BLACK&DECKER HF110SBD Air Fryer Review

First off you might be more familiar with the manufacturer, Black&Decker, for their power tools. I too was surprised at first but after some research found out that they have started to produce home appliances as well and the HF110SBD air fryer is one of their best selling.

We’ll go over the fryer‘s different features and how it performs these tasks.

FOOD TASTE

This air fryer will fry food very similar to deep frying. Food will come out crispy on the outside and still moist inside. Be aware that some food does not have natural oils in them so you may need to add some oil to keep them from getting dry.

It does grill very well and hotdogs get lovely black outside just like if you grilled them over natural fire. Hamburgers also turn out juicy.

There is some noticeable plastic taste when the unit is new but does go away after some time.

There is some criticism that the result is not really deep fried and I agree. But it is well to understand that deep frying uses amounts of oil which this air fryer does not so there will be a difference especially for the purists.

CAPACITY

This unit has a capacity of about 2 liters. It is on the small side as 2 liters is equivalent to only about ½ lbs. of frozen fries or 6-8 pieces of chicken wings. That amount is just good enough for 1 or 2 persons. People have cooked more than the recommended quantity but it would be up to you experiment on what works for your situation.

Because of its small capacity, this fryer won’t be suitable for a large family (or even a small family). It would be great however for someone living alone and for those quick snacks.

Most dishes can be cooked in 10 to 20 minutes so it’s fast compared to other cooking methods.

If you find yourself with a surprised guest, you’ll be able to prepare a dish with whatever ingredients you have available in no time. It would also be great if you come home from work and found that you still have to cook dinner for yourself. The unit also comes with a basket separator so you’ll be able to cook 2 dishes at the same time.

CONTROLS

Controls are located right on the front of the unit and easy to access. There are 2 knobs, the top knob is for the timer and you can set it for up to 60 minutes while the lower knob is for the temperature. It shows both Fahrenheit and Celsius so you can adjust the temperature on whatever setting you need.

Many people complained that the dials (especially the temperature control) have small numbering and that makes it difficult to read. This may cause an issue for you if like me you need glasses to read small print but since most dishes need to be set on the maximum range (400 degrees F) you could leave it at the maximum setting and need to adjust it only a once in a while.

There are also no presets for different dishes so you need to set the temperature and time individually. This is not a big deal and once you’ve set them, you can go about with other chores while you wait for the food to cook.

COOKING TEMPERATURE/RANGE

The cooking temperature range is from 175 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 80 to 200 degrees Celsius. The lower knob controls the temperature. This temperature range is just right for cooking from chicken nuggets to steaks.

Like I mentioned above, people have problems reading the numbers because of its size but leaving it at the highest setting will cover just about every type of dish. All you need then is to adjust the timer to the correct length.

CONSTRUCTION

The unit’s cooking basket is made of metal and coated with food-grade, non-stick material. It easily detaches form the main body and is dishwasher safe. The main body on the other hand is made of plastic.

The Black&Decker Air Fryer comes in both black and stainless steel color or white and stainless steel. Note that this is the color and the unit is not actually made out of stainless steel.

Ease of cleaning is one of my major considerations and being dishwasher safe adds points for the air fryer.

How many times have you cooked and after enjoying your food had to face the prospect of a tough cleaning ahead? Cleaning after you’re done should not take any more time than the actual cooking.

DIMENSIONS AND SPECS

Dual Convection Fans
1200 watt motor
Dimension: 12.5×12.5×13.9 in
Weight: 12.6 lbs
Color: black/stainless steel or white/stainless steel
Material: plastic but the basket is metal with non stick coating
Voltage: 120 volts/60 Hz

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ACCESSORIES

The air fryer comes with a standard metal basket and an additional separator. The separator will allow you to cook 2 dishes at the same time but the quantity may not be enough for 2 or more people.

I checked and there are no options for additional accessories at this time.

What comes out of the box however is good enough to prepare the dishes you want and there’s no need for any additional accessories.

PROS

The BLACK&DECKER HF110SBD air fryer delivers at what counts most. That is churning out delicious food with less oil.

It is priced competitively and you have a choice from 2 colors to meet your kitchen design.

It is dishwasher safe so cooking and cleaning up afterwards should be a breeze.

CONS

This air fryer is not suited for cooking food for more than 2 people at a time. You can do multiple batches but that would extend you cooking time longer.

However, if you plan to use it for just for you or a companion or for fast snack preparations this fryer would suit the bill.

The initial plastic taste from new units is also a distraction but it soon goes away so is not a major issue. One person took care of the problem but setting the fryer at the highest temperature and allowed it to run for 60 minutes.

The small lettering/numbering on the dials is also an annoyance. But like I mentioned above most dishes need to be set at the highest temperature anyway so adjusting the temperature control is not always necessary.

There are some issues of it being loud but I think it is just the odd unit. What did catch my attention was how responsive the manufacturer was with any issues and was right on top of the situation.

CONSUMER RATINGS

The BLACK&DECKER HF110SBD air fryer is highly rated by consumers because of how versatile it was with different kind of dishes. More than 6 out of 10 have given it the highest rating with 2 out of 10 just under a perfect score.

BLACK&DECKER HF110SBD PRICE

This air fryer is priced mid range to comparable fryers. It may be priced a little high if you consider that it only has a 2-liter capacity.

However, with the high number of satisfied users it may be worth it to spend that extra to make sure that your air frying experience would be good.

SUMMARY

If you’re looking for an air fryer to use for yourself or a companion, this one would be perfect for you. This would also make a great gift for someone living alone. The size is also just right for small kitchens or apartments.

It is also great for preparing healthy snacks for children without compromising the taste.

Cleaning is easy and it could be used every day.

If you need to cook for more than 2 people most of the time, you would better off getting an air fryer with a larger capacity.

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