Mealthy Ushers In a New Use For Instant Pots:
Instant pots are all the rage. The Instant pots are multi-purpose cookers that can do so much that there are even lots of online groups dedicated to sharing recipes and tips. Whether you want to use pressure cooking, slow cooking, bake a cake or even make yogurt, there is a setting for that. Some, like the Instant Pot Aura, can even cook Sous Vide!
The advice sisters have reviewed a few different instant pot types and they truly are modern miracles for the busy cook. If there’s a downside it’s that most of the recipes are for things that are boiled, or stewed.
That is, until now.
After reviewing the Mealthy multi-purpose hand blender, we were really blown away by the quality and affordable price. Then we received the Mealtthy MultiPot ( in 1 Electric Pressure cooker for editorial review.
At about the same time, we found out that Mealthy was launching a crisper lid that not only works with the Mealthy MultiPot but with just about any 6 quart instant pot!
What follows is a quick review of the Mealthy MultiPot, followed by one singing the praises of the innovative crisper lid.
Introducing the Mealthy MultiPot:
The Mealthy MultiPot does all the things that any instant pot does. It can replace up to 9 popular kitchen appliances as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute pan, steamer. cake maker, egg maker yogurt maker and even as a warmer pot. It is intuitive to use, with 14 one -touch cooking programs (you can’t get easier than that)! These programs include: poultry, meat/stew, bean/chili, soup, sauté/simmer, cake, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, keep warm, yogurt, and pressure cook (manual setting).
If you want to use the Mealthy Multi-Pot for a slow cooker there are three temperature settings: Low, Normal and High. There’s a delayed start button too, if you’re not ready to cook and eat right away,
The LCD panel is bright and easy to understand. The Inner cooking pot is 3-play stainless. With the included trivet, you can cook two dishes in the pot at once.
Unique to Mealthy’s MultiPot is the accessories package which includes an extra gasket (one for sweet, the other for savory). There’s also a steam basket, a 4-cm raised trivet, 2 silicone mitts (Instant Pot and the Criper Lid can get very hot), rice paddle, rice measuring cup and a basic recipe book.
It’s good to know that the products are 100% BPS-free and the lid, stainless steel cooking pot, steam basket and trivet are all dishwasher safe.
Everyone has an app these days, and Mealthy has one for IOS and Android with 2000+ recipes and how-to videos. Not all of them are for the CrispLid, but I’m sure there will be more over time. You’ll get more in a slim recipe book with the CrispLid.
Mealthy’s app is easy to use but you don’t really need to use it as there are tons of recipes and cookbooks for Instant pots.
Mealthy’s newest and most innovative product converts any 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot into an air fryer. Broil, crisp, and air fry directly in the steel pot of your electric pressure cooker. Incredibly, it’s just $49.95
Hot Darn! CrispLid Is So Cool!
You can use some of the Mealthy MultiPot accessories with the Mealthy CrispLid, but CrispLid comes with its own accessories.
You’ll get an Air frying basket, 3″ trivet (brings your food closer to the heating element on the lid), heat-resistant mat, user manual, and stainless steel tongs (to move or flip your food). You may want to keep the two heat oven mitts from your MultiPot handy, as the lid gets quite hot.
Easy to use:
Select time, temperature, and hit start. Watch the food cook since the lid is glass (but don’t touch it)!
Some foods are super easy to crisp. Some maybe not so much. You can add a bubbly crust to a lasagne, but obviously, chili or stews won’t require a CrispLid treatment.
Efficient Economical Space-Saver:
Why buy a $50 lid for an appliance that already has a lid? The Mealthy CrispLid does something unique and very different from the lid on a regular instant pot/pressure cooker.
The CrispLid can heat up to 500 degrees, which is higher than most air fryers. You don’t have to heat up your home with the oven to make some of your favorites such as baked ziti or fried chicken.
The lid takes the place of a big, bulky and pricey air fryer, too. In 2014 the Advice sisters reviewed the Philips Air Fryer. It was very exciting and we made everything from zucchini to tater tots and used almost NO oil.
But the Air Fryers are big and I live in a small space. The air fryer found its way to the top shelf of my cabinet, where I never use it.
The versatility is similar to the Ninja Foodi, but like the air fryer, ikt’s another big, expensive appliance you don’t really need if you get the Mealthy CrisLid. The CrispLid does what the Ninja Foodie and an Air Fryer does, but it is onlyl the size of a heavy dinner plate!
The CrispLid works with an appliance you already have.
Try This! Mealthy CrispLid Potato Chips
The Mealthy CrispLid isn’t just for traditional items like the potato chips (recipe below) so think outside of the box, to your family’s favorite green bean casserole, or even lasagna!
The recipe for crunchy potato chips without deep frying is super easy. Simply slice a potato, add oil, salt, and pepper, and cook them under the CrispLid for about 10 minutes.
*full disclosure, I’m on a specific diet and didn’t make this recipe, but it’s so darn easy that the minute I can have carbs, I will be all over it!
PREP TIME: 10min COOK TIME: 10min
1 russet potato, cut into thin rounds
1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil (such as canola or safflower oil)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Soak potato slices in a large bowl of cold water for 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and pat dry.
Wipe bowl dry with paper towels; add oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix potatoes into oil mixture and gently toss to evenly coat.
Coat CrispLid fryer basket with cooking oil spray. Add a single layer of potato slices to fryer basket, working in batches as needed.
Set CrispLid trivet in inner steel pot of pressure cooker and set fryer basket on top of the trivet. Then place the CrispLid on top of the inner steel pot and plug it in.
Set to 375°F (190°C) and cook potatoes for 5 minutes. Flip chips and continue cooking until chips are tender and crispy, 5 to 7 minutes more.
Carefully transfer chips to a plate and add seasonings. Repeat cooking with the remaining slices.
Mealthy Tip: Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of potato slices. For best results, use a mandolin with the “thin slice” blade to cut the potato.
Where to Buy Mealthy:
Find your Mealthy products at http://www.mealthy.com