The Power Airfyer Oven 360 is a countertop convection oven that can be used as a broiler, slow cooker, dehydrator, toaster, pizza grill, or microwave. This is my full review and update.
Where to Purchase
You can purchase the Power AirFryer Oven 360 from Amazon for about $200. It can be also be found at the official website (discussed below), or in stores such as Target or Kohl’s.
About Power AirFryer Oven 360
The Power Airfyer Oven 360 is a multi-cooker with many functions. It can be used to fry, roast, broil, slow cook, rotisserie, bake, dehydrate, toast, etc. Included with the oven is a drip tray, pizza rack, backing pan, shallow crisper tray, and rotisserie utensils. You can find the official product website at emerilairfryer360.com.
Claims & Features
- Fries food without using oil (uses heated air)
- 12 preset programs
- Cooks quickly and evenly using 5 heating elements
- Heated air up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
- Potentially 80% less calories than regular fried food
Power AirFryer Oven 360 Review
Back in 2017, I reviewed the Power AirFryer Oven which was heavily advertised in overnight infomercials, and now we have the updated 360 version which is larger and includes additional features. Like the original, the 360 version uses heated air to cook food, but this model uses racks or a rotisserie. It is essentially a counter top convection oven.
It’s a surprisingly large appliance, and the box containing the unit was so big that I had to unpack it on the floor. After reading the manual, I washed the oven as recommended by the quick start guide. For my first test, I used the toasting option to make two slices of toast. It took just over 4 minutes to toast the bread, and although I had no expectations, I was surprised that it worked as well as it did.
For my second test, I tried a steak using the broil mode. The commercial features the unit cooking steak, but no recipe guide was included with my purchase, so I tried to imitate what I saw in the commercial by placing the rack in the top slot. I turned the unit up to 400 degrees and cooked the steak for 5 minutes, then flipped it and cooked for an additional 5 minutes. My first attempt took some trial and error, and after about 20 minutes of cooking, the steak was finally done.
Now that I had found the correct cooking time, I cooked another steak at 10 minutes per side (20 minutes total) and I was more satisfied with the results. I then cleaned the drip tray in order to run more tests.
Next I tested the unit’s dehydrator. I used the crisping tray and rack to dehydrate a couple of bananas and some pineapple slices. The process took a total of 11 hours at 120 degrees, and both turned out nicely.
Next I wanted to try out the unit’s rotisserie function. The instructions state that the unit can cook up to a 4 pound chicken which is much larger than the original Power AirFryer Oven, so I tested the unit at full capacity. Using a recipe guide I found on the Tristar website, I cooked the chicken at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. During the rotisserie process, there were occasional bursts of mild smoke coming out of the oven. Despite the smoke, the chicken was perfectly cooked.
Because I get so many requests for fried chicken, I decided to try that for my penultimate test. Instead of using the recipe from the 360 Oven, I used the recipe that came on the back of the chicken seasoning. I cooked the chicken at 400 degrees for 50 minutes using the “bake” function. The fried chicken came nicely and was thoroughly cooked.
For my final test, I tried the oven’s slow cooker function. The slow cook feature requires the use of another container, so I used a small Dutch oven placed inside the 360 which was filled with pulled pork. I used the default slow cook setting which was 225 degrees for 4 hours. After about 5 hours, the pulled pork came out perfectly.
The Power Airfryer Oven 360 definitely seems to be an improvement over the original and is a good product that works as advertised. The larger capacity is an advantage, and with the purchase of additional racks, more food can be cooked at once. The only drawbacks are the unit’s price (~$200), and its large size which takes up a considerable amount of counter space.
I would hesitate to call this an air fryer, as it feels more like a countertop oven, but if you like what you see in the advertising, I think you’ll like this product.
Below are three videos featuring the Power AirFryer Oven 360. The first is my full original review from February 2019. Below that is an update video from about a year later (skip to the 14:35 mark of that video) where I discuss how the unit is holding up. The final video is a thorough comparison with the Ninja Air Fry Oven, which is a product that I found superior to the 360 oven.
If you watched the comparison with the Ninja Air Fry Oven, you’ll know that I eventually replaced by Power AirFryer Oven 360 with that unit. The Ninja is more compact and outperformed the Oven 360 in virtually all of my tests, other than capacity. With that in mind, I used the AirFryer Oven 360 on a regular basis for about a year and remained satisfied with the results. I still don’t really see it as a true air fryer, however.
I never used the rotisserie or dehydrate functions after I posted my review, as those did not seem to be the best uses for it. In fact, the primary use I had for the Power AirFryer Oven 360 was for warming up leftovers (seen in the 2nd video above). I simply prepared an entire plate of leftovers, put them in the unit with the “Warm” function, and had a plate of warm food in about 15 minutes.
After replacing this item with the Ninja, I gave it way to a friend who still uses it as of the last I heard. Thus, durability does not seem to be a problem at all.
There are many quality counter top convection ovens on the market, such as this much cheaper model with many of the same features. I have switched to the Ninja Air Fry Oven which I felt was a superior unit at the same cost.
If you are set on the Power AirFryer Oven 360, I suggest perusing the comments on Amazon to get a few more opinions.
Your Power AirFryer Oven 360 Reviews
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Updated June 2020.