Instant Pot Omni Plus 26L Air Fryer Rotisserie Oven (Detailed Honest Review)
Updated: Oct 23, 2020
If you’re looking for a kitchen appliance that has a large cooking capacity but compact enough while having a lot of functions that can basically do what all other kitchen appliances can do, this could be it. With overall dimensions of 17.68” x 16.34” x 14.39” (LxWxH), it has a capacity of 26 liters where you can comfortably bake a 12” pizza, 6 pieces of bread, and even comfortably go for a whole chicken for Rotisserie!
With an almost all-throughout stainless steel construction with some plastic components, it makes for such a solid and well-constructed build, even came out fully functioning being tested on campervans while on road. Being quite a large oven, it weighs in at 29 pounds and is rated at 1800 Watts.
This oven can dissipate heat and steam the same as an actual oven but do make sure you really have some space in your kitchen plus several inches of allowance to allow hot air to ventilate well. With that huge size compared with good cooking performance, this could be what you’re looking for.
With 11 pre-set controls which are mainly for Rotisserie, Air Fry, bake, toast, roast, broil, slow cook, proof, reheat, convection and dehydrate. The knobs, dials, and just the overall control panel is very easy to use with little to no learning curve. It even has a memory setting for the time and temperature you use most!
All the current settings and other information are shown in the LCD display which is very convenient. Do mind that the digital display shows hours and minutes instead of minutes and seconds.
Cooking experience-wise, the Rotisserie chicken came out with skin crispy, meat incredibly moist, and very flavorful. Also, the chicken wings turned out very crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Using the Air Fry, Meat setting also turns the burgers tender and crispy on the top. You can also put in here your snacks food items such as French fries and popcorn and you can trust to get consistently delicious food. Baking pizzas, pies, and cakes turned out perfectly too!
When you use the Air Fryer mode, it will give off a sound to notify you to turn over the food after some time so that it can even cook all sides of the food.
The unit itself didn’t get dangerously hot all around compared to a conventional oven during the entire cooking process. You don’t even get that sudden blast of hot air when you open the door compared to usual ovens!
ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
The package already includes a Rotisserie Spit Rod, Rotisserie Forks, Rotisserie Lift, air fry basket, cooking pan, and oven rack. If you’re looking for more accessories and attachments, you can simply look for compatible parts online.
Cleaning it is very easy as it has a stainless steel construction and all accessories are dishwasher safe. You can put in some foil at the bottom to make cleaning nearly non-existent. Simply wash and rinse the smaller jobs and throw in the dishwasher the bigger jobs.
There are things to take note of. It does not come with a recipe book of sorts so you’ll have to look online for those. They only provide broad instructions, such as time and heat guide, as it only has the barebones PDF manual. Do not put cooking spray oil on the grill as this can supposedly start to erode the coating on some of the coating of the tray. There are a few claims so if any weird smell persists, it will fade over time and is best avoided if you clean it beforehand and test run it without any food.
If you’re still not sure, this unit includes a 12-month warranty to ensure your satisfaction when using the product. Make sure to make full use of the warranty and maximize its functions and immediately contact support if any issues occur.
With thousands of reviews with a positive average rating, if you’re looking for a large, but compact enough for standard-sized kitchens, multifunction oven that’s great for Rotisserie, this Rotisserie oven could be the one you’re looking for!