Product Review: Our Top 5 AirFryers
Air fryers launched in September of 2010 at the IFA, originally displayed by Phillips, a popular hard tech brand. The product started to gain attention quite quickly and have grown in popularity with similar models from various brands. This is due not only to their simplicity and speed, but also to the health benefits of using air instead of oil to fry foods. Because they are smaller than an oven, air fryers fit nicely in any cupboard or countertop and preheat faster than a regular oven while still able to cook enough food for a 2-5 person family in one batch. Almost all of the air fryers we will discuss also have other settings, allowing for versatility in the kitchen.
1.Instant vortex 4 in 1 Air Fryer
The Instant vortex 4 in 1 Air Fryer is simple to use, elegant, and provides healthier and faster meals for the family. According to the instant pot website, it reduces oil in the cooked foods by 95%, which, in turn also results in a quick and easy clean up. The appliance has four settings which include Air Fry, Roast, Bake and reheat, allowing for versatility in taste, texture, and overall food experience. Instant pot is also a brand with a strong reputation based on reliable and simple products. They make AirFryers so you can create hundreds of different foods with one product.
2. Instant Vortex Plus, 6 in 1 Air fryer
Similar to the Instant vortex 4 in 1 Air Fryer, the Instant Vortex Plus, 6 in 1 Air fryer is also designed for simplicity and ease of use while creating the textures and taste of fried foods. However, this air fryer model has two extra features the 4 in 1 does not, while both have air fry, roast, bake and reheat the 6 in 1 also has broil and a dehydrate settings - allowing for even more versatility. Want the most options for your family? This is the Air Fryer for you. Again, Instant pot is a reliable brand that creates good quality products and has a solid reputation.
3. Ninja Air Fryer
Sturdy and quietly designed, this Ninja air fryer is easy to navigate and has a 4 quart ceramic coated nonstick basket. Which means it can hold a hefty amount of food for the whole family. In fact, the crisper plate is able to fit up to 2 lbs of french fries. Yum! With a 1 year warranty and 60 day money back guarantee this ensures confidence, and if it’s not exactly what you were looking for you can return within that time. Dishwasher safe parts and 4 programmable functions (air fry, roast, reheat and dehydrate) offer a lot of variety for fast, healthy meals in a busy household.
4. Dash compact Electric Air Fryer
Perfect for 1-2 people, the Dash Compact Electric Air Fryer has dishwasher safe parts and a 30 minute auto shutoff timer. The outer housing stays cool while cooking - which makes it safer too! Some reviews say the 1.6 quart capacity is quite small and it doesn't always cook food evenly. Available in five colors; black, white, red, and grey they have options to suit any style kitchen or personality. This air fryer functions a bit more basic compared to others we have discussed. The simple temperature adjustment and time control knob can mean some trial and error for the cook of the house. Still, this option is more cost effective than others and fits well into tight spaces. With over 60 reviews on the website, 86% were 5/5 stars and most describe this product as small but mighty and effective at the expected job.
5. Cuisinart Air Fryer toaster oven
The Cuisinart Air Fryer toaster oven is a full size toaster oven that includes a built in air fryer among other functions. Personally, I noticed this product has glass in the front and allows for easy check up on food. This allows for better results as you can easily see the food as it cooks. Like all the other air fryers, instead of oil and messy clean up this one is uncomplicated and clean. With over 3400 reviews on Cuisinart’s website, 90% recommend the product and describe it as a perfect appliance for a family of 2-4. Although pricey, it heats up faster than an oven and offers airFryer, convection bake, convection broil, bake, broil, warm/ reheat and toast as options while being almost silent.