Will This New Cooking Technology Replace The Air Fryer? New Dreo ChefMaker Review

What is the Dreo ChefMaker and can it replace your air fryer?

Let me start by saying, it is not an air fryer. While it might look like one, it is not.

The Dreo ChefMaker uses a new technology called Combi-cook.

The Combi-cook technology combines the art of sous vide cooking with convection cooking to achieve the best results in a very hands-off way.

Watch Cathy’s review of the Dreo ChefMaker on YouTube.

Ins and Outs of the Dreo ChefMaker:

Parts of the Dreo:

The Dreo has a tray with a grilling rack, a regular basket, a clear-view window, a water chamber (adds sous vide component), a button for a light, and the best part is that it has an internal thermometer probe. 

With the smart cook technology, you can totally walk away from the cooker and let it cook how it sees fit, and not come back until the Dreo says it is done, and it won’t overcook since it has a probe. 


Specks of the Dreo Chef Maker:

The Dreo is almost 9 inches in length and width, so almost a perfect square, and about 4 ¼ inches deep with the basket.

With those dimensions, the basket is about ½ inch deeper than the Cosori Dual Blaze

However, the Dreo states that it has a 6 qt capacity vs the 6.8 qt that the Cosori has. This is due to the little bit wider basket.

The highest temperature that the internal probe can be set to be 200 degrees F or 193 degrees C for the target temperature. 

Another plus is that the Dreo is also a bit quieter than the Cosori air fryer when cooking and when pushing the buttons.

Dreo cooks at 1800 watts, whereas the Cosori Dual Blaze cooks at 1750 watts. So just slightly higher.

Cool Features:

There are many modes that you can use when cooking in the Dreo ChefMaker machine.

Chef mode is one and it is supposed to do all the thinking for you. It has different options such as beef, pork, lamb, poultry, seafood, and vegetables.

Then inside each of those categories are even more options for you to choose from based on what you are cooking.

Based on what you choose above, it will tell you which rack to use and then you can choose how you want your meat done, such as medium rare, medium, or medium well.

Then it takes it one step further and lets you choose whether or not you want the classic flavor for cooking or the sous vide flavor!

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Steak Review

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I set the Chef Maker on Chef Mode.

Then the steaks are pat dry, oil, and seasoned, and then the Dreo probe is put into the steak. (It informed me that I needed to add water based on what I wanted and then it chose the cooking time based on the input we gave the machine).

It uses the sous vide technology along with the convection to give us (or so they say) the perfect steak. Plus, it also has a browning function on it too and provides some great coloring.

Air Fryer:

I started with a preheated to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for 5 minutes (a must for steaks in the air fryer to get a sear on the steak) and I used the steak recipe in my cookbook on page 39.

The biggest difference so far is that I will need to take the internal temperature with my instant read thermometer to make sure the steak is done how I like. 



Pretty evenly cooked throughout. The meat was a little more juicy and flavorful, and less chewy.

Air Fryer:

A little hotter on the edges and on the backside. Still has a decent flavor and is cooked well, but slightly chewier. 


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Chose the Classic Cook Mode for Dreo and put it on the air fry setting. Then set it to 380 degrees F or 193 degrees C for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. 

Air fryer:

The air fryer is set for 380 degrees F or 193 degrees C for 15 minutes, also shaking the fries halfway through.


The end results were about the same for the fries. But I would say that the Dreo produced just slightly more golden fries, but the texture was pretty much the same.


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After heating up the ChefMaker, I let the rolls rise in the warm chefmaker for about 15 minutes.

Then I choose the Probe Mode and set the target temper for the rolls to 190 degrees F or 88 degrees C and the ambient temperature (cooking temperature) of 320.

Once all the information is put in the Dreo ChefMaker decides how long the rolls need to cook for. 

Air Fryer:

I also preheat the air fryer to make sure it was warm and let the bread rolls rise in the warm air fryer for 15 minutes.

Then I set the air fryer to 320 degrees F or 160 degrees C for 10 minutes.


The Dreo internal temperature was perfect the shape of the rolls was nice and were a nice golden brown color. The rolls made in the air fryer were a little more done than necessary and had a more wonky shape.


Overall Opinion of the Dreo ChefMaker: 

After using the Dreo for a few days and with different items, I can say that I LOVE it. I can walk away and not worry about overcooking or undercooking whatever is in it.

With the smart technology that is embedded in this amazing product, it just cooks the food perfectly without me having to watch over it.

Could it replace your air fryer? Yes, it could. With the smart technology and how hands of it are. It truly is incredible. Plus, you can extend the warranty for 30 months! Plus it is super easy to clean!

Since this is a new item to the market, you can click this link to get yourself a Dreo ChefMaker and get a huge discount before August before they start to ship and you’ll be one of the first to get it! 

What are your thoughts of this new cooking technology? Let me know if you get one too!


Meal Type: Review
Categories: Reviews, Air Fryer, Dreo

Comments & Reviews

  • I am having problems cooking Country Style BBQ Pork Ribs. I tried it in the ChefMaker as a pork rib setting and wrapped the boneless ribs in foil with the probe, etc. after coating with store bought bbq sauce. They turned out half burned. I has the slight smell of smoke about a half hour before they were schedued done, but did not think it was bad, as after all, it is a BBQ recipe, right?

    Trying to see why, I thought of it a problem as no bones in it or not a rack. Could I use the beef short rib setting? What a problem, as I love the BBQ ribs. Just can’t use my old teeth to debone them. (I am 80 years old).

    You are my last resort or burn more, as some were eatable??????

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