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Instant Pot vs. Air Fryer

With all the new kitchen gadgets that have come around in the last year or two, it’s hard to tell which one you should invest in. One thing is for sure: you don’t need to purchase all of them. While it’s tempting to purchase an Instant Pot, an Air Fryer, and a Crockpot, chances are purchasing one can accomplish most of the work. But which one should you purchase?

The first question to answer is which foods you can cook with which gadget. Instant pots use steam and pressure to cook foods, which opens the door for cooking a wide variety of different things. In an instant pot, you can cook soups, meats, poultry, yogurt, and rice - to start. The main thing the Instant Pot is known for is cutting down your cooking time. Think: crockpot style meals in 20-30 minutes.

Air Fryers are known for being a healthy way to cook your favorite fried foods like chicken wings, french fries, and steak. However, they can do much more. In an Air Fryer you can cook quiche, omelettes, roast chicken, and cakes. Air Fryers work via hot air conduction. This convection method allows for little to no oil to be used, which is what makes cooking foods this way a healthier alternative.

So: Air Fryer or Instant Pot? It depends on your usage. For more versatility, go with the Instant Pot. For a fun way to cook your favorite football foods, go with the Air Fryer. The drawback of the Instant Pot is that it is less unique than the Air Fryer in terms of what it can accomplish. You can cook many of the same foods in an Instant Pot via your stovetop or Crockpot. However, you cannot easily cook most of the same foods in the Air Fryer unless you are using a deep fryer or a lot of oil. Crispy healthy fries or a quick way to make your favorite dinners - we reckon that either choice you make is a win.

2019-02-20 00:00:00
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