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Deep-fried foods are delicious but they come with a cost. Often dripping in oil and full of fat, these not so healthy foods can become a health risk if they’re consumed too often (everything in moderation, right). But if you find yourself craving fried food all the time, there’s a perfect kitchen gadget that will solve all of your problems (well the current craving problem at least).
Air fryers work by circulating hot air around food to deliver crispy “fried” food with a fraction of the oil. This means less mess, less fat and a satisfied belly. There are many air fryer recipes out there too, such as crispy chicken, fries, and more! But with so many air fryers on the market, it can be hard to decide on which one to buy. We looked at the features and benefits as well as the price and ranked some of the hottest air fryers on the market. Follow along to find the perfect air fryer for you!
We’re going to start off with the most adorable air-fryer of them all, the Dash Compact Air Fryer. They call it compact for a reason, this air fryer has a 2-quart fryer basket that is perfect for single servings. This is a great option if you live alone, are a student, or are the only one in your household who cares about eating healthier.
The Dash Compact Air Fryer has a removable nonstick basket that is easy to clean. It also comes equipped with temperature control up to 400 degrees Farenheit, a 0-30 minute timer, and an auto-off function to prevent overcooking.
The As Seen On TV Air Fryer has an extra-large capacity. The 5.3-quart air frying basket will help you feed your family effortlessly. It’s important to note that there is also a 2.4-quart available if all you need to prepare are single-servings.
With a digital touch display, choosing the settings will be easy. It also has an easy-to-grip handle that will always stay cool to the touch so you don’t have to worry about burning your hands.
The Imarku Air Fryer preheats incredibly quickly and has an adjustable temperature from 176-490 degrees Farenheit. The detachable nonstick basket is dishwasher safe making it easy to clean.
Further, the air fryer has a 0-30 minute timer to accommodate all your cooking needs. Finally, it comes equipped with an auto-shutoff that will alert you when the food has finished cooking.
Another great extra-large air fryer, the Innsky Air Fryer has a 5.8-quart frying basket. The detachable tray and pan are easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
The LED touch screen is easy to use and comes with 7 presets so that you can cook everything from pizza to fries, cake, chicken and more! You’ll also be provided with a recipe book to help get you started.
With temperature controls from 100-400 degrees Farenheit, the NuWave Digital Air Fryer can not only air fry but it can bake, roast, and grill too. This air fryer has a 6-quart frying basket and comes with a basket divider that allows you to keep food separated while cooking.
The preheat button will ensure you achieve perfectly cooked food every time and the reheat button will help you dig into your leftovers quickly. Finally, the air fryer comes with 6 helpful presets which include a preset for fries, frozen fries, nuggets, steak, poultry, and fish.
The Philips TurboStar Technology Air Fryer may have simple buttons and features but this makes it easy to use. The quick control dial is your main air fryer control that sets both the temperature and the timer.
There is no preheating necessary with this air fryer, you simply start cooking right away. Further, the keep warm function will ensure that your food stays hot until you’re ready to eat. You can also download the Philips air fryer recipe app to access over 200 recipes to help get you started.
The OMORC Air Fryer has a 6-quart capacity and can serve anywhere from 2-8 people. Plus, the square design will allow you to fit more food in the frying basket comfortably. In fact, the air fryer can fit a 5-6 pound whole chicken.
The removable nonstick fryer basket makes it easy to cook, transfer food, and clean too. You’ll also love that both the touch screen and knob are easy to use.
The Bagotte Programmable Hot Air Fryer has 6 cooking presets to make mealtime a breeze. This includes a preset for frozen fries, fries, nuggets, steak, poultry, and fish. With an adjustable cooking temperature of 180-380 degrees Fahrenheit and a cooking timer up to 60 minutes, you’ll be able to cook just about anything.
The one-touch digital LCD screen is easy to use. Further, the detachable pan and nonstick basket are easy to wipe clean and are dishwasher safe too.
The GoWISE USA Air Fryer comes in a variety of colors including white, black, plum, and red making it the perfect addition to any kitchen. It has 8 presets including fries/chips, pork, chicken, steak, shrimp, cake, fish, and pizza that are all designed with optimal cooking times and temperatures that take the guesswork out of cooking.
Not only can you air fry but you can also grill, roast, toast, and bake. Further, the GoWISE Air Fryer has a temperature range of 170-400 degrees Farenheit and can cook for up to 30 minutes.
The Cuisinart Compact AirFryer is like a miniature oven for your countertop and because it’s a brushed stainless steel appliance it’ll fit in with any kitchen! Finally, a kitchen gadget that has a sleek modern appeal.
The 8.97-quart air fryer can cook up to 2.5 pounds of food from fries to chicken and much more. The fryer can cook up to 450 degrees Farrenheit and the two dials make operation easy.
Ninja has several air fryers and multi-cookers on the market but there a few that stand out from the rest such as this Ninja Air Fryer Max XL. It has a 5.5-quart nonstick basket that will help you cook an assortment of delicious meals. You’ll be able to fit up to 3 pounds of fries or chicken wings in the fryer at once.
It also has a wide temperature range of 105-450 degrees Farenheit to help fulfill your cooking needs. Finally, the broil rack gives meals a perfect crispy and bubbly finish that you’ll love.
The removable inner basket is both nonstick and easy to clean. The air fryer comes equipped with a helpful “shake” reminder to let you know when to shake the contents for an even fry. You’ll also enjoy the keep warm function that keeps your food hot until you’re ready to serve.
Instant Pot is most known for its pressure cookers but they also have a few impressive multi-cookers and air fryers too. This generation is a 4-in-1 multi-cooker that can air fry, roast, bake, and reheat food to perfection!
Enjoy the deep-fried taste and texture with up to 95% less oil. The air frying basket is large enough to fit a 2-pound bag of fries or a 4-pound chicken. Further, you’ll enjoy the 8 simple controls that are easy to use. Keep in mind, Instant Pot has another more impressive air fryer that we’ll talk about later!
The Power Air Fryer Pro is a 7-in-1 multi cooking gadget that can replace a toaster, convection oven, deep fryer, rotisserie oven, dehydrator, pizza grill, and a microwave. Plus its 8-quart capacity will help you feed a crowd effortlessly.
The air fryer can cook up to 400 degrees Farenheit and has an auto-shutoff once your food has finished cooking. Not only are the accessories easy to clean but the clear glass door is removable for easy cleaning too.
The Chefman Rotisserie Air Fryer is a multifunctional gadget that can an air fryer, rotisserie, dehydrate, and act as an oven. This amazing kitchen gadget replaces 4 gadgets which should clear up some much-needed kitchen space.
The fryer has a clear door and an interior light for easy viewing. It also includes several accessories such as a rotisserie spit, forks, a retrieval tool, a rotating basket, and airflow racks. Finally, the air fryer comes with 8 presets so you can air-fry extra crispy chicken and more in a hurry.
GoWISE USA has another impressive air fryer on the market. What makes this one better than the previously discussed GoWise air fryer, is that it can not only air fry, but it can bake, dehydrate, and rotisserie too. The 12.7-quart capacity and 3 rack levels allow you to cook for the whole family effortlessly.
The built-in rotisserie allows you to prepare a whole roast, rack of kabobs, a whole chicken, and more. The air fryer oven is easy to use and comes equipped with 15 presets to help take the guesswork out of cooking which is also great for beginners.
Here is yet another impressive Ninja Air Fryer, this one, looks like and acts like a miniature oven. It acts as an air fryer, convection oven, and a toaster all in one. It can cook food quickly and effortlessly and can even preheat in just 60 seconds.
The air fryer oven comes with a wire rack, a 13″x 13″ sheet pan, and an air fry basket. With a removable crumb tray and accessible back panel, the air fryer is incredibly easy to clean too. You’ll also love that it can flip up and away to store against your backsplash when it’s not in use.
Breville makes high-end appliances but this air fry smart oven has quite a few impressive features that may just make it worth the money. With 13 smart cooking functions, you’ll be able to do everything from toast bread to bake desserts, proof bread dough, air fry, slow cook, and more.
The smart oven has a 2-speed convection fan to offer great cooking control. Further, the large 1 cubic foot interior will allow you to toast up to 9 slices of bread at once or you can even roast a 14-pound turkey. You could also try out the slow cook feature by slow cooking with a 5-quart dutch oven.
This may be the most impressive Ninja air fryer of them all, the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer. Not only can you pressure cook and air fry but you can also slow cook, dehydrate, sear/sauté, broil, and steam.
With the 8-quart inner pot and 5-quart frying basket, you’ll be able to cook for 8-10 people. While this may not be able to cook a rotisserie chicken the traditional way, you can certainly replicate it with recipes like this whole (faux) rotisserie chicken using the pressure cook function.
Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven slides into the number one spot because of its impressive features and impeccable design. With 7 built-in smart programs you can air fry, bake, roast, toast, broil, dehydrate, and rotisserie.
All of the accessories including the drip pan, cooking trays, rotisserie basket, rotisserie spit, and forks are all dishwasher safe which makes cleanup a breeze. Unlike a convection oven, the vortex won’t heat up your kitchen which makes it a perfect kitchen appliance especially during summer.