CalmDo AF-120CD 12.7-Quart Air Fryer/Oven Review


CalmDo AF-120CD is a bit more advanced than your typical air fryer. Not only it can cook in temperatures ranging from 149°F to 392°F it also defrosts and dehydrates in temperatures from 86°F to 176°F. It also features 12.7 quart cooking capacity which is enough to cook for a family of 5 and comes with many accessories including rotisserie tong, rotisserie rod, rotisserie stand, oven rack, drip tray, skewer rotisserie, rotisserie cage, shallow mesh basket and two mesh trays.


Cooking

CalmDo AF-120CD cooks well. Food turns out evenly cooked and tasting delicious while being healthy since it doesn’t contain oil. This is not really surprising as this can be said about most air fryers (but definitely not all) and it really comes down to quality, features, accessories and price to find out which is the best model for your needs.

CalmDo AF-120CD heats up fast and doesn’t require pre-heating. It has 3 racks so you can cook different foods at same time.

One particularly cool thing about CalmDo AF-120CD is that it comes with rotating basket and other rotisserie accessories which allows you to cook without having to flip food midway through cooking cycle (like french fries). The large cooking area also allows you to cook 8-inch pizzas or 4-pound chicken.


Cleaning

CalmDo AF-120CD is easy to clean for the most part. Getting crumbs out of drip tray takes mere seconds. When it comes to cleaning accessories manufacturer tells to use nonabrasive soap and a nonmetallic sponge, there are no mentions about whether they are dishwasher safe in manual which likely indicates you shouldn’t wash them in one.


Controls

CalmDo AF-120CD is equipped with LCD display and 26 touch sensitive buttons (8 functions + 18 presets). Regular functions buttons are:

  • “Power/Start/Stop” button: Press it to turn air fryer on. Once it’s on press it second time to start cooking after you have selected desired settings. If you press it during cooking process will stop it and turn air fryer off.
  • “Menu“ button: Press to select desired function.
  • “Rotation“ button: Press this button when using any of the rotisserie accessories.
  • “Temperature control“ button: Pressing this button allows you to adjust cooking temperature using ”+” and ”-” buttons.
  • “Time control“ button: Pressing this button allows you to adjust cooking time using ”+” and ”-” buttons. Cooking time can be set from 1 to 90 minutes, defrosting from 5 to 90 minutes and dehydration from 1 to 24 hours.
  • “Internal light“ button: Press to turn cooking chamber light on or off.
  • “+“ button: Press to increase temperature or cooking time.
  • “-“ button: Press to decrease temperature or cooking time.


Presets

CalmDo AF-120CD has 18 presets:

  • ”Chips/Fries” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 392°F
    • Default Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • ”Steak/Chops” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 356°F
    • Default Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • ”Fish” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 329°F
    • Default Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • ”Shrimp” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 320°F
    • Default Cooking time: 12 minutes
  • ”Pizza” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 356°F
    • Default Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • ”Defrost” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 122°F
    • Default Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • ”Wings” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 356°F
    • Default Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • ”Cake” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 320°F
    • Default Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • ”Vegetables” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 320°F
    • Default Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • ”Cookies” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 320°F
    • Default Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • ”Chicken (pieces)” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 365°F
    • Default Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • ”Bake” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 320°F
    • Default Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • ”Rotisserie” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 374°F
    • Default Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • ”Dehydrate” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 86°F
    • Default Cooking time: 2 hours
    • Note: Dehydration time can be adjusted from 1 to 24 hours.
  • ”Reheat” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 239°F
    • Default Cooking time: 12 minutes
  • ”Sausage” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 392°F
    • Default Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • ”Nuts” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 320°F
    • Default Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • ”Lamb” preset
    • Default Cooking Temperature: 356°F
    • Default Cooking time: 25 minutes


Features

Door is transparent and detachable (to make cleaning interior easier). CalmDo AF-120CD is ETL and FDA certified.


Size

CalmDo AF-120CD 12.7QT air fryer measures 12.8 inches wide by 12.8 inches deep by 14.2 inches high.


Conclusions

CalmDo AF-120CD cooks well but there are plenty of other air fryers that can do just that. What makes it truly stand out among competition is multitude of cooking modes, cooking accessories it comes with and large cooking capacity. Only minor thing you can complain about that really doesn’t matter that much is that most air fryers can cook in temperatures up to 400°F with some even up to 450°F whereas maximum temperature for AF-120CD is 392°F.



CalmDo AF-120CD 12.7-Quart Air Fryer/Oven Specifications:

  • Voltage: 110V
  • Power: 1500W
  • Frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Capacity: 12.7 quarts
  • Temperature range: 86°F to 392°F
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 12.8” x 12.8” x 14.2”
  • Certifications:
    • ETL
    • FDA
  • Manufacturer description: CalmDo 12.7 Quarts Air Fryer Oven Combo That Also Works As Convection Toaster And Food Dehydrator With 10 Accessories & Recipes Included. Features 18 Functions to Fry, Roast, Dehydrate, Bake, Reheat And More!
  • Accessories:
    • 1 x Rotisserie tong
    • 1 x Rotisserie rod
    • 1 x Rotisserie stand
    • 1 x Oven rack
    • 1 x Drip tray
    • 1 x Skewer rotisserie
    • 1 x Rotisserie cage
    • 1 x Shallow mesh basket
    • 2 x Mesh tray




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