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For at-home chefs, busy moms, or certified foodies, an air fryer is an underrated kitchen appliance that can transform your cooking from run-of-the-mill to “OMG, you made that?” in minutes.
An air fryer cooks food faster than a conventional oven and uses 85 per cent less fat than a traditional deep fryer, making it the perfect “welcome home” gift for health-conscious chefs. And right now, shoppers can score a one of Amazon Canada’s bestselling air fryers for less.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $130 (originally $153)
What is it?
An air fryer is one of the easiest ways to create healthier meals for your family using significantly less oil. Consori’s 5.8 quart model is large enough to prepare food for up to five people using custom temperatures and cooking times or choose from one of the 11 different presets: chicken, steak, shrimp, seafood, bacon, preheat bread, frozen foods, french fries, vegetables, root vegetables, desserts and bread.
Consori’s products have both a preheat feature as well as warming and shake option to ensure an even fry. A removable and dishwasher safe basket makes clean-up easier than ever while the free recipe book offers 100 meal ideas to help get you started.
What people are saying
The Consori Air Fryer has earned more than 4,000 customer reviews and a solid 4.7-star rating — and has been dubbed Amazon’s Choice for air fryers. Customers have called Consori’s family-size model a great way to prepare meals quickly and a must-have for all kitchens.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $145 (originally $170)
“I absolutely love this air fryer! I’ve owned it for three weeks now and have used it every single day! I haven’t even used my oven once since I received it! It is super easy to use and clean, and is very quiet..I have cooked everything from whole roasts to crispy chick peas and everything has turned out amazing,” one Amazon shopper wrote. “With their free two year extended warranty that you register for, I don't have to worry about over using it and the Cosori Facebook group is filled with people just dying to share recipes. Absolutely the best and most used appliance in my house.”
Although most reviews are positive, some customers have noted that it can be tough to separate the baskets to clean.
“I love the meals I cooked in this,” another wrote. “Cooked pork chops, porcupine balls and chicken and they all came out moist and nicely browned. It was super easy to clean and no messy stove. However, there are a few issue with the machine that could be improved upon. You need to really fight with getting the basket out of the machine. For some reason it seems to lock up. Secondly, to separate the inside basket from the liner is also difficult. After pushing the lock forward I find tilting the basket towards you and then pulling up releases it but its not without a hassle...”
For convenient, quick and healthy home meals, Consori’s raved-about air fryer will cut your time and calories in the kitchen. If you’re looking for a family-sized unit with enough versatility to cater to every kind of foodie, the Consori Air Fryer 11-in-1 might just be for you. But if you're not up for a cleaning hassle, you might want to pass.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.