Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5895 16L review 2022
This beast of an air fryer excels in almost every category. It has space, is highly convenient and cooks fast. It's a shame its mesh racks are hard to clean.
- £149 at Currys
|Functions include||Air fry, Roast, Bake, Toast, Dehydrate, Rotisserie|
|Capacity and size||★★★★★|
|Overall Finder score||★★★★★|
What can you cook in an Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5895 16L?
Pretty much everything cooks well in this model, aside from raw grains and pulses (check out the Ninja OP450UK for those kinds of dishes).
The Innoteck will handle a whole 2.3kg chicken with ease. Using its rotisserie function should cook the bird in around 40 minutes.
The manual says its 3 racks are for dehydrating fruit, vegetables and pieces of meat. They can cook regular frozen foods such as spring rolls and nuggets, as well as steaks, wings and the like.
There are 3 functions for pizza, toast and baking. Having these icons visible makes it easier to cook specific foods instead of working out times and temperatures for each. With some models, such as the Philips HD9252/91, you need to do this.
You can cook on low heat to make curries and stews in this Innoteck, but pot-based air fryers such as the Ninja OP450UK will handle these better.
How big is the Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5895 16L?
This fryer is big. It’s one of the biggest we’ve tried, in fact.
Its 16-litre capacity is of course the reason behind this, but let’s put this into perspective. Picking the Instant Brands Vortex 6 (a standard sized air fryer), the Innoteck towers over it by 10cm at 43cm high. Only 3 other beasts we’ve reviewed surpass its massive 43cm depth. Its width of 35cm is fairly standard but still places this air fryer into the “big kitchen” category.
Is the Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5895 16L convenient to use?
Out of all the air fryers we’ve reviewed, this model is one of the best for convenience.
It’s transparent and the adjustable light inside shines on your food to show you if it’s done. The rotating chip basket (included) is big enough for wings and even chops. With Tower air fryers, which are a similar style to this Innoteck, the rotating basket is sold separately.
The machine has plenty of digital presets for your chips, chicken, fish, steak and shrimp (prawns). They’re easy to use and some functions are handily displayed so you know exactly how to dehydrate vegetables or cook a pizza without figuring out the times and temperatures for yourself.
This Innoteck holds 3 trays of food, but a downside is that you have to flip it all halfway or change the racks around for even cooking. This is extra work compared to the Tefal Genius 2 in 1, which has a unique paddle that stirs food while cooking. However, the Innoteck takes more food overall and handles a whole chicken with ease with complementary spuds and vegetables roasting in the tray at the bottom.
The major downside is cleaning the trays. While you can shove them in the dishwasher, sticky BBQ sauce won’t be easy to scrape off. This is the general issue with mesh trays, compared to baskets or pots where grease washes off easily.
The door is a tad hard to open. If you don’t put your other hand to hold the machine, it may topple over.
Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5895 16L customer reviews
The model is fairly new, so there aren’t many customer reviews. There are a few on Amazon, Currys and Wayfair. Reviews are positive so far, saying it cooks food quickly and is easy to use. Some users felt improvements could be made to how the chip barrel opens and others felt that Innoteck should include a recipe book like Ninja and Tefal do.
Pros and cons
- Fantastic capacity
- Cooks a whole roast chicken plus veg
- Transparent front
- Rotating device and basket included
- Fast at cooking frozen food
- Easy-to-use presets
- No preheating required
- Quite loud
- Stubborn door
- Top of the machine gets hot
- Mesh trays are a pain to clean
Our verdict: Is Innoteck Kitchen Pro DS-5895 16L any good?
This Innoteck earned a “Finder Recommended” accolade because it’s our top pick for convenience. A large rotating chip basket, a clear window and an illuminated interior means you can tap a preset and let your food cook while you relax.
It dazzles in its white coat. It’s fast, easy to use and can take more food than many other air fryers we’ve reviewed. If you have a spacious kitchen and don’t mind a bit of noise as it cooks away, this model is certainly one to consider buying.
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Ninja and Tefal lead the air fryer pack, but a lesser-known competitor is catching up on the outside lane. Innoteck’s 16 litre machine is a great piece of kit.
After I turned it on for the first time, the range of options was slightly overwhelming – but easy to figure out. Waffles and nuggets went straight in without the need to preheat, which is always a plus for hungry customers. I hit the chip icon (200C for 20 minutes) and watched the magic happen.
During cooking, this Innoteck’s whirring was quite loud and the top of the machine got rather hot, but food came out crisp and fully cooked within 14 minutes. Note that I had to flip the frozen nuggets, fish fingers and waffles halfway through, which isn’t needed in certain air fryers, such as the Tefal Actifry Genius 2 in 1 and Ninja OP350UK, because they don’t use trays.
Overall, the Innoteck is a beast capable of spit roasting a whole chicken, and multiple trays of food at the same time quickly. You can see your food cooking, and the inside light is handy . It comes with a big spinning basket much like a tombola drum but for waffles not raffles..
Cleaning the mesh trays won’t be the easiest when you have stickier, greasier foods. This model is not suitable for small kitchens either as it’s bulky.