Chicken, Brussel sprouts, Cakes, Burgers, the best air fryers in the market cooked them all to perfection!
Air fryers are the latest trend in the food world after microwave ovens and induction stoves. they have over a few years come out in a variety of built types and capacities, depending upon individual needs.
Based on their types, air fryers differ from brand to brand and even between successive models. Some are like convection ovens and others come with extra features like being able to dehydrate food or rotate it around for more even heat dissipation across the food.
1. Ninja Foodie 6-in-1, 2-basket Air Fryer: Cook More In Less Time
Are you already a fan of the traditional air fryers? What if we told you there is a model that takes everything up to the next level? Meet Ninja Foodie and its double 4-quart baskets.
The slim and sleek Ninja Foodi offers a Smart Finish feature: cook two different foods at two different time and temperature settings. We think our chicken wings and frozen fries did pretty great and cooked to a crispy finish.
You can use the Match Cook setting for larger quantities of the same dish or cook different recipes with the same function, temperature and time. This air fryer can roast, broil dehydrate, broil, and bake, all in one machine.
2. GoWISE USA 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL: Have Fun While Cooking
What’s more fun than having a machine that cooks enough quantity of food for you, is easy as a breeze to clean, and offers an amazing display? Enjoy GoWISE USA’s user-friendly interactions with a bright blue flashing display, graphic buttons, and easy-to-use functions.
The basket is extra large to cook that extra quantity of food, a tad bit larger than the usual models. Plus cherry on the cake, wipe away any mess with just a swipe of the paper towel and you are good to go.
3. Dash Compact Air Fryer: Small Machine For Small Spaces
Have a small kitchen or live alone? This tiny air fryer takes up almost negligible space on your counter but does not compromise on the crispy finish or perfectly cooked food every time you use it.
You can even take it along on trips if you are conscious about your food intake and lifestyle. who says you should give up your air fryer dreams if you don’t have the space? Go shopping today!
4. Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1: A Favorite
Powerful air fryer designed with a large basket and a sleek exterior, Instant Vortex Plus comes with a user-friendly interface, a touchscreen panel with pre-programmed settings, and a dial to increase the temperature in 5-degree increments.
It has a dehydrating option that worked well with a myriad of food we tried, and you can experiment with more. it also has a broiling option but it didn’t work too well for us. You might get lucky, though!
What Is An Air Fryer And How Does It Work?
An air fryer is like a countertop version of a convection oven that allows you to cook food evenly in less time than the traditional ovens. It consists of a heating element, a powerful fan, and a basket to place food in. Hot air is generated around food, cooking it to crispy perfection. The cooking temperature of an air fryer is around 400F but varies according to what is being cooked, and in what quantity.
What We Looked For While Testing The Air Fryers
Each air fryer we tested was tried using a variety of food to cook like frozen food, chicken both skin-on, and bone-in as well as boneless, a mix of veggies, and even the cake batter. Parameters used to determine the cooking quality of the machine included how well it browned food on the outside as it cooked on the inside, and if it produced a crispy texture on the outside.
Other criteria were the ability to clean the machine and if it were dishwasher friendly, how organic the controls were, the ease of use between manual vs digital control panels, the general outlook of the machines, and how much noise it made while it cooked the food.