Instant Pot vs. Power Pressure Cooker

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The Instant Pot vs. The Power Pressure Cooker XL

Are you on the lookout for the ultimate pressure cooker?

Today will be comparing two of the most powerful options on the market, The Instant Pot, and The Power Pressure Cooker XL, so you can decide for yourself which one you’d like to have in your kitchen.

Full disclaimer: It’s virtually impossible to find the perfect pressure cooker that will satisfy all of your wants and needs. Every model has features you’ll dislike, or that could be better, but the good news is there are many wonderful choices out there that can be precisely what you need.

For example, in the case of these two options, we have that the Instant Pot line doesn’t go beyond 8-quarts, while the Power Pressure Cooker XL offers as much as 10-quarts. However, PPC XL can’t be used to make yogurt, while the Instant Pot can. Another detail to keep in mind is that the Power Pressure Cooker XL is aimed at people who prefer presets, while the Instant Pot can be programmed as you see fit.

Neither of them can do everything, but of course, they still offer a lot of value for your money!

Which of these electric pressure cookers would you recommend?

Based on what I know about these options, I would say that the Instant Pot line is the best option for the average user. For example, the DUO Instant Pot line are best-sellers, and they do everything the average family needs, including yogurt making.

However, as I said before, the Instant Pot line is aimed towards manual control, so if you’re looking for a simple, easy-to-use pressure cooker, the PPC XL is the way to go. The cooking programs are a button away, and you can leave it all to the machine, don’t expect to be making any yogurt with this one.

The thing about pressure cookers is that they’re very nuanced, and the one you choose will depend entirely on the kind of user you are and the features that you value most.

The Instant Pot Line


The Instant Pot is one of the giants on the pressure cooker market today, and they offer a wide variety of series and models that feature all kinds of different characteristics. Let’s take a look:

● The Instant Pot LUX series

This series features two models, The IP-LUX50 and the IP-LUX60. The IP-LUX50 has 12 built-in programs, 5.28-quart volume, and 900 wattages, while the IP-LUX60 has 14 integrated programs, 6.33-quart volume, and 1000 wattage.

● The Instant Pot DUO series

This series includes three main models, the IP-DUO50, DUO60, and DUO80. The DUO50 offers wattage of 900 and 5-quart volume, the DUO60 provides wattage of 1000 and 6-quart volume, and the DUO80 offers wattage of 1200 and 8-quart volume. What they all have in common is that they all have dual pressure settings and it’s possible to make yogurt with all of them.

● The Instant Pot Smart

This series only features one model, and it’s the latest Instant Pot product on the market. It’s one of the most advanced options on the market, and it can do everything the LUX and DUO models can, but they take it up a notch by including a programmable app that can be linked to the cooker via Bluetooth, which will allow you to control the temperature and duration of the cooking.

● The Instant Pot DUO PLUS

This series also features only one model, and it shares the Instant Pot DUO specifications that I mentioned above, but on top of that, we have a sterilize function and an “egg” and “cake” program.

All in all, the Instant Pot line offers quite a lot of variety and every model can satisfy the needs of the standard user without any trouble. What’s more, they’re always innovating, which means that the Instant Pot pressure cookers are only getting better.

The Power Pressure Cooker XL

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The PPC XL is a series that features four pressure cookers that are all very popular on the market and users are pleased with them because they have quite a bit to offer.

The four pressure cookers are: The Power Pressure Cooker device XL 6 quart, which features a volume of 6 quarts and wattage of 1000, The Power Pressure Cooker device XL 8 quart, which features a volume of 8 quarts and wattage of 1300, The Power Pressure Cooker device XL 8 quart deluxe, with the same specs of the XL 8 quart but with the addition of flavor infusion technology, and finally The Power Pressure Cooker device XL 10 quart, which features a volume of 10 quarts and wattage of 1600.

What are the main differences between the Instant Pot and the Power Pressure Cooker XL?

Among the most notable differences, we have that the Instant Pot, as opposed to the PPC XL, has a yogurt function and new models are coming up all of the time. On the other hand, the PPC XL offers that extra large option that the Instant Pot lacks. Perhaps the most significant difference is noticeable when we look at prices, and we find that the PPC XL is a lot less expensive than any of the pressure cookers on the Instant Pot line.

Which one to choose?

As you can see, both of these models are incredible, and they both outshine the other in specific scenarios. For example, if you want a smart, simple model and you enjoy making yogurt, then the Instant Pot is the option for you. But if you want a super-sized pressure cooker and you’re on a budget, then the Power Pressure Cooker is the right choice.

Final words

At the end of the day, when it comes to pressure cookers, you have to make a note of all of your needs and then compare the models that are most attractive to you in order to see if they have what it takes. The best thing you can do is research and compare before you make a purchase you’ll regret!

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