There are a lot of questions comparing the Instant Pot IP-LUX 60 verse IP-DUO 60. I have run down the list of differences and similarities in this article. I have also included a chart with all the differences and similarities at the bottom of this article.
For those that are just thinking about getting a power pressure cooker the first thing to take notice is that there is no difference other than size in the IP-LUX-50/60 and the IP-DUO-50/60. The 50 is a 5 quart cooker and the 60 is 6 quart.
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The differences in the Instant Pot IP-LUX and IP-DUO are:
Pressure cooking – The IP-lux has 1 pressure setting: High 10.2 ~ 11.6psi (70 ~ 80kPa) whereas the IP-duo has 2 pressure settings: High 10.2 ~ 11.6psi (70 ~ 80kPa); Low 5.8 ~7.2 psi (40 ~ 50kpa).
Keep warm setting – The IP-LUX has a pre-set up to 10 hours at temps of 63 ~ 78°C (145 ~ 172°F) and the IP-DUO is programmable to 99 hours and 50 minutes at temps of 63 ~ 78°C (145 ~ 172°F).
Yogurt setting – If you enjoy making your own yogurt then the IP-DUO is for you. The yogurt setting can be set up to 99 hours 30 minutes at 36 ~ 43°C (96.8 ~ 109.4°F). You can also enjoy Jiu Niang (fermented glutinous rice): 30 ~ 34°C (86 ~ 93.2°F) and Pasteurizing milk: 71~83°C (160~180°F) with the yogurt setting.
The IP-LUX does not have this feature.
Built in smart programs – The IP-LUX has 10 while the IP-DUO has 14 built in programs including all of the LUX options.
LED display – Both displays 4 digits but the DUO has a 30% larger display over the LUX.
Anti-block shield – The LUX has a single shield on the steam release vent while the DUO has a double shield on the float valve and the steam release vent.
Other – A lid holder, condensation collector, and cord rack are all included with the DUO. These conveniences are not available on the LUX.
The similarities in the IP-LUX 60 and the IP-DUO 60 are:
There are as many similarities in the two as there are differences. Both have the following:
- Sensors – Thermometer, pressure, lid position
- Can be used as a slow cooker
- Automatic keep warm function
- Delayed cooking up to 24 hours
- 10 safety mechanisms
- 3-ply Bottom Stainless Steel Cooking Pot
- 18/8 Food Grade 304 stainless steel inner pot
- IP-LUX60 IP-DUO60: 6qt inner pot and 1000W heating element
- IP-LUX50 IP-DUO50: 5qt inner pot and 900W heating element
The buying decision is basically going to boil down to whether or not you want the all the Instant Pot benefits. If the differences are something you can live without the go with the IP-LUX but if you want all the bells and whistles then you will want to go with the IP-DUO.
Check out the Comparison Table Below for Quick Reference:
Instant Pot IP-LUX Video
Instant Pot IP-DUO Video