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Instant Pot vs. Air Fryer: Which cooking appliance you need on the road.


For most drivers, mealtime on the road can be a hassle. Between unhealthy, expensive truck stop food and time consuming self-made meals, the options usually don’t seem to be great. However, when done right, there are a few cooking appliance that can make dinnertime quick and effortless on the road.

In recent years two appliances have started to appear more and more in trucks: Instant Pots and Air Fryers. With easy to use features and wide range of recipes to try with each, it’s no surprise they’ve gained popularity. They’re perfect for the truck driving lifestyle.

Here are some advantages that might help you decide which one should be the next addition to your truck.

Instant Pot

Instant Pots function as a multi cooker. Most models work as a pressure cooker, sauté pan, steamer, slow cooker, rice cooker, food warmer, and yogurt maker all in one appliance. Timed cooking programs and delay start also allow you to “set it and forget it,” allowing you to adjust dinnertime to your driving schedule.

For more advantages and tips about using an Instant Pot on your truck, check out this video below.

Air Fryers

If you’re craving your favorite fried dish, but not wanting to indulge in unhealthy fast food, the Air Fryer is the perfect compromise. Air Fryers give food the crispy texture of being fried but using significantly less oil. Most air fryers heat up quickly and can be used on frozen or fresh food. Most brands also include easy-to-use accessories, giving you a wide range of meal options to cook on the road.

Tailor your favorite recipes to the on-the-road lifestyle. This is just one of many examples of a quick and easy meal you can prepare with an Air Fryer.

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