Updated 18 Jun 2018

Sunbeam

Halo+ DuraCeramic Air Fryer AF5000

Snapshot: The Sunbeam Halo+ DuraCeramic Air Fryer AF5000 has a capacity of 1250g. How well does it cook fries and crumbed chicken?

Halo+ DuraCeramic Air Fryer AF5000
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$299

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Test results

Overall score
74
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good at cooking thick-cut frozen fries.
  • OK at cooking home-made French fries.
  • Very good at cooking crumbed chicken.
  • OK to use.
  • Timer cut-out function.
  • Two heat settings.
  • Non-stick pan is easy to clean.
  • Pan is dishwasher safe.
  • Non-slip feet prevent moving on bench.
  • Removable handle attaches to bowl is easy to use.
  • OK to lift with a load.
  • Comprehensive instructions with recipe book.
  • Comes with roasting rack, detachable bowl handle, oil measuring spoon.

But

  • No overheat cut-out function.
  • Round unit difficult to store.
  • Plastic viewing window doesn’t allow good visibility.
  • No on/off control.
  • No written labelling on controls.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (60%): Weighted equally on thick-cut frozen chips and crumbed chicken breast nuggets. We also test new models on home-made French fries. This test wasn’t conducted on previously tested models so doesn’t contribute to our overall score.

Ease of use (40%): Assesses how easy it is to assemble, clean and store the cooker and use its controls.

Running costs calculated on 30 minutes’ use 3 times a week (electricity costs of 26¢/kWh).

Prices from a May 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$299

Specifications

Power (W)
1300
Weight (kg)
5.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
36 x 33 x 42
Claimed capacity
1250g
Temperature range (°C)
2 settings
Internal pan
Non-stick
Noise (dB)
47
Running costs ($/yr)
24

Features

Cord storage
No
Dishwasher safe parts
Yes - lid only
Timer
Yes
Timer cut-out
Yes
Overheat cut-out
No
Lid/drawer
Lid