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Power XL Vs Instant Air Fryer | Complete Comparison

Power XL and Instant Pot are two reputed brands in the air fryer industry. They have a good number of air fryer models in their product basket that are quite popular among users. They have a few air fryer models that are similar in features and specifications. Power XL Vortex and Instant Vortex Pro are among the models that the users tend to compare often. In this article, I am going to differentiate between Instant Vortex Pro and Power XL Vortex so that you can make better decisions.

Power XL Vortex Vs Instant Vortex Pro

Table of specification

FeaturesPower XL VortexInstant Vortex Pro
Model6-in-19 in 1
Capacity10 quarts10 quarts
Dimension (inch)18 x 16 x 1613.23 x 13.78 x 14.37
Weight17.4 lbs17.53 lbs
Temperature100F to 400F90F to 400F
Power1700W1500W
First ArrivalOct-2020Sep-2019
Cooking Presets69
Color VarientsBlackS/S + Black
Control PanelDigital touchDigital Touch
Suitable for6+ persons8 persons

Features that are similar

Common cooking functions

Cooking FunctionsPower XL VortexInstant Vortex Pro
Air Fry
Bake
Broil
Dehydrate
Roast
Reheat
Rotisserie

Both Power XL and Instant Vortex air fryers have the above six cooking functions in common. Among them, dehydrate, reheat and broil are some functions that are not very common to their competitors. However, if dehydration is important for you, then a dedicated dehydrator will be a better option. Both of them also have the rotisserie function that is quite a useful function.

Cooking functions that are absent in both

Cooking Functions Power XL VortexInstant Vortex Pro
Temperature probeXX
Split cookXX
Slow CookXX
WarmXX

The above functions are not present in any of the air fryers. These are common features for air fryer ovens such as Ninja and Nuwave air fryer convection ovens.

Other common features

Both of the air fryer ovens have 10-quart cooking capacities. An air fryer with such cooking capacity can cook for up to 6 persons in a single batch. Therefore, both Power XL and Instant Vortex air fryers are suitable for a large family.

Other than the cooking capacity, both of the air fryers have almost the same working temperature range. Both of the air fryers have the dehydrator function and they can cook up to the temperature of 400F.

Features that are different

Different cooking functions

Cooking Functions Power XL VortexInstant Vortex Pro
PizzaX
ProofX
ToastX

Power XL Vortex has the pizza function. This function is absent in Instant. On the other hand, Instant Vortex Pro has proof and toast functions. None of these functions is present in its competitor.

Other features that are different

Power XL Vortex has a more powerful heating element. Its rated power is 1700W. On the other hand, the power of the heating element of Instant Vortex is 1500W. A more powerful heating element is good for faster and uniform cooking.

Apart from this, the control panel of both the air fryer ovens is almost similar. But the digital control panel of Instant Vortex seemed cleaner and user-friendly to me.

Advantages of Instant Vortex Pro ( over Power XL)

  • Instant Vortex Pro has more cooking functions than Power XL.
  • Other than this I do not see any other competitive advantage of Instant Vortex Pro.

Instant Vortex Pro has another similar variant named Instant Vortex Plus. Find the difference between Vortex, Vortex Plus, and Vortex Pro here.

Advantages of Power XL Vortex ( over Instant )

  • It has a more powerful heating element. Therefore, it can cook faster than Instant Vortex Pro.
  • The price of this unit is somewhat lower than the competitor.
  • It came to the market later than its counterpart. Therefore, we expect advanced technology in this model.
  • It has pizza function that is abesnt in Instant.

Which one is the winner?

Power XL Vortex air fryer oven is the winner. Considering the features and the price of both the competing models, it is clear that Power XL has a bit more value for the money. But Instant Vortex is not far behind. The major difference between these air fryers is the heating element. Other than this, both of them are fine for cooking for a large family.

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