What is PowerXL Air Fryer Grill?As the name suggests it is a new “8 in 1” kitchen appliance that is an Air Fryer and Grill. With the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill, you can chargrill and air fry all at the same time. Is your kitchen having too many appliances? Air Fryers, toasters, grills, deep fryers, you have so many of them, taking up the kitchen space. What if you had one appliance that would replace all of them? That’s how they promote the Power XL Air Fryer Grill.
With the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill (a.k.a. Power XL Air Grill) you can make crunchy french fries and six huge chargrilled burgers at the same time. The manufacturer claims that with the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill you can cook healthy meals for the entire family, meals that are fried but have 70% less calories. The PowerXL Air Fryer Grill claims to heat up to 450 Degree Fahrenheit. This cyclonic air combined with high temperature heating gives you char-grilled results indoors! The manufacturer’s review says. They further claim that these “chargrilled” results are achieved without smoke. You can grill fish, chicken, and wings for a bunch of people.
How does PowerXL Air Fryer Grill work?The PowerXL Air Fryer Grill has three heating elements. The Air fryer fan features so-called “turbo blades” that are angled to distribute heat evenly throughout the surface of the food being cooked. The manufacturer of PowerXL Air Fryer GRILL claims in their review that the competitor’s grills cannot grill and air fry at the same time which the PowerXL Air Fryer GRILL can. They also claim the PowerXL has a more powerful fan than its competitors (Nuwave Bravo). These extra features make food cook faster and crispier. Unlike traditional Air Fryers which have a small cooking chamber/pot, Power XL Air Fryer has two racks that allow you to cook more food (450% more than traditional air fryer, i.e 4.5 times more food). The Power XL Air Fryer Grill has the following functions: Air Fry, Grill, Rotisserie, Bake, Roast, Pizza, Reheat, Toast/Bagel. And hypothetically combines all the appliances meant for these functions, into one unit.
The easy to use and navigate control panel lets you select the desired function. You just have to select the function and forget it (we will come back to these features in our review section below)! The PowerXL also transforms into a rotisserie. They claim that the PowerXL can airfry chicken 30 minutes faster, with its “Rotisserie” function. The Chicken cooked in the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill is crispy on the outside (thanks to the Air Fryer) and juicier inside (Thanks to multiple Convection heating elements). You can air fry a Turkey 40% faster than your traditional oven. Pizzas cooked in the PowerXL have perfect crusts and are done in minutes. The traditional toaster allows you to make just two slices at a time, but with the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill you can toast for the entire family (6 toasts!). With its broil and bake functions you can use the Power XL everyday to prepare meals and breakfast for the entire family.
Where to Buy?PowerXL Air Fryer GRILL is available at the official website PowerXLAirGrill.com and also at Amazon.com. The Air Fryer Grill (or Also called as Power XL Air Grill) is priced at $150.
PowerXL Air Fryer GRILL REVIEW
How does it Grill?The most unique feature of the Power XL Air Fryer Grill is that it can GRILL like a BBQ grill. How does it do that, well it does not have special feature. It uses a simple non-stick grill plate with raised edges that create the grill marks that you get with the BBQ grills, without charcoal and propane. While this feature looks very promising – the grilling does produce enough smoke to set off the fire alarms, this fact is confirmed by the reviews.
Disadvantages of Power XL Air Fryer Grill
Here is the summary of disadvantages arranged with the most common complaints at the top.
Gets MessyWhen we analyzed the reviews we found that the most common complaint (accounting to 80% of the complaints) is the grease splattering on the interior of the Air Fryer Grill that is hard to clean. The grease coming out of bacon and burger splashes on the interior of the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill. The grease issue is so grave that many buyers regret their decision of buying the Power XL Air Fryer Grill. The grease makes its way into all the cracks and crevices of the door handles. The pans get stained are very difficult to clean.
Hard to CleanGiven the messy nature of its cooking, cleaning the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill is just as messy and labor intensive. People have complained in their review that they have to use knife and other sharp objects to remove the grease that gets into all the cracks and crevices. The pan that collects the grease gets so hot that it evaporates all the grease that falls on it, causing the smoke and making it hard to clean. Many people who reviewed the Power XL Air Fryer Grill complain that the bottm tray is inconvenient because it is flat. The air fryer needs to be cleaned after every use.
Not Smoke-FreeThe claim made by the manufacturer that cooking with Power XL Air Fryer is “smoke-free”, is false. People have cooked bacons, burgers, zucchini and more and the house was filled with the smoke.
NoisyThe Power XL Air Fryer Grill is noisy, this could be because of the bigger fan they use in it. The Air Grill makes banging noise when you use the rotisserie.
Under PoweredThe energy rating of the Power XL is 1500 watts while other similar Toaster Convection Oven Air Fryers are rated at 1800 Watts, which is a standard for such appliances. Power XL Air Fryer Grill falls short by 300 watts (20%). More power means evenly cooked food in lesser time.
SizeThe Power XL Air Fryer Grill with its 930 cubic inches size is smaller compared to the air fryer convection ovens it is competing with. A true Family size Air Fryer Convection oven has 1037 cubic inches of area. The Power XL area is lesser by more than 100 cu. inches (11%) , this difference can have a significant impact on the amount of food you want to cook. The Power XL Air Grill is not as tall as the regular convection toaster oven air fryers are, so you cannot stack the food, if you do so the food gets very near the heating element at the top which can bur it.
Food for Entire FamilyWhile theoretically you can cook food for the entire family in the Power XL Air Fryer, the appliance is not unforgiving as the true convection ovens are. If you stuff too much food, the food is going to end up being uncooked and would require more time. Partly because of the size and the power. Reviews reveal that you cannot cook all the food at once because this can lead to uneven cooking.
Gets Very HotThe Power XL Air Fryer Grill gets very hot and has to be kept away from other things on the kitchen counter. This is a big kitchen appliances and many people feel intimidated when it gets hot.
Air frying with Power XL Air Fryer GrillDoes what it claims to do though it takes more time to air fry than traditional air fryers (because of the larger cooking area). The food is crispy and you can cook for three to four people at once. The fan makes a lot of noise and vibrations when air frying.
No “Stay-On” OptionThe cooking time of the Power XL Air Fryer Grill is not more than two hours (while baking or roasting). The Air Fryer does not have the “Stay On” option that overrides all other cooking settings and continues cooking. This is particularly what you want when you want to bake large potatoes.
Our Verdict on Power XL Air GrillGiven their small size, traditional Air Fryers are not suited for cooking for whole family. The Power XL Air Fryer Grill tries to makeup with deficiency of the traditional air fryer by increasing the size of their appliance and putting in more heating elements and a larger fan. These augmentations takes Power XL Air Fryer Grill very close to a full-fledged convection oven air fryer like the Cuisinart TOA-65 (the PowerXL lacks the size of a true convection oven) which is expensive at $265, while the Power XL Air fryer Grill is priced at $150 (77% cheaper than the Cuisinart). This is the cheapest Air Fryer Convection Oven which makes it popular amongst air fryer and convection oven buyers. With $50 more a buyer will definitely consider purchasing the Power XL given its extra features. But the Power XL sort of has an identity crisis as it falls just short of being a COMPLETE oven. As a buyer you need to make a firm decision what your requirement is? an air fryer or an oven. If you are a small family an air fryer would serve the purpose, if you are a bigger family we would recommend buying a complete “Convection Toaster Oven Air Fryer” like the Cuisinart TOA-65.
People mention in their reviews that they are not particularly thrilled with the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill, infact given the mess it creates and amount of cleaning it requires, many buyers complaint that it is not worth the price, though it is a decent piece of appliance. Though the Power XL Air Fryer Grill has the features of eight other appliances you cannot use all of them once. And there are certain important drawbacks. It is not the only air fryer combined with a convection oven. There are a few of these “all in one” air fryers like the Ninja Foodi, Emeril Lagasse, Cosori to name a few.