Cosori Air Fryer Reviews: excellent performance

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Cosori Air Fryer CP358-AF

It can occasionally be an arduous task in choosing the best model from a particular manufacturer. However, picking our favorite model from the Cosori range was very easy.

While all the models we've reviewed are viable options (if the appliance sizes meet your needs and you're not bothered about aesthetics), the CP358-AF stands head and shoulders above the rest. It is more expensive than the other two air fryers, but not by much.

The extra money will buy you double the cooking capacity over its siblings, and you get tons more features that are both practical and ingenious, making it the only choice for us.

1. Cosori Premium 5.8-Quart Air Fryer

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COSORI Air Fryer Max XL 5.8 Quart,1700-Watt Electric Hot Oven & Oilless Cooker for Roasting LED Digital Touchscreen with 11 Presets, Nonstick Basket, ETL Listed(100 Recipes)
  • Award-Winning Design: Winner of the Red Dot Award for best design, the CP158-AF was designed in California and features an angled display with easy-to-use presets. In addition, the air fryer's compact size allows it to easily fit on your counter
  • Less Fat: The air fryer uses up to 85% less fat than traditionally deep-fried food while maintaining the same delicious taste, making it the perfect gift for family or friends
  • Compared with a 4-quart round basket or even smaller one, COSORI air fryer's 5.8- Quart Square Nonstick Basket can fit a 5 lbs-6 lbs whole chicken, while a small round basket can't. Buy this XL 5.8-Quart size, serves your family with at least 3-5 people

This mid-sized 5.8-Quart appliance is Cosori’s best air fryer to date. With a sleek, black appearance and many functional features, this superb unit has a lot more value than its mid-range price point suggests.

The LED touchscreen with a fingerprint-resistant display is the crowning glory of the exterior with the ergonomic design tilting the screen towards the user, making it easier to see and more intuitive to use. 

Pros

  • Good Sized Cooking Capacity
  • Consumer Confidence
  • 10 Recipe Presets
  • Tilted Touchscreen
  • Fingerprint-Resistant Surfaces
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity

Cons

  • We Can’t Find Any

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H11.8 inches x W13.8 inches x D12.6 inches
  • Appliance Weight: 12.3lbs
  • Capacity: 5.8-Quarts
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Dishwasher Safe: Selected Parts (Removable Drawer and Food Basket)
  • Wattage: 1700W
  • Min/Max Temperature: 170°F/400°F (Adjustable in 5°F Increments)

Looks

Cosori’s premium air fryer is by far the best-looking appliance they make. The black plastic exterior has an almost brushed-steel appearance and has subtle curves that give it a sleekness that other machines lack. 

The LED touchscreen is modern yet understated and is tilted for ease of use and is a fingerprint-resistant to stop unsightly smudges.

Score: 4.5/5

Capacity

The 5.8-quart cooking capacity of the CP358-AF is 100% larger than it is on the CO134-AF but the appliance is only around 30% more expensive. Using a square frying basket, it can comfortably feed between 4 and 5 people.

Score: 4/5

Features

Presets: Unlike the other models in this review, the CP358-AF comes with cooking pre-sets. There are ten pre-programmed recipes; Steak, Chicken, Seafood, Shrimp, Frozen Food, French Fries, Vegetables, Toast, Bake, and the setting some might consider the most important, Bacon.

Wi-Fi Connectivity: This feature allows the user to connect their air fryer to an Alexa device for voice control; it even provides set-up via an app that lets you schedule cooking times up to four hours in advance.

Removable Drip Tray: This particular model comes with a separate drip tray that is removable, making it easy to clean and leaves less of a mess in the basket to help with getting rid of grease and grime.

Keep Warm Function: Your food is ready, but you’re not quite ready to eat? No problem, use the ‘Keep Warm’ function to … well … keep your food warm.

Score: 4.5/5 

Performance & Cleaning

The general opinion is that Cosori air fryers are reliable and consistent appliances that get the job done, and this model is no different. 

The food it produces is sublime, while all the features and functions perform as they should.

Cleaning this product is a cinch. Helped by the durable non-stick coating (that doesn’t peel away during use) that is dishwasher safe, there is also a removable drip tray, so the basket isn’t all that greasy after cooking. 

Score 4/5

Should you buy the Cosori CP358-AF?

Yes. Absolutely. As long as the cooking capacity meets your needs, then we can’t see any reason for you not to buy this air fryer. For the mid-range price tag, you get a reasonably high-end unit. It’s currently the best air fryer you can get.

It is a decent size, looks fantastic, and has a ton of practical and useful features that makes cooking meals for your family, fun and easy.

Among the online community, the ratings for the CP358-AF are through the roof, while the number of complaints from angry consumers is about the lowest we’ve ever seen.

Overall Score: 17/20

2. Cosori 3.7-Quart Air Fryer

COSORI 1500-Watt Electric Hot Air Fryer Oven Oilless Cooker With Deluxe Temperature Knob Control, Nonstick Basket Recipe Cookbook Included, ETL Listed, 3.7-Quart
  • User-Friendly Design: Cosori Original Air Fryer with indicator lights, clear tick marks, and a non-slip dial ensure you’ll never have trouble selecting the settings you want. The square air fryer with slimmer footprint within a compact frame that won’t crowd your kitchen
  • Increased Capacity: The 3.7-quart basket’s larger surface area provides enough food for 2–3 people and the nonstick, dishwasher safe material guarantees easy cleanup. Product Dimension: 10. 75*10. 9*12. 25 in;Basket Dimension: 7. 5*7. 5*3. 5 in
  • Healthy Choice: Food cooked in a Cosori air fryer contains up to 85% less fat than traditionally fried foods without losing the delicious tastes and crispy textures. ETL/UL listed, BPA free, FDA compliant, and featuring auto-off protection, the air fryer is just as safe as it is healthy

With a 3.7-quart cooking capacity, the CO137-AF is a small air fryer with a modest price point. Suitable for cooking delicious meals for one to two people using 85% less fat than conventional fryers.

It doesn’t have many features but makes up for that with a stable performance and components that are easy to clean.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Cook Food With Up To 85% Less Fat
  • Auto Shut-Off
  • Cool-Touch Handle
  • PFOA-Free Dishwasher Safe Basket
  • Intuitive Temperature Dial 

Cons

  • Loud Fan
  • The Display is Difficult to Read
  • Small Cooking Capacity

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H12.2 inches x W11 inches x D11 inches
  • Appliance Weight: 10.4lbs
  • Capacity: 3.7-Quarts
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Dishwasher Safe: Selected Parts (Removable Drawer and Food Basket)
  • Wattage: 1500W
  • Min/Max Temperature: 180°F/400°F 

Looks

This air fryer has a very distinctive and unique appearance. The exterior finish is in a matt-black plastic. The temperature/settings dial is stylish, while the top of the unit has food icons and cooking times decorating it. 

The aesthetics for this appliance are far superior to its low price point.

Score: 4/5

Capacity

The CO137-AF is a small air fryer with a cooking capacity of only 3.7 quarts. This unit is more suited to cooking meals for 1-2 people. Cosori claims their fryer can cook for up to 3 people, but customer reviews suggest those meals could be a little sparse.

Score: 2.5/5 

Features

Recommended Recipe Settings: The top of the unit has recommended cooking settings for this appliance that are printed on to it. Most other air fryers come with these settings pre-programmed and available at the touch of a button; unfortunately, consumers will need to input these manually.

The settings recommended are for French Fries, Chicken, Seafood, Shrimp, Root Vegetables, Desserts, and Frozen Foods.

Air Crisp Technology: Cosori’s CO137-AF has been designed to air fry food with a reduction in fats by up to 85% against traditional frying methods. 

‘Cool Touch Handle’: Kitchen appliances tend to get hot when in use, this Cosori air fryer has a ‘Cool Touch Handle,’ which lets the user easily remove the basket without the need for an oven mitt.

Auto Shut-off: An additional safety feature is the auto shut-off function. The unit will stop its heat and time cycle when the basket is removed from the fryer.

Score: 2.5/5

Performance & Cleaning

This air fryer is generally considered a reliable appliance that cooks consistently, and consumers believe the food it produces is healthy and delicious. There are a couple of minor performance issues with reports of the display being particularly challenging to read, and the interior fan is loud when operating at high speeds.

Cleaning the air fryer is quick and easy as the removable components are dishwasher safe. The non-stick coating is durable and doesn’t peel away with sustained use, which is a significant problem with other brands.

Score: 4/5

Should you buy the Cosori CO137-AF?

Cosori’s small air fryer is undoubtedly worthy of your consideration, but only if the lower capacity fits your needs. The CO137-AF will certainly produce consistently delicious food at a reasonable price. It doesn’t have many features, but this is a solid unit that will not let you down.

Overall Score: 13/20

3. Cosori 3.4-Quart Air Fryer CO134-AF

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COSORI Air Fryer,1500-Watt Electric Air Fryers Oven & Oilless Cooker for Roasting,LED Digital Touchscreen Preheat with 8 Reference Guides,Easy to Use/Clean with Detachable Nonstick Basket,3.4QT,Black
  • Easy to Use: Designed in California, Simple icons make it easier for you to understand and use
  • 85% Less Fat: The air fryer makes food with 85% less fat than traditional deep-frying while maintaining the same delicious fried flavor. A healthy gift for food-loving dads, mothers, family, and friends
  • Perfectly Portable: No matter where you need to cook, take the air fryer with you. Lightweight and portable, the air fryer is perfect for a college dorm, apartment, or even RV

Cosori’s modest 3.4 Quart Air Fryer is not much to look at, has limited features, and is relatively expensive considering its size.

However, it excels in its performance while cooking quickly and consistently. The removable basket is durable and is easy to clean.

Pros

  • Superb Performance
  • Square Basket
  • One-Touch LED Display
  • Auto Pause
  • Pre-Heat Function

Cons

  • Bland in Appearance
  • Exterior Gets Hot When In Use
  • Looks Cheap

Specifications

  • Dimensions: H13.9 inches x W12.6 inches x D10.9 inches
  • Appliance Weight: 12.6lbs
  • Capacity: 3.4-Quarts
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Dishwasher Safe: Selected Parts (Removable Drawer and Food Basket)
  • Wattage: 1500W
  • Min/Max Temperature: 100°F/400°F (Adjustable in 5°F Increments) 

Looks

Considering this particular model is approaching a mid-range price point and has a reasonably small cooking capacity, it’s disappointing that the exterior of this air fryer looks cheap, uninteresting, and almost toy-like.

The matt-black plastic outer shell has panels that don’t fit together as well as they ought to. The LED touch screen is simple in appearance, but it is the simplicity that adds a touch of class to an otherwise boring-looking device. 

Score: 2.5/5

Capacity

When choosing the size of an air fryer, the consumer usually does so based on personal needs (budget, family size, available kitchen space, etc.), thus giving the capacity a rating is somewhat subjective. However, in this case, this is a reasonably expensive appliance for a relatively small cooking space of 3.4-quart. The only saving grace is the square basket, which is much more efficient than a round basket that some other brands and models use. 

Score: 2.5/5

Features

One-Touch LED Display: There aren’t too many attractive qualities on the CO134-AF, but the touch-pad display screen adds bit of excitement to the lifeless exterior. It doesn’t just offer aesthetic value, its responsive and the layout is intuitive. However, the whole appliance is lacking in any pre-sets, and all configurations need inputting by hand.

Auto Pause: Auto Pause is a simple feature, a feature some people probably don’t appreciate until it isn’t there. And there are air fryers without it. Fortunately, this Cosori model comes with ‘Auto Pause’ that will stop the countdown timer if the basket is removed from the central unit and restarts when returned.

Square Basket: Circular baskets are usually the design of choice for manufacturers of air fryers, which is entirely inefficient. By employing a square design, the cooking capacity can be increased without changing the appliance’s footprint.

Cool Touch Handle: With an insulated handle that doesn’t retain heat, you can cook safely with this appliance, knowing you’re never going to burn your hand.

Score: 3/5

Performance & Cleaning

The CO134-AF hasn’t performed particularly well in our review so far; however, an essential attribute of a kitchen appliance is that it works the way it is supposed to and isn’t prone to falling apart. Performance and cleaning are where this small Cosori air fryer shines. 

An air fryer’s primary function is to cook food, and this device does just that quickly and consistently. Reports of appliance failure are rare, so you can rest assured your purchase will last.

It is as easy to clean as it is to use to cook delicious meals. The removable parts are dishwasher safe, and unlike other brands/models, doesn’t have an issue with the non-stick coating peeling off. 

Score 4.5/5 

Should you buy the Cosori CO134-AF?

This model is pretty costly when you consider the low capacity, lack of features, and uninteresting appearance. Though it is reliable and easy to clean, there are other, larger, and more appealing models on the market for a similar price point.

Overall Score: 12.5/20

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