Move over Instant Pot, the air fryer is the newest appliance on the block! Known for giving that fried food texture without all the excess oil and fat, air fryer ovens are a great option for staying cool this summer while in the kitchen. From space-saving options to family-sized cookers, we’ve rounded up the best options for starting your air fryer journey. Keep scrolling to find the perfect option for your family.

The Budget Fryer

Chefman TurboFry 2

This customer fave is the perfect option for trying out air frying for the first time, or for small spaces. It won't take up tons of room, and is great for the office, an RV or even a dorm room! People love the two-quart BPA-free, non-stick, removable and dishwasher-safe basket which makes for super easy cleaning. This fryer comes with manual temperature controls and a 30-minute integrated timer, cool-touch exterior and auto shut-off feature.

Ratings: 939, Average of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Available on Amazon, $39

Secura Air Fryer

If you're looking for a lightly larger fryer, Secura's 3.4-quart basket is great for a main entree or batch of snacks. It comes with a 60-minute cooking timer with auto-shut, heating and power indicator lights and variable temperature control that ranges from 180° to 400°F.

Ratings: 1,056, Average of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Available on Amazon, $59

The Compatible Fryer

Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid

Trying to avoid another appliance in the kitchen? Instant Pot has your back. The Air Fryer Lid currently works with the six-quart cooker and is compatible with all stainless steel inner pots. It offers one-touch preset cooking programs, overheat protection, automatic shutoff and comes with accessories! You'll get a multi-level air fryer basket plus a protective pad.

Ratings: 72,591, Average of 4.6 out of 5 stars

Available on Amazon, $79

The Perfect for Everyone Fryer

Ninja Air Fryer

This workhorse is a customer fave and with good reason. The four-quart ceramic basket is nonstick and dishwasher safe, as well as the multi-layer rack and crisper plate. Fit up to two pounds of french fries and cook creatively with the temperature range that goes from 105 to 400 degrees. Did we also mention you can use the Ninja to dehydrate your own chips, snacks and fruits?

Ratings: 5,470, Average of 4.7 out of 5 stars

Available on Amazon, $89

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Dash Deluxe

This family-sized fryer may take up a decent amount of counter space, but it's great for larger cooking. The six-quart basket allows for larger portions, comes with an auto shut off feature and can heat up to 400 degrees. We love that you can choose from red, white, black and teal so this device can be a mainstay in your kitchen.

Ratings: 1,224, Average of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Available on Amazon, $99

COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer 5.8QT

This number one best-selling air fryer can be controlled via WiFi! Tech-savvy families will love the large 5.8-quart basket that can be controlled using an app, or even your Alexa-enabled device. The dishwasher safe basket can fit food up to an entire rotisserie chicken, and the appliance even comes with a recipe book filled with 100 ideas.

Ratings: 620, Average of 4.7 out of 5 stars

Available on Amazon, $119

The Luxury Fryer

Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer Oven 360

This 9-in-1 fryer is about to change your kitchen. The 360 oven boasts five different heating elements that can toast, bake, air fry and even cook a spinning rotisserie chicken!  It comes with an LCD digital menu, 12 different cooking functions, as well as a pizza rack, rotisserie spit, drip tray, crisper tray and a baking pan.

Ratings: 1,125, Average of 4.5 out of 5 stars

Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, $199

Ninja Foodi Digital Fry, Convection Oven, Toaster, Air Fryer

The Ninja Foodi does it all: dehydrate, toast, warm, air fry, bake and air roast! The large size allows for cooking a 13-inch pizza, six chicken breasts or nine pieces of toast at a time! Next to cooking, the best part about this appliance is the ability to turn on its side to take up 50% less space when storing it!

Ratings: 1,131, Average: 4.7 out of 5

Available on Amazon, $219

––Karly Wood

 

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