Today we're putting the Typhur Dome ultimate air fryer to the test to see if it's up to the challenge of becoming our new go to indoor appliance.

During the winter months, can we use an air fryer to cook steak, grill chicken and do all the things we would usually cook on the grill? I don't know about you, but when it's below zero and there's a stiff wind, even I who grill for a living don't always want to run outside to make dinner.

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Typhur Dome air fryer

Here's how this works: Typhur asked if we would test out their new Dome air fryer, and we agreed.

We aren't getting paid for this article or video, and they didn't even ask for it, but we thought it would make good content watching us put this unit to the test.

They did send a Typhur coupon code along that you can use as well, and we'll give you all the details on that below, but first, let's see if this air fryer is all it's cracked up to be.

What Makes The Typhur Dome Air Fryer Different?

The Dome is quite different from most traditional air fryers. Just the look alone is different. Most air fryer models are boxy and squarish, but the Dome is curved and sleek and has a more modern design that looks like it comes from the future. 

Wide Drawer

The drawer is incredibly wide, just over a foot deep and a food wide, and that's a standout in the market. What's also different is that the drawer is only 2 inches deep, so there's not a lot of vertical cooking space here. I find that to be a benefit instead of a detriment since food stacked on top of food rarely cooks well in any air fryer I've ever tested. 

High Temperature

The Dome also has a top temperature of 450 degrees, which is 50 degrees higher than most air fryers on the market. Does 50 degrees make a difference? We're going to put it to the test with a grilled steak in just a second and find out.

Mobile App 

This is the first air fryer we've tested that has a mobile phone app, and it even enables remote control and notification when you're away from the kitchen. I'll admit that before this test, I'd never gotten a notification from my air fryer that my food was done, but the Dome is so quiet that I appreciate knowing what's going on when I'm not in the room. 

The app also contains a library of over 50 recipes that can easily be prepared in the Typhur Dome air fryer.

Decibel reading of the Typhur Dome air fryer

Whisper Quiet

We tested how loud the Dome is when running at 450 degrees, and we only registered 59.6 decibels at its highest audible level. For reference, a household refrigerator reads at 55 decibels, so we're talking just 4.6 decibels louder than the fridge we hear as background every day. 

Self-Cleaning Feature

The Dome air fryer has a self-cleaning cycle to clean all the build-up that we can't visually see up inside the base unit itself. The self-clean cycle can be run for either 1 hour or 2 hours, for a deeper clean, and can be started from the mobile app.

Typhur recommends running the self cleaning feature once a month. I would imagine that this feature will have a great impact on the longevity of this appliance, but only time will tell for sure.

Like most other air fryers, the drawer and tray are both dishwasher safe. However, it takes a LOT of real estate in the dishwasher so we usually opt to just hand wash so we can have more space for all of our other dirty dishes. It hand washes very easily as Typhur designed it with a specially designed non-stick ceramic coating. 

Warranty

The Dome comes with a 3 year warranty, which really stands out in the air fryer space. Most air fryers are only covered for one year. Additionally, Typhur also has a 30 day money back guarantee if you're unhappy with your purchase. You can try it out and experience it yourself.

20% Off Typhur Promo Code: BARBECUELAB 

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Typhur Dome Air Fryer Cooking Tests

grilled cheese sandwiches cooked in the Typhur Dome

Grilled Cheese Sandwich in the Dome 

Grilled cheese was already a pretty simple recipe to make, but the Typhur Dome air fryer managed to make it even easier. We took 4 buttered slices of sourdough bread and some slices of pepper jack cheese to make the sandwiches and placed them in the preheated 400° Dome for 3 minutes.

We flipped the sandwiches over and put them back in for 3 more minutes. They were golden brown and while I hate to admit it, looked way better than my old way of making grilled cheese.

Pizza in the Typhur Dome Air Fryer

Never have I ever imagined being able to cook a 12-inch pizza in an air fryer, but it's almost like this drawer was designed with that specific purpose in mind.

We had some par-baked crusts in the freezer from some previous outdoor pizza oven testing we had done this past fall, so we pulled one out, added some sauce and shredded cheese and popped it in the Dome for about 6 minutes at 375°. Couldn't have been easier, and the kids loved it.

crispy chickpeas cooked in the Typhur Dome

Crispy Chickpeas in the Typhur Dome air fryer

We found a recipe in the Typhur app for crispy chickpeas and since our daughter Addy loves eating chickpeas straight from the can, we thought we ought to give this one a try.

It couldn't have been easier to make; we just drained and dried the beans and then coated them with some light-tasting olive oil with a sprinkle of our salt, pepper, garlic blend and then dumped them in the preheated Dome for 12 minutes at 390°, shaking them around half way.

They came out crispy and delicious and the kids both devoured them when they got home from school. I have a feeling Addy is going to be fixing this recipe for herself on the regular from now on.

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Shrimp in the Typhur Dome

We wanted to steam some 16-20 count shrimp for a shrimp cocktail and decided to try it in the air fryer rather than breaking out our steamer pot like usual. I'm glad we did because it only took 5 minutes at 400° in the Typhur Dome air fryer and they were perfectly cooked. It just doesn't get any easier than that.

roasted carrots cooked in the Typhur Dome

Roasted Carrots in the Dome

We love roasting vegetables like carrots, zucchini, and asparagus in an air fryer. We took a few carrots and cut them into spears of equal thickness, drizzled olive oil, sprinkled them with salt, and put them in the preheated Dome set to 400° for 5 minutes. We then stirred them around and put them back in for 5 more minutes. They came out still firm but fork tender and delicious.

Toast in the Typhur Dome Air Fryer

We noticed that the Dome has a preset for toast and that got us thinking. Could our air fryer replace our toaster and eliminate an additional countertop appliance?

We easily fit 4 slices of bread in at one time, which matches the capacity of our current toaster. Depending on the size of the bread, we could even fit 6 at a time.

The preset is set for 6 minutes, but I personally think that may be a little on the high end. We flipped the bread at the 3-minute mark and put it back in for the remaining 3 minutes and determined it probably would have been more ideal for our family's tastes at the 5 minute mark.

We also successfully toasted bagels in the Typhur Dome air fryer and again, pulled them before the 6 minutes were up. But overall, I'm pretty sure we may be giving up our countertop toaster before long, with confidence that the Dome has us covered in that department.

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bacon cooked in the Typhur Dome

Bacon in the Typhur Dome air fryer

Typhur has a preset on the Dome for bacon, which I have to admit, I'd never even really thought about making bacon in my air fryer before. But it makes sense, when you look at the dimensions of this tray why it would work.

So we put that preset to the test and were able to fit 7 full slices side-by-side in the tray. That preset was right on the money because we pulled out the most beautifully cooked bacon I think we've ever seen. In fact, you can even hear Melissa gasp in awe when she pulled the drawer out for the first time.

Chicken wings cooked in the Typhur Dome

Chicken Wings in the Typhur Dome Air Fryer

The Dome also has a preset for chicken wings so we went ahead and gave that a try. However, if I'm being honest, they turned out a little underdone for our preference. The preset called for cooking the wings for 14 minutes at 380°, and while the chicken was cooked to a safe temperature, the skin was limp and lacked any crispiness.

So we gave chicken wings another run a little while later, cooking them for 18 minutes at 400° and they were both crispy and delicious.

Chicken breasts cooked in the Typhur Dome

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Chicken Breast in the Dome

Melissa and I cooked up some chicken breasts for lunch, and we started by preheating the Dome to 375° for 5 minutes. We put our seasoned breasts into the tray, and after 11 minutes the internal temperature of the breasts was reading done and we removed the breasts to rest. They were both moist and flavorful and it made a super simple lunch for us both.

pork belly bites cooked in the Typhur Dome

Pork Belly Bites in the Typhur Dome

We love to make pork belly burnt ends on the smoker outside, but pork belly is also amazing in the air fryer. We cubed up some pork belly, drizzled it with some olive oil and seasoned it with some all purpose rub followed by a BBQ rub and then placed it in the preheated Dome for 6 minutes at 400°.

At the 6-minute mark, we flipped the pieces over and cooked them for another 6 minutes. After 12 minutes at 400, we decided to go ahead and put them in at 450° for a couple of minutes to get them nice and crispy how we like them. They were absolutely delicious.

steak cooked in the Typhur Dome air fryer using GrillGrates

Grilled Steak in the Typhur Dome Air Fryer

Next we grilled some steak, and for this test we used an accessory called the SearNSizzle from GrillGrate. It's a hard anodized circular grill panel that helps us get grill marks, even in an air fryer. 

We preheated the air fryer, put the steak on the hot grill grate and cooked the steak at 450° until we reached an internal temperature of 125 degrees. Who knew that grill marks was something you could get in an air fryer?!

If you'd like a SearNSizzle for your air fryer, be sure to use the code BBQLAB10 to save 10% on your purchase. 

Our Typhur Dome Air Fryer Review

Ok, I have a confession. We went into this relationship with the Typhur Dome as skeptics. 

Who does this air fryer think he is costing 3-5 times more than all the other air fryer models? 

Well, I'll tell you who he is: The Dome is a premium air fryer that excels in all things air-fryer related and then some.

We have continually been blown away by the truly impressive results with such minimal effort on our part, and trust me, we were looking for flaws.

If you have the budget for premium products like this, you will not be disappointed with the Typhur Dome. Its innovative design and extra features are second to none that we've encountered and we absolutely recommend it.

20% Off Typhur Promo Code: BARBECUELAB 

available at Typhur.com and Amazon!

However, I do have some good news for all of us. Typhur has agreed to share a discount code that will enable you to save a significant amount of money on the purchase of a Dome. Type in the code: BARBECUELAB at checkout on Amazon or the Typhur website, and you can save 20% on your purchase.

7 different air fryers being reviewed

If that's still too salty for you, we totally get it and we've got you covered. Make sure you're subscribed to the channel because we've got an air fryer head-to-head coming out this Sunday with 7 different units, most of which are considerably more affordable, so be on the lookout for that coming this weekend!