Updated: Nov 13, 2019
An absolutely superb deal
This was my first venture into air frying and I was very excited. I thought it was time to retire the old microwave since a mini convection oven would be less dangerous as well as eliminate any radio noise (meaning it won't interrupt bluetooth & wifi signals like microwaves do.)
This 12.6 quart air fryer seems like it would be big, but is way smaller and neater than expected which is nice. A plus is that it's only 5lbs so it truly is still portable. Setup was a breeze. All you have to do is slide in the rack and drip tray then you're good to go. It's a snug fit for the racks though and seems like it could potentially scrape metal off into food as you insert/remove accessories (which there are a lot of for the price!)
As far as accessories you get a baking cage for things like french fries as well as a frying basket which I guess would be for larger items like fish. You also get a skewer rack for rotisseries and a normal mesh metal basket. You also get handles for the baskets to load them in and pull them out without burning yourself. All in all a very good deal for the price since other ovens or large air fryers are close to $300 or more and don't even come with all these accessories.
I tried out all the accessories using pizza puffs for most and sausages for the skewers. The skewers were a bit hard to handle, they really need to find a way to lock the contraption you put together in place once you assemble it as it easily falls apart. Never the less I got it together and once in the oven they came out perfectly done, almost as if I fried them. They were especially juicy and flavorful as well. The oven is extremely easy to use and for those with the same questions I had, the oven goes up to 430 degrees, NOT just 390 as most of these air fryers say in their description.
The other accessories baked the pizza puffs almost perfectly too. All sides seemed to come out well, nothing was left untouched. I melted some cheese in the oven as well which at high temperatures turns into a perfect golden brown in some parts. There were no weird flavors or anything added by the oven, all in all a fantastic buy for anyone!
5 out of 5 stars
You can find the ChefWave 12.6 Quart Airfryer here: