In true Instant Pot style, it has more than one function. It can even cook a four-pound rotisserie chicken!

By Better Homes and Gardens
July 11, 2019

Instant Pots have been everywhere the past few years. Thanks to their ability to cook a roast to tender perfection in under an hour, perform tricks like heating up leftovers, and make recipes for every meal, home cooks have been using this handy countertop appliance for everything. One huge draw of the Instant Pot is that it can perform a variety of functions; it's a pressure cooker and a slow cooker that can also sauté and cook rice, beans, meat, and poultry (and more).

Since the Instant Pot craze first started, only air fryers have come close to achieving the same level of popularity. Now, all of that might change, since Instant Pot just released their very own brand of air fryer, the Instant Vortex Plus. If you've been eyeing an air fryer, snagging one made by a trusted brand like Instant Pot might be the best way to try out the trend. (Related: Easy Instant Pot Mediterranean Diet Recipes You Can Make In Minutes)

Buy It: Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven, $119.00, Walmart

The Instant Vortex Plus has more than just one function (it actually has seven). In addition to air frying, this countertop appliance has six other built-in programs, just like the Instant Pot. You can roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate, and there's also a "rotate" option included for making your own rotisserie chicken. (Related: Your Complete Guide to the Instant Pot vs. Slow Cooker)


Similar to other air fryer models, the Instant Vortex can replace your oven in a lot of different ways. Of course, it's main draw is frying foods like pickle chips and french fries with just a tiny amount of oil (air fryers use circulating hot air to get your food crispy), but it can also be used to "bake" desserts, reheat leftovers, and dehydrate fruits and veggies for later snacking. (Related: 20 Crunchy Air Fryer Recipes That Are Almost Too Good to Be True)

We might be most excited about the ability to make our own rotisserie chickens at home. The Instant Vortex includes a rotisserie spit and forks, a rotisserie basket, and a tool for removing your rotisserie-cooked meals. According to the product description, the Instant Vortex's 10-quart capacity is large enough to cook a four-pound rotisserie-style chicken 'til it's juicy and tender with a perfectly crispy skin. That's more than enough chicken to get you through a couple of meals, especially if you dress it up in other recipes. (Related: This New Oven Has a Built-In Air Fryer So You Can Snack Smarter)

Right now, you can add the Instant Vortex Plus to your cart at Walmart for $119.00. You can certainly find other air fryers online for less than that, but most high-quality fryers cost about that much, if not more (and most can't cook a rotisserie-style chicken for you). Though the Instant Vortex doesn't appear to be on Amazon yet, with Prime Day coming up on July 15, if you keep your eyes peeled, you might be able to snag one for even less. After all, Prime Day usually includes great deals on traditional Instant Pots, so we wouldn't be surprised to see their brand new air fryer marked down a bit, too.

This story originally appeared on by Andrea Beck.


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