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Here are the 8 Best Air Fryers to Buy in 2020

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Power AirFryer XL with fried pickles inside

Looking to join the air fryer club?

I’m sharing the 8 best air fryers you should buy right now including Ninja, NuWave, and more! With over 10 million sold, air fryers have quickly been taking over the way people cook at home. If you’re looking to have the perfect crunch to your fries without all the oil and even bake some healthier treats, then what are you waiting for?!

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If you already own an air fryer, we have tons of great recipes to get the most out of your air fryers and some great air fryer tips and hacks you may not even know about!


Here are the best air fryers to buy right now:

1. Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer, AF100

Ninja Air Fryer

According to Consumer Reports tests, this Ninja Air Fryer was a top performer! They also said that the preprogrammed settings were among the easiest to see and use giving it an excellent rating. However, they did state it’s on the noisy side.

Here’s what else you’re going to love about it:

  • Wide temperature range of 105°F–400°F
  • 4-quart ceramic-coated nonstick basket
    • Can hold up to 2 lbs of french fries
  • 4 different cooking functions
    • Air fry, roast, dehydrate and reheat
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup

Here’s what one 5-star reviewer said about her Ninja Air Fryer:

“I love to cook again! This air fryer has converted me and now I’m an avid advocate of this Ninja Air Fryer! Before I bought it, I’ve never used any appliance remotely similar to this. It’s so easy to use and the instructions are easy to follow. It’s now my go-to for everything!

I have made breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner and it even does much more than air fry. It’s great to reheat food, like pasta, chicken, rice, and beans and it air fries everything from home fries, beef patties, bacon to chicken. Anything you normally fry can be just as good without all the oil. I also love the roast feature to cook meats, casseroles, stews, soup, and even desserts.

Clean-up couldn’t be easier too since it’s a non-stick surface and can go in the dishwasher. The timer is adjustable, easy to read, and extremely useful and even has a helpful beeper when food is done. This is a wonderful unit. I finally got rid of my greasy deep fryer and I’m so happy with this alternate oil-free cooking method.” – Ashley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


2. Power Air Fryer XL (3.4 up to 6-Quart)

woman holding black best air fryer in one hand and bacon in the other

This extra-large air fryer is your best option for hosting pizza nights and even baking delicious cakes. Several team members own this air fryer and love it, including our very own recipe blogger, Lina!

Here’s what else you’re going to love about it:

  • 6 different cooking features
  • Accessory kit
    • Includes baking insert, pizza pan, and cooking tongs
  • Rapid Air technology
    • Roast, Air Fry, Bake, Steam, Sauté, and Grill
  • Digital touch panel
  • Temperature can go up to 400°F

Here’s what Lina from our team had to say about her Power Air Fryer:

“I enjoy making different air fryer foods in my XL like bacon, veggies, chicken nuggets and even warming up leftovers is a cinch. It’s so simple to use and even my kids use it on their own. It’s also very easy to wash, and overall a great machine that has worked well for many of our family meals.”  – Lina ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Check out Lina’s 15 minute (or less) air fryer ideas that she shared!


3. Elite Platinum EAF-1506D Electric Digital Hot Air Fryer

Elite air fryer on kitchen counter

If you’re in the market for a simple, easy-to-use air fryer, this is just what you need! This compact fryer takes up minimal counter space, making it great for apartments and dorms. Plus, it was pretty quiet, according to Consumer Reports, making it an ideal appliance to have sitting out on your kitchen counter.

Here’s what you’ll love about it:

  • Wide temperature range from 149-400°F
  • Large, non-stick family-sized basket
    • Holds 3.5Qt or up to 2.5Lb
  • 6 menu functions
  • Fry, bake, grill, and roast all in one
  • 60-minute auto shut off
  • Cool-touch handle for safer handling of hot foods
  • Comes with a 26 recipe cookbook
  • 1 Year Manufacturer Limited Warranty

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about her Elite Air Fryer:

“It took me under 10 minutes to read the manual, set this device up, plug it in and fry-up the most perfect batch of breaded eggplant. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. It also gives you the choice of using some very useful presets or using the manual setup to precisely select the times and temperatures you want.

The fryer has a very high tech look and I really like the emerald green display that shows you temperature and time, and the buttons are easy to operate. I’ve used my Elite Platinum fryer for preparing eggplant, bananas, onion rings, and french fries – and cleanup is easy and fast.” – Elle ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


4. NuWave 6-Quart Air Fryer

veggies in nuwave cooker

Looking for a true family-sized beast for your easy dinners? This Air Fryer will be just the size your large family needs to get all your dinners done in no time. Lina even shared these 11 air fryer veggie hacks that you could try with your new NuWave. And if you’re looking for something a tad bit smaller, NuWave makes one that’s half the size and just as popular!

Here’s what else you’ll love about it:

  • 6 separate presets
    • For fries, frozen fries, nuggets, steak, poultry, and fish
  • Wide temperature range from 100°F to 400°F
  • Convenient reheat button
  • Auto shut off feature
  • 1800W power to cook 50% faster
    • Cooks even frozen food

Here’s what Erica from our team had to say about her NuWave Air Fryer:

“I LOVE this air fryer! Now I can cook a lot more food all at one time for my family. It’s super easy to use and saves time and effort in the kitchen. I also like the design of the inner basket on this brand because food doesn’t seem to stick at all!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


5. Gourmia 6-Quart Digital Air Fryer

Gourmia 6-qt. Stainless Steel full of fried chicken on counter

Over 1,400 5-star reviews can’t lie – this bigger and better air fryer is amazing and such a great deal to feed your family! Not a Costco member yet? Make sure to sign up so you can scoop up this quality family-sized air fryer.

Here’s what else you’ll love about the Gourmia Air Fryer:

  • 6 qt. capacity, perfect for families
  • 8 One-Touch digital settings
    • Easy-to-read LCD display
  • Non-stick basket
  • AeroCrisp Technology
    • Allows for 80% less fat
  • Easy to clean design
  • Includes multi-purpose rack, 2 crisper trays, and skewers

Here’s what Mary from our team had to say about her Gourmia Air Fryer:

“I love my Gourmia 6-quart Air Fryer from Costco! It is big enough for my family of five and I love that it acts as a helping hand when my oven and stovetop are already being used. Plus, I love that I can throw the basket in the dishwasher and it comes out so clean!

A few of my favorite things to make in it are sweet potato fries, apple chips, chicken wings (especially Lina’s recipe), bacon, and chicken. I thought $80 for a large 6-qt air fryer was such a great deal when I scooped it up and I’m so glad I bought it!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


6. Breville Smart Oven Air Convection Toaster

stainless steel air fryer sitting on counter

Looking for an air fryer with all the bells and whistles your heart desires? Well, this one is it! Not only is it an air fryer, but it can handle the tasks of about 13 other ways to perfectly cook your foods.

Here’s what else you’ll love about it:

  • 13 cooking menu functions
    • Bake, broil, toast, slow cook, roast, dehydrate, warm, and more.
  • Insulated dual-wall door
  • Glass window to easily view food
  • Stay-cool handle
  • Temperature conversion button
  • Heat circulator convection fan for fast cooking
  • Easy-to-read LCD display
  • Accessories included:
    • 2 wire racks, dehydrate rack, broiling & baking pan, and 13″ pizza pan
  • 72-hour custom programmability
  • Auto shut off feature

Here’s what Jenna from our team had to say about her Breville Air Fryer:

“I am obsessed with my Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer with Convection! It definitely is on the spendier side, but it really does do it all! Since getting it, I have only used my actual oven a handful of times. This thing makes everything crispier – from fries and pizzas to chicken legs and wings! Plus, it bakes cookies to PERFECTION! Love it!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


7. Farberware 3.2 Quart Multi-Functional Air Fryer

black air fryer sitting on table with french fries

If quiet cooking is exactly what your peaceful home is looking for, this air fryer was the quietest among the best air fryers that Consumer Reports tested. In fact, they stated you could even hear the mechanical timer over the fan and the low price makes it even more tempting.

Here’s what else you’ll love about it:

  • Rapid hot air technology
    • Uses little to no oil
  • Easy to use controls
  • 3.2 qt. basket
    • Fits up to 2 lbs. of food
  • Non-stick basket
    • Easy to clean
    • Dishwasher safe
  • Comes with a bonus recipe book
  • 2-year warranty included (more than most)

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about her Farberware Air Fryer:

“I have precious, little counter space in my tiny kitchen, but this air fryer has a permanent home! I absolutely adore this thing and it’s the best thing I’ve bought for myself in a while! Chicken wings and quiche in the fryer are awesome and even brats or dogs get a nice crispy crunch to the skins. I’ve done a few roasted veggies that are awesome. And best of all the clean up is so easy too – you basically just rinse it out and dry it off. Voila!” – Dina ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


8. Kalorik 5.3 Quart Digital Air Fryer XL

bacon wrapped pickles in bottom of black air fryer basket

Our very own recipe developer, Ashley, uses this exact air fryer. I also love that you have two color options, black or white, and since my favorite color is white I’m slightly in love with the fact this one made the best air fryer list.

Here’s what else you’ll love about it:

  • Adjustable temperature up to 400° F
  • Built-in 60-minute timer
  • Easy to use LED control panel
  • Non-stick 5.5 Qt. basket
    • Easy to clean
    • Dishwasher safe
  • 7 preset cooking options
  • Comes with a basket divider
    • Air fry 2 types of food simultaneously

Here’s what Ashley from our team had to say about her Kalorik Air Fryer:

“After looking and researching Air-Fryers, I am so happy I choose the Kalorik XL! It’s perfect for my family of four. I have had mine for over a year now, and I have had no peeling from the basket. This has a digital setting for different meals, too. This air fryer by far has been the best appliance purchase yet!” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Don’t want to splurge on an air fryer? You can turn your Instant Pot into an Air Fryer with this one accessory.

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Comments 19

  1. Lisa

    I purchased a power air fryer XL from Kohl’s last year. We love it for many reasons but the best thing is that it makes the best chicken nuggets for my kiddos. The only thing that I am sad about is that it decided to break on me before a year ☹️. Besides that it was really a good air fryer

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry to hear it broke! Hoping you can soon score a new replacement! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Lisa!

    • mrsm

      Yes. We bought the power xl too and it has recently started having issues with the basket catching. We have to shimmy it around to get it to work, otherwise it won’t even come on. So sad because we loved this air fryer.

    • CJJ

      HANDS DOWN this one should be #1:Power XL Air Fryer

      I had the “bucket” type of air fryer and loved how it cooked BUT it didn’t fit enough food for my family and so I was cooking in batches. That is when I started researching and yes, I watched the infomercial for this one and loved it. I still looked for the best price and they had it best on the site but I didn’t order it bc the white was out of stock, but I had put the black on in my cart and left my email. I waited for the white and in the interim, they sent me a 25% off coupon so I did get the white and I got the best deal. I read reviews and some people said to get the warranty but I didn’t. I did order the extra parts for it (2 or 3 additional racks, a stand to put a rotisserie chicken on to stand it upright after cooking and something else, but I really wanted it for additional racks. I know the racks can get messy so I wanted extra and I am glad I did. Sometimes I have one waiting to go in so it is perfect to have the extras).

      Anyway, I have had mine over 2 yrs and I literally use it Every. Single. Day. Usually multiple times a day. It is big (I bought the 8 qt one) and does take up room but I got rid of my toaster and my toaster oven and only use this. I had gotten my whole kitchen redone the year before and have a gorgeous double convection oven and I STILL use my airfryer more! I love the size of it and that I can take the tray out of the bottom and soak/scrub/dishwash it. I use it maybe one a month for rotisserie chicken but mostly I use it for warming up chicken strips/nuggets/tater tots for my kiddos and also for cooking nearly everything else! It is SOOOO roomy and I can stack things in there (I put 3 full trays of chicken strips/fries/nuggets at one time!) and cook so much at a time, and since the door opens wide, it is easy to access the items and move any I need to. The door comes off for cleaning. If the tray isn’t seated right, it won’t turn on, but it is easily fixed by slightly wiggling it so it is seated correctly. It has a front window so you can always see how things are doing while cooking. Can you tell I love mine??? I can’t recommend it enough!

      It is the ONE appliance I could NOT live without!!!! I have a beautiful kitchen-aid stand mixer and every attachment for it, a matching blender etc and yet, the one thing I can’t live without is my Power XL air fryer…and if it did break down, I would by another immediately!

  2. Samfs2016

    I love my Ninja Air fryer and I have got it for $69.99-15% plus $10 kohl’scash.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great deal!

  3. Lisa

    Power AirFryer XL 5.3 Qt
    I purchased two air fryers at the same time a little over one year ago. I gave one to my sister and kept one for myself. I would give it 5 stars. The only con for me is that when it is not in use it still uses electricity, so I keep it on my counter unplugged when not in use. My sister kept hers plugged in at all times. One night it caught fire (it had not been used in days). Luckily they smelled it from their bedroom and there wasn’t any additional damage. I am sure that this is a one off and is very unlikely to happen to many fryers. With that being said, I would strongly suggest that they be kept unplugged when not in use. PS They replaced it with the Power AirFryer Oven and love it just as much!

  4. Kim

    I was considering getting the Ninja Foodi 8 in 1 it’s a toaster oven and air fryer + has anyone used this and have their opinion on it?

    • lrferris

      I got the Ninja Foodie for Christmas and LOVE it. We use it everyday.

  5. Mary O

    Thank you Soo much for this post I have been curious about these air fryers the pros and cons ect Decisions Decisions….

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Glad this was helpful!

  6. Carol Jireh

    that is the newer version of what I have. I have the 8 qt one I got of theirs two years ago and it is my all time favorite appliance and I use it EVERY DAY – multiple times!!! I couldn’t be happier with it!

    • CJJ

      whoops, that was a reply to Gerri about the link of the one her daughter has

  7. Bunny

    I purchased this one on a former Hip2Save deal back in February for only $25 (there was a rebate!)

    https://hip2save.com/2020/02/19/cooks-air-fryer-only-24-99-after-rebate-on-jcpenney/

    Soooo very happy with it. Plus it will be wonderful when the weather turns hot this summer (I never turn my oven on in hot weather so this will be a huge plus!)

    It’s perfect for two people. Also it is much faster than my toaster oven and food tastes better and crispier.

  8. Anna

    Does anyone have the recipe for those pickles?! Lol. They look yummy.

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