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!
- 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.
How Powerful is the Air Fryer?
The Cosori Air Fryer is 1700 watts. This is pretty on par with other air fryers out there.
Other Air Fryer Articles to read
- What Size Air Fryer Should I Buy?
- The Best Large Air Fryers
- The Best Small Air Fryers
- How to Use an Air Fryer — A Full Beginner’s Guide
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!
- Remove the air fryer from the box and clean the basket and drawer by hand.
- Place the basket in the drawer and place it in the air fryer machine.
- Plug the air fryer into the wall.
How to Set The Cooking Temperature:
- Put the air fryer basket and drawer in the air fryer.
- Turn the air fryer on by selecting the power button.
- Push the “Time/Temp” button until the temperature blinks.
- Use the plus and minus buttons until you reach your desired temperature.
How to Set The Cooking Time.
- Turn the air fryer on, if not already on.
- Push the “Time/Temp” button until the time blinks. You may need to hit the button twice.
- 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
- Cosori Air Fryer Dual Blaze — 6.8 Quarts (watch my unboxing of this air fryer here)
- Cosori Air Fryer Oven — 32 Quarts
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:
- Frozen Foods
- French Fries
- Root Vegetables
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.
The Pros and Cons of the Cosori Air Fryer
- 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
- 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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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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