HYSapientia Air Fryer Oven 15L With Rotisserie Mini Oven Review (is it worth it?)
If you’re thinking about getting an air fryer for the first time or if you already own one but fancy something bigger that can whip up an entire meal all at once, then you’ve probably come across the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven.
But is it actually worth it? Well that’s what we’re about to go through now – I’ll be giving you the lowdown on this air fryer and mini oven combo so you know what you can expect from it before you buy it
Make sure you read all the way to the end and watch all the videos to give yourself the best chance of knowing whether it’s the best air fryer oven for you, or whether you should consider an alternative.
The Quick Answer/Overview
If you’re after a quick answer, the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven is a top-notch kitchen appliance that’s incredibly versatile and convenient. It’s got a generous cooking capacity considering it doesn’t take up too much space (15L) and it’s perfect for feeding the whole family or just yourself.
It also offers a variety of cooking modes to suit your needs, whether you fancy air frying, baking, roasting, toasting or grilling – this air fryer oven has got you covered.
With its sleek stainless steel exterior and handy aluminium liner, this appliance is a breeze to clean and maintain, which makes it an absolute winner for those with a busy schedule.
The double layered glass door and LED lights let you keep a close eye on your food as it cooks, ensuring you don’t burn it or let heat out unnecessarily to check its progress. Plus, its convection cooking technology ensures speedy and even cooking (unlike some cheap air fryers on the market).
Even if you’re a total air fryer newbie, the electronic temperature control and 360 adjustable high speed hot fan make it a piece of cake to operate.
Using The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven
Let’s now delve into the experience of cooking with the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer.
We’ll start from the exciting unboxing and setting up process, and then go into its various cooking options, accessories, and even keeping it clean.
Throughout this section, I’ll provide you with my personal perspective on what it is like to own and make use of this air fryer oven.
Unboxing & Getting It Ready For Use
Getting the HYSapientia 15L air fryer out of its packaging is a breeze. It’s securely nestled in polystyrene, ensuring it doesn’t get knocked about too much in transport, but it’s not too difficult to get out and only took me a couple of minutes.
After you’ve got it out, you’ll be greeted by its stylish stainless steel exterior and a collection of accessories, as well as guides to help you use your air fryer.
You’ll need to remove all the stickers before use and also clean the trays ready for your first cooking session.
Now you need to locate a suitable spot for the air fryer oven, ensuring it rests on a level surface and has ample room around it for proper ventilation (around 4 inches).
Once you’ve identified the ideal position, you can plug the air fryer in and switch it on.
Taking the time to thoroughly read the instruction manual is crucial, as it ensures you select the appropriate settings for your specific requirements.
This will prove beneficial later on, as it allows you to learn the various modes, controls and additional features you have available.
What Accessories Do You Get With It?
The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer comes with a bunch of accessories that really come in handy and make your cooking experience a whole lot easier and enjoyable. These include:
- An air fryer basket
- A baking tray
- An oven rack
- A crumb tray
- A rotisserie
- A fetching rack
- A recipe book
- An oven glove
- A product manual
It’s truly impressive to have all these accessories bundled with your air fryer oven. It saves you the hassle of having to go out and buy them separately, which isn’t something you typically come across when purchasing small appliances like this. Many of these things would be optional extras.
This really reflects the manufacturer’s thoughtful consideration of which accessories are important if you’re really going to replace most cooking appliances with just this one.
What It’s Capable Of
The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer is an exceptionally versatile kitchen appliance that goes way beyond just air frying your food.
With its impressive 15L cooking capacity and ten different cooking modes, this appliance opens up a world of possibilities – allowing you to prepare nearly any meal you can imagine for a whole family (without taking up too much space in your kitchen).
As well as it’s air frying capabilities, this appliance excels at baking, grilling, roasting, dehydrating, and even toasting (but we’ll go into that in more detail later on).
What Can You Cook In It?
As an example, here’s some of the food that’s easy to cook in it:
- Fish fingers
- Pork chops
- Lamb chops
- Cakes and muffins
- Barbecue food
- and more
The appliance comes with preset cooking modes that make preparing your favourite meals a breeze (we’ll discuss those in more detail later).
One of its standout features is the convection technology, which guarantees speedy and uniform heat distribution thanks to the 360 degree hot air circulation and dual tube uniform heating. This means a greater volume of air circulates around the inside, ensuring your food is cooked quickly and evenly.
Cooking With The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven
One of the greatest advantages of cooking with the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer is its incredible versatility. With 10 distinct cooking modes at your disposal, you can effortlessly prepare anything from pizza or steak to even attempting a mouth-watering rotisserie chicken.
The possibilities seem endless, and it’s inspiring me to get a bit more imaginative with my lunch/dinners.
What I particularly love about this model is the convenience of being able to cook different items simultaneously, thanks to the oven’s large interior and multiple shelves (something you don’t get on the standard type of air fryer).
Whether you’re cooking for the whole family or just yourself, you can easily fit in an entire meal at once.
And because it’s got the LED lights and glass door – you can keep an eye on the food’s progress without having to keep opening the door and losing heat.
What About Keeping It Clean?
Tidying up after cooking is never fun, but I must say that cleaning the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer is surprisingly hassle-free when compared to other appliances.
The oven itself is a breeze to wipe down, and I’m grateful for the inclusion of a removable crumb tray that can be washed separately.
As for the accessories, they’re equally easy to clean: The air fryer basket, rotisserie skewers, baking tray and oven rack can be conveniently cleaned in the sink or put in the dishwasher.
Plus if you cook food using a disposable paper liner, you really don’t have to do much at all to keep this clean.
What Cooking Modes Does It Have?
The 10 preset cooking modes it comes with are:
- Air Fry
This mode allows you to fry your food with little to no oil, resulting in a healthier version of your favourite fried foods
This allows you to cook a whole chicken in the air fryer in around 45 minutes
- Broil (grill)
This mode is ideal for cooking meats and fish at high heat, resulting in a crispy exterior and juicy interior
A preset mode specifically made for cooking steak in your air fryer oven
A preset mode specifically made for cooking fish in your air fryer oven
This mode is specially designed for cooking pizzas, making sure that the crust is nice and crispy, and the toppings are cooked through perfectly
Use this mode to bake cakes, bread and other baked goods to perfection. The convection heating ensures even baking throughout
Use this mode to make perfectly toasted bread, bagels and other baked goods
Allows you to defrost
This mode is perfect for drying fruits, vegetables and meats for snacks, camping or to add to recipes
The multitude of cooking modes available with the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer enables you to prepare a wide variety of meals, all while consuming less energy compared to a traditional oven.
How Much Does It Cost To Run?
Given its large size and capability to cook an entire meal at once, you might expect the energy usage of a model like the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer to be quite high. However, it proves to be surprisingly efficient, especially considering its 15-litre capacity.
When we consider the current standard tariff in the UK, which is approximately 33.2p/kWh, running this air fryer for 15 minutes costs around 14 pence.
Comparing this to the extended cooking times associated with conventional ovens, as well as taking into account the generous capacity of the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer which means you can probably fit everything in there in one go – it’s fair to say it offers a highly efficient way to cook your dinner.
What Are It’s Dimensions?
You might be wondering about the physical size of the appliance, with a capacity of 15 litres, you might be concerned about how much space it will occupy on your kitchen worktop.
I found it to only be around 50% larger than my traditional style air fryer, maybe 2 times larger as it’s a bit longer.
Let me give you the actual dimensions of the product: 31 x 33 x 38 cm.
As you can see, this is a bit bigger than a regular air fryer and that’s so you can achieve so much more with it.
How Much Does It Cost?
The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven falls within the mid-range pricing category among air fryers and mini ovens available on the UK market.
It may not be the most affordable option out there, but considering its quality – it also isn’t the most expensive.
When you factor in the amount of value it delivers, I believe it’s a worthy investment. With its generous capacity, versatile cooking modes and user-friendly design – this appliance has the potential to replace multiple kitchen appliances and costs less to run than most of them too.
While the initial price might seem higher, especially if you had been considering a smaller and cheaper entry level air fryer, it is undoubtedly a worthwhile investment for anyone seeking to streamline and simplify their cooking process.
Watch These Videos On What It’s Like To Use
Now, it’s time to put the air fryer to the ultimate test by cooking some simple yet delicious items and observing how it performs. We’ll start with everyone’s favourite: sausages.
Cooking Sausages In The HYSapientia Air Fryer Oven (with no mess)
I decided to prepare a batch of CO-OP’s pork sausages. I set the temperature to 180°C and let them cook for 15 minutes.
I didn’t use any oil during the process. This not only ensures a healthier cooking approach but also makes it one of the healthiest ways to eat delicious sausages without compromising on taste or texture.
I used a disposable air fryer liner to stop any fat dripping onto the tray, which made it very easy to clean after.
And the result? Amazing tasting bangers.
Cooking Toast In The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven
Using the Toast mode, I cooked a slice of frozen bread for around 4 minutes at 230°C.
The results were impressive and that might have actually cooked the toast faster than a real toaster would!
One thing I would advise is turning the bread half way through as one side cooked a little bit faster than the other, but I’m not overly concerned about that myself.
Frequently Asked Questions
The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven comes with an air fryer basket, baking tray, oven rack, crumb tray, rotisserie, fetching rack, recipe book, oven glove and a product manual
The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven is big enough for a small family. If you have a family with more than 4 people, you’d be better off getting the larger model: “HYSapientia 24L Air Fryer Oven XXL“
Cleaning the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven is very easy. The appliance is designed with ease of cleaning in mind, allowing you to maintain its pristine condition effortlessly. The oven’s exterior can be wiped down, and the removable crumb tray further simplifies the cleaning process. As well as this, the accessories provided, such as the air fryer basket, rotisserie skewers, baking tray, and oven rack can be washed either by hand or put in the dishwasher.
The HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer offers a wide range of cooking possibilities. Some examples of food you can easily cook with this appliance include sausages, chicken, toast, pizza, fish, fish fingers, potatoes, steak, pork/lamb chops, chips, cakes, muffins, barbecue food, burgers, and more.
The dimensions of the HYSapientia 15L Air Fryer Oven are approximately 31 cm in depth, 33 cm in width and 38 cm in height. While it is larger than a standard air fryer, it offers a lot of enhanced cooking capabilities.