Review

Instant Pot Pro Crisp XL 8Qt 11-in-1 Air Fryer & Electric Pressure Cooker Combo with Multicooker & Air Fryer Lid that Roasts, Steams, Slow Cooks, Sautés, Dehydrates & More, Free App With 1300 Recipes

Instant Pot Pro Crisp XL 8Qt 11-in-1 Air Fryer & Electric Pressure Cooker Combo with Multicooker & Air Fryer Lid that Roasts, Steams, Slow Cooks, Sautés, Dehydrates & More, Free App With 1300 Recipes

Cook and crisp like a pro with the Instant Pot Pro Crisp™ Pressure Cooker + Air Fryer, the one-pot wonder that does it all with 2 innovative lids! It replaces 11 kitchen appliances: pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, air fryer, roaster, mini oven, broiler, and dehydrator. With pro-level upgrades to the inner pot and lids including advanced heat protection, enjoy quick and convenient cooking with just a switch of the lid. The Instant Pot Pro Crisp offers the quality, convenience and versatility you’ve come to expect from Instant – discover amazing. Customizable air frying range of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 degrees Celsius).

Features & Specifications

  • 11-IN-1 FUNCTIONALITY: Air fry, broil, bake, roast, dehydrate, reheat, rotisserie, toast, warm, convection oven.
  • 2 INTERCHANGEABLE LIDS: Transform the Instant Pot from pressure cooker to air fryer.
  • PERFECT FOR LARGER FAMILIES: Cook for up to 8 people – perfect for larger families, or meal prepping and batch cooking for singles and smaller families.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE COOKING PROGRAMS: Pressure Cook, Sauté, Slow Cook, Steam, Sous Vide, Warm, Air Fry, Roast, Bake, Broil, Dehydrate.
  • CONVENIENT FAVORITES: 5 programmable settings for your own special recipes.
  • EVENCRISP TECHNOLOGY: The included air fryer lid delivers all the crunch and tenderness of deep-frying with 95% less oil.
  • FAST OR SLOW: Pressure cook to save time and retain more flavor, or slow cook for traditional recipes.
  • 11+ PROVEN SAFETY FEATURES: Overheat Protection, safe locking lid, upgraded gentle steam release switch with diffusing cover to reduce noise and prevent splashing on the counter, and more.
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: Stainless-steel multi-use steam rack, non-stick multi-level air fryer basket with stainless-steel dehydrating/broiling tray, and heat-resistant protective pad and storage cover.
  • DISCOVER AMAZING RECIPES: Download our free Instant Pot app (iOS and Android) so you can discover new favorites and prepare delicious meals
  • Dimensions: 15.35 x 12.57 x 14.78 inches
  • Weight: 26.2 pounds

Pros & Cons

Pros

Brilliant overall except for the airfryer basket. Update: After 1.5 months of daily use, I have to say this is the best cooking device I’ve ever used. Everything works just as advertised. If you have to buy only one thing for your kitchen, this is it. I increased the rating to 4, 1 off because of the horrible airfryer basket issue described below. If you need a replacement for the basket, look up on amazon the “air fryer replacement basket 3.7qt for power gowise usa air fryer”. I read a review saying that it fits the instant pot duo crisp so I bought it and yeah it does. I’ve used that one constantly for a month without a single scratch. This is my real experience, not paid review. I like instant pot a lot but I gotta say the airfryer basket is such a disappointment. I only used wooden tools and soft sponge with it but after only 2 wash the basket already got scratched. There’s another bigger scratch than the one shown here but I’m too lazy to take a new photo. I asked the customer service but they pointed me to Amazon seller (after sending them all photos and details) which provides information to basically tell me to contact Instant Pot again. Great machine, bad basket, not impressed with customer service so far.

Easy, quick meals. The Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a total lifesaver for quick and easy meals! I absolutely love it and am so happy I bought it during Prime Day. Here's a quick review of the pros and cons. Pros: 1) This airfryer cooks everything faster than my former Ninja countertop model, and food is much crispier rather than soggy (especially foods like fried/dry-rubbed chicken, fries, and brussel sprouts.) I'd suggest spraying the air fryer basket and inner pot with avocado oil due to its high smoke point (500°F). 2) I don't have to worry about it heat-damaging anything in the kitchen due to it's construction. My old countertop airfryer got so hot that it warped a phone outlet on the backsplash. The internal heat and repetitive motion of pushing the basket in & out also warped the basket so it wouldn't close and connect, making turnover of food halfway through cooking a huge pain! That's why the Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a HUGE step up because the engineering mitigates all of those issues. 3) It's MUCH easier to clean! If you can find them, get the silicone basket and skewer accessories for easily lifting and roasting meats. The downsides: 1) It can be difficult to store due to its size and the 2 different lids (it can only fit on the floor of my standard-sized pantry closet). I'd recommend getting a rack for the body and perhaps a box for the lids. 2) The app (surprisingly) isn't great and needs *lots* of work. You can find more helpful recipes and cooking guidelines for certain foods on blogger websites, but I'd like to have the info readily available and tested from the manufacturer without having to Google and sift through different blogger's recipes to find the best fit for what I plan to cook. 3) When you're trying to pressure cook—especially with grains—the release is powerful and can be a bit messy. For example, I made a batch of farro and the natural release spewed starchy, thick goo that kinda resembled a sticky volcanic explosion which I hid from then immediately cleaned so it didn't have time to harden on my surfaces. If you have wood or freshly painted cabinets, as I did, you definitely want to make sure the steam does not pressure release under or near them. It's akin to powerwashing your cabinets in boiling water, so make sure the steam valve is pointing away from your cabinets and anything else overhead.

The new 11 in 1 Duo Crisp is amazing, could not be any happier! Engineering perfection personified, this machine is incredible and does all it says it will do. Makes my life so much easier, takes a bit of trial and error and DuckDuckGo/YouTube searches for pointers but well worth it. Automatically seals when the lid is installed for the pressure cooking function and the push button steam release is a huge improvement from the older Instant Pots. Air Fry lid is sturdy and heats up within 2 minutes for about any heat setting, easy to merely lift off to check what you're cooking then put back on and it immediately starts where it left off. Be sure to preheat before placing your food inside so you can get an accurate estimate as to the time it will take to cook. One bit of info I would like to share when roasting large cuts of meat; dry off with paper towels, season with just salt/pepper then lightly spray (do not soak, the goal is to just sear the outside, any excess oil just drips off) with avocado oil (high flash/smoke point) to keep your meat from drying out. Figure 15-16 minutes per pound for roasting poultry at 360 degrees and a bit higher for roasting pork or beef, you'll be amazed at the taste and moistness of the meat. Wash whatever pan/basket etc... you're using between cooking's, otherwise whatever fat, meat or coatings etc... that sticks or drops off will cook again and smoke up your kitchen. Would give 10 stars if it was an option!

Cons

Don't waste your money. Bona fides: I have been cooking for over 50 years. I got my first pressure cooker in 1974. That's a long enough time to allow the development of strong opinions. I had an Instant Pot and loved it. My opinion of ihe Instant Pot Duo Crisp is that it's a piece of junk which has no place in a serious kitchen. The control panel is unreadable unless you bend down and look straight at it; this is an annoyance but easily fixable with a Sharpie. The pressure cooker works fine. It was better once I learned that the quick release lock cannot be engaged while the lid is on the cooker. The saute function works fine, as long as you stir the food to keep it from sticking on the hot spots. The air fryer basket is very poorly designed: if you use both levels, you cannot turn food over on the bottom tier without removing the top rack, and the top rack is designed to spill its contents all over the counter when it is removed. It would have been really helpful if there was any information in the manuals about how much oil to use. Just saying "uses less oil" is meaningless. It took over 30 minutes to 'air-fry' 12 chicken wings starting with fully-thawed, refrigerated meat. The sous vide never got above 140F, when it was set to 200F. Same with the slow cooker; it gets just warm enough to breed salmonella cultures. I have not and will not try out the roast, bake, or broil functions because I expect that would only result in me having to salvage or discard ingredients. The user manual guidelines are completely useless for these functions. The user manual was obviously written for someone who cannot remember for five minutes that CAUTION: Pressure Cookers Get Hot! and has to be told every time that the appliance won't work if it's not plugged in. These are the most significant complaints I have about this artifact. I will be discarding it as soon as I can afford a different pressure cooker. Learn from my mistakes, fellow cooks.

Instant Pot is Great, Air Fryer is GARBAGE. I purchased this item after hearing everyone in my office talk about how much they love their instant pot or air fryer. So, I figured this would be the best of both worlds. After receiving the unit I realized that the majority of my needs would be for the air fryer. So I started making chicken fingers and french fries. After a few uses I noticed that the air fryer basket (which is coated in non-stick material, a toxic chemical) had a bunch of places where the non stick coating was missing. Upon further inspection I noticed it is chipping off and was most likely consumed by me while eating my chicken fingers. This is terrifying and I immediately reached out to the manufacturer, who told me they will ship me a replacement when they have one. I have waited over a month and this monstrosity of a kitchen appliance just sits on my counter taking up a ton of space. I wrote into Instant pot again and they offered me a modest discount a second instant pot product. Stay away from this product for air frying, it may have harmful effects on your health. Also, it has a large footprint and it comes with two big tops, so make sure you have the room for storing it.

The product was defective. I was so excited to buy this product. It had been on my "saved for later" list for a long time. I was especially excited because it was an 11 in one product. It was a bit bigger than I wanted, but it was the only one that was an 11 in one product. Before I arrived I had printed out at least 50 recipes to try. My first disappointment was that some of the accessories that came with it, clearly were meant for a smaller model, and when I brought it to the attention of the seller they asked for a whole lot of things that a non tech savy senior citizen was in no position to do. Then, I was disappointed when the cooking surface was so small. It was an 8 quart instant pot but the cooking surface was clearly no bigger than a 4 quart. They clearly went UP rather than out as they increased capacity. My final disappointment was when it would not property pressurize and when half of the control panel functions wouldn't work. I returned it. I cook a lot and I am going back to the tried and true methods.

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