COSORI CS358-AF Smart Air Fryer Oven 5.8QT Review

Smart air fryer ovens are becoming ever more so popular. One of the appeals is their efficiency – they are super simple to use and cooks food deliciously with perfect crispness and without being saturated in grease. However health benefits are even more important as you don’t have to use cooking oil (but you can add small amounts if you want to) which not only dramatically increase calories but also is linked to increased chance of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. This is where COSORI CS358-AF smart air fryer oven comes – it’s one of the more popular recently released models with basket capacity of 5.8 quarts.


Cooking

Before you start cooking with COSORI CS358-AF you have to preheat it (if it’s not already warmed). Just turn on the air fryer oven, press “Preheat” oven, adjust temperature and press “Start/Pause” button. Heat cycle for temperatures 330°F / 166°C or below lasts 3 minutes, 340°F to 370°F (171°C to 188°C) 4 minutes and 380°F to 400°F (193°C to 204°C) 5 minutes. Once preheat cycle is done air fryer oven will beep 3 times.

Is preheating necessary? Yes and no. Technically you can still cook without doing preheating, however food won’t turn out as tasty or crisp. That’s why you definitely shouldn’t skip it.

Once COSORI CS358-AF is warm you can either choose a preset or adjust temperature and time of your liking.

So how is the food made with COSORI CS358-AF? Pretty good, it’s up there with the best. It’s healthy, very delicious and has about perfect crispness to it. So from cooking perspective it’s amazing!


Presets

COSORI CS358-AF has 10 presets (excluding “Preheat” and ”Keep Warm”):

  • Steak
    • Temperature: (400°F / 204°C)
    • Default time: 6 minutes
  • Chicken
    • Temperature: (380°F / 193°C)
    • Default time: 23 minutes
  • Seafood
    • Temperature: (350°F / 177°C)
    • Default time: 8 minutes
  • Shrimp
    • Temperature: (370°F / 188°C)
    • Default time: 6 minutes
  • Bacon
    • Temperature: (320°F / 160°C)
    • Default time: 8 minutes
  • Frozen foods
    • Temperature: (380°F / 193°C)
    • Default time: 8 minutes
  • French Fries
    • Temperature: (380°F / 193°C)
    • Default time: 25 minutes
  • Toast
    • Temperature: (320°F / 160°C)
    • Default time: 8 minutes
  • Bake
    • Temperature: (300°F / 149°C)
    • Default time: 35 minutes

Presets work well so most of the time there’s no need to choose temperature and time on yourself. Foods which is put in multiple layers (shrimp, frozen foods, french fries and vegetables) require shaking to be evenly cooked. These presets have “Shake” alarm – the smart air fryer oven will beep 5 times or warn you through VeSync app that’s compatible with smartphones, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.


VeSync app

VeSync app allows you to remotely control and monitor smart air fryer. It cannot however start cooking process for safety reasons, you will still have to press the button of air fryer yourself.


Control panel

COSORI CS358-AF smart air fryer oven has LCD display that shows multitude of information including selected temperature and cooking time. It also has previously mentioned 12 preset button and 6 control buttons:

  • “-“: Used for decreasing time or temperature.
  • “+”: Used for increasing time or temperature.
  • “Temp/Time”: Switch between adjusting time and temperature.
  • “Shake”: Turns on/off shake notifications.
  • “On/Off”: Turns air fryer on or off”
  • Start/Pause”: Starts or pauses cooking process when pressed.


Baskets

Baskets are nonstick yet free of PFOA and BPA. They are easily removable and dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.


Conclusions

COSORI CS358-AF is a great air fryer. If its functionality, price and size satisfies you then it’s very likely the air fryer you are looking for!




COSORI CS358-AF Smart Air Fryer Oven 5.8QT Specifications:

  • Voltage/Frequency: AC 120V, 60Hz
  • Rated power: 1,700W
  • Basket capacity: 5.8 quarts (5.5 liters)
  • Temperature range: 170°F to 400°F (77°C to 204°C)
  • Time range: 1 to 60 min
  • Basket dimensions: 9” x 9” x 3.75”
  • Dimensions: 11.8” x 13.8” x 12.6” / 30 x 35 x 32 cm
  • Weight: 12.3 lbs / 5.6 kg
  • Package Contents:
    • 1 x Smart 5.8-Quart Air Fryer
    • 1 x Recipe book
    • 1 x Quick Reference manual
    • 1 x User manual




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