Chefman Air Fryer Reviews
Deep-fried flavor Safe! The Chefman air fryer uses rapid air technology to quicker, healthier, and perfectly cook your favorite foods with crispy fried texture. Includes a space-saving flat basket that increases capacity by 40% without adding footprint.
The detachable flat basket, cool-touch exterior and auto-shut-off features provide added comfort. Wide 3.5-liter frying basket is removable and the top rack dishwasher is safe, making your meal as easy to clean as nutritious and delicious. Make the most of your purchase with Chefman access to tailor-made recipes, tutorial videos, save your favorite recipes to your own cookbooks and more!
Performance & Cleaning
Dash Deluxe 6-Quart Electric Air Fryer Despite being their most expensive product in our study, Chefman 6.3-Quart Digital Air Fryer+ is our favorite for many reasons. It looks classy outward and comes with some fantastic features and attachments. However, because it has a mid-to-high-end price point, this model might not be the pinnacle of small kitchen appliances, but it’s the one we recommend coming out of the Chefman house from the air fryers.
What’S In The Box?
Chefman Digital+ produces tasty, crispy, air-fried food. Food quality issues are minimal; however, some customers worry about build quality. Numerous consumer reports echo the argument that certain appliances have a defective door mechanism, unexpectedly opening the appliance door, halting the cooking cycle. It’s worth remembering that most devices don’t have these problems, but there’s enough consumer complaints to cause some concern.
While the removable pieces are dishwasher-safe, considering their non-stick coating, racks and drip tray are not the easiest to clean. Door placement often appears to collect crumbs and food particles in the hinge when extracting food from the fryer, raising the need for thorough cleaning. 3/5 Score
How Do The Chefman Air Fryers Look/Feel/Sit?
Both versions came packed with baskets and inserts quite similarly. No, unboxing couldn’t have been easier. Simply raise the unit out after removing the styrofoam packing material. The removable fryer baskets were tightly held with tape easily removed. Within the baskets was a compatible perforated cooking tray, fitted with heatproof rubber grips to hold them in place without compromising the basket’s non-stick surface.
Each machine had a user guide which provided safety and operating instructions. For the 3.5-liter edition, the Chefman Air Fryer Recipe Book “Frying Fit” offered 20 pages of color images and recipes. The smaller unit hasn’t provided the same printed content, but a link to their website can take you to a range of tutorials and recipes to get started once you’re free.
Here Are The Tenders From The Smaller Chefman Model:
These two machines are identical in design, with glossy black plastic exteriors and rounded form, each with a wide front basket removal handle. The 2-liter model’s handle, top, and front dial have silver accents. It is very small in dimension, measuring just 10.5″ (H) x 8.5″ (W) x 8″ (D). In terms of weight, it’s only 6.5 pounds making it the lightest air fryer I’ve checked, but the smallest in cooking ability.
The 3.5 liter (3.7 qt) model is completely black with its dials on the front of the unit, one inside. It measures 12 inches (H) x 12.8 inches (W) x 9.7 inches (D) and weights 9.3 pounds. Both of these air fryers feel sturdy and lightweight, but easy to move if you like. For those with restricted counter space, it is worth noting that the smaller unit has handle-like indentations under the computer on either side to allow easy movement.
And From The Larger:
These chicken fingers were certainly better than anything I would have cooked in my regular kitchen oven. They were super crisp and bright. This was as similar to fast-food fried chicken as I could at home, I think. I think a lot of airflow is key here. Crowding them in the basket might produce less desirable results.
Cooking Shrimp With Bok Choy
Here They Are In The Smaller Model:
Another thing worth noting here is that in both situations, the air fryer heats up fast. Within minutes, the 2-liter and 3.5-liter Chefman air fryers were at the right temperature. I have to admit, the aim is to get food out in a very timely manner. The way I see it, if you cook frozen chicken fingers, you probably don’t have much time to preheat an oven first.
These air fryers need no preheating, and this is a real advantage to this style of cooking. I believe it’s mainly due to their scale. There are several models out there that provide a preheat feature and that can definitely be useful if you’re cooking in a larger oven or something that’s a little more time-sensitive and temperature-sensitive. Ultimately, with both these smaller Chefman air fryers, you not only reduce the amount of fat, but also shave a few precious minutes off your cook time.
And The Larger Model:
My last cooking attempt will be to see how somewhat more active these Chefman air fryers could handle. I wanted to see if shrimp and bok choy could be cooked simultaneously to make a more full meal. I used raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, and clean and dry bok choy. I was kind of grasping the right cooking temperature and time, so I relied again on the user guide and chose to obey the shrimp advice, which is 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
I cooked the shrimp and bok choy with olive oil and saw them liberally. In the smaller air fryer, I put enough shrimp and bok choy for one serving (8 shrimps), and enough for 2 servings (16 shrimps) in the larger unit. I stood by closing the basket, ready to give my food a halfway flip.
After A Full 12 Minutes
The Shrimp Was Definitely Done.
How Would I Improve The Chefman Air Fryer?
In that time, the bok choy had gone a little crisp, and it seemed time to put things up. I put them on a bowl of noodles that I had cooked as the shrimp cooked and seasoned the whole thing with soy sauce and sesame oil. Dinner served.
And From The Larger:
This attempt made me feel like I was cooking, and finally it was really fine! My family was in this dish, particularly with some Asian-inspired noodles. The shrimps were tender and juicy, and the bok choy only wilted enough but stayed toothsome and crisp. After this meal, the cleanup was so easy and for that reason alone, I could see myself attempting other variations of this nature where a protein and a vegetable were to be cooked simultaneously. I think chicken and broccoli will fit well, or even salmon and asparagus.
With one tiny pot I was an instant fan. Both machines performed very well in this attempt, so if you cook for one, the 2-liter model would serve you well, while the larger model will help a few. Quart Touch Screen Air Fryer Oven w/Dishwasher Safe Flat Basket, Healthy Oil Airfryer w/60 Minute Timer & Auto Shutoff, BPA-Free, Cookbook Included, Digital-Matte Black @14@ After checking multiple air fryers of different types, capacities, and functions,
I can tell you there isn’t one out there. That said, there are a few aspects I think these devices could use enhancement to make them a little better. @15@ More precisely, it became very clear that they could slip off easily and either end up in your food as one reviewer experienced, or go missing as others experienced.
They’re very tiny and easy to misplace. One way to rectify them is to make them harder to remove or give replacements if they fall off. Moving them will make this basket less than ideal, as it would harm the basket’s non-stick surface. Another thing I feel will help these air fryers, particularly the 2-liter version, is to make the baskets wider and shallower.
Since all air fryers act as convection ovens, blowing hot air with a fan over the top of the food, I think it would allow even browning and even cooking if there were more surface. I felt these baskets were especially deep in size, restricting the amount of food you could cook at one time. Condemnation After some time in my home kitchen with these two air fryers, I got a pretty good understanding of their abilities that led me to think about who would benefit from these devices.
The size of the 2-liter Chefman makes it ideal for any tiny apartment or galley kitchen. I think college students would love to have it in a dorm. Singles will most likely use it with its limited capacity. I even read an older user’s analysis in an assisted living facility that holds this specific model in its kitchenette for private use. The 3.5-liter model will be ideal for two or three people.
I read reviews written by users who loved RV size. For my four-family, a main course or entry was a little on the small side, but cooking a vegetable or side dish would definitely yield sufficient amounts. Quart Touch Screen Air Fryer Oven w/Dishwasher Safe Flat Basket, Healthy Oil Airfryer w/60 Minute Timer & Auto Shutoff, BPA-Free, Cookbook Included, Digital-Matte Black @16@ Chef TurboFry 3.6-Quart Air Fryer Oven w/Dishwasher Safe Basket and Dual Control Temperature, BPA-Free, BPA-Free, Balanced Frying Cookbook Included HEALTHIER FRYING:
This air fryer makes real ‘good fried food.’ The 200-400°F temperature range helps you to cook at your desired temperature, achieving a balanced, crispy, fried finish using at least 98% less oil than conventional fryers. Air-fried vegetables, pizza, frozen foods and leftovers – this air fryer uniformly crispens every inch of food. SPACE SAVING BASKET: A sleek, rounded shape and matt black finish gives this air fryer a top spot on countertops, while staying lightweight and easy to store.
The 2-in-1 tank & basket makes full capacity with a minimal footprint, saving space on your counter and in your cabinet; ideal for any small kitchen, dorm, office, motorhome, etc. PERFECTLY CRISPY RESULTS: produce perfect results for a wide range of foods, with little to no oil. The dual knob controls both temperature & time; 60-minute built-in timer helps you to air-fry everything from frozen vegetables to mozzarella sticks, chicken or fries, and even reheat yesterday’s dessert!
No need to worry about overcooking – once the timer is up, the fryer automatically shuts down. If you’re on the lookout for a small entry-level appliance, the Chefman TurboFry 3.6-quarter dual-control air fryer might seem to tick all the right boxes. It looks good and has a reasonable cooking ability, but is somewhat dropped by a lack of features and a sub-performance.