Mealthy CrispLid will let you have a pressure cooker air fryer all in the same pot! Use your Instant Pot, Crock Pot Express or Mealthy and try it! Here’s my CrispLid review.
Instant Crisp is here! Have you seen the air fryer lid for pressure cookers yet?? It exists!! The Mealthy CrispLid transforms your pot. I have been waiting for this for so long. (affiliate links present, originally published 5/19)
Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid
- Grab your pressure cooker air fryer lid here!!
Before I shared what it looked like and what it comes with I needed to test it out first. I never share anything unless I’m truly in love with it.
I made air fryer pork chops AND what we will call a rotisserie Crisp Lid chicken too (recipe below) and both came out great. SO I decided to share my Mealthy CrispLid review with you here today.
Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid Recipes
Ok so if you grab this you can use any of our easy Ninja Foodi recipes that focus on air crisp. You can also make any and all of the easy air fryer recipes we share weekly. Beyond that it is handy to melt an added layer of cheese let’s say on the top of any Instant Pot casseroles you might want to make.
- You can make our Instant Pot whole chicken but at the end instead of using your broiler, just turn this on for a few minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Use the basket included to make frozen pork chops air fryer recipe.
Air fryer pressure cooker lid
- The air fryer Instant Crisp lid itself, seen here
- A silicone mat for setting it on your counter, seen above
- great when it’s hot
- A metal trivet
- An air fryer basket
- love this, easy to clean and works great even for a whole chicken
- CrispLid cookbook
If you’re not familiar with this brand, they are not new. Mealthy is the #2 pressure cooker on the market, and the least expensive too. I have an 8 quart and it’s great. Pretty much identical to any other brand on the market but comes with a lot of accessories right off the bat.
How to Use Mealthy CrispLid
Here’s how to use the Instant Crisp Lid and how to turn your Instant Pot into an air fryer (or any other brand):
The buttons on top are quite easy to understand and figure out but here’s an explanation.
- Thermometer button – Push to set the temperature.
- Clock – Used to set the time, how long you want to air fry your food.
- Play looking button – To start the machine.
- Square – To stop the air fryer lid.
- + and – are used to move the temperature or time up or down.
Tip: Once you’re ready to use it you need to plug it in (duh), but you also need to push the handle all the way down. If you don’t it won’t turn on. (lesson learned on my part)
Mealthy Air Fryer Instant Pot Lid
Is the Mealthy air fryer lid easy to use?
I am not one to read directions so as always I didn’t. I was able to figure out what buttons did what just because it is intuitive really.
- The only thing I got caught up on was in the very beginning it didn’t turn on but it was my fault. I note this in my tip that you need to ensure the handle is all the way down first. Otherwise it won’t start, my bad.
When I was cooking both items I stopped and started it more than once because I wanted to check the food. It is easy to reset after checking and the silicone mat is very helpful so you don’t burn your countertop.
Here is what we made on the first day when our air fryer lid arrived:
- Air fryer pork chops
- I used the recipe in the recipe book that came with the lid.
- You could also easily pressure cook the meat and then air fry to crisp.
- Rotisserie chicken
- The pressure cooker and air fryer Instant Pot lid was used to make this.
- Came out fantastic!
- Recipe for this below.
- Whole chicken
- ours was about 4.5 lbs.
- we prefer organic because it is leaner
- Olive oil spray
- Garlic salt
- Seasoned salt – I swear by Lawry’s
Seriously, I really never measure my spices when I am making a whole chicken. However, I do when I am creating a recipe so I can share them with you. BUT please use whatever you normally put on a chicken when you bake it. 😉
Watch how this lid works here!
- 1 chicken 4.5-5 lbs.
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt Lawry's
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1.5 c chicken broth or water
- olive oil spray
- Pour your liquid inside your pressure cooker and lower down a trivet.
- Put the air fryer basket that comes with your CrispLid on top of that.
- Rinse your whole chicken and remove bag from cavity if there is one.
- Put chicken in air fryer basket and sprinkle seasonings on top.
- Close lid to pressure cooker and set to high pressure for 22 minutes.
- Do a quick release and put pressure cooker lid aside.
- Spray chicken with olive oil spray on top.
- Put Crisp Lid on top, plug in, and put handle down so it turns on.
- Set to 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Add additional minutes if you want it crispier.
- Remove and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
Sunday 7th of June 2020
Thanks for sharing your recipe. I just bought a Crisplid. I have a couple of questions. When do you check the temperature of the bird and does crisping of the skin increase the bird's temperature, if so how much?
Sunday 19th of January 2020
Ref: using a non-stick inner pot with the CrispLid. This is an extract from the Mealty.com website........ "Can I use aluminum or nonstick pressure cooker pots with my Mealthy CrispLid? The Mealthy CrispLid is designed for use only with stainless steel pots, and should not be used with an aluminum or nonstick inner pressure cooker pot." Now you know.
Sunday 3rd of November 2019
I need a recipe using drumsticks. Thanks
Saturday 27th of July 2019
Question: do I use the trivet (with handles) that came with the IP 6-qt. or the taller trivet that came with the CrispLid? In other words, do I want it closer or further away from the burner when I crisp it. Thanks!
Sunday 26th of January 2020
I use both. Mostly the trivet that came the the CrispLid though because you want your food to be close to the heating element. However, when I do a whole chicken, for example, I cook the chicken in the instant pot on the trivet that came with the IP. When the chicken is cooked, I remove the IP lid and replace it with the CrispLid so I can brown the top of the chicken. Needless to say, the chicken is too big to be using the CrispLid trivet. So, bottom line is, both are good; it just depends on what you are cooking.
Monday 15th of July 2019
Wondering are the Crisplid metal accessories ( fry basket, etc) stainless steel or aluminum?