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Bella - 2.6 qt. Analog Air Fryer - Black

Model: BLA14538SKU: 5367001

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 864 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great!

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    Miller7
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    I love using this for cooking things I normally would pan fry. There is definitely a learning curve in regards to figuring out the best cooking temperatures and times for certain things, but it comes with some recipes that provide helpful starting points. There are some items that I feel my toaster oven does just as good of a job in cooking, but other things - such as chicken - the air fryer is truly is more superior, and faster, at. The fryer itself is really quiet and stays surprisingly cool to the touch when in use. The basket isn't very big, but I'm only cooking for two people at the most so it's not really a problem for me. The big advantage of this over pan frying is that you can pretty much leave it unattended while it's cooking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the trick!

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    Teevo
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    I was skeptical, but so glad I purchased this air fryer. It is awesome for heating leftovers--I'm able to revive chicken strips and fries that would normally be too soggy. After I pop them in the air fryer for a few minutes they are magically more crispy than they were the first time. I've experimented with several foods-cookies, canned biscuits/crescent rolls, hot dogs, and of course the usual fried foods: fries, mozzarella sticks, sweet potato fries, etc. I've been pleasantly surprised. Make no mistake, this unit is basic. It can get a little loud at times, but not bothersome to me. There are no extra buttons or fancy settings. There's just a temperature setting and an analog timer. But that's plenty for me. The cooking process is not exactly a science. I typically have to check several times to make sure the food is just right (not burnt, cooked thouroughly). It works great for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Uses!

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    bigblackdog
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    After reading other reviews about this air fryer, I decided to give it a try when it came on sale and am very pleased with it. I thought it would be something I would use occasionally but have found that I use it almost daily. There are tons of recipes online for air fryers and it takes some trial and error with the timing and temperatures but so far, most of the results have been positive. The included manual does not offer many recipes so that's why I went online to find more. This unit is very easy to clean and not so large that it takes up too much space on your countertop. I've found myself using this in place of the microwave now for many different types of things including warming up foods. After hearing me praise the unit, one of my sisters also bought it and has been impressed too. It doesn't have the digital bells and whistles like some other air fryers but for the $40 I paid for it on sale, it's well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE customer support (but OK while it worked)

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    EVXX
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    Liked it while it worked, but ZERO customer support now that it broke. No response to 4 different emails over 3 weeks, nor to complaint via Better Business Bureau, who gives them an F rating! https://www.bbb.org/us/ny/peru/profile/wholesale-small-appliances/sensio-inc-0041-131159383 (Sensio Inc. is who sells and allegedly supports Bella appliances.) No one ever answers their support phone number (866-832-4843 ). I tried calling multiple times from different phone numbers. Each time, I was put on hold for 20 minutes; and after 20 minutes on hold, they hung up. That said, it was a neat little appliance for the 4 months it worked. Though the analog dials are not very helpful. Next air fryer I buy will have a digital display, and most certainly be a different brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised With Air Fryer

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    kcdragon
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    I bought this on sale out of pure curiosity. I've wanted to try an air fryer just to see how things turn out as a healthier option (and cleaner and better smelling) to deep frying, but I wasn't willing to spend $100+ to find out. It's actually pretty great. It does single servings of some food very well. It takes some trial and error to get the right mixture, but you can get it close to what you're used to. My only real complaint is the size of the frying container itself. Like I said, you can do single servings in there pretty easily, but definitely not much more. And I wish there was a way to cancel the timer instead of just twisting it back to the start. I guess you can let it run (because it keeps timing even while unplugged), but I like to turn stuff all the way off when I'm not using it. Overall, very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as convenient as portrayed.

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    Pghguy25
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    The item works as directed but there is a lot of prep work required. Tried fries. Found you can not put near as much in at a time as the recipe provided indicates. If you do, they do not cook evenly. We tried shaking as suggested but it didn't improve the finished product. Fries on the edges were way overcooked by the time the entire batch was done. This was true even when further reducing the amount placed in the fryer at a time. However, the fries that did cook well tasted great. Overall, for one batch, it was an hour to prep. (Many fry recipes with other methods are similar). Then we cooked the recipe in 3 batches and each one took about 25 minutes. So there is a lot of time and effort. Going to continue trying different methods to see if I can improve results.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does cook, just not that great

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    hellavagi
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    You basically get the same result from using your oven in about the same amount of time. It also can't cook a lot at a time. It can cook evenly if you turn/shake it often, but to get things crispy you'll usually end up overcooking it. Food coated in flour or batter will come out more flaky rather than crispy like it does when cooked with oil. You may get it close if you drench them in oil, but that defeats the purpose of the air fryer. I tried salmon and the skin crisped but it was dry, plus it took the same amount of time as using the pan. I'm not a particularly good cook, but I get better results with pan and oven.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great cooking appliance

    Posted
    AirFry
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    I have stopped using my deep fryer and nuwave oven because this air fryer is lite as the young people say. This air fryer is so convenient and easy to clean up it's the first thing I grab to fry before reaching for any other device. I actually have pitch my skillet and I feel good by eating fry food (without the oil) more than once a week. The fat which I use is little to none will drain in the bottom pan, making me feel guilt free every time I use this air fryer. I actually think it's healthier eating from now on, it's juicy and not dryed out. I have notice how much oil and calories a person can save In a year. And I have to say my meals are very tasty and delicious, my family and friends love it. Now I just need the air fryer to be larger, because my guest are increasing by the day. Thank you this device have saved my life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first experience with an air fryer

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    Kevin
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    I bought the Bella air fryer on a whim as it was listed as a daily deal. I knew of these appliances, but I had never seen one used in person or tasted food cooked with it. Now that I have one, though, I must say it does a darned good job "frying" food without oil. I've cooked french fries, chicken strips and reheated battered cod in the thing, and they all came out much better than if I had used the oven or (God forbid) the microwave! Of those, I'm really impressed with the chicken strips. They really turn out good. Anyway, I'm quite pleased with it, and I'm sure it'll become one of the more used items in my kitchen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm in bacon heaven!

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    Tesakills
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    I bought this air fryer on sale a few months ago. I have use it mainly to make food when I am lazy or want to cook something really fast and easy. The term air fryer is a little misrepresented, it's more of a mini convection oven. There is a fan that circulates air around to cook foods faster and more evenly. I made many foods from sausages to fillets of fish. This machine shines when it comes to making bacon. Crispy, extra crispy, not so crispy, whatever you want this machine will make the best bacon! The only thing I don't like is the shiny black finished. It gathers too many greasy fingerprints. Not a deal breaker. Cleaning is easy. The inner grill basket is non-stick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little small.

    Posted
    RobertS
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    I have only cooked in it once so far so bear that in mind. It only fit 10 chicken wing drummettes in the bottom. I coated them with Hooter's wing breading and cooked them @ 375 for 25 min. & 5 min. @ 400 since they weren't really crispy. They definitely were NOT the same as fried ( either pan or deep ), not even close. Next time I'll try spraying them with oil even though that isn't recommended for the non stick coating to see if that makes any difference. I did run it empty on 400 for 10 mins. first and it did have a VERY strong burnt plastic smell. When I ran it the 2nd. time it was barely noticeable and I didn't taste it in the food. I hope this helps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for small batches

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    Reviewer
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    This air fryer does cook some foods well, like french fries and egg rolls. If works well to reheat and crisp things up. However, freshly battered foods seem to get stuck easily. It is pretty small as well so I usually have to do at least two separate small batches. The pull out basket also is a little temperamental so I have to have it in just the right spot for it to work. Not sure if it was just the one I got or all of them are like that? I got this on sale at a good price, so it was worth trying out, but if I was able to get a better one by paying just a bit more, I would do so.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wish I had bought one sooner

    Posted
    Maca
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    The price was good and the product even better than I had imagined it would be. Be careful with it though. You may want to experiment on cooking times. For instance the book said a certain amount of time for frozen fries and I found that it was about 2 minutes too long, but everyone has their own likes and dislikes when it comes to how they want their food to turn out. No grease means a better healthy food. This was a really good purchase. No problems at all and we've used it a ton of times. If I had any complaints it would be that I wished I had purchased a larger one. Other than that it's great for just the two of us at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I use mine every day!

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    Jerry
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    I was skeptical on whether or not an air fryer was actually worth purchasing but I can happily say that I’ve been using it every day to make French fries and sweet potato fries. They do come out a slightly drier than most fries—though this could be due to me using very little oil—but knowing that they’re not deep fried makes them more forgivable and just as enjoyable. This particular fryer can cook about one large potato’s worth of fries at a time, about 2 person serving. If you’re looking to cook enough for more than that, you may want to consider a larger air fryer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Plastic Smell that Sticks to the Food!

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    cheme8
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    Since purchasing a year ago from another "store", I've only used it a handful of times. During the cooking process, the fryer smells of toxic plastic! It also leaves a huge plastic taste on all food! I don't use it anymore and would definitely NOT recommend this for family or friends...or anyone requiring a safe to use/eat cooking device! Have tried to contact the company SEVERAL times (at least 3-4 times already within a year of purchase) but they NEVER reply. Horrible product and company who doesn't stand by their warranty, DO NOT BUY!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    Posted
    robroy560
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    This is a very good option for those with limited space or a small family. Those with hungry teenagers may want to step up to a much larger model. So far, we made French fries and falafel. The fries cooked quickly, and were almost as good as deep fried ones. However, this is much healthier. The falafel was a little dry, so I will have to spray better with olive oil from the Misto brand sprayer. I'm planning to make dumplings/pot stickers/spring rolls next. There are some good recipes and hacks for air fryers online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap, versatile and perfect size for 4.

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    pastorsoh
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    I've been looking to buy an airfryer for quite some time. I researched everything and decided to buy 5 litre one for my family of 4. But this one was so cheap, I decided to try it before committing myself to a bigger one. Surprisingly this one was the perfect size for us. 5 would've been too big and waste of space and etc. We enjoyed the perfect size of Bella + frequently use it for everything from frying, cooking, etc. Do not go with bigger one. You probably wouldn't need one except for roasting a chicken. But then you can just buy one from Costco for 5 bucks. Why would you roast it at home?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great simple air frier

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    Johnnyb
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    I definitely use this air fryer on a regular basis. We like to use it for appetizers like frozen wings, toasted ravioli, chicken fingers, Etc. It's pretty easy to use and clean. However, there is a learning curve on how long to cook and what temp settings to use. It's pretty nice to cook things quickly and not have to mess with oil. Overall I would give it four and a half Stars. I like it too much to only give it only 4. Definitely worth what I paid on sale. This is a great simple entry level product. I'm sure there are bigger and more advanced ones but at $39.99 I thought I would try this out and happy I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First Air Fryer

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    Shawn
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    After reading many reviews and finding myself in need of a new fryer, I decided to give this one a try. This works great for anything rigid that needs fried, once you learn the right amount of oil to spray on. As for less rigid items such as homemade raw chicken fingers, you can only put a few in to allow the air to flow around them to cook appropriately since you can't just shake them about. There are a few bonuses I found with the unit. If you want to crisp up some take out, warm up some bacon that's already cooked, or do the combo microwave and then crisp in fryer, this is a great way to do it in just 3-5 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for quick throw and most used kitchen gaget.

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    Crispy1202
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    The Bella air fryer is incredible! It's a outstanding value in a very crowded segment of budget airfryer's. I had considered spending a lot more on the big name brand fryer, I didn't want to spend that much something I wasent sure I would use a lot. I now find I'm using it many times a week although mostly for quick finger foods for my daughter frozen chicken nuggets, mozzarella sticks, French fry etc.. food comes out crispy and delicious in such a short amount of time. Plus the frying basket is easy to clean. Can't wait to start experimenting a bit more with this great machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend