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Thanks for the detailed info! It’s super helpful on this new product 🙂 How would you say the toast came out? Thats the only thing keeping me from jumping on the bandwagon right away and replacing my toaster oven.

Sue Marie

I just did english muffins and they were better than coming out of a toaster. Although I haven’t tried toast yet, I just read elsewhere where one person said 3 mins @ 400, no butter, no flipping works for her and another said butter both sides, broil @ 380 on middle rack for a few mins. I will be experimenting. lol


Thank you so much for your detailed information. I am still on the fence whether I want the Vortex or not. I have read a lot on the facebook pages and have yet to see anything on the following question:
Are the trays, drip pan, and the rotisserie cage dishwasher safe?


Thank you and I finally saw the post where someone posted the link to the actual manual, not just what was included in with the Vortex. That was helpful as well.

Sandi Keselowski Beach

Yes, all but the door


I am too..I always put it in my Walmart cart but have yet to checkout..


Does it get hot on the outside? I bought a Cuisinart convection oven I need to replace because I get burnt if I touch it. Can you bake in this? Thanks.


I just ordered this for my son and son in law a housewarming gift, I was going to let them try it before I bought it for us but you sold me on the bacon! My husband loves bacon but hates to make it because of the mess.
What is the brush you use to clean it?

Pamela Busch

Let us know if you can bake a dessert. I have a convection oven and small air fryer but what to convert to only one piece of equipment. Any suggestions?

Felix Perez

It does not. It stays pretty cool even after operating for more than an hour at 400 degrees

Lisa Hogan

Not hot at all. I just replaced a black and decker larger version for one of the same reasons because it was so hot to the touch. Not an issue with this at all.

Sue Marie

The whole outside is warm to the touch, but the window gets HOT.


Thanks for sharing your review! I’m also on the fence to getting this to replace my cuisinart AF oven…. my only concern is, is the temperature in the vortex accurate when you use the bake function? Because mine runs way hotter then it should… so baking things in our cuisinart sucks. 🙁

Thanks again for sharing your experience and review with us. It’s very helpful much appreciated.

Wendy Hughes-Jelen

Hi Lana, I saw your unboxing, and thanks for this post. What’s the maximum temp it will go to? I use the no knead bread recipe and I bake my own bread in an Emile Henry casserole dish in the oven. It bakes at 450. I was wondering if I would be able to do this here. In a regular oven it cooks with a lid on for half an hour and then lid off for 15 minutes to give it some color.

Kenny O

Are you able use the the Rotisserie Cage to make french fries from scratch? I make sweet potato fries from scratch all the time in my current air fryer, and while they come out great, having to take the basket out and shake it during the cooking process is annoying.

Kenny O

Thanks for the response. I just noticed that there is a recipes for fries on the IP site, they use the basket. This is exactly what I’ve been wanting from an air fryer and the other features are great bonus…..mine will be delivered Monday.

Felix Perez

I’m a dad. Do all my cooking. Cooked home fries for my twins this weekend using the basket. Came out really good. 12 minutes for delicious fries. Most of the seasoning came off the fries though from the tumbling action.

Felix Perez

From the manual
For crispy, golden fries, soak fresh potato sticks in ice water for 15
minutes, pat dry and spray lightly with cooking oil before inserting them
to the oven.

Lori Hughes

I made home fries last night in mine w red skinned potatoes. 20 min air fry w basket and they were perfect. Seasoned only w drizzle of olive oil, season salt, pepper, and Greek seasoning.


It appears Page 26 of the manual has instructions for removal and installation of the door.


Thank you for your detailed review!! I’m having a problem getting the door off. I tried lifting the left side and used your link to their instructions which says right side I believe, but I must not be getting at the correct angle or something because I cannot get the door off. I’m afraid of it breaking. I will check out your site further and see if I can find a video of you taking it off. Maybe that will help me to know how hard to pull to get it to release.

Mark DeGross

Nice review! I turn into a ‘gadgetholic’ whenever a new kitchen gadget is realeased, and to date, I have a few pressure cookers of varying capacities, a ninja foodi, and a Power xl airfryer oven, which has racks, rotisserie spit, rotisserie basket. All have been abandoned for my foodi. I’d like to give that instant pot airfryer a shot, but do I *want* to go back to having to use a separate pressure cooker *and* the ip airfyer? I can’t say I do.. lol


Thanks for review! I am interested, but don’t know much about air fryers. Someone told me it still uses oil, is that the case?

Denise Fennell

Is there anything in the manual, or just based on your experience with, about how loud the unit is? Is the sound the same using the rotisserie as well as say doing bagels? Thank you 🙂

Denise Fennell

Thank you! 🙂


does this vortex actually make toast? like a toaster would? toasted on both sides, and would be good for heating up pizza rolls etc? I have teens that use toaster oven a lot for these things.. we have an air fryer but its hardly used, they prefer toaster oven

Jenniffer Campbell

Can you please tell me the dimensions of the baking pans it comes with? Are all of them slotted with holes? Thank You in advance

Nancy Babyak

When you do another video could you measure exactly? Teflon is a no go for our house, but I want to give the interwebs a try at replacements for both the drip and the slotted… thanks!


Did you have any difficulty untwisting the cage..when you’re trying to get the food out? I felt like struggled a bit! 😫

Sue Marie

I use Ove Gloves and find it easy to untwist. I’ve seen a video where someone sits the bottom of the cage in a bowl so the lid is in an almost standing position. Not sure if this would help if you have to do it quickly.


Does the manual give required clearances need? Do you have a link to an online manual? Thanks


Lana, thank you so much for all the info/recipes/videos on the IVP…..yesterday I made 2 Cornish Hens with the rotisserie feature (40 minutes on 350 degrees) , side by side, and they came out absolutely wonderful!

Sue Marie

Thanks for sharing your video. I know you’ve had it soon after it came out, but since seeing the Vortex mentioned, I’ve found lots of YouTube videos re taking off the door,… I just saw one for rotisserie chicken and they say it’s awesome. It sure looked good and I could hear how crisp it was when the woman bit into a wing. No telling how long we have to wait in Canada for them to be available. They won’t even give us an idea of the cost….and it’s been in Walmart about 2 months now and some locations have… Read more »

Sue Marie

Just an update on availability in Canada. They did come out shortly after posting my previous comment, but unlike the US, Walmart here wasn’t stocking many. I have 5 local Walmarts and only saw 1 or none in their stores. Now they either don’t sell them or are sold out because you can’t buy them online either. Instant Pot”s site has none available. I was hoping to get a good deal on Black Friday but saw Best Buy had them $30 cheaper ($149) in the sale that ends today. Not sure if they will keep it at that price for… Read more »


I saw some reviews that people were complaining about the plastic inside the vortex was melting or they smelt some plastic burning when using the rotisserie basket. Have you experienced that? Is there really any plastic inside?


Wow! That’s a quick reply. Thanks!! I’m about to place an order of it taking advantage of Black Friday sale 😁

linda botts

Hi-I have used my air fryer 2 times now and there is a terrible unpleasant smell coming from it..is this normal? Will the smell eventually go away and is the smell unhealthy for us to breathe in? I love the machine itself-but the smell is unbearable!

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I wish there was more info on time and temperatures. Fried chicken in particular

Sue Marie

The manual has a couple of charts. I know some complain they didn’t get one. If you need one, just Google for it or go to the IP site and download a copy.


Why, when following the temp posted, everything becomes too overcooked and almost burned. This happens with air fryer recipes using the Vortex. What is happening?

Sue Marie

I find that food is usually done before the time given for AF specific recipes that I follow from the IP AF site, but not to the point that they are burned. That’s why I’m glad I have the oven model so I can keep an eye on how it’s cooking. If it’s not the fault of the recipe itself, or where you place the trays as Lana mentioned, I would use a thermometer to see if the unit is actually heating to the proper temps. As a note, I’ve had a few instances where I’d set the temp for,… Read more »

Judith Denton

I have pet parrots. If I had know this could injure or kill them I would NEVER have purchased this product.

Mike Berg
Mike Berg

Thank You Lana for Your Insight into the World of Vortex +!


Is there any rotisserie skewers that works in the instant vortex plus 7 in 1

Sue Marie

Amazon sells some and I have heard people say they cut to fit like Lana mentioned. I wish ours had that feature, but at least we have the rotating basket that the Omni doesn’t.
Some people have gotten creative by using long bamboo skewers and have them go from side to side or lay on the trays.

Last edited 2 years ago by Sue Marie

Is there a basket available for the 10 qt. Vortex Plus 7 in 1?

Louie whitcomb

Need cooking guide so dont over cook or uncooked

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