• Fresh or frozen convenience foods like fries, wings and pizza sticks are a snap Compared to a full-sized oven, the AirFryerLid is also a fast, convenient and energy-efficient way to reheat and re-crisp leftovers.
Avoid foods dipped in batter, such as calamari, tempura shrimp and buttermilk fried chicken. Place food items in a single layer or use the multi-level air fryer basket, and ensure there is room for the hot air to circulate freely.
Due to the small cooking area, we recommend placing your baking dish in the inner pot before turning the AirFryerLid on. Depending on the Smart Program, the AirFryerLid may beep part way through to remind you to turn your food.
If you don’t lift the lid, the air fryer continues cooking at the selected temperature until the timer completes. Avoid foods dipped in batter, such as calamari, tempura shrimp and buttermilk fried chicken.
To ensure the highest level of safety, we recommend only purchasing spare parts and accessories authorized by Instant Brands Inc. Yes, Instant products are safe to use around birds and other small animals.
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Whip up tender ribs or a nice big chicken in your Instant, then use the AirFryerLid to give every morsel a beautiful finish. The lid ’s control panel features buttons for your various needs, and the display is bright and easy to read.
Bundled with the lid is a fryer basket and a metal insert, which you can use as a broiler tray or as a way to air -fry two tiers of food at once. There's also an AirFryerLid cover, which you can turn upside down to use as a resting spot for your lid when it's hot, so you won't damage your countertop.
The idea here is that the AirFryerLid is pretty powerful, and having a couple of devices plugged in might overwhelm the circuit. Then I put the AirFryerLid on top -- it took a little adjusting before I figured out how to place it properly, but thankfully the Lid makes that recognizable Instant locking tune when it's fitted correctly.
I also found it a little difficult to take out the hot metal insert (even with heat protectant gloves), and I had to fiddle with a couple of chopsticks to remove it in order to stir up the tots. I later Jerry rigged a solution by creating a makeshift hook out of aluminum foil, which worked in a pinch, but was rather annoying.
I cut up some cauliflower florets, dipped them in beaten egg and then coated them in seasoned flour. I then slapped on the AirFryerLid, set it for 400 degrees and just kept checking every 10 minutes or so to see if it was done (basically when they're properly browned).
In retrospect, I should've just used breadcrumbs or something else, because the flour coating took a long time to cook properly, and I had to futz with it a lot. I did finally get it all cooked, however, and tossed them in a bit of butter with lots of hot sauce, and they tasted great in the end.
The small fryer basket means you'll have to cook in multiple batches, which takes up time. Most air fryer recipes online appear to have been developed with traditional air fryers, so you'll have to adjust not just the amount, but also the temperature and cook time to fit the Instant.
To be honest, if I had a choice, I'd much prefer a normal air fryer or a convection oven over the InstantPotAirFryerLid, if only due to the size constraint. It basically turns your Instant into a mini oven, so I could use it for roasting, baking, broiling or dehydrating too (those also happen to be the other preset buttons on the AirFryerLid).
As mentioned, it comes to temperature a lot faster than a traditional oven, and it does a wonderful job crisping up food without the mess of deep-frying. Importantly, it also saves me a ton of counter space, as it fits on top of my existing Instant, and I can easily stow the lid away in a cabinet when not in use.
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Save space and replace your air fryer, broiler, roaster, oven, warmer and dehydrator with one amazing appliance. EvenCrisp technology ensures a crispy crunch and a gorgeous golden finish, every time, so You’ll bite into juicy, tender chicken with a crispy skin, or Instant mac and cheese with a crunchy broiled crust, with the entire same taste and texture of your deep-fried favorites but made with as low as 2 tablespoons of oil, and, up to 70% faster than other cooking methods.