Cooklite Aero Fryer Review: Does it Work?
• Creates healthier foods than frying
• Compact size
• Easy to use and clean
• Cooks more like an over than a fryer
• Can only produce a small amount of food at once
Review of the Cooklite Aero Fryer, a multifaceted air fryer which uses super heated air to fry food instead of oil.
Cooklite Aero Fryer
The Cooklite Aero Fryer is an all-purpose cooker that heats food using super heated air instead of heated oil. It is capable of reaching temperatures of up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, and warms through a combination of hot air convection, infrared light technology, and halogen heat. One of the advertising claims is that the Cooklite Aero Fryer may be a healthier alternate to frying (possibly lowering blood pressure and cholesterol) because it uses heated air instead of oil to fry food.
There are two available color models of the Cooklite Aero Fryer: red and black. Amazon.com reports that the Cooklite Aero Fryer weighs 7.4 pounds, has a capacity of 4.6 liters/4.8 quarts (can be increased up to 7.1 liters/7.5 quarts using the extender ring), and encompasses the following dimensions: 12.4 x 11 x 12.4 inches
Cooklitefry.com, which was registered in February of 2015, is the official product website.
Cost and Availability
The Cooklite Aero Fryer is available to order from the product website and on Amazon.
On the product website, the Cooklite Aero Fryer costs $149.75 (which can be paid in 5 payments of $29.95). Shipping is free. When choosing to make one full payment, consumers get a bonus package which includes a 13 piece knife set, a recipe book, tongs, a mesh basket, a dual tray, an extender ring, a French fry maker, and a deluxe oil mister.
Purchasers can also opt into paying an additional $3.99 for InsureShip (total = $153.74). A sales tax is added to orders from CA, NV, NJ, and NY. Orders from Alaska and Hawaii are charged an additional $20 shipping surcharge.
According to the product website, orders are shipped via UPS within 30 days of processing.
As is the case with most As Seen on TV products, purchase comes with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
Claims and Features
- Heats food via halogen, infrared heat, and convection cooking
- Creates fried foods with little or no oil (70% less calories)
- Saves time and energy by cooking 3 X faster
- Cooks at temperatures up to 480 degrees
- Can cook multiple items at once
- Frozen foods do not require thawing
- Does not require preheating
Cooklite Aero Fryer TV Commercial
Cooklite Aero Fryer Reviews
The Cooklite Aero Fryer first appeared around the beginning of 2015. The following was our initial list of questions we had regarding the product:
- Does the product really create a healthy alternative to fried food using super heated air?
- How does actual fried food compare with the quality of food created with this air fryer?
- Does the Cooklite Aero Fryer distribute heat evenly when cooking?
- What is the source of the halogen heat? Is it a heater or a lamp bulb?
- Is the capacity and construction of the unit adequate for the price?
- Does it really cook food 3 x faster than other cookers?
Apparently air frying is growing in popularity and there are a number of air fryers currently available on the market.
After extended use of the product, we are able to report that it does in fact do a solid job of air frying. It is a well-made appliance. To use, you simply spray oil onto the food you want to cook and insert into the unit.
Although it sports the word “fryer” in its name, it really works more like an oven than a fryer. Fries, for example, turn out more like they would be baked in an oven, not submersed in a deep fryer. The amount of food you can make at once is probably only suitable for one or two people.
Nearly a year after our initial review was posted here, about 150 readers here give it a 2.9 star rating (see above).
The Cooklite Aero Fryer is a versatile piece of counter-top kitchen hardware that combines infrared light, a halogen heat source, and convection to cook foods using super heated air. It is more like an oven than a fryer, and is probably best suited to one or two people. Overall, the unit functions nicely as a very small oven, but its small size renders it only of marginal use.