Air fryers are amazing kitchen appliances. Ask anyone who uses an air fryer frequently and they’ll tell you the same thing. A quality air fryer gives you delectable, crispy, fried-like foods – so you can enjoy a variety of culinary delights to your hearts content. But there’s one thing air fryers lack that would make them even better and more valuable. What’s this missing element? It’s the added functionality of being able to grill foods like you would on the backyard barbeque. Fortunately – the game has changed – as you’re about to discover in this PowerXL Air Fryer Grill Review.

 

PowerXL air fryer grill – stainless steel

What’s In The Box?

Power XL air fryer
Removable nonstick grill plate
Rotisserie spit set
Stainless steel roasting rack
Mesh air fry basket
Drip tray
Baking pan
6-piece accessory package
Printed recipe book (with 20 delicious recipes inside)

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Large capacity with multiple trays that allow you to cook different kinds of food at once
  • Higher temperatures creates perfect sear and grill marks
  • Plenty of different accessories included
  • Multipurpose air fryer with lots of functions
  • Clear glass door allows you to watch your food cook and monitor it easily
  • Relatively compact air fryer sits on the countertop comfortably
  • Drip pans are easily removable and help to catch spills
  • Built in bell is loud enough to hear in the next room
  • Lots of foods comes out tasting great
  • Air fries beautifully and fast
  • Bakes and roasts evenly
  • Easy to operate with training
  • It’s lots of fun to cook pretty much anything in this air fryer (and to do so in a healthier way)
  • Included air fryer basket can fit an entire standard bag of frozen fries inside
  • Able to keep your counter clean of multiple appliances because this one does so many things
  • Cooks dinners without heating up the whole kitchen
  • Control settings are knobs rather than digital buttons (a hidden advantage for many people)
  • Expands the range and capability of any home chef
Cons
  • Some report that the lettering has started to rub off after cleaning the exterior a few times
  • Too small inside to fit a standard 12 inch frozen pizza
  • Exterior of this air fryer can get quite hot (though it happens with most air fryers)
  • Creates smoke if grease falls on the heating elements
  • Some say it’s a bit louder than other air fryer models
  • Drip tray is made of thin material and drippings can burn quickly (due to the heat source being very close to the tray
  • Control settings are not precise enough (adjustments jump by 50°F increments each time and this makes it difficult to fine-tune the temperature for different results)
  • Some say it takes slightly longer to cook food in this air fryer than other models
  • Adjustment knobs have a smooth surface rather than a knurled one (this can make it more challenging to make any adjustment – especially with wet hands)

All the Flavor, Texture and Taste You Want

Now, thanks to the PowerXL air fryer grill – you can have it all. Now all you need is this one appliance to basically replicate all your favorite taste sensations – done to perfection.

Imagine homemade burgers fresh off the grill, along with a side of crispy fries. It’s a combination that never goes out of style. And with this new grilling feature on the PowerXL – you can do all this inside – right on your kitchen counter. That means you never have to worry about inclement weather to enjoy food cooked the way you want to cook it.

Fresh Grilled Food On Demand

Who doesn’t love the taste of their favorite food right off the barbecue? Let’s face it – certain foods just taste better that way. With the PowerXL air fryer grill you can perfectly sear steaks so they come out looking and tasting like a restaurant quality meal. But you’re not limited to steaks and burgers. You can cook all kinds of meats on this grill and achieve those beautiful char grill marks – just like you’d get at a high-end steakhouse.

Of course you’re not limited to meats as the only grilling option. Not by a long shot. The PowerXL Air Fryer Grill is an excellent device to use with a variety of vegetables including: asparagus, cauliflower, squash, eggplant, corn on the cob – and more. You can also enjoy beautiful slabs of marinated tofu grilled to perfection so you get that crispy outside that tastes great. Another option is Halloumi cheese. Halloumi is a rare cheese that can be grilled and yet it still holds its shape – instead of simply melting and creating a huge mess. If you haven’t tried grilled Halloumi – we urge you to do so for an exceptional flavor bomb to complete a main course.

What else can you do with this grill function?

– Prepare a perfect Panini
– Cook mixed grilled veggies like red onion, bell peppers and zucchini
– Sear steaks and pork chops
– Char hotdogs perfectly
– Grill outstanding kabobs using a variety of ingredients
– Grill finish the perfect burrito

An Air Fryer and Grill In One + More

The thing is about the PowerXL air fryer grill is that it’s not just an air fryer and it’s not just a grill. It’s actually an Eight-in-One kitchen appliance. This means you can also bake, sear, broil, rotisserie, toast, or reheat any food you like. This multipurpose air fryer gives you every possible means of cooking delicious food in a compact unit that sits on your kitchen countertop.

PowerXL air fryer grill – black

The standard option is a stainless steel finish. But this air fryer is also available in a black exterior – should that be a better match for your home kitchen. The PowerXL Air Fryer Grill is actually an eight-in-one air fryer offering the following functionality:

Air frying
Grilling
Grilling and air frying simultaneously
Baking/pizza
Toasting/bagel
Broiling
Reheating

Endless Possibilities

Most people love the warm, crunchy flavor sensation they get from air fried tater tots, onion rings, fries, chicken nuggets, or corn dogs. Truth is – any good quality air fryer can give you that result. But when you want to do more with your limited space – having a grill function built into your air fryer opens up a whole new world of deliciousness.

Imagine being able to cook up your favorite fries or onion rings at the same time as you grill your steak like a professional chef. With the basket divider PowerXL provides – it’s easy as pie.

Another thing that seems different about the PowerXL air fryer grill from other air fryers we’ve used is that this one seems to have more effective heated air circulation. We say this because it seems to cooks food faster and crisp it up a little better. Of course, it blows any conventional oven out of the water in that regard. Add in the functionality of a grill and you can enjoy your favorite fresh-grilled foods (something previously relegated to sunny, summer afternoon) whenever you want.

Unlike most air fryers – this one actually comes with a helpful recipe book. It was developed in the manufacturer’s test kitchen and provides color photos and instructions that are easy to follow. There are plenty of dishes to try – both air fried and grilled foods.

Your Go-To Appliance

Naturally the more functions an air fryer can handle, the more versatile it becomes and the more likely it is to evolve into your number one, go-to cooking appliance. With a multipurpose product like this you get maximum bang for the buck.

As an air fryer – this thing gets top marks. The PowerXL brand utilizes high speed air circulation technology and powerful fans to circulate the air around every piece of food you cook. The result is delicious air fried food that’s similar to what you get from a deep fryer (though not exactly the same) but without being soaked in oil. So it’s a much healthier alternative.

The PowerXL air fryer grill boasts a user-friendly interface with bright LED backlighting and click wheel. You can choose from any setting with the touch of a button, or set the time and temperature to your own preference.

Efficient Cooking

Inside the cooking chamber there are two shelves plus the bottom rack – so you can simultaneously cook different foods at once.

What you’ll find with the power XL air fryer grill is that it reduces cooking time significantly when compared to a standard range. That’s due to the rapid movement of the heated air that circulates around the food in the basket. And when you properly space the food in the basket – it crisps up on every exposed surface. So you get that perfect texture and crunchy coating all over each piece.

From a mere convenience point of view, this air fryer is a more useful kitchen appliance than a conventional oven simply due to the time you save. And of course when you compare the taste of the food coming out of this to a microwave – well, there’s just no comparison! You get better tasting fresh air-fried or grilled food every time.

Indoor Grilling Made Easy

To enjoy those beautiful char marks from the grill on all your foods, simply crank up the temperature inside the air fryer to 450°F. When you operate at this maximum temperature, it’s easy to sear foods quickly and develop a glorious char that gives you that authentic gourmet restaurant look and taste on the outside while the inside is juicy, tender, and perfectly cooked.
The grilling feature enables you to enjoy all your favorite outdoor barbequed foods inside your kitchen – all year-round. You can enjoy steaks, pork chops, kebabs, burgers, sliced tofu, cauliflower steaks and grilled veggies like asparagus, peppers, or red onions – or combination of all three.

Approximate exterior dimensions are as follows: 19.125 inches wide by 11.375 inches deep by 10.5 inches high. Approximate interior dimensions are 12.5 inches wide by 11 inches deep by 7.675 inches high.

There’s also a deluxe option that includes two additional features – an egg/muffin pan and a nonstick griddle pan. This upgraded option also comes with a six piece pack of accessories. And since each bundle is available in either a stainless steel or black exterior finish, the accessory pack you get is a perfect match to your air fryer.

Those additional accessories may be useful to some people. The nonstick griddle would be a good option for cooking eggs, omelets, crêpes, pancakes, paninis and grilled cheese sandwiches. And the nonstick muffin tray would be ideal for baking muffins, cupcakes, or scones. Since both extras feature a nonstick coating, food releases easily and clean up is a breeze.

Drip Tray Advantages

The drip tray is helpful in that it helps cover the heating element. This way, when grease drips from the food during the cooking cycle – it should land on the tray and not the heating element. When sauces, marinades, oil, grease or food particles spill onto a red-hot heating element – it quickly causes smoke.

Using the drip tray while you rotisserie cook is very helpful for catching drippings. But on the downside – it limits the size of bird you can cook. It’s a small consolation though because you do not want to have any errant grease land directly on the element.

Here’s another way the removable drip tray is helpful. It can also serve as a crumb tray. This is handy whenever you’re toasting bread or air frying foods with a breaded finish.

Large Enough Without Being Too Big

This combination air fryer delivers anywhere from to 4 to 8 servings at a time – depending on what you’re cooking. At 4.8 Quarts (4.54 Liters) in size, the Power XL air fryer grill is large enough to cook up to 6 burgers at a time and is perfect for many families. According to the manufacturer, you can air fry an entire 10 pound chicken inside. But some users suggest the optimal size is somewhat less than 10 pounds and closer to 5 or 6 pounds. Anything larger could make contact with the bottom tray as it rotates.

Built-in presets make cooking popular foods like grilling steaks or air frying crispy fries super easy. And you can cook steak and fries at the same time easily, which is another sweet advantage of this air fryer.

You get a digital control panel and LED screen on the front of the air fryer to display all your settings. It takes an already amazing process for adding a delicious degree of crispiness and makes it even better by simplifying operations.

Solid Ratings

Overall, previous buyers have given the PowerXL air fryer grill a rating 4.2 out of 5 available stars. That’s a solid rating and they’ve managed to maintain this rating with well over 6800 customers reporting in. And out of all those reviews, the highest rankings were attained in the category of flavor.

Why You Might Want This Air Fryer

If you’re the kind of home chef who takes pride in your culinary creations… a foodie who understands and values great tasting food, or simply the chief cook and bottle washer in your house – chances are you’ll be delighted with the PowerXL air fryer grill eight-in-one appliance.

You can create a delicious char on grilled foods of all kinds indoors without ever having to venture outside. You’ll get similar grill marks and juicy, succulent flavor right from your kitchen – without having to worry about the smoke inside or the weather outside.

With high intensity 450° grilling heat, you will get beautiful results – perfectly grilled and crisped on the outside – and absolutely delicious, fall-off-the-bone juicy goodness inside.
And while using the air fryer function you can expect an extra crispy, golden fried coating on tater tots, fries and virtually any food that you prepare and properly cook.

Quick and Easy Cleanup

Cleanup is made easier with this design, thanks in part to the large drip tray that catches any splatters and juices from the meat as it cooks inside the oven. The tray also is easily removable so you can simply wash it clean after cooking – or line it with tinfoil to make it even easier. With the grill function, you can achieve similar results to those you get on the barbeque – without the mess typically associated with outdoor grilling.

We always recommend hand-washing all nonstick appliances – including your air fryer’s basket, tray and grill. It only takes a few minutes and it’s the best way to protect the delicate nonstick coating and extend the life of your air fryer.

Safety First

As with any air fryer, the PowerXL air fryer grill can get quite hot on the outside. It’s important to take all safety precautions and allow adequate space all around and particularly at the back – where most of the heat is generated through ventilation.

You may find this air fryer grill combo to be among the most versatile air fryers you’ll find anywhere. It’s large enough to serve a family or a small gathering in a single batch. You’ll get great tasting food and it’s always relatively easy to clean up after if you follow some simple guidelines.

Always clean the basket and grill as soon as you can after cooking (when it’s safe to do so). Often the longer you let it sit for more challenging clean up can be – although it’s a relatively easy process with this air fryer. It’s always a good idea to wipe down the grill with a warm wet soft cloth and a little bit of liquid detergent. If you have crumbs stuck on the basket, allow it to soak in the sink filled with hot water and a few drops of soap while you enjoy your meal.

Should you notice smoke coming from your air fryer – there’s a simple solution. Smoke is typically caused when grease or food juices hit the heating element. Smoke is generated as these drippings begin to burn off. The best way to prevent that from happening when air frying is to put a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the air fryer rack or line the drip tray with parchment or tinfoil. By not allowing any spills to burn on to the metal directly – smoking should not be an issue.

The Verdict

We hope you’ve found this PowerXL air fryer grill review to be informative and helpful. If you’re looking for the added versatility of indoor grilling 12 months of the year from a reliable air fryer, this one would make an excellent choice for you. This air fryer is powerful, works well and gives you plenty of options to choose from to create mouthwatering meals.

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