Though it looks like it’s made of stainless steel, most of the parts are plastic. The oven cavity walls are made of ceramic-coated aluminum. It is not a heavy-duty appliance, but it can stand up to regular daily use.
Ease of Use
The controls are very straightforward, and the machine does most of the work for you. There are just a few things to keep in mind when using it. Make sure to preheat the air fryer for 3-5 minutes before adding food. This will help ensure that your food cooks evenly. Also, be sure to shake or flip the food halfway through cooking to prevent sticking and ensure even crisping.
The included recipe book has a lot of great ideas to get you started. The only downside is that the manual does not have many troubleshooting tips, so if you run into any issues, you may need to do some research online.
The Sur La Table air fryer did a great job of cooking food evenly and quickly. We were very impressed with how well it cooked frozen foods like french fries and chicken wings. The food came out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just it should. For best results preheat the oven to 400°F for 5 minutes.
Here are some foods we have cooked in the Sur La Table air fryer:
It was crinkle fries, to be exact. Just like on most air fryers, there is a ‘french fry’ preset, so we just hit the french fries button and brought the timer up to 20 minutes. We took the basket out to shake it up a couple of times and after 20 minutes the fries were done. They were great: crispy on the outside but not dry on the inside.
We used the tray to air fry fish sticks because they need to be turned over for even frying, and the basket is too deep to do that without breaking them. The results were amazing, nice and crispy on the outside and evenly cooked on the inside.
Roasting is a true-and-tried method for cooking pork loin, but we wanted to try how would the Sur Le Table air fryer match up. The rotisserie function is what pleasantly surprised us the most. We used the rotisserie spit and forks, which was not too hard thanks to the stand included. Just make sure that you tighten the screws really well to hold the forks in place, it’s best to use a screwdriver. The result was fantastic. The pork loin was evenly cooked throughout and had a crisp, golden-brown exterior.
All in all, this air fryer deserves high marks for its cooking performance. We suggest sticking to the instructions in the cooking book until you get a grip of how the air fryer works, and then you can start experimenting on your own.
The Sur La Table air fryer comes with a lot of accessories, giving you lots of options for cooking different foods – from side dishes, desserts, to a whole rotisserie chicken.
Here is a list of accessories Included:
- 2 Air frying trays
- 1 Drip tray
- 1 Rotating drum basket
- 1 Air fryer basket with a detachable handle
- 1 Rotisserie handle
- 1 Kebab set that includes 8 scewers and a rack
- 1 Rotisserie stand
- 1 Rotisserie spit and forks
All the accessories are dishwasher safe.
What do customers say?
The Sur La Table Air Fryer seems to have positive reviews overall by the customers. People like how easy it is to use, the variety of functions, and how well it cooks food. Some people have issues with the plastic build quality and others find it hard to find replacement parts.