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Instant Pot Aura Pro, 8 qt.

Think delicious, almost-effortless meals, ready the minute you get home—plus a lot more. Efficient, versatile and easy to use, the Instant Pot Aura Pro combines endless cooking functions into one compact countertop appliance. Use it as a slow cooker, ...Read More

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Take “set it and forget it” to the next level.


Think delicious, almost-effortless meals, ready the minute you get home—plus a lot more. Efficient, versatile and easy to use, the Instant Pot Aura Pro combines endless cooking functions into one compact countertop appliance. Use it as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté pan, warming pot or even a sous-vide cooker. The Aura Pro’s large, intuitive digital screen makes it easy to select from a wide variety of preset functions—or to customize the temperature and time to suit a specific recipe. Delay Start and Keep Warm functions make it easier to work healthy cooking into your busy lifestyle.

The Instant Pot Aura Pro features an eight-quart stainless steel bowl with ceramic-coated nonstick, which is ideal for sautéing and browning foods. The bowl is removable and dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze. Included measuring cup and steaming/roasting rack allow you to master a variety of techniques and recipes.

Click here to download the Instant Pot Aura Pro user’s manual

Features Hide

  • Fully programmable multifunctional 11-in-1 cooker
  • Easy-to-clean aluminum exterior
  • Ceramic-coated nonstick stainless steel cooking pot
  • Built-in microprocessor that can measure last program settings
  • Additional yogurt function

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Instant Pot
  • Model: TBD8
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 16.7" L x 11.6" W x 13.3" H
  • Capacity: 8 qt.
  • Weight: 15.4 lbs.
  • Watts: 1500
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty
  • Made in China

Care & Usage Show

  • Inner pot and lid are dishwasher safe

What's In the box? Show

  • Aura Pro
  • Inner pot
  • Lid
  • Measuring cup
  • Steam/roasting rack
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Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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Not what we expected
We got this pot thinking it was a perfect shape for the IPot. It is not and iPot. Just another crock pot. No steam, no nothing. Runs all day just to cook a few chicken thighs. The outside and inside feel like plastic, not stainless steel. It is a waste of money and now it won't cook anything and it is less than a month old. The company said it can't be returned. It has been used.
May 6, 2019
1 month ago
Really Wanted To Love This!
I had really high hopes for this Instant Pot! It is a beautiful machine, and it has a lot of potential! My major complaint is the inner pot! The stainless steel is of very low quality. The first time I used it, I roasted 2 whole chickens at 250 degrees. They turned out wonderful! But the inner pot will never be the same! I cannot get it completely clean, and the metal now has weird discolored markings all over it. The second time I used it I put non-stick foil in the bottom and made a bowl liner and slow cooked a brisket. The inner pot now has many more weird discolored marks on it, and the juices didn't even touch it, only condensation from cooking. I am very disappointed in the materials of the inner pot. I hope they make a better quality pot to replace it with!
April 24, 2019
1 month ago
Not a Sous Vide Machine!
This product description is a lie. It's does NOT have Sous Vide capability. It's just a temperature controlled water bath.

To be Sous Vide it MUST have a water circulation pump. This product does not.

If you want Sous Vide, you need to get a product with an immersion circulator.
April 6, 2019
Great Sous Vide Device so far
I have only used for few weeks. I got it for two reasons. 1. Sous Vide (SV) and 2. Replacement for old crockpot. I’m quite impressed with the outside construction and electric display window. I like the stainless steel insert pan. Nice lightweight duriable build. Now I have a separate Instant Pot for pressure cooking and this new Aura Pro for slow cooking and SV. I’ve used SV function on chicken, brisket and fish. I use Costco frozen fish and chicken that are already in individual vacuum sealed bags. Just set them in tray and sink into the preheated water. The tray is nice addition for SV. I’ve not used for the other many functions but was worth it so far for SV.
April 2, 2019
2 months ago
More like a crockpot, not a true pressure cooker. Wasted my money and wish I could get a refund.
April 2, 2019
2 months ago
Quality product
I bought this slow cooker because it was made in america. So far it is performing well. I think it is a quality product!
March 4, 2019
3 months ago
It was not what I expected. I returned it and got another model
I did not know that this Instant Pot did NOT have a Pressure Cooker setting.

I returned it to the store and (not questions asked), replaced it with another Instant Pot 8 quart model that did have the settings I wanted.

The error was MY fault .... I didn't pay close attention to the features. I just assumed that ALL Instant Pots had the Pressure Cooker feature.
March 3, 2019
3 months ago
Three stars might not be a fair review
Barely opened the box. Realized that an instant pot really needs a pressure cooker feature and this model doesn't have one. Also the pan was so thin it felt and looked like plastic instead of stainless steal (how could that be?) It might be a great unit, just did not meet my expectations.
March 3, 2019
3 months ago
Happy Cooker
I have owned several multi cookers. This by far is a good cooker. You will NOT be disappointed. I would recommend this highly to anyone in the market for one. I have used the slow cooker feature the most so far. Best thing of all no non stick surface to peel off like some on the market.
March 1, 2019
3 months ago
Best slow cooker ever!
I love this Instant Pot slow cooker! I was always afraid I was going to drop the old, heavy crock pot while washing it. This Instant Pot slow cooker has a stainless steel pot which is much lighter in weight, love it!
January 31, 2019
4 months ago

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
I believe I would use one
Margaret M on May 18, 2019
Because I wanted a slow cooker and a sous vide machine and Sur la Table had a warehouse sale :).
Alexis R on May 18, 2019
I believe I would use one
Margaret M on May 18, 2019
I wanted a programmable crock pot.
James G on May 18, 2019
Because I wanted a slow cooker and a sous vide machine and Sur la Table had a warehouse sale :).
Alexis R on May 18, 2019
A good deal and it will do all the things I want it to do. Am selling my crockpots at the next garage sale.
Pamela K on May 17, 2019
Needed a new slow cooker - looking forward to being able to program to start later.
Peggy B on May 17, 2019
Quality and great features!
Michelle B on May 17, 2019
bridal shower
jennifer D on May 7, 2019
It was a good deal and ive been dying to try the instant pot to cook with!!
Elizabeth O on Apr 27, 2019
I'm going to start canning and was told this was a great option for sterilizing the jars
Michelle G on Apr 27, 2019
Stainless steel cooking pot healthier choice for slow cooker, i.e. no teflon, no chance of leaded ceramics.
David R on Apr 13, 2019
Best price I could find.
Katrina D on Apr 13, 2019
I have wanted to try an Instant Pot, and this one will also do Sous Vide.
Pamela G on Apr 9, 2019
This item looks like something that I would find very useful and easy to use, it will replace my outdated crick pits.
Carole C on Apr 8, 2019
Amazing price! And I don't like my current slow cooker/multicooker - not hot enough which is weird. And all of the bad reviews here are from folks who didn't know this isn't a pressure cooker - I have two pressure cookers, so that's not what I'm looking for.
Carole V on Apr 8, 2019
This is the BEST price I've seen on an Instant Pot. I HAD to purchase this!
Victoria C on Apr 7, 2019
wanted a new crock pot!
Jill K on Apr 7, 2019
Replaces my old crock pot, with more features and solid reviews!
Cynthia S on Apr 7, 2019
I have 2 other crock pots and I use them often but I can't sauté in them so I decided to go for this one I already have the Instant Pot with the pressure cooker.
Angela B on Apr 7, 2019
I wanted the sous vide feature.
MiYon H on Apr 6, 2019
Great Buy!
Cynthia S on Apr 6, 2019
Needed a new slow cooker. Even though I don’t really need an 8qt pot, this was such an outstanding price that I couldn’t pass it up. Now maybe I can fit my ham in it at Easter.
Carleen V on Apr 6, 2019
So excited to use all the features of this product. The sous vide is especially interesting. Plus, you can sear or braise in the pan -- plus use it as a slow cooker.
Deborah V on Apr 6, 2019
I own two Insta-Pot Pressure Cookers and they work perfectly; thought I'd try the multi-cooker from this great company now. Plus, price can't be beat.
Michael H on Apr 6, 2019
A gift for my son who is really enjoying cooking. He wants to try sous-vide and because of this products versatility seems to serve many purposes.
Linda G on Mar 28, 2019
I liked the idea that I could brown the meat before adding ingredients.
TRACY A on Mar 25, 2019
Everyone we know who has one loves it!
Wesley C on Mar 25, 2019
Like the square large size for Italian beef and larger roasts and hams
Lynn F on Mar 25, 2019
Interested in Sous Vide option and minimizing other appliances
Germaine N on Mar 25, 2019
My friends love their's!
Laura E on Mar 25, 2019
Stainless steel insert
Linda A on Mar 17, 2019
It is a larger slow cooker and has a square/ oval metal insert. Its also a great price and I had received a gift certificate for my birthday!
Janell C. on Mar 2, 2019
I have seen a lot of new recipes for great quick meals that people cook in the Instant Pot and very excited to try them.
Mandana R on Mar 1, 2019
I picked the Instant Pot Aura Pro because of the size, shape, and positive customer feedback.
Rebecca S on Mar 1, 2019
the multifunctionality of the appliance and the sous vide option
Steven R on Mar 1, 2019
To be able to get rid of a few appliances
CONNIE P on Mar 1, 2019
to replace our old slow cooker with a stainless steel insert pot
ALBERT W on Feb 27, 2019
All the amazing functions in one affordable appliance!
Kristin S on Feb 25, 2019
Satisfied owner of a previous Instant Pot (6qt unit).
Found best price on internet search at Sur la table.
Mark K on Feb 10, 2019
I chose this particular model because I didn't want the pressure cooker feature and I wanted the rectangular shape.
JERI M on Feb 5, 2019
We have Instant Pot Ultra now
Paul K on Feb 4, 2019
I need a large slow cooker and hope this one is truly an 8 qt, unlike many others that advertise 8 qts, but are truly 6 qts
CONSTANCE P on Feb 4, 2019
I’ve been told by friends that this is a marvelous appliance. They have enjoyed theirs immensely.
Vivian D on Feb 3, 2019
We have been looking for a replacement to our old (15+ year) slow cooker. Love that there is more functionality to the Aura Pro and the stainless steel insert is a huge plus. Can't wait for it to arrive so we can start putting it through the paces.
Tiffani S on Feb 3, 2019
I have the Instant Pot Ultra Pressure Cooker. I hope this will offer the same quality as the Ultra Pressure Cooker in a slow cooker.
Debra B on Feb 3, 2019
Replacement of crock pot
Donald M on Feb 3, 2019
Needed a new and larger slow cooker. The 8qt slow cooker will meet the needs of my family and price point was great.
Sylvia V on Feb 3, 2019
I chose this slow cooker because I needed to replace my old Crock Pot. Instant Pot is a reliable brand (I own & use the 3 qt. mini pressure cooker); I prefer the stainless steel cooking surface and the rectangle shape of this unit best suits my needs for a slow cooker. Also the benefit of searing in the same pot is big plus.
Gayle M on Feb 2, 2019
Mathew W on Feb 1, 2019
I love cooking. This pot will make my life much easier.
Ananya S on Feb 1, 2019
Needed new crock pot and like the size and functions
Tracy L on Jan 31, 2019
I wanted a programmable crock pot.
James G on May 18, 2019
A good deal and it will do all the things I want it to do. Am selling my crockpots at the next garage sale.
Pamela K on May 17, 2019
How is the Aura model different form the Ultra?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2018
Instant Pot Aura Pro, 8 qt.
Instant Pot Aura Pro, 8 qt.
Instant Pot Ultra
Instant Pot Ultra
BEST ANSWER: Although I do not own this product, I contacted Sur La Table Customer service and asked, and they said the Aura model does not function as a pressure cooker. The Ultra does--also the Ultra is available in different sizes for different prices.
Can you cook frozen foods in the Insta Pot Aura Pro?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have cooked frozen foods in the slow cooker. You certainly could cook frozen foods on the other settings.
What are the differences between the Pot Aura Pro and the Gem? Which do you recommend?
Valjeanne J on Sep 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Other that there being 3 more set programs including sous vide, yogurt and stew and the pot itself is stainless I’m not sure what else. We went with the Aura Pro for the stainless pot where we won’t have to worry about the nonstick coating having issues.
Description states that it has a ceramic coating but the picture looks as if it is just stainless steel...does it in fact have a coating on the inside of the pan or not?
Linda A on Sep 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is a Food Grade Stainless Steel interior. The exterior of the insert has a ceramic coating.
Is this a pressure cooker also?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it does most anything else though. Really like the size.
How fast can i cook frozen chicken thighs?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Very slowly. This model does not have a pressure cooker setting. It can do many things but it’s mostly a slow cooker. You would need a different model with a pressure cooker setting to defrost /cook meat quickly (when you forget to take the meat out ahead of time - been there). I have the Aura Pro (not a pressure cooker) and the instant pot ultra (pressure cooker). I like the ultra is easy to use and you can google useful instructions for anything you might want to do with your instant pot. I got my ultra somewhere else because I was looking for a discount/coupon and found it. I like having both. I can sauté a side or make rice while still pressure cooking.
Does the inner pot have a non stick coating?
Florence M on Nov 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The inner part of the pot is a stainless..The outer part is a type of coating(I believe type is under the product desription). I have used this pot several times now and love it. Have not had a single problem with something sticking or burning.
is the instant pot aura pro a pressure cooker also?
A shopper on Nov 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Had you taken the time to read the basic description you would have noticed it was NOT a pressure cooker. The selling point is not only that it has Sous vide option but it has so many updated uses from the original slow cookers.
It is terrific. I have a Fagor Pressure cooker and it does just what they do. Cooks all things with little flavor un; predictable results.
Is the cook well stainless steel?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I returned this item because it was not a pressure cooker. I have since purchased an Instanpot that includes the pressure cooker. It does have stainless interior and it is awesome! I would recommend going for the one with pressure cooker.
can you bake bread in it?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Certain breads yes
Can you make hard boiled eggs in the auroa pro?
Carla Z on Nov 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can boil water in this pot so I'm guessing you could boil eggs. But it would be no different than in a pot on a stove top. Take note this model is not a pressurized Instant Pot. It's more like a slow cooker with browning/searing capabilities.
Currently have a Fagor Multi Cooker that has a specific risotto function does the Instat Pot?
Karen P on Mar 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am not the right person to ask about using this cooker for risotto. I love risotto and only make it the traditional way. This is an excellent slow cooker and so far that is the only way I have used it. Good luck
Does this cooker sterilize?
A shopper on Feb 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You could use the Smart Function “Steam” to sterilize the AuraPro—prior to incubating yogurt or to sterilize cooking utensils? Only the cook time may be adjusted, however, NOT the temperature. A;sp, anything inside the cooker would need to be in a basket, in a PIP vessel or e;elated by placing on the rack—just as you would if using the steam function with an Instant Pot. Obviously, this smart program is NOT a function that requires pressurization ....
What programable functions are available?
A shopper on Feb 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I cant remember all of them but I will include what I recall..sear, saute, slow cook, stew, roast, bake, steam, sous vide, yogurt, delay, keep warm..but I would suggest downloading the manual at their site. It includes everything you would need to know. I love mine..but I didnt need a pressure cooker. Good luck.
Is there any way to find out the temperatures at which the high and low slow cooker settings are? I cooked something on high and it barely cooked the vegetables.
A shopper on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The temps are listed in the instructions.
What’s the vattage, can I get 210v for using in New Zealand?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: According to the products specifications in the manual, it is 120v-60Hz. You may be able to look the manual up online to verify.
Has anyone baked in it? Where is it made
Dannise B on Mar 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Although Aura Pro is universal we did not purchase it to bake. We use our Wolf Oven to bake
Does it pressure cook lentils?
Vidya S on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yup! It is just the most expensive crock pot. It is NOT the well-known pressure cooker.
Beware it is not an iPOT. Too bad as it would be a great shape for a pressure cooker and the round ones don't handle pot roasts etc., We just threw is out after a month of use it quit working and the company would not take it back as we had used it.
Why call it an instant pot when it’s not a pressure cooker? That is deceiving
A shopper on Mar 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Manufacturer: Instant Pot Model:Aura Instant Pot Aura Pro combines endless cooking functions into one compact countertop appliance. Use it as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté pan, warming pot or even a sous-vide cooker.
The Sous Vide function is overshooting the temperature setting by 10 degrees F (confirmed with multiple thermometers). Once it reaches that temperature, it takes from 1-2 hours to go from On to displaying the temperature - then the countdown begins. Followed all instructions to the letter. Performed factors reset as described in FAQ. Seems like something might be wrong with ours - anyone else had success with Sous Vide on the Aura Pro 8 quart? How does the process go for you?
Mark D on Dec 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not experienced temperature overkill, however, when filling the pot with water, use warm water - close to the cooking temperature - this will reduce time heating the water. When at temperature, add item to cook and the temp will drop a bit, depending on how chilled it is, but it won’t take long to recover the right temp. Next time I use my pot I will double check temperature with another thermometer just to check.
How much time would it take to prep and cook beef short ribs in this cooker vs. the IPot pressure cooker? It takes just about as long to prep for both and there is not a big saving of time and great loss of flavour using the IPot pressure cooker. You can not add favourite herbs or other vegies while cooking in the IPot but in the slow cooker you develop outstanding flavours and depth.
Slow cookers are my favourite. Pressure cookers shoulc be that alone. I have boht.
lurl j on Apr 12, 2019


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