You’ll love how easy it is to use the Cosori air fryer max xl, you just pull it out of the box, and it’s ready to go. Also, the preset settings mean that you don’t have to calculate time or temperature. This air fryer will automatically shut off after 3 minutes of inactivity.
Any lingering “new product” smells should be long gone after a use or two, and should definitely not get in the way of a good cooking experience.
Pro Tip: Before the initial use, run the unit on preheat to clear any smells. If you find the unit still smells, wash the baskets in a vinegar-water solution, followed by warm water and dish soap.
The beginning of the video below does show you how to use the vinegar method the simplest way.
Video: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Air Frying
The detachable basket and pan are all that need cleaning in soapy water before adding food. It does get a little warm on the outside but not hot like an oven. As for noise, you can hear the air moving, but I wouldn’t call it noisy.
The air fryer baskets are coated with BPA-free Teflon. As long as the baskets are washed with non-abrasive sponges, the non-stick coating should not peel. Also, be careful with metal utensils.
If you are finding that the coating has started to come off, call Cosori, they have great customer service. They’ll make it right for you and you’ll be air-frying in no time.
Cosori air fryer max xl has 11 useful features: Steak, Chicken, Seafood, Shrimp, Bacon, Frozen Foods, French Fries, Vegetables, Root Vegetables, Desserts, Bread, plus 2 handy functions Preheat, and Keep Warm
The Cosori air fryer produces crispy results in less time than a conventional oven and includes a shake reminder function. Preheat the air fryer before adding your ingredients for improved texture
Create all your favorite dishes with less oil in less time. The Cosori air fryer cooks food quickly with a reduced amount of oil and fumes that come with traditional deep frying. They do have a smaller version but we find this size is good especially if you get visitors.
Whether your food is fresh or frozen, you can air fry chicken wings, chicken breast, sweet potatoes, steak, fresh fries, and many more at the touch of a button. When you’re done, cleanup is just as easy with nonstick and dishwasher-safe baskets.
Prior to cooking, you should run the air fryer on a preheat cycle of 400 deg. F for 5 minutes to eliminate any possible manufacturing or electrical residue.
If you are calorie and fat content conscious, to lightly coat your foods when cooking use a pressurized oil sprayer can that’s specifically for spraying olive oil, it works much better at spraying everything evenly than using other methods.
Even when owning the 5.8 QT, you have to get used to cooking in batches. Example: If you want to make four chicken fried steaks, there is only room for two. Not a big deal. You just have to cook in batches.
The description says it’s dishwasher safe, but you can also just wash it in the sink because there’s nothing ever dried on and stuck to it. You can put a little soap on it, and it’s clean and ready for your next recipe.
Cosori Air Fryer Recipes
The cookbook that comes with the Cosori air fryer max xl, is full of pictures. It also has more than 100 pages of recipes.
For example, you’ll find recipes for strawberry cream scones, stuffed french toast, BBQ bacon, ribeye, meatballs, fried chicken, crab cakes, wings, french fries, cheddar buttermilk biscuits, orange cranberry muffins, etc. You would be lost without the cookbook.
It also tells you exactly which button to push on the air fryer too, so you’re learning about how to use your air fryer while you’re actually cooking instead of having to read an instruction manual cover to cover before you even have enough confidence to cook something.
What’s the difference between this model and the newer model?
The Cosori air fryer max xl has 11 presets and is easier to use, while the stainless steel air fryer only has 9 presets and the control panel is also different and less easy to use. This air fryer doesn’t include any accessories but the stainless steel air fryer comes with 1 dual-layer rack and 5 skewers.
One negative about the Cosori air fryer max xl is the temperature/time that is shared by one button. If you have a recipe that calls for you to adjust the temperature and/or time, you have to toggle the button.
It starts with temperature, so if you need to change how long to keep something in, you hit the temperature/time button again. It’s easy to hit the time when you mean temp and vice versa.
Another con we don’t like is that it doesn’t remember the last temperature/time used, the quirk causing you to have to input them again.
The air fryer cuts off when you pull the basket out, just as it should so it’s not running while there’s nothing in the bottom. When you pop the basket back in, it does continue with the cooking.
When you turn it on to cook a new recipe, it defaults back to the original temperature and time settings, not what you last had on there. It would be nice if it remembered what your setting was 5 minutes before.
For example when you have to cook in batches or use your own personal recipes to make sure chicken or hamburger meat doesn’t get dried out. You have to reconfigure the settings again.
However, both the time/temp button being shared and the air fryer not remembering your last time/temperature, are extremely minor downsides.
Cosori Air Fryer Tips
Don’t shake the basket with the base on! It has a nonstick surface, not a smash-proof surface. When you shake your food, the basket taps the inside base and will make a scratch on the inside base. So, just disconnect the basket then shake.
Don’t press the buttons rapidly as they won’t take input very quickly.
Preheat the air fryer before adding your ingredients for improved texture. Preheating is absolutely necessary unless you like very badly fried food. Some foods don’t react like you think they would to the massive amount of air circulation and you get a kind of staleness or dryness.
Cosori Air Fryer Max XL Warranty
Please note: You have to register to capture the extra year warranty.
The full warranty for this item is two years. You get one year warranty at purchase and another year only if you register on their site. Confirmed by warranty support.
If you initiate a return after the 30-day return window they will issue a return label, less the cost of shipping, refund less the shipping is all that can be done because it is after the 30-day return window. Amazon is limited to the policy.
The Customer Support Team is available to assist you from 9 am–5 pm PST/PDT. Call (888) 402-1684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
The Cosori air fryer max xl is awesome and it’s great for a family of three. There are so many benefits! Easy to use, touch screen, sleek design, the programmed options, ease of cleaning, the safety button on the basket, just to name a few.
The ‘Keep Warm’ feature is going to be a real help to you if your work hours aren’t stable! You may wonder how you lived without it.
It works really well overall and it’s far less messy than an actual grease deep fryer and uses less oil. If your time is valuable the Cosori air fryer will cut way back in your kitchen without sacrificing meal quality. In fact, you might be eating better and healthier!
If you have a smaller, less versatile like Phillip’s air fryer, you can use it for things like fries or potatoes, while using this one for the main items.
There you have it – Everything you need to make your favorite fried foods on your new air fryer with the same crispy, delicious flavor using little to no oil.
Overall: It turns on easily, cooks quickly, and clean-up is a breeze. No mess in the kitchen. Creates fabulous dishes without sacrificing meal quality.