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How to take the perfect food photography

2021-04-22T15:42:05+01:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: |

You have nailed your cooking technique (thanks to your Instant Pot or Vortex Air Fryer) and your meals are deliciously fool proof… you are an #InstantChefAtHome!

It’s time to take your culinary skills to the next level and enrol in Instant Chef Photo School’ so you can photograph your home cooking creations beautifully, for the chance to become one of our featured chefs, or even win our Instant Pot Technical Challenge!

Take a read of these photography tips to master that finished recipe snap –

  1. Lighting, lighting, lighting!

Artificial light is the enemy here, and natural daylight is your best friend!  Avoid shooting

Are you up for the Instant Pot Technical Challenge?

2021-04-27T09:20:15+01:00Categories: News & Updates|Tags: |

Do you have an Instant Pot and can follow a recipe? Want the chance to win a £150 Amazon Voucher + our newest Instant Brands Product? Then this challenge is for you! 

How to take part:

STEP 1: Choose a recipe from the Technical Challenge Menu.

Step 2: Follow the instructions (below) to create your chosen recipe.

Step 3: Photograph your finished dish! Take a read of these tips for ‘How to take the perfect food photography’

Step 4: Post your photographed recipe

An Easter Recipe ‘Eggs’travaganza!

2021-04-01T16:30:09+01:00Categories: Instant Pot Blog, Recipes|Tags: , |

An ‘egg’stra special collection of recipes for Easter weekend. We’ve got ALL the egg recipes you need for some ‘egg’cellent Instant Pot and Air Fryer dishes…

Did you know you could make Soft Boiled Eggs in your Instant Pot?

And in your Air Fryer too!

Not a fan of runny yolks… how about Scotch Eggs instead?

Want a fancier Easter Brunch? Try Eggs en Cocotte…

Or how about Air Fryer Egg and Bacon Pastries?


New Instant Pot ‘Al Fresco’ Solar Tray

2021-04-01T08:58:55+01:00Categories: News & Updates|Tags: |

Don’t leave your Instant Pot in the kitchen as the warmer weather arrives, take it outside and use our brand new Al Fresco solar panel tray to power it.

Simply place the Instant Pot Al Fresco Solar Tray on top of the lid, select your program, time & temperature as normal and let your Instant Pot do the work for you. No power cord required, so whether you are hosting in the garden, or heading out for a picnic, your Instant Pot can now come with you…..


or maybe not.


Happy April Fools!

How Instant Pot fits into the lifestyle of an athlete

2021-03-31T16:29:24+01:00Categories: Guest Bloggers|Tags: |

Hi everyone, I am Sam Brand, a Professional Cyclist living with type 1 diabetes. I race for Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all diabetic professional cycling team! To me the purpose of what I do goes beyond the wins and podiums; the result is also defined by the changes in the lives of my teammates and I, whilst showing what is possible with diabetes. I work every day in the hope of making one more person affected by diabetes, smile more, hope more and dream bigger. Diabetes doesn’t define me, but what I do with it does.

My sporting

A Day of Air Fryer Recipes

2021-03-25T12:42:52+00:00Categories: Air Frying, Recipes|Tags: |

Need some Air Fryer Recipe Inspo? We have you sorted all day long with a recipe for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a sweet treat for you to make in your Vortex Air Fryer…

Breakfast – Baked Maple and Cranberry Oatmeal

Mix the ingredients and place into the ramekins and leave the Air Fryer to do all the work – a hassle free recipe to start the day.  Recipe makes 4 ramekins, so perfect if you are making breakfast for the whole family!


  • 200g banana, mashed
  • 100g quick oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

#SpringCleaning your Instant Appliances

2021-03-20T08:30:53+00:00Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

Hello first day of Spring!

Today (20th March) marks the Spring Equinox – the day when the sun crosses the equator and begins heading North to start warming up the UK… yes! Finally, we can start to say goodbye to the cold, darker weather, and look forward to brighter, spring days ahead. Three cheers to that!

Fun fact: According to Folklore, you can stand a raw egg on its end on the equinox…. We’re not sure if this is true or not, but if you’re getting eggs out the cupboard, then why not give this recipe a try.

With the start

10 Hacks for your Air Fryer

2021-03-16T16:54:12+00:00Categories: Air Frying|Tags: |

So, you have taken the plunge and got yourself a Vortex Air Fryer… high-five from us! We are certain this will be a great addition to your kitchen and the ultimate appliance to compliment a healthy lifestyle!

To make sure you get the most out of your new piece of “kit,” take a read of these 10 Air Frying tips and hacks…

  1. Don’t overcrowd the basket

Although there is plenty of room inside the Air Fryer basket, make sure it is no more than half full when Air Frying foods such as chips, cauliflower bites, chicken wings etc. Air Fryers work by

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