Pressure Air Fryer by Emeril Lassage Reviews - Is It Worth it?

By Mary Ivanov
HighYa Staff
Published on: May 15, 2019

By combining the speed pressure cooking offers and the “guilt free crunch and crisp of air frying,” the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer is a stainless steel versatile 12-in-1 air fryer and oven.

A dual-lid works by the first lid acting as the pressure cooker, while the second lid features a “turbo air fan” with a heating component that fries food with “superheated air.”

Represented by Emeril Lagasse, who is an award winning famous chef and TV personality, this Pressure Air Fryer is a new version of the various “As Seen On TV” products, under Tristar Products, a 25-year old company.

Using the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer can be a good option for family meals, as you simply load in the ingredients and the cooker automatically goes into the “keep warm” mode once the food is ready.

It also has 44 presets for a variety of meals and is free from “non-stick” chemicals like PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), aka Teflon & PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid).

Once you are done using the Pressure Air Fryer, you turn it off and unplug it and then you load the cooking pot into the dishwasher, or wash it by hand.

As we examine the Emeril Pressure AIr Fryer, we will consider it as a family-friendly option for healthier meals that are quick to prepare.

How Much Does The Pressure Fryer Cost?

You can buy the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer 6QT for $119.97 or three payments of $39.99 plus $19.99 S&H on the fryer’s official website,

You also have the 8 QT option for $147.97 or three payments of $39.99 plus $19.99 in shipping charges.

Your purchase includes the following:

  • Pressure air fryer unit
  • Pressure cook lid
  • Air fry lid
  • Stainless steel mesh basket
  • Stainless steel airflow stacking rack
  • Stainless steel pot
  • Recipe book

If you upgrade to the Deluxe Accessory Kit for $39.96 it includes a glass lid, steam basket, springform pan and a baking pan.

The website also offers a 6-Year Protection Plan, which is an additional $30 and covers not only accidents but also the usual wear and tear of the equipment. Also, there is a 60-day money-back guarantee on all purchases.

How The Pressure Air Fryer Compares To Other Air Fryers

The Emeril Pressure Air Fryer is one option among many other air fryers. One example is the The Power Air Fryer XL whose listed price for the larger eight quart size was $159.99 at the time of writing.

The Power Air Fryer XL comes in two size options: six or eight quarts. It is a 7-in-1 cooker as well as a dehydrator and rotisserie, which offers 360-degree air circulation.

The items included are:

  • 3 air-flow racks
  • 10 stainless-steel skewers
  • XL rotating mesh basket
  • Rotating rotisserie spit
  • Oil drip tray
  • Three recipe books

Reviewers on Amazon rate this product with an average of 3.8 stars, with positive feedback stating it was “super easy to use and clean up,” a “great product,” and the “food tasted amazing.”

On the other hand, many recent comments were fairly negative, claiming the air fryer was “poorly designed,” “cook times are longer than stated,” and even that it, “suddenly stopped working.”

People also pointed out that there is only a 60-day warranty, which for certain customers the air fryer broke outside of this window of time and so they lost the warranty and their money.

Another option is the Cosori Air Fryer, which was $119.99 for the 5.8-quarts size on at the time of writing.

It’s a square design versus the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer’s round shape. It features an LED touchscreen and a 5.8-quart capacity, which can serve three to five people It also comes in a smaller and cheaper 3.7-quart size.

The Cosori Air Fryer comes with a detachable fry basket and pot, free from BFOA and BPA, and is safe for the dishwasher. The fryer comes with a recipe book, too.

It is highly rated on Amazon with an average rating of 4.7 stars, calling it a “beautifully designed,” “awesome air fryer,” and “extremely accurate.”

A few people said they were disappointed with the product and it smells of “burning plastic” when working.

The Cosori Air Fryer comes with a 90-day money back guarantee, as well as a 2-year warranty, which many people found generous compared to other such products.

The warranty was a big bonus on the Cosori Air Fryer and the reviews were elaborate in praise of this product. Conversely, the Power Air Fryer XL had more than a few negative aspects, a main complaint being that the money-back guarantee seemed “hidden” and not long enough.

When compared to the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer, the Power Air Fryer XL and the Cosori Air Fryer produce the same kind of beneficial results of frying food without the use of excess oil, thus cutting the calories from fat by a good amount.

The main difference is simply the fact that the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer combines the added pressure cooking aspect whereas the competing brands are only an air fryer.

Pros And Cons Of Air Fryers

There are many benefits with using a air fryer compared to a traditional deep fryer, foremost being that the smoke element is contained because of the air-tight closings on air fryers. A few more notable benefits are listed below.

One of the phrases that stands out with the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer is that it makes fried food without the “guilt.”

The Cosori Air Fryer specifically advertises that by using their air fryer you get “85% less fat,” as opposed to deep frying, while keeping the “crunch” people so enjoy in fried food.

According to Carrie Forrest, MPH, who is the Creator of Clean Eating Kitchen, air fryers’ strengths also include convenience, because, “you don’t have to heat up your entire oven, so it’s more energy efficient,” and “it re-heats food so wonderfully without the sogginess you would get with a microwave.”

On the other hand, Forrest adds that, “you can’t make everything in an air-fryer, it’s really only good for baking.”

And though you can make decent sized meals from three to five people, an air fryer cannot contain as much food as a conventional oven.

Additionally, eating from an air fryer does not mean that you are eating a nutritious meal, even if it does cut fat. You do still need to be mindful of eating a balanced diet.

With the many benefits an air fryer can provide with being a versatile “guilt-free” alternative to deep frying food, it is important to also eat conscientiously despite the air fryers convenience.

Our Conclusions About the Pressure Air Fryer

After considering the possibilities and different aspects that the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer presents, it seems like a great appliance to have at your disposal.

Reviews of similar air fryers varied in positive and negative feedback, with the Cosori Air Fryer being a bit better received by Amazon customers than the Power Air Fryer XL.

With a heightened recognition of the need to eat better, air fryers are a healthy alternative to food preparations that require a lot of oil and additionally can release strong odors in the home. An air fryer also makes clean up a lot easier.

The Emeril Pressure Air Fryer can be a good tool for a variety of reasons, with the plethora of presets for different kinds of meals. It is also unique in not only being an air fryer, but also works as a pressure cooker, which makes meal preparation more versatile than what you’d get with only an air fryer.

Read 6 Pressure Air Fryer by Emeril Lassage Customer Reviews and Complaints

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Average Customer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 1 4 star: 0 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  5
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Disappointed

    • By Rebecca L.,
    • Utah,
    • Mar 7, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    I saw the TV presentation and thought the Emeril Pressure Cooker/Air Fryer would be great for quick meals. I've tried to cook in it twice and both times there is a strange odor that is not appetizing at all. This doesn't even address the hard to read directions in the few recipes that are included. I am a plain cook, not a chef that uses all those fancy recipes, and I have no way to find out how to cook just plain food. There are other websites but the directions don't apply to this machine. A lot of money for grief!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Piece of junk

    • By Robert N.,
    • Selinsgrove, PA,
    • Feb 13, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    We used this thing one time and could not use it again. We followed instructions fully and pressed all the buttons to start but LID light kept coming on. We made sure lid was on correctly but to no avail. Will never use again, a piece of junk, will set it out for yard sale or take to the dump.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


    • By Carmen V.,
    • Hallandale, FL,
    • Dec 30, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I got this product with high expectations of enjoying all the features. Short after opening the box, I got very disappointed to find out that the air fryer accessories are not included and not mentioned in the box.

    I feel cheated to buy a product that needs accessories to make it work as intended.

    Shame on Mr. Lassage and his business.

    I will not but his product again.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Huge disappointment

    • By Melissa C.,
    • San Antonio, TX,
    • Dec 28, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Bought this for my daughter for Christmas. We used it to make chicken legs one night in the air fryer. Ok. Then used to make turkey legs. Unit quit before the timer was off and wouldn’t turn back on. Waited an hour to see if it was ever heated. Nothing. Will attempt to take back to Sam's where I bought it. I’ll let you know. She wants to try another one. We shall see.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Unsatisfied with customer service return

    • By Jeffrey H.,
    • Hanover, PA,
    • Nov 14, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Ordered the pressure cooker/air fryer. Very unhappy with the way it was advertised. It did not meet the expectations of its advertisement. Should not have to be responsible for return shipping on a product that did not meet the product advertisement. Customer service not willing to work with me in order to cover the cost to send back, very disappointed!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Great!

    • By Victor T.,
    • Ohio,
    • Aug 15, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    This product does exactly what it says. Instructions are easy to understand. This is a lifesaver, truly healthy eating. I just got mine yesterday! No odors in the house. No smoke in the house and it looks great!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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