The compact air fryer with 5-star reviews: 'Perfect'

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Air fryers came into vogue during lockdown, but unlike sourdough starters, they're here to stay.

If you've been putting off buying one because you don't have space for another bulky appliance in your kitchen, then the Instant Vortex Mini Air Fryer could be the perfect option.

The 2-litre air fryer, now just $104.30, is cute, compact, and comes in a choice of red, white or black.

"It's the cutest air fryer ever!" raved one user.

"It's so compact, perfect for a small kitchen, almost as wide as a Nespresso with frother on the side, a bit taller too.

"We've been looking for an air fryer for so long but they are all big and bulky, then this guy just showed up."

Three instant vortex mini air fryers side by side containing onion rings, fries and crinkle cut chips
The Instant Vortex Mini Air Fryer, $110.49, is a compact machine great for small kitchens. Photo: Amazon

"I've been wanting to buy an air fryer for a while but didn't want something big and bulky," another happy cook said.

"This unit is a great size and easily cooks enough to feed 2 people."

The machine can cook four cups of chips, or a quarter chicken at one time, making it ideal for small households.

It has four pre-set customisable cooking programs and allows you to air fry, bake and roast food with 95 per cent less oil than traditional cooking methods.

People who've bought it can't get enough of the convenient machine.

"After a week of using this, we cleaned out our old deep fryer and sold it!" said one fan.

"We've used it to cook chips, nuggets, spring rolls and Dagwood dogs, and to reheat pizza, crumbed fish and chips."

The Instant Vortex Mini on a bench full of crispy onion rings, plates, utensils and place mats surround
This mini air fryer is great for snacks and small meals. Photo: Amazon


Because it's small, it's quicker to heat up than bigger machines, making it perfect for quick and easy snacks and meals.

"Because of the size, it heats up extremely fast," said one user.

"I find that compared to things I cook in my large air fryer, cooking is noticeably quicker in this mini appliance."

Another user loved the fact it's so easy to clean.

"Quick to heat up and easy to clean. If you want a smaller unit...this is the one.

"Have wanted an air fryer for ages but was always put off because of the size.

"This one is great! I would easily recommend."

The Instant Vortex mini having just cooked two small pizzas, more pizzas, plates and a beverage on side
This mini air fryer is easy to clean, and great for small households. Photo: Amazon

The size also means it is less noisy than larger machines. "It is very quick and powerful, and does an excellent job. Also is not noisy compared to other air fryers," says one user. "It's the perfect mini air fryer."

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