I want to share why I love the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer along with a few tips and short video showing how to use the two lids.
Why I Upgraded My Instant Pot
I’ve long been of fan of the Instant Pot and had used this best selling original model for years (and LOVED it). But when air frying became a thing, I knew I needed to upgrade to this Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer that I have now. It is the one that I now own, love, and use almost every single day. When I tell you that if there has ever been an upgrade that is worth it, this one is it. The air fryer version is simply a game changer. I’ve never loved an appliance like I love this one lol.
The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer Has 11 Functions
The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer is a workhorse that performs 11 kitchen tasks. With this one appliance, you can choose between any of the following: bake, roast, dehydrate, air fry, roast, broil, sauté, pressure cook, sous vide, slow cook, and steam. Literally no other appliance that I know of can do all of this (and do it well).
One of my favorite recipes is this Mississippi Roast with Crispy Dale’s Potatoes, which is now SO much easier with the air fryer lid. I can crisp potatoes easily in the air fryer basket without having to heat the oven broiler.
The Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid is Easy to Use, Detach, Clean and Store
If you are familiar with the original Instant Pot and how to use it to pressure cook, you are more than halfway to mastering the updated Duo Crisp version. The air fryer is SO easy to use, as the entire process is basically placing food into the air fry basket and using the air fryer lid to do its magic.
The Instant Pot + Air Fryer is my second attempt at a pressure cooking + air frying machine. My first purchase was the Ninja Foodie. This one did air fry just fine, but the air fry lid would NOT DETACH. This is ridiculous, in my opinion, and it soon made me frustrated enough to return it. When I bought and tried the Instant Pot Air Fryer, I was thrilled with the easily detachable lid. It is important to be able to clean and store the lid separately, which you can do with the Instant Pot version.
The Magic is In the 2 Instant Pot Air Fryer Lids
Basically, the Instant Pot Air Fryer has 2 separate lids. Each lid can perform specific tasks. Here is the breakdown of which lid does which function:
- Pressure Cooking Lid: pressure cook, steam, saute, slow cook, and sous vide.
- Air Fryer Lid: air fry, roast, bake, broil, and dehydrate.
Mastering the lids is really quite easy. In the short video below, I show both lids and how you might use them if you were first pressure cooking a chicken and then air frying it after.
Friends, I can tell you that I love my Instant Pot +Air Fryer and would recommend it to anyone who wants to cook fabulous meals, easily, using one appliance. If you have questions about this or anything else that I share, always feel free to leave them in the comments below. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a joyful, blessed, and savvy day!!!