Instant's iconic air fryer is now just $90 – thank Amazon's Big Spring Sale

Amazon has served up some serious savings on this speedy, smart air fryer

Instant Vortex Plus on the countertop with churros
(Image credit: Amazon)

Instant is well known for making some of the best air fryers on the market, and the Instant Vortex Plus covers six functions in one, slick appliance. Normally retailing at $160, you can now snap it up for just $90 in Amazon's Big Spring Sale – if you were thinking about jumping on the air fryer trend, now's the time to do it.

I'm H&G's eCommerce editor. This means that I test air fryers and then shop them for a living (a tough life, I know). Instant's Air Fryers are my favorites. They have dominated our lists of the best air fryers and multicookers for years – and they're not letting up anytime soon. To see one reduced to under $100 is rare, so I imagine this deal won't stick around.

Since testing this when it was released back in 2022, we've been big advocates for the Instant Vortex Plus. This doesn't have the advanced OdorErase technology and viewing window of some other options (I've included them below), but it does an excellent job of the basics. It's quick, compact, and quieter than most air fryers. The best part is that Amazon has now reduced it by 44%.

What's the deal?

Instant Vortex Plus 6-in 1| was $159.99, now $89.95 at Amazon

Instant Vortex Plus 6-in 1| was $159.99, now $89.95 at Amazon
This might not boast the frills and flourishes of ultra-premium models, but it does a great job of all six functions (broiling, dehydrating, crisping, roasting, reheating, and baking). You couldn't get a better air fryer for $90. 

Is the Instant Vortex Plus 6 Quart Air Fryer any good?

Instant Vortex Plus air fryer on the countertop

(Image credit: Instant)

Before I dive deep into the details of Instant's air fryer, I should say, this isn't sponsored. We independently tested this air fryer and it was love at first fry. We have a lot of praise for the Instant and some critical insights that came up in our expert tests. We discuss how we test air fryers in our dedicated piece.

Air fryers are rarely described as beautiful, but this design is sleek and smart. It's also pretty compact on the countertop, so our experts were impressed from the outset. The boxy control panel is easy to use (and equally easy to mark if you have greasy fingers). It comes with a removable air fryer insert grid for extra versatility.

Instant's newer Vortex Plus boasts a viewing window and OdorErase technology. These are really useful, but I'd consider them to be luxuries rather than essentials. A good air fryer should crisp up bacon, cook fries, and make delicious fish sticks quickly and efficiently. When we put the Instant to the test, that's exactly what we found. 

You don't just need to take my word for it. Out of 66,500 Amazon reviews, the Instant scores an incredible 4.5 stars. People praise the Instant Vortex Plus for its versatility, build quality, speed, and consistency. I also spotted that it consistently scores top marks for value. Now that it's half-price, I don't even know what it scores for value. Something better than words can do justice to.

It's worth noting that the drawers aren't dishwasher safe, so you'll need to hand-wash them or invest in dishwasher-safe inserts (which are also reduced at Amazon, co-incidentally). 

If you're keen to find out more, you can read our full Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer review.

Other options

If you really want an air fryer, but the Instant Vortex Plus isn't quite what you were looking for, don't worry about it. Amazon's got plenty more where that came from and so has Walmart.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.