Air Fryer Toaster Oven
COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8 Quart,1700-Watt Electric Hot Oven & Oilless Cooker for Roasting LED Digital Touchscreen with 11 Presets, Nonstick Basket, ETL Listed(100 Recipes)
Air Fryer Toaster Oven is very good product. 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.
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 toast sticks!Promised Review by KG