One of the hottest new appliances to come out in the last couple years is the air fryer. Air fryers are versatile new appliances that not only reheat your food well, but can cook your food and even go as far as replace some of your appliances. The air fryer can take the place of your microwave, toaster, and even your toaster oven. Air fryers can range anywhere from $50 to over $500! With such a wide range in prices you can expect to see a wide range of different features. In this article, we will go over some common features to look for in order to help your decision on which air fryer to buy a lot easier.
One first thing to look at is the buyout quality of the unit itself. Some air fryers are made with plastic while others incorporate metals such as stainless steel. While cheaper air fryers and cheaper materials isn’t necessarily bad, it is good to know other air fryers are build with higher quality and longer lasting materials. For example, some cheaper air fryers use a thin aluminum basket. These baskets have a coating that degrades over time. Also, its very easy for old food and oil to stick onto these baskets and can make it hard to get rid of the taste and smell as time goes on. Some more expensive air fryers have ceramic baskets that are not only easier to clean, but will also last a lot longer and prevent odors and tastes from affecting the food you cook. If you want, you can look at this review for more information about these types of baskets.
Some air fryers only have one feature and that is to air fry food. However, many air fryers have multiple features all built into one device. For example, the Ninja Foodi Grill is not only an air fryer, but also grills food to perfection using a smart thermometer, dehydreator, broiler, and bake. This means this one device can fry food, grill meats, bake sweets, and many more. A good rule of thumb is the more you spend on an air fryer the more features you can expect to see. However, if you dont care about these features and only want an air fryer, then you can look to spen a lot less.
Lastly we will go over some good brands to look at for air fryers. Ninja and their foodi grill is a very popular favorite in the air fryer community. Phillips, samsung, and hamilton beach are also good brands to look at. Check out amazon or an electronics store like best buy for deals as these air fryers commonly go on sale these days.