Kalorik Air Fryer Review

Keeping things low calorie with oil-free cooking? The Kalorik has you covered. This classically designed air fryer is easy to use and can help you reinvigorate your oil-free lifestyle; you don’t have to settle for soggy fries any more! Learn more about its key features and how it compares to the competition below:

Reviewed Fryer: Kalorik Air Fryer

Kalorik FT 42139 BK Dual Layer Airfryer, Black

Build Quality

5/5

Design

3/5

Ease of Cleaning

4/5

Ease of Use

3/5

Capacity

4/5

PROS

  • 2lb capacity
  • Variable temperature control
  • Dishwasher-safe parts
  • Dual Rack
  • One-year warranty

CONS

  • No pre-programmed settings
  • One color option that we could find

Key Features

This model is a great analog air fryer that comes with many of the standard settings for models on the market. It’s an admirable worker, with a useful capacity and features that make it accessible and easy to use.

It’s a 2lb capacity model, which is on the larger size for most air fryers, and as such can create 3-4 average servings. As a result, it’s great for many sizes of family; you’ll have leftovers if you’re just a couple, it’ll serve a regular family perfectly, and you can make sides for a large family within it. Depending on what you’re planning to make, you may need a smaller or larger model.

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The Kalorik also comes with variable temperature control, so that you can control the temperature at which the machine will run very specifically. This is helpful for many recipes, which require you to be able to set your machine to different temperatures to cook different things. Models that don’t have variable temperature control always have to run at the same level, which makes them less intuitive and useful to use. It also comes with a 30-minute timer, so you can choose just how long you’d like the machine to run for.

This machine is dishwasher-safe, so it’s super easy to clean up when you’re done.

It comes with a dual-layer rack, which means that you can cook two different kinds of food at the same time without them coming into contact – useful if you’re cooking for people with food intolerances (like these dairy & gluten-free air fryer jalapeno poppers) or if you’re putting things in that need different amounts of time to cook.

This model has a one-year warranty (which we found on the Kalorik website), which is standard for many models on the market.

Design and build quality

Kalorik is a relatively new brand on the market, but it’s already established itself as one that provides quality products at accessible prices. As such, the build quality of this model is likely to be very good.

Design-wise, it’s a fairly standard air fryer design. Like most models, it has a fryer basket that comes out of the front of the machine, which is a sleek and upright design. Like most analog models, it has two dials: one that controls temperature and one that controls the timer. These controls come at regular intervals, but it’s still a less precise system than digital systems, where the temperature and time can be set to higher levels of specificity.

It’s a sleek, attractive design that comes in only one color: black and silver. It’s more attractive than many other air fryers, with detailing effects that make it look more expensive than other models. It should be noted, however, that it’s still a plastic exterior.

This model has a 3.2-quart capacity, which is enough to hold around 2lbs of food.

Is the Kalorik Air Fryer Easy to Use?

This model has a couple of useful features that make it easy to use. It has variable temperature control up to 400°F, which means you can control exactly how hot the machine is to cook a wider variety of things than is possible in a one-temperature device. Instead of being relegated to only quick-frying food, you can do things like bake cakes in your machine too (or take a shortcut with these coffee donut holes).

It comes with a timer up to 30 minutes, so you don’t have to bother using a secondary device to control how long this model runs for.

It also comes with a dual-layer rack, which few air fryers come with, and which allows you to cook two different types of food at the same time to create a complete meal without mixing foods; useful for food intolerances or cooking different foods for different lengths of time.

Unfortunately, this model doesn’t come with any pre-programmed settings, which can make using an air fryer much quicker and more convenient, but definitely not a deal breaker.

Is the Kalorik Easy to Clean

This machine is dishwasher-safe, so instead of washing it by hand you can put it straight into your machine and go about your day; very helpful if you’re often in a rush, or if you’re put off using your kitchen appliances because of extensive cleaning regimes.

How Does the Kalorik Compare to Other Models?

The GoWISE 4th Generation Electric Air Fryer is one of the top models on the market. It has a slightly larger capacity, at 3.7 quarts, than the Kalorik’s 3.2-quart capacity. This doesn’t represent much of an actionable difference when it comes to preparing food, but it could still be something to keep in mind.

Both models have the same variable temperature range and are both dishwasher-safe. Both have 30-minute timers and one-year warranties (the GoWISE’s warranty can be found here).

The GoWISE model excels when it comes to pre-programmed settings. It has seven, whereas the Kalorik has none. This makes it much easier to use, especially if you’re planning on cooking the pre-programmed options often (includes cake!) or if you’re planning to cook things that take similar temperatures and cooking times. The GoWISE also comes in is also manufactured in different colors and sizes, while the Kalorik only comes in black as far as we could tell, so if you’d like something a bit more catered to your kitchen then it might be a good bet for you.

If you're looking to learn more about the GoWise brand of Air Fryers we did a full review on them as well.​

The Philips Airfryer is the original air fryer, and one of the best on the market. It performs admirably, and its patented starfish design – and the design of the following XL version of this same model – is designed to circulate air evenly to create fast and even cooking results.

Comparing their specs, it appears that the Kalorik is a little derivative of the Philips. Both of them are analog models, with dials to control the temperature and timer found on the front and top of their interfaces. Both of them have very similar designs, although the Philips also can be purchased in white. Both have dishwasher-safe parts and one-year warranties.

Both have similar capacities, too; the Kalorik is ever-so-much larger, at 2lbs instead of the Philips’ 1.75lbs. Neither have pre-programmed settings, so they must both be used manually, and both of them are used in the same ways.

It’s very hard to recommend one over the other, because they’re similar in almost every way; however, the Philips draws forward a little with its starfish air-circulation system and the fact that it is also manufactured in white. Whether or not these are enough to justify it over the Kalorik is up to you - the final decision will probably just come down to price.

These models are also very similar, in that they’re both analog air fryer models without any pre-programmed settings. As a result, the fryer must always be controlled manually by turning the dials on the front of the machine. Both are dishwasher-safe and even have similar capacities.

There are two differences; the BLACK+DECKER model is manufacutred in two colors, black and white, and it also has a two-year warranty, which is a year longer than the Kalorik model. These are enough to propel it to being a better investment than the Kalorik, especially the warranty; it means the machine is guaranteed to perform for double the time, which is a worthwhile feature to purchase for.

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