Typhur Dome review: a countertop air fryer capable of cooking a 12-inch pizza

A massive cooking area and perfectly cooked food come at cost

Typhur Dome air fryer
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Typhur Dome is a unique, bulky air fryer that takes up tons of counter space but has a massive area to cook food. Its LED control panel is easy to use, and an app gives you remote control and recipes. Most importantly, this machine consistently delivers crispy, evenly cooked results, though the high price tag is hard to swallow.

Pros

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    Massive cooking area

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    Quickly and evenly cooks food

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    App control

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    Unique, high-quality design

Cons

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    Expensive

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    Heavy and bulky, taking up lots of counter space

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    No viewing window

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The Typhur Dome claims to be the fastest air fryer around, and though there’s not a great way to truly test this, it is an absolute beast of a machine in almost every way. From a solid, bulky build and massive cooking area to efficient and delicious results, the Typhur Dome performs exactly how you want the best air fryer to perform. However, all that greatness will cost you both financially and in counter space. 

When I say the Typhur Dome is big, I mean it. It measures 19.7 x 15.6 x 9.6 inches and weighs 20.5 pounds, allowing it to hold a basket and grill plate with a massive 139.5 square inch cooking area ready to fit a 12-inch pizza or 32 chicken wings. The basket isn’t the deepest, but this didn’t make a difference for any of the foods I made, as everything usually needs to be in a single layer anyway. However, it’s missing a viewing window and flip reminder, conveniences you’ll find in other air fryers.  

On the machine is an easy-to-use LED touch control panel to choose between cooking modes and presets, along with adjusting the time and temperature. There’s even an app that lets you make those same adjustments from your phone. That app also features recipes and will automatically change the settings on the air fryer for the recipe. I made several app recipes during my three weeks of testing, and each offered delicious, crisp results, especially the chicken wings. However, the cooking times needed to be slightly longer than suggested; this ended up being the case for almost everything I made in the machine. Still, my food was always ready relatively quickly, cooked evenly, and tasted great, whether it was a frozen snack, a veggie, or meat. 

Beyond air frying, the Typhur Dome features several presets, which I found pretty much useless, as you always had to adjust the time or temperature. There were also several cooking modes. I loved the toast mode; it made frozen waffles crunchy like a toaster with little effort. The dehydrate mode also worked well, creating flavorful apple chips. However, I didn’t notice a difference between roast mode and air fry mode. That seems to be the case with most air fryers. 

Cleaning the Typhur Dome is similar to washing a large pot. The basket and grill plate have a nonstick coating, so the caked-on food and grease easily come off, but the basket is somewhat awkward to clean due to its size. There’s also a self-cleaning mode, similar to an oven, which helps remove grime you may miss during a usual cleaning, a unique feature that will help with the longevity of the machine. 

The Typhur Dome is a solid air fryer that consistently delivers excellent results. It’s not perfect, something I almost expect given the high price tag. Still, if you have a large household or want ample space to cook food, this is the best air fryer for the job. 

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Danielle Abraham

Danielle Abraham is a freelance writer who spends most of her time covering tech products. You’ll find she’s written about everything from mice and wireless headphones to coffee makers and toothbrushes at some of the top publications, including IGN, TechRadar, and Top Ten Reviews. She has previously used air fryers from brands like Ninja, Cuisinart, and Power XL. 


In Danielle’s testing of the Typhur Dome, she cooked meals multiple times per day using the air fryer’s cooking functions and presets over a span of three weeks.

Typhur Dome: Key specs

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Weight:20.5 pounds
Size:19.7” x 15.6” x 9.6”
Material: Aluminum, plastic, metal
Basket capacity:5.6 quarts
Cooking area:139.5 square inches
Wattage output:1,750 watts
Average noise level:55dB
Cooking temperature:105 to 450°F
Cooking modes:Air Fry, Roast, Broil, Toast, Dehydrate
Cooking presets:Fries, Wings, Steak, Bacon, Frozen
Dishwasher safe:Yes, basket and grill plate

Typhur Dome: Price & availability

The Typhur Dome is available in the US and UK for a list price of $499 / $581.81. You can buy it directly on the Typhur website or find it on Amazon US/ Amazon UK.

It is an extravagantly priced, premium air fryer. Sure, the Typhur Dome is well-built, has a massive cooking area, quickly and evenly cooks food, and is full of features like self-cleaning and app control, but it’s still hard to justify such a high price tag when you can grab similar options for half the cost. 

Score: 4/5

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Typhur Dome Air Fryer in its large box (Image credit: Future)

Typhur Dome: Setup

The Typhur Dome arrived in a larger-than-expected, extremely heavy box. I live in a second-floor walkup, so luckily, the delivery person brought it straight to my doorstep. I’m not sure I could’ve brought the box up myself easily. When I got it into my home, the sheer size of its packaging shocked me. I’ve tested plenty of large products, and this one is up there in size with the best robot vacuums

I thought getting it into my apartment was the tough part; I was wrong. It took more work to get the air fryer out of the packaging. I tore apart the first box the machine was in by the time I reached the second box. The second box faired better, but I still ripped the handle. After breaking the Typhur Dome out of black styrofoam-type material, I reached the air fryer and was sweating by the end of this fiasco. 

As a whole, almost all the packaging, including the styrofoam material, is recyclable, making it relatively sustainable compared to other product packaging I’ve seen. However, the Typhur Dome came wrapped in a plastic bag. It would’ve been cool to see it in a reusable bag for protection, something you’ll sometimes see in high-end products like this.  

After finally freeing the Typhur Dome of its packaging, I was relieved to see it came almost fully set up and ready to go. You just needed to insert the grill plate into the basket. Though the manual doesn’t mention that you must do this, I also chose to wash the basket and grill plate before the first use. Then, I just had to plug in the machine, and it was ready to use. 

There’s a companion app that gives you remote control of the air fryer along with recipes for different meals. The process of downloading the app and connecting the Typhur Dome is similar to that of other smart appliances. It took about 5 minutes to have it on my Wi-Fi network and paired with my phone. From there, I could adjust the temperature and cooking time on my phone and even get notifications—a modern but unnecessary convenience. 

The sheer weight and size of the Typhur Dome already make you believe it’s a quality product. Its style only adds to the aura; it looks like some otherworldly contraption with sleek, rounded curves, a durable, shiny body, and a bright LED touchscreen. Even the matte black basket and handle exude elegance. Looks aren’t everything, but if you’re going on that alone, this air fryer looks ready to deliver. Read on to find out how it actually faired. 

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Typhur Dome box contents (Image credit: Future)

Typhur Dome: Design

If you’re on the hunt for a compact air fryer, the Typhur Dome is absolutely not that. It’s massive at 19.7 x 15.6 x 9.6 inches and equally heavy, weighing 20.5 pounds. However, it’s much shorter than most air fryers, so for those with super low cabinets in your kitchen, it could be convenient. My problem is minimal counter space, though, and it took up a good chunk of valuable real estate. Since it’s clunky, you don’t want to move it around much, either. So, for those of us living in smaller spaces, I’d steer clear of this machine unless you're okay with constantly shuffling the hefty appliance around. 

The Typhur Dome might be big, but it's also epic and futuristic-looking. It has a rounded dome shape—hence the name—with sleek metallic silver coloring on the outside. A matte black basket on the bottom is easy to remove, while its sturdy handle is sure to last a long while. A mix of materials is used in the build, including aluminum, plastic, and metal, but everything blends well and feels premium. There’s no questioning if this is a quality air fryer; it is. 

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Side view of the Typhur Dome (Image credit: Future)

Diving deeper into the basket of the Typhur Dome, it’s actually much shallower than other air fryers. It’s only about 2 inches deep with the the grill plate installed, but you get a large, almost 12-inch by 12-inch cooking area ready to hold an entire 12-inch pizza, much bigger than your standard air fryer. Given you often only put food in a single layer when using air fryers, its shallowness should not affect your cooking for the most part. I loved having the extra space to spread out my food. In total, there’s still a decent 5.6-quart capacity. However, one major omission is a viewing window. I like checking on my food as it’s cooking without disrupting the process, and that’s not possible with this machine. 

Both the basket and grill plate have a non-stick ceramic coating, making it relatively easy to remove food when it’s finished cooking and helping with the cleanup afterward. However, the basket is big and bulky, so it feels similar to cleaning a large pot, which can be a huge pain. For those lucky enough to have a dishwasher, the plate and basket are dishwasher safe, saving you the headache of handwashing. 

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The basket of the Typhur Dome (Image credit: Future)

Around the back of the machine is an air vent. Though I never found it to get exceptionally hot, you’ll want to keep it a few inches away from the wall or other obstacles. The power cord is also super thick and inflexible, which became a slight annoyance when trying to reach for an outlet. At least, at over 3 feet long, it reaches relatively far. 

Beyond the app control of the Typhur Dome, you can use the large LED touch control panel. It’s straightforward and easy to master. On the left, you’ll find a bunch of presets that include Fries, Wings, Steak, Bacon, and Frozen, with their ideal cooking settings ready to go. Of course, you can make adjustments using the up and down arrows for temperature and time, and it’s possible to cook food between 105-450°F. On the opposite side are the different cooking modes: Air Fry, Roast, Broil, Toast, and Dehydrate. It’s pretty self-explanatory as to what they do. Below the temperature and cook time is a Start/Pause button, as well as a power button. A small Wi-Fi icon on the right side will constantly illuminate, letting you know if the machine’s connected to Wi-Fi and ready for app control. 

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Touch control panel of the Typhur Dome (Image credit: Future)

I found the touchscreen to be bright and easy to see, no matter the lighting in my kitchen. The up and down arrows didn’t always register my inputs, but this isn’t all that surprising. Similar to other touchscreen controls, it attracts fingerprints, so I had to occasionally wipe it down when things were looking rough. 

Overall, the Typhur Dome is best for those with lots of counter space who want to leave the machine out all the time. It looks cool, so it probably won’t take away from the aesthetics of your kitchen, especially if you're into a modern, industrial look. But for those living in smaller spaces or have smaller households, you might not want or need such a bulky air fryer. 

Score: 4/5

Typhur Dome: Performance

I tested the Typhur Dome over several weeks, observing its performance while using almost all of its cooking modes and presets—and it has a lot. Beyond making my own creations, Pinterest meals, and frozen snacks, the Typhur Dome app is full of recipes, of which I tried several. 

The most important aspect of an air fryer to me is how quickly and crispy it makes my food. Luckily, I found the Typhur Dome extremely efficient, with phenomenal results regardless of the function. 

Initially, I wanted to give the recipes in the app a try. This is the first air fryer I’ve tested with an app, and though it can be convenient at times, it’s not all that necessary. With it, you basically get all the functionality of the LED touch screen, letting you select modes and presets, as well as adjust time and temperature, which will then appear on the air fryer’s display when connected via Wi-Fi. 

Using recipes in the Typhur app takes things a step further with a handy feature that automatically adjusts the time, temperature, and cooking mode for that recipe on the machine when you select “start cooking” on the recipe on your phone’s screen.  However, many recipes require preheating, which isn’t taken into account—a weird, annoying oversight. I also couldn’t actually begin the cooking process from my phone. You need to physically go over to the machine and start it yourself. 

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Typhur app control, recipe in app, and automatic adjustment of air fryer settings using recipe  (Image credit: Future)

Kale chips were the first recipe in the app I decided to try out. It was a quick and simple recipe that required little effort—my favorite kind. The basket has a spacious cooking area. So, I could fit a good amount of kale in a single layer. The air fryer needed to preheat, and I did that by selecting the physical buttons on the machine. After preheating, I selected “start cooking” on the app, and the settings automatically adjusted on the air fryer. It’s nice that I didn’t need to worry about doing it manually. But in reality, it probably saved me all of 10 seconds. The machine is relatively quiet, too, hitting under 60 dB with a simple beep when the food is done. 

This recipe only requires you to cook the chips for four minutes, flipping the kale halfway through cooking. However, one glaring omission from this air fryer is a flip reminder that goes off at the halfway point of the cooking process. Many air fryers offer this feature, and I’m shocked that Typhur didn’t include it on this pricey machine. That means you need to be on top of your cooking or set your own alarms to remember. Still, after two minutes, I flipped the kale chips and cooked them for another two minutes. When finished, I found they weren’t as crisp as I preferred, so I ended up putting them in for about two more minutes. After, they were crispy to perfection and still ready faster than expected. 

I made a few other recipes from the app, including the crispy chickpeas, brussels sprouts, crispy chicken wings, garlic and parmesan potato wedges, and apple chips. For the most part, I found that everything cooked quickly, but I usually needed more time than the recipe suggested. I prefer my food to be extra crispy and well done. So, I may have been a little picky.

The most impressive recipe was the chicken wings. They had super crispy skin, while the insides were perfectly juicy, all with minimal oil. I didn’t even need to add any sauce; they were that good. And I like to think I’m a chicken wing connoisseur being from western New York. The machine cooked all the wings in about 20 minutes, slightly longer than the recipe but still quick compared to other machines I’ve used. Plus, you could fit tons of wings in the cooking area, making it perfect for bigger households or parties. However, weirdly enough, the settings for the temperature and time on the recipe were different than the wing preset button on the machine. 

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Crispy chicken wings cooked in the Typhur Dome (Image credit: Future)

For the most part, all the app recipes that I used stuck with the air fryer function. Only two were different: the garlic and parmesan potato wedges and apple chips. The potato wedges used the roast function, and I decided to make the wedges using both the roast and air fry settings. Admittedly, I couldn’t tell the difference in the cooking modes. The apple chips used the dehydrate setting and turned out absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to use this setting for more fruits and other foods. The apples were cooked low and slow at 205°F for 2 hours, and when finished, they were perfectly crisp while remaining insanely flavorful. It honestly tasted like candy. 

You can opt-in to receive notifications from the Typhur app on your phone. I found the notifications slightly annoying, as it would tell me every single time I opened the basket, which I was obviously aware of. But it was handy when something finished cooking, and I was out of the room and couldn’t hear the beep. 

Moving away from the app recipes, I wanted to test other functions and presets. The toast function intrigued me since you usually don’t see that in basket air fryers. I cooked up some frozen waffles at the manufacturer's standard cooking setting at a temperature of 400°F for 6 minutes. Surprisingly, the waffles were ready after that exact cooking time, having a nice little crunch. I still think a toaster or toaster oven does it a little better and quicker, but it's a great feature if those appliances aren’t handy. 

The user manual of the Typhur Dome also features cook times for a variety of common foods. I made frozen chicken breasts, meatballs, and french fries with results similar to the recipes from the Tyhpur App. So, I ended up cooking the food slightly longer. Still, it was ready surprisingly fast and crispy (when I wanted it to be). This air fryer will put your oven to shame. I even made an entire frozen pizza in the air fryer. It's hard to believe it could fit a 12-inch pizza, but somehow it does, cooking the pizza just as great as your oven in under 10 minutes. 

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Pizza cooked in the Typhur Dome (Image credit: Future)

Beyond that, I thinly sliced some potatoes and followed a recipe online for chips. They were ready quicker than the recipe suggested, so luckily, I checked on them. I miss a food viewing window, as I wouldn’t have needed to disrupt the cooking process to check on the chips. Cooking potato chips also alerted me to one weird quirk with the Typhur Dome. The fan’s power is sometimes too intense, and it shifts food. On multiple occasions, I would carefully insert and remove the basket, but lighter foods would end in a completely different location from where I placed them, including stacked, which messes up the cooking process.  

The Typhur Dome has a few presets I tried. I used The frozen preset with various frozen treats, sticking with the standard settings as a guide, but I usually had to make adjustments. Still unsure what real purpose that preset serves. Fries is another preset, and unlike many of the settings that tended to slightly undercook my food, this one actually burned it. Finally, I tried out the bacon preset using turkey bacon, and though this was a good starting point, it needed an additional three minutes. After that time, the bacon was amazingly crispy and much better (and easier to make) than using a frying pan. There’s also a steak preset, but I don’t eat steak and never tested it. Still, given none of the presets actually hit the cooking time on the money, I’d use them as more of a guideline than anything else. 

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Turkey bacon slices cooked in Typhur Dome (Image credit: Future)

Overall, the Typhur Dome was easy to use, cooks food quickly, and makes everything perfectly crisp. I’d even heated leftovers in it, and the crispness lost while sitting in the fridge was back after 10 minutes of air frying. However, depending on what you’re cooking, it smells. After making the chicken wings, my entire home smelled of fried food for days. Not the most pleasant. 

Beyond the missing viewing window, I wish the machine had a keep warm function—something I’ve seen on machines that cost a quarter of the price. It's a nice feature that automatically turns on after cooking is finished, keeping food warm by maintaining a low temperature for a set amount of time. 

The size of the cooking area is a huge plus. It’s shocking how much food can be in there. The basket fits more than machines that technically have a larger capacity, thanks to that impressive cooking area. Even though the basket isn’t very deep. I never had a problem fitting anything I made. My one qualm is the basket’s grill plate will fall out if you try to dump the basket. This is a major burn hazard. Using tongs to remove your food is the easiest solution. 

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Removable grill plate on the Typhur Dome (Image credit: Future)

The LED control panel gets nice and bright, making it easy to see and make selections. Anyone can master it in a matter of minutes. Sometimes, the up and down arrows for the temperature and time don’t register, but it’s not a major problem. However, the panel attracts fingerprints, while the machine is prone to dust when left out. Wiping it down regularly helps combat these issues. 

Cleaning requirements for the Typhur Dome are pretty minimal. Beyond wiping down the machine, you’ll need to wash the basket and grill plate after cooking. The basket is big and a pain to hand wash, similar to a large pot. Luckily, the ceramic nonstick coating on the two components makes the food and grease easy to get off. Both are dishwasher safe, which might make your life easier if you’re lucky enough to have one. 

One feature that sets the Typhur Dome apart from other air fryers is self-cleaning. The only way to access this feature is in the app. You’re meant to do it every few times you cook, helping to maintain its performance. It essentially heats the air fryer to a high temperature to burn off all the caked-on grease and food that’s in areas of the machine that are harder to reach. You can choose between the regular self-clean, which takes an hour, or the deep clean, which takes two hours. I used this feature several times, and honestly, nothing appeared too different, though you could smell the food cooking off. I’m sure this feature will be handy for maintaining the device. 

There’s not much else required in the realm of cleaning on the Typhur Dome. Its maintenance is on par with other air fryers, with the self-cleaning feature being a nice little bonus.

Score: 4/5

Typhur Dome: User reviews

Amazon customers are satisfied with the Typhur Air Fryer's performance, size, noise level, ease of cleaning, appearance, and speed. The app is also popular among users, particularly for the self-cleaning feature, which has garnered high praise. The air fryer's spacious cooking area and noiseless operation have also received commendation.

Two users particularly appreciate the air fryer's large food basket, quickness, and the app. One specifically highlights the self-cleaning feature as a significant selling point, stating that it ensures the appliance looks new and clean. Two more acknowledge the air fryer's versatility, noting that it can cook a variety of foods evenly and quickly. They also mention that the air fryer operates quietly and is easy to clean.

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Cuisinart Air-200 Basket Air Fryer and Typhur Dome side by side (Image credit: Future)

Should you buy the Typhur Dome?

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Score card
AttributeNotesRating
Price & availabilityExtremely expensive but well-built air fryer ★★★★
DesignLarge, heavy air fryer that offers a unique dome shape, massive cooking area, and easy-to-use control panel ★★★★
PerformancePerfectly crisps and evenly cooks most foods, easy to clean, some function settings are gimmicky ★★★★

Buy it if...

You want a large cooking area. 

The Typhur Dome’s basket is shallow but offers a massive cooking area of 139.5 square inches. That means you can cook an entire 12-inch pizza or 32 wings in the air fryer, making it ideal for bigger households. 

You want crispy, evenly cooked food quickly. 

The manufacturer of the Typhur Dome claims it cooks food quicker than similar air fryers. And while there’s no way to fully test this, it efficiently cooks food, leaving it perfectly crisp and thoroughly cooked, quicker than you’d expect, especially when compared to a conventional oven. 

You want app control. 

There aren’t many air fryers with app control; The Typhur Dome is one of the few. So, you can adjust the cooking mode, temperature, and time on your phone. It’s even possible to receive notifications, letting you know when the basket is open, if your food is done, and more.  

 Don’t buy it if...

You’re on a budget. 

The Typhur Dome is one of the most expensive air fryers available. Sure, it cooks food quickly and evenly, but plenty of options perform almost as well for a fraction of the cost. 

You’re short on space. 

Dimensions of 19.7 x 15.6 x 9.6 inches mean this air fryer is an absolute behemoth that takes up a ton of counter space. Even if you have somewhere to store it after use, it’s heavy and awkward to handle, so you won’t want to move it often. 

You like to check on your food as it’s cooking. 

Unlike many premium air fryers, this one ditches the oven light and viewing window, meaning you’ll need to open up the drawer, disrupting the cooking to see how your food is coming along. 

How does the Typhur Dome compare?

The Typhur Dome is an absolute beast of an air fryer. But if you have smaller cooking needs, a limited budget, and less space, there’s no reason to get such a monster of a machine. Instead, something like the Magic Bullet Compact Air Fryer may be right up your alley. You can find it for less than $100, while its compact dimensions allow it to easily fit on your counter and tuck away after use. Sure, it only has a 2.5-quart basket, but that’s usually plenty for smaller households. It’s important to note this option only air frys, so you won’t be able to roast, toast, and broil, like on more premium air fryer models. 

Sometimes, you like the option to cook food simultaneously at different settings, and since the Typhur Dome only has one basket, this isn’t possible. The Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 XL Air Fryer rocks double baskets, allowing you to cook food at two different temperatures. You can even have the cooking times sync up so everything is done at the same time. The baskets are decent-sized at 5 quarts each, so this Ninja Foodi option is ideal for larger households, and beyond air frying, it’s possible to broil, roast, bake, reheat, and dehydrate with this machine. It doesn’t hurt that it retails for half the cost of the Typhur Dome, too. 

Maybe you’re after an air fryer similar to the Typhur Dome but for a much more affordable price tag of $150. Enter the Cuisinart Air-200 Basket Air Fryer. This machine has a single basket with a slightly larger capacity of 6 quarts—though the cooking area is smaller—and a large LED control panel. There are various presets and cooking modes, and it even comes with a cooking window and a keep-warm feature: two things I wish the Typhur Dome included. However, Cuisinart’s offering is still quite bulky and heavy.  

How I tested the Typhur Dome

I used the Typhur Dome for three weeks, attempting to test all its different settings and features. From full meals and snacks to frozen foods and dehydrated fruits, I observed how quickly and evenly the air fryer cooked different foods. The machine also comes with recipes on the app, and I was sure to test out some of those as well. After cooking, I’d clean the device to discern how easy it was. 

During my testing, I didn’t need to change much in my daily routine. The only inconvenience is the massive space the air fryer took up on my counter. But after I got over that, I found it easier and quicker to reheat certain foods and cook frozen foods than my microwave or toaster oven. 

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Danielle Abraham
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Danielle Abraham is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles who spends most of her time covering all things tech. When she’s not writing, you’ll probably find her obsessively reading, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, or scouring the web for anything related to music history.