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Gourmia - 6 qt. Digital Air Fryer - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 681 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing toaster oven, not really a fryer

    Posted
    IntertubeConsumer
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    I think this is an amazing product, almost revolutionary in how I use the kitchen with this thing in it. But not for the reason you think. Let's get one thing out of the way first--this is not a fryer of any kind. It's not going to push out crispy, golden spears of fried potato perfection, nor will it take in battered chicken and return perfectly browned imitations of deep fried deliciousness. Not even if you soak it in oil first. For that, I took off one star. But you still need to buy one of these. What this device really is, is one of the most amazing toaster ovens (or small oven) you'll ever own. It heats up instantly, it cooks things in one-third the time the regular convection oven does (which itself is about one-half the time of a regular oven). It gets hot, it tends to cook evenly if the basket is not over-stuffed, and the interface--even if somewhat non-intuitive--works fine and it's easy to set temperatures and times. I don't know how anyone would live with a smaller version; even this gargantuan 6.5 liter model feels cramped and small for anything over one person. But even if you need to make things in batches, a slim 10 minute cook time for a lot of smaller objects makes it fairly simple. And as far as the aforementioned chicken goes? It makes the most juicy, amazing baked chicken ever. But it's still not fried, no matter how much you might wish it was. Frozen fries cook up very well, smaller pizzas work well, anything that you can cook hot and fast will come out of this thing better than if you had made it in anything short of an actual fryer. Just don't throw out your real fryer, because you'll still need it. The only things I don't like about this space-hogging but speedy device are it's size (duh), and that the basket itself wedges into the device in such a way that pulling it out is a two-handed affair, and it feels like I'm breaking it every time. Putting it back in is simpler. And it's all non-stick, so cleanup is easy with a brush to get inside all the various air-flow holes and cutouts. Is this bulky box of baking really worth $100? Sort of, if you use a toaster oven all the time. At a sale price of $75-50 though, it's a fantastic product that actually does save loads of time when cooking individual meals. Even if they're still baked and not fried.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Quality Product...

    Posted
    RogerN
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    I highly recommend this Gourmet air fryer. I bought it to replace a NuWave 6 quart air fryer that I had to return, after two weeks, because the non-stick coating was flaking off. The coating on the Gourmia is much more durable and non-stick; you can feel the difference just by touching it. I have used the Gourmet to cook fresh meats including steaks, chicken, lamb, pork and fish, as well as pre-cooked frozen items like french fries, onion rings, tater tots, pierogies and chicken wings. Some items, like potato products and pierogies, benefit from adding a little bit of oil to get a similar mouth-feel to deep fried foods. Just place the food in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag with a couple tablespoons of oil (I use olive oil as it has a higher "smoke" temperature than regular vegetable oils) and shake it until every piece is slightly coated. Some people complain about the Gourmia in their reviews, saying it overcooks food. Let me explain something here: the cooking times listed in the manual are not set in stone. They are approximations, and it even says so if you bother to read it. Like any other cooking device, you should get to know it. Also, don't hesitate to check the progress of the cooking by pulling the basket out a little early and looking at the food or using a meat thermometer to gauge the doneness. Remember that there are two factors, other than the cooking temperature, that will affect cooking time; the amount of food you put in and the temperature of the food (ie frozen vs. refrigerated). Also keep in mind that air fryers can't cook "wet" battered foods; save those for the deep fryer, but it does a fine job with dry breading like Shake 'n Bake or just regular bread crumbs, just be sure to spray on a little cooking spray if you see any dry spots. With a little common cooking sense, you will love this great addition to your kitchen!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I always seem to get the bad products lately...

    Posted
    RobT
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    Not sure if the fryer or the basket that slides in and out -- it is not assembled correctly/deformed. I have to almost bear hug this huge thing just to get the basket to go all the way in and "click". It does not want to stay closed, keeps popping back out. The basket also is scraping the bottom of the heating element in the unit when you put the basket in or take it out. I do not like the poor quality control here at all. The power cord gets really warm (I only powered this thing on a total of 2-3 minutes). I understand these appliances like these generally do this, but in my opinion, this appliance's cord was getting warmer than my a-i-o large convection/toaster/rotisserie oven. Also, some of the wording on the packing upon further inspection is like broken English or just missing words. "Free Fry" anyone??? ...Just another hint of poor quality control. Glad I inspect and test products like this before I actually have food out to ruin. Just time wasted in addition to extra trip back to Best Buy for return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible UI ruins an otherwise great product

    Posted
    Mike
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    I've loved the Gourmia 4.5qt version enough to buy this upgrade--but I find myself annoyed every time I use it. 1. Presets range from 350F-400F... if you want to use a lower temp, you need to hold the button for up to 10 seconds (slower than 4.5qt version). I frequently reheat at 180F (lowest temp), so I waste a lot of time/effort on this step. 2. Previous settings are not saved! If you cancel out of the menu, it defaults back to 370F and 15 minutes. 3. The timer feature is the worst--holding the up/down buttons won't gradually increase/decrease the number--it does massive jumps (15 minute to 1 in less than a second), so the only way to fine-tune the number is to keep tapping the screen instead of holding. 4. The power and stop/start buttons are right next to one another, and it's easy to confuse them after wasting 15+ seconds keying everything in... only for the menu to be reset when you thought you've started the unit... then you waste more time keying in settings again. The power button seems pointless, as my 4.5qt model lacks this "feature" and has never resulted in confusion. Aside from the TERRIBLE interface, it's a really stellar unit. But the UI is just so bad that I'm thinking of switching back to the smaller 4.5qt unit, which is a good deal easier to use. I would only recommend this model to my worst enemies.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hat's Off Award to Gourmia!

    Posted
    Gerry
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    I've been looking for a decent family size air fryer for some LONG period of time! I found this one at Best Buy totally by accident, and GRABBED IT!!! It didn't hurt one little bit that it was also on sale either! The basket is a very generous 6.5-quart size, that can do an entire chicken, a bag of fries, or a meal of fried fish without having to do it in stages for a most pleasant change! Getting to the bare bones of the matter the device heats quickly, slide in the basket, and so far -- the presets have performed to perfection! I've used the air fryer almost daily just to give it a thorough workout! Hasn't let me down once! Next step is to bake a cake which is going to be very interesting! Essentially I look at the air fryer as a convection oven on steroids. Recipes transfer nicely with only a little adjustment DOWN for higher temperatures and faster air-flow. I like the ease of operation and the presets seem to be well thought out. I should add that it is surprisingly quiet, and the "dings" at the end of the cycle are loud enough to be heard over a room full of kids with the tv blasting. Definitely a good addition to the line-up at BB

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far...So Yummy

    Posted
    MrReviewsWI1
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    Bought it today...to give as a gift for mother's day. We already have a Dash 6 qt air fryer. Although this one seems a little cheaper and more plastic than the Dash, I kinda like the settings. I made a big pork tenderloin today...came out fantastic! What took so long to invent these little things? While cleaning a screw popped out of the basket bucket holder. It appears to be stripped. There's still 3 other ones holding the front on so oh well. I've wanted to cook more fish in my Dash but didn't know how. The Gourmia has a fish setting among others. The pork roast was premarinated and turned out crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. 370 degrees for22 min...flipped it, 320 degrees for 20 ish min. I always cook with a digital meat thermometer. Others have noted that it is difficult to pull out and push in the basket, that is correct. I assume it will loosen up over time. Or after another screw pops out L0L. Also that the pause is right next to the power button. Also true however mine keeps memory intact for last settings even if I unplugged it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Returned it - Didnt get a chance to use it, broke

    Posted
    DeeDee
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    Got this for 50% off and was pretty excited about it. Once it arrived, I got it out and noticed several flaws I did not like: 1. Cheap plastic - I knew there was no way this thing will last over a year because the plastic was thinner than my 5qt I got at Costco. I think it's because it's a little bigger. It came with a crack which was reason why I returned it. Not surprised by the crack in the plastic. 2. Basket hard to push in - Tough to push basket in and out 3. Not that big - It's not that much bigger than their 5qt. I love my current air fryer but it's too small so I upgraded to this. 4. Warranty - I got the 2 year warranty which ended up only being 1 year since Gourmia already gives you one year. I am sure this thing will cook nicely, but my thing is I want to last several years and I dont think this machine will do that based on the design and plastic.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Deep Fried Taste, Hopefully More healthy

    Posted
    BillK
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    You hear good an bad about air fryers. One person says they're great, another says they're crap. So far, over a few weeks time our experiences has been mostly positive. We have tried many things but by far my favorite has been wings. Just sprayed them with some oil, applied wing dust liberally and let the air fryer perform it's magic. So far we've enjoyed restaurant taste fries of different varieties, cheese sticks, wings, chicken planks and fish. With this particular fryer, the controls are easy to figure out and pretty intuitive. You do have to experiment with cooking times and keep an eye on things so they don't over cook and get dried out I'm sure we'll develop a system over time. The nicest thing is, everything cleans up very easily. Instructions say to hand wash and it would be nice to put in the dish washer, but oh well. Over all I'm able to enjoy wings and tasty cheese sticks much more often because I always hated cleaning the Fry Daddy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    Gaymeboy
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    I jumped on the pre Black Friday deal and I am so happy I did! This is an excellent appliance that has already been used more than other appliances in my kitchen. First off, it’s a behemoth. You will need to make space for this guy but it’s incredibly worth it, and thankfully it’s a pretty attractive unit. The touch buttons are responsive and there are multiple presets. It’s very easy to use and everything has the same general concept. Cook, and flip/shake up halfway through. I find the presets are a little too long so definitely keep an eye on your food so you don’t have burnt vegetables! I’ve cooked sweet potato fries from scratch, marinated chicken breasts, and threw some frozen breaded eggplant into it. Every time has been a hit. It’s so easy to clean and so easy to use that I am recommending it to everyone. At $100 this is worth it. At any type of sale price, it’s a steal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this fryer

    Posted
    Stephanie
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    I heard so much about air fryers, so thought what the hey! And I’m honestly so glad I did. It is first of all, surprisingly quiet for as large as it is. I love how simple it is to use. I am still getting the hang of how to properly set the temp as the first thing I made was just a little dark. But I am still getting used to temp settings as this is obviously way different than a regular oven, so this is a me thing, not the fryer. I LOVE how easy it is to clean. I noticed that if I shake the food like I did in my regular fryer, it crisps everything perfectly even as well. (I have read comments on others that this was a problem). So shaking the food or flipping it obviously is the fix here. Definitely replaces the use of my oven and fryer. Do not miss out on this puppy!! It definitely does the job at half the time of my oven and everything comes out crispier too. Gourmia really hit the nail on the head with this one!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gourmia 6 qt Air Fryer

    Posted
    Hygar
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    I am new to the air fryer world. I got an excellent buy on this model and it had a large capacity basket, etc. I did not use it for two weeks as I had no idea what to use it on. My first venture was reheating some left over bbq ribs and French fries for dinner. Unbelievable! Like just being served at the restaurant. Next I cooked chicken tenders for dinner and again...perfect and everything cooks faster than the oven and no wasted electricity. I then spent time on the computer pulling up and printing recipes and most importantly a conversion chart for times and temperatures. I am dangerous now with this new knowledge and appreciate the healthier and faster way of cooking without a microwave taste. I feel I have an excellent appliance that is easy to use to help me on my mission.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Time Saving Wonder

    Posted
    Aaron
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    I have used Gourmia products before and as usual they deliver excellence. Every time I use this Air Fryer whether it's for classic french fries or something more complex like turnovers, this Air Fryer cooks to perfection every time. The ease of use is what amazes me also. The fact that you can make perfectly crisped food that's moist without deep frying using oil makes the whole process that much easier. I would definitely recommend this product to a seasoned chef or the average cook who is just beginning. After using this product from Gourmia I will be looking to buy more of their products, maybe one of their pressure cookers or coffee makers. Very pleased! Thank you Gourmia!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite kitchen appliance!

    Posted
    PlanningGirl
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    It's my new favorite kitchen appliance (ok, right below the Roomba I bought from Best Buy last year) but I digress. I've been pricing them for a few weeks when I caught this one sale. Based on the value I decided to go for the 6 qt. even though two people could get away with something a bit smaller. It's so easy to use with the settings and clean up is easier than I imagined. I've made fries, chicken tenders and wings in it so far. Looking forward to going through the recipe book to try other meal options. I bought it online and picked it up the next day. Plug it in and press the button. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for 6Qt Air Fryer!

    Posted
    randstarr
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    I originally had the 5qt Gourmia Air Fryer that I had purchased from Costco months before and decided to return that one to get this version. The price was the same as it was a blackfriday special, so I knew I couldn't go wrong for $49 bucks. What I really liked about this one is that it was slightly larger than my previous one, plus it had a removable basket, which my costco version did not have. They both worked well, and I liked that I can easily remove the food with the basket. However, it is also larger which means that it takes up a bit more counter space. plus, the display gets condensation as heat seems to escape from the front of the unit which fogs up the display. Outside of that, great value for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy use, easy clean up!

    Posted
    darealy
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    I had been looking at this type of appliance for some time and couldn't decide if I wanted one or not. The prices were always more than I wanted to spend for a product I wasn't sure I would like or use often. When I saw this sale I took a chance and got one. I'm glad I did. It's easy to use and easy to clean up. I taught my teen son how to use it to cook up some quick meals and snacks because he eats all day. It was a good purchase for us and the price was good as well. When you use it especially for the first time, there is a strong "new" smell that took over my whole house but it got better with each use. It does make a noise as it cooks but it's pretty quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    My first air fryer experience: not so hot

    Posted
    DJTech
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    To be honest, I knew nothing about air fryers before trying this out. I didn't want to read the instructions either, hoping that everyone would be intuitive. To start off, there were three of us who had trouble opening the unit. It was both, us being too careful and the latch, which secures the removable pan, being tricky to undo. This unit wasn't overly loud- probably just as loud as a microwave. We tried to make tempura; the food came out a little crunchier than what could have come out of a regular oven. In the end, the experience wasn't good enough to justify the space this unit would take up on a counter. The machine also had a heavy burnt plastic smell after that initial use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just one word... Excellent!

    Posted
    TechSaavy
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    i just scored this under a perfect deal and i couldn't be more happy with the purchase. Though i thought 6qt might be a overkill for a family of 3, trust me the additional size is definitely worth to make the cooking even by uniform airflow. So dont simply go by the size just with an impression you wont cook that capacity. This is now our main appliance where we use it at least for more than thrice a week. The appliance is also aesthetically pleasing with its touch controls and would definitely look nice on kitchen top. I believe this will hold up against time and i have no doubts with the Gourmia brand. i will definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, got it on sale for a great price

    Posted
    DealLover
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    Love this Air Fryer, I got it on sale for about $55 for a 6 Quart and it works fabulously. There are other brands out there that charge way more for a smaller quart size Air Fryer. It's larger capacity allows you to cook more at once without stacking the food on top of each other which doesn't allow the air to circulate and crisp your food evenly when you stuff the container, so overall I'm happy. You definitely need to have counter space or some type of pantry storage place for it. So buy it while it's on sale, grab your favorite seasonings and chicken wings and cook away!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    meet my expectation

    Posted
    Lito
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    Got this item on sale for $59.99 so far it exceeded my expectation, i used to own a Gourmia brand 4.5 quart air fryer that i don't really like due to non sticky things is keep coming off...i guess gourmia realized that they may loosing buyer if don't fix the issue..now this new one i recently purchased is way much better than the old one..you can tell that this non sticky thing is very well made(unlike the previous version)..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great !!

    Posted
    Grodrig
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    The product works great and the selection buttons easily identifies what you want to do. Product cooks great with no issues. The tray that you pullout has two sections the basket where food is in and the tray that catches oil etc. when you pullout completely and try to put back into the main heating component the basket lifts up a little to much away from catch tray and you need to put them together to be able to slide back in to main section, not to much hassle but it would have been better if it did not do that, Keep in mind everything is hot.

    I would recommend this to a friend