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In this CruxGG air fryer review I’m going to go analyze their best air fryer in their product line. CruxGG is a collaboration between Crux Appliances and Ghetto Gastro, a Bonx-based culinary collective. They have come up with a line of kitchen appliances that are sleek in design, competitively priced and have great functionality.
I can really see that CruxGG can become a major player in the air fryer market for a number of reasons you can read about below.
We are going to review their top selling air fryer, the Cruxgg 6-in-1 9qt Air Fryer with Trizone Technology.
Why we like it:
- You can cook 2 foods at the same time and sync it together
- You can take out the divider and use it as 1 large air fryer
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Sleek design
- Sometimes the touchpad doesn’t respond on first try
- Heats up a bit slower than the competition
The CruxGG 6-in-1 9QT is a dual-basket air fryer which means that it has 2 separate baskets that can be used at the same time. It’s a 9QT air fryer which means its huge so make sure you have enough space in your kitchen. The biggest basket-style air fryers you can get are around the 9-10QT sizes.
Depending how you use it but it can cook food for up to 5 people in my opinion. If you use the separator to cook a main and a side dish then it is definitely enough for 3-4 people.
It has a very sleek design in my opinion. It is available in 2 colors: snow white and smoke gray. Both has a matte finish. The digital interface has a red light which blends beautifully with the white or grey color of the body.
It is a Dual air fryer which means it has 2 baskets or actually 1 basket that has a separator. The 2 baskets can be used separately and together also if you take the basket divider out.
CruxGG calls this Trizone technology. Unlike with the Ninja DualZone where you can only use the 2 baskets separately. It has 2 heating elements for each basket.
If you use the baskets separately it has a Sync function. This means that if you set a different time for your foods it will sync together and your food will be ready at the same time.
Although at first because of the dual basket it seems that is a bit difficult to use but actually it is the opposite. Nevertheless I’ve put together a little
How to use a CruxGG 6-in-1 9QT Air fryer with Trizone Technology in Dual mode
- Press the power button
- Press the Dual Mode button
- Select “Left” side first
- Select on the top which preset you want to use
- Select the temperature on the left side
- Select the time on the right side
- Press the “Right” button to set the right side
- Repeat step 4-6
- Press Sync so your food will be ready at the same time
- Press Start/Pause to start cooking your food
- Make sure the Sync button has a light on in the bottom left corner. If not then press again. This is how to make sure that the Sync is on.
The maximum temperature is 450 degrees. Most air fryers heat up to 400 degrees but competitor dual basket air fryers usually heat up to 450 degrees which can be regarded as a high temperature air fryer.
A bit of a disadvantage is that many customers pointed out that it heats up a little slow but most customers doesn’t seem to mind it. For me the few extra minute is not a deal breaker because it is still much faster than heating up a traditional oven.
The price is lower than the competition which is probably because this is till a new brand. So you can find pretty good deals now for this air fryer.
Please be careful because this are fryer is big. So if you lack countertop space, then it will be quite difficult to make space for this machine.
The majority of customers love this product. This customer summarizes the CruxGG 9QT very well:
“So far, so good. The materials and performance are fantastic. It works great, cleans easily, and most importantly (to me) it’s not ugly on my countertops. I’ve only been using it for a week or so, I hope it holds up because it is really stunning.”
So in case you are looking for one of the best a dual basket air fryer where the baskets can be used together or separately this CruxGG air fryer reviewed here is a great choice.
Comparing the CruxGG 6-in-1 9QT Air fryer with Trizone Technology to other models
The 2 main competitors here are Ninja and Instant Vortex. Both big players in the market so CruxGG has some strong competition to beat. Lets see how they compare
CruxGG 6-in-1 9QT vs. Ninja DZ201 DualZone
- The Ninja is available in 2 sizes 8QT in 10QT – both are more expensive than the CruxGG 9QT
- There is no separator in the Ninja unlike in the CruxGG 9QT
- Both the Ninja and the CruxGG has 6 presets
- Both models can be synced together which is really important for dual basket air fryers
- Most customer said that the Ninja is faster. It preheats faster.
CruxGG 6-in-1 9QT vs. Instant Vortex Plus XL Dual Basket
- The Instant Vortex has a see through window for both baskets whereas the CruxGG doesn’t have that
- The Instant Vortex heats up to only 400 degrees whereas the CruxGG heatsup to 450 degrees
- Both of them have Sync function
- Instant says it has 8 presets but 2 of those are SyncCook and SyncFinish which is a bit deceiving. So basically it has the same amount of 6 presets for both models.
- The CruxGG is cheaper than the Instant Vortex
- The Instant has an 8QT capacity whereas the CruxGG has 9QT
About CruxGG – Is CruxGG a good brand?
CruxGG is a relatively new brand so you won’t find tens of thousands or reviews for it (like for a Cosori for example). In my opinion that can be a good thing because if you find a brand with people behind it who have good intentions then you can be sure sooner or later it will have a good outcome.
See the thing is that kitchen appliances are all mass produced. Some of them will go wrong in a very short time frame. This can be true for any brand you buy. It’s just bad luck.
What’s important is how the manufacturer respond. Are they trying to point fingers at the distributor or the webshop? Are they putting you in an endless redtape of applying for a new model and just waiting until you give up? Or are they in problem solving mode to make you satisfied with your purchase.
Well as far as I see CruxGG is the later. They take reviews very seriously. They immediately replied to negative reviews and not just pointing to some generic form where you can apply and nothing will happen. Just look at a few of their responses how the manufacturer gives a direct telephone number where they can sort out the problem. Now that is how you treat your customers.
Regarding customer satisfaction around 85% of their air fryers have a 4-5 stars review (the majority is 5 stars). After reviewing hundreds of air fryers I can see this puts CruxGG in the high customer satisfaction category.
They follow trends in terms of air fryer innovation. Not many brands have dual basket air fryers in their line. The other well-known counterparts are Ninja and Instant Vortex. Also Crux (the manufacturer) has a wider range of air fryers like an air fryer grill combo.
Also it is worth mentioning that even though CruxGG is a new brand but the manufacturing company Made by Gather has been around for more than 15 years and have generated more than 3 billion in sales since inception. So if you have never heard about this brand don’t worry, they have the experience to create great air fryers.
CruxGG also donates 5% of their revenue to organizations who are trying to end food insecurity in low income areas.
All in all I think CruxGG is a good brand due to the high customer satisfaction, innovativeness, values and humane problem solving.
Frequently asked questions about the CruxGG Air Fryer reviewed here
Is Cruxgg black owned?
Yes CruxGG is partly black owned but the manufacturer Crux is owned by Made by Gather who are originated from China.
Is Crux and Cruxgg the same?
Crux is a brand based in New York who manufacture other brands like Bella. In this case this is a collaboration with Ghetto Gastro culinary collective and this is how they became CruxGG. Check out our Crux Air Fryer review too
Where are crux appliances made?
While the manufacturer Made by Gather is based in New York, Crux appliances are made in China.
In conclusion of this CruxGG air fryer review I think CruxGG offers a lot to those who are searching for innovative air fryers with a sleek design. Also the company seems to make a good job in terms of customer satisfaction and they are also motivated to give back to the community which is a great plus for me.