Whatever you can deep fry, you can air fry. The Bella Pro Series 6-qt. Digital Air Fryer provides a healthy alternative to traditional deep frying. Thoughtfully designed with sleek touch-activated illumination and matte finish with gold accents, this air fryer preheats food up to 50% faster than a traditional oven with a 5-lb. food capacity ideal for serving 6-8 people. The adjustable thermostat control heats up to 400°F, and the 60-minute automatic shutoff timer allows for convenient, stress free cooking.
Great air fryer, I've usually seen them with a circular shape, but this one has more of a squarish shape. It has lots of space to fry large food items. I was able to fit 4 large chicken breasts and they all came nice and crispy! You can also fit an up to 9' pizza. I'm pretty sure a small/medium sized whole chicken will fit in there too. It has a large display and several 1 tab functions. Apart from air frying, one can also roast, broil, reheat and keep warm items. It heats up faster than an oven, saving you money on your power bill. The bottom grill pan can be put in a dishwasher, but I would not recommend it, it has some small little plastic tabs on the sides that keep it in place when in the fryer and one came out when I put it in the dishwasher and I had to look for it. After that, I found that hand washing is better and very easy, as the grill has a non stick coating. Other than that, the fryer has been perfect for me and would recommend it to anyone looking to still indulge with fried foods, but in a healthy way!Oct 18, 2020 19:09
This is the best air fryer we have ever bought. The cooking area is a large size. It’s not very loud at all and it was a great upgrade from the ninja that we used to have.Mar 05, 2021 19:27
I really enjoyed this air fryer, until I washed the grill part in the dishwasher. The coating completely disintegrated and rusted. I really hope they fix this issue. Otherwise, its functions great, just hate using it with the grill but that's the only option!Nov 05, 2020 19:43
6qt size is small enough to fit on the counter yet big enough to prepare small meals. Can fit 10- 12 chicken wings, or a small basket of fries.
Perfect for making a meal for 1-2 without needing to use the oven. Easy to clean as well.Dec 06, 2020 21:01
It worked well to make chicken wings on my first use, but then I washed the crisping tray with a normal kitchen sponge and the “non stick coating” came off most of the tray. Still waiting to hear back from the manufacturer.Nov 06, 2020 21:57
This was my first air fryer. It was on sale, along with several other models, in black friday. I opted for this on because of its larger size. Fast forward about 3 weeks, and about 5 or 6 uses, and the "non stick" coating had already started to flake off. About a week after that, the cooking grid is rusting. This has definitely been a disappointment. I did enjoy using it before this happened, though it did seem to run pretty hot. A few recipes I tried had to be toned down a bit because I kept burning the food I was cooking. I wouldn't recommend this product... I will be contacting someone about replacing this thing, or refunding my money. It's pretty disappointing because I can't get the other models on discount now, because I chose this one. Now this crappy website isn't letting me upload the real bad picture, for some reason. Do not buy this piece of junk...Dec 24, 2020 23:33
Less fat, less oil, be healthy, buy this. I’m trying to explore moreOct 17, 2021 04:40
It seems like the trend in home appliances these days is to try packing so much into a single product that you wouldn't dare go anywhere else for your cooking needs--you need a blender, here's one that also warms soup and makes ice cream--want a slow cooker for chili, sure, but have you thought about one that does pressure cooking and baking, as well? I get the all-in-one toaster, broiler, griddle, coffee-pot combo for a dorm room or tiny apartment, but the results from these Franken-appliances are usually mixed--one or two functions might come off well, but on the whole, it's jack-of-all-trades but master of none. Not so with the Bella Pro...we've been putting this latest air fryer through its paces over the past 2 weeks and we haven't hit a stinker yet.
The touch-screen model was an upgrade for us over the much smaller and much simpler analog dial-based model we've been using for the past year, and while the touch-screen controls are indeed a nice-to-have, it's the performance that has blown us away. The biggest draw here is obviously the air fryer--a massive 6-quart metal drawer will handily fry up enough tater tots, fries, chicken wings or onion rings to feed a family of 4-6 easily, and it's no joke that it will do it in at least 1/2 the time of a regular oven. But what we like even more than the speedy cooking time are how the foods taste when they're done. We started the first few days cooking a few items side-by-side, a few in the oven, a few in the fryer. Wings, fries and tots from the fryer were noticeably crisper and flavorful without drying out or coming up burned on one side or another like they did sitting in a pan in the oven. From there we moved on to some of the other functions, including dehydrating...which, honestly, we never really thought that much about before. We reduced 9 big apples into a shockingly small pan of dried apple rings and the end results were as satisfying and tasty as anything we might buy in the store (quick tip: soak your fruit in a little water mixed with a small amount of citric acid to keep the fruits from browning as they dry). Dehydrating time can be adjusted to create anything from chewy dried fruits to legit fruit chips, just like the store-bought kind, and the great part is that when you pull the drawer out to check on the food's progress, it immediately resumes where it left off once the drawer is back in place without any intervention or button pushes from you (no pausing or resuming necessary!). Then we popped in a slice of pizza to see how that did at warming it back up after a few nights in the fridge. While we'll need to adjust the time to a bit less than the default 8 minutes (the one slice pictured below turned out a bit darker than we typically care to see), it definitely warmed it back up without turning rubbery or even hard in some spots as we've often experienced with microwave reheating. Hopefully you can see from the image we've attached that you can probably reheat 2-3 good sized slices given the size of the cooking drawer.
Cleanup is a snap with only two real parts to clean--the metal frying drawer, and the lift-out crisping tray. Preset menu options provide predetermined temperature and cooking time combinations for Air Frying, Roasting, Broiling, Baking, Reheating, Keep Warm, Pizza, and Dehydrate (though these times and temperatures can also be adjusted). The upper menu display that indicates the current selection is just that, a display only...the only true touch-screen buttons are the Power/Start, Menu cycle, and time and temperature change arrows. The big, easy-to-read LCD display in the middle hops back and forth between temperature and time remaining and there's a loud but not obnoxious beep when the cooking cycle is complete. The sides and top of the fryer do not get very hot in operation; you can comfortably touch the sides even when the temperature is up near the 400 degree maximum, and the HUGE handle out front stays absolutely cool to the touch regardless of the operating temperature, which is a must for those times when you have to pull out the frying drawer and shake up the contents for even cooking. The convection fan does make some noise in operation; it's a bit quieter (or at least less harsh) than our microwave, but YMMV...just be aware if you're going to have something running for many hours (like a dehydrate job), you will notice the appliance whirring along in the background.
Overall, we've been immensely impressed with the Bella Pro, and we haven't even tried cooking a single item yet that has needed even one drop of oil or spray to come out tasting great. The short instruction manual includes a few recipes in the back that actually look pretty decent--we may start diving into some fancier foods now that we're starting to settle into a rhythm with the air fryer. No...it's not as fast as a microwave, but the results thus far have been MILES better than what we've ever obtained from microwave cooking, and the time savings and convenience over cooking the same foods in our full-sized oven has made this appliance a go-to for all our meals over the past few weeks. It's hard to gush about our experiences without sounding like a shill for Bella, but no joke--all the results we've obtained to date have been healthier and FAR more flavorful (less grease taste, more food taste), and required less electricity, time, and effort to prepare or clean than the same foods as done up in a standard electric oven. The fact that this particular model offers such high capacity and user-friendly operation at such a reasonable price makes it even more compelling. If you're looking for a pretty low-risk, low-cost, low-impact way to get into air frying with enough capacity to serve more than a few people at a time, this Bella Pro is definitely worth serious consideration!Oct 22, 2020 10:41
The KitchenAid® Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry was designed to offer endless healthy and fresh possibilities. With the No-Flip Air Fry Basket and 360° Air Fry System it's easy to make everything from french fries to delicate fish and so much more. And, this countertop oven features the smallest footprint* and fits a 9x13-inch baking pan** to easily accommodate a sheet cake, full one-pan dinner, or up to 2 full size chickens (3.4 lbs each). The same possibilities as a full size oven with quality results in a convenient countertop size. *compared to leading countertop oven brands. **included.
The KitchenAid Digital countertop over with Air Fry is a multipurpose appliance that packs a lot into the compact design. The styling of this oven has some nice touches, such as the shiny chrome handle and the glossy black face with matte black outer finish. Included in the box are everything that you need to get started. An air fry basket, 9x13” baking pan, grill rack (designed for the pan), metal drip and crumb tray, and another metal rack. There are 9 different cooking modes that this device has as well, they are: Dehydrate, Proof, Bagel, Toast, Air Fry, Bake, Broil, Reheat, and Keep Warm. Obviously, some of those modes are just a slight variation of another, but it is nice to have a dedicated mode for some of these. I am not sure how much I will use them all, such as Proof or Dehydrate, but perhaps you will. This is extremely easy to use, you have the mode button and then you have the temp/time button. At first I was confused as to how to set the cooking time (who reads the instructions these days), but I quickly figured out that the dial on the right is multifunctional and press will toggle between temp and time. I only had the chance to cook my beloved Chicken wings that we usually use our 5.2qt standard air fryer and to cook 24 wings it takes two batches. I was able to fit 21 large Costco size chicken wings (fully thawed) in the no-flip basket. Just set the dial to air fry mode, temp 450 and 28 minutes. I probably should have cooked them a little longer since this batch did not come out very crispy. But using an air fryer does take some trial and error I have found. You can usually dial that in after a few attempts. Not a big deal at all to me. I was happy to replace our old toaster oven with this nice-looking appliance and I hope for many happy years with this. Clean up was also easy as I let my dishwasher to the heavy lifting. I did rinse off the drip pan first though. You should check out the KitchenAid Digital Countertop oven for yourself and you will not be disappointed.Sep 22, 2020 20:46
If you haven’t had a chance to use and air fryer or even a countertop oven don’t miss out on this one. I own a basket style air fryer and an oven all in one air fryer similar to this one and this one hits all the marks.
This thing was easy to unpack and get started. It had 9 pre-set cooking functions to choose from. It has a dehydrate, proof, bagel, toast, air fry, bake, broil, reheat and keep warm. It is large enough to use a 9 X 13 pan which is also included along with an no flip air fry basket. One great thing to mention that comes with this product is the drip pan. This thing is a life saver, easy to put in and easy to take out and clean.
I have a family of 4 and I was able to create meals to feed the whole family quickly and easy. I especially love making crispy fries in 22 minutes! For those quick nights you can throw in chicken nuggets and fries at the same time and air fry them in under 30 min. For weekend big breakfast prep I can toast 9 pieces of toast at time.
One of the major advantages of using this countertop oven is that you don’t have to heat up your kitchen by using your electric or gas oven. The top and sides to do get very warm when using for extended periods of time. The last awesome thing I want to mention about this product is that it is very quiet, you can barely hear this running. I had another air fryer that is very loud, so this countertop oven is a blessing on the ears! One thing that I particularly don’t like about this oven is that it is big and bulky to set on my countertop. It is very pleasing to eye, but it is large and it doesn’t flip up like the other countertop oven that I own.
Overall, I found this countertop oven to be very nice, works well and is pleasing to eye.
-Beautiful stainless/black look
-9 Pre-Set Cooking functions
-Very quiet while running
-Can accommodate 9 X 13 pan
-Doesn’t heat up your whole kitchen
- Large and bulky
- Wish this product could flip up to save space
Overall, I feel that this product worked very well, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this. You won’t be disappointed if you pick this one up.Sep 15, 2020 10:23
This is my first countertop oven, and the bonus of having an Air Fryer basket was intriguing; having used one very frequently over the last year.
The open box experience was a bit frustrating, with many things taped to each other, but once you get past the odd pull of the many pieces of cardboard, the manuals, the included accessories, and the tape you’re ready to go!
Once unpacked, you’ll find a drip pan, which slides into the bottom and is easily removed for cleaning! After a light cleaning of the included air fry basket, and the included bake pan/rack, I was ready to make my first meal!
Being that this is a convection style heating oven, be prepared for a short “pre-heat” cycle similar to other similar appliances. The buttons and dials on the front of the oven are pretty straightforward, and if you’re not sure what temps or times to set, the included reference material will be extremely helpful.
One of the staples in my house, especially when I have my younger nieces and nephews over, is chicken nuggets! For my first entree, I used the air fryer basket that comes included with the oven. It slides into the top most rack, just make sure to follow the instructions and use some oil to prevent sticking. In my case, I took the basket over my sink and sprayed some oil from a can. Following the included reference packet, I set the appropriate turn dial to “Air Fry”, set the temp and time using the dial, then hit “Start.” The pre-heat cycle took a few minutes, so keep that in mind if you’re ever trying to make a super quick meal. In this case, at the higher temp, it took about 3-4 minutes to pre-heat, but your time may vary.
Compared to a more traditional air fryer, you can actually see inside to get a sense of how well the meal is being cooked. This resulted in fewer door openings, and less movement needed for the chicken to cook properly. In 10 minutes, it was done, and it was PERFECT! No burnt pieces, no dry ones either, just perfect! Clean up was a breeze! Simply pulled out the drip pan, and easily wiped away any residual oil that did drip down. The basket was also easy to clean, compared to my traditional air fryer, and was ready for another bake in just a few minutes.
For my next great cook off, I opted to make some bagels! After reading the manual, I set my shade to 3, as I like mine a little softer, and within a short few minutes, it was ready. There wasn’t any pre-heating on this one, you could just see the inside heating elements on. The bagel was made fairly well, and so I opted to make another half at the 4 shade setting, and it came out even better. Toast was just as easy to make, and does a much better job that my traditional toaster.
So far, I’ve used the oven to make some blackened chicken tenders, fish fillets, and some french fries. All while either following the included reference materials for temps/time, or the instructions on the packaging with all of them coming out perfect.
Overall, I’m really happy with the oven and my family is already using it more frequently than my other cooking appliances. If you’re in the market for a convection oven, with the added feature of air frying, this is the one for you! I’ve already eliminated my previous air fryer, put away my toaster, and I’m well on my way to becoming a bagel lover again.Sep 16, 2020 10:50
It's great. Best frozen fries I've ever made. Good at everything else too.Oct 01, 2021 16:37
Another great kitchenaid product. Love that its a dehydrator, oven and air fryer all in one. Its nice to bake something without having to use the big oven and having it cause more heat in our house on hot So Cal days.Aug 29, 2021 10:35
Love this thing ! Use it more than my oven now, has wonderful heat up time and ample space for most things. Got it on sale and paid barely $100 for this unit. I have been wanting an air fryer but don’t like “single use” appliances so waited and looked for a while and am very happy I found this one.Dec 07, 2020 11:41
We love it! You can cook everything in it. So many choices...even proofing! Not a small appliance...bigger than a bread box! Gotta love the air fryer!Jan 01, 2021 20:49
Select one of nine (9) presets; bake, broil, make a pizza, toast, warm and rewarm, roast, make cookies and even defrost (frozen). Large enough to bake a 9" x 13" sheet cake pan. I think I will by a pizza stone to fit and prepare a few of my favorites.
Its great not having to heat the whole kitchen using the gas oven when this big enough for most meals convection oven does the trick.
Comes with a drip pan and cooling rack. The oven's top, like many do, has a ribbed top used for placing your cooking pan or basket onto. The included wire basket worked great for cooking and browning my breaded fish fillets. Warm up time was amazingly quick. Gentle beep tells you the oven is at temperature. The same beep lets you know the timer is done and the unit turns off.
With the different available settings, you can make a cake, bake coolies with an oven you know will hold a constant and ACCURATE TEMPERATURE. No guessing required, just set and forget.
The fan on the convection setting is so quiet!. Luckily the display reminds you its running.
The quick user guide spells out he functions pretty well. But, read the manual as there a re a few great tips worth knowing.
Speaking of use, its easy to clean too. The crumb pan is simple to remove, wash and reinstall. The temperature and timer dial is a delight to use. Large easy to read digits om=n the display.Sep 12, 2020 17:31
Experience versatile cooking with the Bella Pro Series 12.6-qt. Digital Air Fryer Oven. Air Fry, Dehydrate, Rotisserie, Grill, Roast, Bake, Broil, and Reheat your favorite meals with consistent results every time. The extra-large capacity fits a 10” pizza, 2.2 lbs. of french fries, 4 slices of bread, and a 4 lb. chicken. The powerful 1500 watt heating system uses High Performance Circular Heat Technology to circulate heat for fast, crispy, and evenly cooked results every time. 10 convenient preset menu options, adjustable temperature range from 90°F to 400°F and 24 hour auto shutoff timer with audible tone. Easy cleanup with the dishwasher safe removable accessories.
If you are jumping into the Air Frying wave of cooking. The Bella Air Fryer is a great place to start. This has plenty of interior space to cook more than just french fries. Ten preset cooking buttons cover most recipes and items you would cook in a larger oven, but at a smaller fraction of time. So far I tried the "air fry" on freezer tater tots and fries. "Pizza" for a personal sized freezer pizza and the "Rotisserie" setting to try and cook a whole raw chicken. While everything turned out crunchy without added oil. The chicken failed after 35 minutes. (Finished in regular oven). Completely my fault. It lost balance and couldn't keep spinning. I will need get some more practice to get that perfect balance on the Rotisserie for the breast heavy chickens my local store sells. May try game hens next time.
The most important thing to remember, is this air fryer cooks so much quicker than I'm used to. It is mentioned in the manual to shave off about 20-30% of the time recommended for the food you are cooking. Once I can master the speed and settings. This should be a perfect companion to add an extra oven when cooking larger meals for friends and family get-togethers.
It's only been a week, but it has been a good choice. And looking forward to trying the Jerky recipe for the dehydrate setting.Oct 15, 2020 19:01
The Bella Pro Series - 12.6-qt. Touchscreen Air Fryer Pizza Oven Dehydrator - Stainless Steel machine in my opinion has earned 4 out of 5 stars because although it seems to perform a bunch of tasks, it does not toast. There are ovens of this type out there that can also toast and that allows the user to have only one appliance on the counter where real estate is at a premium and clutter not wanted.
Although the oven is listed at 12.6 quarts in size, its footprint is small and it can only cook whatever food is about 7-8 inches in diameter. I am self-employed and I am using this multi-function oven in my office that is outside the home to cook my lunch and even dinner on very long days when I do not want to use a microwave. In fact both the microwave and the oven are side by side on a shelf in my back room. The oven, for safety purposes, has a short, polarized cord so it needs to be near and used in an outlet that can accept polarized tips.
I have only had this oven for a little over a week, so.clearly, I have not had time to enjoy all the options that it has. However, I have used many of them and enjoy them and if you are in an office setting or a small apartment this is wonderful because it is a small appliance that allows you to perform multiple tasks. I did use the small owner's manual and can see that there are no hard and fast rules on times and temperatures. You see, even though it has preset times and temps based on the type of function, those are totally adjustable and there are several levels that the cooking shelf can be on so you would want less time and temp if you had the food that was cooking closer to the elements since it would need less. I did see an advisory point that said not to put the bacon on the top cooking level and too close to the element because that has more fat and could cause issues. The machine already comes with a solid drip pan for the bottom or whatever is your bottom cooking level, 2 perforated air crisper trays, a circular nonstick pizza pan, and rotisserie prongs and pincer. I have not yet had time to do a rotisserie item, but look forward to that. I often insert parchment paper on my cooking surfaces and did note that you can buy from Amazon 7 inch pre-cut circular pizza pan parchment papers in multiples of 100 or more.
Just a final and quick thought, this is a great primary oven, unless, you need more space in a conventional-sized oven, but this is a great auxiliary cooker for holidays and special occasions that require more oven space that can be pulled out for the event and then put away, if wanted.Oct 23, 2020 09:46
Not having a lot of spare countertop, I wanted an air fryer, but also one that could replace my toaster oven. It needed a small footprint, dishwasher safe parts and not too tall to fit under my cabinets. I read so many reviews, watched videos and downloaded the user manual for any that looked interesting. That ran into at least ten units. I am SO HAPPY WITH MY BELLA. I often use it instead of my oven. My initial concern was heat from the air fryer, but this has not been a problem at all. The air vented from the back is warm, not hot. Love the side swing door and it is so easy to clean. The only thing to watch out for (which is in the user manual, so read it), is the fan inside really pulls. Anything lightweight, like a flour tortilla, gets pulled up, so I put one of the slotted trays above it - problem solved. The non-stick trays are sturdy and really are non-stick.Jan 07, 2021 09:30
I LOVE this thing! I was very skeptical prior to purchasing - I'd tried one of the analog air fryers and hated it. This, though, does so MUCH!
I won't go on-and-on, but I will just say it cooks everything really nicely. I have found that you want to lower the cooking time by about 5-10 minutes, depending on what it is. And you also want to lower the temperature some - again, 5-10 degrees. The grease falls off, the house smells FABULOUS as if you're cooking in the big oven, and it's just easier to make a great meal.
No, it won't 'fry' anything freshly wet-battered. Frozen-battered comes out great.
I deducted a star because although overall the shelves and pizza pan (NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR A 12" PIZZA) are pretty non-stick, they will tarnish some and scratch easily. Even so, I would definitely purchase again.Oct 26, 2021 01:47
Don't get me wrong. This oven will certainly make pizzas but what's the point if it can't put a standard Tombstone pizza? The pizza tray that comes with the oven would fit like 15% of the pizzas that one might buy in the frozen pizza aisle. This would be great if you're a bachelor watching their weight, but if you take down a Jack's pizza solo on the regular you'd be better off looking at something different.
Build quality is amazing. The cooking time is QUITE impressive. The French bread in the picture was the first thing I attempted to cook. The box said 16-18 minutes in the oven and I just tapped the pizza button on the Bella and 8:00 appeared on the timer and the machine buzzed to life. In less than half the time the bread turned out perfect - if not a tad overdone! Very impressive. The outside of the bread had a nice crisp but the inside was nice and soft. French Fries were my next project and I placed two rows on the crisping racks and again the results were fantastic. Nice and crispy on the outside without drying out the inside.
Overall it is an impressive machine that I would normally rave about, but I just can't get past the idea that I can't cook a normal tombstone pizza.Oct 10, 2020 18:46
Nice unit but only fits personal size pizza. I like this air fryer better than insigna air fryer which I also have because I can cook both bacon and potatoes at the same time. I put potatoes on middle rack and bacon on bottom. Also, we cooked roast chicken too. It was delicious. Anyway , I’m happy with my purchase.Nov 06, 2020 15:56
Food cooks super fast which is fantastic!
This is my first air fryer to own and I am still testing it out with different foods and functions but overall I would recommend this item to everyone (my brother already bought one after I raved about it).
Like I said, big variety in ways to cook. I’ve seen a lot of comments about cooking pizza and if you cook one 10in or smaller, it cooks amazing! Super impressed. Wish I would had bought one sooner! Great buy!Dec 26, 2020 22:43
The Bella 12.6 Quart Air Fryer/Pizza Oven is an interesting concept. The unit was designed to offer a nicely balanced combination of air fryer, rotisserie, dehydrator and pizza oven capabilities. Unfortunately, a number of poor design choices render it as just a frustrating appliance which will annoy you more than it will please you.\r\n\r\nBella is a leading supplier of modestly-priced small kitchen appliances. The brand was launched in 2011 as a unit of Sensio, Inc. (now called Made by Gather.) Sensio was founded in 2003 and is based in Montreal, Canada. Most of its products are manufactured in China. Today Bella offers over 300 counter-top devices including bread makers, popcorn makers, air fryers, toasters, pressure cookers, slow cookers, blenders, waffle makers, coffee machines, sandwich makers, ovens, skillets, griddles and food processors (among others!) Sensio’s goal is to create products which are high quality but price-accessible, eliminate unnecessary complexity and use premium design to combine beauty and function. Their goal is to “foster human connection in the kitchen.” \r\n\r\nHere is a summary of the key features of this appliance:\r\n• Model: Bella Multifunction Air Fryer/Rotisserie/Dehydrator/Oven (Model 90116 R5)\r\n• Color: Glossy black plastic and stainless steel exterior\r\n• Oven capacity 11.9 liters/12.6 quarts\r\n• Includes full instruction booklet, online access to more recipes\r\n• Input power: 1600 watts\r\n• Primary functions: Bake, Air Fry, Dehydrate\r\n• Additional buttons: Power, Rotate, Light, Temp +/-, Time +/- \r\n• 10 presets (Air Fry, Roast, Broil, Bake, Reheat, Keep Warm, Pizza, Bacon, Dehydrate, Rotisserie)\r\n• Side opening double-insulated door with viewing window, insulated sides \r\n• Two 10.5 inch x 9.2 inch coated metal slotted cooking trays (8.3 inch x 7.3 inch flat surface)\r\n• 10 inch diameter coated metal pan (9.2 inch interior diameter)\r\n• 10.5 inch x 9.2 inch coated metal drip tray (8.3 inch x 7.3 inch flat surface)\r\n• Exterior dimensions: 13 inches wide, 14 inches deep (including cord wrap), 14.5 inches tall\r\n• Interior dimensions: 10.5 inches wide, 10 inches deep (including rear wall curve), 6.8 inches tall\r\n• Weight: 18 pounds\r\n• 120v, cord length: 33 inches\r\n• Two year warranty on parts and labor\r\n\r\nSensio’s Bella brand offers more than 30 different air fryers and the 12.6 Quart Air Fryer/Pizza oven/Dehydrator is in their “Pro” series, which includes products with premium features such as multiple capabilities and electronic touch screen controls. I was enthusiastic about this air fryer, based upon the stated features and its very attractive styling in stainless steel and glossy black plastic. \r\n\r\nUnfortunately, what I found as I tested this unit was bad engineering in key areas and an endless number of poor design choices.\r\n\r\nWhen I unpacked it and plugged it in I was very puzzled because it seemed to be broken. The touch screen was completely black and no control lights were visible. After studying it for a bit I noticed a very faint flashing red light in the upper right corner. I touched that light and that turned on the power. However, in a typical brightly lighted kitchen you will not be able to see that power button. But even when the power was on, the display screen is fairly dim. \r\n\r\nTouching any of the ten preset controls (Air Fry, Roast, Broil, Bake, Reheat, Keep Warm, Pizza, Bacon, Dehydrate, Rotisserie) activates the oven immediately, setting a pre-determined time and temperature. That time and temperature can be modified with +/- controls. However, the presets are another problem. There is no way to cancel the chosen operation except by turning off the power or opening the door. Then, if you turn off the power the control screen goes blank. There should be a “Cancel” or “End” button.\r\n\r\nThe door swings open to the side and that gives access to a surprisingly small interior. Despite a fairly massive exterior (13 inches wide by 14.5 inches tall) the oven interior is only 10.5 inches wide and only 6.8 inches tall. \r\n\r\nThis inadequate interior dimension ruined the major purpose to which I had hoped to use this oven – making pizzas! Despite the name, this is not a pizza oven! Most frozen pizzas are 11 inches wide and “rising crust” pizzas are 12 inches wide. One of my posted photos shows the actual difference in dimension between the oven and the pizza. Bella commits an unforgivable sin – luring pizza fans with a photo on the box showing a delicious pizza being baked inside the oven. But the very frustrated new owners will soon discover that they have been badly misled. \r\n\r\nAt the top of the interior of the oven a massive heating coil is positioned. (See photo.) But unlike other air fryers there is no protective screen under that heating coil to prevent your hand from accidently touching it when you reach into the oven. There is a track at the top which looks like it was designed to hold that screen but perhaps it was eliminated to save a few pennies. Watch your hand when reaching into this oven!\r\nThere are three tracks to locate the cooking trays but only two 10.5 inch wide by 9.2 inch deep slotted cooking trays are provided. The design of these trays is very poor. First, the trays have only a 8.3 inch by 7.3 inch depressed area to place the food upon, so they lose quite a bit of capacity. Second, the air flow (key to proper air frying) is greatly restricted by the size of the slots. The trays should be flat wire mesh – that would both increase their capacity and improve air flow. And a third tray should be provided!\r\n\r\nThe 10 inch pan (9.2 inch interior diameter) provided is useful for some tasks (like cooking bacon) but it is also poorly designed. It should have been made wide enough to slide into the tray slots. Instead you have to rest it on one of the cooking trays.\r\n\r\nI did not use the rotisserie accessory but the meager interior dimension of the oven would make finding a chicken small enough to fit a challenging shopping task. A much better use for the rotisserie function would have been to support basket/drum into which fries or other vegetables could have been put for tumbling air frying. But no such basket is provided (unlike some other air fryers!)\r\n\r\nThe provided owner’s manual is adequate but it is printed on flimsy paper and is only 5.5 inches square. It would be far more useful if it were at least 8 inches square and with a laminated cover to resist grease stains. \r\n\r\nAir fryers operate by blowing air over a heating coil and circulating that heated air over the food to cook it. The process is efficient but this oven is much noisier than necessary. I measured it at 67 decibels which is equivalent to a loud conversation. I have another air fryer which has a somewhat similar design and power level, but it creates only 55 decibels of sound in operation. That is about 40% as loud. The high noise level would make the dehydrator feature very unpleasant to use for the 2-3 hours required by that function.\r\n\r\nFinally, there is this disturbing note in the owner’s manual, “CAUTION: To prevent Plasticizers from migrating to the finish of the counter top or table top or other furniture, place NON-PLASTIC coasters\r\nor place mats between the appliance and the finish of the counter top or table top. Failure to do so may cause the finish to darken; permanent blemishes may occur or stains can appear.” What? This oven requires you to put it on coasters because the feet are made of an inferior material? Ridiculous!!!\r\n\r\nGood points? Well, in some respects the Bella Air Fryer performed very well. I did find that the air fryer prepared a roasted pork chop/onion/green pepper bundle perfectly. The French fries (made from a sliced raw potato) were perfect. (See photos.) It also did an outstanding job on bacon using the round pan. No spattered grease and perfect crispness! As I noted earlier, the unit is very attractive. It is well-insulated and the exterior stays relatively cool in use. The side-opening door gives good access to the interior and the interior light allows you to check on cooking progress. All removable parts are dishwasher safe and cleaned up well after use. These positives are the basis for my two star rating.\r\n\r\n\r\nBut any air fryer should be able to properly prepare the food items which I made.\r\n\r\nThe litany of complaints noted above render the Bella 12.6 Quart Air Fryer Pizza Oven appliance as unacceptable, especially given the misleading “pizza oven” name. I have written more than 50 reviews of Best Buy products and this is the first time that I have been so disappointed by an item that I could not recommend it to a friend for purchase. I urge any prospective purchaser to continue shopping – much better products are available at Best Buy. Sensio, you need to make many changes to this Bella product to bring it up to the standards which a Best Buy customer has the right to expect.Dec 07, 2020 13:45
Cosori’s Premium 5.8-Quart Air Fryer comes with 11 built-in presets, so you can make dinner at the touch of a button. The large 5.8-quart capacity lets you fit a whole 5 lb chicken or enough food for 3–5 people. With most recipes requiring little to no oil, you can enjoy meals with up to 85% less fat than traditionally fried foods. The Cosori chefs have compiled over 100 original recipes customized to our air fryer so you never have trouble thinking up ideas. For even more control, experiment with time and temperature controls to customize any dish. The Preheat, Keep Warm, and Shake Reminder features help you serve up fresh and crispy results easier than ever.. Once you’re done cooking, the nonstick and dishwasher-safe baskets make cleanup quick and painless. The air fryer’s beautiful airbrushed surfaces are also fingerprint-resistant, so you never need to wipe off smudges. And with the bonus rack and skewer set, even more options are at your fingertips.
Love this air fryer! It has been my go to for most days. It’s easy to use and easy to clean and the cookbook it came with has some great recipes that I’ve tried. Great value and goes perfectly with my kitchen decor (I got the white one)!Oct 16, 2021 16:12
I've had it for 3 days and have made chicken thighs and pork chops and they came out great with less fat.Mar 13, 2021 19:28
This is my second air fryer. There was nothing with the first one I had, I simply gave it to my mother and wanted to upgrade. I did some extensive research on several air fryers. I honestly thought I was just going to go for the most expensive one thinking that would be better. I found out about Cosori through several reputable websites. It came out on top for aesthetics and crisp quality. There are different setting for whatever it is you’re going to put in there. I’ve been using mine for French fries and chicken nuggets. It does not disappoint. I love how I can control the temp and the amount of time it cooks. Also the basket can eject from the actual pan so it makes food transfer easy when it goes on my plate. Cleanup is easy too. Compared to my previous air fryer, this is one is way more quiet.Sep 12, 2020 18:37
This air fryer does the job, and it does it well. The BIGGEST pro is that it’s square and allows for better food placement. My mom has the Ninja and she was very impressed with how much better this one was. Also, a big add for me was that you can take the basket and separate it from plastic encasement and dump fries better. With somthing like the Ninja and others, the basket and plastic are a whole and you can’t which makes it heavy and awkwardSep 18, 2020 15:47
This is my first Air Fryer, but I've already fallen in love with it. Cooking things is so much easier and faster than using an oven. Especially on a hot day, it saves me from having to heat up my entire place. I've loved using it for chicken as it cooks it perfectly and in significantly less time. Everything I've made has come out delicious. It makes reheating things super easy and taste significantly better. Cold fries are like new. Pizza takes less time than an oven, but the Air Fryer doesn't make it soggy like a microwave. I'm very excited to try out new recipes and cooking different types of food!
A few things to note that aren't major issues, but just things i've noticed. I wouldn't call it a loud machine, but it's a noticable "hum" sound. A little bit louder than a microwave. Also, the buttons can be a little difficult to press. I haven't tried any of the preset functions yet, but that could make cooking even easier by just pressing one or two buttons.Sep 17, 2020 13:33
This Airfrier worked very well with all sorts of foods and I have never had a bad recipe or burnt food. This is great for new people like me to people who want to start using an airfrier as a healthier way to cook foods!Aug 21, 2020 17:41
We kept hearing about air fryers and we researched the best ones to buy. We were not sure about this one, but it did have really good ratings. We were afraid that it would be too large for our kitchen. After it arrived, we checked this out and watched some of the videos on Youtube. It looked larger but not humongous.
Our first try was the coconut fried shrimp, as listed in their cookbook. It was amaing and there was a lot of shrimp that we were able to fit into the tray. The shrimp was cooked to perfection.
We are very glad that we got this size and did not return it for a smaller unit. We had to cook three rounds of shrimp. If it was smaller, it would have taken much longer. It was very easy to use, easy to clean and fits perfect on our kitchen counter.
In short, we do recommend this to anyone that wants a reliable air fryer.Jan 09, 2021 08:44
It is amazing how much an air fryer will change how you eat, but the Cosori is even better. It preheats for you to make that much easier and the digital display reduces the newbie curve. I tried my sister’s budget brand after getting used to the Cosori and I messed everything up.
The basket holds a ton of food but cleans very easily. These will be my Christmas presents for everyone next year.Mar 11, 2021 09:09