in the cooking instructions.

Check the recipe to see if it includes any special instructions on time or ingredients to help you have a great finished dish.

And with soup more than most dishes you’ll cook, be sure to be careful you both release the pressure as well as open the lid.

Over to you. What do you think about the Instant Pot Soup/Broth Button?

Is this a setting you want on your Instant Pot or are you trying to make soup with a manual setting process?

Learn more about the Instant Pot Settings

As part of your Instant Pot research, don’t forget to take a closer look at the other Instant Pot Smart programs to help you figure out which options are the most important to you.

Instant Pot Soup/Broth Setting: What is it? Which models have it?


  1. What I would like to know when cooking bone broth for longer. Do I use slow cook or pressure cook to get more gelatin. Also how to set the timing hours to cook buttons for the broth. Or is this correct once I push the slow cook his will do the job. Or do I use the pressure cook? not enough information for setting for bone broth

    1. Hi Lena –

      Great questions. Try looking for an Instant Pot bone broth recipe for additional information on the specific settings and timing to use. I haven’t tried making it myself.

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