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But for the door not closing it was perfectly fine!
I bought this air fryer on the back of hearing good reviews so I thought I'd give it a go given it was my first air fryer and this one is not expensive. It worked really well until I had to turn the meat or chips half way through the cooking time. It was near on impossible to get back in and although I could in the end, I'm not sure I could be bothered with this happening all the time. I gave it three attempts and had the same problem each time, so back it went. Further product reviews is that because it's plastic, once it heats up, it chan...ges shape and therefore makes it difficult to go back into place. Wish I had read the reviews more before before purchase. Other than the door not closing when heated, it was fine and cooked the food well. I'm now looking at another one and will avoid the plastic fantastic.
Purchased in June 2021 at K-Mart for $80.00.
Use it Everyday
As a single disabled person, I need to cook my food quickly. I found myself eating a lot of processed foods because of this. I friend put me onto the Anko 3.2L. I now eat healthy and feel wonderful. I do hold the back of the top of the airfryer to push the basket back in but I test first to see if it's hot and when I pull it out I rest it on a cutting board. I use between 170 - 180 degrees only. Facebook has an Anko airfryer group which shares recipes. I now wouldn't be without it. As with everything, there are lemons. I'm glad mine wasn't one of them. It is so good I bought one for my son who lives alone. I cook everything in this and very rarely use my oven now.
Purchased in December 2020 at Kmart Retail Stores for $69.00.
Its convenient and healthy cooking!
It’s a great addition to my kitchen and a very affordable price. Enjoyed cooking potatoes in a variety of ways. Chips, hasselbacks, roasties. All kinds of frozen foods from crumbed fish to dim sims and snacks are perfectly cooked. It is so quick, convenient and healthy. Oil and fat just drain away from sausages, chicken skin and red meat. I wouldn’t be without it now!
Purchased in July 2020 at Kmart Retail Stores.
Still happy two years on.
Received this for Mother’s Day 2 years ago; use it primarily for chips and wedges and it does a good job if it’s not overfilled. Those at the top cook well but those at the bottom not so much, so stopping half way to give them a good shake is necessary but not really a problem. Easier and much faster than using the oven. Great for heating up a frozen pie - microwave first then crisp up in the fryer; ready in 10 minutes. Also great for heating up baked goods like scones or rock cakes to get that freshly baked yummy crust, but not so good for bak...ing from scratch due to the ‘uncooked bottom effect’. A good size for 1-2 people. Do need to treat it kindly though. I dropped the unit the basket sits in and it dented so wouldn’t close. Fortunately I have a fix-it husband who came to the rescue.
Purchased in May 2019 for $69.00.
Drawer gets stuck
Once the unit is heated I found the drawer will no slide back into place. Assuming expansion is causing the problems, this should never be an issue. I am very disappoinyed with anko brand and will be returning this unit for a refund.
Purchased in April 2021 for $90.00.
Great for the price
I purchased this after have a few more expensive models in the past. This is just as good as them and so much cheaper. The only downside would be the size if you're a family.
Purchased in January 2021 at Kmart for $69.00.
Great unit. Works fantastic
Purchased this item 4 months ago. I use it all the time. Food cooks great. Easy to clean. Only problem is that if you set a cook time, but take item out sooner, if you put the drawer back in, the timer continues. You can’t stop the cooking timer without turning off power at wall.
Purchased in November 2020 at Kmart Retail Stores for $69.00.
Best I've had - I've had 4
Love it. I've had 4 air fryers over the last 10 years and this one has lasted the longest. I've had it for about a year and it shows no signs of slowing down. Cooks crispy chips and nuggets. Also it does it in a fraction of the time suggested for the chips in the oven. If it ever broke I'd buy the same one again.
Purchased in February 2020 at Kmart for $69.00.
Stopped working after third use.
Was loving the air fryer, but after only the third time using it, while trying to turn the machine on I receive an E1 notification and it turns back off... have tried everything and nothing is fixing the issue. Very disappointed kids as we just bought some yummies specifically for cooking in it tonight.
Purchased in January 2021 at Kmart Online Store for $69.00.
A great and inexpensive introduction to air frying
We have had our K-mart air fryer for 15 months now. For most of that time I only ever done chips in it, same as the deep frying it replaced. I now do roast, chicken pieces, roast veges and many frozen items we used to do in the over. Never had an issue replacing the tray once removed, yes, you do need to shake/move the items to ensure the circulated air gets on every item to ensure cooking, but not had an issue with this. The only problem to date was the plastic cover between the handle and the tray has come loose, but that has not affected its performane nor posed a burn risk. Changed my view on cooking totally.
Purchased in November 2019 at K-mart coffs harbour for $60.00.
Worth the money,!!
Very happy with the airflyer!!!3.5L is good enough to cook dinner for 2 people. You just love the convenience get food or snack done in such a short time. Keep a piece of foils under the basket will save you a lot of time in cleaning:)
Purchased in January 2021 at Kmart for $69.00.
Impossible to replace basket when hot!
After reading many positive reviews, I bought this with some Christmas money from my parents and expected wonders. My wife was horrified by its size and how much space it would take up in our modestly sized kitchen. I assured her there would be no looking back given the convenience and health benefits of air-frying.
However, I am sorely disappointed by this product. On its maiden cooking voyage - with 500 grams of frozen shoestring fries - I pulled the basket out to inspect the fries after 10 minutes and it proved totally impossible to replace ...
Purchased in January 2021 for $69.00.
As stated above cooks well easy to clean but impossible to replace tray when hot after inspection of food and extreme caution needed as unit quite hot and easy to cause damage to person
Purchased in December 2020 at K Mart for $69.00.
Great at first, not over time.
In the beginning, out of the box this is a great product for the price. Over time however it’s cheapness comes through:
- The basket separates from the handle
- The nonstick coating comes off from the basket base
- The plastic on the handle starts to peel
There’s also just strange limits like 30
Minute timers (if you are roasting above 30 mins you have to keep coming back), the basket getting stuck sliding in and out as the plastic warps a little, no proper on/off switch.
For the price it’s fine but if you use it regularly you’ll notice it start to break down. Our second basket has broken again and we’re just going to buy a Ninja Foodi.
Purchased in October 2020 at Kmart for $69.00.
Brilliant and politely priced
Our work kitchen got one of these after our canteen closed for Covid. It’s been going strong for nearly a year now and it is thrashed daily. So good I bought one for home! Used daily, easy clean. Occasionally put the basket through the dishwasher for a deep clean as well. Cannot fault it.
Purchased in September 2020 at Kmart Retail Stores for $69.00.
Questions & Answers
How to wash basket
The basket and base are dishwasher safe but not the top part. I soak mine first to get off any baked on hard marinades but if there is nothing to soften, I put mine straight in the dishwasher. In the instructions it says that the pan and basket are dishwasher safe.
Do people's basket of the Anko air fryer have residue left on their basket even after washing it
Mine does and I soak it overnight and still cannot get it off
What can l do
Yes, there is a slight buildup of fat from the chips around the sides of the basket; not so much the base of it. I don’t want to get too industrious about cleaning it in case I damage the non stick coating. It doesn’t seem to alter the taste of sweet foods sat all like when cooking scones.
Thank you for replying back
I cook all my chicken in their potatoes Pastizzes
I have never used my normal oven since I have bought the airfryer
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT
As I said just getting very very stressed about the residue
Thanks again mostly appreciated
I just give it a good soak and clean.
I was given a damaged Anko 3.2lt air fryer. The basket base was melted. I just want to know if the basket base (front section) can be replaced? Where can I get it from?
Check at your nearest store for spare parts. seems like someone sat it on a hot stove to melt metal.
Probably not. Fixing things seems so often not to be possible these days, and if it is then the cost is usually prohibitive. Suggest getting a new one and keeping the old for spare parts if you have room. Fortunately for me my husband was able to fix ours - highly motivated by his love of chips, lol.
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