Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker 6-Quart 1000-Watt Review
Today, I’m reviewing the Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable 6-Quart 1000-Watt Pressure Cooker; A unit which looks very much like another one of the best electric pressure cookers, the Instant Pot IP-DUO60. And while both of these units look quite similar, there are a few things that separate them from each other.
One of the first things you’ll notice is that this model is a 6-in-1 unit (and not a 7-in-1 like its cousin). Which basically means that you can use it as a pressure cooker but also use it to brown or saute, as a rice cooker, as a steamer and as a warmer. That also means that if you wanted to make yogurt with this model, then you are fairly out of luck. This model can not be used for that particular purpose, sorry.
Another difference you’ll notice in this model, is that it has a smaller display. That’s because it has fewer programmed settings (10—4 less than the Instant Pot IP-DUO60). The Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable 6-Quart 1000-Watt Pressure Cooker also doesn’t have dual pressure controls. It can only heat on High pressure, there is no setting for Low pressure.
However, if you check the best electric pressure cooker reviews, you’ll also notice that this unit is packed with a number of great safety features. 10 of them, which includes safety features such as a safety lid lock and an anti-blockage vent. It’s also UL and ULC compliant.
This unit is also usually not as expensive as the other model and it comes with a number of useful features which include a delay cooking time start and a keep warm feature. And like the DUO60, it looks very nice in the kitchen. No matter where you decide to put it.
Its inner bowl is 304 food grade stainless steel, which should make it easier to clean and prevent it from harboring odors the way some ceramic models do. It should also resist staining, although I haven’t used it enough to see if this is true or not. I’ve used it a few times and so far, so good.
This model did a fairly good job of cooking beef, pork and black beans for me but I’m not sure if I would want to make a delicate fish such as salmon in it since it only pressure cooks on high. However, it did do pretty good with browning my round steaks before I pressure cooked them, so it can do delicate operations.
Overall, while I don’t think that it’s the best cooker on the market, I do think that it has its place in the kitchen. It’s not expensive, it looks pretty good and it does do a number of great jobs well. While it might not be good for making a souffle, it’s probably good for just about any other task you’d care to throw at it. I know that I’d use it again in a minute. It’s a cooker that really performed pretty well.
It's not expensive, it looks pretty good and it does do a number of great jobs well. While it might not be good for making a souffle, it's probably good for just about any other task you'd care to throw at it.
- Can be Used For a Variety of Purposes
- Easy To Use
- Attractive Exterior
- Nice 6 Quart Size
- Doesn't Heat As Quickly As Some Stove Top Models
- High Pressure Only