How Does NuWave Air Fryer Work

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Finding How Does NuWave Air Fryer Works Smoothly

Having failed to find out a real US-made air fryer, I decided to deepen my research and get the best air fryer for me.    This time I did not follow my usual way of online research. Instead, I tried to use the trick I learned by observing my father while making a purchase back home.   I spoke to the salesman of the local mall and asked him various questions.  He replied to me honestly and that led me to take the right decision. My most of questions to him were about the figures for last month and previous sale volumes of various brands.  He confirmed to me that they were selling NuWave Brio more than the rest of their competitors. I read the entire printed writing on the box of NuWave Brio Air Fryer and decided to purchase it.

PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) Concern

I had a concern about PFOA coating on the non-sticking cooking utensils.  I knew it is harmful to human health.  To my satisfaction, NuWave Company mentioned is quite clearly that utensils of NuWave Brio air fryer are PFOA free.   It was a great relief for my while purchasing the item from the mall.

Advantages spelled out by NuWave Company

According to the company’s printed material, the NuWave Brio Air Fryer has quite a few well-thought-out features such as the removable basket divider. This can be used if one wants to prepare two different things at once. Moreover, all the parts on this air fryer that can be removed, such as the basket and accessories, are also suitable for placing in the dishwasher. In addition to that, the temperature can be adjusted in five-degree increments on this air fryer too, meaning one can choose precise temperatures for what is being cooked. The Nuwave Brio 6 Quart Air Fryer is backed by a 1-year limited warranty against all manufacturer parts or defects which is another plus.

Option of Sizes

Another important decision while purchasing an item like an air fryer is to choose the right size for your need.   Brio-6 model was available in sizes like 3, 6, 10, and 14 quarts.  After considering many options I went against the advice of the salesman and opted to buy a 6-quart size.  The salesman persuaded me to go for 3 quarts as I am single and likely to cook for one person for most of the time.

Working Principle of NuWave Brio Air Fryers

Like all other air fryers, NuWave Brio Air fryers work by circulating hot air around a food item for cooking and for creating the same crispiness as in traditional fried foods. Air fryers accomplish this without involving the use of harmful triglycerides-laden high-fat and high-calorie oils.  By adding just 1 tablespoon of cooking oil rather than multiple cups, one can cook with similar results as they would with a deep fryer.   And this could be achieved with a fraction of the fat and calories.  In air fryers, heated air takes the moisture out of the foods and oil is not there to replace moisture.   However, the result is a product that has similar characteristics to fried foods, though with significantly lower levels of fat.

Opening of Box

The box contained the air fryer with 2 manuals.  One manual was a quick-start guide and the other was thicker and was the Users’ manual with a recipe guide.   In my kitchenette, the air fryer dominated the rest of the items and looked a bit bigger.      However, the coming days and weeks confirmed the correctness of my decision to buy 6 quarts size instead of 3 quarts.   Contrary to its bulk, the fryer was incredibly light in weight.

First dish – Chicken Wings

I decided to cook chicken wings to begin my journey of air frying.  I carefully checked the fryer’s body and other parts while removing labels and glue from those parts. I washed the fry pan basket, base tray, baking pot, reversible rack and grill pan with hot water and sponge with a few drops of detergent.  I wiped the body of the fryer with a wet cloth to clean it fully.   Then, I inserted its plug in the electric socket and its digital panel immediately became alive.

Being a great fan of chicken wings since my childhood, I loved to eat deep-fried crispy yet tender chicken wings.  I tried to cook those in the oven and to my dismay, I failed to make something meaningful for this experiment.    That day, I felt pleased as I am about to get crispy and tender chicken wings without deep frying in a pot full of cooking oil.

I prepared wings by dry rubbing and preheated the fryer to 390o degrees. Once the preheat alarm went off, I pulled out the frying pan or basket from the fryer and laid the wings in a single layer.  After that, I inserted the pan back to the fryer and set the timings to 25 minutes.  In midway, I took out the pan and tossed the wing, and again placed them back into the fryer.

After 25 minutes, I took out the cooked chicken wings and checked the taste.  I have no words to explain my amusement as the taste was phenomenal. Super crispy from the outside and extremely tasty and tender from the inside.  Since that moment, I am an avid fan of my NuWave Air Fryer Brio.

Cleaning of NuWave Air Fryer Brio

To take real care of my newly acquired air fryer, I decided to wash all the pieces by hand.   According to the company’s advice, the cooking chamber, basket, and baking rack are all dishwasher safe, which is a genuinely nice feature.  For taking care of the non-stick coating of the cooking pan I used non-abrasive cleaner and a sponge.

Mobile App

Another good news was Nuwave offers a mobile app called the “Nuwave Cooking Club” that offers air fryer owners access to tons of recipes and cooking techniques right on their mobile phones or tablets.

Missing Part

As a bachelor and avid user of technology, I always wish that Nuwave should have thought of adding a smart function in their fryer.   I would have saved a lot of time if I could put on my air fryer by using my mobile phone through wi-fi connectivity.  I hope, NuWave company will think over it and will add this simple yet useful feature to its appliances.


I can conclude with certainty that the Nuwave Brio Air Fryer is an incredible machine and I always recommend my family and friends to purchase this pocket-friendly fryer for their kitchen.   Larger families can always go for bigger models.   I am cooking delicious and high-quality food for myself every day and am enjoying its relatively quiet and precise cooking operations.  It is my proud possession which is easy to clean and maintain as well.