Updated 18 Jun 2018

Taste the Difference

Air Roaster

Snapshot: The Taste the Difference Air Roaster has a capacity of 10L. How well does it cook fries and crumbed chicken?

Air Roaster
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$540

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Test results

Overall score
79
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking thick-cut frozen fries.
  • Good at cooking home-made French fries and crumbed chicken.
  • Easy to use.
  • Timer cut-out function (element turns off; fan stays on).
  • Non-stick aluminium pan is easy to clean.
  • Non-slip feet prevent moving on bench.
  • Controls on top of unit are easy to access.
  • Controls have written function settings.
  • Fits a whole chicken.
  • Comes with grill rack, grill tray, rotisserie cage, tongs, rotisserie forks, multi-skewer rack and tumble fryer.

But

  • No overheat cut-out function.
  • Stainless-steel basket can be difficult to clean.
  • Pan is not dishwasher safe.
  • Plastic viewing window doesn’t allow good visibility.
  • Cooking pan has no handles, which makes it difficult to remove with a hot load.
  • Large square unit difficult to store.
  • Basic instructions with limited cooking guidelines.

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
$540

Specifications

Power (W)
1360
Weight (kg)
6.5
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
32 x 31 x 39
Claimed capacity
10L
Temperature range (°C)
80 - 240
Internal pan
Non-stick aluminium
Noise (dB)
44
Running costs ($/yr)
21

Features

Cord storage
No
Dishwasher safe parts
No
Timer
Yes
Timer cut-out
No - element turns off, fan continues to run.
Overheat cut-out
No
Lid/drawer
Lid

More Info

Comments

From Brand Developers (0800 001 180) and Taste the Difference (0800 008 200). Price includes $40 shipping and handling fee.

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