Power Air Fryer Oven Review: My Opinion Of Tristar Products Inc.
Thinking about giving the Power Air Fryer Oven a try? Before you spend your money, read my review first!
Hi there! My name is Jessica P. – I’m a happily married mother with 2 kids, and I’m keeping the the work-at-home lifestyle alive.I work as an IT consultant for a firm, but when there’s no major issues for me to come in for, they allow me to work remotely. Doing so has given me plenty of free time to cultivate various skills – including cooking (which I used to HATE!)
I don’t need to go into too many details, but I’ll say that I wasn’t too open to the idea of becoming what I thought would be a “stay at home mom” in the early stages of our relationship.
In fact, for a while there, it was a point of contention between me and my husband for quite a bit. We would get into arguments about it and exchanged many heated words over the idea. I didn’t want to become some retro-housewife.
But eventually, I managed to start finding fun in little things around the house, which opened me up to the idea, until gradually I told my Husband I would do it, so we could save money on day-cares with me taking care of our kids at home myself.
And one of those passions, without a doubt, was COOKING! Frying, baking, glazing, marinating – you name it, I did it. Initially I was just cooking things I knew, and well, there’s not too much excitement to be had there. But once I started actively seeking out new recipes, and making a game of trying to improve my cooking, the passion blossomed.
After a while, I started noticing a new problem. The food I was making was still great, but it was my kitchen tools that were starting disappoint me. I started replacing my knives with sharper sets, investing in better pans and pots, and finally turned my eyes towards my fryer.
The old bucket of bolts wasn’t doing it for me. I needed something better and newer. So I turned to Google :).
My Power Air Oven Fryer Review
Ok, so that’s enough about me and my history, I promise. Now it’s time to talk purely on my thoughts and opinions about this little kitchen tool, the Power AIr Oven Fryer.
So, you’re probably wondering if the Power Air Oven Fryer with Professional Dehydrator worth buying?
It is a lot of money for a kitchen tool after all (especially if you’re on a budget like me). I mean I paid $169.99 USD for it, which in my opinion is a lot of money for anything.
Yeah yeah, but is it worth the money?
Here’s what I found..
There wasn’t many customer reviews other than the ones here on Amazon.com , most of them are positive but there seemed to be a lot of people who received their fryer oven and had some cheap parts somehow.
Other review sites that I looked up gave very little information and just tried to sell it to me, which was a little annoying! I wanted info pages, not sales pages.
FYI – If you start your “review” with a promotional image talking bout “special deals” – I can tell you’re just trying to SELL it to me! Jeez people!
It was hard to find answers to questions I had about it – which is always frustrating. I spent hours doing my research (I always research before buying anything online.)
I found it hard to find simple things like:
How accurate are the preset cooking times? (Most are favorable, but if you like things crispy you’ll want to add 2-4 more minutes of cooking time)
How noisy is it? (the rotating basket is a little noisy but not that bad)
It took me a while just to dig up those answers. I will try and answer more questions you may have below so it’s easier for you, so keep reading…
So, I Bought The Power Air Oven Fryer. Here’s My Opinion:
After reading a few of the Amazon reviews and making sure I had enough room for it on my counter, I decided to buy one from Amazon, since they’re the cheapest price I could find.
2 days later (Amazon Prime + Ordering in the morning) it arrived and I set it up in my kitchen.
I must say that it comes with a manual – but the instructions/buttons are pretty easy to understand. WIthin 5 minutes I was ready to get cooking.
Also, favorably – it doesn’t take up a whole lot of room in your kitchen. A lot less than I expected, even. You can easily slide it into the corner of your counter, or if you have cupboard space, you can even store it in there.
Testing Out The Power Air Oven Fryer
After setting it up, I had a quick go to test it out.
What else could I start with but a household favorite? French Fries!
At first, I didn’t know what to expect, but as one reviewer on Amazon said – all I had to do was load the rotisserie basket with fries and press two buttons. Then it was time to wait.
One thing I will say – the fryer gets VERY hot while it’s cooking. You need to be careful when you take out what you’re cooking, and definitely don’t leave anything on top of or nearby the machine.
As high-tech as it looks, it’s still very much a fryer.
Anyway, a few minutes later the smell of cooking fries filled the air. My kids started making some noise. They were excited, and so was I.
Time to get serious…
My first meal with the Power Air Oven Fryer climber…
I’m more of a visual learner so I watched a Youtube video while waiting for my fries, just so I would get an idea of what sort of foods could be cooked.
Chicken, Fries, Sausages, Bacon – etc. It sort of reminds me of those little food displays you see in movie theatres or carnivals – and I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean it in a “I’m about to make a decision I’ll have to work off over the next few days” way.
Around 15 minutes later, my fries were done. And I must admit – they came out pretty freaking good. I kept a small portion going (one of my little ones likes tehm crispy) for a few more minutes, then served myself and my two kids.
Everyone enjoyed the meal – my son looked at the machine and asked me if we would be able to start making fries daily.
Haha. Absolutely not – it’s back to vegetables tomorrow.
But still, I must admit the first meal came out very good.
I’d only just started using the Power Air Oven Fryer and it had already made an impression on me and my son (my daughter ate the fries but wasn’t singing praises to the chef unfortunately).
I will say this – the fries, a brand we had been ordering forever, had a different sort of quality to them when they came out. Maybe my old fryer was simply that outdated, but there was a tangible improvement in the taste.
Later Recipes with the Oven Fryer: (UPDATED)
I will try and come back to this each week with new recipes and results.
- 3 Chicken thighs with skin, raw
- 3 Chicken legs with skin, raw
- 2 cup Flour, white
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 0.5 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup Buttermilk, whole
Selecting “chicken” on the oven fryer automatically sets the temperature and puts the time at 40 minutes.
I loved this! The outside of the chicken came out nice and crispy, but the inside was still juicy, rather than being dry. Pretty much everything I expected from a proper recipe.
The top rack turned out MUCH crispier than the other two racks – but all of the chicken was cooked to proper temperature. I think next time I’ll keep in mind that the heat distribution for the oven isn’t perfectly even – which can be a downside for many people.
Sausage and Peppers
- 3 Pre-made or store bought rolls
- 3 Italian sausages
- 1 Onion,sliced
- 2 clove garlic,minced
- 0.5 cup Tomato paste
- 1 ounce White wine
- Parsley, thyme and marjoram herb mix
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mozzarella cheese
- Place the Inner Pot into the Perfect Cooker.
- Combine all ingredients into the Inner Pot. Mix.
- Place the Lid on the Perfect Cooker. Lock in place and press down on the Cook Button.
- Once steam is produced, cook for additional 8-10 minutes.
This was OK – to be honest this was a completely new meal for me, not something that I normally make at all. But I think it came out fine.
Didn’t really blow me away, but I’m not the biggest fan of sausages anyway. Maybe my next recipe will be something I know and want to revamp. Until then…
OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THE OVEN FRYER
I am so glad I decided to buy this. So so so happy right now. It truly is an all-in-one cooking tool, easy to use multiple times in one day, and I feel like as long as you’re open to adapting, you’re going to get more than enough mileage out of it. My kids and husband are eating good because of it.
The only regret is not doing this a long time ago…
Heads up…I might be a little late with my update next week, I’m going away but will be back on Monday. Until then..