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Emerald - 6.5L Digital Air Fryer - Black

Model: SM-AIR-1808SKU: 6317699

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews

would recommend to a friend



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Healthier Choice for cooking

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Its looks small, holds larger portions, healthy cooking

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was better designed

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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My first hot air fryer was a Emerald brand from Best Buy. It works great and made me a believer in hot air fryers. I bought this Emerald because I wanted a larger capacity. This unit also attracted me because of the stir feature and the window. The interior is indeed huge. First, the stir paddle is poorly designed as It has too steep of a ramp and just pushed the french fries around in a pile (no matter how many or few I tried) instead of turning them over to brown all sides. This leaves me with the same problem most hot air fryers have, needing to open the bin and manually turn or toss the food to brown or crisp the food all the way around. Second, the window is only somewhat useful. From the picture of the unit, I was mistaken that it maybe had an interior light. The only source of light is from the red/orange glow of the heating element. The color makes the food seem to brown but when you open the cover, the food is still pale. Also, the element goes on and off so you cannot always see what is going on inside the unit. I have another unit which is a vertical stacking hot air fryer which does have a regular light source and front window which makes for useful viewing. Today I was going to give the unit another try but, after only a few uses over a 10 day period, the unit is now dead. The digital display does not show any digits or any indication of life. Also, there are no beeps when plugging it in, opening the unit or placing the bin inside the unit. I was disappointed because I had great hopes for this unit. I liked the large interior, the digital display, and that the top opens and is easy to place food in the bin without needing extra counter space to place the bin when you pull it out to load or empty it. But mainly the poor design of the paddle. It may work for round food like tater tots but when cooking straight fries, it broke many, mushed some through the holes in the bottom pan, and as stated above, merely pushed them around in a pile which does not allow the hot air to get to all surfaces of all the fires. I thought it would tumble them and eliminate the need to take out and shake the bin to re-arrange the food.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend