Top 10 Air Frying Machines
for December 2022

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Is it even worth trying to cook fried chicken wings without a deep fryer? We explored that question thoroughly in our quest to find the best air fryer. We purchased and put to the test six of the best, and by far, the winner was the Power Air Fryer XL. We love that this air fryer is lightweight and compact, but it also features a 40-quart capacity and is perfect for a larger crowd. Its digital controls and LED display make it easy to operate and maintain. We cooked a variety of foods in it, including the fried foods that tend to come out dry and tough in other air fryers. Not only did the food come out moist, but the fries were crispy. The crispiness makes eating the fries off the air fryer plate still enjoyable.

We also tested the Philips Airfryer Zumbo, performed various tests on our top pick, and researched air fryer trends and information to better understand the differences between the air fryers. Read on to learn more.

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Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone 2-Basket Air Fryer with 2 Independent Frying Baskets, Match Cook & Smart Finish to Roast, Broil, Dehydrate & More for Quick, Easy Meals, Grey

Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone Air 2-Basket Fryer with 2 Independent Frying Baskets

by Ninja

SMART FINISH & MATCH COOK: DualZone Technology allows you to choose between the Smart Finish feature, which unlocks cooking 2 foods 2 ways that finish at the same time, and the and a Match Cook button to easily copy settings across zones for full 8-qt capacity.

The Ninja Foodi 8 Quart 6-in-1 DualZone 2-Basket Air Fryer is the most versatile air fryer we tested, and it's an excellent pick for anyone wanting to make a wide variety of quick, easy meals. The Foodi has 6 versatile cooking programs, including Air Fry, Air Broil, Roast, Bake, Reheat, and Dehydrate, and it comes with 2 4-quart cooking baskets, 2 nonstick crisper plates, 15 recipes, and meal options, so you can make a variety of meals. The fryer has a wide temperature range of 105F to 450F, so you can cook a variety of different foods. The fryer's large capacity lets you fit a lot of food inside, so you can make large family meals, or it lets you make french fries or chicken wings for a party. The fryer's 2 independent 4-quart baskets let you cook 2 foods at the same time. The fryer's RapidAir technology uses cyclonic fans to circulate hot air throughout the fryer, so you can get even cooking throughout. The fryer's XL size makes it one of the largest air fryers we tested, and it's easy to use. The fryer's nonstick crisper plates are easy to clean, and dishwasher safe. The Foodi has a convenient timer, and it has a countdown timer, so you don't overcook your food. The fryer's 6-in-1 functionality lets you make a variety of meals, and the fryer's two separate 4-quart zones let you cook 2 foods at the same time.

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Ultrean 8 Quart Air Fryer, Electric Hot Air Fryers XL Oven Oilless Cooker with 8 Presets, LCD Digital Touch Screen and Nonstick Frying Pot, ETL Certified, Cook Book, 1-Year Warranty, 1700W

Ultrean 8 Quart Air Fryer

by Ultrean

Functional Cooking Controls With Auto Shutoff: Easy to operate with its preheat control and 8 preset cooking functions(French Fries, Shrimp, Roast, Chicken, Fish, Steak, Cheese melts, Bacon) that easily set your unit for cooking; Do more tasks while waiting for the food to be cooked since the unit will auto shut off once the cooking time has elapsed

The Ultrean 8-Quart Air Fryer is one of our favorites, and it easily outperforms our previous top pick, the Presto 02510 5-Quart Air Fryer. It's larger, so it's ideal for large families, and it has more features, including an LCD screen and up to 4 presets. The Ultrean 8-Quart Air Fryer also has a more powerful 1700W motor, which allows it to fry food faster and to reach a higher temperature. It also has a wider range of temperature settings, from 180 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and a timer that can go for as long as 60 minutes. The Ultrean Air Fryer is more expensive, too, but it can hold more food, cook faster, and can reach a higher temperature. It also has up to 4 presets and a lower minimum temperature. The 8-Quart Air Fryer is slightly larger than the 5-Quart Air Fryer, but it's overall more user-friendly, it's quieter, and it has a nicer, more aesthetic design.

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Ultrean Air Fryer, 4.2 Quart (4 Liter) Electric Hot Air Fryers Oven Oilless Cooker with LCD Digital Screen and Nonstick Frying Pot, ETL/UL Certified,1-Year Warranty,1500W (Black)

Ultrean Air Fryer

by Ultrean

Contemporary Design: With an LCD display and a bonus recipe book to help you prepare your fried food, snacks, grilled, and baked foods

The Ultrean Air Fryer is a great and affordable air fryer for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious fried and crispy food without all the oil. It features rapid air technology, which circulates hot air at a high speed, and a nonstick fry pan that makes cooking food in the air fryer a cinch. The Ultrean Air Fryer features a large 4.2-quart capacity, and in our tests it cooked enough food for our family of 4 over the course of 2 days, though we didn't use all the space. The Ultrean Air Fryer has an adjustable temperature setting from 180°F to 400°F, and a timer from 0 to 30 minutes. The Ultrean Air Fryer also has a large LCD digital display, so you can monitor the temperature while cooking. The Ultrean Air Fryer is ETL certified, which means it meets all electrical safety standards. The Ultrean Air Fryer is made of high-quality materials, and it comes with a 1-year warranty.

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Secura Air Fryer XL 5.3 Quart 1700-Watt Electric Hot Air Fryers Oven Oil Free Nonstick Cooker w/Additional Accessories, Recipes, BBQ Rack & Skewers for Frying, Roasting, Grilling, Baking (Silver)

Secura Air Fryer XL 5.3 Quart 1700-Watt Electric Hot Fryers Air Oven Oil Free Nonstick Cooker w/Additional Accessories

by Secura

User-friendly, easy-to-read, adjustable controls - temperature settings from 180 to 400 for a wide variety of recipes | 60-minute timer with auto-shut off alerts you when food is done | power and heat indicator lights

The Secura Air Fryer XL is a sturdy and well-made appliance, and its 1700-watt power stream is nearly twice as powerful as the wattage of the Cuisinart air fryer. It handled our fried chicken and crisped French fries beautifully, and the results were just as tasty as the results we got from our runner-up, the Philips Airfryer. The Secura performed slightly better than the Philips, but it's more expensive, and unlike the Philips, the Secura comes with no recipe book. The Secura also heats up more quickly than the Philips, but the Cuisinart is much quicker. The Secura's basket is deeper and larger than those of the Philips and the Cuisinart, which is helpful for heavier foods, and the basket is removable so you can easily clean it. The Secura's cooking basket also detaches, just like the Cuisinart's, so you can use it as a roasting or baking insert, and the Secura comes with two skewers and two wire racks, so you never have to worry about whether or not you have extra equipment.

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Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Airfryer, Silver

Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Oven Toaster Airfryer

by Cuisinart

Includes: oven rack, baking pan, air fryer rack/basket. Mc cubic feet: 3. 390

The Cuisinart TOA-60 is a full-on convection oven and air fryer. It toasts bread, fries chicken wings, and cooks a 12-inch pizza, and it's also an air fryer. It also features a 60-minute timer, an auto-off option, and a multi-shade toast control. This oven is large and heavy, so the countertop space it requires is considerable. The convection feature works for both the air fry and the oven functions, so the temperature difference between the top and bottom of the food is minimal, and the food cooks quickly. The oven also toasts bread extremely well, so if you're buying this for toasting bread or making sandwiches, the Cuisinart TOA-60 is a good choice. The oven does a better job of cooking pizza than our previous pick, the Oster AirFryer, though, and it produces crisper, more evenly cooked chicken wings. The Oster AirFryer is more economical, but the Cuisinart TOA-60 is more versatile. It's also larger, so it's also a better choice for larger families.

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Secura Air Fryer 3.4Qt / 3.2L 1500-Watt Electric Hot XL Air Fryers Oven Oil Free Nonstick Cooker with/Recipes for Frying, Roasting, Grilling, Baking

Secura Air Fryer 3.4Qt / 3.2L 1500-Watt Electric Hot XL Fryers Air Oven Oil Free Nonstick Cooker with/Recipes for Frying

by Secura

Large 3 2 liter basket (7 5" diameter x 4 25" high) provides enough capacity to cook snacks for the entire family or a main entre Create Healthier food by using less grease in your cooking with the "Hot Air Cooking" method

Our pick for best air fryer for most people, the Secura Air Fryer 3 2-Liter 3 4 Qt Electric Hot Air Fryer excels at cooking a wide variety of foods, including chicken, fish, chips, and bread. With an electric air fryer, you get healthier than oil fried food, and you also gain the convenience that comes from being able to cook food in your air fryer in a jiffy. The Secura Air Fryer 3 2-Liter 3 4 Qt Electric Hot Air Fryer was easy to use and clean, and it cooked food perfectly, including chicken that was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The Secura Air Fryer 3 2-Liter 3 4 Qt Electric Hot Air Fryer's timer was accurate, and the indicator lights made it easy to know when the food was ready. The Secura Air Fryer 3 2-Liter 3 4 Qt Electric Hot Air Fryer has 3 2 liter capacity and a bonus collection of delicious air fryer recipes (contained in the user manual) to get you started.

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Ninja AG301 Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fry, Roast, Bake & Dehydrate, Black/Silver

Ninja AG301 Foodi 5-in-1 Grill Indoor with Air Fry

by SharkNinja

EASY TO CLEAN: PTFE/PFOA-free, nonstick ceramic-coated grill grate, crisper basket, and cooking pot are dishwasher safe.

The Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill With Air Fry, Roast, Bake, & Dehydrate is an all-in-one countertop grill, air fryer, steamer, and dehydrator. Like the Air Fryer XL we reviewed in 2017, the Ninja Foodi is very easy to use, and it produces delicious food. The grill grate and crisper basket can be used with either hand, so it's perfect for single-person cooking, and it's easy to adjust the temperature. The basket is easy to clean, and the food it produces tastes great. The Air Frying feature lets you crisp food without oil, and the Dehydrating feature is great for preserving food. The Air Roast feature cooks food by circulating hot air around it, so it's perfect for foods like steak and chicken, and it produces some delicious barbecue-style marks. The Roast feature also works well for bread, fries, and muffins. The Roast and Dehydrate features also work well for vegetables, so if you're a fan of food dehydrators, you'll love the Foodi 5-in-1. The Air Frying feature also works well for potatoes, and for those of us who want healthier fried foods, the Air Fry feature lets you air fry with 75% less fat than deep frying. The Air Frying feature produces some tasty fries, and it produces crispy chicken that's crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and without a trace of oil. The Air Roast and Dehydrate features also produce great-tasting food, and while the Air Roast function isn't as efficient as an outdoor grill, it produces some delicious barbecue-style marks. The Foodi 5-in-1 is ideal for anyone who likes to cook food at home, or for anyone who's tired of greasy fast food. The Air Frying feature makes fried foods much healthier, and with the Air Roast and Dehydrate features, the Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 makes healthy eating easy and enjoyable.

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NuWave 8QT Brio 6-in-1 Digital Air Fryer with Integrated Digital Temperature Probe, 100 Touch & Go Menu Presets, Convenient Sear, Reheat & Warm Buttons & Adjustable Wattage Control

NuWave 8QT Brio 6-in-1 Digital Air with Fryer Integrated Digital Temperature Probe

by NuWave

THE MODERN WAY TO COOK One of the top-rated air fryers in Consumer Reports 3 years running and backed by a dedicated team that stands behind their work, the Brio uses super-heated air and a specially designed cooking chamber to quickly and evenly cook all your favorite fried foods to tender, juicy perfection using little to no oil.

The Brio is a smart air fryer, with a touch screen interface that lets you program cooking times and temperatures for a variety of foods. It also has a handy probe for checking the food temperature, which is particularly helpful for making sure chicken, fish, or steak is cooked to your exact specifications. The interface is easy to understand and uses icons to indicate which program you're currently using and which food you're cooking. The Brio is also the only air fryer we tested that has a feature called Sear, which, when activated, greases the food basket and prevents it from smoking during the cooking process. The fryer is easy to clean and, at 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide, is small enough to fit in a dorm room or RV. The 8-quart capacity gives you plenty of room to cook food for the whole family, but it's small enough that it won't take up much space in your apartment or dorm room. The 1,800-watt power setting is plenty powerful enough to fry foods, but it's adjustable so you can choose a lower setting if you're using a smaller basket or need to fry smaller foods, such as french fries. The 900-watt setting is recommended for preparing moist foods, such as chicken, fish, or steak, and 1,500-watt setting is recommended for preparing fries.

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COSORI Air Fryer Oven Combo 5.8QT Max Xl Large Cooker (Cookbook with 100 Recipes), One-Touch Screen with 11 Precise Presets and Shake Reminder, Nonstick and Dishwasher-Safe Square Design Basket, Black

COSORI Air Fryer Oven Combo 5.8QT Max Large Xl Cooker (Cookbook with 100 Recipes)

by COSORI

Critically Acclaimed: COSORI Premium Air fryer (Red Dot Award, 2019) features 13 one-touch cooking functions and rapid 360 air circulation to provide crispy results using less oil

COSORI's new air fryer attempts to address many of the pain points of conventional deep-frying. For example, it uses less oil, up to 85% less than conventional deep-frying methods, so it's great for eating healthy but crave-worthy fried foods, and the air fryer's baskets are dishwasher safe and nonstick, so cleanup is much easier than with traditional deep-frying methods. The air fryer also produces results that are similar to those produced by conventional deep-frying, but it's much quicker and easier. The fryer comes with 11 presets, including "Shake Reminder," a feature that alerts you when shaking the fryer basket is no longer needed. And the fryer's 5.8-quart basket is large enough for a whole 5-pound chicken, so you can make a full meal for 35 people in one go. The air fryer's 7-inch touchscreen display makes operation easy, and the timer beeps when the timer is up. The air fryer's temperature range is also quite wide, so you can cook food from frozen to well-done without worry. One thing to note: The air fryer's cooking times are estimated, so you'll need to watch the fries and chicken closely to make sure they're cooked to your desired doneness. The COSORI air fryer has a 120V/1700W power rating, so it's well-suited to homes in the US or Canada, and it's ETL-listed. The air fryer is also certified to be free of lead, cadmium, and mercury.

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COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer(100 Recipes), 13 Cooking Functions, Keep Warm & Preheat & Shake Remind, Works with Alexa & Google Assistant, 5.8 QT, Black

COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer(100 Recipes)

by COSORI

WINNER OF THE 2019 RED DOT AWARD! Proudly designed in California, the COSORI Smart 5.8-Quart Air Fryer brings the power of smart technology right to your kitchen

The COSORI 5.8-quart smart air fryer is large and capable of cooking meals for 4 people. It has 13 cooking functions, including roast, broil, bake, warm, toast, reheat, defrost, shrimp, steak, pork, chicken, fish, and french fries. The eight preset functions (including fish, steak, pork, chicken, shrimp, french fries, and toast) are easy to use and have clear instructions. The air fryer has 4 cooking presets (see photo): fry, roast, broil, and toast. The four different presets allow you to cook various foods, from french fries to steak. The air fryer has 8 preset functions: roast, broil, bake, warm, toast, reheat, defrost, shrimp, and steak. The different presets allow you to cook various foods, from french fries to steak. The air fryer has a 5.8-quart basket, which is large enough to fit a whole chicken or food for 4 people. The air fryer has a removable, dishwasher-safe basket and nonstick surfaces for easy cleaning. The COSORI smart air fryer's cooking notification allows you to get crispy, golden results every time. The air fryer has six LEDs on its exterior, which indicate its status. The air fryer is ETL Listed, which means the COSORI smart air fryer has passed safety tests. The air fryer is 5.8 inches tall, 13.75 inches wide, and 11.5 inches front to back. The COSORI smart air fryer is black.

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