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Cosori Air Fryer Review

Here is my honest Cosori Air Fryer Review. I have used this air fryer for more than 3 years, so learn the ins and outs of the air fryer and see if this one is for you.

I love the Cosori Air Fryer so much that I use it for a lot of the recipes on Everyday Family Cooking!

In my opinion, it’s one of the best air fryers on the market, so read on to see if this is the right air fryer for you!

Cosori Air Fryer with drawer halfway open and a small pie plate with totchos inside

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aQuick Specifications

  • Size: 5.8 quart
  • Air Fryer Dimensions: 11.8 x 14.3 x 12.7 in
  • Basket Dimensions: 11.8″D x 14.3″W x 12.7″H
  • Button and Screen Type: Digital
  • Power: 1700 watts
  • Power Supply: AC 120V, 60Hz 
  • Weight: 11.9 Pounds

What Does the Air Fryer Box CoMe With?

The air fryer comes with the following pieces.

  • Air Fryer Machine that plugs into an outlet
  • Air Fryer Inner Basket with Handle
  • Air Fryer Drawer (where the basket sets into)
  • Free recipe book with 100 recipes to try

How Many people does the cosori Air Fryer feed?

The Cosori Air Fryer comes with a 5.8-quart square basket. This is enough to feed about 3-4 people in a family.

You can get away with more servings with smaller items, like Hot Dogs or Totino’s Pizza Rolls. But bigger items like Pork Chops and Chicken Thighs will need to cook in batches if cooking more than 4.

Cosori Air Fryer

How Powerful is the Air Fryer?

The Cosori Air Fryer is 1700 watts. This is pretty on par with other air fryers out there.

For comparison, the Ninja Foodi is 1500 watts and the Power Air Fryer Oven is 1700 watts.

Cooked Air Fryer Oreos in Air Fryer

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How to use the Cosori Air Fryer — Review

I love how easy the Cosori air fryer is to use! And, I’m not just saying that for this Cosori air fryer review!

  1. Remove the air fryer from the box and clean the basket and drawer by hand.
  2. Place the basket in the drawer and place it in the air fryer machine.
  3. Plug the air fryer into the wall.

How to Set The Cooking Temperature:

  1. Put the air fryer basket and drawer in the air fryer.
  2. Turn the air fryer on by selecting the power button.
  3. Push the “Time/Temp” button until the temperature blinks.
  4. Use the plus and minus buttons until you reach your desired temperature.

How to Set The Cooking Time.

  1. Turn the air fryer on, if not already on.
  2. Push the “Time/Temp” button until the time blinks. You may need to hit the button twice.
  3. Use the plus and minus buttons to change the air fryer to your desired cooking time.

Do not hold the “Time/Temp” button down or you will change the air fryer to Celcius. To change back, just hold it back down again.

Other Cosori Air Fryer Options

How to Use the Presets

Turn the air fryer on and choose the preset of choice. This will change the temperature and cooking time to what is needed.

The presets include:

  • Steak
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Shrimp
  • Bacon
  • Frozen Foods
  • French Fries
  • Vegetables
  • Root Vegetables
  • Bread
  • Desserts
  • Preheat

Any presets that need to be shaken during cooking (like french fries) includes a shake reminder feature, which is very unique and useful.

I personally don’t use presets for one reason: not all foods are the same. I can’t put Air Fried Oreos inside the air fryer and expect them to cook the same as an Apple Crisp just by hitting the desserts button.

The presets are truly a great option for air fryer beginners and to try out a new recipe that you just don’t know what temperature to start it at and adjust from there.

Title and Shown: Is the Cosori Fryer Worth All The Hype?

The Pros and Cons of the Cosori Air Fryer

Pros

  • Digital screen
  • Big square surface area to cook
  • The basket and drawer slide in and out without issues
  • Cooks food evenly and quickly at up to 20% faster than a conventional oven
  • Comes with 100 recipes to make, such as Chicken Tikka Drumsticks and Lemon Pound Cake
  • Includes a preheat button
  • Includes a 2-year warranty and I’ve experienced impeccable customer service with them in the past!
  • I cook my recipes on this site with the Cosori Air Fryer, so they’ll always turn out perfect when using this air fryer
Eggs Inside Air Fryer on Rack

Cons

  • The touchscreen buttons are very loud and cannot be turned down. You can hold the plus and minus signs down to avoid multiple beeps, but it’s still really loud.
  • It does not have a rotisserie option. If you are looking for this feature, check out the Power Air Fryer Oven. You can still cook a whole chicken in the Cosori though.
  • Can be tough to clean if not cleaned right after using
  • It’s made with Teflon. If you’re looking for a Teflon-free air fryer, the Ninja brand is a great option

Is the Cosori Air Fryer Dishwasher Safe?

Yes and no. While you can wash the basket and drawer in the dishwasher, it can cause the nonstick surface to eventually peel or rust.

All Teflon products have this issue and should always be washed by hand.

Can you put the Cosori air fryer in the dishwasher occasionally? Yes, but do not make it a habit! I recommend silicone liners or parchment rounds to help with cleanup instead.

Common Cosori Air Fryer Problems

Here are some of the issues I’ve seen and heard about Cosori air fryers. Most of these issues are user errors and can be avoided.

  • The handle breaks — an air fryer basket should always be held with support on the bottom, and always remove the basket from the drawer when shaking the basket
  • The basket screws come out — tighten the screws regularly, especially if you notice the basket feels loose
  • The basket peels or rusts — wash your Cosori air fryer by hand with soapy water and a non-abrasive sponge

Is an Air Fryer Healthier than a Deep Fryer?

Yes! It not only is healthier since it’s not loaded with frying oil, but it also saves money on all the oil you would have to buy!

Not all air fryer recipes are healthy though, since you can still cook foods like Cake and Smores in the air fryer.

Cosori Accessories included in Accessory Kit


Does the Air Fryer Come with Accessories?

While the Cosori Air Fryer does not come with accessories, they do have an accessory kit available to enable you to air fry more creatively.

Sauteed Onions in Air Fryer on air fryer pan

The Accessory Kit Comes with the following:

  • An Egg Bites Mold to cook eggs and mini muffins in — I wish this was a little bigger
  • A Skewer Rack with 5 Skewers
  • A Metal Holder that helps elevate your food (if cooking something flat, you can place that on the bottom while you cook something on top)
  • A Cake Pan that’s perfect for quiches, bread, and more
  • A Pizza pan that can double as a pie pan
  • A Silicone Mat — I use this to put the hot air fryer drawer on when shaking the basket and holding the hot pans
Cooked Scrambled Eggs inside air fryer

Should You Buy the 5.8 Quart Cosori Air Fryer?

The Cosori Air Fryer is a great air fryer to buy if you are a family of 2-4 people and occasionally cook larger meals.

And, I’m not just saying that for this Cosori air fryer review!

If you are a family of 2-4, please do not buy a smaller air fryer. I promise you within a year you will be back to buy something bigger.

I’ve seen it time and time again and in the long run, people end up spending more on multiple air fryers than if they just invested in a bigger one for their air frying needs from the start.

It’s versatile so you can make everything from Roasted Carrots to Bacon to even Air Fried Oreos inside easily.

I’ve had my Cosori Air Fryer for about 3 years now and absolutely love it. I’ve just recently upgraded to the Cosori Dual Blaze Air Fryer which has officially replaced my Cosori 5.8 QT for everyday cooking.

I highly recommend the Cosori Air Fryer as a good air fryer to start with or upgrade to if currently using a smaller one.

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22 thoughts on “Cosori Air Fryer Review”

  1. If you liked this air fryer, you will really like the upgraded version. Not the wifi one, but the upgraded regular one. Has last minute count down, reprogrammable pre-sets, and better angled front pressure panel and a newer version of the cook book.

    Reply
    • I have heard such great things about the updated one! We are moving next month and I am (impatiently) waiting to try it out. So glad to hear another good review on it!

  2. Alluring re the square basket of the Corosi Air fryer, but the latch and release button to take basket in and out is horrible, and it was from the beginning. I have not used it very much because of this difficulty.

    Do not buy this air fryer!!!

    Reply
    • Hi Marian, Cosori customer service is absolutely wonderful to work with. Have you tried reaching out to them? It sounds like your air fryer may have a defect in it. If you reach out, they will send you a new one. Please let me know if you need help getting in contact with them.

  3. i have ordered a Ninja Max XL..not received yet. But now seriously intrigued by this Cosori.
    The plastic latch has me pondering, i could switch my order..but… any bad experiences on longevity of the latch?

    Reply
    • I have not had any issues with the latch and I’ve had mine for about 2 years now. I have seen some people break the handles from shaking either too much food or trying to shake the basket with the drawer still attached, but their customer service has provided a new basket to them in those situations.

      I took a quick look at the Ninja you mentioned and it looks like that has a plastic latch as well. I’m solely basing it off the pictures, so it may be different in person though.

  4. Hello Samantha:
    I have heard good things regarding the above air fryer… can you purchase at any large store like Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond? Thanks for the tip on the upgraded one .. I may get one very soon. Never had an air fryer and it’s about time!

    Reply
    • Hi Doris, yes, they can be found at Target, Kohls, etc as well as on Amazon with free shipping. You will absolutely love an air fryer!

  5. Dear Customer service.. I bought this cosori air fryer big unit and it was very good and our family love to use everyday. Our old one was small. But this morning the basket handle was not grip firmly or stopper was not firmed, thus accidently dropped it it. So not unable to closed it back tight. We bought on line and it was less than a month. So where should be go to service center as we are located in Singapore.
    Appreciate your help and we like all the functions is just suit us. look forward to your kind help. Appreciate it.

    Reply
    • Hi Betty, I recommend you contact Cosori directly on their website. I am not an employee of Cosori nor am I affiliated with them in any way directly. They have great customer service so they should be able to help you right away!

  6. My cosori stopped working I never had an issue withe latch.
    I did have an issue with the increase heat button.

    All of sudden it just stopped in the middle of making chicken legs.

    Reply
    • Oh no! Make sure you reach out to their customer service. They are very responsive and will be able to help you.

  7. I can’t get the timer to work to the time I want. I get so frustrated that time and again I take the meal out if the toaster and use the big oven

    Reply
    • Hi Margaret, are you having trouble with the timer not working when you hit the button? It’s possible your unit is defective and I would contact their customer service to help (they are great). It should be easy to hit the touch screen and to get the time and temperature to change.

  8. Would luv to give this air fryer a try ….my current one emits horrible plastic smell & it also has a toxic plastic taste that imparts on the food…did you experience any issue similar to this fryer?

    Reply
    • Hi Martha, I have heard that issue with some air fryers, but usually after a few uses, the smell and taste is gone. I did not have that issue with any of my Cosoris (I have a few because of the amount of testing I do).

  9. We have the air fryer since last fall.
    It’s a great machine and we are happy with it..
    except the tiny screws holding the handle to the basket… underengineered, I’d say.
    We lost most the screws and a little washer. Could you replace the handle for us, please?
    We went to the hardware store but that dint work out to well because the sizes dint quite match.. fine thread? Coarse thread ?
    We hope you can help us with a new handle..

    Reply
  10. I’m finally ready to get a air fryer and the Cosori is what I would like to get. It is my husband and myself and I am looking at the 3.7 qt. I’m not depending on the fryer to do all my cooking but as a supplement to it. Is the smaller one as good as the one you use?

    Reply
    • Hi Deb! It is just as good, but I may still recommend the 5.8 QT for just you two. The main reason is surface area. The smaller air fryer will only fit one small steak, can’t fit a full chicken, and can’t fit longer foods, like asparagus. In my experience when people go below a 5 qt air fryer, they tend to upgrade within a year to a larger one.

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