The Instant Vortex Plus, is personally my favorite of the Instant air fryers and now it has a spiffy Instant Vortex Pro version that adds a delayed start, proof function, much requested toast function, and classy looking stainless steel front. This post provides basic Instant Vortex Pro information and Instant Vortex Pro reviews (as they come available).
As of this writing, the Vortex Pro seems to be exclusive to Crate and Barrel. That will likely change over time, so I will add links as it spreads to other stores.
About the Instant Vortex Pro
Like the Vortex Plus, the Vortex Pro has two shelves, a rotating rotisserie with rotisserie basket, and the following preset functions: Air Fry, Roast, Broil, Bake, Toast, Reheat, Proof, Dehydrate and Rotisserie cooking spit.
The exterior is brushed stainless steel. Note though that the regular Vortex Plus has also generally been upgraded to include the same stainless front.
It is a 10 Qt air fryer.
Specific details are as follows:
- Stainless steel, glass and plastic
- LED touchscreen display
- Preset programs: fry, bake, broil/toast, roast and dehydrate
- Manual control
- Includes 2 cooking shelves, air frying rotating basket and rotisserie
- Removable glass door
- 400°F maximum temperature
Instant Vortex Pro Dimensions
The Vortex pro dimensions are : Width: 13.23, Depth: 13.23, and Height 14.37
Instant Vortex Pro Manual
You can find the Instant Vortex Pro User Manual here. Fortunately Instant put the manual out for this one right away (they haven’t always done so).
Instant Vortex Pro Reviews
At the time of this writing, I do not yet have specific reviews. However, the Vortex Pro is so similar to the Plus, that reviews of that appliance are useful. Basically it is the the same with just a few functions added.
Of those added functions, the toast function is the one most likely to be of interest to the most people. The function adds three levels of toasting darkness.
However, as best as I can tell, a bottom heating element is not added, so you still have to turn the bread for toasting, at which point you can just as easily make toast in the standard Vortex Plus. If you don’t want to turn the bread, get the Omni.
If delayed start is important to you, get the Pro.
As for proofing, you can probably proof bread in the Plus by simply using the lowest dehydrate setting, but certainly having a proof setting is nice since that will go a bit lower in temperature.
One note on proofing bread though is that the Vortex line is pretty compact. Those who bake a lot of bread would most likely prefer the Omni Plus if the proof function is really that important to them. There is simply a lot more room for full size loaves of bread in the Omni.
For a comparison of all of the Instant Air fryers, see my Instant Air Fryer Comparison and Comparison Chart, which also includes the Omni, along with the Vortex, Vortex Plus, and Vortex Pro.
For accessories see this post on Instant Vortex Plus Accessories.
Where to Buy the Vortex Pro
As of now, The primary seller seems to be Crate and Barrel. I will update as things change with that!