These days it is more important than ever to eat real food that is free of preservatives, and which is prepared in a healthy way. The only problem is that with today’s busy lifestyles, who has time to spend cooking healthy food for themselves and their families. Of course, even if we do find the time to cook meals from scratch, we often want to eat our favorites, which are not exactly at the top of the healthy foods list. The good news is that there is a way to have all of those favorite foods that you probably shouldn’t be eating, and still be healthy, and the best part is that you can prepare them easily and super fast without having to put forth a lot of effort or mess up the entire kitchen.
Air Fryers are all the rage and can help you enjoy all of your guilty pleasures without the guilt by cutting down over 70% of fat from things like fried chicken, French fries, potato wedges, jalapeno bombers, buffalo wings, Mozzarella Sticks and more. These units use high-speed superheated air circulated by one or more convection fans to cook, brown, and crisp your foods without the use of a single drop of oil. Choosing the right air fryer for your family can be a touch chore though due to the many different brands and models on the market as well as the myriad of available features. Let’s take a moment to look at a top 10 rundown of the best air fryers currently on the market and the key features that they offer.
Best Electric Air Fryers in 2018
Table of Contents
- 10. OMORC Air Fryer XL
- 9. Total Package Air Fryer XL, 8-in-1
- 8. BELLA (14538) 2.5 Liter Electric Hot Air Fryer
- 7. Philips HD9220/29 Airfryer
- 6. BLACK+DECKER Purify 2-Liter Air Fryer
- 5. Air Fryer XL by Cozyna
- 4. Avalon Bay Air Fryer
- 3. Secura Electric Hot Air Fryer
- 2. Cozyna SAF-32 Digital Air Fryer
- 1. GoWISE USA 5.8-Quarts 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL
10. OMORC Air Fryer XL
Starting off our countdown is the OMOREC Air Fryer XL. This fryer has a big brother a little higher up on our list, but make no mistake, the smaller size of this fryer is in no way an indicator of limited features or capability. The unit has an easy to use touch screen control panel with a control knob as well. The panel is a soft blue that is easy to read. Seven cooking presets make it easy to cook all of your favorite foods and snacks with on the touch of a button.
The large fry basket, as well as the included fry pot, are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, they are also non-stick so quick jobs such as fries, pizza rolls, or egg rolls can be cleaned up with a simple rise and wipe. The keep warm cycles to keep your foods hot and fresh for up to 120 minutes. The best thing about this fryer is the low price and versus the high level of features, making it an excellent value even on a budget.
- 7 Cooking Presets to Help You Get Done With Any Meal Faster
- LDC Touchscreen w/ Knob Control
- Dishwasher Safe Fry Basket & Fry Pot Make Cleanup A Breeze
- Keep Warm Cycle Keeps Food Fresh for Up To 120 Minutes
9. Total Package Air Fryer XL, 8-in-1
This is a great unit not only for quick and convenient air frying but also for a wide variety of other great quick cooking tasks such as simple roasting, quick baking, and fast searing. The stylish European design looks fabulous in any kitchen space, while also putting the controls and display up top at an easy to read and access angle. The cool blue display is easy on the eyes. The unit comes with a mobile app for both Android and iOS that offers tips and loads of healthy air frying recipes for all of your family’s favorite foods.
With several preset programs, you can cook most common food jobs at the touch of a single button, and the included accessory kit makes it easy to get the most out of your fryer. The fry basket is dishwasher safe, and slides in and out of the cabinet of the unit easy with an easy grip stay cool handle. Adjustable temperature to a full 400 degrees means crispy fries, perfect cakes, and the ooziest, gooiest mozzarella sticks you have ever tasted. The price is right for the size and features, and the included bonuses make this an even better value.
- Stylish European Design Looks Great in Any Kitchen
- Deluxe Accessory Kit is Included to make using Your New Fryer Even Better
- Includes a Mobile App Cookbook for Both iOS and Android (Windows 10 Coming Soon!)
- Digital Touchscreen Controls with Preset Functions Make Cooking Fun and Easy
8. BELLA (14538) 2.5 Liter Electric Hot Air Fryer
This unit features not only a stay cool handle but a cool touch exterior over the entire cabinet. The ultra quiet fan means that you may even forget that it’s on, but don’t worry the unit has a power and a working light on the top to remind you/ the removable basket is dishwasher safe and holds a massive 2.2 pounds of food per batch. This means you can spend less time frying and more time enjoying your favorite foods. The controls are as simple as can be with easy to read and use oversized knobs with easy grip edges.
The 1500 watt rapid cook heat circulation system gives you the fastest and crispiest results possible no matter what foods you are cooking. One nice feature about this fryer is the fry pause function. This lets you safely look in on the foods that you are cooking without losing a lot of heat. For an easy to use basic fryer that delivers quality construction, great result, and value for the dollar, you can’t go wrong with the BELLA 14538.
- 1500 Watt Rapid Circulation Heating System for Fast and Effective Air Frying
- Easy to Use Knob Controls are Simple to Understand and Hassle Free
- Dishwasher Safe Fry Basket is a Full 2 Liters and Can Accommodate Up To 2.2 Pounds of Food Per Batch
- Exclusive Fry Pause Feature Lets you Look in on Food While It’s Cooking Safely and Without Heat Loss
7. Philips HD9220/29 Airfryer
The unique Rapid Air technology by Phillips means that the air circulation of the Philips HD9220/29 is more effective than a comparable fryer with a more powerful motor and at a fraction of the sound produced. This means that you get crispier foods, faster and with less energy consumption than with similar fryers from other makers. The HD9220/29 offers a bold and stylish look that comes in three fabulous colors. The easy to use controls make getting great results simple every time. This fryer also comes with a couple of nice b0onus items that help you to get the most enjoyment out of it while still making healthier food choices for your family’s meals and snacks.
The first of these is a mobile app for both Android and iOS which offers up tasty tips as well as over 150 incredible recipes that you will love trying out. The second is a free membership to Noom’s Healthy Weight Program to help you meet those healthy eating and fitness goals that can mean so much to your overall health. This is a great value for an air fryer, to begin with but with the added value of the Noom’s Healthy Weight Program membership, its an even better bang for your buck.
- Unique Euro-Drop Design is Stylish and Chic
- Comes in 3 Great Looking Colors
- Includes a Free Membership with Noom’s Healthy Weight Program
- Includes a Healthy Foods Reference Guide and A Mobile App for iOS and Android, which features over 150 Great Tasting Recipes
6. BLACK+DECKER Purify 2-Liter Air Fryer
Perhaps one of the best looking units on this list, and certainly one of the best performers the Black+Decker Purify Air Fryer gives you the opportunity to enjoy all of your fried food fav’s without having to deal with the extra fat, cholesterol, and calories of oil frying, not to mention the mess and danger of it. The B+D Purify is the only dual fan unit on this list, and for good reason. While most dual fan units can give you better results than single fan units, they also produce more noise and use more energy.
The unique design of the B+D Purify’s dual fan system, however, counteracts both of these issues to give you an ultra quiet, energy efficient design that is simple and safe to use even for teenagers. The best part has to be the massive 8 cup cook basket which lets you do a full 4 servings of your family’s favorites in a single batch. While the price is a bit higher than the other units that we have seen up till this point, it is more than worth the extra, especially if you need a fryer that offers the extra capacity this one does.
- Dual Convection Fans Provide Crispier Results Faster Than Other Comparable Fryers
- 8 Cup Air Fry Basket Holds 4 Large Servings of Your Favorites
- Variable Temperature Control with Ready and Work Lights
- Easy to Use Knob Based Controls
5. Air Fryer XL by Cozyna
With the Air Fryer XL by Cozyna, you can do almost all of your quick cooking tasks in a fraction of the time and with healthier results than ever before. The Air Fryer XL offers 505 more cooking capacity than similar fryers on the market with no extra increase in noise or energy consumption. The 5.8 qt fry basket is large enough to handle a full 5-pound chicken whole or 8 servings of French fries. The unit has multi-function cooking presets to allow you to roast, fry, sear, bake, and more with the touch of a single button. The high-efficiency air circulation technology gives you the same results you would get from oil frying, but with half the calories and with 80% less fat and 60% less cholesterol on average.
This fryer would already be a great deal on its own, but Cozyna also throws in not one, but two cookbooks which together provide over 50 great time-tested family favorite recipes. To get even more enjoyment and versatility out of your fryer why not pick up the available five-piece accessory kit which is designed to work perfectly with the Cozyna Air Fryer XL and which opens up even more great fun and tasty opportunities.
- Includes 2 Cookbooks with Over 50 Great Air Fryer Recipes
- Dishwasher Safe Fry Basket Hold a Whopping 5.8 Qts To Feed The Whole Family in One Cooking Batch
- Multi-Cooker Presets Allow You to Bake, Roast, Fry, and Sear in One Small Footprint Countertop Device
- Available 5-Piece Air Fryer Accessory Kit
4. Avalon Bay Air Fryer
The Avalon Bay Air Fryer is one of the top choices on this list. The only reason it’s not a little higher is the relatively small size of the fry basket, which comes in at on 3.7 qts. The basket is BPA free and dishwasher safe, however, and as a bonus has a detachable handle. What the Avalon Bay Air Fryer lacks in size, however, it more than makes up for in speed and results. The unit has a powerful 1400 watt heating capacity, providing up to 400 degrees in less than 4 minutes.
There is a 30-minute auto cook timer as well, which makes busy kitchen times a little easier, never over fry something again because you got busy and forgot to turn the air fryer off. Includes is a 52-page cookbook as well as a baking set which allows you to bake and roast small batch items in record time. The price for this unit is well worth it when you take into account the features that are offered and the incredible quality of the Avalon Bay name. We just wished that it came in a larger size option, but it does come in a choice of red and black so you will find that it easily fits into any kitchen environment.
- Includes 52 Page Cookbook
- 1400 Watts of Power Means up to 400 Degree Cooking Temps
- Convenient 30 Minute Auto Cook Timer
- 3.7 Qt Capacity Detachable Basket is Dishwasher Safe and BPA Free
3. Secura Electric Hot Air Fryer
At 5.3 qts the Secura Hot Air Fryer is one of the largest capacity air fryers on the market today, and with an amazing 1700 watts of heating capacity, it is the most powerful fryer on this list. Make no mistake, though, the high power and large size don’t mean that this is a fryer that you will only use for large family gatherings, the 3-minute rapid heat up time and bonus accessories that are included mean that you will be using this fryer every single day. The controls are easy to use and the power and work lights are well positioned and bright so you can see them clearly from across the kitchen. The knobs are large and easy to read and have sure grip edges.
The auto cook timer runs a full 60 minutes, so even the longest cook time tasks can be accomplished without having to turn the timer back. The sleek style is very retro in design and looks great in every kitchen. The basket is dishwasher safe and has a removable handle which is a nice touch. The entire unit features a cool touch exterior as well. This unit is number three on our list for a reason, is you are looking for an all-around multi-tasker, that has a large capacity, powerful heating system, is simple to use, and won’t break the bank then this is it.
- Massive 1700 watt Heating Capacity
- Includes Bonus Accessories That Let You Roast, Bake, Grill, and Reheat
- Fast Heat Up Time Means You Can Be Cooking in Only 3 Minutes
- Easy to Ready, Easy to Use Controls with Power and Work Lights and a Full 60 Minute Timer
2. Cozyna SAF-32 Digital Air Fryer
One of the best things about this fryer is the fact that you can choose between three different control styles, a touchscreen control unit, a digital control unit, and a traditional knob-based control unit. The great looking design is a perfect fit for today’s modem sleek kitchen décor trends. The Cozyna SAF-32 Air Fryer is a great way to bake, grill, roast, sear, and air fry in one easy to use unit that saves you time, counter space, and hassle.
The SAF-32 also includes 2 incredible cookbooks filled with more than 50 tasty and time-tested favorites including the best ever fried chicken, classic jalapeno bombers, quick cornbread, and homestyle catfish. Add on the optional accessory pack to make your SAF-32 even more versatile, so you can bake cakes, roast kabobs, and even make mini pizzas quick and easy. The SAF-32 is a great choice for both gift giving, or for adding to your own kitchen.
- Modern, Sleek Design Looks Great on Any Kitchen Counter
- Available in Three Control Styles Allowing You To Choose Which is Best for You
- Includes 2 Exclusive Cookbooks with More Than 50 Recipes for All Types of Dishes
- Available Accessory Kit Lets Your Grill, Roast, Bake, and Sear
1. GoWISE USA 5.8-Quarts 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL
The GoWISE USA 5.8 Quarts 8-in-1 Air Fryer XL is the not only the best unit on this list by far but in our opinion the best unit on the market at the economy to mid-range price level today. The 8-in-1 offers you more choices, more style, and more features than comparable fryers at much higher price points. You can choose from nine colors and three different basket sizes so you get the fryer that you really want. The easy to use touch screen system includes 8 preset options so that you get perfect baked potatoes, perfect, French fries, perfect shrimp, perfect pizza, perfect cakes, and perfect fried chicken, every time.
You have a shake reminder alarm built in, which is a nice touch, helping you to remember to shake your food every few minutes to prevent sticking and to get throughout and even cooking of your air fried items. This is our top pick because it is a great price, offers lots of choices, gives amazing results, and is a name that you can trust.
- Fabulous Modern Design Available in 9 Colors That Look Great in Any Kitchen
- Choose from 3 Sizes to Perfectly Meet the Needs of Your Family
- Easy to Use, Advanced Touch Screen Menu Includes 8 Quick Cook Presets for Perfect Results Every Time for Your Favorite Foods
- Shake Reminder Alarm with 5, 10, and 15-minute Options to Help You Get Flawless Results Every Time
With any of these ten great air fryers in your kitchen, you will be able to cook up your family’s favorite dishes and snacks in minutes with less fat and better results than traditional fryers. Safe enough for even teenagers to use without risk to prepare healthier, wholesome, after-school snacks for them and their friends. The variety of options means that no matter which unit you choose for your family, you will have an air fryer that is ideal for your unique needs.
All of these units feature durable construction and great warranty coverage so you can be sure that you will have years of hassle-free enjoyment from them, making any of these fryers and excellent value for your dollar. Choosing the right fryer can be a bit of a hassle unless you know what to look for. This is a piece of kitchen equipment that you will find yourself using almost every day so make the choice wisely, you’ll be glad that you did.