7 Best Air Fryer by Consumer Reports

Fried food is delicious but also quite unhealthy. Air frying is a great alternative because it doesn’t soak the food in cholesterol and fats. A good air fryer can give you delicious food that is actually not that bad for you. Here are some air fryers you can look into.

7. 6 QT Power Air Fryer Oven Elite

6 QT Power Air Fryer Oven Elite

Features

  • Extra large viewing window
  • Rapid air technology
  • Digital LED displays
  • Comes with 3 recipe books

This air fryer is easy to cook in because of the large viewing window. Your food remains easily visible although steam will be an issue. The easy visibility of your food will let you cook your food to the best of your abilities. The LED display looks great and is a convenient way to manage your cooking. Another thing we appreciated was the rotisserie this product comes with. It makes spit roasting and other relatively difficult forms of cooking a lot easier.

That being said, we couldn’t rank this product any higher than seventh place. This is because it is far too expensive. Indeed, it is more expensive than any other product on this list. Also, a lot of buyers have complained that cooking in this product is counterproductive because the food retains a chemical odor. This can make your food unpleasant to eat so you should be sure to test the product out when you get it.

Pros

  • Food remains easily visible
  • 360 degree cooking
  • Convenient LED display
  • Handy rotisserie
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Cons

  • Unnecessarily expensive
  • Some products give the food a chemical odor

6. SUPER DEAL Pro 3.7Quart Electric Air Fryer

SUPER DEAL Pro 3.7Quart Electric Air Fryer

Features

  • 8 preset programs
  • Multiple cooking styles
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Has air inlets and outlets

Right off the bat you will notice that this product is quite easy to clean. This is because it is dishwasher safe. The material is also designed to resist sticky clumps of food. You can cook your food in a lot of different ways when you use this air fryer. The great thing is that you will never have to worry about a chemical odor like you would with the 6 QT Power Air Fryer Oven Elite. The food will always come out delicious and with a much lower amount of calories.

However, this product is not very good at cooking vegetables. Meat comes out okay, but veggies are going to end up becoming soggy and limp. Even meat will sometimes be cooked unevenly which can be a real problem. You will have to be careful while cooking with this product. The extra effort involved in cooking with this is why it is stuck at 6th place.

Pros

  • Easy to clean
  • Yummy food with fewer calories
  • Quick food preparation
  • Allows you to fry, bake, grill and more
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Cons

  • Occasionally cooks unevenly
  • Vegetables end up soggy

5. Euhomy Air Fryer

Euhomy Air Fryer

Features

  • Air circulation technology
  • Wide temperature range
  • 6 presets
  • Comes with accessories

The asking price is not very high, especially when you consider how many great accessories you get with this product. These accessories will help you cook a lot of different types of food with this air fryer. This is one of the few air fryers that will let you make a pizza! Another great feature is that this product literally removes fat from the food you are cooking. This can make your food much healthier. If you are trying to lose weight you are going to absolutely love the food you can make with this product.

Although this product is more or less solid, it tends to make a loud noise during the cooking process. This can be annoying if you want some peace and quiet. The product is also quite large and heavy which would make it difficult to put it somewhere convenient.

Pros

  • Handy accessories including holder, pizza pan, cake holder etc
  • Versatile cooking styles
  • Extracts fat from food
  • Quick clean basket
  • Highly affordable
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Cons

  • Loud noise while cooking
  • Large and cumbersome

4. GoWISE USA 3.7-Quart Programmable 8-in-1 Air Fryer

GoWISE USA 3.7-Quart Programmable 8-in-1 Air Fryer

Features

  • Requires little to no oil
  • Easily controllable time and temperature
  • Comes with recipe book
  • 8 cooking presets

You can tell that this product is good for you when you think about how little oil you have to use while cooking with it. The food this air fryer prepares is delicious because it manages to lock in flavor. If you are not very good at cooking there are a number of presets you can use to make the task easier. If you want to cook yourself, this product gives you complete control over how long your food cooks and at what temperature. Another thing you will love about this product is the large capacity. 3.7 quarts is enough room to cook a big meal for the whole family.

That being said, there have been complaints about the paint starting to peel after cooking something at a high heat. Also, you don’t have as much of a temperature range as you would with the Euhomy Air Fryer, although this product manages to rank higher because of its other important benefits.

Pros

  • Cooks low calories, delicious food
  • Complete control over cooking style
  • Presets make cooking easier
  • Large capacity lets you cook big meals
  • Recipe book full of delicious books
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Cons

  • Temperature range not as wide as some other products
  • Paint tends to peel

3. Vanaheim 4.2Qt Touch Screen Air Fryer

Vanaheim 4.2Qt Touch Screen Air Fryer

Features

  • LED touch screen
  • Stainless steel design
  • FDA certified
  • No chemical coating

This product looks quite impressive because of the touch screen. It has a lot more to offer too. The lack of a chemical coating helps the food get a natural taste while cooking without the fryer imparting a taste of its own. However, the lack of a coating means that the food might sometimes stick to the sides of the cooking basket.

The cooking times usually very short because this product manages to get heat to the deepest part of the meat quite efficiently. Getting so much at such a low price, especially when you consider how fancy this product looks, gives this air fryer great value for money. However, you can tell that this fryer is rather cheap when you consider that the knobs are quite fragile and come off easily.

Pros

  • High speed cooking
  • No chemical coating means healthier food
  • Multiple cooking styles
  • Neutral flavor
  • Affordable price
  • Sleek, attractive design
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Cons

  • Fragile knobs
  • Food sometimes sticks to the side of the basket

2. Philips HD9641/99 Avance Digital Turbostar Frustration Free Airfryer

Philips HD9641/99 Avance Digital Turbostar Frustration Free Airfryer

Features

  • TurboStar technology
  • QuickControl dial
  • QuickClean basket
  • Drainage system for excess fat

This product’s TurboStar technology means that the food cooks much more evenly and a lot faster. Unlike the Vanaheim 4.2Qt Touch Screen Air Fryer, this product comes with a nonstick coating. However, this coating does not leave a taste even as it does its job quite well. This product does a better job of removing excess fat than the Euhomy Air Fryer. This is because fat holds flavor, and this fryer manages to lock this flavor in before removing the fat.

The precise controls can help you cook your food to perfection. This comes in handy when you are cooking steaks. Once you are done cooking you will find that the basket is a breeze to clean. Overall, this product seems almost too good to be true. However, it misses out on the top spot because of the above average price, as well as the fact that there are no presets to make cooking easier.

Pros

  • Precise temperature and time controls
  • Basket is easy to clean
  • Removes excess fat and gets rid of it
  • Even cooking that reaches all areas
  • Compact design
  • Nonstick coating
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Cons

  • Price higher than market average
  • No presets for easy cooking

1. Air Fryer XL Touchscreen by Cozyna

Air Fryer XL Touchscreen by Cozyna

Features

  • 5.8QT capacity
  • Uses 70% less fat
  • 8 presets
  • Touch LCD

The first thing you will notice about this product is the size. This product has immense capacity, enough to cook for a large group of people. However, it manages to stay relatively compact unlike the rather ungainly Euhomy Air Fryer. The touchscreen is quite responsive, even more so than the Vanaheim 4.2Qt Touch Screen Air Fryer.

Another thing that sets this product apart is that it works very well with desserts as well as savory food. Hence, you can handle dinner and dessert with the same appliance. You will also be surprised by how affordable this product is. It is available at a third of the price of the 6 QT Power Air Fryer Oven Elite and is miles ahead of it in terms of features. Though there are some reports of the product suddenly breaking down, for the most part this is the best that you can get in the air fryer market.

Pros

  • Largest capacity out of any product on this list
  • Cooks healthy and delicious food
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Versatile cooking
  • Good for savory foods as well as sweet foods
  • Relatively affordable
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Cons

  • Reports of sudden breakdowns

Consumer Reports

  • David M. Richardson: I love French fries but I am trying to watch my weight. This product lets me make them without all of the fat. I love it!
  • Joseph E. Johnson: I honestly can’t believe how cheap this product is. And it cooks so well too! All the food I have made with this has been phenomenal.
  • Joan W. Carter: When my husband bought this for me I never thought I would start using it so often. Now, I cook half my meals with this fryer because they turn out so good and so healthy!
  • Jacelyn R. Rowlands: Not only does this fryer cook well, it’s pretty sturdy too. The last one I was using broke down so quickly, I’m glad I got this one to replace it.
  • Cierra T. Osuna: I can finally make snacks for my kids without worrying about their health.

If you want the best air fryer available, go for the Air Fryer XL Touchscreen by Cozyna. Its features are top notch and it is incredibly affordable. The other products on this list have their own charms as well. You should read through carefully and find a product that suits you perfectly.

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