|Capacity Volume||5.3 quarts|
|Dimensions (inches)||13.5 x 12 x 15|
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What’s up, YouTube? Today I’ll be taking a first look at my Cook Essentials 5.3-quart air fryer. Just got it in the mail today. Actually from UPS.
All right, let’s take a look at her. That’s the top. Come down. Okay. Obviously, guys, I got mine in black. It was $99 at QVC with free shipping, that was the pre-order promotion, you know, that could be subject to … Actually, the shopping is I think 7.50 now, but when you get it, it may change but that was the pre-order special.
Just wanted to give you guys a first look at it. Cord is pretty long. It’s a little longer than average, which is good. Let’s go ahead and open her up. Now, I wanted to tell you. When you get yours, there’ll be tape on the side right there, so make sure you take that off. You won’t be able to open up your basket until you do that.
All right. The air fry basket. I’ll just press this down and lift up, and it comes apart. Comes out. This is what’d trap your oil or water or whatever, that comes from your food. Anything that goes through these holes will go there. Oh, and when you first get it, too, also, there’ll be a cardboard, like a brown cardboard thingee right there, like a protective thing. Take that out. Please don’t turn on your air fryer with that in there. Don’t know what would happen but I don’t want you to find out.
All right. That’s the bottom. But let’s get all up in there. That’s your heating coil and the fan that blows the heat is above it. And that’s the bottom, no biggee.
Oh, just plugged it in. So I don’t even know. I’m coming from a regular, like the first generation cook essentials 3-quart. It didn’t even have this row of buttons, so I don’t even know what these rows of buttons do. Of course, I’ll figure that out. I know this is like, okay, this is five-minute increments there. Cool. Okay. Sounds more powerful than my 3-quart, and it should. It’s more wattage and it’s bigger. Makes sense. And so it shut down … yeah, that usually takes like a minute or so. Okay, the beep is much faster than the old Cook Essentials 3-quart. Okay.
I’m sorry, guys, I won’t be cooking anything in the air fryer tonight because my son wants pizza, his favorite Elizabeth’s Pizza. And it is good pizza, by the way.
Let’s go ahead and go into overtime. All right, guys. To the left is my Todd English 5.8-quart, and you know what’s to the right. THey’re about the same height, so that’s pretty cool if some of you guys were wondering. Shout out to my Todd English folks out there. Don’t think I don’t love you. Shout out to Todd English air fryers. I like them too. I mean, I prefer Cook Essentials but I love my Todd English. And also, shout out to the Power XL air fryer users out there. I see y’all.
Some of you guys might even be wondering how big the baskets are. So this is my 5.8 basket and this is my 5.3. All right, guys. So this is the 5.8 right here and this is the 5.3. So basically not really losing much. The 5.8 possibly could be wider, I don’t know. But I can’t really tell the difference … oh, wait. Nope, can’t tell the difference. Just a, yeah, really no difference. Cool. That’s something I always want to wonder myself so those of you thinking that the 5.8-quart is giving you so much more room than the 5.3, wrong. It’s not.
Oops, I almost forgot to tell you or show you what it came with. So it’s a recipe … All right, I’m just take all this stuff out of the wrapping. It comes with a partition, which is cool. I’m going to fit it in there now so you can see how that works. Interested to see it. It’s like hard plastic, you can bend it a little. So, cool. Pretty sure it won’t melt or anything. It’s hard but you can bend it. Okay guys, so this is the owner’s manual right here and this is a recipe guide. That’s pretty cool. Usually that would come in one. Usually all of that would come in here so that’s pretty cool. It also came with this air fryer quick start guide. Shows you demonstrations of making fries which is a good, typical thing to make your first thing with the air fryer, it’s pretty safe and easy. Manufacturer warranty information. So I have, it’s a 60-day period to return or whatever, cool. And yada yada yada.
I like doing this in my unboxings. We’re going to go over some fun facts, since you’re still here. What have we got here. Let’s see, what looks good? “When cooking, do not place appliance against the wall or against other appliances. Leave at least five inches of free space on the backside and above the appliance. Do not place anything on the top of the appliance.” Okay. I guess we kind of knew that. It’s blowing out hot air.
Oh, here’s a good one. “Never pour oil into the outer basket.” So that’s the one under the basket with the holes. Because “fire or personal injury could result.” Yeah. I’ll do one more. “To prevent food contact with the heating elements,” meaning the coil on the top, “do not overfill the fry basket.” Oh geez.
So this is my cooking chart. I’d have liked to see more. What have we got? We got hamburger, steak, potato cubes, fries. Well, I already know but to a new person they might need more assistance than this. But it’s all good. All you got to do is just join my air fryer group on Facebook, we’ll give you all the tips and tricks you need to know. And I’m serious, the link will be in the description, if you’re not already a member.
You guys might have this question. “The outer basket, fry basket, and good separator insert are dishwasher safe.”
All right, let’s rock out to some recipes and then I’ll let you guys go. And by the way, guys, you should be definitely ordering Meredith’s book on QVC, her air fryer book, “Air Fry Everything”. It’s awesome. But this is what it comes with, your air fryer. Fried chicken, typical. Oh, bacon-wrapped tater tots, y’all. Oh! Heart attack. For the holidays. Nice. Spring rolls, that’s good. Cool.
Oh yeah, I was supposed to show you the partition thing. All right, so basically the partition is going to slide in these little air vents thingees on the side. They’re on both sides so all you do is fit them in. You could do it at the back, the middle, or kind of the front. Let me show you, if I can get it right. So one is right here, one’s right here. So yeah, put it in just like that. See? That’s all. That’s pretty neat. And the partition has holes in it, which is cool. Great for circulation. Aewsomeness.
Let me check my box just to make sure there’s no racks in there or anything like that. I feel like there should have been a rack with this. Nope, no rack. All right.
Well, anyway, guys, that’s my review. My first look. Well, that’s my first look of the 5.3-quart Cook Essentials pre-ordered air fryer. I love Cook Essentials air fryers so I’m excited about this. Hit like if you like it. Remember to subscribe, and again, guys, don’t forget to join my air fryer group, it’s called “Cook Essentials Air Fryer Group”. Again, the link will be in the description. But it’s really for all air fryers. Our top three in there are Cook Essentials, the Power XL Air Fryer, and the Todd English 5.8-quart. Those are the three main ones, but we have any, the Emeril, or however you pronounce that, the GoWISE, the NuWave. Whole bunch of them. So just check us out. Anyway, I’m out.
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