A new kitchen appliance that was introduced a few decades back completely revolutionized the way things worked in there, in terms of usage as well as the space that was being taken in the kitchen area. Using rapid air technology these machines have elevated the traditional cooking methods to sophisticated ways of getting the same result. Initially the fryers were barrel-shaped but in time they have evolved to resemble toaster ovens which uses little oil for tasty frying, cooking, baking, grilling or roasting. Whatever be the mood, vegetarian or non- vegetarian it has something for everyone. As new discoveries kept popping up, it was all about reducing the usage of space in the kitchens. The result till date surprises housewives because not only do these gadgets reduce the efforts that need to be taken while preparing dishes, but are comparatively easier to clean and maintain as well.
Compare What are they? Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PROThe Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer claims in it’s advertisement to be the pot of your dreams, one pot with a dual lid to do it all. Sounds like something out of a Lord of the rings movie story right ? Well this two in one kitchen appliance is a pressure cooker as well as an air fryer which should not just reduce the cooking time but also ensure the perfect moist temperatures.
The Power XL Air Fryer is just what the people had been looking for when it comes to the perfect French fries, chicken steak, roasts, fish tacos, pies, waffles you name it and this machine can do it for you. Indulge into your food fantasies and watch them come to life with a digital air fryer that is created to replace pans, deep fryers, toaster ovens and other similar appliances.
The Power XL Air Fryer PRO is a 6 Qt. air fryer that is bound to give the users mouth watering dishes like savory chicken, authentic kebabs(Yes, you read that right) or even pork roasts for the finest food experience. All that without having to go through the trouble of prepping and cleaning like in the old days. Sound boring and useless for a vegetarian? Well one can use the dehydrator to make the healthiest herbs, veggies, fruits and so much more.
Verdict: The Power XL PRO proves to be the most efficient of the three mentioned above since it provides unique opportunities for the users to be able to do the right kind of things to their food. While one rarely uses pressure cookers these days, the air fryer pro seems to have many more relevant uses in today’s households.
Compare Features: Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PRO
Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air FryerIt has a specially designed “Dual Lid” which is made to trap the heat internally to help regulate the perfect temperatures thus maintaining the moisture using the heated steam. The Air fryer’s lid has a unique heating element and a convection turbo-fan which creates a whirlwind of hot air for the perfect crispy crunch. Claims are that this product can cook meals 70% faster. It has a dehydrator feature and a stainless steel pot which makes it dishwasher safe. It also goes automatically into a “Keep warm ” mode to ensure the nicest sear on the food.
Power XL Air FryerIt too has a rapid air heating technology that surrounds the food with turbo cyclonic air to deliver a much healthier version of the food. With a 3.4 Quart Easy Load Basket with non stick coating; 7 preset programs with easy one-touch digital control that lets the user roast, air fry, bake, steam, sauté, and grill. It has a digital Timer with automatic shut Off; manual time and temperature programming options; 1500 or 1700 Watts of Turbo- Cyclonic Power which gets the super heated air to heat up to 400° while it remains absolutely cool to the touch on the easy grip handle. All Air Fryer XL accessories are dishwasher safe and easy to clean up.
Power XL Air Fryer PROThis is a 1700 watt fryer packed with a rapid air flow technology that regulates the best kind of heat for the food along with the 7-in-1 multi-cooker which was created with the idea to replace deep fryers, rotisserie, dehydrators, convection oven, oven toasters, and pizza grills. It claims to deliver 70% fewer calories from fat than deep-fried food and it is possible to achieve that using the 8 digital Pre-Set Programs with easy one-touch digital control that lets the user roast, air fry, bake, steam, sauté, and grill featuring a digital timer with automatic shut off as well as a manual time and temperature programming option.
Verdict: The Power XL PRO once again proves to be the winner in this category based on the many features that are available for the convenience of the users. Power is everything, with 1700 watts its possible for the users to be able to have high quality food prepared over longer hours without having to worry about anything since there are already pre-set programs. No room for errors with this wonderful product.
Where do they Differ: Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PROThe Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer can’t be used as a rotisserie but apart from that it claims to perform the role of 12 appliances which are “Air Fryer”, “Electric Pressure Cooker”, “Rice Cooker”, “Slow Cooker”, “Steamer”, “Canner”, “Sous Vide”, “Yogurt Maker”, “Bake”, “Saute”, “Grill” and “Roast” and one extravagant claim to cook the meal 70% faster than other appliances.
With 80% less calories in the cooking at 1500-1700 watts, The Power XL has a 7 preset program system with easy one-touch digital control that lets the user Roast, Air Fry, Bake, Steam, Sauté, and Grill the food.
The Power XL PRO is a 7-IN-1 multi-cooker with 1700 watts of power delivers 70% lesser calories from fat than deep fried food. It is packed with unique 8 digital pre-set programs with user friendly one-touch digital controls that let the user roast, air fry, bake, steam, sauté, and grill.
Verdict: Clearly the winner in this category is the Emeril Lagasse pressure air fryer with it multi-user appeal. It might seem like a really high-end product but with the number of ways to cook the food with it, it is indeed something worth owning for the kitchen. Why keep different machines if only one can do the entire trick. Save more space in the kitchen because less IS more.
Compare Cooking Methods: Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PROThe Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer using the “Pressure + Air Fry” attribute can make ribs brown and tender compared to the soggy ones cooked in an ordinary pressure cooker. The unique feature here is that it cooks with “hot air” and not oil. The Dual-lid technology is also one to watch out for since it is the real hero in the entire process. It has a heating element and a convention turbo fan that creates a whirlwind of super -heated air. This Rapid Air Technology makes this product stand out from the rest since whenever one thinks of deep fried food, they know it’s definitely going to be oily.
The Power XL Air Fryer reduces all the fat and has a Rapid Air Technology that enables the power air fryer to surround the food with a whirlwind of turbo cyclonic air to deliver a much healthier version while consuming upto 1500 or 1700 watts of power heating the food at 400 °.
The Power XL PRO is a multi-cooker that uses a 360° air circulation method to make the magic happen. This unit heats instantly so there is no more waiting for the food plus no more added fat.
Verdict: The Rapid Air Technology is something that is common with all three of the products yet the Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer stands tall in this comparison since it has a unique Dual-Lid technology which ensures that the food cooked is in separate compartments thus ensuring thorough cooking throughout the process.
Compare Specs: Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PROThe Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer has a Dual Lid design which separates an electric pressure cooker and the air fryer section. It has a stainless steel pot which supports the process of convection cooking.
The Power XL is a 3.4 quart basket with a non-stick coating which makes it compact and easy to clean in the dishwashers. Its dimensions are 12.8 x 11.4 x 13.2 inches with a minimal weight of 11.18 pounds.
The Power XL PRO is a 6 to 8 quart 8-in-1 multi-cooker with dimensions of 14.96 x 13.4 x14.56 inches and weighs 19.1 pounds.
Verdict: The Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer has a newer design with the first of it’s kind Dual-lid while the other two products have a similar build.
Compare Heating Elements: Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PROThe Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer has a keep warm mode where in when it finishes cooking it automatically goes into “Keep Warm” mode so the users get fresh food everytime. The air fryer can also be used as a dehydrator and it uses hot air to cook the food instead of oil.
The Power XL and the POWER XL PRO use Rapid Air Technology that enables the air fryer to surround the food with a whirlwind of turbo cyclonic air to cook it to perfection. It claims to heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.Verdict: The Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer with it’s Keep warm mode keeps the food super fresh and healthy and thus is the winner in this category.
Compare Temperature RangeWhile the temperatures can be regulated as per requirement in the Emeril Lagasse fryer and the POWER XL PRO, in case of the POWER XL it delivers high quality cooking up-to 400 degrees.
Compare AccessoriesThe Power XL PRO arrives with the oven, 10 stainless skewers for perfect kebabs, a rotating mesh basket that’s ideal for fries, a rotating rotisserie spit, 3 air flow racks, an oil drip tray, and 3 recipe books while the POWER XL includes only a single recipe book.
Verdict: The POWER XL PRO is the winner in this category since it gives more than expected and after all, who doesn’t like freebies right?
Compare Power: Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PROThe Power XL is packed with 1500 to 1700 watts of power while the Power XL PRO has 1700 watts of pure energy. The higher the power the more is it’s potential to last longer in the kitchen during the cookouts. An appliance with higher power has more capacity to perform better since it reduces the chances of over heating thus maintaining the right temperatures and efficiently delivering standard dishes on time.
The verdict is that both these appliances are reliable enough since they pack considerable amount of energy for their sizes and will be able to get the job done when required. This feature makes them a must have in the kitchen. Less power means long cooking times and often under-cooked food. As far as how much electricity is it really wasting? A typical electric pressure cooker takes up anywhere up to a 1000watts so in actuality a 1700 watt power appliance isn’t the most reliable option to select out of the bunch. This makes the Power XL under powered to say the least.
Compare Reviews: Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer vs Power XL Air Fryer PRO
Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer AdvantagesKeep-Warm Mode – When the Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer is finished cooking it automatically goes into “Keep Warm” mode so that it delivers fresh food every single time. This is a very convenient feature.
Dehydrator – Use Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer as a Dehydrator. Dehydrate fruits without added sugar and dyes. This is an essential feature for the health conscious users.
Stainless Steel Pot – The Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer’s cooking pot is stainless steel. That means it is PTFE and PFOA free. The pot can go in the dishwasher and can also be rinsed in water.
Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer DisadvantagesNo Oil Zone – Do not add oil in the Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer. It is not meant to cook with oil. The Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer is not designed to handle the oil fumes and can cause uncontrollable fire.
What is it not? – Of-course after reading the specs, the million dollar question whether there actually is something that it can’t be? Yes, the Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer cannot be used as a rotisserie.
Poor After-Sales Servicing – This item does not come with any warranty. So if the appliance stops working, it is total a waste of the money.
Too Much Noise – Unlike what has been advertised, the Emeril Lagasse’s Pressure Air Fryer is noisy and is difficult to clean, especially under the lid.
Takes Time – It does not reduce cooking time in-fact it takes up more time to cook the food as compared to the traditional methods.
The Power XL Air Fryer AdvantagesLesser calories – With the PowerXL Air Fryer one can cook healthy meals for the entire family, meals that are fried but have 70% less calories.
Char-grilled results indoors – The PowerXL Air Fryer claims to heat the food up to 450 Degree Fahrenheit. The cyclonic air combined with high temperature heating gives the user char-grilled results indoors!
Consumes less space – This is an 8-in-1 kitchen appliance so it definitely saves up a lot of indoor space.
The Power XL Air Fryer DisadvantagesTough to Clean – Indeed it turns into a messy affair when the grease splattering on the interior of the Air Fryer turns out to be hard to clean. The grease coming out of bacon and burger splashes on the interior of the PowerXL Air Fryer. The grease issue is so grave that many buyers regret their decision of buying the Power XL Air Fryer. It is unfortunate that the grease makes its way into all the cracks and crevices of the door handles. The pans get stained making it really inconvenient to clean.
Smoker Alert – Despite what has been advertised this product is not smoke-free. There are numerous complains about how houses have filled with smoke while cooking bacons, burgers, zucchini and more.
Noisy – The bigger the fan, the more the noise. While using the rotisserie the Air Grill makes banging noises as well.
Low Energy – With about 1500-1700 watts this product can safely be termed as an under powered one. The standard for such products are said to be 1800 watts which means the food will cook evenly in a lesser amount of time.
Too Compact – The Power XL Air is not as tall as the regular convection toaster oven air fryers are, so one cannot stack the food, if they do so the food gets very near the heating element at the top which can burn it.
Over Heats Too Fast – The Power XL Air Fryer Grill gets extremely hot and has to be kept away from other things on the kitchen counter. This is a big kitchen appliance and many people might get intimidated while handling it once it gets hot.
The Power XL Air Fryer PRO AdvantagesIncredible Taste – Some happy users have had the product for more than 4 years and use it everyday. Whether it is wings, breaded shrimps or roasting a small chicken the food is incredibly moist and tasty which rips the bone off the meat.
The Power XL Air Fryer PRO DisadvantagesDisappointing Interior Size – Users assumed it could fit a turkey since the recipe book only has recipes for turkey breasts. That’s only one part of a turkey there is no way that one can get a turkey to fit inside unless its 3-4 lbs.
Waste of Money – Some unhappy users said that the product ceased to function within 3 days of purchase. The fan quit working first, then the inside light and then the whole unit.
Burnt Smell – In some cases there was horrible odour after cooking and the burning plastic smell that seeps into the food and all of the accessories are hard to get rid of.
Poorly Designed Rotisserie The rotisserie is poorly designed and the coating wears off the catch pan.
False Warranty Claim – Users need a good warranty because these units have a nasty habit of failing in the first year. However in fine print is hidden a mere 60 day return policy which upset multiple users once they noticed this flaw.