Best Air Fryers iMore 2022
The best air fryers are a worthy investment. Let's face it — fried food is undeniably delicious — and who doesn't love a crunchy texture? But it's also not great for your health. Air frying, a method that takes a small amount of oil and uses a fan to blow hot air and oil around your food, offers the same texture and similar taste without submerging your food into bubbling oil. If you're wondering where to start, with so many options to consider, we've rounded up the best air fryers available today.
- Large cook capacity: GoWISE XL
- Eight-in-wonder: Ninja Foodi Deluxe
- For two people: Black+Decker Purify
- Doubles as a toaster oven: Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer
- Easy to read LCD: Ultrean 6-Quart Air Fryer
- Air pressure: Instant Pot Duo Crisp
Large cook capacity: GoWISE XLStaff Pick
The GoWISE XL has a 5.8-quart cook capacity that's perfect for families, and it's easy to program thanks to a large touch display. Choose from many presets based on popular fried foods, or set your own time and temperature. Get ideas from an included recipe book. It's also available in four colors to best match your kitchen.
Eight-in-wonder: Ninja Foodi Deluxe
We're big fans of the Ninja Foodi range of multicookers. This capable model has a whopping footprint and a steep price tag, but it's a great investment for anyone who regularly cooks at home. This 8-quart option has family-friendly dimensions. It boasts Ninja's "TenderCrisp" technology that quickly pressure cooks ingredients and then gives them a crispy, golden air-fryer finish.
For two people: Black+Decker Purify
Black+Decker's Purify has a 2.1-quart capacity that's great for two people, and it keeps things simple with a couple of control dials. All you have to do is set the temperature and timer, and the dual convection fans take care of the rest. The basket is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup so you can sit back and digest a plate of fries.
Doubles as a toaster oven: Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer
If you'd like to free up some counter space, this air fryer doubles as a toaster oven with the ability to convection (or regular) bake your food. It has a sleek stainless steel construction, the capacity for up to a four-pound chicken, and the trays are dishwasher safe. Four dials control all operations for a bit of a retro look.
Easy to read LCD: Ultrean 6-Quart Air Fryer
This six-quart option uses 360-degree rapid air frying technology that needs up to 80% less oil than regular frying would. It has seven handy presets to make the process idiot-proof. Making this even easier to use, it has soft-touch buttons and a large LCD so you can see where you are in the cooking process at a glance.
Air pressure: Instant Pot Duo Crisp
Instant Pot needs no introduction as a big name in the pressure cooker marketplace, but the Duo Crisp adds air frying into the mix. This model has eleven-in-one functionality. It's super-simple to use as well, with one-touch cooking programs for pressure cooking, sauteing, steaming, slow cooking, sous videing, warming, air frying, roasting, baking, broiling, and dehydrating.
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This collection of air fryers includes a bunch of options that will appeal to different people. However, if you're still stumped on where to turn, we recommend considering the GoWISE XL. It has a 5.8-quart cooking capacity and a large touch display to control cooking.
If you like your gadgets to multitask, take a long look at the Cuisinart TOA-60. As well as working well as an air fryer, it can also toast and bake your food.
Another strong option for anyone looking to invest in one countertop machine to replace several is the Ninja Foodi Deluxe. This 8-quart cooker comes with two lids with different functionality, one takes care of the pressure cooking side of things, and the other brings the air frying magic.
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