Have you tried cooking with an air fryer? These handy little countertop devices circulate hot air around food to create what’s essentially a convection oven. It is especially handy for traditionally fried foods, such as chicken tenders, potatoes, and more.
The end result is a crispy and delicious meal without the need to use dangerous and unhealthy hot oil. Families in particular love the air fryer because most models are simple enough that even a child can use them with minimal supervision. Most even feature pre-set displays that allow you to get the right temperature and time every single use.
Our team has put together a list of our favorite air fryers. Take a look and find one that meets your family’s needs and budget so that you can try out the process for yourself.
This model features a spacious interior and wide range of temperature settings. Ninja
Of course, we already love Ninja for their vast selections of blenders and other household appliances. But their air fryer definitely does not disappoint. This 1550-watt programmable unit offers a temperature range from 105 to 405 degrees, allowing you to cook your favorite foods in a healthier and safer way. In fact, the spacious interior allows you to cook up to two whole pounds of french fries—enough for a hungry family or a group of sports fans ready to watch the game.
If you’re new to these kitchen tools, this option is perfect for beginners. Ultrean
If you’re looking for a basic but affordable model, this fryer is an excellent choice. A compact design and scratch-free finish makes this unit a top pick for those who want to see what owning an air fryer is all about, but don’t want to commit to using it daily. Four color options are available, and an LED display makes setting cooking times and temperatures an easy task.
Three stylish colors and a dishwasher safe cooking basket make this one a great pick for busy families. COSORI
This model by Cosori is an ideal choice for a number of reasons. Eleven presets give you the option of cooking your favorite meals for the perfect amount of time every single time. Three color options easily coordinate with your existing appliances and kitchen style for a modern appeal. And the cooking basket is dishwasher safe, making it an excellent option for busy families who don’t have time to hand-wash.
A detachable non-stick basket and pan make cleaning an absolute breeze after cooking your favorite foods. GoWISE
Featuring a sleek design with a modern appeal, this air fryer features a 5.8-quart capacity, which is spacious enough to prepare just about any meal. Eight cooking presets make it easy to get the right temperature for your favorite foods including fries/chips, pork, chicken, steak, shrimp, cake, fish and pizza. It even features a great stop and start button to allow you to change time and temperature right in the middle of cooking.
A slew of included components sets this model apart from competitors. Yedi
Perhaps the best part about this particular air fryer is the numerous accessories it comes with. A divider for the cooking basket makes preparing two kinds of foods at once simple, while additional pans like the cake pan, an 8-inch pizza pan, and a silicone cupcake pan allow you to branch out into trying new recipes.