The GoWISE Touch Screen 3.7-quart Air Fryer is a good machine at a really good price. It didn’t give us perfectly uniform batches every time, but it performed well enough to stand out for overall value. We found this air fryer on some sites for less than $80, a bargain for what you get. There were a few machines that cost twice as much as the GoWISE but only scored a little bit better, and only on some of our tests.
This GoWISE machine had a few differences in levels of doneness on the fries, and especially on the chicken, but nothing too drastic; the smaller pieces of chicken were never dangerously undercooked. It gave us mostly crispy food – definitely enough to justify its price. If you demand evenly-crispy perfection, consider the Philips Airfryer XL.
The GoWISE has above-average capacity and below-average overall dimensions, which is a good combination. It means you are getting a lot of air-fried food for your investment of counter space. This is not a great unit for multitasking, though. It air fries a decent amount of food but can’t do anything else. Some competitors offer different types of pans and other accessories that allow you to do more than air fry. This machine is much more basic. However, you can order an accessories kit separately if you want to bake and roast in addition to air frying.
We like that this one comes in more than just black. The red option for this machine might look better with your décor and make the difference between storing it inside cabinets or on the counter. Another smaller detail that matters is how quietly this GoWISE is while preparing food. There was only one that was quieter. We found ourselves practically yelling to talk over some competitors, but GoWISE was easier on the ears.
This air fryer was easy to use overall. The digital controls and variety of presents make it easy to use. The GoWISE was also easy to clean. The basket's surface truly was non-stick. There was no presoaking necessary like some competitors. The manual does not recommend this basket for the dishwasher, which is a bummer, but handwashing it was fast and easy anyway.
In terms of safety, this is a great choice. It will shut itself off after a cycle and remains cool to the touch on the outside. It also has non-skid feet that keep it in place.
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This air fryer has a one-year warranty, which is typical. GoWISE customer service was very responsive, though, and it is easy to find instructional videos and an online manual when you have questions.
The GoWise Touch Screen 3.7- quart Air Fryer was not perfect, but it was good. When you consider the low price you get a lot of value in this machine. It prepared crispy food with little or no oil and was easy to use. It is also quiet and cute on a countertop with its designer colors.