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Unboxing the Mealthy CrispLid

Take Your Pressure Cooker to the Next Level With This Accessory

The new Mealthy CrispLid is the perfect addition to your 6 or 8-quart pressure cooker. It perfectly crisps your foods like an Air Fryer, without having to buy another whole appliance. See exactly what comes in the box and what I think are its pros and cons.

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I recently received a Mealthy Crisp Lid so I could test it out and share my opinion on it with all my readers. Mealthy is an established brand, claiming the number 2 spot in pressure cooker sales on Amazon.

Their new product, the Mealthy CrispLid converts your electric pressure cooker into an air fryer, crisper, and broiler. It, of course, works perfectly with the Mealthy Multipot pressure cooker but will work with other brands of 6 and 8-quart pressure cookers as well. Sounds amazing so I was definitely excited to give this product a go!

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CrispLid Uses

I absolutely love using my electric pressure cooker. I make so many things in it. If there’s a fault to it though, it’s that it lacks the ability to give foods a crispy finish. For example, if you make wings in the pressure cooker, you would have to finish them off in the oven. Or when I make my favorite cheesy pasta, if I wanted to brown the cheese, I’d have to transfer to a pyrex and put them in the oven for a bit.

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Mealthy CrispLid on silicone trivet
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The Mealthy CrispLid solves this issue like a charm! It can be used immediately after cooking your food in the pressure cooker. You simply turn your pressure cooker off, unplug it, and then set the CrispLid on top, set it, and let it do its crisping magic!

So basically, you can use the CrispLid as an air fryer and you can also use it to finish dishes off that you have already cooked in your pressure cooker. So without further ado, here’s my unbiased review of the Mealthy CrispLid.

What Comes in the Box?

I was pleasantly surprised to see the CrispLid came with a nice variety of accessories in the box. Here’s what you will get in the box when you order yours:

  • Mealthy CrispLid
  • Tall 3-inch Trivet
  • Crisping Basket
  • Silicone Trivet
  • Pair of Tongs
  • User Guide
  • Recipe Booklet
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It’s a pretty complete package. Everything you need to get started using the CrispLid. Now, let’s move on to how to use it.

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How Do You Use the CrispLid?

After quickly reading through the user manual, I was ready to get started. The CrispLid has very few buttons on it, which makes it simple to use. It has a temperature and time button, a plus and minus sign for adjusting temperature and time, and a stop and start button. That’s it!

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To use the CrispLid you must be sure your pressure cooker is turned off and unplugged. Your stainless steel liner must also be inside your pressure cooker. If you are using the basket, you can set the basket on the 3-inch trivet. You plug the CrispLid in and simply place it on top of your pressure cooker.

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The Mealthy CrispLid works with any 6-quart or 8-quart pressure cooker including the Instant Pot and Mealthy MultiPot.

The CrispLid has a handle that must be lowered in order for it to turn on. Once the handle is lowered and the CrispLid is on, you can set your time and temperature and press start. You should note that the CrispLid has temperatures ranging between 300 and 500 degrees. They move up and down in 25-degree increments.

The CrispLid has a very cool light that comes on which allows you to see the food through the glass lid as its cooking.

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After using your CrispLid, you MUST place it on the silicone trivet and not directly on your counters. It is extremely hot.

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Putting the CrispLid to the Test

I wanted to make something easy for my first time to get an idea for timing and temperature. I decided to try out a few frozen breaded chicken tenders I had on hand. I set up the trivet and the basket with the tenders in it. I made sure my pressure cooker was off and set up the CrispLid on top.

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I set the temperature for 425 and the time for 8 minutes. I made sure and keep an eye on them to make sure they weren’t going to burn. I ended up putting them on for several more minutes until they looked perfect.

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I had my official taste testers on hand, AKA my kids, and they loved the tenders. They said they were crisped just right and they were better than when I made them in the oven.

I then moved on to tater tots. The tater tots came out absolutely perfect. I did have to make two batches, as is usually the case with my air fryer. I was very happy with the way they came out.

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Finally, in my rounds of testing, I made one of my favorite pasta dishes in my pressure cooker. I made my Easy Cheesy Beef & Bowtie Pasta. When I finished, I unplugged the pot, added a nice layer of shredded cheese on top of the pasta, set up my CrispLid at 350 degrees and pressed start. I watched it to make sure and stop it at the right time.

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This was a huge success! We all loved the crispy, browned cheese on top. I loved the fact that I didn’t have to dirty another dish in order to brown the cheese in the oven.

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Pros and Cons of the CrispLid

After using the CrispLid for a few weeks, I can say without a doubt that I love it. I do however have a few things I feel could be improved upon. Below is my list of pros and cons for the Mealthy CrispLid:

Pros

  • It turns your existing pressure cooker into an air fryer and takes up less space.
  • You can cook your food in your pressure cooker and crisp it by simply adding the lid, no need to finish in the oven.
  • You can see your food as it cooks through the glass lid!
  • Super easy to use with only a few buttons on display.
  • Easy to clean, just wipe it with a damp cloth.
  • Less expensive than a stand-alone air fryer.

Cons

  • The lid gets extremely hot and must be handled with much caution. (Note: It comes with the silicone trivet for this. You MUST place the lid on the trivet after using it or you can burn your counters)
  • The basket is not very large when using it as an air fryer. (Note: this is the case with most air fryer baskets, as food must be layered in order to crisp properly)
  • The timer resets when you remove the lid to shift your food. (This was probably my biggest issue with the lid)

So that’s it, my honest review of the Mealthy CrispLid. I really do love this product and I’m excited to use it on a daily basis. It definitely took my pressure cooker up to the next level.

Watch Me Unbox The Mealthy CrispLid

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CrispLid Giveaway (CLOSED)

Thanks to Mealthy for partnering with me to give one lucky winner their very own Mealthy CrispLid!

This giveaway is open to continental US residents only, 18 years of age or older. The giveaway will run from July 5, 2019, to July 13, 2019. One random winner will be selected. Please enter below. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  • Roger Janik says:

    Hello!

  • Laura says:

    wow this is awesome. Thank you for the information and chance to win one. Diabetic type 2 here, and High Cholesterol and a air fryer would be great to have, especially in one unit and not have to buy another type

    • Hi Laura! It is an awesome product. I definitely love using the air fryer to crisp things, it’s great to avoid using all that oil. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  • Irene Narewski says:

    This is great!! I would love to try to cook with this, and I think it will be more healthy using air fryer. Watched your video couple times. Thank you!!

  • Ronni says:

    I’m really thinking about getting this! thanks for the info 🙂

  • Amy stowe says:

    Interesting product. I already have an instant pot, this would be a great addition.

  • Donna M. Huffman says:

    Wow …. just wow. No more turning on the hot oven to brown or crisp something.

  • sharon Wagner says:

    I was thinking of getting an air fryer, but it’s one more appliance. I’m excited that I can use my instant pot and turn it into a fryer by switching lids. Awesome!

  • Dorothy Schrader says:

    This looks like a great new addition for the instant pot.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Terry D Carlson says:

    This is great!!! Thank you for showing us how this works. It makes it not so scary like the first time using the instant pot. It will be great to crisp up the wings, turkey/chicken, brown the cheese on top of the food, and other food inside the pot.

  • Susan Slear says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I’m intrigued by the crisp lid.

  • I am so excited to see this new addition, it looks so awesome. I am pretty new to the instant pot world, but didn’t think it could get any better. Welllll, I was wrong! This would be an awesome prize to win for sure.

  • Debbi says:

    I’m very excited about this, and was anxiously awaiting your review.

  • Sue Bhakta says:

    What an interesting accessory!

  • honda4fun says:

    I was so hoping the giveaway was also for Canadians since they aren’t shipping here until late August or sometime in the fall. This is the most thorough review I’ve seen yet. Thanks for the pros and cons. The timer resetting I’ve never heard about. Hope they can improve that in the future. I’ve also never heard that you have to turn the IP off and unplug to use it. I assumed it got it’s power from the IP. Is there a plug (which is never shown in pics) or is it somehow battery run? Thanks for your review.

    • Hi there! I’m sorry about the Canada thing, I asked and they said US only for now. The CrispLid does have a short power cord, it was designed to be short for safety reasons. You definitely need to have the IP off and unplugged to make sure it’s off. Hope you’re able to get your hands on one soon! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Judi says:

    Would love to win. Do not have room for airfryer and IP

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Judi! If I didn’t already have an air fryer this would’ve been the way to go! Definitely saves space! Good luck!

  • Emily says:

    Looks great!

  • Lola Greer says:

    The CrispLid looks like a great product. I’m hoping it will be an easy clean-up because the liners in my instant pot are easy to wash.

  • Diana Rofers says:

    This would definitely make more counter space than having ip and airfryer both on counter. Sounds great considering it’s just me and an occasional grandkid.

  • Ellen Cataldo says:

    Excellent review of the crisper lid. I now understand how it works. TYVM got the review. The best thing would be if I win the giveaway.

  • Pat says:

    Great idea

  • Leticia says:

    Thanks for the entry! Would love to cook with it.

  • Jess says:

    I’ve been eyeballing an air fryer. But was concerned it would be another appliance not used very often and take up valuable space. Love the idea of an oversized lid. Thanks for a chance of winning one!

  • Melissa says:

    Thanks for the review! I’m really thinking this would be great for our family!

  • tina says:

    i missed the contest 🙁

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