If you’re looking for an air fryer that is capable of giving you perfectly “fried” foods with very little guesswork and consistent results, then you may be interested in checking out the Power Air Fryer XL.
In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Power Air Fryer XL, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the Air fryer had to say about their overall experience with it.
Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this Air fryer is something you should consider purchasing for your own kitchen!
The Power Air Fryer XL uses rapid air technology that surrounds your food with Turbo Cyclonic Air instead of frying oil. Your food will be cooked to perfection in the middle of a whirlwind of superheated air—not oil and certainly not lard. This means that you can cook your favorite fried foods and get the same crispy texture without the extra calories.
This particular air fryer is available in 2 sizes: 3.4 quart size that can feed 2 or 3 people. The 5.3 quarter version is more suitable for larger sized families. The larger fryer has a large basket that comes with a removable divider, allowing you to fry different items at once, thus speeding the time it takes to create a complete meal.
The Power Air Fryer heats up pretty quickly, thanks to the 1,700 watts of power that is required to handle all the frying.
When it comes time to clean up, you can lift the basket out of the fryer and pop it right into the dishwasher. You never have to worry about storing large quantities of oil or having that decidedly unappealing smell of cooking oil lingering in your home. With this air fryer, you can spritz a bit of oil on your food and start cooking.
When looking at what people had to say about the Power Air Fryer XL, we were pleasantly surprised by the number of reviewers who had nothing but praises for this air fryer. Customers like that in the summer, they can cook food that is usually done in the oven, in their air fryer and achieve excellent results.
People feel that they can taste a big difference when cooking with this machine than a traditional fryer. They like that their food isn’t soaked with fat, making it a much better and healthier version of fried foods.
A few people have said that they liked that this unit wasn’t too expensive, unlike other models they have tried in the past. They feel that frying with this fryer is really easy. One person does point out that if you want crispy fries, you need to put a 1 pound bag of fries in a Zip-lock bag with two table spoons of olive oil.
Shake the fries so that they are evenly coated with the oil. This will result in crunchy fries that didn’t take a bath in boiling oil.
With every good, there will be some negative comments. Of these complaints, people were really disappointed in the quality of how the unit was constructed. Some mentioned that the unit is not non-stick, which is a big disappointment because it makes the cleanup process a bit messier.
Customers also had problems with the basket. Some said that they had a hard time trying to remove the basket from the unit while others said their basket fell right apart after being used, almost burning the user. Some people have said that the basket for their units warped after using, causing the lid to not close securely.
We like that this air fryer doesn’t take a lot of time to heat up. Not only that, but because there is no oil to heat up, you can start cooking almost immediately. Just imagine coming home and you’re craving something fried. You can turn on your fryer and fry your food faster than an oven will heat up! Now that’s convenience.
Not only do we like this fryer because it doesn’t take long to heat up, but we like that you can do more than just fry in it. You can use different cooking techniques with this machine, and with the help of an air fryer recipe book, you can roast, bake, steam, sauté and grill (as well as air fry!) your way to living a healthier lifestyle.
When the cooking process is over, cleaning up the machine is going to be just as fast as cooking with it. All you really have to do is give the unit a good wipe down, put the dishwasher safe pieces in the dishwasher. The unit doesn’t take up too much space, so you could leave the air fryer on your counter for the next time you want to whip up some fried deliciousness.
The desire of wanting to be healthy and loving fried foods doesn’t have to be a conflict anymore. With the Power Air Fryer XL, you can enjoy air dried food that is very similar in flavor and texture as the fried foods you would get at a restaurant, without the unnecessary calories and fat.
While it may not be an exact dupe for Popeye’s Chicken or McDonald’s Fries, but it gets your food really close and for that, we think this is an excellent option!