Chefman Air Fryer Review

Chefman Air Fryer Review – Introduction

So one of my goals for the new year is to write more Air Fryer reviews. To put my finger on the customer pulse, analyze the features, and to let the words flow from my fingers to save you time and get you the best deal on Air fryers.

Today I’m reviewing Chefman air fryers. There are several models to choose from and I’m going to rank them from the worst to the best.

I’ve reviewed, used, checked out, analyzed a whole bunch of air fryers and Chefman is a really good brand. Philips Air Fryers are pretty good too, but they’re way more expensive. For those on a budget, Chefman is a great brand with a bunch of cool features.

Chefman Digital Air Fryer

The first Chefman Air fryer in this review is the digital model. This one has large capacity, also known as the Chefman XL air fryer or the Chefman family size air fryer.

What I like about the Chefman Digital Air Fryer

I love and hate that it’s got digital controls. Sometimes it’s pretty convenient to touch a button and set your time and cooking temp, other times you sort of just want to turn a knob. I’m more of an analog (knob controls) person but I can appreciate that some people love having higher tech digital controls.

One thing that I notice right away is that the digital controls are different . This is good, as many brands seem to buy their Airfryers from a single source then re-brand them. The Chefman digital Air Fryer is different. Judging by the reviews it gets on Amazon, it’s a great thing.

What I don’t like about the Chefman Digital Air Fryer

Some of the major complaints for the Chefman Digital Air Fryer is that the handle doesn’t seem durable, and it doesn’t seem to be made of durable plastic material. This seems to be a common problem among smaller appliances.

The durability of this air fryer is somewhat questionable, but it still may be a good choice because Chefman will replace the unit free of charge.

How it compares to the other Chefman air fryers

  • Has a digital interface, unlike the Analog Model
  • Massive capacity. If you have a large family, this is a good air fryer.
  • No Rotisserie unlike the Chefman Digital Air Fryer+ Rotisserie model.

Should I Buy it?

Based on this quick overview, would I buy it? Probably not. I would get the Analog model (further down in this review). Analog knobs tend to last longer, and it’s cheaper. But… If you need the extra capacity, get this one, as it is a Family Size (XL) Air Fryer.

Chefman 3.5 Liter/3.6 Quart Air Fryer

This Chefman air fryer is the analog model that Chefman offers. The big difference here is that it uses knobs and dials to control the time and temperature. I like that because there’s less that can break, and it takes a lot less time to start cooking. All you have to do is take it out of the box, turn some knobs and you’re cooking.

What I like about the Chefman Air Fryer

As I mentioned above, I really prefer knobs over a touch screen when it comes to small kitchen appliances. There’s less to learn, less to remember, and if you lose the manual you can still figure out how to cook things with the air fryer.

Over all, this makes this Chefman Air Fryer a little more reliable than the digital one.

What I like about the Chefman Air Fryer

One thing I don’t like about this Chefman Air fryer model is that it has a smaller capacity (3.5L). This is much less than the XL digital model. This makes it a worse choice for people with families or those who prepare large batches of food.

Like other mass-produced small appliances, the quality and durability of these units can be questionable. Some people report that the non-stick coating can flake off in the dishwasher. I haven’t seen it happen on mine, but this seems to be a common problem with almost all air fryers. For that reason, I hand-wash the surfaces on mine.

How it compares to the other Chefman air fryers

  • Has knobs and dials to control temp and cooking time
  • Smaller capacity than other Chefman air fryers
  • No Rotisserie unlike the Chefman Digital Air Fryer+ Rotisserie model.

Should I Buy it?

If you’re not cooking for a family or if you hate digital menus I would not hesitate to but this air fryer. It’s a good product with a great company that stands behind it.

Chefman Digital Air Fryer + Rotisserie

Here I have saved the best for last. If I were to buy any air fryer on the market today I would buy this one. the Chefman digital air fryer + rotisserie is a hybrid device that’s actually much more than an air fryer.

This model is an Air Fryer, a food dehydrator, and a convection oven all wrapped into one. It’s got a massive capacity of 6 liters, which is unseen on most other air fryers.

This thing can dry out fruit, cook pizzas, and even make chicken wings. You’re going to get a LOT of use out of this device while many other air fryers will sit in the cupboard collecting dust.

What I like about the Chefman Air Fryer + Rotisserie

There is a whole lot to like about this air fryer. Can you really even call it an air fryer? I would be more likely to call it an “multi-appliance” because it serves the purpose of a convection oven, dehydrator, and fryer.

There’s a LOT of capacity in this air fryer. 6 liters, which means that you can cook a LOT of stuff.

I mentioned earlier that I’m not a fan of digital interfaces on air fryers but this model has so many features that you really need a digital interface for it in order to best serve what function you’re using. It doesn’t make sense to have separate knobs for each cooking function and that’s where digital interfaces are useful.

This product comes with 2 racks, a rotisserie spit, and an air fryer basket. Plenty of accessories to keep you busy in the kitchen

What I don’t like about the Chefman Air Fryer + Rotisserie

I love this thing but nothing is perfect and it’s my job to be fair, and find fault in the products that I review.

The only bad thing about the design of this air fryer is that the temperature is adjusted in increments of 10, making cooking at say… 375 degrees impossible. You would have to choose 370 or 380 instead. Not a huge issue, but it doesn’t seem like it would be too much trouble to adjust with a bit more accuracy.

How it compares to the other Chefman air fryers

  • This is not only an air fryer. It’s a convection oven, dehydrator, and rotisserie
  • It’s ultra-high capacity (6 liters), making it one of the best air fryers ever for families
  • You can cook PIZZA in it, which makes it awesome if you ask me.

Should I buy it?

My only answer to this question is “yes”. I like this air fryer so much that I wish I could go back in time and make this the first air fryer that I ever purchased. I know I will be using this one a lot.

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2 thoughts on “Chefman Air Fryer Review”

  1. Maybe you can help me as the chefman customer service department doesn’t seem to want to communicate with me! I received a chefman auto-stir air fryer oven+ model number RJ38-12-AS for Christmas along with the user guide and the quick start guide. Got the thing to work once! My husband and I have both read the included books thoroughly, followed the instructions with no luck. When I leave it plugged in, the start icon is illuminated but when it is tapped or pressed nothing happens. If I unplug it then plug it in again, the panel lights up with all kinds of icons but still will not respond to a tap or any pressure on an icon. And eventually all panel lights disappear except for the start icon which doesn’t start anything! Can you help??

    • Good Luck, I actually had one replced by them after christmas. But since then I am having the same issues as you. Although mine likes to cook things at 3-6 am when everyone is asleep. I have put in a new ticket and got a response saying they are backorded on that model. I told them to send me any airfryer and I will gladly pay the difference… nothing since. I then put in another new ticket referring back to the one I had just put in but now no response at all. I think they are getting ready to file for bankruptcy…


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