GoWiseUSA 3.2 Quart Airfryer
The GoWiseUSA GW22613 model is the latest from GoWise, based in Phoenix AZ. This 3.2 quart (3.6 liter) capacity model has manual dial type controls set one inside the other, for temperature and time setting. For comparison the Philips XL model is 3 liter capacity.
Time – up to 30 minute mechanical timer
Temperature – 170 F to 390F (80 C to 200C )
Although this arrangement seem practical, the temperature figures displayed, seemed a bit random and I spent some time figuring out exactly where to set the dial, for the recipes requirements.
As with many other modern kitchen appliances, the lettering is only printed onto the plastic surface, so be careful when cleaning or these markings will soon disappear! Over the course of a week, using this apparatus in the kitchen, it became apparent that the heat dissipated by the unit was making a baked on mess on the dials, unless you are going to wash hands each time before operating the dials, they soon become caked in flour , butter or whatever you are handling and are not easy to clean. A wipe clean digital control panel would have been much better. You can read our review of the digital GoWiseUSA model here.
Not Practical in Design
Why have a door to open? Compared to the ‘standard’ model airfryer which has a simple drawer for the frying compartment, this seems over complicated, another hoop to jump through before you get to the business end.
Several buyers noted that the dial was quite fragile, in fact rather poorly manufactured and soon broke. Otherwise, quite good results were possible with this appliance, which looks smart and is fairly logically set out for normal operation. An important and negative point not seen with any other airfryer design though is how hot the unit gets, it vents hot air into the kitchen whilst working. You really have to be careful when opening the door to take out the contents not to get scalded. It is important too that you place the airfryer on a heat proof surface as the bottom gets really hot and will damage any ordinary work surface. I’m not convinced the door on this unit is a good idea, all the others have a simple drawer. The unit does switch off when opened though – a plus point.
Don’t forget to check out the newer GoWise digital airfryer model which addresses most of the criticisms about the 3.2 quart model
What the buyers of the GoWise Said…
Actually, this thing works very well, is not cheaply made, and has a larger capacity than most of the competition
The timer knob broke after 2 1/2 weeks.
After examining the knob I was surprised at how cheaply it was made. It was made from a soft plastic and had a hollow shaft with no metal reinforcement. This made me question how reliable this was going to be over time.
Price for this size is very reasonable compared to Phillips. I like the product as it can bake things in a jiffy.. daily things like frozen French toast to fries comes to crispy in matter of minutes. Now if you are thinking this thing can actually fry things made from scratch.. u might be disappointed. This can never replace a fryer but does provide you an alternate healthy way to crisp pre cooked food. It can also make your custom tortilla chips!!
Saves money by being able to reheat leftovers rather than throwing away. I have thrown frozen fries in there and they come out fantastic, not dried out like an oven. Toasted cheese sandwiches are great. Bought this one as it advertised a larger basket and it does everything our family wants
On the plus side, the size of the frying compartment was commented on by many buyers as good or much better size than most of the other models, its cooking abilities in general were favorable and of course the price was a major factor.
Comparison of the GoWiseUSA with the Philips XL
My Own Conclusion and Recommendation
I have to come down against the GoWise. Buy the Philips XL model instead. Its better made, with a decent timer, the capacity isn’t that different between the two models, there is no fiddly door on the Philips and there is less chance of any damage to your work surface.
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