Instant Pot Vortex 6 Quart Air Fryer Review

The Instant Vortex 6 Quart Air Fryer allows you to make healthier fried foods, fresh to frozen, crisped to perfection. Get the deep-fried flavor and texture by using up to 95% less oil, and enjoy quick cleanup because less grease means less mess. Air frying uses super-heated circulating air instead of hot oil to achieve the same crunchy flavor and texture as deep-fried food. It still traps juices within the crispy coating, but without the extra grease: it’s faster, safer, healthier, and a lot less work.

Instant Pot Vortex – Main Features

  • Large size
  • Square basket
  • Easy-to-clean tray

Air fryers produce the crunchy texture you’d get from a conventional deep-fat fryer by mixing only a little oil with air that’s efficiently heated to roasting temperatures.

An air fryer ensures that foods are crisp on the outside but crispy on the inside by cooking them rapidly and using a fraction of the oil used in traditional roasting or frying.

If you’re used to cooking these foods in the oven, you’ll note that the results from an air fryer are much more succulent than those from a range, which can quickly dry out food by the time it’s fully cooked.

The Vortex’s 5.7-litre / 6-quart square basket, instead of the smaller circle or oval baskets in other air fryers, is a crucial design difference; Instant Pot claims it has enough room to cook a small chicken. The

Vortex’s square form means that you can make the most of every inch of room on your counter and fit more into the tray, as well as the fact that you can do more into the tray which is large enough to feed a family.

However, it’s worth noting that this is a reasonably bulky gadget at about 32cm high and 30cm tall, so if you don’t have enough counter space, you’ll have to store it when it’s not in use.

There are no complicated choices or over-complications on the touchscreen or dial, making them easy to use. When you use an air fryer, the system can warn you when it’s preheated and when it’s time to turn the food – but you can ignore the latter if you’re cooking for 1-2 people since smaller amounts of food cook more uniformly due to the circulated air.


Not only can you make crunchy brown air fried dishes with the Instant Vortex, but you can also roast, bake, and reheat them! It also heats up quickly, so you’ll be ready to go in no time!

Immense Potential In A Stylish Bundle

The Instant Vortex looks fantastic on your counter with its sleek black easy-clean finish, and its compact size wastes no room on your counter while still packing in 6 Quarts of air frying energy.

Fast And Healthy Family Meals

Instant Vortex’s single-button Smart Programs speed up cooking while locking in flavor and nutrients without using unhealthy oils or fats.

Cooking Made Easy

Timed cooking programs allow you to “set it and forget it,” allowing you to focus on other things. Simultaneously, the Instant Vortex safely and efficiently prepares your meal with minimal mess and easy cleanup.

Controls That Are Easy To Understand And Use

The Instant Vortex has dual displays for precise time and temperature readings and eight easy touch controls for instant control of all cooking settings.


  • Uses up to 90% less oil than frying or roasting
  • Super-fast for processed foods like chips and potato waffles
  • It keeps leftovers crisp and juicy.


We were eager to see if the Vortex Air Fryer could reduce the amount of oil we used in cooking, and it didn’t disappoint – mainly when it came to potato wedges. For a wonderfully crispy texture, whole baskets of food only needed a tablespoon of oil. Thankfully, the cooking tray drains any excess fat, so our food didn’t soak up anymore after the cooking time was up.

It’s difficult to track food in a traditional oven once it’s started cooking, particularly at high temperatures; opening the oven to check on progress lowers the temperature inside, adding extra cooking time. Since the Vortex is a smaller gadget, there is less room to heat, making it easier to keep track of cooking time and temperature. It was much easier to control the temperature, and we never had to add additional cooking time due to temperature fluctuations.


The Instant Vortex 6 air fryer is on the higher end of the air fryer market. However, we believe it is a fair price to pay for an appliance with a 5.7-liter size, making it one of the giant air fryers on the market, as well as its reliability.

Pros & Cons

  • Uses a small amount of oil compared to what you’d usually need
  • Cleaning is a breeze
  • Smart presets are extremely useful
  • There is a small range of cooking choices

Instant Pot Vortex Review – Final Thoughts

Many of your favorite deep-fried foods’ flavors and textures are available without the hassle and mess. Pre-programmed Smart Programs make air-frying, roasting, broiling, and baking a breeze. Owner Satisfaction, Build and Design, Controls and Functionality, Heating Evenness, Value for Money, and Customer Service earned a combined score of 8.75 out of 10 based on review sentiments and user opinions related to eight features: Owner Satisfaction, Build and Design, Controls and Functionality, Heating Evenness, Value for Money, and Customer Service, Noise and Ease.

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