The Arno Airfry Ultra is one of the most unique no-fryers on the market that I’ve had the opportunity to test recently. It comes with a basket with a capacity of 4.2 liters and is designed for large families looking for everyday practicality to cook.
Its digital panel brings precision to the food preparation process, in addition to 8 pre-determined programs that prevent the user from having to search or check the food preparation from time to time.
The basket is also different from others I’ve found in my tests in that it’s just a sort of “tray” that mounts to the bottom of the container. However, is it really a good fryer? I was able to test it and bring my experience with it. Check it out in our review.
Design and Construction
The Arno Airfry Ultra’s design is very similar to most fryers we know and see for sale. It is round, made of high quality hard plastic, and the panel, buttons and removable basket are located on the front of the product.
- Voltage: 127V or 220V (not dual volts);
- Width: 33.2 cm;
- Height: 35 cm;
- Depth: 33.2 cm;
- Weight: 3.85 kg.
Although plastic is good, I think the brand should have opted for another material since we are talking about a better quality fryer without a fryer aimed at a more demanding audience. In other words, the finish could be better.
Inside the basket we can see the first difference between it and other similar devices, as we find a tray at the bottom of the basket instead of two containers that can be separated from each other. At 1,620 W, it’s one of the most powerful fryers I’ve ever tested.
Finally, this model has a digital panel that, in addition to being more accurate in terms of temperature and cooking time, has 8 pre-programmed functions that make it easier to prepare the foods we usually cook.
Usability and Performance
Regarding the availability of the Arno Airfry Ultra, I can say that it is the most practical I have used so far. Unlike other fryers on the market, it does not have two baskets for cleaning and sanitizing. In this model, a tray mounted on the bottom of the container is provided to facilitate the washing process.
Plus, it’s bulky enough to store plenty of food, making it ideal for large families or anyone who likes to cook a lot. Its power also makes the process much easier, as its total power of 1,620 W speeds up preparations.
The digital panel combines precision and ease of use, as in fryers with mechanical buttons, choosing the exact temperature becomes a little more difficult. The pre-programmed mode helps a lot, as it eliminates the need for the user to search for information about the preparation.
The test I did was with frozen food, and it’s one of the most used tests by users. In this case, I made two different types, breaded onion and potato strips. In both cases, I selected french fries mode in the product area and pressed start. With this option, the Airfryer selects a temperature of 200 degrees and a timer of 20 minutes.
For both meals, the prep time took just 15 minutes as they were dry and ready before the timer went off, totaling 30 minutes for both meals. In addition to being very fast, the Airfry Ultra has proven to be economical even with multiple uses.
I say this because with 30 minutes at maximum power, I recorded a consumption of about 0.662 kWh, representing a charge of 0.46 reais. Therefore, even with intense use, there will not be a very significant expense on the light bill.
The cost of kWh (kWh R$ 0.71) when tested is calculated based on the city where I live, the current tariff flags and the supplier responsible for distributing energy in the area.