Power AirFryer 360 Review – Is It Worth It?
The Power AirFryer 360 is a combination cooking device that promises to replace all sorts of tools in your kitchen, from your microwave to your air fryer, toaster, slow cooker, convection oven, pizza oven, dehydrator, and more. With 12 pre-programmed settings in all, this all-in-one unit has a lot going for it on the surface.
According to the product’s website, the Power AirFryer 360 has a capacity of 930 cubic inches, which is enough space to hold a 12” pizza or a 10 pound whole chicken. The full dimensions of the brushed stainless steel device are 19" x 15" x 9.5", and it features a total power output of 1500 watts.
The Power AirFryer 360 has a slew of helpful functions designed to make cooking easier and more intuitive, including custom toasting settings to refine your desired level of doneness, memory features to save your last-used settings, and several trays and accessories for cooking different types of food on the fly.
In order to determine if the Power AirFryer 360 delivers on the promise of being an all-in-one kitchen powerhouse, let’s next delve into how the product actually works in practice. From there, we’ll take a look at the various functions included, and why you might use each of them.
How The Power AirFryer 360 Works
According to the product’s commercial, the Power AirFryer 360’s highly versatile range of functions are made possible by its “Quick Cook Turbo Heat Technology,” which the manufacturer claims can cook food with a gust of heated air. In addition, the company says that foods cooked with the product’s five core heating elements have up to 70% less calories from fat compared to deep fried fast food.
Essentially, when using the Power AirFryer 360, you’ll select an option using the built-in LCD screen on the device itself. In total, there are 12 different functions to choose from:
- Air fry
- Slow Cook
Each of these modes are designed for a specific purpose, and some require the use of various included accessories such as the drip tray, rotisserie spit, baking pan, pizza rack, and crisper tray.
Having the ability to toast, bake, dehydrate, and slow cook foods all in the same device is convenient to say the least, but it’s clear that the air frying function takes center stage here. Again, the company claims that the Power AirFryer 360 is capable of producing classic fried foods that contain up to 70% less calories than if they were made in a conventional deep fryer, but is this what you can really expect in practice? Let’s briefly explore the health implications of using an air fryer below.
Is Cooking With An Air Fryer Healthier Than Oil Frying?
According to Healthline, cooking foods with an air fryer may indeed be healthier than using a deep fryer in several different ways. Essentially, the idea is that while a conventional fryer requires up to 3 cups of oil depending upon the recipe, air fryers commonly need as little as a single tablespoon. That’s 50 times less oil on average, and several studies have linked vegetable oils to a wide variety of adverse health conditions.
To hammer home the point, a comparative study was done which centered around french fries cooked in both an air fryer and a conventional deep fryer. The study concluded that the final product from the air fryer contained significantly less fat but retained most of its color and moisture.
So, it seems likely based on the evidence that using an air fryer may be healthier overall than other methods of frying your favorite foods. Despite this, it’s important to keep in mind that fried foods are still fried foods at the end of the day. Eating these sorts of foods in general has been linked to increased health risks, including serious issues such as heart failure. A policy of eating fried foods in moderation only may end up being the healthiest decision overall for you and your family.
Power AirFryer 360 Pricing & Return Policy Details
As of this writing, you have several options for ordering the Power AirFryer 360. You can place an order both over the phone and through the main product website. Whichever you choose, you’ll have two payment methods to choose from; a one-time purchase of $199.96, or four equal payments of $49.99.
In addition, there are two optional purchases that you can choose from; an accessory kit and an extended 6-year warranty. The accessory kit will cost you an additional $39.96 and includes the following:
- 1 Rotisserie Carving Stand
- 2 Additional Crisper Trays
- 1 Additional Pizza Rack
As for the extended warranty, it will cost $30, and covers all of the following:
- Accidental damage
- Power surges
- General wear and tear
Apart from this premium option, the standard warranty included with the Power AirFryer 360 offers a 60-day money back guarantee, minus any shipping and handling fees involved with sending the product back.
Power AirFryer 360 Vs The Competition
Taken at face value, the Power AirFryer 360 seems to have an edge over many other products in that it consolidates so many different functions into one compact design. That said, are there any other devices like it on the market today?
Based on our research, it looks as though there are in fact a multitude of air fryer products that also include a slew of secondary functions. A quick search on Google or Amazon reveals many such products–some at similar price points to the Power AirFryer 360, and some that can be found for cheaper overall.
From what we encountered during our search, the Power AirFryer 360’s most unique selling point is its highly versatile and spacious design. Many of the competing air fryer products we found did not include the space or ability to slow cook or dehydrate foods.
That said, because we encountered such a wide variety of different products, all with unique functions and designs, we’d recommend taking your time and reviewing all of the options before making a final decision on which model is right for you.
The Bottom Line: Is The Power AirFryer 360 Worth It?
We’ve learned the the Power AirFryer 360 includes a wide variety of functions geared toward making it a one-stop-shop for your cooking needs. The device has enough space to fit a meal for the entire family, and includes an assortment of accessories designed to help enhance your experience and ease the process of making your favorite fried foods at home.
We’ve also learned that, as the manufacturer claimed, cooking food using an air fryer can indeed be a healthier option for your family than conventional deep frying–to a point. Taken together, it would seem that the Power AirFryer 360 represents a solid choice for those looking for a flexible, all-in-one frying device for their home.
With that said, we also found that there are many different devices with similar functions available online. Ultimately, it will likely come down to choosing the product that includes the most features relevant to your needs, as well as considering the amount of space you have to spare in your kitchen. If you decide to give the Power AirFryer 360 a go, keep in mind that you have 60 days to decide if it’s right for you or not.
Have you used the Power AirFryer 360? Let us know your thoughts on it below!
7 out 8 people found this review helpful
Don't do it - keeping not good - returning even worse
Wife drank the kool-aid off the TV pitch and ordered it without my reading the fine print.
We didn't like it for the following reasons:
1) Air fry, the main reason for buying, takes way too long for simple items like a frozen chicken patty - it's a BIG oven - so it heats up the kitchen almost as much as turning on the range oven because air frying a small item in such a big oven is way too inefficient (yes, I could have used the toaster-oven setting but that wasn't the point).
2) Heat - WAY too much heat leaks out of bottom towards the counter. Over time this would ruin the bond to counter of the Formica on our countertop.
Aside from the unit having a real cheap China feel, the reasons above were enough to decide to return. Cost to return $67 via USPS, and that doesn't include the eventual "Processing and Handling" charge that will be tacked on. Oh - and the wife also bought into a 6-year protection plan. Who out there believes this company will be around in 6 years? Note - they didn't use the word "warranty."
So, $210 for the deluxe package with 3 baskets, rotisserie, baking pan, including the 6-year "protection plan" and though I don't know yet what the "Processing and Handling" charge will be (aka re-stocking charge), my guess it is $30, making our loss about half the cost of purchase.
AND...when calling and asking for RMA, they have the twisted notion to see if you want to save money on returning by gifting it to someone else. Really? If I don't want it because it sucks, why would I give it to someone else unless I didn't like them?
At the end of the day, the best approach may be to donate to Goodwill and claim the $200 on the tax return.
Lesson: READ the details! Think about what happens if it isn't what you hoped it was. BTW, you can get this unit at Sam's Club and Sam's will let you return it at no cost to you.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
42 out 49 people found this review helpful
Don't pay for a name!
Works well, but SPIT is a badly designed embarrassment. Does NOT rotate, but simply tumbles around. Don't pay for a fancy logo and make "him" a lot fatter! Made in China of course. Sad.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend