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  • About the Kalorik 5-quart Digital Air Fryer

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  • What we like

  • What we don’t like

  • Should you buy the Kalorik 5-quart Digital Air Fryer?

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  • Large basket

  • Viewing window to monitor food

  • Quiet during operation

  • Easy to clean


  • Unintuitive controls

  • Large footprint

About the Kalorik 5-quart Digital Air Fryer

Black and stainless steel Kalorik 5-Quart Digital Air Fryer with basket filled with potato tator tots and surrounded by assorted cooked foods inside of white dishes.
Credit: Kalorik

This basket air fryer features a window to monitor cooking and a touchscreen control panel with plenty of functions.

  • Dimensions: 11.6 L x 11.5 W x 13.5 H inches
  • Weight: 10.3 pounds
  • Capacity: 5 quarts
  • Temperature Range: Up to 400 degrees
  • Watts: 1500
  • Warranty: 1 year

The Kalorik Digital Air Fryer is a basket-style appliance that features a 5-quart cooking basket with a glass viewing window on the front. It has Air Fry, Bake, Broil, Dehydrate, and Reheat settings and offers several pre-programmed cooking options for foods like French fries, chicken wings, bacon, and vegetables.

This air fryer cooks foods using 1,500 watts of power, and it has a temperature range that can reach up to 400°F with 10-degree increment adjustments. Added features include a preheat setting and an optional mid-cycle “shake” alarm.

How we tested it

To see how the Kalorik Air Fryer compares to other models we’ve tested, we used it to cook a variety of popular air fryer recipes that we use as a standard for every air fryer we test.

We made dishes like French fries, bacon, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes, and even fried chicken and waffles. We evaluated each dish on how well it was cooked, as well as its crispiness and oiliness. We typically make an original recipe from the brand as well, but the Kalorik didn’t come with a recipe booklet.

In addition to trying out different recipes, we also assessed the air fryer on its overall design and ease of use. We evaluated things like how easy it is to set up, clean, and store to see how well it would fit into your everyday life.

What we like

It has a spacious cooking basket

Three frozen waffles placed inside of basket of the Kalorik 5-Quart Digital Air Fryer on top of kitchen counter.
Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

The spacious cooking basket allows you to fit plenty of food in an even layer for optimal circulation.

One of the best things about the Kalorik Air Fryer is its oversized cooking basket. It’s wider and longer than many other air fryers we tested, allowing you to fit more food in a single layer—the key to getting good results when you’re air frying.

For instance, we were able to fit four full-length strips of bacon in the basket without any overlapping, and three Eggo waffles sit flat in the bottom of the basket. By comparison, many other air fryers can only accommodate half strips of bacon, and most can only fit two (at most) waffles comfortably.

You can monitor your food through the viewing window

Bacon being cooked inside of basket while seen through the small window behind handle of the Kalorik 5-Quart Digital Air Fryer.
Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

We loved taking advantage of the viewing window and internal light to watch food as it cooked.

The Kalorik Air Fryer has a see-through window on the front of the basket that allows you to monitor your food while it’s cooking. This feature is more common in air fryer toaster ovens than basket-style models, and it’s handy for checking the doneness of your food without opening the basket and letting heat escape.

We were able to watch our bacon cooking, monitoring for that perfect level of crispiness. The light automatically turns off after about a minute, but you can easily turn it back on whenever you want to check on your food.

It’s surprisingly quiet while cooking

Despite its fairly large size, the Kalorik Air Fryer is surprisingly quiet. You can only hear the low hum of its fan while it’s cooking, and we could barely hear it at all from the next room. (The preheat notification, mid-cycle shake alarm, and timer are loud enough to hear from a few rooms away, though.)

This is definitely beneficial for those who don’t want to disturb their household while cooking.

It’s easy to clean

When it’s time to clean up, this air fryer’s basket and trivet can be placed directly in the dishwasher. But we found that it’s quick and easy to wash them by hand.

The nonstick interior is extremely easy to clean—even the toughest gunk slides right off it with a little soap and water. We never needed to scrub these pieces to get them clean, which is always a plus in busy households!

What we don’t like

Some recipes needed extra time to cook

During a few of our tests, the Kalorik Air Fryer needed a few extra minutes of cooking time. For instance, we typically cook frozen French fries for eight minutes, but the Kalorik needed closer to 10.

The Brussels sprouts also weren’t quite as crispy as we expected after 13 minutes of cooking, and they were a little chewy on the inside.

This isn't a huge dealbreaker, but you may need to adjust recipe times accordingly to get better cooking results.

The controls are a bit confusing

Control panel on the Kalorik 5-Quart Digital Air Fryer with assorted buttons lit up underneath the time display.
Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

There are a lot of buttons on the Kalorik's control panel, and they're not all intuitive.

The touchscreen control panel on this air fryer has dozens of settings, and many of the buttons are only labeled with vague icons.

For instance, the button to turn on the “shake” alarm is an icon with two arrows pointing in a circle, and the preheat button has a horizontal line with three squiggly vertical lines over it.

We didn’t find these icons to be intuitive, and the first few times we used this air fryer, we had to keep the manual on-hand to figure out which buttons to press.

You’ll likely get used to the controls after using the appliance several times, but we think the design could be improved by labeling the buttons more clearly.

It takes up a lot of space

Kalorik 5-Quart Digital Air Fryer's power cord wrapped up and held in place in back of machine.
Credit: Reviewed / Camryn Rabideau

Although the Kalorik air fryer takes up a lot of counter space, we did appreciate the cord wrap option on the back.

While we loved the Kalorik Air Fryer’s spacious basket when we had to cook large batches of food, the downside is that a bigger basket means a bigger overall appliance. This air fryer is quite bulky, and it takes up a lot of space on the counter.

It does have a cord wrap on the back to make storage a bit easier, but it’s not an appliance that you’ll be able to easily tuck away when it’s not in use, as it will take up lots of space in a cabinet or pantry as well.

Should you buy the Kalorik 5-quart Digital Air Fryer?

Yes, especially if you're looking for an affordable, large-capacity air fryer

Product shot of the black and stainless steel Kalorik 5-Quart Digital Air Fryer with control panel and small screen displaying cooking temperature.
Credit: Reviewed / Kalorik

If you're in the market for a basket air fryer with decent capacity, the Kalorik is a great option.

If you’re looking for a large air fryer that's easy to use, the Kalorik 5-quart Digital Air Fryer is definitely worth a look.

We loved that this air fryer has an extra-large basket to accommodate larger batches of food, and it’s quiet and easy to clean. Plus, being able to monitor your food through the see-through window is an added bonus.

Just keep in mind that it’s bulky to store (probably not the best for small kitchens) and it can take a while to get used to the controls. For more intuitive and space-saving options, check out our list of the best air fryers.

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Kalorik 5-quart Digital Air Fryer

The Kalorik 5-quart Air Fryer is easy to use and great when cooking for the whole family.

$62 at Walmart

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Camryn Rabideau

Camryn Rabideau



Camryn Rabideau is a full-time freelance writer and product tester with eight years of experience. She's been lucky enough to test hundreds of products firsthand, and her specialties include bedding and pet products, which often require help from her two dogs, three cats, and flock of rambunctious chickens.

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