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I test kitchen gear for a living and the Instant Pot Vortex is my fave air fryer — plus it's on sale

Updated ·2-min read

I've got all the kitchen appliances you can think of and I turn to my air fryer more often than any of the others. And for good reason, they let you crisp foods without a lot of oil, they're a lot more efficient than a regular oven and they're super easy to clean. One of the best air fryers on the market? The Instant Pot Vortex Plus 6-in-1. Yes, it's made by the same people behind the iconic Instant Pot, so you know it comes from a high-quality brand. It's highly rated on a bunch of different reputable kitchen websites plus it has over 16,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Even better news: The 4-quart model is currently 31% off on Amazon, bringing it down to $90.

This compact yet efficient air fryer has so many functions: air fry, broil, roast, dehydrate, bake and reheat. Plus, it's easy to clean.
$90 at Amazon

This small yet mighty air fryer can also broil, roast, dehydrate, bake and reheat. It features customizable programs for frequently cooked foods like wings, roasted veggies and more. What we especially love about it is that it has little to no preheating time, making it ideal for quick dinners. The 4-quart size is just right for whipping up snacks for the game or a meal for two.

"It's perfect!" exclaims one happy five-star review on Amazon. "I absolutely love it! [...] very exciting and looks super roomy. Box says it can fit up to 2.5lbs of chicken which is plenty for me to eat plus have leftovers for a couple days, or even if I want seconds or thirds. The 4QT is plenty for a single person or maybe if you cook for 1 or 2 other people."

Instant Vortex Plus air fryer on a rainbow background
The Instant Vortex Plus is the compact bestseller we recommend when a friend is in the market for an air fryer.

Another said it completely transformed their weekly food routine. "I'll cut to the chase: once you get this thing, you'll never use anything else to cook. You literally throw things in to this air fryer, press a couple buttons, check things out halfway through, and return at the end to perfectly cooked food. [...] If you're a meat and potatoes person like I am, this thing is amazing and will save you a lot of meal prep time."

"I cannot believe I’ve been without this miracle machine until now!!" raved this enthusiastic shopper. "I bought this for my RV [...] I have cooked sliced potatoes with shredded cheese on top (at the end of course) and stroganoff, ramen, etc. those thing air fry’s amazingly!"

The Instant Pot Vortex Plus is one of the highest-rated air fryers on the market, with over 16,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.
$90 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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