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CHEFMAN - 5.5L Analog Air Fryer - Black

Model: RJ38-OPP-55SKU: 6147333

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting concept for healthier cooking.

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    aadm1110
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    Nothing wrong with this unit. Impressed with it's size and how it functions. My wife has tried a number of different recipes, but not all have been as impressive as you would hope. Not always as easy as the infomercials would have you believe. This unit is 5L and is one of the larger units. Still not for volume cooking. probably would be nice to have a rack or two so that you can cook more food at once. Takes my wife several cycles to cook a reasonable amount of chicken. Also, the cooking times can be extended, so to cook a volume of food can take the better part of a day. Basically it is just a very small convection oven. We have a convection oven and it has caused us to rethink using it more often.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome for healthy eating

    Posted
    reillywraith
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    this air fryer is huge! it's like a giant egg :) I put two steaks in after seasoning and searing them. The little booklet gives you times and temps for certain foods. Steaks came out how we liked them, med rare in about 10 mins and a few flips. It was weird at first but they tasted like healthy steak lol it's a weird way to describe it but we were basically eating a steak that wasn't pan fried in oil or butter. It still tasted great, just healthier tasting. The basket doesn't touch the bottom of the pan so the meat isn't sitting in its own fat if it has any. Great purchase! Excited to try wings tonight!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    When it works

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    nothappyuser1
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    I bought this item just a year ago... stated using it like 9months ago. It was great .. it did was it said it would do. Now comes the problem... the body of chef-man has started falling apart (please see photo). The cover of the release button broke off and the casing of the container is peeling off. Therefore,the container will not fit in(I think it is due to the heat causing expansion) . The chef man will not work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Teflon Coating Peels

    Posted
    Becki
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    At first I was really excited to receive this Chefman Air Fryer, but after using just a few times, the Teflon coating is peeling in the fryer basket. I have had this under a month, but I'm past the 14 day Best Buy return policy and can't return. I'm pretty disappointed with the coating. I'm nervous to use it now as pieces of Teflon may be sticking to the food. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this, but now I have an air fryer I can't use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just didn't seem to do what the promos advertised.

    Posted
    Mickey
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    I got this unit on sale thinking that it would be a good and more healthful alternative to deep fryers. The outcome just didn't seem to be that great and my wife has kinda mothballed it. I want to take another run at it and see if there is anything that we can try that would make it a useful addition to our kitchen. I wouldn't recommend to someone else unless they talk to others that have similar units to determine if it would be a fit for them. I still think that it may have potential.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Improved health-good flavor

    Posted
    bepmem
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    Enjoying and actually USING this "air" fryer. It could have better suggestions included for use, like the basics on how to make the best french fries and other simple things, and then send you to a link for more complicated recipes. It does take some experimenting with temperature and duration to get it right, but we love the chicken (no breading), potatoes, veggies including corn on the cob, and even great way to make burgers with the fat dripped out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Air Fryer

    Posted
    Tiger333
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    We had problems with our first one not turning on when it should, but our replacement has worked great. We use it all the time to cook homemade french fries, both with regular potatoes and sweet potatoes, and chicken nuggets. We also use it to cook many other types of meat and fish. It cooks much faster then the smaller air fryer we previously had, and the best part is that the food is much healthier than deep frying, because it doesn't require cooking in oil. The food is also delicious!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much larger than I needed but works great

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    GJC527
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    Ordered this item from Best Buy online. It's much larger than my wife and I needed. We decided to keep it because we frequently have relatives visiting and can utilize it for larger meals. At one gathering we air fryed 5 huge baked potatoes. They came out perfectly. The skins were nice and crispy and the potato was completely cooked. We've used this fryer many times, especially for chicken. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that I wish it had a digital temperature control. It does not have a feature to adjust the temperature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is amazing! Fried food without the oil!

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    gadgetgirl
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    I know, air fryer, of course no oil, but omg it tastes so much better than with oil and even the texture is better, no more soggy fries or overcooked and none of that "house smells like oil fried everything" when you use it. I stopped eating fried foods a long time ago because I hate that oily taste and the smell in the kitchen when you cook with oil but now its so fast and easy and no oil!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One and done

    Posted
    BigPapa
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    Ordered online and received in a timely manner. This is our first air fryer and were excited to finally get to cook on one. So we decided to air fry some wings and they came out great and decided to make another batch. Well that was it. Our new fryer quit working so had to take it back to store for refund. So ordered another different brand and so far it’s been working fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fries!

    Posted
    Denise
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    Ok, so I only made fries so far, but they were great! Directions said to put 1/2 tsp of oil in the bottom, but it was still there when the fries were done, so I; not sure if it is really needed. I would have given this 5 stars if it came with a recipe book...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great air fryer for a family

    Posted
    mags0522
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    This air fryer has the capacity I was looking for. I am a little disappointed in the fact that you have to push the tray in with both hands and a little force, and I almost wish I went with one with a digital thermometer, but I do love this. I've gotten amazing results with tater tots and jalapeno poppers! Good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Billy
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    My wife had seen air fryers advertised on tv and when I saw the Chefman on deal of the day I decided I would give it a try. We are pleased with most everything we have cooked in this.The only thing that would have made it better is if the cooking directions would have included more items and the amount of time to cook.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fries in half the time

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    b8rr3tt8
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    The air fryer works wonderfully. We can fry foods in a healthier way in much less time than it would take to preheat and cook in an oven. French fries get very crisp. Extra large capacity so you can cook them all in one batch. I only wish the instruction booklet came with more recipes and cooking times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    BigChris
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    We have seen these advertised on tv and starting researching about them. We got this on a Deal of the Day for a great price. Have use it a couple of times and so far it works pretty good. Food taste great and there are so many options for different types of food you can do with this machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s the best thing to hit my kitchen this year!!

    Posted
    JenB
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    Absolutely amazing! Quick and easy to use and soooo many options! Fried chicken wings are the go to in my house and this has elevated the way we cook!! Absolutely encourage your next purchase to be this fryer!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First air fryer and I love it.

    Posted
    huytton
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    I've done fried chickens, steaks, french fries, fried fish, vegetables and all turn out better than I thought. Steak was juicy. One thing that I have tried that is not in the book was to roast peanuts! It was a quick process and the peanuts turned out to be really good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little gadget

    Posted
    BigGrosh
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    What a great, healthy alternative to deep frying!! This thing has handled everything ive thrown in it, okra, chicken wings, shrimp, pretzels, you name it!! A little louder than I expected, but that so to be saving so many calories

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality and didn't really work

    Posted
    FLCoder
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    I was anxious to get this and we used it the day it came in. We followed the instructions but the flour on the chicken didn't seem to cook, the drawer wouldn't close properly and broker after a few openings. We returned the item.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect size air fryer

    Posted
    NLB53
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    I love this machine! Have made hamburgers and turkey burgers, meatloaf, chicken breasts and legs. Also, I’ve made frozen shrimp and fries, and even whole wheat tortilla chips!! Everything has turned out great. The clean up is easy, too....Couldn’t be happier!

    I would recommend this to a friend