By Dennis Long, 14 July, 2023 Forum Hardware and Accessories Hi, is there air fryers that are accessible that allow you to use an app to control them? Has anyone done a demo on them? Options Log in or register to post comments Comments I would like to know as well. This would be very helpful to me as well. If someone could also demo it that would be helpful Cosori I got a Cosori Air Fryer after hearing about it on the NCBI Labs technology podcast a while back. It uses an app called Vesync. I think I needed some sighted assistance to get it set up, but once up and running it has been working well with VoiceOver. They did break something in the Android app so you can never be certain that things won’t break in the future, but I reported that, and so far so good on iOS. Dave Alexa support with Cosori Cosori Also has good support with Amazon echo devices. I never even use the app. I just tell my echo device: Set the grill to air fry for four minutes. same here with alexa I use the Cosori fryer with alexa as well and it's very easy to use that way. I never have figured out how to use it with my iPhone though so if someone can give me some tips I'd appreciate it. cosori air fryers Any air fryer model from Cosori that has the word smart in the name will be exactly what you're searching for. The app you'll use to control it is called Vesync. You will need to put some sort of marker on the power button and the start button sense after you've set your desired cooking time and temp you have to press the start button on the air fryer it's self. That's the only time you'll have to touch the device. And as I said any fryer that has the word smart in the name will work. I specifically have the Cosori Pro smart, second generation. They have all sorts of styles to choose from. You'll just have to research. And remember it has to be one of the smart models if you want to control it with the app. Finally if you want it can be controlled by your Amazon device. Buttons The last comment about putting markers on the device is not the case for me. I can do everything from the app and never need to touch the controls on the device. Regarding Alexa, be aware that for some reason, it is not working in all countries at this time. Dave Hmm that's weird. I have to… Hmm that's weird. I have to press the start button after I've pressed start in the app. I guess different models work in different ways with the app. pressing the start button As I said in an earlier note I use my Cosori with alexa, and I have the Cosori III but after using the fryer I just leave things as is and don't press any buttons so things are ready to go the next time I use the fryer. I heard about doing it that way here on applevis from somebody else who does what I do. The start button location. I always have to press start however it’s no problem and doesn’t need a bump on because the button is the last one on the right hand side of the control panel. I have the dual blaze 6.4l and it has a strip of buttons along the front. The panel is well defined in a shiny plastic which is different to the mat plastic the rest of the machine is made of. I just slide my finger down the right hand 1 - 2cm of the panel and hit the button every single time. The on/off button is the same on the left side of the panel. You don’t even need the on/off button other than to connect to Wi-Fi the first time. After that, the only button you need is the start button. Start button It's odd I wonder if it is location based? I'm in the UK and there is a start button on the app that works. Never touched the device. So it is either something to do with legal reasons or maybe the model of the frier. but if that was the case how would the buttton appear on the app for some people and not others. I’m in the UK too. It’s very odd indeed. It’s obviously not firmware but I wonder if there was a hardware change that means you have to press the start button. It doesn’t seem likely as the whole machine is software defined. The buttons are even software as they aren’t real buttons. Who knows. Either way, it’s only a minor inconvenience to press the button. Having owned a dumb air… Having owned a dumb air fryer for a few months, I'd say that smart controlled ones are probably more headaches than they are worth. I've got the instant pot duo crisp, which is also a pressure cooker. Sadly, instant pot have gone out of business, but the one I have has pretty tactile buttons. Go through it with someone regarding which button does what, write down the stepping for temp, and you'll be sorted. I love tech, I also know how making something 'smart' often ends up with disappointment, green skin and torn clothes. Just my thoughts. Keep it simple, stupid... And all that. Smart tech complicating things. I agree very often smart tech doesn’t live up to what it promises and can even overly complicate simple things. The Cosori air fryers aren’t like that though. It’s the ability to set the temperature reliably that I like the most. The setup is simple and the only negative really is having to open the V E sync app which Siri often pretends she doesn’t know anything about. Generally though its very simple and does deliver on what it promises. That's great to hear! Maybe… That's great to hear! Maybe I'm just a luddite at heart. Proscenic T21 I have a Proscenic T21 air fryer I use regularly. Some of the buttons aren’t given the best labels for Voice Over by default but other than physically plugging in the air fryer it can be controlled completely through the app. It also apparently can run through Alexa but I just use the iOS app. I can put together an audio demonstration this weekend if there’s interest. no longer sold, but great I have an Amazon Smart oven. It does 4 tasks. Air frier, microwave, convection oven and food warmer. Works well with "the A Lady". A braille overlay could also be purchased for $1. Unfortunately, and I don't know why, Amazon no longer sells this oven. As for capacity, it will hold a 14-inch pizza. It will roast a 5-pound chicken. It will cook 7 Tyson chicken patties. Although it cost me $350, I thought it well worth the price, and I use it darn near every day. amazon smart oven It worked porely for some things. I suspect this is why it wasn't sold anymore. I know a Friend Stephen Giggar he has one. Some of you might remember him from the Talks phone days he also went by DR. Phone. more on the amazon smart oven right now it isn't working correctly. You can't tell your smart assistant reheat a cup of coffee, or microwave a bag of popcorn. It has been broken for about 2 weeks. podcasts Hi, could anyone please do podcasts and deninstrate the apps please? Thanks. podcast on Cosori app and other air frier Hi, could someone please do a podcast especially covering the apps? this would be helpful. Thanks.