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Is the Cosori Air Fryer Worth Buying?

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I’ve searched all over the internet and the air fryer that keeps coming up as the “hot and new” one to get is the Cosori Air Fryer.

Even though I already had 2 air fryers, I was intrigued enough to try it out on my own. I used my own money to buy this air fryer and this review and opinions are completely my own. This post is in no way sponsored by Cosori.

Yes, that’s right. I now have 3 air fryers and I can’t complain!

I will be a big spoiler and say I completely love the Cosori Air Fryer and recommend it as a first air fryer purchase or even as an upgrade.

I love it so much I currently use it for most of the recipes on Everyday Family Cooking.

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

How Big is the Cosori Air Fryer?

The Cosori Air Fryer is 5.8 quarts. 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.

The air fryer contains a square-shaped basket to gain extra room for cooking. It also enables you to put a bigger square pan inside.

This is one of my favorite features of the air fryer. When I cooked foods like asparagus, it was very difficult to make as much as I wanted in a round basket. With the square basket, I can spread my food out to help cook evenly.

I hope all air fryers move to a square format in the future.

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.

The higher the wattage, the faster the food will cook.

Think of it in terms of a light bulb. The higher the wattage on a light bulb, the brighter the light.

Cooked Air Fryer Oreos in Air Fryer

The Presets

The Cosori Air Fryer markets itself as one of the air fryers with the most presets. If you are an air fryer newbie, these are great options for you!

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.

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Usability of the Air Fryer – The Pros and Cons

Pros

It has a digital screen, which means it will last longer. The first air fryer I ever owned was the small little Bella Air Fryer and after a year or so of cooking, the temperatures on the dial started to wear off.

  • Has a big surface area to cook
  • The basket and drawer slide in and out without issues
  • Creates absolutely delicious food
  • Comes with 100 recipes to make, such as Chicken Tikka Drumsticks and Lemon Pound Cake
  • Is easy to clean (says dishwasher safe, but I always recommend cleaning anything nonstick by hand)
  • Includes a preheat button
  • Includes an insane number of presets for air fryer newbies to start with
  • Includes a 1-year warranty (can extend to 2 years for free in the first 14 days of buying) and a 90-day money-back guarantee. I have no experience using either since the air fryer has been perfect since buying a few months ago
  • 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

While I love the air fryer, there are a few things worth noting.

  • The touch screen buttons are a little loud
  • It does not have a rotisserie option. If you are looking for this feature, check out the Power Air Fryer Oven.
  • The temp/time button can take a few days to get the hang of since you need to toggle between them. I still occasionally hit the wrong button
  • The time button stops when you take the basket out to shake and then restarts at the full minute when putting it back in, which can throw off cooking times in a recipe if you open it multiple times. I always use and recommend using a small separate timer anyway for all air fryers.
Cosori Accessories included in Accessory Kit


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Does the Air Fryer Come with Accessories?

While the Cosori Air Fryer does not come with accessories, they do have an accessory kit available.

When I bought this Cosori Air Fryer, I purchased the Air Fryer accessories along with it too. I wanted to see how well they worked together and wanted something I knew would fit into the square pan with no issues.

The Accessory Kit Comes with the following:

  • An Egg Bites Mold – to cook eggs and mini muffins in
  • 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 – perfect for quiches, bread, and more
  • A Pizza pan that can double as a pie pan
  • A Silicone Mat that I personally use to put the hot air fryer drawer on when shaking the basket and holding the hot pans

All pieces fit perfectly into the air fryer.

Sauteed Onions in Air Fryer on air fryer pan

I do wish the egg bites mold was a little bigger. If an accessory kit is made for a specific air fryer, I feel like they should utilize the space to its maximum and there is plenty of room to still work with.

The pizza pan is also a little thin. They advertise it as a pie pan, but that would be a very thin pie (which is still doable).

I am still very happy with the accessory kit and fully recommend it. The pieces are made well and clean very easily.

The price is very comparable to other accessory kits, but to know you have something that will 100% fit your air fryer is always a win.

Plus, it comes with a 2-year warranty!

Cooked Scrambled Eggs inside air fryer

Should You Buy the 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.

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 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 months now and absolutely love it. It cooks food evenly and has never peeled.

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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8 thoughts on “Is the Cosori Air Fryer Worth Buying?”

  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.

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    • 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!

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  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!!!

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    • 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.

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  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?

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    • 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.

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