The Air Fryer lid does a nice job of crisping. At the same time, I don't have to use my BBQ or the big electric oven for 2 or 3 chicken leg quarters.
I have not cooked a full meal using the instant pot and then to crisp it with the Air fryer lid. Since this is my first Air fryer it is great to have as an add-on to my Instant pot as the price is much lower than that of buying a stand alone Air Fryer.
I may end up buying a stand alone Air Fryer some day after gaining more experience with this. Works as it should, is quiet, but too small of room in instant pot.
It is too hot to take out when halfway through cooking, and it would be nice if they had a small utensil to remove it. The Instant ® AirFryerLid instantly transforms everyone’s favorite pressure cooker into a 6-in-1 air fryer with a simple switch of the lid.
EvenCrisp™ technology ensures tender juicy meals with a crisp, golden finish, every time. Now you can make perfect chicken wings, crispy French fries and onion rings, and golden battered vegetables the healthy way, using less than 2 tablespoons of oil.
Model AirFryerLid Size6 QuartS mart Programs6 Smart ProgramsCertificationETL CertifiedWeight5.95 lbs / 2.7 dimensions (Lxix)in : 10.7 × 11.61 × 6.14 cm : 27.2 × 29.5 × 15.6Power1500 Power Supply120 V / 60 HzExteriorHeat-resistant plastic, BPA-/FOA-/PTFE-freeWarranty12 MonthsAccessoriesMulti-level air fryer basket, dehydrating and broiling tray, and protective pad to set it on when it’s hot, then flip it over after it’s cool to use as a storage cover Instead of submerging food in oil or fat, simply toss your food in a small amount of oil (as little as 2 tablespoons) to create beautiful, crispy golden french fries, chicken wings, fish and zucchini sticks, mushroom caps, and much more.
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. Our innovative EvenCrisp™ technology guarantees a crispy crunch and golden finish, every single time.
Air Fry, Broil, Bake, Roast, Reheat and Dehydrate directly in the Instant ’s inner pot for big savings on time, space and clean-up. Finally, you can combine the tender results of pressure-cooking and the golden crisp of air frying with one quick switch of the lid.
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.
Temperature control and 24h Timing, these smart operation can free your hands. The hot air circulates at high speed, so that the chips are heated evenly.
1300W high firepower, high-speed heat generation rotation. Rapid circulation of hot air keeps the ingredients in rotation all the time, which is not easy to burnt.
The six-quart size is ideal for a big batch of chicken soup, but not so large that it cramps your counter space. This Instant Pot also has a cake setting and an egg program.
It sprayed liquid and very fine food particles all over the curtains, small appliances and me. Best of all, there are 14 one-touch settings to choose from including beans, chili, rice and oatmeal, plus the coveted yogurt function.
You’ll never have to worry about whether you remembered to close the steam-release valve because this one does it automatically when you seal the lid. It includes over 10 safety features including burn protection, leaky lid detection and a safety lock lid to prevent opening the cooker when it’s pressurized.
The only negative is the pot is really, really big, and we don’t have enough counter space to keep it out all the time, so it’ll have to find room in a cupboard until we are ready to use it again. This pot is pint-sized at just three quarts, but that actually makes it an ideal option for students and singles.
This hard-working multi-cooker has all the same smart features as its bigger counterparts, but its compact enough to slide easily into a cupboard when you want to tuck it away. It comes with many of the same accessories as the larger Instant Pots, including a steam rack, rice paddle, soup spoon, measuring cup and recipe booklet.
This compact model is quite small, so you probably won’t be able to cook for more than two people at a time. The rice cooker can make up to four cups and two good size potatoes can fit in the pot to steam.
The delay-start timer means you can get breakfast going the night before, and the keep-warm function holds the temperature of the dish until you’re ready to serve it. With 10 smart built-in programs, you can make soups, stews and rice dishes in addition to breakfast favorites.
Some users still wish it had clearer instructions included in the box, but there are plenty of resources on instantpot.com. In addition to steaming, sautéing and pressure-cooking, this impressive gadget slow cooks, dehydrates (hello, DIY fruit leathers), makes yogurt and broils food, for crispy, caramelized dishes.
We’ve rounded up 7 easy air fryer recipes for families to get you started. With 14 rigorously tested safety features in place, you can cook with peace of mind.
The five-quart air fryer basket is non-stick, dishwasher safe and hefty enough to hold a seven-pound chicken. I have to put it in the garage when dehydrating fruit or making jerky.
Plus, it has eight presets for meats and stews, beans and chili, rice and risotto, poultry, dessert, soups, yogurts and multi-grains. The machine comes with a recipe book, serving spoon and steaming rack.
A delay-start timer and keep-warm setting provide lots of flexibility when it comes to timing your meals just right. My only complaint would be that it’s a little hard to find recipes online specifically for this appliance and I do wish it had a manual setting.
You’ve probably heard rave reviews from family and friends: Instant Pots are so easy to use! We’ve sifted through the options to help you find the perfect match for your kitchen.