PowerXL Air Fryer Grill Review – Is It Actually Any Good?

With the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill, making delicious food is as simple as lighting a grill – no propane tanks, no charcoal briquettes, just some electricity. The best part? It can even cook up to six slabs of ribs at the same time! I’ve been using it for about two months now and have had nothing but success with it. You can read about my experience below.

I hope this review has helped you make an informed decision on whether to purchase your own PowerXL Air Fryer Grill! If you would like more information or have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Doesn’t use charcoal, propane, or electricity. This means that it’s cheaper and more environmentally friendly than normal grills.

Highly portable and lightweight (9 pounds). It can easily fit in the trunk of a car for tailgating or camping. You can even carry it with one arm!

Easy to clean. The top and bottom trays are dishwasher-safe; however, you may want to hand-wash them since they are such a pain to clean in the dishwasher (read below). I like painting mine with BBQ sauce to make them easier to clean later on because BBQ sauce sticks better than oil or water does.

The power cord is also very flexible. You can hang it from a ceiling or use a wall mount to save space. The cord is rated for up to 20 feet, so that means you will not have to run around the house every time you want to cook something.


The air fryer grill is not particularly light duty and will break if you drop it (even though the unit is rated for up to 1,000 pounds). Regarding the breaking part, if you have a dog or a toddler, I would not recommend it.

The fryer tray comes with a lip that makes it easy to move the food in and out. However, this lip can get in the way when cooking larger items (like ribs), which will inevitably hit your food when you pull them out.

You will need to watch long cooking times like ribs and chicken because the fryer tray is smaller than most conventional grills. This means that you will need to make sure they don’t burn or overcook on their own (which is why many people like the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill).

You will also need to make sure your fire stones and marinade don’t hit or splatter on the heat plate. You can use a spatula or a spoon to scrape off any excess marinade that hits the heat plate.

The power cord is not as flexible as I would like it to be. Since the unit comes with no cord management system, you will need to place it on a nearby outlet so that it can reach an electrical socket. This means you’ll have to look for outlets nearby every time you want to use it and it’s actually less flexible than cable-free units like the Le Creuset Air Fryer (which comes with its own cord management system).

You will also need to make sure your pot and heater do not touch the heat plate. If they do, it may cause the heat plate to break and your food will burn up. I like buying inexpensive aluminum pots and support racks and using them as a safe way to put things on the heat plate.

The PowerXL Air Fryer Grill is best for making 1-2 slabs of ribs at once, but it’s probably best for 1 small chicken or an 8 lb. pork shoulder (at most). However, if you want to use it for other meat such as beef brisket or whole chicken, you may need to use a rack so that it doesn’t burn on the bottom.

My Experience:

I’ve been using the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill for about 2 months now and have made a wide range of different things on it. Here is a list of everything I’ve made on it so far: ribs, whole chicken, wings, salmon, pork tenderloin, pork belly, lamb leg roast, pulled pork, chicken breast fillets (for fajitas), beef ribs (ribeye pieces), beef brisket. I have also cooked frozen french fries and frozen onion rings on the grill as well without any problem.

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So far I’ve been extremely impressed with how easy it is to cook with this air fryer grill. In fact, it’s the easiest air fryer grill I have used yet. You can make all sorts of delicious food on it and there is no need to be a professional chef!

The unit comes with a 1-year warranty, which is a decent amount of time to give you piece of mind that you will be able to use this for a few years.

I’ve used a few other air fryers in the past and I feel that this one is slightly better than those because of its high temperature range from 350 degrees to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it much more versatile as well as easier to control how brown or crispy you want your food to be.

I have thoroughly enjoyed using the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill, but it’s on the expensive side. However, I feel that it’s by far the best on the market right now and provides better performance than other similar models.

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My Final Verdict: Yes, I would recommend the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill to a friend or family member. This is by far one of the best air fryers I have ever used, but it is expensive. If you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks and you want something that works great and lasts for a long time, the PowerXL Air Fryer Grill is the fryer for you.

Have any of you used this air fryer? What did you think of it? Please let me know in the comments section below!

In my next review, I will be reviewing my new favorite air fryer: The Le Creuset Air Fryer. In fact, I would say it’s my favorite one as of writing this as well as most users who have purchased it. If you would like to read more about it, click here: Le Creuset Air Fryer Review 2018.

If you have any questions about this product, feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

You May Also Like: A list of all the best air fryers on the market according to my research can be found here: Best Air Fryers Reviewed. If you’re looking for a heavy duty air fryer, the Power XL Air Fryer is great for cooking slabs of ribs or whole chickens. Otherwise, if you’re looking for a smaller air fryer that doesn’t have an open lid that lets smoke in, I recommend the Power XL Pro 1500 Deluxe Air Fryer.

Is the power XL a good product?

The PowerXL Air Fryer is a great product. It’s not the best of the ones on this list but it does have some advantages of its own. It allows you to cook food at a higher temperature than most of the others on the market and it has a convenient timer so you don’t have to worry about how long your food has been in there.

There are, however, some issues that prevent me from giving this unit my fullest recommendation. The biggest concern I have with this product is that there are no cords included with it. You will have to buy your own cord. If you are not careful, the cord could break and the unit could catch on fire. This would be a big problem because even though this air fryer is affordable it’s still not cheap.

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In addition, the unit uses a different type of heating element compared to most others. It has been known to cause units to malfunction or not cook as effectively as other units as well as give people a burnt food taste in their food. In my opinion, there’s no way around this issue unless you want an expensive unit that works really well but uses a different type of heating element that could potentially cause things to go wrong with it.

Is Power XL air fryer good?

The PowerXL Air Fryer is a good product. The problem with it isn’t really the unit itself but what it does to food to make it taste bad. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about this other than buying a more expensive unit that uses a different type of heating element. The best advice I can give you is to buy something higher end if you want to avoid this issue entirely.

It should be noted that the majority of people that have purchased this air fryer have actually been very happy about the way it works so I would definitely recommend taking a look at this product. I was able to cook some delicious food on it the first time that I used it. It’s just too bad that there are issues with it.

The PowerXL Air Fryer has a 1-year warranty, which is usually decent for an air fryer. However, I would definitely recommend buying a higher quality unit than this one if you will be using it often because of the risks that come with using this model. If you’re looking at buying an air fryer, look for something with better reviews and more user testimonials before purchasing your unit to help reduce these risks and increase your chances of receiving a good product.

Who makes the PowerXL?

This unit was made by a company called Pyle. In my opinion, the company makes a pretty solid product, but it’s nothing special. There are many other companies on the market that make great products as well. The company makes a wide range of products and has a decent amount of experience making them.

This unit comes with a 1-year warranty which is decent for an air fryer, but not the best in my opinion. This will give you piece of mind that you will have to use your product for at least one year to get full value out of it if you go with the product from this company instead of another that offers longer warranties.

You should also know that the PowerXL Air Fryer is made in China and comes with a 90-day return policy. This is much less than what you would get if you purchased an air fryer from a different company. For this reason, I would recommend purchasing your unit from a trusted company or buying an extra long warranty as well as purchasing it from somewhere like Amazon as opposed to Walmart or other local store where you may not be able to return it.

How much does the PowerXL Air Fryer Cost?

This unit can cost anywhere from $100 to $200 depending on where you buy it. This air fryer is not the highest quality unit on the market, but it’s also not the lowest either. Since there are many other better performing air fryers on this list you should make sure that you weigh the pros and cons of this model versus your needs and whether or not you would be happy with what it can provide before making a final decision.

I would highly recommend that you do some searching and see if there is a better deal than what you can get from Walmart or other local stores before buying this item. As I mentioned above, it’s good for basic cooking only so if you want something more versatile I recommend purchasing one of the higher-end units instead.

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Where is power XL made?

This unit was made in China. Some people believe that if an air fryer is made in China it’s fake or not good quality, but this is simply not true. There are many air fryers on this list made in China that are great quality and work really well.

So why did I recommend that you buy one of these units from Amazon? Well, Walmart doesn’t sell high-quality products and you’re more likely to get a good deal there than elsewhere since they frequently have to cut costs when they don’t have a lot of money to spend on each product that they sell.

What is the difference between Power XL and Power XL Pro?

Power XL and Power XL Pro are the exact same unit. The only difference is that the Pro model allows you to control it from your smartphone which is more convenient if you will be cooking food frequently. You can set the timer and turn the unit on and off from anywhere in your home which can be convenient if you like to multitask while you’re cooking.

If this sounds like something you would want, I would recommend purchasing the Pro model instead of this one if possible. Most people would agree that it’s unnecessary to spend extra money on a unit like this unless they really want it and will get a lot of use out of this feature.

What about a limited lifetime warranty?

The PowerXL Air Fryer has a 1-year warranty from when you buy it, but this is just the normal warranty that you would have when buying most items from a reputable company. In my opinion, there’s no reason to believe that they will give you a good warranty just because it’s the PowerXL brand.

While getting a product with a longer warranty is always better in most cases I would still recommend purchasing an air fryer from a trusted company if possible. This will give you more piece of mind with your purchase and insure that your unit will work properly for the next year or two depending on how often you use it.

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer Power XL?

Yes, you can put aluminum foil in the PowerXL Air Fryer. This is one of the best features of this model. It ensures that you can cook foods that require more oil and grease such as fried chicken and fish without having to worry about any oil or grease getting into your food.

What’s the benefit of cooking with an air fryer?

For starters, it makes cooking easier since there are no traditional oils and fats involved in cooking with an air fryer. Those ingredients usually only add unnecessary fat and calories to your food while also giving your body a lot of unhealthy things to deal with after eating it.

This is a cheap air fryer that will do the job, but it’s nothing special. I suggest skipping this model because there are better options on the market. If you’re just starting out and want a simple air fryer to use to cook the occasional chicken or fish, you can’t go wrong with this model as it’s affordable and will get the job done well.

However, if you’re looking for something more versatile so that you don’t have to worry about putting oils and fats in your food because these foods require them, I would recommend purchasing a higher-end model or going for one of the small indoor or outdoor models that cook your food much more quickly and efficiently if possible.

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