ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill review: a 12-in-1 replacement for your superfluous kitchen gadgets

It's an air fryer! It's a grill! It's... everything!

ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill review
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TechRadar Verdict

The ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is a smart-looking, all-encompassing kitchen gadget whose 12 cooking functions deliver consistently great results. You’ll have to carve out some serious countertop space to accommodate it, but once it's up and running, this do-it-all air fryer will be the final nail in the coffin of your seldom-used kitchen appliances.

Pros

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    Extremely versatile

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    Consistent cooking performance

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    Intuitive control panel

Cons

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    Large and heavy

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    Preheat could be quicker

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ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill: One-minute review

Over two decades, ProCook has built a reputation for delivering high-quality kitchenware at an affordable price, but until recently, the British brand’s absolutely huge product lineup remained strangely appliances-free.

Last year saw ProCook finally add to its range of knives, saucepans and cast iron dishes with its first kettle and toaster lines, and now, the brand has further expanded its small appliance offering with the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill; an all-singing, all-dancing multifunction cooking machine with its sights set on replacing, well, everything in your kitchen.

The ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is, first and foremost, an air fryer, but it’s also a slow cooker, a steamer, a roasting oven, a griddle, a broiler, a dehydrator, a food warmer-upper – you get the idea. In total, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill boasts 12 distinct cooking functions, which, for context, is four more than the next most versatile appliance on our best air fryer list (the excellent Dreo ChefMaker, which has eight functions).

The ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill isn’t a multi-basket appliance, but its single cooking space is plenty big enough to handle family-sized recipes. It comes equipped with a cooking pot, a crisper basket, a grill rack, a cleaning brush and a glass lid, too, so you don’t have to worry about picking up additional accessories to make use of those aforementioned cooking functions.

ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill review

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Other neat additions include an oil draining section and removable, dishwasher-safe pieces for easy cleaning and maintenance, and the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill also sports an intuitive LED display that makes light work of adjusting cooking temperature and time.

Measuring 40cm x 40cm x 28cm and weighing 10kg, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is a big ol’ beast of an appliance, and you’ll no doubt have to declutter an entire corner of your kitchen countertop to accommodate it. That said, if it can serve as a long-term replacement for that equally huge slow cooker you’ve only used twice (spoiler: it can), then this air fryer-cum-everything-else is definitely worthy of that extra space.

So, what does all this versatility cost? Well, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill retails for a not insubstantial £179, which is the price you can expect to pay for most other multifunction cooking appliances of this quality. Of course, you can pick up a top notch air fryer for a lot less these days – the Ultenic K10, for instance, costs £120 – but its winning combination of design, versatility and performance makes the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill a premium, best-in-class product (for the UK market, at least). 

ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill: price and availability

  • How much does it cost? £179 
  • When is it available? Available now
  • Where can you get it? UK and Northern Ireland 

The ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill costs £179 and is available to purchase exclusively through ProCook’s website in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Incidentally, the product listing details a ‘typical’ price of £299, but this is just ProCook’s (admittedly cheeky) way of outlining how much cheaper its own products are versus “similar products from leading brands in a similar retail environment market.”

As mentioned, that £179 price puts the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grillis on the premium end of the air fryer spectrum, but there are more expensive air fryers out there (the Dreo ChefMaker, for instance, costs a whopping £279 / $359).

ProCook offers a 30-day return policy on the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill, as well as a two-year “no quibble” guarantee.

ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill: Design

  • 30cm x 17.5cm x 7cm cooking pot 
  • 33cm x 22.5cm x 5cm crisper basket 
  • Cooking pot, crisper basket, grill rack, glass lid and splatter shield are dishwasher-safe 

Perhaps the best way to describe the design of the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is to say that it wouldn’t look out of place as a buffet dish in the Death Star canteen. Seriously, I can imagine stormtroopers picking sausages out of this thing at the daily Imperial breakfast – and I mean that as a compliment. The outer casing of the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is made of stainless steel and sturdy black plastic, while a square of tempered glass sits pretty on the top of the appliance (as a sort of mock lid). It’s hard to get excited about air fryer designs, but ProCook’s is more premium than most.

Measuring 40cm x 40cm x 28cm and weighing 10kg, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is an enormous piece of kit, but such is the price you pay for owning a 12-in-1 kitchen appliance. In an ideal world, the countertop space you sacrifice for accommodating it will be outweighed by the space you save in ditching your no-longer-needed cooking gadgets.

The ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill’s 12 distinct cooking functions – air fry, roast, broil, bake, dehydrate, slow cook, grill, griddle, stew, steam, keep warm and manual – are accessible via a smart-looking dual-display control panel. This panel features a single, easy-to-use dial and six buttons: on/off, preheat, temperature, time, manual and start/stop. There’s also a choice of four temperature settings for the grill function – low, medium, high and maximum – which are represented by flame icons.

In the box, you’ll get a cooking pot (30cm x 17.5cm x 7cm), a crisper basket (33cm x 22.5cm x 5cm), a grill rack, a cleaning brush, a glass lid and, of course, an instruction manual. The latter describes each cooking function adequately, though it would've been nice to see ProCook throw in a handful of sample recipes to help get air fryer newcomers started. 

ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill: Performance

  • Produces consistently impressive results
  • The air fryer and grill functions perform the best
  • Preheat can be tempremental

As for how the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill actually performs, I’m happy to report that cooking results were consistently impressive for a range of recipes. Every function requires a preheat for the best results, which takes around five minutes irrespective of which function you choose. In truth, I’d like this preheat stage to be even quicker – better yet, let’s get rid of the need to preheat altogether – but most modern air fryers take between two and six minutes to prepare themselves for cooking, so perhaps I’m just impatient. 

My rule of thumb for meals without specific air fryer instructions is to reduce the recommended fan oven temperature by 20ºC, and the recommended cooking time by 20%. Frozen chips, for instance, cook perfectly in the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill at 180ºC for 22 minutes on the air fry setting; they’re crisp, evenly browned, and fluffy on the inside.

The default air fryer setting on the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is 205ºC for 18 minutes, which will cook most meat products adequately. Bear in mind, though, that results will depend on the weight and surface area of the meat in question. I found that diced chicken breast pieces, for instance, needed just under half that time, so you’ll have to do some experimenting to find the optimal settings for your own tastes (as you do with any air fryer).

In truth, I’d never made my own chicken wings before taking the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill for a spin, but I was really happy with the results. When cooked at that aforementioned recommended temperature setting, my wings were crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, though I’d suggest turning them a couple of times during cooking to avoid any over-browning on one side.

On that note, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill automatically pauses the cooking process if you decide to open the lid mid-cook, and automatically restarts it once you re-close the lid. You can do this as many times as you like until the timer runs out, which is helpful for adding or turning food. 

I did, however, notice a slightly annoying quirk when the air fryer finished cooking. If I ever wanted to cook something for a little while longer, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill didn’t remember – or couldn’t register – that the preheat process had already been completed. This was easily overridden by tapping the ‘manual’ button, but it’s worth bearing this quirk in mind before you scorch your already-cooked chicken to high heaven.

As for what else I cooked using the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill, sausages made with the grill setting and grill rack looked and tasted great – you’ll get those nice barbecue lines when using these elements in combination – while salmon fillets and meatballs cooked similarly well with the standard air fryer setting. Vegetables, too, were consistently succulent and retained their colour nicely, with aubergines and green beans a particular highlight. 

While cooking, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill isn’t the quietest air fryer I’ve ever tested – the Instant Vortex Slim, for instance, is almost silent by comparison – but it’s also the largest air fryer I’ve tested, so some minor noise pollution is to be expected. It isn’t any louder than the existing extractor fan in my kitchen, which is the main thing. Heat dissipation is pretty good, too – it’s localised to the rear of the air fryer almost exclusively.

Crucially, the cooking pot, crisper basket, grill rack, glass lid and splatter shield included with the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill are all dishwasher-safe, which makes the post-cooking cleaning process a breeze. ProCook does, however, recommend hand washing the cooking pot and crisper basket “to maintain [their] longevity and performance.”

Should I buy the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill?

Buy it if...

You want an all-in-one cooking solution
The ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill isn’t just an air fryer; it has 11 other equally valuable functions, which makes it one of the most versatile kitchen appliances on the market right now.

You like simplicity
This air fryer’s dual-display control panel is simple to understand and experiment with, while food – for the most part – cooks quicker than it otherwise would do in a conventional oven or microwave. If you value simplicity, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill delivers that.

Don't buy it if...

You’re on a budget
At £179, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill is one of the more expensive air fryers available in the UK. You do of course get more cooking functions for that money, but if you’re only looking for a single-purpose appliance, there are cheaper products to be found elsewhere.

You’ve got limited countertop space
Measuring 40cm x 40cm x 28cm and weighing 10kg, the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill will take up significant space on your kitchen countertop. Make sure you have room to accommodate it before committing to a purchase.

How I tested the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill

  • I tested the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill for one month
  • I used it as my main air fryer almost every day, cooking different recipes
  • I also tested its other cooking modes, including grill, roast and steam

I used the ProCook Air Fryer Health Grill as my main kitchen cooking appliance for exactly one month. During that time, I cooked a variety of foods including chicken breasts, chicken wings, sausages, salmon fillets, sea bass fillets, meatballs, aubergines, green beans and spinach.

I often cooked meals using the air fryer's preset temperature settings, though I also experimented with longer and shorter cooking times. Recipes were obtained via social media, word of mouth and websites including BBC Good Food.

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First reviewed February 2024

Axel Metz
Senior Staff Writer

Axel is a London-based Senior Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion. 


Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.