Once the first air fryer was put on the market, competition began for building a cheaper, better air fryer. Many different companies have tried to provide a better model than others, at a more affordable price. This particular air fryer costs about $110, quite a bit less than the average for air fryers. So, how does this GoWise USA air fryer stack up against competitors? This review will tell you.
Appearance and Design
This air fryer looks nice. It is white and color and will blend in to most kitchen decors. It also has a sleek appearance. Its shape is somewhat egg-like, which is trendy in its own unique way.
This is not the most durable air fryer on the market. Over time, the parts begin to loosen. This makes it hard to pull out the basket. Over time, the door will loosen as well. If this breaks and cannot shut, the fryer will not start. This can happen in 1-2 years with moderate use, so that is definitely a disappointment. This is a category where you get what you pay for.
Ease of Cooking
This air fryer comes with 8 different pre-sets, including chicken, steak, fish, shrimp, meat, warm-up, chips, and cake. This makes it very easy to learn how to cook with the fryer and gives it a lower learning curve than some other fryers.
This fryer also has a few safety procedures in place that makes it easier (and safer) to cook with. This includes automatic shut off, automatic standby mode, and overheat protection. It also comes with a digital display that is very easy to use.
One downside is that there is only a frying basket included with the fryer. You can purchase a separate pan for baking or find one that fits inside of the fry basket, but this is an extra cost.
This is advertised as being 9 ½ inches wide. However, this is only at the very bottom of the product and its design actually makes it 11 inches wide when it sits on the counter top. This is still small enough to fit on most counters if you use it frequently though, which is a plus.
The inside is about average sized for an air fryer. It can cook appetizers for 4-5 people and meals for 1-2 people at one time.
For the most part, the GoWise USA 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer is easy to clean. However, if you burn or stick food to the basket or the surrounding area, it is very difficult to clean. You cannot scour because it could cause damage to the non-stick surface, so you have to soak it until it can come clean. If there is significant burning, then you may even need to soak for a few days. Fortunately, if you monitor (you don’t have to hover, just check back every few minutes) what you are cooking and clean the fryer regularly.
Quality of Food
The quality of food that you get with this air fryer depends on the amount of time you put into your food and how quickly you learn to use the machine. It can be easy to get discourage at first if your recipes do not work out, but once you figure it out, foods made in the fryer are delicious. Some of the best-tasting foods include left-over pizza, French fries, and chicken wings. Leftover pizza gets crisped nicely, French fries are soft on the inside and have a good crunch on the outside and the chicken wings are juicy on the inside with crispy skin on the outside. If you really want a better deep fried flavor, try adding a bit of oil on the outside of whatever you are eating.
This air fryer is an excellent choice for a starter air fryer. Once you learn cook times, the many pre-sets make it easy to cook healthy and delicious foods. This does not offer the durability of some of the other models, which is why it is a great fryer to try out. If you find that an air fryer is an appliance that you need in your kitchen, you can purchase a more durable, long-lasting fryer.