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

By Andrea Beck
July 05, 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).

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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.

Normally, you can add the Instant Vortex Plus to your cart at Walmart for $119.00, but Walmart is having a few deals July 14 through July 17 that just so happens to coincide with Prime Day. Even though the Instant Vortex Plus is brand new, it's going to be available for $99 during the sale. Considering all of the functions it has, $119 is already a good price compared to similar high-quality air fryers, but $99 is a definite deal. The sale begins on Sunday, July 14 and ends Wednesday, July 17, so make sure you take advantage of it while it lasts!

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.

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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.

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.

Rotisserie chicken is just the tip of the ice berg. Just like a regular Instant Pot, the possibilities for what you can cook in the Instant Vortex Plus are only limited by your creativity. Since it's brand new, you'll have some experimenting to do, but like the Instant Pot, we're guessing it's only a matter of time until there are hundreds of recipes out there for you to try.


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