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Cosori Air Fryer Honest Review

Cosori Air Fryer Honest Review includes an unboxing of the max XL 5.8 quart, 1700 electric watt air fryer. The post includes recipes and tips on how to use and clean the air fryer. 

cosori 5.8 quart air fryer on a table
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Is a Cosori air fryer good?  I feel like everyone is dying to know. And yes, you can make frozen french fries in the Cosori! If you had asked me earlier this year if I would give up my Power Air Fryer XL, the answer would have been never. It had been my favorite air fryer for quite a while.

I own a total of 5 air fryers now, and prior to Cosori, the Power Air Fryer XL was my favorite. I have had my Cosori for 4 months now and I have used it enough to be able to give it an honest review.

cosori 5.8 quart air fryer on a table

Cosori Specifications

I own 2 Cosori air fryers, both are 5.8 quart, but one is the Cosori Standard 5.8 quart and the other is the Wifi Enabled Cosori Air Fryer. Both are exactly identical in shape and size.

One just has the ability to control via an app. From the app you can set cook times, schedule delayed cooking, and access recipes and your cooking history. You can also pair it with Amazon Alexa.

I’ve had the WIFI enabled version for about a month and I’m still thinking of reasons or ways to use the feature. I haven’t had the need to delay cooking anything, so the feature hasn’t really come in handy yet.

It’s a 1700 watt air fryer which is good to know when comparing temperatures and cook times to recipes cooked with another air fryer. Timing and temperatures may vary.

It has 11 digital functions in 1-Steak, Poultry, Seafood, Shrimp, Bacon, Frozen Foods, French fries, Vegetables, Root Vegetables, Bread, Desserts, and Preheat. 

It has “Shake” and “Keep Warm” functions. The Shake function will remind you to open the basket and shake or toss the food around. Keep warm will keep your food warm while you do other things.

What’s Included in the Box

The air fryer comes with the following:

  • 5.8 quart basket that can fit up to 5-6 pounds of whole chicken (round baskets usually can’t fit one this big)
  • Recipe Book with 100 different recipes
Cosori 5.8 quart user manual
Cosori air fryer recipe book

Air Fryer Basket Shape

The basket is square-shaped which I LOVE. All of my other air fryers have a round shape, which makes it difficult to fit certain foods. I could usually get the food to fit, but I would have to cook less at once. For example, long steaks and cuts of fish were harder to fit within the rounded edges.

Cosori Air Fryer Power and Cook Times

It cooks food pretty quickly. It browns and crisps food so nicely! I did a side by side comparison and cooked chicken wings using the Cosori Air Fryer and a Power XL air fryer.The Cosori cooked faster and I liked the breading on the chicken wings much better.

How to Clean Cosori Air Fryer

Both baskets are dishwasher safe. I usually give them both a little scrub down prior. What I LOVE is that it’s been a few months and I have not experienced any peeling on my baskets.

With my Power Air Fryer XL peeling started to occur pretty quickly and I handle the air fryer exactly the same.

Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer basket
This is how my basket looks after 4 months of use. This is great! Other brands peeled within a month.

Cosori Air Fryer Cons

It’s louder than my Power Air Fryer was. The Power Air Fryer was the most quiet air fryer I owned, so I assume replicating that will be very difficult. I noticed immediately that the Cosori was louder. Over time I have grown used to it.

Where to Buy Cosori Air Fryer

You can buy the air fryer here on Amazon.

Are Air Fryers Healthy?

The air fryer cuts the fat tremendously in comparison to deep frying. With air frying you only need a spritz of oil in order for food to crisp. This beats submerging food in a deep fryer with oil any day!

Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer basket

Cosori Air Fryer Accessories

Here are my favorite accessories:

Final Thoughts and Recommendation

I highly recommend the Cosori air fryer. I also previously owned other brands. They all work well and get the job done, but the Cosori will do it faster and with no peeling on the air fryer basket.

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Thursday 12th of January 2023

Thanks for the review. I'm considering the 5.0 vs the 5.8 Cosori fryer and wasn't sure which one to get. Knowing the 5.8 has a better shaped basket helped me with my decision! :)


Saturday 14th of January 2023

Glad to hear it!

Irwin M. Fletcher

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Excellent review! Thank you very much!


Sunday 11th of July 2021

You’re welcome!


Friday 15th of January 2021

Hi there! Thanks for this, I got one this Christmas. Your link to the parchment papers leads to a round one, which one do you use for this square version? Thanks!


Friday 15th of January 2021

inam ul haq

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

it definately worth buying product! thanks for the review!


Thursday 27th of August 2020

You're welcome! Enjoy.

Rod Ferris

Saturday 18th of July 2020

I jus received my new Cosori CO158 AF Air fryer! I just am so impressed. I found that the sound is not particularly lous I could still hear the TV and the birds outside on the balcony! I made potato wedges from my russets that needed cooking and they came out beautifully on the Preset! Also I prepared roasted salmon. It was very nice moist and tasty. Today I had thawed some chicken thighs and I patted them dry, rubbed some EVOO and rolled them un a dredge of Kosher Salt, fresh ground pepper and 3 heaping soup spoons of AP Flour mixed with 1 tsp of Baking powder. I think the bones were still a bit frozen so the 20 mins on chicken preset at 360ºF wasn't enough to bring them to temperature but another 4 moons and they were perfect. I suggest that if you are following a particular recipe make sure the meat is at room temp all the say though for best results and correct cooking time and of course Preheat your Air Fryer.. that is essential. Clean up is a breeze and the water just runs off like water off the proverbial duck... It essential that you heed the advice to keep you thumb away from the release button when you are transporting the basket!!! For those of you whose basket keeps pooping out of the fryer, make absolute sure that you've given the basket a good firm push into the oven. The oven wakes up just before that and I think that people think that the basket is fully engaged. It's not! The other thing.. it has been really hot weather wise and the Cosori Air Fryer is not a radiant heat producer. Don't be put off by the smell when you are testing the Oven as requested by the Instructions. That test actually eliminates the odour in your for real cook afterwards. But it is a lingering scent for a while but it dissipated pretty quickly. Replacing the inner basket to the outer one: HINT: depress the button and line up the flanges of the handle to the holes carefully and gently slide the baskets together. Over the long haul this will reduct stress at this point because often it it reloaded while the baskets are still hot and the plastic is at it's most brittle. the mechanism is metal though so you the gentle action removes the probability of it being bent... The carrying handles on the bottom and sides are nicely balanced. I'm older and a bit challenged with my hands and I have found that putting the Air Fryer in a cupboard using the handles is very comfortable and the device is nicely balanced in my hands when walking with it. the literature that comes with the machine is really beautifully produced. The Photographs in the Recipe Book are beautiful and encouraging. The extended warranty, and what a great warranty it is is a great bonus. It gives me a great peace of mind that the Corporation is proud of its products. I browsed the Cosori Community on Face Book and I have sent in my reviews and I get great and encouraging replies from the Company.

All in all, it is fine looking device with a very practical function that does exactly what it says its supposed to do. Very satisfied with my purchase and have no regrets!


Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Thanks for sharing this.