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Chefman - Express 2.5L Air Fryer - Black

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Chefman Express 2.5L Air Fryer : Quickly prepare fried favorites like shrimp and onion rings with this air fryer, which features adjustable temperature control and a 30-minute timer for flexible cooking. The dishwasher-safe basket makes cleanup quick and easy.
$119.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Express 2.5L Air Fryer
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1213 out of 1389)

    Features


    Cook up healthy versions of fried chicken and French fries

    Air fryer uses minimal oil for low-fat cooking.

    Prepare a wide variety of dishes

    180° - 390° temperature range offers versatile cooking options.

    Precise cooking for optimal results

    30-minute timer helps you monitor cooking time.

    Clean up easily when you're finished cooking

    Dishwasher-safe frying basket and bowl make cleaning simple.

    Learn to make a variety of delicious dishes

    Healthy living recipe book included.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 1389 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect For a College Student OR Family

      Posted
      CollegeGradAlmost
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is a Fantastic Air Fryer! My friend had one of a different brand and raved about it. I saw this one & ordered right away! This one is substantially larger & could easily accommodate a meal for a family. It heats up & actually cooks incredibly fast. Everything comes out thoroughly & properly heated. I have used it for the usual chicken wings, fries, potatoes, shrimp, etc. But what inpressed me was when it reheated my leftover pizza slice without any burning or scorching! I hsve evn chosen this over my toaster for my breakfast Toaster Scramblers (like Toaster Strudels but with egg, cheese, bacon/sausage!) Its only been a month so I'm still experimenting but I have zero doubts in its performance! As you can see, it doesnt take up too mich counter space; it has a quick temperature/time guideline on the top along with a handle for easy placement if you choose to not store on the counter. The front display is self explanatory meaning little to zero confusion upon usage. The handle on the tray is very sturdy and doesn't feel cheap. There is a little button with a clear cover that allows the user to lift the frying tray out of the canister. It comes with a mini recipe book to give you a jumpstart of inspiration & I they are actually pretty good! Not pictured but it has a special code that gives you access to the online community that has tons of recipes! All in all, Yes! Get this! Whether you are a Pro or Novice in the kitchen, tech savvy or technologically challenged, or are single or feeding a crowd! Very effective, Easy to Use & Clean, and Overall...a great addition to anyone's kitchen!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great! Healthy cooking!

      Posted
      Shar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I love this air fryer! I have used it about 6 times so far. The suggested cooking time is not accurate. When cooking chicken pieces, I've made it 3 times so far. It says 30 minutes, but I find that an hour is more accurate for it to be fully cooked/more crispy. I could fit about 5-6 pieces of chicken at a time.The max setting on the cooking timer is 30 minutes then it turns off, so I have to set it for another 30 minutes. The first 40-45 minutes set it at 360 degrees, then last 15-20 minutes I turn it up to the max setting which is 390. It taste like baked chicken with a fried chicken crunch.. I've also made hot wings, fish, chicken nuggets, fries. I usually use cooking spay on the bottom of basket before I put the food in, then spay the top of the food the last 10-15 minutes of cooking.Its suggested to add about a spoonful of oil in the bottom for more crunch, but i don''t feel it helps, it just sit there I feel the cooking spray is better. I read other reviews before buying, so far, I haven't experienced any rust or peeling on the bottom/cooking surface. To clean i wipe with soft side of sponge only, no abrasive products! If food is stuck on it, soak bottom part of the pull out basket only in another contains with warm water, 10 minutes max. It usually soften up by then and wipes off easily. NEVER SOAK/ PUT THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE PULL OUT IN WATER!! If food is stuck on that inside part, I have put maybe 1/2 cup warm on the bottom to loosen the food then soak it up with sponge and wipe clean. I NEVER LET WATER TOUCH THE SHINY METAL PARTS INSIDE!!! To be clear. It's 2 parts to the pull out bottom. When you pull it out, it's also a basket that you take out that part.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Wait For it to go on Sale

      Posted
      Sharkly
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've actually used this quite a bit so I think my review is fair. First, this little guy is super easy to use. Put stuff in the basket, turn the knob and let it cook. Cleanup is also super easy. It says dishwasher safe but the most I've had to do with the non-stick surface is hot water and maybe the soft side of the sponge. This is basically a tiny convection oven. If you don't have a convection oven then this is really a nice way to experience the benefits. However, I have a convection oven so I am familiar with the concept. In my opinion this is not an actual fryer like what they try to say. In order for anything to cook to a "fried" result, it has to be turned up to the highest temperature setting and it has to have a lot of its own fat or oil. For example, fresh chicken wings or tater tots (really great tater tots) can be crisped up just fine. However, if you want to make fresh french fries, you will probably be disappointed even if you toss them with oil before you start. I also tried some deep fried favorites like egg rolls, breaded zucchini and mozzarella sticks but none of those worked very well at all. It makes a good re-heat unit if you don't mind waiting a lot longer, even at the highest temp, for your food to get done. I would much rather re-heat a slice of pizza in this than a microwave for example. It works great for baked foods you would normally make in an oven like stuffed potato skins, chicken breast etc. because like I said, it's just a small convection oven. The really great thing is if you would normally heat up the oven to bake chicken, you can do it in this little oven and not heat up the kitchen and it uses less energy than using the big oven. Bottom line is that I like it, but don't expect it to "fry" anything like good old fashioned oil. It's nice to have and I'm glad I got it, but if I had paid full price, it would have been packed up and taken back.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Air Fryer!

      Posted
      GMiller
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I had been looking out for an air fryer. Best Buy had on sell for $39. Figure I would give it a try. I loaded up the bin with frozen steak fries for my first use. The steak fries did not turn out too well. Next time will spray them will cooking oil. Next, I fried up some brussel sprouts, sprayed oil oil, seasoned with salt and pepper. They turned out ok. Next time will try boiling the Brussels sprouts, let cool, then get. Fried chicken was next up on my test. I coated flour over the chicken, then dipped in egg mix, then seasoned flour mix. Placed the chicken in Air Fryer bin, sprayed with olive oil. Cooked for about 20 minutes,  then turned the chicken over and cooked for another 5 minutes. Chicken came out fantastic. Almost as good as deep oil fried chicken. Could not even tell the difference of chicken not being fried in oil. Seen some bad reviews of this product. Time will tell if this product holds up. Some have said the metal chips. So, I will wash carefully. Others have said died after a couple of uses. So hope mine last. I would have to give this product 2 thumbs up. Beyond my expectations for my first use.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      The basket peels after a few uses

      Posted
      VAGir214

      I bought this product through Best Buy. The basket started peeling after about a month's use. The unit works fine, but the basket peels. When I contacted Chefman to see if I could purchase the basket alone, I received a series of messages asking me for pictures of the unit, for what I used to clean, etc. They kept saying I could order a basket, but in the end, after a week of emails back and forth, they finally just tell me to take the unit back to where I purchased it. I could have done that on the 1st day. Instead their customer service wanted to exchange emails but did not want to answer my questions and had no intention of sending me a basket, whether I paid or not. The problem is, since the basket peels after so few uses, I will have to replace it more than once without taking the entire unit back.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Horrible quality and bad customer service

      Posted
      rlucausa

      I purchased this Chefman Express Air Fryer from Best Buy ebay. I absolutely love this fryer but just over a month of use, the try door on the fryer try won't close properly so the unit won't turn on unless I place something that pushes in the try door. Also the tray paint is starting to peel and rust after every wash. Best Buy refused to process my exchange since it's just over 30 days from the purchase and asked to contact Chefman for replacement. Chefman warranty department gave me the run around and still exchanging emails after almost two weeks even after I send them the picture as proof. As of today, I'm still waiting for Chefman's response on the replacement. I would recommend not to buy this brand and go with another brand.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Affordable for the Curious at Mind...

      Posted
      3beesmama
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Late night infomercials sparked my husband's curiosity, but we were both on the fence when it came to the pricing on the air fryers we had seen. This model sat next to a $200 Phillips model at our local Best Buy, so we compared the two in size and features, which appeared to be the same. Our best guess was that the more familiar name is what contributed to the price difference, not to mention the fact that other stores were selling this model for around $100+/-, so $70 was the most affordable if we were ever going to try this new way of cooking out. We're giving this 5 stars because it delivers healthier "fried" food just like all the other more expensive models promise, but for more than half the price! These days it seems to cost so much more to eat and live healthier, so kudos to Best Buy! The fryer itself is easy to use and comes with instructions that are easy to read and understand. We started off with the basics- french fries and chicken nuggets, lol, but there's so much more we've yet to try! My best tip would be to expreiment with different items and amounts. Our fries were much crispier the second time around by putting less in the drawer part, so I think it's safe to say that you'll find your favorite items cooked to perfection through trial and error. It's certainly worth your time for the price you'll pay to eat healthier...and oh yeah, clean up is a piece of cake since there's not grease splatter from cooking or spills trying to store grease for future use!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      read the other reviews ,, they are true too

      Posted
      OldGuy90
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Essentially very happy with the way this cooks ,, and would only cook certain foods with this air fryer ,, and not food that will crisp or burn to stick on the basket .. Because of the surface coating ,, I don't want to scrub as you don't want to wear it out as typical of teflon pans ,, but don't think this is teflon Cleaning the basket is the hardest job because of the holes ,, but that is the reason for why it does certain food really good,, and the best example is frozen french fries with essentially no work .. and if the food does not stick ,, sponge soap will do it very simple .. so my comment of hardest job is really a simple job , really I have convention ovens but they just can't do it the same ,,, the airfryer circulates concentrates the heat around the food to cook ,, it basically cooks single items at a time and basically enough for 2 , no problem and very simple to use got this at sale price of 60 ,, plus more off with bb rewards .. and I do prefer the mechanical timer knob and mechanical heat control ,, as oppose to electronic controls ,,, because of break down ,, I likely can fix the machanical issues ...

      I would recommend this to a friend



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