GoWISE Air Fryer Review (2022)

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I don’t usually review appliances from Chinese brands, but there’s a lot of interest in this particular air fryer, so here goes: why I don’t recommend the GoWISE Air Fryer.

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8.5/10Our Score

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  • Air Fry, Air Roast, Reheat, Dehydrate
  • Wide temperature range: 105 degree to 400 degrees
  • Ceramic-coated non-stick basket
  • Fit 2 pounds of french fries
  • Dishwasher safe parts

8.5out of 10

Cooking Capacity8

Cooking Functions8

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Usability9

Design9

Ease of Use: Not Bad

The settings are easy to set up and manage. There’s also an option to manually adjust cooking temperature in 10° increments – this allows better temperature control than some other air fryers. After placing the fry basket with the ingredients inside the appliance, you can cycle through the programs using the “Menu” icon and adjust the temperature and time by pressing the “up” or “down” buttons.

The non-stick coating is there, so the clean-up is fine.

Removable parts of the air fryer are dishwasher safe, but as with other multi-cooker baskets the coating can (and will if you’re not careful) start peeling off, so it’s better to hand wash it. To do that, take the basket and pan out and clean them with water and some soap. The inside of the fryer can be cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge.

Cooking Settings: Fine

I am reviewing a second-generation GoWISE air fryer with pizza added to the list of cooking programs. There are now eight presets: Fries/Chips, Pork, Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Cake, Fish, and Pizza.

What I love about multicookers is that they are hands-off – you press a button, you wait, it does its thing. Since this is an air fryer, it cooks food by circulating hot air around it. Your food will be healthier without the added calories and contain less fat as the air fryer requires little to no oil to prepare meals. Chicken and french fries come out tender and juicy on the inside and golden and crispy on the outside, just like they would be in a deep fryer, but without the excess grease.

Design: Tasteless

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You might say that the air fryer looks futuristic, but what you’re really getting is another example of weird fusion Chinese design. It’s not utilitarian-ugly like Panasonic products, but the uncanny we-are-trying-to-look-cool ugly.

That said, there is a non-stick PFOA free pan (seems to be FDA certified), a basket with a release button handle cup for detachment, and a cool-touch handle so you can flip or shake the ingredients midway through cooking – except some people have reported that the outer pan can release unexpectedly, spraying grease everywhere.

GoWISE 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer Main Specs

Here are the main features of the GoWISE air fryer.

Size and Capacity

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With its capacity of 5.8 quarts, the air fryer is great for a family of 4 and large enough for you to prepare a whole meal or a cake.

The measurements of the GoWISE 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer are 13.5 x 12.5 x 11.5 inches. This makes it a great choice for a small or medium-sized kitchen as it takes less space than a mid-sized microwave. Its large basket can fit up to 1.5 lbs. of French fries or other veggies, about 10 pieces of chicken wings, or a 7″ round cake.

Functionality and Features

The heating element is located on the top of the air fryer with the hot air inlet that heats the food from above. There’s also a convection fan (GoWISE USA calls it “rapid air circulation technology”, but it’s actually Chinese for convection).

It is pretty powerful ensuring fast and even cooking, and you can cook the food without burning it, despite the high temperature. Temperature ranges from 180°F to 400°F which makes it suitable for frying, grilling, baking, or roasting.

The cooking timer can be set to 30 minutes tops. It could be a downside if you are looking to cook food longer than that, but luckily many recipes don’t require more time.

You can use the Start/Stop button to change time, temperature, or even switch to another program in the middle of cooking. There’s also a built-in alarm that can be set to 5, 10, or 15 minutes and will alert you when it’s time to check the food, flip or shake it, which is convenient.

Accessories

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GoWISE Air Fryer comes with a fry basket, a pot, and a basket divider that can be used for cooking two different meals at once. Other accessories are not included but can be purchased separately.

The air fryer also includes a mediocre recipe book with 50 different recipe ideas.

Warranty

Now, this is my biggest beef with Chinese-American brands. As opposed to established first-world brands, they are a newcomer to the market with primarily Chinese employees, signature tasteless design, and riddled with quality control issues. But what’s more important is they purposefully limit the warranty to one year (this is crazy short) and try to weasel out of replacements or repairs when they can.

Just read this example: when someone tried to complain about the unexpected basket release, support told them that even though their warranty is supposed to be one year, the basket, pan and handle are only covered the first 30 days! And they even told the person to buy a replacement one themselves.

No wonder their About Us page says that their mission is to “offer products that help make your life easier and maybe even healthier”.

Their company’s headquarters – GoWISE USA – is just a warehouse. Their mother company – Ming’s Mark – operates other brands like Green Long Life, Green Value LED, Stylish Camping, American Outland (don’t let the name fool you) that get a lot of flak at retailers for their quality control and warranty support.

GoWISE 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer – Should You Buy It?

The GoWISE Air Fryer wants to replace your oven and deep fryer and provide you with a low-fat meal but without losing the taste you are used to. Except when it sprays grease all over you.

Here’s where the GoWISE Air Fryer shines, and where it doesn’t:

Pros:

  • Cheap: you can’t beat this thing in terms of value-per-dollar.
  • Versatile: this is a pretty capable air fryer that lets you cook a lot of things – not just french fries – with no supervision.
  • Fast: with 1700W of power, air frying, and convection, this thing is fast and powerful.
  • Built-in alarm function: a helpful feature that reminds you when it’s time to toss or flip the food so it would be cooked evenly.
  • Start/Stop button allows you to change the settings in the middle of the cooking if you’re forgetful.

Cons:

  • Hazardous: this thing is FDA-certified, but there are so many reported quality control issues I wouldn’t ever let it be near my kitchen. If you do get one just be careful.
  • Warranty issues: the company offers a very limited 1-year warranty and tries to escape liability by limiting parts of the device to as short as 30 days.
  • Non-stick coating can peel off: use parchment paper or foil and hand wash with a non-abrasive cloth to prevent this from happening. This is common for multicookers, though.
  • Limited accessories: you need to buy everything separately.

Conclusion – Is It For You?

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I haven’t encountered any issues with this device personally, but there are a lot of those reported by disgruntled buyers on Amazon, Target, etc. I strive to be ethical in my recommendations, and so can’t recommend this air fryer in good conscience given the issues above.

If you’re considering air fryers, I recommend the Cuisinart. It has reliability, quality, and warranty – something GoWISE does not. If you don’t like Cuisinart for any reason or can’t afford it, then you can’t beat GoWISE money-wise. While it’s ugly and potentially dangerous, it is fast, powerful, and versatile. If I were you though, I’d still splurge some more for something a little bit more familiar and with a better track record – like the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer.

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FAQs

Is GoWise air fryer any good? ›

The GoWise USA air fryer is simple, efficient, and crisps up food nicely. It's got a large enough capacity to feed three or four people, and the digital display is a chic touch, but a few small design flaws mean that it's not quite as easy to use as it could be.

Is a 5l air fryer big enough? ›

A large family will likely need an air fryer with a five-quart or higher capacity. A single person will need a minimum of 2 quarts. The air fryer size that best fits your cooking needs is the one to buy.

Is 4 Litre air fryer big enough? ›

Is A 4L Air Fryer Big Enough? A 4-litre air fryer is a perfect size if you're only cooking for yourself or perhaps your partner too. This size air fryer can easily hold two servings of chicken as well as some vegetables. It's also perfect for reheating leftovers and getting your food nice and crispy again.

Which Airfryer has the highest rating? ›

Our Top Air Fryer Picks
  • Best Overall: Instant Vortex 6-Quart Air Fryer.
  • Another Top Pick: Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer.
  • Best Value: Cosori Pro Air Fryer Oven Combo.
  • Best Air Fryer Toaster Oven: Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer.
  • Best Dual Basket Air Fryer: Ninja Foodi DualZone Air Fryer.
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Is GoWISE a good product? ›

Our Verdict

The GoWISE USA Digital offers above-average performance and an excellent price point. While it may not be the perfect option for juicy meats, it works wonders on any item you would otherwise toss into a deep fryer.

What size Airfryer do I need for a family of 2? ›

For Small Kitchens or Servings (2-3 people): these 3-4 qt size fryers are a great size to cook about 2 servings of chicken or fish with a few veggies on the side. These are also great for re-heating foods such as pizza, bread and air frying frozen foods.

What size air fryer will fit a whole chicken? ›

An air fryer basket within the 6- to 10-quart size range will provide enough room to roast a whole chicken, a whole pizza and pounds of finger foods.

What size air fryer do I need for a family of 4? ›

The ideal capacity range for a family of 4 should be from 5 quarts to 6 quarts or more. This range can cover a big batch of food at once, so you can save more time to process. 6 to 10-quart air fryers are also perfect for parties or gatherings with more people.

Is a 4 quart air fryer big enough for a family of 4? ›

Size: Air fryers come in a variety of sizes, from small 2-quart models to large 10-quart models. Consider how much space you have in your kitchen and how many people you typically cook for when deciding on the size. A 4 to 6 quarts model is ideal for a family of four members.

What can you fit in a 3.2 L air fryer? ›

Kmart Anko 3.2L Air Fryer

Models with this capacity are typically said to be capable of cooking up to 600g or a whole bag of shoestring fries.

How many liters air fryer do I need? ›

When shopping for an air fryer, consider how many people you're cooking for: The smallest air fryers (1.2 liters) are good for 1-2 people, while the medium sizes (3-4 liters) are good for 2-3 people, and the largest (6 liters or more) are good for 4-6.

What air fryer do chefs recommend? ›

Tefal Actifry Genius+: The best air fryer overall

With a 1.2kg capacity, this air fryer will cook up to six portions of food with little effort. You can opt for larger models in the Genius range, but these are rather large and we think this model is the ideal size.

Which air fryer gets food the crispiest? ›

After testing leading models by cooking chicken wings, frying french fries and baking cookies, the Ninja Air Fryer Max XL stood out as the best air fryer thanks to its ability to perfectly cook up crispy food in a convenient, easy-to-use gadget.

What air fryers are being recalled? ›

The recall involves the Magic Chef Air Fryer Digital Air Fryer oven with model numbers MCAF56DB (black) and MCAF56DW (white). Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers, according to a news release.

Is GoWISE Made in USA? ›

Aggravatingly, even the brand named GoWISE USA is made in China, which is pretty sketchy. T-Fal for a while was made in France, but they've since outsourced to China.

Is GoWISE an American company? ›

GoWISE USA is a Ming's Mark brand, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Our goal is to offer products that help make your life easier and maybe even healthier. We began by introducing Pressure Cookers here in the USA.

Are air fryers a waste of money? ›

Bottom line — air fryers have been trending for years, but they are only worth the buzz if they fit your lifestyle. If you have a large family, it'll take too long to make a meal to satisfy a crowd. But for couples or people looking for ways to cook quick meals with less oil, it could be the perfect kitchen upgrade.

How do I prevent acrylamide in my air fryer? ›

Acrylamide can be reduced by not cooking food at a too high temperature for too long. Consumers should aim for a golden yellow colour or lighter when frying (including air frying), baking, toasting or roasting food.

Can I cook 2 things at once in my air fryer? ›

Multiple dishes at once

With an air fryer, you can prepare multiple ingredients at the same time. The separator that some of them come with the appliance will enable you to divide the ingredients in the basket or pan and cook both foods at the same time.

What is the most common size air fryer? ›

The most common air fryer sizes are 2 quart to 6 quart. However, there are extra large sized air fryers that are up to 13 quarts. Air Fryers are generally not labeled as a small air fryer or a large air fryer, etc. They are labeled with quarts (here in the US) so we are going to stick with that for this article.

Can you cook a whole meal at once in an air fryer? ›

Can You Cook A Whole Meal In An Air Fryer? Absolutely! The air fryer was created for air fryer fries, but the truth is that there are so many different uses for the air fryer and cooking a whole meal is one of its amazing capabilities.

Can you put raw chicken in a air fryer? ›

I like to cook my boneless, skinless chicken breasts for 10 minutes at 380℉, then flip and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165℉. Can you put raw chicken in the air fryer? Absolutely!

Can you fill the whole basket in an air fryer? ›

Fill the Air Fryer Basket or Rack

For things like French fries or "roasted" vegetables, you can load the air fryer basket to the top; however, a fuller basket will require a longer cooking time and will result in food that's not quite as crisp as a basket with a smaller amount of food.

Can a 4 quart air fryer fit a chicken? ›

The 4 to 5 Quarts (3.8 to 4.7 Liters) air fryers should fit 4 chicken breasts or half a packet of frozen chips in one cooking session. This is a good serving size for 3 to 4 people for your daily meals however if the appetite levels are a bit larger you may want to consider a 6 Quarts (5.7 Liters) air fryer.

Is a 2 quart air fryer big enough for one person? ›

Small air fryers have a capacity of around 1-3 quarts and are ideal for an individual or a small family of 2 people. Their basket is large enough to hold two chicken breasts side-by-side, or one chicken breast and a couple of fries on the other.

How do I know what size Airfryer to buy? ›

When purchasing an air fryer, consider the number of servings to plan to prepare regularly. We find that a 3- to- 4 quart air fryer can reliably fit enough food for 2 complete meals. If you are planning to serve more, look for an air fryer with at least a 6-quart capacity."

Will a 5 qt air fryer hold a whole chicken? ›

5-6 Qt Basket Style Air Fryers for Whole Chicken

Yes, these basket style models are great too! But your size air fryer will determine the size of your chicken to cook. We recommend 4-5 pound chickens to be cooked in larger 5-6 quart air fryers.

What size air fryer is best for 1 person? ›

Check out our next pick for the best air fryer for a single person, the Chefman Small Ultra Quart Compact Air Fryer! This amazing kitchen appliance has a compact size that uses little to no oil, as well as takes less time for better results! What is this? It's one of the smaller air fryers with a 2-quart capacity.

How many people does a 5 quart air fryer serve? ›

The 5 quart basket size accommodates enough food for up to four people, helping you get dinner served all at once. Extra Large: Boasting an 8 quart basket, the extra large air fryer size feeds six or more people.

What size air fryer does a family of 5 need? ›

For families of four to six members, you'll want an air fryer with a capacity of at least six quarts. This is a perfect size if you're planning on cooking main meals like lunch and dinner. Large families of six or more will benefit from any capacity beyond six quarts.

Is 2 Litre air fryer big enough? ›

It's a good idea to think about how many people you'll be cooking for so you know how much capacity you need; for example, a 2-4.5l capacity air fryer is fine for 1-2 people and a 4.5-10l capacity is better for 2-4 people depending on what you're air frying. The more capacity, the more food you can cook at once.

Does an Airfryer take alot of electricity? ›

Do air fryers use a lot of electricity? A key benefit of air fryers is that they don't use very much electricity. First of all, they don't draw a lot of wattage. And second, because they don't emit much heat, the energy they do use is efficiently focused on cooking, not heating the room.

Can you cook pizza in an air fryer? ›

Place the pizza in the air fryer, and cook at 375 C / 180 C for 8 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Add mozzarella chunks or burrata chunks on top of the pizza base and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove the pizza from the air fryer, allow it to cool slightly, and serve.

Why doesn't my air fryer make food crispy? ›

Oil or fat has not been used correctly

To find out how to use oil in your airfryer correctly, please follow the next tips: Dry the outside of the food properly before you add oil. Do not use too much oil, as this will make the food less crispy and more fattening.

Why does everything taste better from an air fryer? ›

In an air fryer, the food you're cooking also sits inside a perforated basket, allowing lots of air flow all around your food. Combined, this results in food that cooks really fast and with lots of crispy edges, which makes it taste delicious!

Why is everything sticking to my air fryer? ›

One thing you should do both for crispy texture and to prevent sticking is use a small amount of oil. Cooking without any oil whatsoever may sound appealing, but fat promotes browning and can help food crisp up. It also makes it less likely to stick.

What is the #1 air fryer? ›

Best Overall: Instant Vortex 6-Quart Air Fryer

During our tests, we found this air fryer cooked with more power than the others, delivering crispy, evenly cooked food every time.

Which air fryers are most reliable? ›

5/5 stars
  • Best air fryer for quick baking: Ninja Air Fryer Max 5.2L, £219.
  • Best rotisserie air fryer for chips: Breville Halo Rotisserie Air Fryer Oven, £170.
  • Best dual-draw air fryer: Instant Vortex Plus Dual Air Fryer, £200.
  • Best for cooking a complete meal in one: Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer, £200.
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Why do air fryers have a Prop 65 warning? ›

CERT claims that because air fryers operate at higher temperatures than deep fryers, air fryers “present a risk for increased acrylamide formation in foods cooked in air fryers” (CERT v.

Where are GoWISE air fryers made? ›

Some brands try to wiggle around it: Breville says that all their air fryers are “designed and engineered in Australia”, but of course they're all made in China. Aggravatingly, even the brand named GoWISE USA is made in China, which is pretty sketchy.

Who owns GoWISE? ›

GoWISE USA is a Ming's Mark brand, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Our goal is to offer products that help make your life easier and maybe even healthier.

Do air fryers use a lot of electricity? ›

For example, if you use a 1500W air fryer for an average of one hour per day, it will use roughly 1.5 kilowatts of electricity when you use it. Most air fryers use between 1.4 and 1.7kWh (kilowatts of energy per hour).

Can you use PAM in an air fryer? ›

Never use aerosol spray cans in your air fryer. Aerosol spray cans (like Pam and similar brands) are known to cause chipping in many Air Fryer baskets. The aerosol cans have harsh agents that just don't mesh with the coating on most baskets. It's best to invest in a good quality oil mister or bottle.

Can you use parchment paper in Gowise air fryer? ›

About this item. This parchment paper is heat resistant up to 450 degreesºF. Can be used when cooking anything in your Air Fryer.

Do you have to spray the basket in an air fryer? ›

Spraying the basket in the air fryer with nonstick spray can damage the air fryer's nonstick coating and can make the pan unsafe for use. If you need to use a cooking spray, like when cooking breaded food items like chicken tenders, only spray the food directly before turning on the air fryer.

Do you need to use air fryer sheets in an air fryer? ›

Is Parchment Paper Safe In the Air Fryer? Absolutely! If it's safe for the oven, it's safe for the fryer. Most parchment papers can withstand a heat of over 400 degrees.

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