Buying an air fryer may be an impulse buy but you really should take your time and do some research before you buy one especially if you are considering the DASH Compact Electric Air Fryer. On the surface, we all know that air fryers can reduce fat in your diet. There are so many different types and sizes that it pays to be a little knowledgeable about them before you make a purchase.
This review will discuss the DASH Compact Electric Air Fryer and Oven Cooker. This particular air fryer didn’t do so well in our estimation. There are many things about this air fryer which will make you think twice. Read on before you buy.
Main Features of the DASH Compact Electric Air Fryer.
Air Fryer Dimensions:
- 7.8 x 10.6 x 12.2 inches
- Air Fryer Weight:
- 7.55 pounds
- Basket Size (Volume):
- 2 QT
- No of Persons Designed For:
- Aqua, Black, Grey, Red, and White
- Analogue/ Digital :
- Digital Display
- Dishwasher Safe:
- Crisper Drawer
- Max Temp:
- 30 Minutes
- 1200 Watts.
- Safety Features:
- Auto-shut off function
- cool touch housing and handle
- Cooking ability:
- Air frying
- Rotisserie / Self-stirring: No
- Customer Service:
- (DASH Nonstick Airfryer Accessory Bundle)
- Baking Pan
- Frying pan
- Instruction Manuel
The DASH Compact Electric Air Fryer + Oven Cooker features a digital display, non-stick fry basket, recipe guide, temperature control, and auto shut-off feature.
It comes in red, black, gray, aqua, and white. It also has a few different sizes to choose from–1.6 litre up to 2 qt.
The digital display has 5 presets as well as a manual setting. The temperature can be set as high as 400 degrees and has 1200 watts.
This air fryer is both compact and lightweight. Perfect for small apartments, college dorms, or traveling in a camper or RV.
Because the DASH air fryer is so small and compact, it makes storage very easy. This air fryer measures only 7.8” x 10.6” x 12.2” and weighs only 6.8 pounds.
The DASH air fryer is very easy to clean. The fry basket is non-stick so it’s dishwasher safe. The tray easily detaches from the unit so you can place it in the dishwasher or sink for easy cleaning.
Unit Doesn’t Last Long
Unfortunately, the DASH air fryer is very unreliable and doesn’t last very long. There have been complaints that the unit stops working shortly after only a few uses, the unit doesn’t turn on, the digital display is blank even though the air fryer is plugged in and switches on, or the unit doesn’t last more than a few months.
Other complaints have been around the actual cooking process. The DASH Air fryer doesn’t cook evenly. Even when food has been turned a few times, french fries have been half burned.
There have even been complaints from customers that the product they received was defective right out of the box. The air fryer was dented and most likely had already been returned and the customer had been sent a refurbished unit.
31% One Star Amazon Reviews
This air fryer started out as a very popular product on Amazon. No doubt due to the fact that it’s lightweight and compact. You get all the benefits of an air fryer without all the bulk, right? Wrong!. Unfortunately, there are many 1-star reviews on this product. Of the 836 customers who reviewed this air fryer, 46% gave it a 5-star rating while 31% gave it only a 1-star rating!
Not Answering Most 1-Star Reviews
Good customer service would indicate that the manufacturer would be anxious to address any and all issues with their products. Especially where public reviews are concerned. Unfortunately, DASH has not answered most 1-star reviews. There’s a company video that states how important customer service is but the follow-through seems to be lacking.
Check out this video on the DASH Compact Electric Air Fryer to learn more about how it works.
DASH No Longer Selling This Air Fryer
No doubt the numerous problems reported about this product has caused the manufacturer to stop selling this air fryer. Rather than address the issues with this particular product, there are other air fryers from this company that may be better valued.
The most disappointing thing about reviewing this air fryer is not so much the problems that customers had with it but the lack of customer service from the manufacturer. So I really couldn’t recommend this air fryer. Luckily, it’s no longer for sale.
Instead, FryDay Dave’s recommendation is the Gourmia GAF365 2.2 Qt Digital Air Fryer which has better ratings. Should something go wrong with your Gourmia air fryer, you’ll also get much better customer service.
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