Instant pot air fryer reviews

You’re likely familiar with Instant Brands thanks to the company’s famous Instant Pot. One of the most popular appliances on the market, the Instant Pot quickly developed a devoted fan base and Instant Brands began to release more and more appliances. Just recently, the company entered the burgeoning air fryer market.

So far, the company has released a handful of models ranging from simple air fryers to air fryer / convection oven combos. In this review, we’ll take a look at a number of these products, discuss their features, and analyze their pros and cons. Products we’ll looking at today include the Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, the Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer, and the Instant Vortex Pro 9-in-1 Air Fryer.

Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, 6 Quart

The Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer is a versatile and easy-to-use appliance that is big enough to make meals for your entire family. Aside from the ability to air fry meals to a crispy perfection, this model can also bake, reheat, dehydrate, roast, and broil. Like other air fryers, it can help you create amazing foods like fries and chicken while using 95% less oil than deep fryers.

Design & Interface

  • Six built-in smart programs allow the device to fry, roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate.
  • Fast heating mechanism allows you to cook meals much faster and minimize preheating.
  • EvenCrisp technology gives food a tender inside and crispy outside with 95% less oil.
  • Large six-quart capacity can feed an entire family.
  • Built-in reminder tells you when it’s time to turn food.
  • Easy-to-use controls make cooking a snap.
  • Wipe away residue from the casing, dishwasher safe pan and fry tray.
  • Stylish stainless steel and black design fits any kitchen.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

• The air fryer basket and cooking pans are removable and dishwasher safe
• Simple touch controls are easy to use, and can remember your settings
• Small footprint, yet it replaces multiple other appliances
• Fancier, more elegant design than most
• Nonstick tray has silicone bumpers to protect the interior.

Cons:

• The fan inside is rather loud
• It needs to pre-heat before you put the food in

Customer Reviews

“This air fryer is much easier to use than many of the others I’ve tried. The instructions are clear, and everything is easy to figure out. I’ve used it several times already and had great results with items like tater tots, fish sticks, and chicken tenderloins. There is also a built-in reminder to turn your food. I also like the way this model is shaped, because the square basket makes it easier to cook a lot of food. All in all, this is a great addition to my kitchen!”

Stephen

“This would be a fabulous gift for the holidays! I’ve been using it for a few weeks, and it does pretty everything. I’ve made meats, desserts, and more. It doesn’t take up too much space on the counter, but it’s by no means a small appliance. That said, I’ve used it almost every day since I got it. Clean up is easy too! If you’re on the fence about buying this one don’t hesitate, you’ll be more than happy with the results.”

Karwyn

Summary

All things considered, this model goes above and beyond other air fryers, adding broiling and dehydrating to its long list of functions. There’s a lot to like here, including the roomy interior and the easy-to-clean dishwasher-safe components. This is also one of the easiest-to-use air fryers on the market – just plug it in, pick a time, temp, and function, and off you go. Plus, with the added knob, you can change the time or temp while you’re looking. Instant really came through with this design. We’ve very impressed.

Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer, Toaster Oven, and Rotisserie Oven, 10 Quart

Quite possibly one of the most versatile kitchen appliances on the market, the Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer, Toaster Oven, and Rotisserie Oven is a great addition to any kitchen. Though rather large, it makes up for being “counter hog” by providing a dizzying array of features and allowing you to cook meals for the whole family in dozens of different ways.

Design & Interface

Like the other Vortex Plus products, this model has a stylish black and stainless-steel design and includes simple push-button controls for function, time, and temperature. Aside from air frying, the product can also bake, roast, toast, broil, dehydrate, and rotisserie. This model also comes with a huge window, allowing you to watch your food’s progress, and an interchangeable set of racks / rotisserie wheel.

Features & Accessories

  • Features seven different built-in smart programs, including: bake, roast, toast, broil, dehydrate and rotisserie
  • Instant’s patented EvenCrisp Technology gives you the perfect crispy outside with a tender inside.
  • Interchangeable racks and rotisserie wheel for multiple cooking options.
  • Deep-fried flavor with minimal oil.
  • Minimal preheating time helps it cook faster than a normal oven.
  • You can make multiple meals at once, thanks to its large size.
  • Surfaces wipe clean while the drip pan, cooking trays, and rotisserie wheel are all dishwasher safe.
  • Stylish stainless steel and black design fits any kitchen.
  • Free app has hundreds of different recipes.
  • Overheat protection function keeps food from burning.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Very versatile product replaces multiple appliances
  • Overheat Protection reduces the risk of burning food
  • Make multiple meals at the same time

Cons:

  • Can be very loud while cooking
  • Not a lot of great instructions in the user manual.

Customer Reviews

“Just made my first meal, and it was super easy and fast. I did salmon and asparagus for ten minutes on air fry, and it was absolutely perfect. Cleanup was easy too. Fits perfectly next to my stove. I’m very pleased with this product.”

Karen Thompson

“My family and I love this machine. The food always tastes amazing and it’s super easy to clean up after cooking. I recommend lining the bottom tray with foil, but be sure to secure it because the fan inside is very powerful. Also, be sure to flip your food for an even cook!”

Kyla

Summary

This is a great product with a number of very cool features, but we’re hoping that this particular model will get a second generation or maybe a re-release. The multiple functions are great at the end of the day, but there’s still some room for improvement. It can be particularly loud, for instance, especially when operating the rotisserie function.

Instant Vortex Pro 9-in-1 Air Fryer, 10 Quart

The Instant Vortex Pro 9-in-1 is the latest air fryer model available from the Instant Brand. Aside from allowing you to created delicious and healthy fried meals, it also roasts, broils, bakes, toasts, reheats, proofs, dehydrates, and rotisseries. If you want to dispose of your other appliances, this air fryer can do it all.

Design & Interface

Like the other Vortex Plus products, this model has push button controls and an attractive black and stainless-steel design. This model does get rid of the knob for time and temperature adjustment, however, replacing it with two sets of buttons. This does make the interface a bit more intimidating than other Vortex products.

Features & Accessories

• Features nine different built-in smart programs, including: bake, roast, broil, toast, reheat, proof, dehydrate and rotisserie
• Features Instant’s patented EvenCrisp Technology for the perfect cook every time.
• Interchangeable racks and rotisserie wheel give you plenty of ways to cook your meals.
• Preheats fast and cooks even faster.
• Very large – perfect for making multiple items at one time.
• Surfaces wipe clean while the drip pan, cooking trays, and rotisserie wheel are all dishwasher safe.
• Stylish stainless steel and black design will look great in any kitchen.
• Free app has hundreds of different recipes.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

• Control panel is well designed and easy to use
• Nine cooking abilities in one appliance
• Easy to clean with dishwasher-safe accessories

Cons:

• There is no drip pan, and the bottom will likely leak once grease builds up.

Customer Reviews

“I have had zero issues with this product and have had it for about a week or so. I do feel that, compared to the rest of the product, the door and the handle feel sort of cheap, almost like it will break off. For the price, I think the door and handle should feel a bit more reliable.”

Latore

“I’m a huge fan or anything that comes from the makers of Instant Pot. I’ve had air fryers before but ended up sending them back. So far, this one has been great! I’ll be keeping it around for a long time I think.”

Chris McKibben

Summary

This is a powerful and efficient appliance that will save you a ton of time without sacrificing any food quality. With its all-in-one design, you can make everything from French fries and bacon to rotisserie chicken and beef jerky. On top of that, it is one of the fastest-cooking appliances on the market.