Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5894 review 2022
This mid-range air fryer would work well for a family. It’s generous with its features and capacity and would fit in most kitchens. But some owner reviews have cited faulty parts. Plus, the racks may take some time to get used to.
|Functions include||Air fry, Roast, Bake, Slow cook, Dehydrate, Rotisserie, Reheat|
|Capacity and size||★★★★★|
|Overall Finder score||★★★★★|
What can you cook in an Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5894?
This Innoteck can handle a decent amount of food – it’s ideal for a family of 4, but can also feed more. 1 tray can take around 9 burgers, while the rotating basket is great for piling the chips in or for a whole pack of sausages.
It can roast meat, bake cakes and desserts, grill salmon fillets and even dehydrate pieces of fruit since the temperature goes as low as 65C. Slow cooking larger pieces of meat is possible, but there’s no dedicated button saying how to do this, so you’ll have to use your noggin for timing and temperature.
A 1.6kg chicken will work with the rotisserie (you might want to tie the wings and legs together with string, as the prongs are not the easiest to use).
The Innoteck Kitchen Pro doesn’t do everything, though. It will struggle with liquid dishes compared with, for example, the Ninja OP350 UK or 450UK. If you want to make curry or stew, these will do the job.
How big is the Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5894?
This machine is less wide and deep than the average air fryer, based on our reviews. But the Kitchen Pro is rather tall at 39cm, so beware of low-hanging cabinets.
Given its capacity, you’d expect something heavier, but at 6.6kg this model is one of the lightest we’ve reviewed. The Ninja AF100UK, which holds 8 litres less, is only 2kg lighter.
The power cable is a generous 140cm, which is more than enough. And the piano black colour will make this machine a sleek addition to most kitchens.
Is the Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5894 convenient to use?
We think this is one of the most convenient air fryers we’ve reviewed, but there is a drawback. Multiple racks require swapping around if you’re cooking lots of food on all of them, since the heating element is at the top. So if you’re cooking a lot of chips, chicken nuggets and veg on all 3 racks, you’ll want to swap them over for an even cook. And grease or oil from the food on the top rack will drip down onto food on the lower racks – so you’ll probably want anything oily at the bottom.
The handy solution is the rotating basket included with the air fryer, unlike with Tower where it’s sold separately. This will spin your chips for you and the viewing window lets you see how they’re doing. Cooking a chicken on the rotisserie spit is quite a spectacle.
It’s easy to clean this machine, with dishwasher-safe accessories, although the racks can get crusty from dripping grease. The drip tray will collect most grease anyway.
One minor inconvenience is that the door doesn’t open fully flat, so removing the drip tray is problematic if you don’t want any spillage.
Finally, there are 8 presets, including for chicken, seafood and desserts – this is a few more than you’d get with some other air fryers we’ve reviewed. If you want to set the time and temperature manually, you’re the boss. No preheating is needed, either.
If you want an air fryer with similar convenience at a similar budget, you can consider the Tower Vortx or Express Pro models, which are also in the mid-price range.
Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5894 customer reviews
As Innoteck isn’t a huge name in air fryers, reviews are limited. Amazon has the most, and reviews are mixed. Several praise how easy it is to use, along with its fast cooking times and good capacity. Some users are happy they don’t need to preheat it.
Several reviews complain about a light being faulty, or issues with the door. Negative reviews were in the minority, though.
Pros and cons
- Versatile machine
- Can make complete meals
- Can feed a family of 4
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Viewing window
- Rotates chips for you
- Not bulky
- Takes a while to master cooking over 3 racks
- Some parts don’t appear robust
- Can’t cook liquid foods
Our verdict: Is Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5894 any good?
The Kitchen Pro ticks most boxes, with only a few downsides. It’s an all-rounder and can fit into most kitchens easily. It’ll cook most foods, and you can experiment with healthy snacks using its low temperature to dehydrate fruit and veg. It’s ideal for a small family as you won’t need to shove mountains of food onto the trays, meaning you’re more likely to get an even cook.
The transparent door and rotating basket are bonuses to an easy-to-clean machine so we think its popularity is likely to grow as it becomes better known.
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You may not have heard of the brand Innoteck, but this model’s features and convenient design are competing with some of the air fryer world’s leaders.
It’s got the lot: a great capacity, easy-to-use presets for cooking specific dishes, a range of functions, a window for viewing your food as it cooks, a rotating basket for fries and other foods, a decent size, a longer warranty than some other models and a host of accessories included. You don’t have to preheat it either… oh the joy!
Is it the perfect air fryer? Well no, but it’s worth considering in a competitive field. If you’re cooking with all 3 racks, some swapping may be necessary to get everything browned evenly. Plus, with any mesh tray air fryer, you’re bound to get some pesky sauce stuck in the mesh. But as its accessories are dishwasher-safe, it’s not the end of the world.