There are 21 (!) different cooking presets on the the Kalorik MAXX Advance 26 Quart Digital Air Fryer Oven: air fry, bake, fries, toast, pizza, ribs, toast, grill steak, broil, proof, bacon, rotisserie, dehydrate, vegetables, warm, defrost, wings, slow cook, convection bake and shrimp. The time can be adjusted from 1 to 480 minutes and the temperature from 80°F to 500°F. If that feels like a lot of functions…it is. In fact, there were too many for me to test (when am I ever going to make wings? Or dehydrate fruit?). So in the interest of full disclosure, I can’t speak to each and every function but here are the ones I did try:
- Air fry: I made the aforementioned turkey as well as some perfectly crisp on-the-outside, soft in-the-middle Brussels sprouts and frozen veggie bites for my kids (the latter gave me dinner on the table in eight minutes—success!).
- Toast: This was my least favorite function. You have to preheat the oven for 10 minutes before toasting and the default toasting time is set to six minutes which is too long (I took mine out around the four-minute mark). Although having the option to make up to nine slices of toast is great for a bigger group.
- Vegetables: I tested out carrots and potatoes using the Vegetables setting and both were cooked through in about 20 minutes at 425°F, which is slightly quicker than in my traditional oven. What I really like about the Kalorik air fryer compared to my regular oven is that I can set it on a timer, so I can put some veggies in and go pick up the kids from school without worrying that their dinner will be burnt (just shave off some of the cooking time if you’re going to do this since the food will continue to cook even after the appliance turns off).