"Always start out with a larger pot than
what you think you need."
— Julia Child

Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid

Bob Roberts
• Saturday, 23 October, 2021
• 7 min read

The Instant ® AirFryerLid instantly transforms everyone’s favorite pressure cooker into a 6-in-1 air fryer with a simple switch of the lid. One amazing machine, two innovative lids, infinite possibilities for taste and texture.

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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.

Refer to the Troubleshooting table in the User Manual for further assistance. 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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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.

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.

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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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This lid fits onto your Instant ’s base, turning it into a mini convection oven that can air fry, roast, bake, broil, reheat and dehydrate. The lid, which launched earlier this year, fits most 6-quart Instant models and comes with everything you need to air fry, including an air fryer basket, a broiling and dehydrating tray, protective pad for your counter and a storage cover.

After putting the lid through multiple tests, including pitting it against the Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Hairdryer and another airfryerlid on the market, we can honestly say we're impressed. When cooking you won't be able to see into the base of the pot, but you are able to take the lid off to check on the progress of your food mid-way through.

We did a side-by-side comparison of frozen steak fries in the InstantPotAirFryerLid and the Instant Vortex and found similar results and cooking times. The major difference when comparing the InstantPotAirFryerLid to the Instant Vortex comes down to capacity and cook time.

The fact that this Instant attachment produced similar (and equally delicious) results as the Instant Vortex makes a case for not adding a whole new appliance to your collection. The air fryer basket for the lid is even smaller than the inner pot of a standard six-quart Instant, which should give you an idea of the limited space you're working with.

There was a noticeable difference in both texture and shape of the chicken nuggets, and we were impressed that the InstantPotAirFryerLid didn’t dry them out. When compared to the other airfryerlid on the market, Instant ’s version was our favorite because of how evenly it cooked without drying out the food.

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If you’re already obsessed with the Instant brand and want to give your pressure-cooked foods like chicken, mac and cheese and veggies a crispy exterior, we think this appliance is definitely worth adding to your cart. The Wealthy crispy lid matches the 6 quart Instant along with the 8 qt Immediate Pot.

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