PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer Review

PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer

What is PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer?

It claims to be the world’s first Air Fryer with patented steam technology. Its an Air Fryer and Steam Fryer rolled into one.  The promoters of Power XL Air Fryer Steamer claim that now you can eliminate all the added fat, salt and sugar from the savory food you love.Air Frying and Steam frying are considered as two of the healthiest ways of cooking.

How does PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer work?

With just a push of a button you can air fry with no oil. The Power XL Air Fryer Steamer review by the manufacturer claim that Air fryer is more suited for making quick snacks like rings and fries with up to 70% less calories. The review claims that you can use the steam option to lock the moisture inside and the Air Fryer option to make it crisp. The steamer Air Fryer steamer claims to bake like a commercial oven so you can steam bake artisan bread with perfect crust.

PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer Review

The Power XL Air Fryer Steamer review claims that you can steam veggies to retain the natural nutrients in them and unlock the vitamins and flavors. You also have the “Combo” option to both steam and air fry at the same time.

The steam mode turns water into steam that claims to evenly cook your food. The steam frying method claims to retain moisture, flavor and nutrients. The air fryer mode heats the air which whirls around the food crisps and fries the food. The Power XL Air Fryer Steamer has a capacity of 5 quarts that they claim to be big enough to claim a roast. The Power XL Air Fryer Steamer claims to have 27 cooking functions but does not provide the list of all the functions.

PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer REVIEW

Let’s check what buyer reviews have to say about the Power XL Air Fryer Steamer

Many reviewers point out that the Power XL Air Fryer Steamer is truly an unique kitchen appliances and there is nothing like it. But does it really work? Many reviewers confess that they would not buy the Power XL Air Fryer Steamer, many reviewers feel that this is just a gimmick. While there are pressure cookers combined with Air fryers – Power XL wants to stand out of the rest by having a new revolutionary appliance which combines steamer and an air fryer.

So why did Power XL put a Steamer in an Air Fryer?

The original Power XL Air Fryer has some complaints about food not getting cooked from the inside, while the air frying worked perfectly fine to make the it crisp, the food came out dry and bland. With the steamer added to the air fryer now you can hope to get juicy food from an air fryer.

Power XL Air Fryer Steamer

How is it different from a Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer?

Many reviewers point out that an Air Fryer combined with a Pressure cooker (like the famous Instant Pot Air Fryer) does the same job that a Power XL Air fryer Steamer would do. Besides steam frying takes longer time to cook the food.

Is there anything good about Power XL Air Fryer Steamer?

Well yes certainly, it is even more healthier to steam cook food than pressure cook it. Combining the Air frying with steaming would also eliminate the the extra time taken by the steam cooking method.

Is the Power XL Air Fryer Steamer Patented?

We searched all over the internet and also the US Patent Office website but could not find any information regarding it. The website airfryersteamer.com also does not have display and information related to the patent. This raises doubts over the claims made by the manufacturer.

The company behind Power XL Air Fryer Steamer

The Power XL Air fryer Steamer is promoted by the as seen on tv company Tristar Products Inc. When we asked our reviewers said they wouldn’t purchase a $150+ kitchen appliances from an as seen on tv company. Many reviewers are of the opinion that this is a mostly a “Made in China” appliance with the Tristar label on it.

Quality of the Fryer

Some reviews point out to the fact that the earlier kitchen appliances from Power XL have had negative reviews related to the quality of the product. While the fryer did work well until it died, the fryers have serious quality control issues like the durability of the product, life, smoke, drip basket coating peeling off – being the major ones.

PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer Price

The Air Fryer Steamer comes in two models a black model that costs $160 + $15 P&H and a stainless steel model that costs $200 + $15 P&H. The Power XL Air Fryer Steamer is available only at the official website AirFryerSteamer.com.

Our Verdict

We are not very convinced with the claims made by the promoters of PowerXL Air Fry Steamer. If the air frying and steaming cooking method was really so revolutionary – the other brands would have already capitalized the idea and it wouldn’t have been for an as seen on tv company to explore this concept first. We would recommend for now to stay away from the PowerXL Air Fryer Steamer, and would recommend Instant Pot Air Fryer which does everything that Air Fryer Steamer does and is tried and tested.

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