The 8 Best Air Fryers of 2019

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First Look

Best Overall: Ninja Air Fryer at Amazon

"Will look great on any countertop."

Best Budget: Dash Compact Air Fryer at Amazon

"Makes tasty, crispy food in minutes."

Best for Couples: Habor Hot Air Fryer at Amazon

"Fry, roast, and bake your favorite foods with a fraction of the oil."

Best for Families: OMORC Air Fryer at Amazon

"Parents will love the recipe book."

Most Versatile: Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 at Amazon

"Can do much more than a traditional air fryer."

Best Large: COSORI Air Fryer at Amazon

"Comes with more than 100 recipes for everything from bread to bacon."

Best Style: Philips XL Airfryer at Best Buy

"Looks like a kitchen device out of the future."

Best Compact: Chefman Analog Air Fryer at Target

"Includes easy-to-clean, dishwasher-safe internal components."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Ninja Air Fryer

The Ninja Air Fryer has high-performance standards, a sleek design, and will look great on any countertop. It has a temperature range of 105 to 400 degrees and a short preheat time of 3 minutes. Simply put your food in the 4-quart nonstick ceramic basket or plate and start cooking. You can air fry food in the Ninja for healthy fries or you use it to dehydrate fruit for nutritious chips. An added bonus: It's easy to clean in the dishwasher. 

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Best Budget: Dash Compact Air Fryer

The Dash Compact Air Fryer is an affordable air fryer that costs less than half the price of competitors. It performs well, making tasty, crispy food in minutes. This compact air fryer comes with a 1.6-quart fryer basket that easily handles a pound of fries.

You get a number of cool features with this air fryer too, including auto-shutoff in case you leave it on too long, dishwasher safe fry baskets, and a temperature-safe handle for comfortable use. Available in five colorful designs, this inexpensive air fryer is particularly great for small apartments, dorms, and work kitchens.

Best for Couples: Habor Hot Air Fryer

Couples will appreciate the 4-quart fryer basket size in the Habor air fryer. This large container allows you and your partner to fry, roast, and bake your favorite foods with a fraction of the oil. 

This smokeless air fryer has a 1500-watt motor with a temperature range from 275 to 400 degrees and an auto-shutoff timer for up to an hour. The BPA-free air fryer from Habor has a simple five-button interface with an LCD screen for easy cooking. The nonstick fry basket is dishwasher safe, too.

Best for Families: OMORC Air Fryer

The OMORC Air Fryer is great for the whole family. This small appliance has a massive 6-quart capacity to make crispy, delicious foods that kids will love but with far less fat and oil. 

The OMORC air fryer has an impressive 1800-watt motor with a number of presets and a two-year warranty. Parents will love the recipe book that comes with this handy air fryer, while kids will be content with the fantastic meals that this appliance whips up. The OMORC fryer has all of the best features: a cool-touch handle, dishwasher-safe basket, BPA-free construction, and auto-shutoff. Every family member will love the touchscreen and one-button interface.

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Most Versatile: Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360

Unlike most air fryers, which have a compact, cylindrical design, the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer 360 is constructed like a toaster oven and can do much more than a traditional air fryer. 

In addition to air frying food with the convection oven capabilities, this 9-in-1 air fryer also can toast bread, roast poultry, dehydrate food, and even slow cook. The 1400-watt oven features an LCD display screen, several cooking racks and trays, and a number of heating elements. Prepare food however you want in this air fryer with its 930 cubic inches of space.

Best Large: COSORI Air Fryer

Available in red, white, or black, the COSORI Air Fryer is a stylish and especially large air fryer. With a 5.8-quart capacity, this air fryer is ideal for large families and parties. 

The 1700-watt air fryer includes a cool handle, a nonstick basket, an LCD display, and BPA-free construction. You also get a recipe book with more than 100 recipes for everything from bread to bacon. COSORI’s air fryer has 11 presets and a 2-year warranty.

Best Style: Philips XL Airfryer

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Phillips 

Phillips not only sold the original Airfryer, but this technology company has released one of the best looking, best-designed air fryers on the market today. The Philips XL Airfryer looks like a kitchen device out of the future, with a smooth egg-like body and a minimal, but effective display. 

Using Rapid Air Technology, the Phillip air fryer works like all of the other convection cookers out there, heating air with little to no oil for a crispy meal at the end of the day. Prepare your food in the easy-to-clean, removable nonstick drawer and cook multiple items on the two-tiered racks. Control the temperature (up to 390 degrees) and the timer with ease all from the touchscreen orange and black display.

Best Compact: Chefman Analog Air Fryer

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Chefman

The Chefman Analog Air Fryer is a remarkably inexpensive and effective way to cook food. It has a 2.1-quart capacity, which makes it an especially good choice for small spaces like RVs, apartments, and college dorms. 

The plastic air fryer has a 1000-watt capability and includes easy-to-clean, dishwasher safe internal components. Although it doesn’t have the digital, LCD displays of some bigger name air fryers, it does feature an analog dial that is so easy to use you won’t miss the bells of whistles.

Our Process

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular air fryers on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 12 different air fryers overall, screened options from 9 different brands and manufacturers, read over 11 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tried 2 of the air fryers themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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