COSORI 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer Review

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4.5/5 on November 14, 2019

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PROS

- Compared with a 4-quart round basket or even smaller one, COSORI air fryer's 5.8- Quart Square Nonstick Basket can fit a 5 lbs-6 lbs whole chicken, while small round basket can’t.

- Serves your family with at least 3-5 people.

- 11 functions in 1 - Steak, Poultry, Seafood, Shrimp, Bacon, Frozen Foods, French fries, Vegetables, Root Vegetables, Bread, Desserts, Preheat. Just tap and go! Selection at a touch rather than keep circling to make the choice.

- Removable nonstick coated basket is dishwasher safe, PFOA-free & BPA-free.

- Comes with 100 original, delicious & easy recipes for everyday meals.

- Up to 2 Years Warranty: 90-day money-back, comes with 1-year warranty and you can extend to 2 years warranty for free.

CONS

- A little on the large size for some people’s spare kitchen space.

- Food may take longer to reach the proper temperature than the recipe calls for if not bought to room temperature first.

VERDICT

My initial skepticism was replaced by wonder…the Cosori 5.8 Qt air fryer is a wonderful machine. Not only does it look beautiful, it continually amazes me. I review many products and I buy my own to do that. I don’t get sent any by any manufacturer. I obviously can’t keep all of them, so I sell them once my review is complete. Often to family or friends, sometimes online. The Cosori 5.8 Qt air fryer…I kept. I think that says it all.

Cosori’s 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer is a kitchen appliance that “fries” by rapidly circulating hot air around food.  This air fryer is not actually a fryer, at least not in the traditional sense of the word; rather, it’s a smaller version of a convection oven.  Convection technology is what allows it to cook food faster than a conventional oven while using a lot less heat, and though it sometimes uses oil, it uses far less than a deep fryer.  According to Cosori’s manual, their air fryer “uses rapid 360° air circulation technology to cook with little to no oil for quick, crispy, delicious food with 75% few calories than deep fryers.”

We all know that when it comes to air fryers, there are numerous brands to choose from, all of which tend to present a circular design-build, pre-set options, and the promise to deliver your favorite foods without the grease. Now while the Cosori 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer also makes golden, delicious, and crispy promises, it aims to take on a different approach, providing you with an aesthetically sleek appearance, responsive touch button display, fully-featured and multifunctional use, and some minor quality of life improvements that other brands don’t offer like a square basket base. So lets get this review underway and have a closer look.

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COSORI 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer Features

COSORI 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer Colors

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Our COSORI 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer Review

The COSORI 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer is certainly cooking up a storm…and currently, they are Amazons bestselling air fryer. That is no mean feat! Well done to Cosori, but is it the real deal or just marketing hype. Since most air fryers do the same thing, what is it that makes this one so popular and does it do anything differently? The air fryer hasn’t seen any signs of popularity stagnation in the past few years. In fact, as we saw at IHHS this year, manufacturers are going all in on the device. More and more models and combos are hitting store shelves, which means it’s easier than ever to find one (or several) in your budget.

What Is An Air Fryer And How Do They Work?

Before I start this Cosori air fryer review, I think it’s important that we all know what they are and how they work. If you already know, by all means skip ahead. Essentially, they are a modern take on the traditional fryer. Instead of drowning your food in oil, the air fryer does something very clever. You only need a tiny bit of oil and it does the rest. It heats evenly all round by blowing hot air around the pot very quickly. The food cooks evenly because of the design and method of cooking and it provides you with the following benefits:

  • The air fryer uses significantly less oil
  • You can now fry using high quality healthy oils
  • Preserve nutrients by cooking at lower temperatures
  • Highly efficient.

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COSORI 5.8 Quart Air Fryer Overview

Now that you know what an Air Fryer is let’s get on with this review. The Cosori 1700-Watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer uses 360-degree air circulation technology. It needs so little oil, often just a tablespoon. This replicates the cooking of deep-fried food without all the disadvantages. Air fried food often contains up to 75% fewer calories…75%!!!

Whats In The Box

  • The 5.8 Qt air fryer
  • A user manual with 18 pages of instructions in English
  • A recipe book with over 100 recipes for the air fryer, including breakfast, entrees, appetizers, sides, and desserts
  • A reference guide with handy shortcuts
  • A thank you card that includes contact information for Cosori’s Support Team

Specifications

  • Temp Range: 170-400°F (77-205°C)
  • Time Range: 1–60 minutes
  • Power: 1700W
  • Capacity: 5.8 qt
  • Dimensions:  13 in tall, 11 in wide, 11 in deep (+3 in for the handle)

Video - Air Fryer Review - Cosori 5.8 QT Air Fryer

COSORI 5.8 Quart Design & Interface

The first thing you should know about a 5.8-quart air fryer is that it is a BEAST. (The product listing says that it’s 11.8 x 12.6 x 11.7″, which is about what I get when I measure.) This is great for the interior basket, which is about 9 x 9″, but the fryer takes up a lot of room on the countertop. Cosori’s air fryer has 11 presets as well as a preheat button. It also allows you to manually air fry (between 170-400°F and 1–60 minutes). While using presets, the fryer reminds you to “shake” (or flip the food) at the halfway mark.

I found the interface is very simple to use. The buttons are responsive and there aren’t a whole lot of steps involved in getting your food going. My only issue with the overall design is the size, but that’s not something that can be helped. It’s simply a large device and the size is necessary for its functionality. The Cosori’s large basket size is a huge selling point for those in need of a spacious interior — it’s one of the largest options on the market.

Keep in mind, though, that in addition to the overall large size, it also needs space while in use. The back of the fryer blows out hot air that can damage cabinets or other items. So, you’ll want to ensure you have plenty of room for it while it’s in use. The basket slides in and out pretty easily, and I had no issues separating the inner from the outer basket.

COSORI 5.8 Quart Build Quality

I thought the build quality was excellent. Everything was where it should be, and the little design elements looked great. Everything was sized correctly and generally, designed very well. Do I expect this to last? Based on what I can see, the answer is yes. It has a robustness about it which means it probably will last significant use. Obviously, that is only based on what I can touch and feel, the internal stuff is out of my hands I’m afraid.

Looking at the inside of the Cosori air fryer, the pull-out tray is large…much larger than I anticipated. You should have no issues regarding room. The pull-out tray is robust and covered in a non-stick coating. It comes in two parts, a solid base and the basket, which has the handle attached to it. It has quite a nifty safety feature included which stops the two separating accidentally.

You don’t want these coming apart when you are walking around with it. You need to flick a catch at the top of the handle in order to access the button that separates them. This is very well designed. The latch that holds the base and the basket together is metal. This is very good as I suspect this part would fail sooner rather than later if it was made from plastic.

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COSORI 5.8 Quart Installation and setup

To set up the fryer, I removed the warning stickers from the outside and the various packing materials from the inside.  As I skimmed through the manual, I noted even more warnings, so I decided to read the entire manual slowly and carefully.  It is very well written, and the instructions are quite clear.  One thing that stood out to me is the plethora of warnings about getting burned or starting fires.  Here are a few examples:

  • Do not touch hot surfaces.
  • Do not block any ventilation openings.  Hot steam is released through air outlets.
  • Do not place your air fryer near gas burners.
  • Never fill the baskets with oil or fat.
  • Do not place cardboard into your air fryer.
  • Keep your air fryer away from flammable materials.

While some of these are mildly humorous, they are a good reminder that this gadget gets very hot, and if I’m not careful, I could get burned or cause a fire.  If you have little kids at home, you’re going to want to spend extra time training them to leave this appliance alone and put it a location where they can’t touch it or pull on the power cord.  We put ours on a counter facing away from the wall and placed a large, ceramic hot pad in front of it.

Many of the instructions were about the unique basket-in-a-basket system that is used to hold the foods while frying.  The inner basket is where the food goes, and it has a lot of holes, like a colander.  It sits in and just above the outer basket, which is used to catch any oil or grease that drops from the food.  This is nice, as it prevents the food from cooking in and soaking up extra oil or grease. These baskets are connected, and when you pull the handle, they both come out of the fryer together.  When you slide the button guard, you can then press a button that detaches the inner basket from the outer.

When you do this, you need to make sure the outer basket is resting safely upon a heat-resistant surface, hence our ceramic hot pad, else you risk dropping it and splattering hot oil, which could be dangerous.  Once inner basket pops free from the outer basket, you can dump the food into a serving bowl or use a spatula to serve it onto a plate. Once the basket was removed, I looked inside to see how the food was heated.  There was a heating coil, reminiscent of the coils on old stoves, and a fan, pretty much what is expected of a convection oven.

COSORI 5.8 Quart Safety Features

The air fryer has several safety features that are designed to make sure accidents don’t happen. I appreciate Cosori’s attention to detail when it comes to safety.

  • There’s a button guard over the button that releases the inner basket.
  • When the baskets are withdrawn from the fryer, it automatically stops frying.
  • If the fryer is inactive for 3 minutes, it will automatically shut down.
  • If the fryer overheats, it will automatically shut down.

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COSORI 5.8 Quart Noise

Air fryers use a fan to circulate hot air, and that air comes out of the back (as I mentioned above). This means that there is some noise when using it. It isn’t terribly loud. To me, it seemed to be about the same noise level as the oven overhead fan on low.

COSORI 5.8 Quart Oil Usage

It would be wrong to say this is oil-free cooking, as some things need it for best results. However, I’ve had good luck with many foods without oil, so oil-free is possible a good portion of the time. Most experienced air fryer users recommend using an oil mister, though you definitely can use regular cooking spray.

COSORI 5.8 Quart Accessories

You can do plenty without additional tools, but you might be interested in making some recipes that require racks or pans. Cosori makes an accessory set with 6 pieces that fit in the 5.8-quart fryer. Do note that some reviewers find the pieces to be a little small for the 5.8, as it is designed for 5.3-quarts and higher.

COSORI 5.8 Quart Cooking

Before I get into the details of my cooking adventures with the Cosori, I’ll tell you that I am blown away by how great this is. You can make so many things! It’s fast! Everything turns out delicious! Okay, with that out of the way, let’s talk about how it cooks.

I started out with run of the mill frozen stuff — fries, tots, etc. While the finished product is obviously not the same as deep fried, it’s still much better than oven baked. I still haven’t used any oil for these things, but supposedly you can achieve crispier results with a bit of oil. I’ll probably get an oil mister to use with it. Fries consistently turn out fab, but the tots weren’t quite crispy enough for the tot-lovers in my house, so that’s definitely one food I’ll use some oil with.

One of my favorite things I’ve done so far is reheat pizza. My family eats a lot of pizza and we constantly have leftovers. I read to heat the pizza for 5 minutes at 320 degrees, and WOW. I will NEVER microwave leftover pizza again.

The included recipe book — and legions of recipes online — has so many options for full meals and even desserts. This isn’t just for side dishes or appetizers. I haven’t tried things like steaks or the like, but I can see how most foods would turn out great. I mean, essentially this is a small convection oven, so there’s no reason that you couldn’t cook pretty much anything. For anything with a wet batter or marinade, I do recommend letting the food sit uncovered in the fridge before putting it into the air fryer. That way it dries up a bit and doesn’t drip all over the basket.

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COSORI 5.8 Quart Cleaning

Simply put: This is a breeze to clean. The baskets are nonstick, and everything has washed up without soaking or scrubbing. The baskets are dishwasher safe, but I’ve been hand washing after each use to avoid any potential damage. And because it’s so easy. I ran the inner basket through the dishwasher once just to see how it held up. No problems to report. No reviewers have noted any issues with cleaning, either.

COSORI 5.8 Quart Recipes

I would like to say here that this section I found when I was looking for Cosori 5.8 Qt information and I thought the tester had covered it well. Also, below this review I have included numerous recipe videos which give you good ideas of things you can make and how to make them.

Chicken Nuggets

In order to test the fryer, we decided to start simple, so my wife bought a package of frozen chicken nuggets, Kirkwood’s “Fully Cooked Waffle Flavored Chicken Bites.”  First, we used the default Preheat setting to preheat the fryer.  The default value is 400°F for 5 minutes, but both the time and temperature are adjustable if desired.  Second, we put the nuggets, still frozen, into the basket and inserted it into the fryer.  Third, we selected the Frozen preset.  This setting is 350°F for 10 minutes, and halfway through it gave a reminder to remove the basket and shake the contents up, which allows the food to heat more evenly. 

Many if not most of the foods that we fried needed to be shaken at the halfway point to ensure even cooking. The result was a wonderful bowl of chicken nuggets.  They were crispy and lightly browned on the outside and heated all the way through on the inside.  After seeing how convenient this is, I’m thinking that anyone with a toddler at home should probably be putting this air fryer on their Christmas list.

Tater Tots

Our second test was also a simple test.  For breakfast, we decided to test the fryer on some Season’s Choice Potato Puffs, more commonly known as tater tots.  We preheated the fryer and chose the Frozen preset, but as these values are also adjustable, my wife lowered the time to cook from 10 minutes to 8 minutes, just to see what would happen.  The results were much the same as the nuggets, although we agreed that they probably should have been fried the entire 10 minutes, as some were still a wee bit undercooked.

Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches

For our third test, we slightly increased the difficulty.  Looking through the recipe book, we found a recipe for grilled-cheese sandwiches.  It was simply bread buttered on both sides with cheese in the middle.  We used the Bread preset, which is 320°F for 8 minutes.  The results were mixed.  On the one hand, the bread was toasted, and the cheese was melted, making for a delicious sandwich; on the other hand, the bread was a bit too toasted for our preferences, and one side was quite a bit crispier than the other. 

I think we can fix these issues by reducing the cook time to 6 minutes and by rotating the bread halfway through.  My wife observed that rotating the bread was a bit harder in the fryer basket than in the omelet pan we normally use for this recipe, simply because the sides of the basket are much taller.  We agreed that while the fryer did a good job, this is a recipe that would probably be easier to do in an omelet pan or a cast iron skillet.

Quick Doughnuts

For our fourth test, my wife found an online recipe for quick air-fried doughnuts.  We started with a roll of Grand’s refrigerated biscuits, cut them into doughnut shapes, and then basted them with butter.  We dipped them in a cinnamon-and-sugar mixture and put them in the air fryer.  We tried the recommended settings from the recipe (350°F for 5 minutes), but the first batch of doughnuts were overdone.  Next, we tried it with the Bread preset (320°F for 5 minutes), and they turned out perfectly.  We also made a sugar glaze and drizzled it on top after frying.  The doughnuts were a crispy brown on the outside and light and flakey on the inside; they were so good!

Fried Chicken

For the next test, we used another online recipe, this time for fried chicken.  My wife made breading from flour, salt, and Old Bay and then dipped chicken legs and breasts in the breading, in eggs, and then in the breading again.  She put the legs in the basket and used the Chicken preset (380°F for 25 minutes).  After 10 minutes, she turned the legs over and added the breasts.  The result was crispy, golden brown chicken on the outside that was tender and juicy on the inside.  It tasted delicious.

Pork Tenderloin with Peppers and Onions

For our final test, my wife found a recipe for an entrée.  I thinly sliced peppers and onions, seasoned them, and put them in the middle of a small, round baker.  I cut a pork tenderloin into slices, rubbed them with powdered mustard, salt, and pepper, and then put them over the vegetables.  I put the baker into the basket and cooked the whole thing for 15 minutes on 350°F, pausing halfway through to mix them up.  The result was super yummy, though very different from the other tests.  The meat was tender and juicy, and the peppers and onions were soft yet slightly crunchy. 

The big difference between this and the other tests was the baker, which trapped the juices and reduced the crispiness of the tenderloin slices.  This recipe really shows the flexibility of the air fryer:  It can cook foods that are typically fried, like chicken and French fries, yet it can also cook like a traditional oven (in half the time).  If you were concerned that an air fryer can only fry less-than-healthy foods, then rest assured that you can cook a whole variety of meats, vegetables, and other foods and eat as healthy as you want.

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COSORI 5.8 Quart Price

One of the best things about this air fryer is the price. It is significantly cheaper than some of the more famous makes such as Philips. Given the range of tasks that you can do in this and then factor in the health benefits of using it, I think it represents excellent value for money.

Conclusion

Our family is very glad that we got this chance to test out the COSORI 1700 watt 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer.  It’s quick to cook, easy to use, and easy to clean.  If you enjoy fried foods as much as we do, or you’re looking for a simple way to cook without heating up your kitchen with the stove, you should consider purchasing Cosori’s fryer. I also have to say I am genuinely stunned by the cooking performance of the COSORI 5.8 Quart. The speed and consistency in which it delivers food is mind boggling at times. I must admit that I was skeptical at first, but my concerns have been set aside. So much so, that I actually kept it and use it to this day. Who’d have thought a kitchen appliance could make such a difference…you guessed it…you should buy one. Our family plans on enjoying this one for years to come!

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COSORI 5.8 Quart Max XL Air Fryer Customer Reviews

“First off, I absolutely hate cooking. I don’t like the mess. It takes too much time. My recipes never turn out like they show in the cookbooks…and my cooking is pretty awful. I got the Cosori Air Fryer a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been happily cooking every day, multiple times a day since.

You just pull it out of the box, and it’s ready to go. The detachable basket and pan are all that needed cleaning in soapy water before adding food. The buttons are self-explanatory. You’ve got a snowflake for frozen foods, fries for fries, bacon for bacon, and also Preheat and Keep Warm.

When I first turned it on, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I wondered if it was going to get hot and scorch my counter (or me). I thought it would be noisy. It was none of those things. It does get a little warm on the outside but not hot like an oven. You do need to be careful when you’re pulling the basket out or any food from inside the fryer because it’s deceiving that it works so quickly and gets food that hot that fast.

As for noise, you can hear the air moving, but I wouldn’t call it noisy. My Alexa is near the air fryer, and the Alexa hears me just fine when I’m talking while the air fryer is running. Also, since my Alexa is near the air fryer, you can tell that the air fryer doesn’t get too hot or spit things at you or I wouldn’t have the Alexa there.

The air fryer looks great on my counter too. It’s already become a conversation piece in my kitchen. I had family over this weekend, and they wanted to know what it was. I put on a kitchen demo of sorts, and everyone stood around and watched, then ate all of the food (not a crumb left on the plates!), and then they said they needed to get an air fryer too.

So far, I’ve tried recipes in the included recipe book as well as a recipe for chicken fried steak in an air fryer cookbook I purchased separately. What’s great about the cookbook included in the Cosori air fryer is that each recipe has a picture with it, and the ingredients aren’t intimidating to those of you like me who don’t care for cooking. Most recipes call for ingredients you’ve actually heard of and probably have in your pantry — a real plus for me because I also hate wandering around in a grocery store searching for a random ingredient I’ll only use once.

The very first recipe I tried was sweet potato fries in the included Cosori cookbook. I like my fries a little crunchy, so I probably could have left them in the air fryer a few minutes longer than the recipe called for, but they were still delicious. Definitely the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had.

For fun, I then threw in some frozen okra I had bought in the freezer section. I bought a water bottle and filled it with olive oil, so all I did was lightly squirt the olive oil on the okra while in the air fryer basket and then just pushed the snowflake button. The okra came out so crunchy, just the way I like it. And I couldn’t believe it had gone from frozen to crispy crunchy in just a matter of minutes. Most of them were golden brown, but I could tell the ones that I had missed when I sprayed the okra with the olive oil. Those were white — still crunchy and tasted fine, but a weird-looking white. I’ve since bought a pressurized oil sprayer can that’s specifically for spraying olive oil, and it works much better at spraying everything evenly than my plastic water bottle.

Same night and onto my third recipe: chicken fried steak. Now, this recipe wasn’t in the included Cosori cookbook. This particular cookbook didn’t have a picture, so I wasn’t at all sure how it would turn out. It’s so good, I’ve cooked it twice in three nights.

That night’s entire meal was cooked in the air fryer: sweet potato fries, frozen-turned-air fried okra, and chicken fried steak. It felt like an elaborate meal with hardly any time invested, and my kitchen wasn’t a disaster after cooking all of that. I only had a few plates and a couple of bowls that I’d used instead of pots and pans and baking dishes all piled up on my counter with a greasy stove to clean.

The next day, I tried the mozzarella cheese sticks in the included Cosori cookbook. I totally botched this recipe, using baking soda instead of cornstarch. Did I mention how bad I am at cooking? Even so, the mozzarella sticks worked out okay (but not great, which was likely my own fault). They crisped up nicely and quickly. They just didn’t look a thing like the picture in the recipe book. I would have also liked the cheese to be more melted on the inside. It seemed like the outside was really crispy and the inside wasn’t really melted. This could all be because of my using the wrong ingredient, so I’ll give it another shot because, even with the wrong ingredient, they weren’t bad. They didn’t taste like mozzarella cheese sticks, but they were still good.

For dinner, I cooked the kids grilled cheese sandwiches also using the included cookbook. These didn’t turn out as expected. At least I used the right ingredients this time. But the cheese wasn’t gooey like it would be if you cooked it on the stove. If I had doubled the amount of cheese the recipe called for it would probably be perfect. The bread was golden brown, though. It was a bit of a pain to have to melt butter on the stove, then brush it onto the bread, then grate cheese before putting it into the air fryer. I can get a grilled cheese sandwich in a pan quicker than that, but it was still fun to try. I’ll try the recipe again with more cheese. I think it’s a recipe I can tinker with to make perfect.

I then tried the pizza from the Cosori recipe book. I didn’t use pizza dough. I prefer pita bread. I followed the instructions as if it was pizza dough, which means you preheat the air fryer, brush your crust with olive oil, and then put it in the air fryer at 320 for five minutes. Then you take it out to add toppings. On mine, I put pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, and parmesan. Pop it back into the air fryer for another five minutes at 320, and it’s done. It was so good. I’ll be making another for lunch. The only downside was having to cook one at a time because I couldn’t fit two pieces of pita bread in the basket together.

My most-recent recipe to try is the coconut shrimp, which is also in the cookbook that comes with the air fryer. What would normally be a giant mess of the kitchen was only three bowls to dredge the coconut shrimp and then a plate to put them on. You preheat the air fryer while you’re getting everything ready, and then pop the shrimp in for eight minutes. They were very tasty, but I’ll add more coconut in my dredge next time than the recipe calls for. The recipe was good, but I couldn’t really taste the coconut.

I keep picking out new recipes to try in the cookbook, which is a first for me with my loathe of cooking. I’ve included pictures of the country fried steak, pizza, grilled cheese, mozzarella sticks, and coconut shrimp that I’ve made so far.

Even owning the 5.8 quart, you have to get used to cooking in batches. I wanted to make four chicken fried steaks that first night, but there was only room for two. Not a big deal. You just have to cook in batches. Making three pita bread pizzas, I just had to make each one separately since I could only fit one round piece of pita in at a time. For the grilled cheese sandwiches, two actually fit into the air fryer at the same time.

Like I said before, the cookbook that comes with the air fryer is full of pictures. It also has more than 100 pages of recipes. For example, you’ll find recipes for strawberry cream scones, stuffed french toast, BBQ bacon, ribeye, meatballs, fried chicken, crab cakes, wings, pigs in a blanket, french fries, onion rings, roasted corn, cheddar buttermilk biscuits, cinnamon rolls, pound cake, and orange cranberry muffins. I would be lost without the cookbook. It also tells you exactly which button to push on the air fryer too, so you’re learning about how to use your air fryer while you’re actually cooking instead of having to read an instruction manual cover to cover before you even have enough confidence to cook something.

I mentioned not having many dishes to clean after using the air fryer. What I love most about cleanup is how easy the air fryer itself is to clean. Everything just slides off of it. I’m barely scrubbing it, and it’s clean. I know the description says its dishwasher safe, but I just wash it in the sink because there’s nothing ever dried on and stuck to it. I love how I can put a little soap on it, and it’s clean and ready for my next recipe. The water beads on it, so it dries really fast.

The only negative about the air fryer is probably my own impatience with one of the controls. The temp/time is shared by one button. If you have a recipe that calls for you to adjust the temp and/or time, you have to toggle the button. It starts with temp, so if you need to change how long to keep something in, you hit the temp/time button again. Somehow, I keep managing to hit time when I mean temp and vice versa.

Also, the air fryer cuts off when you pull the basket out, just as it should so it’s not running while there’s nothing in the bottom. When you pop the basket back in, it defaults back to the original temp and time settings when you turn it on, not what you last had on there. It would be nice if it remembered what your setting was 5 minutes before. For example, the other night when I had to make the pizzas in batches, I had to run the air fryer 5 minutes for one crust, then five minutes for the next, and so on. Every time, I had to reset the time and temp when I pulled a crust out. That’s when I began noticing how bad I was at toggling the temp/time button I mentioned above.

Both the time/temp button being shared and the air fryer not remembering your last time/temp are extremely minor downsides. But they’re the only negatives I could think of because this air fryer has quickly become my favorite kitchen appliance.

I have never had any experience with an air fryer, so I have nothing to compare the Cosori air fryer against. But I did my research. read the reviews, watched videos, and crossed my fingers that I was buying the right one. I couldn’t have made a better choice. I’m actually excited to cook for the first time ever. Tomorrow on the breakfast menu: French”

“I was nervous about this air fryer. The brand name was unfamiliar to me, but I bought it on the strength of customer reviews, which never seem to steer me wrong. I am SO impressed with this air fryer, and I will definitely recommend it to friends and family. I’ve had it for about a month, and because of the ease of cooking and cleanup, I’ve used it at least once a day and more. I am calorie and fat content conscious, so I use an oil spritzer to lightly coat my foods. I spray the basket with cooking spray when that is a recipe detail. I’ve seen so many people say that something in cooking spray makes the nonstick coating on their air fryer baskets just peel right off. I have used cooking spray countless times in my Cosori, and the coating has held up fine.

I’ve seen some reviewers complain about the noise and the beeping. I am, like, say what? I was worried about the noise, but I’ve got to say that the complainers may have sensitive ears. I like to know when my Cosori is finishing a cycle. Then I can be right there to throw in more food if I’m doing two batches or a full meal. I don’t find the beeping sound or the fan sound of the machine to be offensive AT ALL.

This machine cooks like a dream, I love it, and now wonder how I lived without it. I love the French fries made in the Cosori. I spritz them with EVOO, salt them, and sprinkle them with Messana dried parmesan, which is incredibly flavorful and very low calorie. Stir them in the bowl to coat them, pop them into the Cosori, and diners are moaning with delight in 15 minutes. Delicious and guilt free!

Buy this machine. Easy to clean. No mess in the kitchen. Creates fabulous dishes. Last night I was dining alone, and in six minutes I had the most delicious salmon I’ve ever tasted along with parmesan French fries. My kitchen was as clean as when I started. I can choose to wash the pan and basket by hand or throw them in my dishwasher. It’s tossup which I choose to do. I only know my time, which is valuable, has been cut way back in my kitchen without sacrificing meal quality. In fact, we are eating better and healthier!

I haven’t enjoyed having French fries in a very long time. Now I can enjoy them every day if I wish. You should soak a freshly cut up batch of potato slices for 20 minutes, so when I peel potatoes and cut them up, I do several days’ worth and put any I don’t use in a container filled with water. That way they are ready to blot dry and fry whenever we want fries. They stay nice in a raw state in water for days on end. Don’t hesitate like I did. Buy this wonderful baby.”

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