Best answer: If you can afford it, we would highly recommend choosing the larger (and obviously more expensive) Instant Pot Aura Pro. On top of giving you a larger capacity, which is fantastic to cook for a crowd, it provides more features and better functionality than the little buddy.
Size it up
Two quarters may not make a big difference, but when you try to squeeze your big Thanksgiving ham into a 6-liter slow cooker, you would be very grateful for an 8-quart version. It is clear that the size difference affects the stoves' footprint on the bench. Aura Pro measures a not insignificant 1
The cooking pots are also different. Aura offers a non-stick ceramic-coated aluminum pan, while Aura Pro provides you with a two-layer stainless steel interior with an aluminum exterior. Other noteworthy features that are the same for both models are the tempered glass lid (perfect for monitoring your meals without releasing heat), the 24-hour "Delay Start" feature, and the fact that both cookware is (hurray) !) dishwasher.
Aura Pro beats the 6-quarter version with 11 smart built-in cooking programs versus 10. Both models can roast, stew, steam, slow cook, bake, cook rice, make yogurt, sear / saute, and hold the food is hot. However, the Aura Pro also gets a multigrain cooking program, and crucially for some it may know. This feature means that you can prepare vacuum-packed food in a smooth and accurately controlled water bath. It's a great way to seal flavors and make sure meat and fish are super tender. So when it comes down to it, you have to consider the size of the family, how often you host and what to cook.