Why this reduced Instant Pot multi-cooker is the ideal air fryer swap

This discounted multi-cooker has a built-in air fryer and is currently 30% off

multicooker instant pot display
(Image credit: Instant Brands)

If you were thinking Black Friday might be the time to finally buy an air fryer, a multi-cooker with a built-in air fryer could be a smarter purchase. The Instant Pot below is currently 30% off and it works as an air fryer while giving you plenty of other cooking options. Roasting, slow cooking, baking, grilling...

Everyone's talking about the best air fryers right now, and research analysing energy use finds that cooking in air fryers and pressure cookers can save energy at home – in fact, there's an 80% difference in energy consumption, and they have a 70% faster cooking time, according to Instant Brands.

black instant pot multicooker with air fryer built in

(Image credit: Instant Brands)

Instant Pot multi-cooker with built-in air fryer

The best multi-cookers are a convenient kitchen appliance due to the range of things you can do with them, and with the air fryer trend showing no signs of slowing down, these multifunctional pieces of kit might just be a savvy investment if you love cooking. They're also a nice option for home cooks with tiny kitchens, as it saves you from cluttering up cupboards and worktops with a separate slow cooker, air fryer etc. 

Another alternative is a halogen oven. We tried both a halogen oven and air fryer to see which was best.

Pro Crisp Multi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer | was £249.99, now £169.99 at Instant Brands

Pro Crisp Multi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer | was £249.99, now £169.99 at Instant Brands

You can save £80 on this multi cooker and air fryer from Instant Brands right now. It has 11 functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer, sous vide, air fryer, roaster, mini oven, grill, and dehydrator. It also has a black finish and LED display.

Instant Pot Pro on a white counter top with egg salad

(Image credit: Instant Pot)

We previously reviewed the Instant Pot Pro, which is similar but doesn't have an air fryer. It's entirely dishwasher safe and we loved its compact design. 

Instant Pot is one of the biggest names in the multicooker market and has a huge online community of fans across the globe. Since launching the first Instant Pot in 2010, they have continued to innovate and improve its range of multicookers, and there are now several models to choose from.

Millie Hurst
Senior Content Editor

Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.