The Audew Air Fryer: A Review
Deciding which brand of air fryer to purchase can be a little intimidating. I Googled “Amazon air fryers” and got a list of 29 units ranging from $30 to $390. How does a person know which ones will do what we all hear air fryers can do? We read the reviews, right? That’s why you came here.
I’m going to share with you the following information about the Audew 12-liter, 1700-watt air fryer, along with some of my experiences using the unit.
How an air fryer cooks food
- Specs compared to a few other popular units
- Benefits of using an Audew air fryer
- What comes in the box
- How to use the parts and accessories
- What I like about the unit
- What I do not like about the unit
How an Air Fryer Cooks Food
The air fryer is really the next generation of convection ovens. Both use hot air that is circulated by a fan to cook food faster and more evenly than a conventional oven. The air fryer just does it more efficiently and is designed to provide a crispy fried texture with little or no oil.
Product Specification Comparisons
- Size: The air fryers I looked at varied in size from about 3–30 liters. The Audew unit is 12 liters. It is important that you purchase the size that fits your needs. I have cooked for five people and I’ve prepared meals for just me. The Audew can handle that range very well. Just be aware, the more food you cram into the fryer, the longer it will take to cook.
- Power: The large, 28–30 liter fryers require 1800 watts. Those units are 2.5 times larger than the Audew unit that requires 1700 watts. That’s a lot of power for a smaller area. The Emeril Lagasse brand is 3 liters larger than the Audew unit but takes 200 fewer watts. If the size is right, the Audew 12-liter, 1700-watt air fryer is a powerful choice.
- Digital presets: The Audew unit has eight preset buttons which makes the process of cooking so much easier. You won’t even have to look up a recipe for the cooking time.
Benefits of Cooking With an Audew Air Fryer:
Time: I recently air-fried a 5-pound chicken in 45 minutes. In a conventional oven, it would have taken about an hour and a half. Check the internal temperature of the chicken to be sure it reaches 165°F.
Four potatoes will take 50–60 minutes in the oven. In the Audew air fryer, they should be out in 30–40 minutes. Let me make a comment here about potatoes in the air fryer. They are great. The skins are crisp and brown, and the inside is fluffy without being dry. These are better than baking them in the oven or the microwave.
Less oil or no oil at all: It’s up to you. Olive oil contains 120 calories per tablespoon. Here is a good way to cut back on a few calories.
What's in the Box?
- 1 air fryer
- 1 rotisserie basket
1 rotisserie spit
2 rotisserie spit forks
1 stand for rotisserie spit and meat
1 set of skewer rotisserie racks
1 fetch tool for rotisserie accessories
1 roasting rack
1 drip tray
1 oven mit
1 instruction manual
Rotisserie Basket and Spit Attachment InstructionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Tips for Using the Audew Air Fryer and Cooking Accessories.
- The thumbnail photos immediately above describe how to use the rotisserie accessories. Instructions are included with the photos.
- The round black base for the spit and basket is a great tool. It gives you someplace to put the basket, the spit and meat, and the skewer rack when you take them out of the fryer.
- I talked to one person who doesn’t want to mess with the rotisserie forks. Those are the two sharp forks that fit onto the spit and hold your chicken/meat in place. She just puts the meat on the roasting rack. I really like the rotisserie part of this fryer so I take a few minutes to put the forks on too.
- Do not overfill the rotisserie basket with anything. The hot air has to circulate between the individual pieces. If it is packed too tight, it won’t cook well. Plus, packing it full adds cooking time. You are better off running it twice.
- When roasting a whole chicken, get the string for tying the legs together. The feet might snag on the drip tray if the hen is too large.
- If you choose to use oil, I recommend avocado oil because it has the highest burning temperature of all cooking oils. The air fryer temperature tops out at 400°F, but the avocado oil has a burn point of 500°F.
What I Like About the Audew Air Fryer
- The appearance. It is just a nice looking appliance for your kitchen. You may want to keep it out all the time on the countertop.
- I love the rotisserie component and accessories.
- The fetch tool is such a simple thing, but it makes the job of putting the rotisserie accessories in and taking them out so easy.
- The food tastes great. Here are some of my favorites: Whole chicken, of course, chicken legs, baked potatoes, potato wedges, Pork chops, onion wedges, and more I can’t remember.
- Easy to use. The presets are very helpful.
What I Do Not Like About the Audew Air Fryer
- Cleaning the rotisserie basket was difficult at first. Warning, don’t use a sponge. The steel mesh acts like a cheese grater on the sponge. Need I say more? Get a hard bristled brush, and you will be much happier. Use the brush on the roasting rack as well.
- The hinges of the door are at the bottom of the unit. (See photo above) Food falls into those spaces. The door does come off easily. Just open it slightly, then pull up. It will come right off. It is difficult to get all the food out, but not impossible.
- I was disappointed in the blooming onion I tried to make. I read some recipes where people said it was amazing. Others were like me. It didn’t work. It may be the operator. But, I was after the onions, not the blooming part so I just cut the onion up, dipped them in the specified ingredients and roasted them on the roasting rack. They were very good.
The is an amazing appliance that gives you many options for meal preparation, saves time, and eliminates the calories from oil if you choose to go oil-free. It is fun to experiment with different recipes that will impress your family with how quickly you whipped up that roasted chicken dinner. Audew air fryer
Based on my use of this product, I highly recommend it to anyone who is searching the market for an air fryer.
© 2019 Chris Mills