76 replies
  1. Josephine Campbell
    Josephine Campbell says:

    How about making it easier to search for recipes by appliance only? I would love to be able to easily find Ace Blender recipes without having to wade through other info.

  2. Michael Wing
    Michael Wing says:

    Separate recipes or search function by device. I should not have to sort through all recipes to find the device I just purchased. Haven’t used the instant vortex plus yet and am thinking seriously of returning it since you have ignored the need to quickly access specific recipes for it. I don’t have nor do I intend to purchase an instant pot until my present non instant pot fails.

    If I am mistaken and there is a way to pull up just vortex recipes then please send me that information.

  3. Martin Porvaznik
    Martin Porvaznik says:

    Where can I get recipes for the vortex plus instant pot air fryer? Hard to know what temperature and time to use. It is guess work. After paying a lot of money for this I would expect a cook book inside the box.

  4. Martha Scott
    Martha Scott says:

    You have to download the app. I was very disappointed because it didn’t have a cook book. I download the app.

  5. Louise Pileggi
    Louise Pileggi says:

    We’re excited to make a roast chicken in our new Air Fryer oven but can’t find out how to do it!!!!
    No recipes, little instruction with the oven. On line all you get is Instant Pot recipes. Very frustrating! Seems product was released too early.

  6. Dawn Gaye
    Dawn Gaye says:

    I got an Instant Pot Duo Crisp Air Fryer for Hanukkah and cannot find ANY RECIPES ANYWHERE!!! This was a huge purchase for me and I have no guidance as to how to use it. Yes, I have Instant Pot recipes and Air Fryer recipes, but to combine the use of both in one recipe for this one appliance is what is necessary!!
    Please. More information, more tips, and MORE RECIPES for the IP DUO CRISP AIR FRYER. Please. NOW.

  7. E. Shaffer
    E. Shaffer says:

    We are owners of an Instant Pot, and my wife likes it… So I bought the Vortex Plus Air Fryer oven for my her. There was NOTHING in the box to tell us how to use it, no initial recipes, etc. I FINALLY found the link to your website printed in an obscure place inside the box. At least the Instant Pot came with paper instructions on HOW TO USE it and some initial recipes. WHY doesn’t the air fryer at least come with something as well????? “1000’s of recipes”, and no way to search for the applicable appliance. And from what I’ve read in other comments, there are very few recipes for this appliance. Can’t prove it by me…I can’t find any at all. So now here we are…stuck with a brand-new and STILL UNUSED appliance and we still have no recipes or any idea what to do with it other than the basic instructions in the on-line version of your user’s manual. So far, I am extremely unhappy and very unimpressed with this purchase.

  8. Brian J. Splan
    Brian J. Splan says:

    Yup! 100% right they can be a bit of a pain until you use it awhile and yes I still mess up. This is my forth product that we have of Instant Pot. Love the product, customers in mind not so much. I think the big instpot had recipes. None with the blender or smaller Instapot.
    Hello internet

  9. A. Williams
    A. Williams says:

    and it is still sitting on my kitchen counter. No instructions, no recipes, NOTHING!!! I don’t know how to begin to cook anything with your product. What a waste.

  10. Rita Rodriguez
    Rita Rodriguez says:

    Just received my Instant Vortex plus Air Fryer Oven and can’t find any recipes, been going in circles on the internet! Paid a lot of money and there’s nothing of recipes!

  11. Anita
    Anita says:

    I can’t find any recipes for my new Vortex Plus Air Fryer….Ive tried searching but there are road blocks with no real recipes.
    Very Disappointed

  12. Paula White
    Paula White says:

    I recently went 9nlune to purchase cookbooks for my Vortex plus that I had gotten for Christmas. The cookbooks that I purchased from Amazon are misleading and are fir totally different air fryers. Needless to say I’m contacting Amazon. How can women do this. Instant pot needs to take action against this. It’s false advertising … We do need a cookbook for this unit.. Lol. My husband said whonpyts s cookbook out with the air fryer vortex plus picture on he from but instructions for another in the recipe…

  13. Jonan Barkalow
    Jonan Barkalow says:

    I have the same problem here. They sell us a product and give no recipes or good instructions to use it. I was very disappointed.

  14. Sonia
    Sonia says:

    Bought our Vortex Airfryer (huge fans of the Instant Pot) but am thoroughly disappointed at the lack of recipes. Almost nothing online. Very disappointed that I will have to use the trial and error method to use this air fryer correctly. Expected so much more from the Instant Pot brand.

  15. mike
    mike says:

    I agree. no worthwhile recipes. even went to barnes & noble. they looked up my vortex airfry oven pro for cookbooks.3 tiny books by independent authors. ridiculous $. some were used! amazon & instapot should be ashamed of themselves. $169.00 for a dust collecter!!

  16. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    This is the only tie I have purchased a cooking vessel which does not include a recipe booklet! I can;t even find any on your website. Unacceptable!

  17. Don
    Don says:

    I couldn’t agree more with the disappointment mentioned in almost all comments about the lack of recipes for the Vortex Plus, especially gluten free ones. So far a big waste of money and counter space.

  18. Bob
    Bob says:

    In my years of buying cooking appliances, I have never bought a cooking appliance with such
    a lack of operating instructions, and cooking times and guidance. I intended to use this as a toaster
    also, but I have looked all over ,and still do not know whether to use air fry, bake, broil or what !
    No times either. Went to the website, sent me to another page. nothing there either. Think I may take it back, and find one more user friendly. It looks like it would be very good if I could figure how to cook . At least I wish I could make toast with burning up a half a loaf trying to figure it out.
    When I bought it, it said toast on the box. That’s the last place I seen it. VERY POOR START WITH THIS APPLIANCE!

  19. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    I bought mine two days ago. I’ve made chicken breasts and chicken drumsticks so far. Both turned out very juicy. Cooking the breasts in the air fryer then cooling and slicing for salads is going to work out great.

  20. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    While I agree with the comments re lack of instruction book detail s and no recipes book included. I bought it because my granddaugher and her husband, the 30+ year olds loved it- of course they immediately registered it and found all the help on the instant pot website including recipes and support! We are in our very late 70s and found this a terrific asset ,especially during our continued “stay in” to be safe for us and others. Well, I have made several dishes and they were all terrific, I made the best whole chicken using both the pressure cooker and then air fryer-juicy and tastie followed the recipe on their website. Don’t give up!

  21. Shirlene Deal
    Shirlene Deal says:

    Just purchased my Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven and agree with all of you!! Where are the recipes??? You would think they would be a few that were at least included in the box with the Air Fryer Oven. Mine says it is an air fryer, roaster, broiler, bake in it, reheat and can dehydrate…Why is there NO information on any of these??? Ready to send it back without even using it!!! Maybe if enough of us do send them back, VORTEX will get a hint and include recipes or at least a website to find recipes. SO DISAPPOINTED!!!! Would not recommend, only because of this reason!! I should have checked reviews first, before ordering!!!

  22. Texaschix
    Texaschix says:

    I totally agree. Not bought an appliance that did not include some recipes with it. So far it is taking space on my countertop.

  23. Dene
    Dene says:

    Completely disappointed with the lack of recipe breakdown by product type or cooking method. The recipes even reference the cooking method but you cannot search for it. Useless. Just like many of you who are frustrated, I took to youtube and searched for anything that would provide some assistance with Vortex Pro since everything is centered around the InstaPot. I found a “channel” that has some videos that give EXCELLENT tips and tricks using the Vortex. I started using them immediately and the food came out great! Most important tip I learned, if you have a recipe or dish that gives directions for using in the oven you can put it in the vortex just reduce the temp by 25 degrees and the cook time by 25%. Since you can always change temp/time while it is cooking, you can adjust accordingly but this is at least of rule of thumb as you are learning. You can also find out what size pans fit, etc. This person covers all of the Insta products in the various videos but she gave most info on the vortex I found (Lana Under Pressure). Hope this helps!

  24. Nancy
    Nancy says:

    May 19, 2020
    Just received my Instant Vortex Plus at 9:00 p.m. last night. After reading all of these complaints about there being no guidance in cooking with this appliance, ,I think I am going to return it rather than open it.
    I cant very well cook without recipes — I’m not Julia Child. I need to follow a recipe.

  25. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I agree. I’ve tried chicken breasts twice and not Impressed. Tonight is last try before returning.

  26. Theresa
    Theresa says:

    I just purchased the Instant Vortex plus and very disappointed with no recipes. Tried to go to the online site for recipes with little to no recipes. I should have bought the Ninja ..

  27. Diane
    Diane says:

    Where s the Recipes & User Manual for the Air Fryer ? It s a difficult website to navigate ! Disappointing for sure …….

  28. Dobbie
    Dobbie says:

    Where the heck are recipes for Vortex Plus. Can I do frozen chicken, fish? Good lord, is that too much to ask after buying from you guys???

  29. Robert
    Robert says:

    Just bought the Vortex Plus today and was disappointed to find that I can’t find recipes for this thing anywhere. Why doesn’t instant pot create an easily searchable website for this particular appliance?

  30. Josephine lucero
    Josephine lucero says:

    I love mine I cooked squash zucchini onion mushroom and Kabasa in the basket seasoning with oive oil and salt garlic it was yummy servered it over rice heck just cook and have fun

  31. sue
    sue says:

    I love my Vortex Plus, the top however seems to cook faster than the bottom rack so have to flip things around as to not burn anything, besides that I LOVE it, have not used my oven for months and it is a convection oven.

  32. S. Bunnell
    S. Bunnell says:

    I just purchased the Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven. I am hoping I did not make a mistake. I am very disappointed that there was not a booklet of recipes included with it. Is it possible for me to have a copy of recipes sent to me, or do I have to waste time experimenting?

  33. Cheryl Silveira
    Cheryl Silveira says:

    LIKE EVERYONE ELSE is saying YOU HAVE LET DOWN YOUR CUSTOMERS!!! You SELL a product and have NO INSTRUCTIONS OR RECIPES WHAT SO EVER INCLUDED IN THE BOX, PLUS NOTHING ONLINE, PLUS THE SITE IS A NIGHTMARE TO NAVIGATE AND STILL THERE IS NOTHING for this air fryer!! MINE like the others has been SITTING on my counter since my best girlfriend got it for me for my birthday!! IT LOOKS great, but HOW ABOUT SOME RECIPES THAT WE CAN USE??? you have TONS of REGULAR INSTAPOT recipes & recipes for the one with the Air Fryer lid but WHY have you NOT put an INSTRUCTION & SMALL RECIPE BOOK in with the product?? ALSO MAKE A WEB PAGE DEDICATED to the Vortex PLUS that actually works and actually HAS INSTRUCTIONS & recipes & ideas for MEALS, DESSERTS & appetizers.

  34. Cheryl Silveira
    Cheryl Silveira says:

    JUST A CLUE, NOBODY WANTS TO HAVE TO SEARCH ON THEIR COMPUTER AND GO BACK & FORTH in the kitchen trying to figure out HOW TO USE THE VORTEK PLUS OR trying to follow a recipe that doesn’t exist ON A COMPUTER. WOMEN LIKE a print out or a BOOKLET they can follow to learn to use this in different ways with different foods.

  35. Angela Wilson
    Angela Wilson says:

    Just purchased the Instant Vortex Plus. Love the look of it ..too bad I cannot use it. Wish I had read the comments above because it would still be sitting on the shelf. It was a toss up between this one and Ninja. Ninja lost because they were sold out. So sorry I did not wait!!
    So ridiculous there are no recipes…have been searching the Internet for over two hours for a simple chicken leg recipe. It is like going on a wild goose chase… most recipes are for a different appliance. Why????
    You boast you are Americas #1…that is crazy…do you count the returns???
    If I had not destroyed the box this thing would be going back.
    Please print recipes for the “Instant Vortex Plus 6 quart air fryer”.
    I am a “beyond” frustrated purchaser…wish I had never bought this darn thing…it will be the last I ever buy from you guys and would never recommend it!!
    Get smart…print a recipe book or at least reorganize your Instapot app to include all your products…and make it easier to find the recipes. It I must be faster to cook dishes than to find them!!!

  36. Brittany Ayer
    Brittany Ayer says:

    WE NEED RECIPIES TO USE IN THIS!! VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT IT COMES WITH NO RECIPES. And the app has barley anything on it. Definitely need to step up your app.

  37. Cathy Welch
    Cathy Welch says:

    I just received a Vortex plus as a gift. I am so disappointed not to have some kind of cookbook or directions on how to cook in it!! I’ve been all over the Internet and have not found what I wanted to help me! Did you ever stop and think about all the people that don’t have internet! Or can’t do all this searching and looking for answers!! I had a hard time finding the English on the box! I like recipes that are printed out!)

  38. freda evans
    freda evans says:

    I just brought this product ,can’t find recipes Got me Bitch for 88.00 but guess its a small price to sent you to hell. guess I’m taking it back, I hope you beat the feet of the China people who defraughted me on this purchase

  39. Stacey
    Stacey says:

    I got this for my Xmas present to myself. I was super excited for it. Just wish there were recipes to use. I’ve been using it blindly and it’s been hit or miss with the results. I really need recipes please.

  40. Tay
    Tay says:

    Came to look for recipes and found these comments and immediately cancelled my order, which was my only gift this year that i bought for myself. So much for that!! Yikes!

  41. Darlene Whitmore
    Darlene Whitmore says:

    Just download the Instant Pot App on your cell and there are specific recipes for Vortex Plus…

  42. Michael W FAUBERT
    Michael W FAUBERT says:

    I have had the Instant Pot for almost a year now and love it. 8 months ago I bought the IP Blender and find it very useful. For Christmas this year I got the INstant Pod Coffee Maker and have used it 10 times since Boxing Day, absolutely love it and it fits so well into my Coffee Bar.
    So, I also got the Vortex Plus Oven and am in the process of linking recipes in my Browser, and YES, I have found multiiple recipes not only on the Instant Pot site, but in Pinterest and through my Cousin Google.
    So, to everyone complaining about not being able to find recipes, don’t dump on the IP people. When you buy a toaster no one complains about recipes, when you buy a set of pots you don’t automatically get a list of what to put into it, you need to take some time and LOOK.

    Thank you Instant Pot for 4 fantastic products.

  43. Henry
    Henry says:

    We just received the Vortex Plus for Christmas 2020 so I was looking for recipes too, even basic ones like a simple burger or bacon. I downloaded the Instant Pot app and was able to find 800+ recipes for the Instant Pot and only 26 recipes for the Vortex Air Fryer. We have tried a few things by modifying recipes for other air fryers found online, but it should not be this difficult.

  44. Raelie Swan
    Raelie Swan says:

    This was a birthday present for myself, but would love some recipes. Found this product reviews to be really good, however not one of them mentions the lack of help with directions or recipes.

  45. Sabrina McLain
    Sabrina McLain says:

    I agree with SO many of these comments! Where are the recipes and instructions?! I paid over a hundred dollars for something that has done nothing but cost me money in wasted food!

  46. MK
    MK says:

    What’s disappointing is, not only is the requests pretty much the same, the lack of response to anyone of these posts. I just rec’d the Instant Pot Vortex Plus air fryer and the majority of recipes are for either the Instant Pot or the Vortex Oven Air Fryer. I’ve never rec’d an appliance ever before where a little booklet of some recipe ideas was not included. This was my first. I still love my machine but want to be able to explore all the other functions. Someone please respond to the very valid queries. Customer Service is most crucial. Your products are not cheap as they are quality so please support that.

  47. AC
    AC says:

    Seriosuly! I have vortex plus air fryer, not the vortex plus oven. Recipes all apply to the oven one. And why they the hell do they have the same name? You know how long it took me to figure out the difference? PLEASE ARE THERE ANY RECIPES FOR JUST THE VORTEX PLUS AIR FRYER WITH THE PULL OUT BASKET.

  48. FM
    FM says:

    Ditto, ditto, and ditto! I even watched some youTube videos, no help at all. Ready to return the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer + Oven. Extremely disappointed in lack of a helpful manuel and a book with even a few recipes included in the purchase.

  49. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Yeah, it says the cooking time is shorter. Really helpful when you don’t know how long to cook stuff and on what settings. Frustrating.

  50. bettyplease
    bettyplease says:

    I too have bought the instant pot vortex plus air fryer oven to find the same as above. There are no instructions. I am just adapting my recipes per their touch pad controls. I was very excited that it works as a regular oven too, you just need to cut your time on it. i also baked some chocolate chip cookies in there. Took 3 min less than the oven and they were nicely browned. I hate that we have no specific instructions, but you can adapt any recipe to this little oven. I thank instant pot for another great product but shame them on lack of instruction

  51. maria E salas
    maria E salas says:

    Did someone forget to insert a recipe book? Or I’m I supposed to be a genius on how to use the Vortex mini air fryer.
    Very unhappy customer. Going back to the store exchange it for another brand. Never again with Instant products.

  52. Old Sub Sailor
    Old Sub Sailor says:

    I just looked at the Corned Beef recipe. At Step 7 it reads:
    Remove the trivet and place the vegetables into the pot with the reserved juices. Secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
    BUT it never said to put the trivet in the pot in the first place.
    Who writes these things in the first place and perhaps we ARE BETTER OFF just going out and buying a Pressure Cooker / Slow Cooker Cook Book.

  53. Margo Vallone, vortex mini owner
    Margo Vallone, vortex mini owner says:

    So I see a hundred of the same question covering over a year, and not one response from the company or customer non-service. This is inexcusable! Respond to your customers Instant Vortex!!

  54. Anna M.
    Anna M. says:

    The time period covered by the questions is more than 2 years now, with no answers from the company. So disappointing.

  55. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I have been using my air fryer since day one… and I use it like my oven. Following instructions in any recipes will work for the air fryer. The only thing you need special information on is the pressure cooker. But the air fryer is like an oven.

  56. Michelle N Mclaim
    Michelle N Mclaim says:

    Dear Sirs,
    Hi I love the instant pot and the little air fryer I got in red so I wanted something bigger and got the vortex 10 air fryer but I would of loved a cookbook with it so please let me know where I can get it but would have been nice to of gotten it in the box thank you so much, God, bless you all. Michelle

  57. Sharon M.
    Sharon M. says:

    I just got the Vortex 6 quart air fryer and I love it. I bought the air fryer cookbook by The American Test Kitchen “Air Fryer Perfection: From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables, What to Cook & How to Get the Best Results Spiral-bound.” I have made two recipes that came out perfectly. Happy Happy happy/

  58. Gary
    Gary says:

    i agree with everyone here no recipe book ,,not a good idea and app is rubbish just got instant vortex 6-1 going to send it back , whats the point without no recipe book and rubbish app

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