But finding the best Instant Pot model for your unique cooking needs is a more involved task than it may seem. Though every Instant Pot model has the same basic multi-cooking functionality that made it a household favorite, some are more versatile than others. The 6-quart Instant Pot is the most popular option—many recipes call for a 6-quart Instant Pot, and a meal cooked in the 6-quart variety feeds 3–6 people. Each Instant Pot has a minimum of five built-in smart programs (pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, and keep warm) that make up its multi-functionality. Since each Instant Pot model is a little different, it's important to read the manual and learn about the various features and settings of your Instant Pot.