Maybe you purchased your Instant Pot a while ago, received it as a gift, or picked it up at a garage sale or charity shop. How many quarts your Instant Pot is, isn’t really something top of mind, until you realize you have no idea how many quarts it is.
The quarts in your Instant Pot isn’t something stamped on the front. It’s not readily obvious where to find this information unless you still have the original box or receipt handy.
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The most popular Instant Pot size is 6 quarts. It’s also the size most of the Instant Pot models are available in.
Currently, there are 4 Instant Pots sizes available:
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And this isn’t including a few of the special lines including the Star Wars-themed models exclusively available at Williams Sonoma. Of course, a Chewbacca makes sense as an 8 quart Instant Pot. And the little BB8 as an Instant Pot 3-quart mini model.
How to tell which size Instant Pot you have
There are a few different ways you can tell how many quarts your Instant Pot is.
Check the model as some are only available in 1 size
Certain special Instant Pot models are only available in a single quart size.
For example, if you have an Instant Pot Max, Instant Pot Duo SV, or Instant Pot Smart WiFi, you own a 6 quart model. These models are exclusively offered in the 6 quart size.
The Instant Pot Pro Crisp + Air Fryer is an 8 quart model. And this is the only Instant Pot to be offered as only at the 8 quart size.
Check the front control panel of your Instant Pot to confirm which model you own. The name should be on the upper right of the control panel on the front of your Instant Pot.
Take out a tape measure, and check the dimensions
If you’re up for a little more work, then pull out a tape measure and check the actual dimensions of your Instant Pot.
Simply measure across the top of your Instant Pot from handle-to-handle:
- 3 quart Instant Pots are just under 12 inches wide.
- 6 Quart Instant Pots are about 13 inches across
- 8 Quart Instant Pots are a little more than 14 inches wide
- 10 Quart Instant Pots are just under 17 inches wide.
If you have an older model Instant Pot, it’s possible you have a 5 quart electric pressure cooker. It was originally available as a Lux or Duo.
Check the sticker on the back of your Instant Pot
There is a sticker on the back of your Instant Pot with a few pieces of useful information on it. Be warned, the type is a little small so you may need bright light and a magnifying glass to read it clearly.
On this sticker is both the model name and number of quarts of your specific Instant Pot. Look for the “Volume” line below the Model name. It’s about the 3rd line down from the Instant Pot logo.
If you haven’t turned your Instant Pot around recently, the sticker wouldn’t be something you’ll notice unless you’re specifically looking for it.
So how many quarts is your Instant Pot?
If you don’t know how many quarts is your Instant Pot, there are a few ways to check. Certain models are only available in a single size (usually 6 quarts). Or you could measure the width of your Instant Pot and check against the dimensions. Otherwise, check the sticker on the back of your Instant Pot and it mentions the volume.
Do what size Instant Pot do you own? And is that enough for you or are you thinking you want to buy a different sized electric pressure cooker?