So what is the Mealthy CrispLid? The Mealthy CrispLid is an attachment made by the Mealthy company that allows your electric pressure cooker to be converted into an air fryer, which is such a genius idea. I was so excited when I found out about this product and I had to try it out and I can’t tell you how impressed I am with it.
So why would you want to buy a Mealthy CrispLid?
Well, the number one reason is that it fits your electric pressure cooker no matter what the model. So it’s made for the Mealthy multi-pot which is the electric pressure cooker made by the Mealthy company but it also fits the Instant Pot, which is the brand that I use.
Full review of mealthy crisplid air fryer lid
So here’s the 8 quart instant pot and the 6 quart instant pot. As you can see there are some notches on the lid of the Mealthy CrispLid that allow you to put it on both sizes of the instant pot. I own both and it’s really convenient for me to be able to use just one device to use on both sizes of instant pot. So another reason you might want to get the Mealthy CrispLid is just the amount of space it takes. It takes up very little room. If you were to buy a stand-alone air fryer it’s going to take a room on your counter and the Mealthy CrispLid can just be stored on top of the instant pot.
So as an example, this is how I normally store my instant pot with the lid on. I can just put the Mealthy CrispLid on top and it doesn’t take up any extra space really and it fits right under my kitchen cabinets on the counter so it’s just that makes it really convenient. Another thing that I really like about it is the see-through glass. So when you have it on your instant pot and it’s cooking you can see through it and see the progress of the cooking which i think is really a nice feature. I don’t think other air fryers have this feature and so I think that’s a really great advantage as well.
Details of mealthy crisplid
|Product Dimensions||12 x 12 x 9.5 inches|
|Item Weight||6.47 pounds|
|Customer Reviews||4.4 out of 5|
So another reason I think this mealthy crisplid is a great product is just the simplicity of the controls.
You have the temperature, the time, and buttons to increase and decrease either of those and stop and start and that’s it. So there are not a bunch of presets and buttons that you need to learn. It’s just really simple and you have all the control that you need to cook whatever you want to cook. So one other advantage to using the Mealthy CrispLid is that you don’t have to turn on your oven. Especially in the summertime when I’m trying to save energy and I don’t want to turn on the oven, heat up the house I try to use the grill. Now sometimes I don’t even want to use the grill because it’s so hot and I find that this is a great option because you can use it for small quantities of food.
It really doesn’t get very hot on the outside. Although it gets really hot on the inside, the outside doesn’t give off a lot of heat so I find that that’s really convenient feature. I like the Mealthy CrispLid also because I don’t have to wash as many dishes. So if I were to cook something and broil it in the oven I would dirty a baking sheet and so that’s just one more thing for me to wash. With the crisp lid, I can cook it right in the instant pot and that’s one less dish for me to wash. Mealthy CrispLid has a maximum temperature of 500 degrees. Most air fryer lids are about.. 400 is the maximum temperature that you can set. So that’s an advantage if you wanted to cook something at a high heat you can do that with the Mealthy CrispLid.
easy to clean this Mealthy CrispLid
I really like the fact that it’s so easy to clean. Once you finish cooking, if there are any splatters, I’ve really found that Ihaven’t had too much cleanup to do, you can just take a damp cloth and wipe it.Wipe the glass and the metal housing once it’s completely cool and it justcleans up really easily.
Finally the price point. It’s less than 100 dollars, currently priced at $64.92 and for what you get, an air fryer would cost you quite a bit more and with all the other advantages that I’ve mentioned, I think this is just a really good value for the money.
why you might want to get the Mealthy CrispLid
Okay, so I’ve given you many reasons why you might want to get the Mealthy CrispLid. Now let me give you some reasons why it might not be right for you. So if you have a large family and you cook large amounts of food you may not find the Mealthy CrispLid that convenient because the capacity of the basket that comes with the Mealthy CrispLid is kind of small so you have to cook things in batches. So I don’t find it to be a problem. I have a family of five I do a couple of batches and it’s not an issue but you might find that that’s a disadvantage. Now air fryers are about the same. Have baskets of about the same diameter but they are deeper so it looks like, or it appears that they have a larger capacity.
But in practicality when you’re using an air fryer lid you want to spread the food out in a layer. You don’t want to be stacking it deep because then you’re not going to crisp up all the food. So for the most part the air fryer has the same disadvantage I would say, as the Mealthy CrispLidcompared to, you know, crisping food up in the oven on the grill or in a saute pan. Another disadvantage is the heat given off by the product. So with a regular air fryer lid, everything is housed within the unit, so if anything gets caught it’s really contained within the housing and so you don’t really have to worry about children touching it or burning themselves for the most part.
first finish using the crisp lid
So when you first finish using the crisp lid, its going to be very hot. There is the silicone mat that it comes with that you would place it on to protect your countertop but like with iron or any kind of hot appliance, just make sure that you keep it away from young children and you make sure that the cord is in a place where it can be tripped over. Just be careful and use common sense. Another disadvantage compared to regular air fryers is that you have to turn the food over. So once you put your food in the basket and you’re cooking it with the crisp lid, halfway through you may have to turn the food over.
I have found that for some foods it really it actually does cook a little bit on the bottom because of the radiated heat so it’s not always the case, but for the most part, you do have to flip the food over and that’s an inconvenience. With an air fryer basket, you can pull out the basket and shake the food up, and put it back in, so that that’s just a little more easy to use. But for myself, that’s not an issue. I don’t mind doing that.
Mealthy CrispLid cannot be used:
Now the Mealthy CrispLid cannot be used with an electric pressure cooker that has a ceramic or nonstick insert. So if you have a pressure cooker where the inner pot is made out of ceramic or nonstick material, according to the Mealthy company, they don’t recommend that you use this crisp lid with such an inner pot and the reason is that those kinds of products have an aluminum base and they’re coated with these other materials like ceramic or nonstick and so that can make the inner pot super hot and that could be dangerous, or it may ruin your pressure cooker, so you can’t use this with those kinds of inner pots.
Okay, I hope I’ve given you enough information that you can make a decision as to whether you want to buy the Mealthy CrispLid. I recommend the instant pot but other than that, I like this product so much that I felt like I wanted to share it with other people and have people get as excited about it as I am. So thank you for reading the article and stay tuned for the next article which will show you all about smart home accessories.