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CHEFMAN - 2.5L Digital Air Fryer - Black/Stainless Steel-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 467 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use

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    drcfire
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    This might be my new favorite tool for use in the kitchen. It's really quite simple to use and understand, and I've been extremely pleased with the performance of it so far. I've even used it to warm up things, it heats up pretty quickly. I'm very happy with how easy it is to clean. The basket just pops out and I can wash it in the sink, I'm not sure how easy that would be with a larger unit. The biggest thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is that the recipe book that came with it is quite lacking. There are only about a dozen or so recipes in there and I've already seen a couple of mistakes. Additionally, one of the recipes in the book is not even for what it says it's for. It looks like they copied and pasted a recipe and forgot to change the ingredients and the steps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hot air fryer needs time to crisp up most foods

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    Ts5Cs
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    So for a family of 6, we do need to cook in batches. The appliance only gets to 400* and I found that it takes upwards of 40 minutes to make (pre cooked and frozen) wings “crispy” as if they were fried. I don’t find this appliance to be a time saver. Perhaps when it’s 120* here in AZ and I’m wanting wings, I’ll appreciate it more, but I can do more food, faster in my oven. The other morning I put French toast sticks in for the kids, and it took too long. It’s taking up a big chunk of counter space, but I can appreciate simulation frying of foods without the extra fat/grease. But be prepared to be patient with cook time. Overall, it’s a cool kitchen gadget, but not something I can’t live without.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible product, and an incredible price!

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    CCQ25
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    Incredible product, at an incredible price! I had eaten some food from an air fryer at my younger brothers home and couldn’t believe how close it tasted to actual deep fried food. He had suggested going to Best Buy for his same model and when I got there I got an even better price than he did as it was recently put on sale. To say this thing works well is a major understatement! It truly makes chicken wings taste is if they came straight out of a deep fryer, LOL! It’s also a quality made product compared to the ones that I saw at places like Walmart. Very impressed so far and looking forward to eating some healthier meals in the future using this great air fryer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wanted an easy alternative to frying

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    Sissy
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    I have been hearing lots of good things about Air Fryers and thought it a good alternative to frying and baking. The first time I used it for Chicken, it worked great, 2nd time , fries, came out great as well. 3rd time I put in the chicken and in 30 minutes later it was still raw. I did the exact same thing the previous times and it was fine. Not sure what happened. The instructions that are included are vague and doesn't allow for problem solving. Now way to contact the manufacturer. The recipes are worthless. Will give it a couple of more chances, if the result is the same, I will return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Air Fryer

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    DataTalk3619
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    Hi, if You're really serious about living a healthier life style. This is a great way to start. Are you concerned about your weight, colestrol levels caused by ingesting fatty grease deposits in your foods. This Air Fryer is one of best alternative ways to fix much healthier meals for you and your family. I purchase one for my daughter and I for Christmas and our New Years resolution to eat better. We're super impressed and have been cooking all sorts of fancy dishes. Results are truly spectacular. Won't go back to grease no time soon Thanks for a marvelous product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Underwhelming to say the least

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    Joeyp770
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    This air fryer is not the one. It took more than an hour for 10 hot wings. The temperature was supposed to be 400. I couldn't imagine frying 10 wings for an hour. The wings would be so hard that you couldn't eat them. I was still having issues with the wings being partially raw after the hour cooking at this thing's hottest setting. This appliance is a toaster that has a fan in it. I returned the unit quickly. I gave it 2 stars because if you are cooking precooked frozen food it does well like a toaster oven.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing fancy

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    pizzle1982
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    This air fryer looks very nice and well built for the price. I’m not sure what I was expecting out of this air fryer, maybe something like what you do on those “as seen on tv” ads but I tried frying some sweet potato fries and to be honest I was not impressed. Obvious difference from this and regular frying is the lack or need oil to fry stuff. From that aspect it’s good but is it better than what my oven can do? Not at all. Over all it’s a good product but I can justify having another gadget on my countertop when I have an oven that can do the same as this piece of equipment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my air fryer

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    ShamuMia
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    When my sister’s air fryer broke, I gave her mine. I saw this one on sale and saw that it was a digital model, a feature I was looking for when I decided to replace my old one. I love it! I made brussel sprouts with bacon for lunch in a snap! This unit is also easy to clean. (Thinking of doing tater tot‘s with dinner.) It also comes with recipe suggestions. It is a really nice unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CHEFMAN-EXPRESS 2.5L DIGITAL AIR FRYER

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    MRBOWLINGMAN
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    I BOUGHT THE CHEFMAN-EXPRESS 2.5L DIGITAL AIR FRYER FOR MY GIRLFRIEND ON HER BIRTHDAY, IN MY OPINION THIS HAS TO BE 'THE BEST!!!!' AIR FRYER ON THE MARKET, NOT ONLY DOES IT FRY WHAT YOU SEE ON THE BOX & IN THE RECIPE BOOK, IT WILL ALSO COOK A SMALL CORNISH GAME HEN, THE END RESULT WAS THAT IT CAME OUT JUICY, MOIST & TENDER. SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GREAT AIR FRYER, YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS ONE, (If You Have More People In Your Household, They Do Have A 5.5L Liter One Also.) AGAIN, A EXCELLANT PRODUCT TO HAVE

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just a fancy Oven

    Posted
    kazuma52
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    So this is really just a fancy little oven for those who want to make things like fries and stuff that you could use an oil fryer to do but want to make it "healthier" The thing is that you will probably get a better crispness using an oven. If you don't have an oven, then this would be worthwhile to get, otherwise, save your money for something else. Now it does work as described and it is easy to clean and makes a nice little cooking area you can use but you can make the exact same thing on a flat cooking sheet and using the oven

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Read the ENTIRE manual BEFORE operating

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    Exphillypopo
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    The device looks well enough, BUT after unpacking and connecting the electrical cord I assumed that the operation was straight forward. It was anything but.... The Manual contradicts itself, by FIRST telling you to push the power button to turn off the unit( DON’T DO THIS ) Later in the manual it simply says to pull the power cord from the outlet.( DO THAT ) Because if you do PUSH THE POWER BUTTON, then you might get what I did , a broken machine. The button/ power on indicator is cheaply made and WILL BREAK .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding product...

    Posted
    Glen
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    My wife and I purchased this air fryer cause we were told by so many people how great it was. It was on sale and I had a gift card so it was an easy decision. Best investment ever! Cooking is so much better and healthier. I can take something frozen and without defrosting it, in 20 minutes its cooked perfectly. Imagaine going for fast food and taking the left overs hours later & dropping it in for 10 minutes and it being just like when you bought it hours prior!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Had to Exchange

    Posted
    Spaynt
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    I was excited to finally buy an air fryer. Took it home and tried 4 meals.. All of which took as much time as if I cooked them in the oven. The first time the chicken should have been cooked in about 20 minutes. 40 minutes later the chicken was still raw as if I just put it in the fryer. After the 4th failed attempt. I took it back and exchanged it for a Ninja, which worked fabulously!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Air Fryer for the price

    Posted
    chokxxi90210
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    Its a very good product and value for money. It does take time to Fry things but does what it's meant for. One important thing for buyers to know for Air Fryers is that you need to pre-heat the fryer before using, if you expect that you just turn it on - put fries in it and it's done as soon as you turn on !! It does not work like that, need patience to use it...it's worth against the calories you'll save with less oil consumption.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love it

    Posted
    TA1970
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    This air fryer is a great one to try if you're on the fence and want to try one out without breaking the bank. Does not take up a horrible amount of space on my counter (kind of like a large coffee maker). Everything I've cooked in it has come out great, including steak which I did not expect! I almost bought the other version of this brand name, but for the extra $10 this one has a digitally adjustable clock and temperature which I think is totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wanted one for a while

    Posted
    dsmith012
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    So far this has been used every day since purchased. Love that it is faster than preheating the oven and doesn't heat up the house, of course it's winter so maybe I should use the oven. Anyway, we really like it for so many things to be heated or cooked. Left over pizza is really so much better than the microwave, the crust comes out crispy instead of floppy. We really like it, just the right size for the 2 of us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievably delicious

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    EslamG
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    I was never a believer when I bought this air fryer until we went home and unpacked the power of an amazing appliance the fries taste just like MacDonald's with no oil, overall a very healthy choice for the whole family! The chicken comes out good although not as good as the fries. Overall a very good value and we've been using it daily since we bought it, we also added the geek squad for $12 just in case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Give me the oil!

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    Gamblingman
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    I gave this product the 1-star rating because of my taste preferences. I guess I just like deep fried in oil. I have tried numerous times! I can not get french fries to taste like french fries, or anything else for that matter, to taste as good as they do when it comes out of the deep fryer. The air fryer itself works just fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great Airfryer for a first time user.

    Posted
    Virgo1954
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    This Air fryer is unbelievably exciting. It made my left over foods fresh again and crispy in a matter of minutes. I demonstrated the use of it to my families during a birthday party in my house how a food taste and become crispy after using it and they were shock for the less oil they tasted. They are going to purchase it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice AirFryer

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    Tapping1991
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    At first I couldn’t figure out the right cooking time and heating setting to cook my food items. So the food was over cooked. But once I got it together after watching someone else on YouTube use the CHEFMAN, I’m doing great using it 3-4 times a week. The food comes out good. It’s a very easy cleanup. This was a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend