Save up to 84% energy with airfryers and multicookers
Wist je dat je heel veel op je energierekening kunt besparen door te komen met een elektrische snelkookpan en airfryer, in plaats van een elektrische oven? Het energieverbruik is tot wel 84% lager.
Did you know that...
Cooking in an electric oven costs 5x more (energy) than cooking in an airfryer or electric pressure cooker?
You can save a lot on your energy bill by cooking with an electric pressure cooker and air fryer, instead of an electric oven. Energy consumption is up to 84% lower.
At a time when energy consumption and cost of living occupy most households, we at Instant Pot wanted to know how our products can benefit you at home - in more ways than just preparing delicious meals!
A recent independent study (PDF), conducted by Unconventional Connections , clearly shows that cooking in an Air Fryer or Pressure Cooker can save over 80% energy and costs compared to an electric oven. In the Unconventional Connections study, our products were put to the test by preparing a chicken recipe in each device and comparing that same recipe to that of an electric oven. And the results are exactly as we expected...
Instant Brands, of the hugely popular Instant Pot multicookers and airfryers , commissioned an independent study (PDF) to test their belief that cooking with their appliances would consist of significant energy savings and lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to cooking in the well-known ovens, known as are common in Europe.
To ensure the reliability of the results, each recipe was prepared three times in each device. To gain insight into the energy needs of each recipe and appliance, electricity meters were connected to the pressure cooker and the airfryer; while for the oven, the preheating and cooking steps were timed and information from the manufacturer was used to determine energy consumption. We measured the temperature of the chicken before and after cooking to make sure the chicken was cooked through and showed similar conditions.
We tested an entire recipe using roasted chicken parmesan to compare the energy consumption of an Instant Pot Pro Crisp and an electric oven, and followed a recipe using Cajun roasted chicken to compare the energy required to cook the chicken using an Instant Vortex Plus ClearCook Air Fryer and an electric oven.
Pressure cooking consumed an average of 0.57 kWh per kg of raw chicken, which corresponds to an average of 4.4 times less energy needed to roast the chicken in the oven. (The minimum and maximum values for energy savings range from 4 to 4.7 times for the three cooking tests)
Instant Air Fryer vs. Electrical oven
Air roasting consumes an average of 0.44 kWh per kg of raw chicken, which amounts to an average of 5.2 times less energy than what is consumed when roasting in the oven for the same recipe. (Energy savings range from 4.7 to 5.7 times out of the three cooking tests)
What does this mean for me?
The findings of the study unequivocally show that both the Instant Pot Pro Crisp and the Vortex Plus ClearCook Air Fryer use far less energy than an electric oven when cooking a roast chicken.
This is because air frying and pressure cooking are essentially a more intensive cooking process. They are preheated in no time and are much more efficient because you don't have to heat an entire oven, but instead can store your food in a more concentrated and smaller surface area.eiden. Keep the heat inside = energy saving! And less energy consumption means lower energy costs, money savings and a smaller carbon footprint from using electricity in cooking.
It's a win-win when it comes to cooking with Instant Pressure Cookers and Air Fryers!
Abstract: the research
This study compares the energy consumption for cooking chicken using three different electrical appliances. The aim was to use two chicken recipes to compare the energy consumption of an electric pressure cooker and an airfryer with that of an electric oven. One recipe was used to compare the energy consumption of an electric pressure cooker and an electric oven, while another recipe was used to compare the energy required to cook the chicken using an air fryer and an electric oven.
To determine the energy requirement for cooking, electricity meters were connected to the pressure cooker and air fryer, while for the oven, the preheating and cooking steps were timed and the manufacturer's information on energy consumption was taken into account. The temperature of the chicken before and after cooking was measured to ensure that the chicken was cooked and exhibited similar conditions. In the case of the first chicken recipe, the pressure cooker consumes an average of 0.57 kWh per kg of raw chicken, which corresponds to 81% less energy needed to roast the chicken in the oven.
For the second recipe, the air fryer consumed an average of 0.44 kWh per kg of raw chicken; this is on average 84% less energy than is used when cooking in the oven for the same recipe. The results were normalized to the amount of raw chicken used to allow fair comparisons. These results indicate that cooking with these alternative appliances is much more energy efficient, making them cheaper in the household.
- Instant Pot multicookers (with pressure cooking function, among other things)
- Instant Pot Crisp multicookers with built-in airfryer : the best of both!
- Instant Vortex Airfyrers
Watch a video of the amazing Instant Pot Duo Crisp models here .
NB the Instant Pro Crisp models have extra built-in insulation, making them even more energy-efficient.
Download the original English report here:
Comparison of energy consumption and GHG emissions when cooking roast chicken: electric pressure cooker/airfryer versus conventional oven
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