The 5 Best Air Fryers
As air fryers have grown in popularity, more and more brands have come out with their own version of the appliance. And it’s hard to blame them, since consumers are (righty) flocking to these amazing countertop convection ovens!
If you’re ready to make your meal prepping easier and cook times shorter, have a look at five fab fryers I am happy to recommend!
Crispy on the outside, light & fluffy on the inside.
There’s something uniquely delicious about fried food. Whether it’s from a fairground or a food truck, it’s hard to resist something deep-fried. But of course, deep-fried food is far from healthy. Think trans fats and free radicals! That’s what I appreciate about air fryers: you can enjoy fried food without risking your health.
I hope this article inspires you to find new and healthy ways to indulge in things you love.
GoWISE 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer
- 4 different functions
- Includes alarm for shake reminders
- Comes with 8 cooking presets
- Heat may damage some countertops
This 5.8 qt air fryer empowers you to fry, bake, grill, and roast with little or no oil. Its digital interface includes presets for pizza, fish, fries, cake, chicken, steak, shrimp, and pork. This unit even includes an alarm setting in 5, 10, and 15-minute increments.
Ninja DZ201 Foodi 6-in-1 DualZone 2-Basket Air Fryer
- 2 independent frying baskets
- 6 cooking programs
- Baskets automatically sync cooking time
- Somewhat expensive
Instant Pot Vortex 4-in-1, 2-quart Mini Air Fryer Oven Combo
- 4 unique functions
- Small footprint
- Non-stick & dishwasher safe
- Only makes 1-2 servings
The Mini Vortex is a small and very sweet high-quality air fryer from Instant Pot. This little guy is a smart choice for singles due to its tiny footprint, 2 qt capacity, and lower price point. Plus, it comes in fun colors, so it looks nice on the counter.
Ninja AF101 Air Fryer
- Includes multi-layer rack
- Comes with free recipe book
- Basket & crisper plate are dishwasher-safe
- Cooking time may take some calibration
This Ninja model is a varied and efficient option for smaller families. With 4 qt of capacity, it fries, roasts, reheats, and even dehydrates. The AF101 comes with a basket, crisper plate, and multilayer rack—all of which are dishwasher safe.
COSORI Air Fryer Pro LE
- 9 unique functions
- Includes recipe book
- 5-qt capacity
- Some users find basket difficult to clean
The COSORI Pro LE is a 5 qt air fryer with a gorgeous contemporary design. This appliance comes equipped with 9 presets: preheat, warm, bacon, chicken, fries, seafood, vegetables, steak, and frozen food. The Pro LE comes with a recipe book and a free app featuring even more recipes to try.
What to Look for when Buying an Air Fryer
Any air fryer could be an ideal addition to your Eat Clean kitchen. But which one will bring you the best value? To find that out, consider 2 main categories.
How many people do you usually need to feed? If it’s just you, you can probably save money by sticking with a 2-4 qt. If you like to entertain or have a bigger family, you may want a 6 or even 8-qt. model.
Try to be critical here. What extra functions will you realistically use? Yes, a dehydrating function is very cool. But will you actually use it to make apple chips, or is that just a fantasy? There’s no wrong answer, of course. It’s just something to consider if those special features make your air fryer more expensive.