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The Duo Crisp fundamentally works as both a pressure cooker and an air fryer, and it's genuinely useful for making one-pot meals. It can pressure cook a whole chicken until tender and then brown the skin afterward, or heat up a small batch of frozen fries faster than an oven. And it's better designed than the one other pressure cooker/air fryer we've tested, the Ninja Foodi .
After pressure cooking a whole chicken atop a bed of carrots and potatoes in the Duo Crisp, we were able to brown the exposed skin in seven minutes using the air-fryer lid on the Roast setting. Compared with chickens we've cooked in other air fryers, this chicken browned much more evenly, although it wasn't as deeply golden as chicken roasted in an oven or a convection toaster oven. The meat was succulent, while the vegetables underneath turned out tender and even caramelized in places, if a little overcooked. The result wasn't quite as good as traditional French chicken in a pot, which would be more flavorful after a longer cooking time and gentler reduction. But we'd gladly eat this comforting one-pot meal again.