The air fryers from Instant Pot go beyond the conventional standard of functionality and convenience. In just one device, they offer users several methods of cooking food.
From all of their products, we have picked two that resonate with us the most in our Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven review.
Both of these Instant air fryers use 95% less oil than the average fryer, but how do they differ? Let’s find out now with this instant vortex plus air fryer review.
Instant Vortex Plus Specifications
|Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 (6Qt)
|Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 (10Qt)
|14.92 x 12.36 x 12.83 inches
|13.23 x 13.23 x 14.37 inches
|Hold up to
|6 quarts or 192 ounces
|10 quarts or 320 ounces
|Reheat, Dehydrates, Roast, Broil, Air Fry, Bakes
|Reheat, Dehydrates, Roast, Broil, Air Fry, Bakes, Rotisserie
|Reheat, Dehydrates, Roast, Broil, Air Fry, bake, Rotisserie
|1-year limited warranty
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Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 vs 7-in-1 review
In terms of versatile functionalities, both the 6-quart model and the 10-quart model are superior compared to other similarly priced air fryers on the market, though the bigger one does have a slight edge over the other.
The 6-quart product comes with a 6-in-1 design, facilitating almost all of your cooking needs.
Using the many preset buttons, you can process air frying, baking, broiling, dehydrating, reheating, and roasting with ease. Also, its interface is touch-sensitive, and there is an option to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius, which we think is pretty neat.
On the other hand, the model with a 10-quart volume possesses all six previous presets of the 6-quart air fryer and an additional feature, which is rotisserie.
This particular piece of machinery from Instant Pot comes with a full set of rotisserie utensils, including a spit, rotisserie forks, a fetch tool, and a rotisserie basket.
The circulating hot air in the fryer perfectly imitates the heat you get while spit-roasting over a campfire or a fireplace. Rotisserie helps cook your meat evenly and make it crispy yet juicy.
Virtually, this all boils down to an Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 air fryer review vs an Instant Vortex Plus 7- in-1 air fryer review. And anyone, including us, will go for the 7-in-1 machine. So, the 10-quart gains the very first point.
No surprises here; the 10-quart product has a greater volume or capacity than the 6-quart product.
With 10 quarts, or 320 ounces, or 9.5 liters capacity, this machine enables you to cook for more people. Preparing a meal for 5 or 6 people is easy using this fryer. There are 5 members in our family squad, so we have placed our trust in this machine. And it even offers enough cooking space when our friends drop by.
Its cubic or rectangular profile maximizes usable space inside while also optimally reducing its overall footprint outside. This fryer comes with two cooking trays for you to take full advantage of the available cooking space.
But a 6-quart capacity is not something to overlook either. Using an air fryer with a volume of 6 quarts or 5.7 liters, you can easily take care of 2 pounds of french fries or 4 pounds of chicken. It is the perfect fit to prepare meals for a family of 3-4 people.
This model also inherits the rectangular building, which creates more space for cooking. And despite not having cooking trays or any extra tools, the 6-quart vortex plus comes with a big square-shaped frying basket.
You can jam-pack way more food into this basket for quantity cooking than if you do it on a tray. The flip side to this is that you need to put more effort into turning your food so that it would cook evenly.
When it comes to size and compatibility, the 6-quart model takes the crown, though not by a large margin. Having less volume, the size of 14.92 x 12.36 x 12.83 inches naturally makes the-6 quart model more compact and lightweight. This means it is very fitting for most kitchen countertops.
As we have already mentioned, its rectangular body also helps make it more compact by keeping its overall footprint smaller than round-shaped air fryers. You can put it in the countertop corner when not in use.
The vortex plus 10-quart model is slightly bulkier and heavier than the other model, but we think it is still a worthy trade-off between compactness and capacity.
It has dimensions of 13.23 x 13.23 x 14.37 inches, which is not that big. You can still enjoy all the benefits that come with its box-shaped construction.
Easy To Use
This time around, it is a tie between the two products. They are both incredibly self-explanatory and intuitive. It included a manual that can act as an effective starter guide for people new to Instant Pot’s products, or new to air fryers and cooking in general. The convenience that the touchscreen control panel provides also helps a lot.
With all these different preset options, you’ll never find yourself overwhelmed and struggling to prepare meals. Both air fryers come with a helpful cooking timetable that will walk you through the basic first steps of cooking your food using the machines. Cooking would get much less intimidating with the assistance of these smart guides.
Although none of the two models includes any recipe booklet, they are available on their free app. Through these recipes, you can familiarize yourself with the air fryer as well as cook snappy yet delicious dishes for your friends and families.
For performance, overall, we think the Vortex Plus with 10 quarts has a slight edge over its brother. Although the 6-quart model can’t cater to a large crowd, it has no problem getting you crispy and tender results every time.
The 10-quart model is slightly better because of the inclusion of the useful rotisserie feature. Having a full rotisserie kit, this air fryer can fully utilize the circulating air to evenly cook your food. It is perfect for delicious, self-basted recipes.
The cooking trays of the 10-quart fryer can also be very helpful to any moderately experienced users. You can use these trays to simultaneously cook different types of food that need different cooking speeds. Because the food on the top tray is physically closer to the hot air, it will cook faster.
Meanwhile, you can use the bottom tray for food calling for slower cooking. Users can make use of this perk to their advantage and cook up more different dishes with fewer fryer runs.
Easy To Clean
Despite not being resistant to fingerprints, both models have a stainless steel build. This makes them relatively easy to clean.
But we find the 6-quart air fryer easier to clean since it is smaller and doesn’t have many extra utensils that also need cleaning. Vortex Plus 6-quart air fryer’s bucket has a non-stick coating not only to help with the cooking but also cleaning.
You simply have to let water sit in the basket and wait for the grease to fall off. No hard scrubbing required reduces the possibility of this coating wearing off. The crisper tray of this model is also dishwasher-safe, so cleaning will be a breeze.
On the other hand, the racks and other extra utensils of the 10-quart fryer are easy to clean by soaking in hot soapy water. And the interior can be effortlessly wiped down with a damp cloth.
Quick Product Run-down
Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Review 6 Qt Air Fryer
What We Like
- Has more different modes than a regular air fryer and effectively acts as a small oven
- Decent capacity, perfect for small families
- Able to switch between modes at the touch of a button
- The reheat option is a great alternative to microwaving
What We Don’t Like
- Not offering any of the slow or pressure-cooking features
- Not the full range of features seen on the standard Instant Pot range
- Quite noisy
Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Review 10 Qt Air Fryer Oven
What We Like
- Powerful and hot circulating air for quick and crispy foods
- Larger capacity on multiple oven-style racks
- Can cook on 3 levels instantaneously for different types of food
- Great rotisserie and tumbling basket feature for evenly crisped fries and a juicy chicken
What We Don’t Like
- Bulkier, taking up more of your kitchen space
- The same food on all 3 racks needs rotating more often to get the food to cook evenly
Overall, the winning title goes to the Instant Vortex Plus 10 Quart for its stunning capacity, versatile features, and better performance. To conclude our Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven review, we hope that you found this helpful and were able to bring the right model home.