Have you been thinking about an Air Fryer, but you don’t want to give up more storage space in your kitchen? Do you already have a Pressure Cooker? The Mealthy Crisp Lid might be the perfect solution to turn your current Pressure Cooker into an Air Fryer! Read this Mealthy CrispLid review to see if this new product is right for you! This post contains affiliate links for products I’m obsessed with.
You guys…I’m pretty freaking excited about this Mealthy CrispLid that I’m reviewing today. I mean…it’s kinda genius.
What is the Mealthy CrispLid
If you follow my blog, you know that I am obsessed with my Instant Pots and pressure cookers in general. You also know that lately I have also been loving my AirFryer.
I know that many of you have been on the fence about purchasing an Air Fryer because of space and cost…I get it. Especially since so many of you are already storing a pressure cooker/ Instant Pot in your kitchen.
That’s why this Mealthy CrispLid is so super amazing…it’s this special lid that turns your 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker into an Air Fryer. Like magic. Total Game Changer!
I heard about this CrispLid from another blogger, and I was so pumped when Mealthy sent me one to review. I’ve spent the past few weeks testing different recipes and how they perform in both my stand alone air fryer and using the Mealthy CrispLid, and sharing results on social.
- breaded Krispie chicken
- plain chicken
- bacon wrapped chicken tenders
- frozen veggies
- french toast sticks
And guys…it really works! Everything I tested came out similarly in the Mealthy CrispLid and my Air Fryer! So good!!!
Looking for more Mealthy CrispLid recipes? Check out this post: Easy Mealthy CrispLid Recipes and Ninja Foodi Recipes
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Does the Mealthy Crisp Lid work with my Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker?
Yes! That’s what’s so great about this concept. Mealthy actually makes their own Pressure Cooker, but the Mealthy CrispLid will work with any brand 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker, as long as you have a stainless steel inner liner. The manual states to NEVER use an aluminum or ceramic coasted pot with your CrispLid.
Watch me unbox my Mealthy Crisplid!
What Comes with the Mealthy CrispLid?
I was really impressed with all you get with your CrispLid! It comes with:
- A Crisp Lid (duh)
- A tall, 3 inch trivet (to get your food close to the heating element on the lid)
- Air frying/broiling basket
- Stainless steel tongs (for removing the basket and/or flipping food)
- A silicone trivet (for placing the CrispLid on when it’s hot)
- User Manual and Recipe Booklet
How do I get a Mealthy CrispLid?
CrispLids are currently available exclusively through affiliates (that’s me!) until late July when it will be on Amazon.
Order your Mealthy Crisp lid here!
Mealthy CrispLids will be available at the end of the summer in Canada!
What I like about the Mealthy CrispLid
I was shocked at how much I loved using the Mealthy CrispLid, especially since I use my regular Air Fryer all the time and have gotten pretty used to it! Here are some of the highlights of the Lid for me:
Size: The CrispLid is a significant space saver over a traditional air fryer, which tend to be very large. Even though my Air Fryer is one of the smaller models, it sits on my counter because it doesn’t fit in any of my cabinets. The CrispLid is smaller in diameter than my Instant Pot 6 quart lid and only just a bit taller, making it very easy to store and pull out when you need it.
Temperature: Most Air Fryers only go up to 400 degrees (mine goes to 390) but the Crisp Lid goes to 500 which allows you to broil meals without turning on your oven!
Cost: At only $49.95, the CrispLid is quite a bit cheaper than most stand alone Air Fryers which are usually closer to $75 and up.
Versatility: Just by switching up your lid, you can go from pressure cooking to air frying or broiling, which is pretty awesome– think crispy cheesy instant pot baked ziti or crispy pork carnitas. Less dishes and way quicker than using your oven! Or, you can use your pressure cooker and Crisp Lid to simply air fry a meal without ever turning on your Instant Pot. This versatility is similar to the Ninja Foodi, but why buy another pot when you can just add a lid?
Efficiency: Anything that keeps me from turning on the oven is amazing in my book…but I also love how this lid works with something I already have…makes the minimalist in me very happy.
Glass lid: I LOVE that you can see your food cooking through the glass lid – this is not common at all with traditional AirFryers and one of my favorite features of the Mealthy!
Easy to Clean: The mesh basket on the CrispLid is actually easier to clean than the one on my Phillips AirFryer. It’s also dishwasher safe, so yay!
Preorder your Mealthy Crisp lid here!
What I wish was better about the Mealthy CrispLid
Size (cook basket): This isn’t really a CrispLid problem, it’s an Air Fryer problem. The basket of the CrispLid is slightly larger than my 2.5 quart Phillips Air Fryer basket, but it is still on the smaller side. If you are cooking for a large family, you will have to batch cook certain recipes. This is very common for AirFryers, but you might do better with a larger capacity AirFryer. Just know it will also take up a lot of space in your kitchen, unlike the CrispLid. Need an AirFryer recommendation? Check out this article: Which Air Fryer is right for you?
That being said, you can still crisp up the skin on a whole chicken and crisp up a pork tenderloin or carnitas which I definitely can’t do with my AirFryer.
Flip vs Shake: I have learned with the CrispLid, you usually need to flip your food during cooking for maximum crispness. I sometimes have to do that with my AirFryer, as well, but not always. With an AirFyer, you can shake up the food in the basket. I wouldn’t recommend that with the CrispLid, as you can end up burning yourself on the heating element. Not a big deal, but worth mentioning.
Not recommended for use by kids: My daughter is 9 and taking an interest in cooking (yay!), and while she can operate my AirFryer with ease, I wouldn’t allow her to use the CrispLid. The CrispLid is very safe, but it’s also really important to pay attention while cooking and it’s also important to place the lid on the silicone trivet that’s included after cook time so you don’t burn your counter or island. I feel 100% comfortable using it and using it around my kids, but my daughter will not be operating this lid by herself.
Temperature setting: I know I also included temperature in the like section of the review, but one part of the temperature function that I wish was different- only being able to adjust the temp in 25 degree increments. With my AirFryer I can set the temperature every ten degrees. Again, not a huge problem, but worth mentioning the difference!
Is the Mealthy CrispLid right for you?
I 100% recommend the Mealthy CrispLid to my readers, but especially if:
- you already have a 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker | Instant Pot
- space is an issue in your kitchen
- you are looking to spend less money and still get a good AirFryer
- you want to broil or air fry your favorite pressure cooker| Instant Pot recipes with ease and without dirtying another dish/turning on your oven
I would not recommend the Mealthy CrispLid if:
- you don’t have a 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker
- you want to cook large batches of food at one time
If this is you, I would recommend looking at the Ninja Foodi which comes in 6.5 quart or 8 quart or purchasing a Mealthy Multi Pot AND a Crisp Lid. Or you can check out my post, Which Air Fryer Should You Buy?, for more recommended AirFryer models!
I hope this helped! If you have any questions, just comment below or ask me on social!!!
Disclosure: I was gifted a Mealthy CrispLid in exchange for my honest review, which is what you have read here. These opinions are 100% my own and I wouldn’t recommend a product to my readers that I wouldn’t use myself!
Video Review/Cooking Demo with my Mealthy CrispLid!
Do you still love it?
But to be totally honest, it really only gets used to make IP dishes crispy or have a broiled top, since purchasing an air fryer that sits on the counter. BUT I do stand by the fact it’s a great option for those that want to save (or don’t have a lot of) counter space!
This seems like another game changer! Would be great for me bc I live in the city and only have space for so many gadgets!! Thanks for sharing a great find!!
LaVonne D. says
What a perfect space-saver for someone who wants an air fryer but lacks space (or just wants to be minimalistic). I would looove this, and would use it constantly, I just know it! 😊 From fries to ‘rotisserie’ chicken, this would add so much interest to my kitchen. Love it!
Meagan Sanati says
I had no idea this existed! I was hesitant to get ANOTHER kitchen gadget and holy game changer! NEEEED
Amanda Gattenby says
I would love to try one of these!! I love that you don’t need two separate appliances. My husband rolled his eyes when I told him I want an air fryer because of the space it would take up! Great product.
I never new how much I needed an air fryer (well more like the healthy lid) Crunch and Crisp are my favorite additional to most all meals lol
I would love this! Hoping it would help me finally eat more fish 🤞😊
Diana Trotter says
I really need to use my insta pot more, this would push us to do so!! 😉 I think we would prob make chicken tenders or a whole chicken with this!! 🙂
I read in the manual under Safeguards: To prevent overheating, temperatures at or above 450 degrees have a maximum cook time of 20 minutes. Always let inner steel pot and CripLid cool for at least 10 minutes before cooking at or above 450 degrees.
If I’m cooking the frozen crinkle cut french at 450 for 25 minutes, that would be past the allowed maximum time.
Have you run across this?
I would actually do fries at 400 or 425…
I want this! The Krispie Chicken sounds ahhh-maxing! I was thinking we could all order on on Prime Day but not sure it will be on Amazon by then?!?
I will find out for you, but I don’t think so :(.
Mo Smith says
1st thing I’m making is fathead pizza..can’t wait until it’s available to purchase
I would absolutely LOVE to have one of these! Living in a small apartment, I have no kitchen space at all! I’ve been trying to talk my husband in to buying an air fryer (I want both) but with this kid, I can purchase the insta pot now & HAVE BOTH!! Money saving & space saving; GENIUS!! Without your awesome meal plans & blog, I would’ve never know about this! Thank you so much!! I pray I win!!
Alisha Eachus says
I would love to use this to double my air frying capacity one batch with the CrispLid and another with my air fryer! I wanna make brussel chips! They’re like kale chips, but with Brussel Sprouts!!
Julie Gabella says
I’m so excited by this!!! The first thing I want to make is French fries, then jalapeno poppers, and then chicken wings!
Jamie Seastrand says
I would love to make crispy chicken and fries! One of my all time favorite foods before I started eating healthy
Georgene Billingsley says
The bacon Strained chicken tenders and homemade crispy fries! I so need one of these!
Georgene Billingsley says
Bacon Wrapped, not stained!
I’d try crispy apple chips or crispy chickpeas!
Peg G says
I would love to make Sausage Zit and be able to melt the cheese on top. Of course crispy bacon and crispy chicken come in a close second!
Kelly Likely says
I would love to try Krispie Chicken with this lid.
I want to try Kristie chicken
Leslie Orrell says
I would love to do the roasted chicken and then roast the skin with the Crisp Lid.
Would love to make anything that is cheesy on top so the cheese can be melty and crisp
Would love to try chicken with this lid!
Stacy G. says
Jalapeno poppers and Krispy chicken!
I have an air fryer and I call mine R2D2! It currently resides in the cabinet over my frig because I have no place else to put it. :/ My 6qt IP is my go to now since I did your IP challenge in the spring and I love it!! Since I absolutely do not want to use my oven in the summer – hello TX! – my IP is the way to go!! I’m looking forward to making your French Toast Sticks!! Thank you for your review! :>
Judy Frumkin says
Will you have recipes for the Mealthy air fryer?
Mary Beth Isaacs says
One of my favorite dinners is Fish and Chips but since I have adapted a cleaner lifestyle with my eating I have not had Fish and Chips in years. I own the 8qt IP and love it, it certainly is my new toy. I follow you in a the IP group on FB and your announcement to this AirFryer attachment looks amazing!! So the 1st thing I would make is my F&C for sure.
The first thing I would try is the bacon wrapped chicken and sweet potato fries.
Erika Molden says
I’ve wanted an air fryer for so long, so this would be perfect! I wouldn’t have to buy another appliance. Thanks for posting this review.
I would like to try making grilled cheese 🥪 with this!
This looks amazing and is exactly what I need to save space in my kitchen but still have an air fryer!! Look forward to making all sorts of recipes with this.
Crystal Ferrer says
I think crispy salmon would be amazing using this without sacrificing space or money!
Kathleen LeBlanc says
Fried zucchini and eggplant fries would be my first try.
I would try the bacon wrapped chicken first! Thanks for testing this out!
Amanda Clark says
This sounds amazing! I make French toast on sundays. This would be awesome for that
Sue strollo says
Freid chicken and fried zucchini. Done
Sue strollo says
Wow what a great idea. Love this. Thank you for getting my instant pot out of the box!
Heather Springsteen says
Hmm for my first Mealthy-crisplid experience I would like to slice up some potatoes and have air fried french fries! Maybe to go with some air fried chicken tenders!!! 💕💕💕
I would try crispy chicken!
Shannon Blackwell says
I’d definitely try the crispy chicken first. My kids love chicken nuggets and if I can make them at home healthy and fresh then that’s a huge mom win.
Healthy chicken tenders and sweet pot fries
Teresa Cannon says
So many things I want to try, but I think chicken strips would be first thing. ❤️❤️
I want to try making chicken and bacon wrapped everything with this!!!
Jess Fultz says
I hope to replace my air fryer with this guy!
I’d try sweet potato or green bean fries first! Followed by chicken. Love that you don’t need a separate appliance!
Andrea Schwab says
This is awesome! Would love to have healthier fried options for my family!
I want to bake your amazing “baked” IP ziti and get that crispy cheese goodness on top!
Really is ingenious. I have not convinced myself that I need an airfryer. I have a convection oven and an Advantium speed cooker. This has my interest though since I do have the Instantpot.
I want to make a healthy version of chicken nuggets.
Gretchen Lee says
Chicken and shrimp!! Yum!!
Kristin Stewart says
Oh, lovely! I think the first thing I would try would be crispy chicken. Gotta love a good piece of “Fried” chicken without all the mess and oil!!!
Jennifer Smees says
First thing I would make would be chicken tenders I think and maybe bacon
OMG this looks so good. Definitely want to do the crispy chicken and would try the salmon. Thank you for your posts, blog and wonderful recipes. My IP stayed in its box until I found your blog. Now it’s used all the time.
I love the idea of making “fried” chicken. Yum!
Taylor Kamhoot says
Goodness, what wouldn’t taste better with this! YUM!!
Cara wilson says
Would like to make some kind of chicken tenders
I have wanted an air fryer for a while now but dont want another appliance. So when I seen this I was super excited,as i have an instant pot. The first thing i want to try is the crispy chicken strips.
I would love to make crispy chicken tenders. Done!
Fried pickles,I want to try so much, but this may be what I do first!
Wanted an air fryer but not another appliance! This has changed my mind! Too hot this summer to turn in the oven! Looking forward to crispy food like sweet potatoes fries.
This looks amazing!!! I’d love to make appetizers like jalapeño poppers or chicken fingers!!!
Gina Donahue says
I would like to try the crispy chicken! This sounds like a perfect addition to our planning list for RV adventures where less is better and space is at a premium! Definitely on the list. Thank you for reviewing and giving recommendations.
Melissa Lundie says
I have been waiting to order an air fryer for such a long time, because they’re so big and take up so much space and I don’t have a lot of space left in my kitchen. This will solve all my problems Thanks so much for the review!
This is amazing! Would love to have one to make delicious healthy meals for my picky kid that only eats peanut butter sandwiches and strawberry yogurt 😩
I’ve been on the fenc about an air fryer for awhile now. This could be my answer! Thanks for the review. Can’t wait to crisp up some carnitas and try the crispy chicken.
Laura Law says
This is perfect – save space and money but the benefits of an air fryer – genius!! I can’t wait to try chicken and bacon with it!!
Judi Kenney says
There are so many things I want to try! I think I’d try buffalo chicken tenders
Erika Nichole says
I already have an entire meal plan set up..
Day one: Chicken wings (no breading)
Day two: Turkey leg!!
Day three: probably anything I can find in my fridge that would fit inside 😂
Okay, maybe it’s not an entire meal plan but it’s something.
This would be amazing for homemade fries! especially for my son who had celiac! So many gluten feee options!
I want to make homemade chicken tenders or nuggets for my girls.
Janel Grant says
I would love to have one of these and would try out the IP lasagna recipe with it to get a crunchy/cheesy finish.
I want to try fried razor clams! Thank you for your review. I’m definitely going to get one.
Malia P says
Thank you for taking the time to review this product. When you first mentioned it I was intrigued because I have wanted an air fryer but do not have the space for another small appliance. I definitely could make room for this though. I’m pretty sure the first thing I’d make is jicama fries thanks again!!!
I definitely want to make crispy chicken and some kind of fries. I live in an apartment and anything space-saving is s huge win! Thank you so much for reviewing this crisp-lid. I feel much better about getting one now.
I’d love to try this, and chicken would definitely be at the top of my list of foods to cook in it!
Sue Boettger says
I would love to try Krispe chicken and
Sweet potato fries.
Janet de Vries says
I want to try a crispy chicken! This is perfect for me because I have both pressure cookers and didn’t want another appliance. So excited!
I want to try the chicken and wings. I also heard a steak is great in the air fryer. This lid seems like it’s the answer, no need for another appliance!! I guess this needs to be added to my list of wants unless of course I could win one then that would be better
Can’t wait to try some veggies!
S Hol says
Ribs in one pan! Then Mac and cheese as a side.
The first thing I am going to make with my Mealthy is Chinese Sesame Honey Chicken, gluten free!
I can’t wait to get one of these to make krispie chicken!
How exciting! My first go to would probably be a toss up between Krispy chicken tenders and sweet potato fries!
Kate P says
I want to finally try the krispie chicken glazed with the Kung Pao cauliflower sauce! Sticky crispy chicken is my fave 🤤
Cindy Kamish says
I usually use chicken and roasts in the IP. It sounds like they woukd be even better, especially chicken, with the air fryer.
Definitely want to make Krispie Chicken- yum! Thank you for the information!
Deborah Hare says
I purchased an instant pot about a month ago and would love this to give me more options/different ideas for cooking Chicken and anything for my family.
I want to try egg rolls
Omg that sounds so good!
I need one of these! My mom has made me zucchini chips in her air fryer and I want them all the time haha that would be the first thing I would make and then chicken fingers for the kiddo!
I love your Taquitos, so would love to try it with the crisp lid!
I cannot wait to get mine and try the krispie chicken in it
I want to try chicken er French fries
I’m not sure if my other comment posted so I’m trying again 🤷♀️ I would make anything bacon or sweet potato first!
Sara corrigan says
Anything bacon and anything sweet potato would be the first things to go on my list of things to try! This looks like such an awesome product. I’ve actually already asked for it for Christmas but would definitely like it before then 🙂
Turkey bacon wrapped chicken tenders would be the first thing I would try. Thank you for reviewing this for us!
I need this in my life. I’d make keto coated chicken strips, keto coated zucchini, keto onion rings, and even sardines. Omg game changer!!!!
Katie Lee says
This looks awesome! I would love to try the Krispie chicken in this!
I can’t wait to make Krispie chicken
So awesome! I would want to try sweet potato fries and salmon!
Vicky Franco says
The first thing I would make is IP lasagna!!! I would love to be able to cook the lasagna in my IP and then get that perfect ooey, gooey, crispy cheesy topping using my Mealthy Crisplid!
Kim Flint says
Definitely crispy chicken, and wings on a cheat day
Kim flint says
I would definitely try to make chicken wings on my cheat day, otherwise any chicken recipe ie. krispy chicken
Angela Cox says
I would love to try to make chicken tenders in it for my kids.
I would love to try new meals like steaks and different chicken eecipes
This looks awesome. I want to cook the bacon wrapped chicken looks yummy.
I want to try your chicken taquitos!!
Krispy chicken is the first thing I would try!
Arlene Alexander says
I’m a huge avocado fan. I’d love to make Avocado Fries with this bad boy! I’d probably even use this to reheat batches of lumpia.
Laurette Carns says
I am so excited about this. I have an air fryer that I love. I liked the Ninja Foodi but it is huge…this is perfect!!! I can’t wait to get one and cook salmon on my healthy days and probably some wings on my splurge days!
Cheryl Hunter says
I would love to try the turkey wrapped chicken tenders!!!
Amber jones says
I would love to have one of these, I woule love to try crispy rav3or wven homemade chips and fries
Randi Meth says
This looks amazing. I wanna try the French toast sticks!
I had no desire for an air fryer until I saw your reviews for this ingenious invention! Now, I NEED this… Even if it’s just to make french toast sticks!
I would love to try different variations of chicken with this!
Katie Smith says
The first thing I want to try is the Krispie chicken.