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The Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 V3 multicooker has lots of the same features you find in the company's premium pressure cookers.
You use a valve on the lid to seal in steam pressure or manually release it.
Like other Instant Pot models, the Lux 6-in-one has a mostly stainless steel exterior.
Part of the Instant Pot's secret to creating delicious food is its stainless steel pot that evenly distributes heat.
Here's the Instant Pot Lux next to a new rival, the Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker.
Browning meat in the same pot that you make stew ups flavor and cuts down mess.
Both the Instant Pot Lux (top) and Crock-Pot Express (bottom) could sear steak. The Lux, though, managed to create more caramelized flavor.
Long grain white rice I cooked in the Instant Pot was on the mushy side.
Once I tweaked the Instant Pot's egg mode to my liking, I was handsomely rewarded.
The Instant Pot Lux made short work of cooking black beans.