Instant Brand Vortex has introduced a new small gem of an air fryer that we have added to our list of Best Air Fryers. Instant Brand makes such popular and reliable kitchen appliances and the Instant Vortex Mini 2 qt. 4-in-1 Air Fryer is the new ultimate kitchen tool to compliment a healthy lifestyle. Sleek and compact, this 2 quart 4-in-1 air fryer is a perfect companion to an Instant Pot or even a larger Vortex air fryer.
With its 4 ways of cooking in one, you can AIR FRY french fries, ROAST a quarter chicken, BAKE pastries, and REHEAT leftovers. Whether fresh or frozen, this mini air fryer is convenience at it best! You can keep it on display on the counter, or utilize its compact design to store it away. The Vortex Mini is so intuitively easy to use and comes in 4 stylish colors to compliment any kitchen. This Vortex mini air fryer is new and came on the market in May of 2021. This little gem packs a punch in the kitchen.
The Instant Vortex mini 2 quart 4-in-1air fryer costs $49.00 on Amazon. Instant Vortex has several larger sizes available, including a 4 quart for $99, 6 quart 6-in-1 air fryer for $99.00, and a 6 quart 6-in-1 with a tray window to monitor cooking for $108.00. Instant Vortex is a reputable, very reliable and popular brand with several air fryer sizes and various options.
- 4-in-1 appliance: air fry, roast, bake (or broil) and reheat
- 1300 watts
- Sleek and compact 2-quart capacity
- ‘Shake and turn’ reminder ensures even cooking results
- One-touch smart programs
- EvenCrisp technology to deliver the crunch and tenderness of deep-frying, with 95% less oil
- Easy to clean nonstick basket
- Super quick preheating
- Adjustable manual-dial temperature settings from 120 to 400 degrees F. depending on the cooking function you choose
- Proven safety features, including overheat protection and auto-off
- 4 stylish color options, aqua, black, red, and white
What Comes in the Box
The air fryer unit, the cooking tray with silicone “feet” (already in place with the air fryer), and the cooking drawer (also already in place with the air fryer).
The Instant Vortex mini 4-in-1 air fryer has a compact 2 quart capacity. The air fryer basket can hold 4-5 chicken wings at a time, or 4 cinnamon buns, or a small steak. The square-shaped air fryer basket holds more food than its round basket competitors.
Dimensions and Weight
This mini air fryer measures 11 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 12 inches in depth. The cooking basket dimensions measures 9”L x 8”W x 4”H. It weighs only 8 pounds so it is easy to store on the countertop, or move to a cabinet to store away.
Ease of Use
Its simple to use one-touch display has 4 smart programs all in one appliance and customizable manual-dial temperature and time controls, so it is versatile and more convenient than ever. The temperature range is from 120 to 400 degrees F. The highest temp on Reheat setting is 360 degrees F. It has a convenient “turn and shake” reminder. The time range is 1-60 minutes when using the air fry, bake and roast functions. The time range for reheating is 1-20 minutes only. This mini air fryer has everything you need in its sleek design to help you create delicious meals right from your countertop. The cooking tray is used on the bottom of the air fryer basket. It helps with proper air circulation and to provide all-around even cooking. This air fryer has a similar sound as a normal microwave.
Ease of Cleanup
Minimal grease means minimal mess so it’s easy to cleanup! The non-stick air fry basket is dishwasher safe. Both removable parts, the basket and the tray, can go in the dishwasher. You can clean the cooking element inside the cooking chamber with a damp cloth as needed. Just make sure the heating element is completely dry before cooking again with the Vortex.
Built in safety features including Overheat Protection and auto-off. The manufacturer has not tested and does not recommend using liners in the air fryer. You may use any dish this is oven-safe up to 400 degrees F in the air fryer. The cooking tray is made of aluminized steel with a non-stick coating made from PFTE. The Instant Vortex mini air fryer is completely free of BPA ad PFOA.
The power rating for the Instant Vortex mini 2 quart 4-in-1 air fryer is 1300 watts.
Instant Brand products including this Instant Vortex mini air fryer come with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. This mini air fryer guarantees the same commitment to safety and customer satisfaction as all the Instant and Instant Pot products.
Reviews on Target and Amazon
94% of the reviews on Amazon come in at 4 and 5 stars. The reviews average 4.7 stars. Customer reviews and ratings at Walmart average 4.8 out of 5 stars, The one star reviews list a defective product as the reason.
- Inexpensive from a very reputable and reliable brand
- Sleek, compact, and lightweight
- Countertop-friendly size
- No accessories needed to start cooking
- Perfect size for 2 people
- Easy to use controls with a manual dial for time and temperature settings
- “Turn and shake” reminder
- Perfect size for a small kitchen, apartment or RV
- 4 stylish colors to compliment any kitchen
- No dehydrate function
- No grill function
- Too small for a large family
- Emits a plastic smell at first
- Only 1300 watts