Instant Pot Vs Air Fryer

Kitchen appliances make our life easy to cook delicious recipes. It could be difficult to decide the right kitchen appliances for your specific need. In this article we will talk about Instant Pot and Air Fryer. These two appliances are very basic and important kitchen appliances having plenty of useful functions to make the cooking experience easy and enjoyable. Both of these appliances are specific to cook certain types of food. After going through this informative article you will be able to choose the right appliance for you between these two Instant Pot Vs Air Fryer.

What is an Instant Pot?

Instant Pot is basically a multi-cooker that can replace more than 7 appliances in a regular kitchen. It is a modern, versatile and well known multi-use appliance made by Instant Pot (IP) brand. Instant Pot has several series each with specific features.

How does an Instant Pot work?

Instant Pot is an advanced version of traditional Pressure Cooker. The cooking methodology of Instant Pot is more or less the same as Pressure Cooker but it is more controlled with digital functionalities. Steam is produced to use water or broth of the food which builds up pressure to cook food quickly.

What can cook with Instant Pot?

A wide variety of food can be cooked by Instant Pot. Below are some of the most commonly food list cooked with Instant Pot:

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Mutton
  • Beans
  • Soups
  • Noodles
  • Rice
  • Seafood
  • Porridge

Besides all this, Instant Pot can also be used as Saute Pan to stir fry foods using very little amount of oil. 

What is an Air Fryer?

Air Fryer is a kind of oven that is an ideal replacement for a deep fryer. Instead of using too much oil to fry food, air Fryers use optimum oil and heat energy to cook delicious and crispy food more quickly and efficiently.

How does an Air Fryer work?

An Air Fryer consists of a heating element right above the cooking chamber which produces heat while a fan placed above the heating element pushes the hot air to circulate through the food basket to cook the crispy food instantly using little amounts of oil.

What can cook with an Air Fryer?

You can comfortably cook all those recipes which you make into any conventional deep fryer. Basically you can fry, bake, roast or grill in an Air Fryer. Some of the commonly cooked foods into Air Fryer are:

  • Roast chicken
  • Fried beef
  • French fries
  • Steak
  • Potato wedges
  • Small cakes
  • Vegetable

Difference between Instant Pot and air Fryer

Choicewar provides the difference between Instant Pot and Air Fryer is that Instant Pot is versatile to cook a large array of food types while Air Fryer is specific for fry food to use little oil.

Which one is healthier?

If we closely monitor the working methodology then it is very clear that food cooked by Instant Pot will be healthier because Instant Pots use steam to cook food, which do not destroy nutrients. On the other hand Air Fryers use heat energy to cook crispy food which destroys most of the vital nutrients of food.

Which one is more portable?

Usually Air Fryers are smaller than Instant Pots thus Air Fryers are more portable. 

Which one is more affordable?

Instant Pot is more expensive than Air Fryer because of its versatile functionalities and ability to cook a large variety of food. 

Which one is faster?

Both appliances are designed to cook food quickly. Time to cook food depends upon the type of the food you cooked.

Which is better to buy? Instant Pot or Air Fryer

If you have limited use for a small group of people to cook just fry or crispy food then Air Fryer can serve you better while Instant Pots are versatile and multi-use appliances better to cook large variety of healthier food.

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