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Instant Vortex Vs Omni | Which One Is Better?

Instant Vortex and Omni are two different series of air fryers and multicookers from Instant Pot. Both of the series are popular among Instant Pot lovers having multiple air fryer and convection ovens. In this article, I am going to make a side-by-side comparison between these two air fryer and multicooker series from Instant Pot.

At first, I will compare Instant Vortex Pro and Omni Pro and try to find out similarities and dissimilarities. After that, I will make a comparison between Instant Vortex Plus and Omni Plus. I hope you will understand which model would be a better choice for you after reading the comparisons.

Instant Vortex Pro Vs Omni Pro

Specification Comparison

FeaturesInstant Vortex ProInstant Omni Pro
Model9 in 114 in 1
Max. Capacity10 quarts19 quarts
Dimension (inch)13.23 x 13.78 x 14.3716.53 x 15.55 x 13.89
Weight17.53 lbs29.7 lbs
Temperature90F to 400F90F to 450F
Power1500W1800W
First ArrivalSep-2019Mar-2021
Cooking Presets814
Color VarientsS/S + BlackS/S + Black
Control PanelDigital TouchDigital
Suitable for8 persons10+ persons

Feature comparison

Capacity

Instant Vortex Pro is a 10-quart air fryer and convection oven. On the other hand, the capacity of the Omni Pro is 19 quarts. It is by far larger than the Vortex Pro. However, both of the models are suitable for a large family.

Cooking functions

Cooking FunctionsInstant Vortex ProInstant Omni Pro
Air Fry
Bake
Broil
Dehydrate
Roast
Proof
Toast
Reheat
Rotisserie
Temperature probeX
Split cookX
Slow CookX
ConvectionX
WarmX

From the above table, you can see that both of the models have 7 cooking functions in common. However, Instant Omni Pro has 5 additional functions such as warm, convection, slow cook, split cook, and temperature probe.

Temperature range

Instant Omni Pro has a wider temperature range than the Vortex Pro. The temperature range of Omni and Vortex Pro is 90F to 450F and 90F to 400F consecutively. Because of the wider temperature range, Omni Pro has more cooking functions and versatility.

Control Panel

Both of the models have digital touch control with LED displays. However, Instant Omni Pro has the temperature probe option. Therefore, you will see the set and actual temperature on the screen. This option is not available in the Vortex Pro model.

Price

The price of Instant Vortex Pro is substantially lower than its counterpart. Therefore, if your budget is low, then Vortex Pro is the better option.

Advantages of Omni Pro over Vortex Pro

  • The cooking capacity of this unit is higher than the competing model.
  • It has wider temperature range than the counterpart.
  • The number of cooking function is also higher.
  • It has a temperature probo function that allows you to control the temperature precisely.
  • Omni Pro released on a lated date than the counterpart. Therefore, it is technologically advanced.

Advantages of Vortex Pro over Omni Pro

  • The price of Vortex Pro is almost the half of the Omni Pro.
  • It comes with a lot of free accessories including rotisseire cage, spit, fork and air fryer trays.
  • Instant Vortex Pro is comparatively small and compact. Therefore, it consumes less space in your kitchen.

Which one is better?

Instant Omni Pro is by far is a better option. It has more cooking functions. The temperature range is also wider. It has a larger cooking basket as well. The temperature probe is also a unique feature of this unit. Therefore, if you have a bit more money to spend, then you may prefer the Omni Pro air fryer and convection oven.

However, the value for money of the Vortex Pro is also great. If the budget is limited, then this one will also be a great choice compared with similar models of other brands.

Instant Vortex Plus Vs Omni Plus

Specification Comparison

FeaturesInstant Vortex PlusInstant Omni plus
Model7 in 111 in1
Max. Capacity10 Quarts27 Quarts
Dimension (inch)13.23 x 13.23 x 14.3716.53 x 15.74 x 13.89
Weight19 lbs29.1 lbs
Temperature95F to 400F170F to 450F
Power1500W1800W
First ArrivalAug-2019Mar-2021
Cooking Presets710
Color VarientsS/S + BlackS/S + Black
Control PanelDigital TouchDigital + Manual Knob
Suitable for8 persons10+ persons

Feature comparison

Capacity

Instant Omni Plus has more than double the capacity of the Vortex Plus. Although both of them are suitable for a large family, Omni Plus is preferable if you are searching for a larger air fryer and convection oven.

Cooking functions

Cooking FunctionsInstant Vortex PlusInstant Omni Plus
Air Fry
Bake
Broil
Dehydrate
Roast
Reheat
Rotisserie
ProofX
ToastX
Slow CookX
ConvectionX
WarmXX
Temperature probeXX
Split cookXX

From the above table, it is evident that Instant Omni Plus has more cooking functions than Vortex Plus. The additional cooking functions are proof, toast, slow cook, and convection. The common cooking functions are air fry, bake, broil, dehydrator, roast, reheat, and rotisserie.

Temperature range

Instant Omni Plus has a wider temperature ranger than that of the Vortex. Therefore, Omni Plus has more versatile cooking options. Although the lower temperature range of these two models is the same, the upper range of the Vortex plus is lower.

Control Panel

Instant Vortex Plus has a digital control panel with touch buttons. On the other hand, the Omni Plus has a digital display but push buttons. Although the pushbuttons are quite convenient to use.

Advantages of Omni Plus over Vortex Plus

  • It has more cooking functions such as proof, toast, slow cook and convection.
  • Instant Omni Plus has wider temperature range.
  • The release date of this unit is later than the counterpart.
  • Its cooking capacity is way higher than that of the Vortex Plus.

Advantages of Vortex Plus over Omni Plus

  • The price of Vortex Plus is reasonable.
  • The size of this unit is smaller than the counterpart.
  • The control panel of this unit has digital touch button whereas, the counterpart has push buttons.

Which one is better?

Instant Omni Plus is a better choice considering the features and specifications. However, Vortex Plus has the most value for the money of all the four air fryer and convection ovens I have compared in this article. Therefore, if you have budget constraints, then Vortex Plus will be the best option.

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