Air fryers have taken the world by storm in recent years, becoming the must-have kitchen gadget.
Many people have chosen air fryers because they are more energy efficient and require less oil compared to traditional cooking methods such as ovens or deep frying.
With hundreds of air fryers on the market, available in a variety of sizes, capabilities and styles, finding the best air fryer for your needs can seem difficult.
Karaca Air Pro 2 in 1 Air Fryer offers multi-functionality, cooking methods including traditional air frying, slow cooking, grilling, yogurt making and more.
We put the Air Pro to the test, looking at everything from easy setup to making delicious vegan recipes. Read on to find out what we think.
Deep fryer 2 in 1 Karaca Air Pro Cook
Star rating: 4
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- Fast cooking
- Large capacity
- Stylish design
- Good quality
- Digital LED clock
- Dimensions/Dimension: 40.4 x 37.2 x 31.6 cm
- Features: Fryer, slow cooker, grill, yogurt
- Temperature range: 60° to 210°
- Cooking time: 1 minute – 12 hours
- Capacity: 4 liters
- Where to buy: Amazon, Karaca.
Out of the box, the Karaca Air Pro Cook is easy to set up. In addition to the large air fryer basket and removable drain pan, the Karaca air fryer comes with a pot and a splash-proof lid to slow down cooking. The instruction booklet is easy to follow and explains how to use the multi-function air fryer to its full potential.
The step-by-step guide explains how to set up the air fryer for each function, including air frying, grilling, slow cooking and even making yogurt. It also includes a cleaning guide and temperature settings for each function. However, I wish the instructions for making the yogurt included more details, such as what ingredients and amounts are needed.
I noticed it doesn’t come with a recipe book, but there are plenty of deep fryer recipes online so that’s not a major issue.
After the basket and pot have been washed and dried, the fryer is ready for use. It has a choice of preset cooking functions that you don’t get with traditional air fryers. In addition to air frying, the Karaca Air Pro can be used for slow cooking, grilling, drying fruits and vegetables, making yogurt and reheating. You can also manually set the temperature and time.
I was particularly excited about the slow cooker feature, which can cook foods like stews, curries, tagines, and more. Simply prepare the dish in the morning and let it cook all day, ready for your dinner, making dinner time less stressful (and not to mention avoiding the dreaded washing of multiple pots and pans). This one-pot cooking feature will be a lifesaver for many.
Having all these extra features in one machine is a great way to reduce your kitchen clutter, especially if you don’t have a lot of space.
I really liked the digital LED clock as it allows you to fine tune the timer and is much more visually appealing.
For this test, I just settled on the air fry function. When evaluating the cooking ability of the Karaca Air Fryer, I looked for 3 things in particular – speed, even cooking and a crispy texture.
I tested 3 foods in the fryer to better understand how well it cooks different foods. I made homemade chips, vegan popcorn chicken, and plant-based bacon.
First up were the homemade chips, I soaked the sliced potatoes briefly to remove any excess starch before drying them and lightly spraying them with olive oil, lightly spraying the fryer basket and drain pan to avoid sticking.
After 5 minutes of cooking at 200 degrees I checked the progress of the chips. I could already see them starting to turn golden brown and crispy on the corners. Within 10 minutes the chips were golden, crispy and ready to eat. They were soft and fluffy in the middle despite not being pre-cooked.
There was almost no stickiness on the basket, making cleaning quick and easy.
Next up was the popcorn “chicken” made from pieces of TVP. I was curious to see if the TVP pieces would stick to the drain pan since the flour coating was a wet mixture.
I set the temperature to 200 degrees and in 8 minutes they were ready. It is worth noting that the original recipe gives a cooking time of 20 minutes using a traditional oven. This is because the air fryer uses a super convection cooking fan that generates hot air that cooks food faster than gas or electric ovens.
This proves how energy efficient air fryers are, not to mention how much money they can save you on your electricity bills.
Besides being seriously impressed with the cooking speed, I was surprised to see that the pieces didn’t stick to the drain pan.
Each piece of popcorn “chicken” was perfectly crispy while the middle was soft.
Finally, I tested the vegan bacon shavings. I turned the temperature down to 180 degrees as I find that plant-based bacon can be extremely easy to burn, making it tough and unpleasant.
After 8 minutes the bacon was done. The texture was evenly crisp but still had a meaty bite, which is my preference.
One thing I would point out is that the fan on the fryer is quite loud when cooking. I know this can’t be helped due to the nature of the air fryer, but it’s worth noting.
I was seriously impressed with the Karaca Air Pro 2 in 1 Air Fryer. Not only is it a stylish piece of kit, but it cooks food to a seriously high standard.
The one thing I hate when I cook is my food sticking to the pan and having to aggressively scrape the food and end up chopping it.
Fortunately, I didn’t have this problem with the Karaca Air Fryer. The non-stick pan made cooking easy and not to mention healthy as I had to use little oil.
Also, the cooking speed was impressive. Within 10 minutes my food was perfectly cooked and ready to eat.
If that’s all Karaca has to offer, I’ll be happy, but the 2-in-1 air fryer offers versatility, making it the perfect kitchen gadget.