Instant Pot's Instant Vortex Mini Is On Sale on Amazon for Just $50

Perfect for small kitchens and delicious solo dinners.

Instant Air Fryer
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If you were on the internet at all over the last couple of years, you know that everyone suddenly became obsessed with their air fryer. And while I’m not one to get excited over a new gadget—much less one designed to be used in the kitchen—seeing all of my friends talking about their favorite recipes definitely piqued my interest. I wasn’t alone: The do-it-all device became the go-to gadget for skilled home chefs and cooking newbies alike. It even earned a spot on my own countertop. If you somehow managed to avoid buying one back when they were going viral, I have good news: Instant Pot’s Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer Mini is on sale on Amazon right now for Black Friday.

While it originally retails for $60, the black and white versions of this adorable two-quart air fryer are currently going for $50. And, thanks to Amazon’s Prime shipping feature, it will arrive at your front door well before Christmas rolls around. This will give you plenty of time to learn how to actually use it—and to figure out how it can help you make all of the side dishes that you're in charge of this year. Because let's be honest: Why would you break out the pots and pans if you don’t even have to? Instant Pot’s four-in-one gadget not only acts as an air fryer, it can also broil, roast, and reheat all of your favorite foods, too. Leftovers will never be the same, I promise. As in, you’ll want to eat them instead of ordering in.

Instant Pot Instant Vortex Mini | $60 $50

Instant Pot Instant Vortex Mini | $60 $50

Just like the original Instant Pot, the Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer is surprisingly easy to use. It gives you a range of customizable cooking programs to match whatever food mood you’re in, so you can just set it and forget it on your busiest weeknights. It even connects to the Instant Pot phone app, so say hello to more than 1,500 new recipes! You can now whip up perfectly-crispy chicken wings and heat up a cinnamon bun for dessert without having to turn on your oven. The air fryer is also actually designed to use 95 percent less oil than other cooking techniques, thanks to Instant Pot's Evencrisp Technology.

But if you’re wary of adding yet another tool to your space, know that the Instant Vortex was designed with small kitchens in mind. Not only is it meant to replace four different appliances—a major win if you live in a tiny studio apartment, as I do—but this two-quart air fryer is only nine inches wide and 11 inches high. This means it can fit on just about any countertop, or can easily be stored in cabinets. In the more than 400 five-star reviews, several users claim that this air fryer is also simple to clean, so I promise that you won’t be stuck scrubbing and soaking it long after you’ve put everything else into the dishwasher.

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.