As its name suggests, the Big Boss air fryer, is indeed a large air fryer with a staggering 16 quart (15 L) capacity that enables it to cook two dishes on top of each other.
It comes with an adjustable temperature of up to 450 °F, a timer, and perhaps most interestingly has an advertised ‘triple cooking power’ that uses halogen, convection, and infrared heat to cook your food.
So how does this work? Well, the infrared heats up the food from the inside out whilst retaining internal moisture. The halogen and convection part works similar to a halogen convection oven and uses a halogen lamp to produce heat which is then spread via a fan.
Now, the most important question, does this technology actually results in air fried perfection?
We tested fries – the staple food of the air fryer. The recipe book that comes with the unit recommended a temperature setting of 450 °F and a time of 20 minutes.
At the end of the time (including flipping the food over midway) we found the fries on the edge of the mesh basket to be cooked more than the ones in the center. We had to cook the fries for 5 minutes longer to get all of them to a good level of crispiness.
Obviously the larger size and capacity means that the superheated air simply cannot get to all the pieces as effectively as a smaller air fryer. Luckily there is a 60-minute timer which we feel is needed since food is probably going to take a little longer than expected.