Chances are you’ve already seen the infomercial for the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 at least once.
But if you’re anything like me, you might have watched it a few times and wondered if this combination oven was right for you.
After all, it looks like you can cook some amazing meals this thing and it’s from the famous TV chef Emeril Lagasse we’ve all come to know and love.
But is it worth getting for your home? In this brief article – we’re going to take a close look – so you can learn all the important details before you decide.
Delicious Food Made Easier
It’s difficult to ignore an infomercial designed around something that cooks such a variety of food that looks absolutely mouthwatering.
Of course – the program is essentially an advertisement that’s made for TV with a celebrity chef.
But if you’d like to prepare tasty meals at home it makes sense that you would want to have every available tool, gadget and appliance to make that happen.
The Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer measures 19.3 inches wide by 15.1 inches deep by 10.4 inches in height.
Interior dimensions are approximately 12.5 inches wide by 11 inches deep by 5.7 inches high. It weighs in at 15 pounds and comes with a one-year warranty.
This countertop oven utilizes 15 Watts of power – which is plenty to cook virtually any dish in a variety of ways.
With a 16 quart internal capacity and 12 preset (one touch) functions, this air fryer/oven is a breeze to operate.
Those preset functions include air fry, toast, bake, broil, rotisserie, slow cook, roast, dehydrate, reheat and warm – as well as two of the most popular foods on the planet – bagel and pizza.
Each setting is designed to give you a simple way to prepare delicious-tasting meals, snacks and desserts at home.
Easy To Set Up and Use
This model also includes an LCD control panel which makes it easy to understand and monitor operations.
There’s also an accompanying recipe book with 30 recipes – spelled out in glorious detail with vibrant color photography that brings each magical dish to life.
It toasts bread well, transforms a frozen pizza into a delicious snack or meal and is even capable of baking delicious pies, cakes and crumbles at holiday time or whenever you want to create something a little extra special.
It’s equipped with a built-in LCD control panel that is clear to read and easy to understand.
Just plug the unit, rotate the select dial to choose any one of the 12 preset functions and you’re ready to cook like a pro.
When choosing certain functions like “air fry” for example, you can adjust the temperature dial anywhere between 120 to 400°Fahrenheit as well as the time dial anywhere from 1 to 45 minutes.
This manual adjustment capability is available using any of the 12 preset functions.
So with this air fryer/oven – you have total control of your cooking experience, and this opens up a world of possibilities where virtually any dish you can imagine is within your capability.
Since the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 is first and foremost an air fryer – it’s capable of giving you crispy, delicious fried food without much (or any) oil.
So you get to enjoy a variety of foods that taste fantastic – without the excess fat and calories.
One Versatile Oven
Not only can you air fry, with this countertop appliance you can also broil foods to get that beautiful golden brown finish on top before serving.
There’s also a rotisserie attachment to turn your air fryer/oven into an automated rotisserie oven capable of cooking mouth watering chicken, Cornish hens, and roasts of all kinds and have it juicy on the inside and crisp on the outside.
As food cooks on your rotisserie, the excess fat drips from the meat into the provided pan – instead of ending up on your plate.
You can also slow cook, re-dehydrate, bake – and more.
All of these functions are available in this versatile countertop oven that text takes up only a little more space than the average toaster oven would.
Read The Manual
We always recommend reading the manual that accompanies your new kitchen cookware – whatever it may be.
The problem is that most manuals are poorly written and difficult to understand.
It’s extremely frustrating when all you want is some clear direction but you can’t find it.
The good news is this is definitely NOT the case with the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer.
Clear instructions and pictures are provided to help you quickly comprehend the capability and functionality of this multifunctional kitchen countertop oven – so that you can master it in no time at all.
A Standout Air Fryer
As an air fryer, this appliance works really well, and the best results seem to come when you air fry a single layer of food at a single time.
If you add too much food – the heated air cannot by each piece and cook it to perfection.
Effective air frying requires having hot air circulate around the food completely and evenly, and this air fryer works really well with chicken wings and nuggets, fries, butternut squash, frozen tater tots, tofu, roasted nuts – as well as many other foods.
Unlike some models where preheating is optional, on the Emeril Lagasse air fryer it is an essential component of the cooking process.
But that’s not a problem because once the oven gets up to the right temperature, your food will start cooking immediately.
Dehydrating Capability Too
Included in the recipe book are five recipes specifically designed for the dehydrating function of this air fryer.
If you’re new to dehydrating foods – you’ll find these step-by-step guidelines super helpful.
The only problem is that all five recipes require dehydrating times of 10 to 12 hours.
This is normal when you’re using a device of this kind that operates at a low temperature, but strangely, the preset on the dehydrate function of the Emeril Lagasse air fryer is set for six hours – so you need to run two cycles.
Multiple Operations In One
Another function where this oven really shines is the rotisserie.
If you enjoy that beautiful rotisserie taste – whether it’s chicken, pork roast, or prime rib you’re cooking – you’ll appreciate an oven like this in your kitchen.
Keep in mind that while using the rotisserie function, it’s important to limit the food you put on the spit to a capacity of 4 pounds.
You also want to make sure that it’s held tightly to the spit.
Since the rotisserie continually turns, you want it to turn your food consistently as intended.
If you need to cook something that’s more than 4 pounds – consider using the roasting function rather than the rotisserie spit.
You can bake in this thing countertop air fryer just like you would in a regular oven.
But the difference is that it won’t heat up your kitchen, which is especially helpful on those hot summer days and nights.
Toasting is easy too. And you can use virtually any kind of bread – even bagels and English muffins.
Just turn the dial to the toast function, set the darkness dial to the level you want and press “Start”.
The machine knows how much time is required to give you the exact level of toasting you desire.
Wash Accessories By Hand
Always wash the removable accessories by hand using hot water and a microfiber cloth or soft sponge.
For best results, it’s important to clean your accessories just after using them.
It’s also important when using the drip tray to either line it with foil to protect the finish, or to rinse it out and wipe it clean before food spills or drippings get baked on.
Another great feature of the Emeril Lagasse oven is that you can use multiple functions at the same time.
For example, you could use the crisper tray and pizza rack, since there are multiple tray positions available.
But keep in mind that you may want to move those trays around so they cook evenly.
What’s your find is that for a lot of dishes, you simply won’t need your oven anymore because this one can do it all with less effort and often in less time too.
You’ll get delicious food that’s fun to cook in a relatively compact oven that’s far more energy efficient than most regular full-size ovens.
You’ll likely save substantial time using this compact powerhouse as opposed to a large more spacious oven.
Since it’s smaller in size, it heats up and cooks faster than a standard oven.
Cooked To Perfection
Simply choose your desired preset and start to cook your dishes.
The 360° quick cook technology (which is essentially air frying capability) ensures that your food cooks evenly on all sides.
Inside, the food remains tender and moist while the outside develops a nice crispy, crunchy coating that’s a lot like deep fried foods.
You get that delicious crispy texture and incredible flavor.
Foods cook fast thanks to the five separate heating elements built-in to this air fryer.
Using an air fryer as opposed to a deep fryer has numerous health benefits.
You’ll shave oil consumption by a huge amount – and lose extra calories by default.
Yet you get to enjoy that unmistakable crunch and texture that deep-fried cooking is known for.
Who Is The Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 For?
This unit is often best suited for 1 to 5 people.
If you’re planning to cook for a larger group – you’ll need a larger oven – or, you’ll have to cook in batches which is fairly easy to do.
Bigger and Better
This latest version of the Emeril Lagasse air fryer is slightly bigger than previous versions and has more features built-in.
It is designed to plug into any standard 120 volt outlet.
Its sleek stainless steel exterior would look good in almost any kitchen.
You’ll find that this combination countertop oven is significantly larger than the average portable air fryer.
But adding such a wide range of functionality makes it a worthwhile acquisition and allows a number of options you simply don’t have with a conventional oven – or standard air fryer.
Wipe Down Regularly
After each use (especially with the rotisserie function) you should wipe down the interior of the oven thoroughly at the earliest opportunity.
You don’t have to wait for it to cool completely – just make sure it has cooled down enough to safely apply a damp cloth inside.
It’s cleverly made to be user-friendly with an intuitive design and is useful having dials rather than buttons to adjust the settings.
With a backlit display screen and helpful descriptions on the side of the door – it’s easy to learn how to use the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360.
And if you’re looking for optimal efficiency – this oven can help you achieve it.
It’s a multi-use appliance that can replace several different appliances in your kitchen – including any standalone convection oven.
With five different heating elements, you are essentially adding commercial cooking capability to your home kitchen.
What Can You Do With This Countertop Appliance?
Well for starters you can toast six slices of bread, roast a whole turkey, air fry or rotisserie crispy and delicious chicken, or slow cook a homemade sauce for up to 10 hours.
You can also roast delicious vegetables, dehydrate fruit, or make all the jerky you want.
And you can bake a restaurant-quality pizza – complete with crispy crust and piping hot toppings, but that’s not all.
You can also bake some amazing desserts like cake, muffins, or sweet treats like banana bread or lemon loaf in this versatile oven.
By most accounts, this is a well designed and constructed appliance.
It can be used for regular dinners and special holiday get-together’s, and every time it can give you the tasty results you’re looking for.
Convenient and Useful
Having a countertop multi functional oven like this gives you convenience and functionality.
You can roast all kinds of meats for large gatherings, air fry crispy golden brown fries or dehydrate fruit to make healthy snacks – without the harmful preservatives found in commercially available varieties.
And the more you use it – the more useful you’ll find it becomes.
The sky’s the limit with the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360.
You can cook a wide variety of foods including roasted or fried chicken, roast beef, salmon, kebabs of all types, fresh vegetables of all kinds, sweet potato fries, bacon, blooming onions and just about any other snack or meal you can think of.
Give It Space
As with any countertop oven, it’s important to allow enough air to circulate on the outside of the air fryer/oven.
That means being sure to pull it away from the wall – or any nearby kitchen cabinets so – nothing is obstructing the oven and it can vent properly.
You still may want to adjust your cooking times to suit – even though the recipes are provided by an admired celebrity chef.
You’re cooking for yourself – or your family or friends – so you want to make sure that the food you serve is something you’re proud of preparing.
Preheating ensures that your food will get seared properly and all the juices will be locked inside.
If you don’t preheat it end up with steamed meat instead of that nice brown seared finish with a juicy taste.
If you’re looking for a single kitchen countertop appliance that can perform multiple cooking functions the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 is a solid choice.
It’s got it all – air frying, baking, rotisserie cooking, roasting, toasting and more. And it’s reasonably priced too.