With its sleek design, easy-to-use presets and WiFi connectivity, it’s easy to see how Cosori has become one of the most popular air fryers you can buy. I have been testing out the Cosori Dual Blaze Air Fryer and I’m going to be sharing my own thoughts with you here.
Cosori air fryer review summary
Having tried out quite a few air fryers now, I believe that this is one of the sleekest and most effective air fryers you can buy. It looks great on your countertop and it air fries to perfection. With its double-heating element, it makes cooking food completely effortless. It features 12 handy preset cooking options that will allow you to bake, fry, roast, reheat, and keep your food warm. All of which you can control from your mobile phone!
It does take up quite a bit of space on your kitchen worktop and you will need to wipe it down regularly to remove any grease marks, but it will become one of your most used kitchen appliances. Plus it will wipe out any need for a microwave!
My rating: 4.7 out of 5
Ease of use
The Cosori air fryer is really easy to set up and use. Straight out of the box, it is ready to plug in and go. But you will want to wash the tray and the basket before using it. The best bit, these parts can just be put straight into the dishwasher!
When you are ready to use the Cosori Air Fryer you can choose from one of their 12 cooking functions. These are really straightforward and easy to pick from. For example, if you want to air fry then you select ‘air fry’ or if you want to reheat then you select ‘reheat’.
Once you’ve selected your cooking function you can use the digital display to amend the temperature and the timing. You can either follow one of their 100 provided recipes to guide you, or you can check out my favourite air fryer recipes to get you started.
You then add your food into the basket and let the air fryer do the work for you! Meanwhile, you can watch its progress on Cosori’s phone app.
If you decide to take a peek at the food during the cooking time, the air fryer will stop and start back up once you close the drawer again.
Overall, the process is really straightforward and requires little to no assistance from yourself. You can simply prep the ingredients, bung them in and wait until the cooking time is over. There is really little need to move the food around as it will cook everything pretty evenly, no matter what you put in there.
I air-fried cubes of pressed tofu with no oil and they came out delightfully crispy and not at all burnt like they would if I were to cook them in the oven without oil. I also made amazingly crispy hasselback potatoes which were brushed with a little oil and a batch of homemade granola that had all the crunch of my oven-backed version.
I have really enjoyed the even and consistent results when cooking these dishes with the Cosori air fryer. Everything that I have cooked has come out nice and crispy and no areas of the food are more or less cooked than others.
The model I tested out (Cosori Dual Blaze Air Fryer) comes with their new innovative double heating element which heats the food from above and below the tray. This is probably why I found the results a lot more even than that from the Ninja Air Fryer.
Moreover, all of this was achieved in a really short space of time. I had achieved crispy tofu within under 10 minutes and my hasselback potatoes took half the time than what they would have in the oven.
The Cosori air fryer can save you up to 55% on your energy bill, in comparison to cooking in your conventional oven. I haven’t meticulously studied my energy costs when using it, but I have noticed it doesn’t spike my smart meter when using it. Whilst my oven sends my smart meter through the roof.
This is great for solo eaters as there’s no need to heat a whole oven to cook a single portion of food. And even if you are cooking larger portions of food, it is still cheaper than using an oven.
With less energy consumption the Cosori air fryer also becomes a more eco-friendly alternative to ovens.
Cosori air fryers are priced very similarly to all of the other best air fryers on the market. The model I tested, the Cosori Dual Blaze Air Fryer, is normally priced at £199. With its 6.4l capacity, it is priced at a similar level to the Ninja air fryers. Although, you won’t find another air fryer that has this exact capacity, which I find to be a really convenient size!
Moreover, the Cosori Air Fryer comes with WiFi connectivity and this exact model has an innovative double heating element that has crisped up my food like no other air fryer. So, when comparing it to similarly priced air fryers, I’d say you get a lot more for your money with Cosori!
Spending a few hundred quid on any piece of kitchen equipment can seem steep. But when you consider the energy cost savings, its multi-function capabilities and the amount that you will use this air fryer, it is definitely an investment worth making. I’ve surprised myself at how much I now use it, my oven barely gets touched now.
Even though I’ve been using air fryers for quite some time now, the Cosori air fryer surprised me. It exceeded my expectations when it came to producing crispy and evenly cooked food. Plus I’ve really enjoyed how it looks on my kitchen worktop. Even if I do have to wipe it down regularly to remove any grease marks or dust.
I’ve not been using the WiFi capabilities and linking it to my phone much as I have no real need for this. But I can see this being useful for busy people who may get easily distracted.
I have been using little to no oil to cook food that I would normally fry on the stove or in the oven. It has been able to produce very similar results in about half the time and for a lot less money. The level of crispiness and evenness of the cooking far surpasses that of other air fryers I have tested out.
It has a large capacity and the presets make it really easy to use. Which means I’ve been able to make healthier food without any of the fuss. I would recommend this air fryer to solo cooks and families alike, it’ll definitely save you a lot of time, headaches and money!
How I reviewed this product
In order to properly test out the Cosori air fryer I made sure to cook a variety of different food in it.
To start, I cooked chunks of tofu without any oil. I wanted to see whether or not it could create crispy results without any kind of fat. Which it succeeded at.
I then tested out some foods with a little oil, like hasselback potatoes and homemade granola. Both of which cooked evenly.
From then on I started to use it for my everyday cooking to see if these results were consistent. Of which they were.
It has now become a staple piece of kitchen equipment that I use on a daily basis, in place of my oven and microwave.