Instant Pot Instant Omni Plus 11-in-1 Toaster Oven & Air Fryer Review
Convection technology has taken the home cooking appliance world by storm. It uses the rapid circulation of air to quickly cook, bake, and even air fry a wide range of foods. Convection cooking has even evolved to help grill and roast meats with astonishing flavor and juiciness.
The Instant Pot Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven represents one of the most versatile convection cooking appliances on the market today. Not only can it be used as a high-quality air fryer, and pizza oven, but it also comes with the spit, basket, and other accessories to make succulent rotisserie chicken.
It has the 26-liter capacity to toast up to six slices of bread at the same time, or bake up to a 12-inch pizza, bake a 12-inch cake, as well as roast a typical broiler-fryer chicken. The Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven has 11 different settings to let you air fry, bake, roast, sear, and toast. It comes with a wide range of accessories, including a stainless steel oven rack, cooking pan, air fryer basket, rotisseries spits, and forks, as well as a rotisserie lift.
Construction & Ease of Assembly
The impressive stainless steel gleam of the Instant Pot Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven speaks to the underlying material build quality and cutting edge engineering that is infused in it at every single level. You will also appreciate the sturdiness of the accessories. When you insert a chicken into the rotisserie basket to roast it, you can trust that it will be done on time without some of the typical stall-out problems that you get with lesser rotisserie cooking appliances.
When it comes to assembly, there isn’t a lot to do to get the Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven ready to toast and bake. Though installing the rotisserie spit jack and components can be a little fiddly. With a little practice, you will get used to the angle you need to insert it correctly.
Versatility is the hallmark of the Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven. On your typical Tuesday morning, you can leave it set up like a toaster oven to help get breakfast started. Then for supper, you can quickly transform it into a high-quality air fryer or 26-liter capacity toaster oven.
Though where the Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven really shines, is as a pizza oven or a rotisserie roaster. When baking a pizza, you need to work with a fresh dough that has a lot of moisture content for a truly fluffy, yet perfectly crispy crust. Then preheat a pizza stone and slide it on. The speed of the Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven will let you crank out 12-inch pizzas in rapid succession.
The rotisserie oven has a smooth rotation to it, and a commandingly strong electric motor, which turns the basket with ease. The drippings then fall down into the lower portion of the Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven for easy cleanup. This type of convection roasting cooks the whole bird far faster than even a gas or charcoal rotisserie grill. You also get an arguably juicier bird.
The spacious interior of the Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven offers up to 26-liters of volume. Though you are never going to feasibly use every last cubic inch. In the real world, you can toast up to 6 slices of bread at the same time, or bake a single 12-inch pizza, a 12-inch cake, or roast an average broiler-fryer chicken.
The versatility of the Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven means that it is rife with special features. Beyond its capacity as a highly efficient convection toaster oven, you can also set it up as an air fryer, pizza oven, or rotisserie oven. In its 11 different settings, you will also find a reheating feature that warms leftovers like pizza and French fries while keeping them crisp, instead of soggy.
The rotisserie is a little bit tricky to install the first few times you use it. Though it has a nice, strong electric motor that moves the bird confidently without stalling out. Which is something you can’t say of a lot of competitor rotisserie motors.
Ease to Clean
The Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven is relatively easy to clean. If you are using it as an air fryer and you needed to spray a little oil on the food, like you would with fresh-cut French fries then you might need to wipe down a little spatter.
Baked and toasted goods can sometimes deposit crumbs. They can easily be removed by dumping out the small crumb tray located in the lower portion of the Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven’s frame.
Of course, the rotisserie is going to be the messiest part of the Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven. Like all rotisserie ovens, there will be more than a fair amount of drippings that come off the bird as the fat and collagen render. This can potentially overwhelm the crumb/drippings tray. So, you will need to keep an eye on it. Afterward, the interior will need a good wipe down. All the other parts are dishwasher safe.
The Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven comes with 12-months of comprehensive warranty coverage. This is arguably a little sparse for the price tag.
Convection cooking technology is the wave of the future. Not only does it cook food remarkably fast, but it is also incredibly versatile. You see these concepts shine through with the same stainless steel gleam of the Instant Pot Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven. You can air fry, bake, toast, roast, rewarm, make pizzas and even rotisserie roast a whole broiler-fryer chicken. Just be sure to keep it clean and give it a good deep cleaning from time to time.
- Commercial grade stainless steel
- 11 different versatile functions
- Strong rotisserie motor
- Tons of accessories
- Sparse 12-month warranty
- Rotisserie dripping cleanup
- Takes up a lot of countertop space