It’s pretty much a guarantee that you like fried food, but what if you can enjoy your fried treats without loading up on fat? That’s the promise of the air fryer—a kitchen product that takes most of the oil out of frying so that you can enjoy a much healthier version of some of your favorite foods.
Sound to good to be true? It isn’t, but that doesn’t mean that all air fryers are equal. There are plenty of products on the market which can make it difficult to find one that suits your needs. That’s where we come in to help. Read on for the best air fryer buying guide.
At a Glance:
- 1 Top Rated Air Fryer with Large Capacity in 2020
- 1.1 Philips Airfryer *Editors Choice*
- 1.2 Avalon Bay *Value Option*
- 1.3 Black and Decker Purify Air Fryer (Best Choice for Single Person Use)
- 1.4 Cozyna Air Fryer: *All In One Option*
- 1.5 Secura*Best Pick For Large Families*
- 1.6 Air Fryer Recipes
- 1.7 FAQ
- 1.8 Verdict
|Philips Air Fryer||3 quarts||digital|
|Black and Decker||2 liter||analog|
In the proceeding paragraphs we are going to be taking a look at several really great air fryers, but if you would like a spoiler, the Phillips comes out a little bit on top here. It’s intuitive, dishwasher friendly, and it has even earned the approval of the notoriously difficult to please Gordon Ramsey.
Of course, that’s just my opinion. You can decide for yourself which of this innovative new kitchen appliances you like best when we dive into our list.
Top Rated Air Fryer with Large Capacity in 2020
Philips Airfryer *Editors Choice*
You will recall the Phillips from earlier when we chose it for our top pick on this list. Let’s now dive deeper into some of this awesome product’s features so that you can decide for yourself if it lives up to the hype.
You can use the Philips to fry, bake, and even grill, which is going to allow you to get tons of use out of it. All too often you see fancy expensive new kitchen appliances hit the market that makes lots of promises but ultimately yields very little use.
That’s not what you are getting here. The Philips air fryer can do essentially anything that a regular pan can do, but it does it without adding the fat, calories, and cholesterol of lots of oil.
This unit features a unique, patented starfish design that ensures your food cooks evenly in the basket. In other words, if you load the basket up with fries, you can be sure that every single one of them will be cooked to crispy perfection.
This is a great featured because it both allows you to make the most of the baskets three-quart holding capacity, and it ensures that no one in your family is going to be left disappointed by soggy fries.
If you are like me, you avoid handwashing dishes at all costs. It’s a huge drag, and the dishwasher just makes it unnecessary. Unfortunately, products like these often are not dishwasher safe but that isn’t a concern here. When you’re done cooking you can simply let your dishwasher handle the cleanup.
There are a couple of drawbacks to this unit. For one thing, the basket could be a little bit bigger. If you have a big family you are going to need to cook in batches.
Also, depending on what you are cooking, and how full the basket is, you might find that cook times are a little bit longer than the manual suggests. All things considered, these are relatively mild concerns, but they might be a turn off to some people.
Avalon Bay *Value Option*
This large unit is loaded with useful features and is available at a price that many shoppers are sure to find appealing. Let’s once again take a closer look at some features to see how they stack up with your needs.
Cookbooks are the best. I know that you can get recipes online now but there is still nothing quite like flipping through a cookbook and discovering an idea for dinner that you would never have otherwise even thought of.
This cookbook is of particular value because it comes with fifty recipes that are designed specifically for use in an air fryer.
The Avalon features one of the largest baskets on this list. 3.7 quarts isn’t going to be enough to cook a turkey in, but it should make meal prep for a midsized family a breeze.
I always hesitate to list the price of an item as a positive or negative thing. After all, affordability is an extremely relative thing and price fluctuates often enough that it’s always hard to say just how budget friendly an item is anyway.
All that said, the Avalon Bay air fryer consistently comes in on the lower end of the price spectrum, which is why we have made it our value pick on this list. If you want a great airfryer that isn’t going to break the bank, this is an excellent opportunity to get one.
One notable setback that is worth mentioning is that this unit isn’t quite as easy to clean up as the last airfryer that we looked at was. You are going to need to be careful to dry all the parts after wiping it down because if you don’t you may experience rust after only a few months of use. You don’t want that.
Black and Decker Purify Air Fryer (Best Choice for Single Person Use)
This next unit may not be huge (which is why we have selected it as the perfect choice for personal use) but it is nevertheless just as efficient and innovative as some of the other options that we looked at. Of course, don’t just take my word for it. See for yourself!
Like the Phillips unit that we looked at, the Black and Decker makes special efforts to ensure that your food is cooked evenly. In this case, even cooking is acc