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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

83%
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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was better designed

    Posted
    Tech208guy
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    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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as advertised

    Posted
    Berna
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    Got this AirFryer on a whim because it was "deal of the day" heavily discounted. Gave it a chance, followed the instructions on it and tried some French Fries. I mean, that has to be your standard. They came out soggy and oily. Gave it a second chance, this time pre heating for longer, moving the basket, and same result. The wife decided to give a third chance with some "cauliflower wings" from the recipe book, and here is where we noticed that the airfryer only "fries" from one side, and leaves things soggy not crunchy. We took it back to the store, and then more problems! For some reason, the SKU and Product Code didnt match from the online db, to the box, to the product. Because my local BestBuy has the best employees ever (Ruel and Adam you guys rock), they took care of it. They were on the phone with their "The Bridge", then with ".Com", then "the bridge" again. All in all it was a full hour and a half, but they got it sorted out for me and was able to complete the return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    Smile
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    Great product. Buttons are easy to understand & use. Super easy clean up, just wipe off! The buttons are a little too loud. Not sure I like the suction cups on the bottom. Makes it hard to move from place to place, such as counter to storage. But overall, great product! Everything I've cooked in it has been awesome! Vegetables don't get soggy. Love not deep frying my favorite appetizers. Love not turning my oven on & waiting for it to heat up then cook. This is so fast!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Stick with the oil.

    Posted
    Floorguy
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    Veggies sucked, smiley face fries sucked, chicken kinda sucked. I did however use it like a convection oven and made a great pork chop. Why this is called a fryer is beyond me. I would not recommend one of these. Also my pork chop was not completed in the time the directions said I put it in for another 5 min so a total of 17 min to get the pink out. Could have done it on the grill just as healthy and tasted better in 9 min.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    Posted
    Debbie
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    It works great. The French fries come out as crispy as deep fried. It takes almost as long to cook as the oven would, but you don't have to wait for the oven to heat up, or the deep fryer to heat up. I like the stirring paddle for the fries. You don't have to turn them over. Just take the stirring paddle off to cook corn dogs or frozen burritos. They brown just like deep fried.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful weight lose tool

    Posted
    Kellz
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    I am trying to eat healthier and have decided to give up all fried foods and diligently exercise to. I love the way this makes the chicken look and taste like fried chicken, only thing it’s actually air fried! I love it and have bought two more for family members!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works but it's slow and doesn't brown well....

    Posted
    Bigdea
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    I like the design of the cooker, but they fell short with the heating element. It is only 1350 watts and with the size of it it takes more time to cook. It would be a great fryer if they had made it at least a 1500 watt unit or 1800 watt. I like how some units have 3 settings of 1350-1500-1800 so you can choose. So I would recommend anyone to check the wattage before you purchase your fryer....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great. Plenty of space.

    Posted
    NajibS
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    Works great. The arm to rotate food worked great for fries. Didn’t work so well with mushrooms and haven’t tried it with other items. Shrimp, chicken, egg rolls, onion rings, and cheese curds all worked great. Wife tried several chicken recipes and they all worked well. No greasy fingers and clean up was easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice air fryer. Just one problem

    Posted
    Oldman68
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    Nice unit except for the beep that it uses. It’s a high ding sound and that sound scares my little dog to death. Some cell phones have that same sound for messages or texts. Had no option but to give the air fryer to my grand daughter. Guess I will stick with my old unit. There needs to be a way to change the sound it makes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Analog...

    Posted
    Wolfy
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    Had a Chefman analog dry fryer and the bin safety switch wouldn't work without a nail holding it in. Got this Emerald one and found that the best feature is not its ability to shuffle food to keep from sticking nor that it is digital. I love that I can see the food cooking. No more overdone fries or undercooked chicken.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    The Stirrer melted!

    Posted
    Rmjzach
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    I received this and tried it out. The stirrer that is used to flip over the food melted. I returned it immediately. When I returned it Best Buy was confused as to why it melted. Needless to say I never got a chance to try it out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great air fryer

    Posted
    BobbyB
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    I wanted an air fryer with a larger capacity, and I am not disappointed. I also like the stirring feature and all of the digital presets, they make the cooking easier. Lastly, this fryer is easier to clean than the fryers I have had in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Healthy Fryer

    Posted
    RBodet
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    I gave up fast food and fried foods . I still wanted crispy foods like fries and chicken tenders . I needed something that would cook w/o dunking in oil. This air fryer is just what healthy frying creates. Great size and the stirrer is a bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome air fryer!

    Posted
    Omakerry
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    This air fryer has exceeded my expectations! It has better features than other ones I have seen. It lights up and you can see your food cooking inside. It also has an arm that will stir your food. In addition, I like how easy it is to clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for chicken

    Posted
    Lakelifer
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    I've only used this 3 times since purchasing, but am very pleased so far. It's great to be able to enjoy fried chicken without the grease. The instruction booklet is a little confusing which is the reason I didn't give the product 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    Posted
    LRivera
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    Bought thinking it was going to be good. But it didnt heat enough. Had a wing night and had another band fryer and the other cooked 3 batches while this one was still on the first batch. Would not recommend

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    Anthony
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    I used my air fryer everyday the first week that I purchased it. Very easy to use and you can cook almost anything in a matter of minutes. The clean up is easy too. If you don’t have an air fryer go out and buy one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good food done without oil.

    Posted
    Rong
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    This is my second one. One for home and one for the beach house. If you like fried food but don't need the fat this is what you need. Good for frozen food such as potatoes, jalapeno poppers, and pizza rolls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome deal of the day

    Posted
    Rambo
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    I picked this one up on the deal of the day I loved it so much I bought another one the glass lid is a great idea you can see the food and the removable tray at the bottom of the pan is great for cleaning

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Control

    Posted
    Timer
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    Came missing the stirring blade and waranty card. Picked this particular model for the auto stirring feature. Useless without the stirring blade.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend