My children cannot live without blooming onions, chicken wings, and French fries. Yet letting your kids bury themselves in fast food restaurants should be the last thing you want to in your life. And I am of course not an exception. In the high demand for a kitchen tool that makes these favorite fries without having to compromise the family’s health, air fryer comes as a perfect solution. I opted for the Power Air fryer XL, and it has been about more than a year now. My Power Air fryer XL Reviews will thus tell you my experience with this product.
- 1 Power Air fryer XL Overview
- 2 Features & Benefits
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Tips when using Power AirFryer XL
- 5 Competitors
- 6 In a nutshell
Power Air fryer XL Overview
- Dimensions: 14 x 13.9 x 12.8 inches
- Weight: 15.8 pounds
- Manufacturer: Tristar Products Inc.
My primary purpose of buying this air fryer was just keeping my children from unhealthy fast food. They love deep fried dishes, and I am too far to feel ok risking their health. At first, I thought Power Air fryer XL did a great job for making healthy fries.
But after a few weeks of using, I realized that it could do a lot more than that. There are so many healthy recipes that I can make with this air fryer. I consulted its website for the recipes, and my kids had a lot more alternatives to chicken wings, and French fries since then.
My buying decision mostly resulted from my prior experience with the products of Tristar Products Inc. Before having a Power Air Fryer XL, I had a Power Juicer Express, AbCoaster, Copper Chef, and Clear TV Key at home. As my experience with them was delightful, I thought an air fryer from Tristar Products Inc. would be just another durable and high-quality product.
And yes I think I was right. I bought a 5.3 quart and the product bundle also came with two cookbooks for air fryer. One is by Linda Larsen, and the other is by Paula Deen. These books are just perfect for beginners, and they even add more value to the main product.
My overall perspective of Power Air Fryer XL is a cost-effective yet powerful air fryer. And it best suits people with a high demand for healthy alternatives for deep fries. Also for those who want a high-value air fryer at the best price, Power Air Fryer XL should be a good choice.
- Large capacity
- Recipe diversity
- High speed
- Minimal to no oil required
- Fast cleanup
- Need to pull the tray out and shake 1-2 times
- Need learning to best use the digital control
Features & Benefits
I didn’t believe in its no-oil mechanism at first. But as soon as a read about its Rapid Air Technology, I was completely convinced. Specifically, the Turbo Cyclonic Air cooks the food in a whirlwind of super heated air. In other words, it has nothing to do with oil.
You can add some drop of olive oil for a shinier texture of the food, but literally, you don’t even need one drop of oil to cook them. The mechanism of Turbo Cyclonic Air determines the minimized fat level of the food. And the best part is that it does not compromise the flavor of the food.
What I like the most about the Power Air Fryer XL are the seven one-touch preset programs. The seven options include fries, chicken, steak, roasts, shrimps, and baked goods. You may need some time to memorize what program is for what kind of food. But once you get used to it, you can accomplish many recipes with great ease.
Much healthier fries
My children love it, and I definitely love it too. The fact that it cooks my food with super heated air instead of oil lard is a huge benefit to my family’s health. Power AirFryer XL deserves a ten out of ten for its healthy concept.
Ease of use
Even though you may need some time to learn the preset programs, I don’t think this should be a big deal. In fact, the variations of programs even make it easier to clarify the cooking time for each recipe. It thus further facilitates the cooking process.
This benefit I what I enjoy the most about this product. Besides being an excellent alternative to deep frying method, Power Air Fryer XL can do many recipes. It makes your meals healthy without having any minor change in the taste.
Frying food on the open flame in deep oil is definitely more dangerous than just throwing the food into the basket and waiting the hot air do its work. Power Air Fryer XL does not need any oil, and flame, or any deep frying skill.
Again, as Power Air Fryer XL requires no oil in cooking, cleaning the non-stick basket is super simple. In fact, just one or two cups of water will do the work. Also, having Power Air Fryer XL saves a huge expense on oil and washing gel.
Tips when using Power AirFryer XL
I have heard some users saying that they sometimes feel not right inserting the basket. It happens to me a few times. But it’s just because we didn’t do it right. What we should do is inserting the basket in a scooping motion. The front end will go first, and then the basket will slide right in with no resistance.
A large capacity of the basket is not always a good choice. Depending on the specific needs and wants, both 3.4-quart and 5.3-quart version have their own advantages.
Buy high-temp silicon trivets. They will prevent you from dinging up the black bottom basket with the copper fry one. And they are especially effective when cooking chicken and steak.
Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees for 2 minutes. It helps the fries a little bit crispier.
Cover the food with tinfoil when it reaches your expected crispiness. It contributes to preventing the food from burning.
Air fryer comes with many type, sizes, and brands. And this abundance may leave you in confusion while finalizing your buying decision. Besides my satisfaction with Power AirFryer XL, here are three competitors that I think also do a great work of air frying.
Philips Air Fryer
This high-end Air Fryer has its performance quite parallel with its price. It cooks fast and requires very little oil. What’s special about this air fryer is that it has a double-layer rack. It thus best suits for users with high demand for large basket capacity.
Good Cooking Air Fryer
Contrast to the Phillip Air Fryer; the Good Cooking Air Fryer is a good choice for those who want a lightweight product with a compact structure. It is a basic air fryer for budget-conscious buyers.
This air fryer is a heavy and sturdy product with a high degree of durability. The components come with good quality and steady performance. It is suitable for big families that have more focus on the quantity of food rather than the quality of cooking.
In a nutshell
A Power Air Fryer XL is a great investment for healthy eating. It completes a seemingly impossible task of making fast food no longer fatty. Besides the primary purpose of providing an excellent alternative for deep fries, having a Power Air Fryer XL offers the diversity for your meals.
Its superiority (when compared to other brands) consists of basket options, comprehensive features, and easy cleanup. So if these criteria are exactly what you are looking for in an air fryer, a Power Air Fryer XL should be a good choice. Thank you for your time reading my review.