The perfect holiday gift for loved ones (or yourself!)

By Katie Macdonald
December 16, 2019
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When it comes to do-it-all gadgets, you might think your Instant Pot is the dinner MVP—but the brand has another versatile appliance for getting dinner on the table. That’s right, we’re talking about the Instant Vortex Air Fryer.

As an answer to air fryer mania, Instant Brands released its own device that perfectly crisps everything from empanadas to French fries with less time, mess, and calories than traditional frying entails. And don’t worry about it being a one-trick pony, because this appliance roasts, bakes, and reheats meals, too. 

It also doesn’t cost a fortune right now: You can get a six-quart Instant Vortex Air Fryer of your own for a jaw-dropping 60 percent off on Amazon.

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To buy: $80 (originally $200); amazon.com

Operating like a mini convection oven, the Instant Vortex circulates super hot air around your food to lock in moisture and give it a crispy, crunchy exterior at the touch of a button. Choose from one of four built-in programs or adjust the time and temperature yourself with manual buttons. It’s designed with a basket large enough to fit a four-pound chicken and features eight simple-to-read controls. And don’t sweat the clean up: The device’s frying basket and cooking tray are removable and dishwasher-safe.

As one of Amazon’s top-selling air fryers, the Instant Vortex has picked up dozens of positive reviews. Customers praise the gadget for how easy it is to use and clean, saying it truly is a convenient tool for quick, healthy dinners.    

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“I find six-quart to be the perfect size for large portions,” wrote one. “It evenly heats better and faster than anything else I've used. Having overdone tips on my fries was just something I thought I had to live with in order to get them to crunch. Not so with this fryer; perfectly crisp and brown through and through.”

Another added, “It’s FANTASTIC and sooo easy to clean. All interior accessories are dishwasher-safe and the door pops off for an easy wipe down. It heats up quickly and it’s barely louder than a microwave. The chicken thighs I did were BETTER than using the sous vide.”

The device typically retails for $200, but right now it’s just $80. It’s a great holiday gift your favorite home cook, or a smart buy for yourself if you’re trying to make 2020 a little healthier. You’ll want to add it to your cart sooner rather than later, though. We don’t know how long this deal will last. 

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