The Best Air Fryers, According to the EatingWell Test Kitchen
The craze around air fryers just won't quit—and there are many reasons why. Air fryers use a minimal amount of oil to achieve hot, crispy and delicious food, from chicken to onion rings and so much more, making them healthier alternatives to their deep-fried counterparts. It seems like there's an air-fry function in just about every modern-day appliance—toasters, multifunction countertop cookers and even standard ovens.
"When buying an air fryer, the biggest factor to consider is size. Make sure the basket is large enough for your serving needs, whether you're cooking dinner for one or a family of four," says Alex Loh, EatingWell's associate food editor. "Air fryers can also take up lots of counter space, so consider buying one that's multifunctional to make the most of precious storage."
To help you find the best air fryer, we tested five different air fryers as we developed a batch of 30 air-fryer recipes. Spacious design, multipurpose functions and simplicity for the standard household were all considered, so here are our three favorites that are worth the cabinet space. And once you choose your favorite, start making our Healthy Air-Fryer Recipes, ranging from Air-Fryer Crab Rangoon to Air-Fryer Buffalo Wings!