If there’s one thing you know when you hit the age of 30 it’s that you have at least one friend who is obsessed with their air fryer. You may be asking yourself “should I get an air fryer?” The answer is yes, you absolutely should get an air fryer. You’ll be able to fry up absolutely delicious food without using tons of oil and making deeply unhealthy food. Fry up light, airy, and oh so tasty food with these appliances.
Of course, if you’re not sure where to start, that’s why we’re here: we’ve picked out the top ten fryers that will have you cooking in no time. Let’s find you a perfect match!
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Ooooh baby this fryer looks like something out of a futuristic movie and much like science fiction it can do more than you’d ever believe. It fries, bakes, grills, and roasts, lets you change temperature mid-cycle, and cooks up delicious meals quickly with minimal fuss.
Not only that it also comes with a recipe book to get you started. This is a great option for someone who wants their first air fryer.
I love love love the divided basket on this fryer. It means that you can cook up two different foods, one in each half, at the same time. Make a full meal with just the air fryer and almost no work. I’m drooling thinking about fried chicken and french fries.
If you love your Instant Pot, you might be excited to know that the same company makes an air fryer. People are very into it:
“I have tried the Bake and Airfry features so far and I LOVE IT!
The air fryer heats up very quickly! So there’s no need to “reheat” when you’re going to use it because it normally heats up in less than 5 minutes.”
This may be the highest rated air fryer available: it’s got a perfect 5 star rating with over 13,806 reviews. It should be impossible, but the Ninja Air Fryer does it. You can heat it anywhere from 105 degrees to 400 degrees to meet your needs. It’s incredibly easy to clean, and and the reviews rave about how delicious the food is: people are very into the chicken with this one.
You might be noticing that almost all these air fryers come in the wide variety of one color: black. This option from Cosori gives you a few more choices, including a beautiful bold red that I am lusting after. It’s also bigger than most other air fryers, which only have a 4 quart basket: this baby holds 5.8 quarts. This is a great choice for a larger family.
On the other hand if you’re cooking for one or need to conserve counter space, this cute lil egg of a fryer holds 3.7 quarts and couldn’t be more adorable. It also has an auto-stop to go with its timer so you don’t forget your food and end up with something inedible: perfect for forgetful goofs like me. It also allows you to set any temperature and time rather than only relying on presets, so it’s great for more creative chefs.
You may notice that this fryer looks more like a tiny oven, and that’s because it has a rotisserie basket that allows you to keep your food moving inside the fryer. You can get a perfectly even cook all the way through, and it’s absolutely great for roasting meat. If you don’t want to use the rotisserie basket or spit, it also has two pans so you can fry up multiple foods at once.
Cuisinart is a well-respected brand, so it’s no surprise that their entry into the air fryer world is high quality. It’s incredibly quiet, but still quite powerful, and can fry up to 2.5 pounds of food at a time. You can adjust the time or temperature as you please, then pop anything you’d like into the basket for a quick and easy meal.
This baby can fry 6.3 quarts at a time, which is so much food. It takes just 30 minutes for most meals, and all you have to do is pop it in and press a button. The big feature here is the air circulation, which cooks your food incredibly quickly and makes sure you get an even fry all the way around.
This air fryer oven is 12.7 quarts, and honestly I’d just ditch my main oven and move to this one because it offers so many options. 11 full accessories, including rotisserie options, trays, and baskets. Tons of cooking options from frying to roasting to dehydrating. Unless you’re cooking a full turkey, this fryer will meet basically all of your needs and more.