Instant Vortex Air Fryers Are a Must-Have — and, They're on Sale

Food Network's test kitchen loves them!

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February 01, 2021
By: Allison Russo
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As our readers probably know, we love all things Instant Pot — especially the Instant Vortex air fryer, which is our test kitchen's favorite air fryer. In testing, the Vortex cooked more powerfully than the competition and delivered perfectly cooked results every time. It's relatively quiet while in-use, and we found the touchscreen interface to be very user-friendly. Plus, we think the sleek design will look great on any kitchen countertop.

While we think it’s a must-have for kitchens on a regular day, this holds especially true when it’s on sale. Amazon currently has three versions of the Instant Vortex up to 25% off, including 6- and 10-quart sizes. We’ve broken down each model and the special features they include (like a rotisserie basket dehydration feature), so you can decide which fits your lifestyle and needs best.

$119.95 $90
25% Off

The Instant Vortex Plus one-ups the standard Vortex by adding a dehydrate function, which our test kitchen had a lot of success with when trying it out on fresh strawberries. In addition to air frying and dehydrating, you can use this gadget to roast, broil, bake and reheat. The Vortex Plus is on sale in the 6-quart size, which is roomy enough to cook up to two pounds of fried or a butterflied four-pound chicken.

Buy It
$119 $100
16% Off

Want to take your air fryer game up a level? Do it with this air fryer oven, which includes a rotisserie function along with more standard smart programs like bake, roast, toast, broil and dehydrate. The rotating basket is perfect for crisping fries, tater tots or chicken wings, and two included cooking trays make it easy to multitask. Amazon shoppers are loving this air fryer, too. One writes, "I've used it for toast, French fries, steak, pork chops, make-ahead potatoes and rotisserie chicken. All the meat turned out tender and juicy. I use this oven almost every day ... it definitely heats faster than my convection oven, and it's easy to clean!"

Buy It
$139.95 $111
21% Off

Want to add even more functionality? Stick with this 9-in-1 air fryer oven, which is nearly $30 off. In addition to air frying, roasting, toasting, broiling, baking and dehydrating, this model adds a proofing function — a must-have for any aspiring baker. Amazon shoppers are loving the 'proof' function for homemade loaves, frozen rolls, pizza dough and so much more.

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