The best air fryers for making crispy food faster than the oven

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Kids complain about dinner taking an hour, but can we blame them?

The agony of waiting for the oven to preheat on a nightly basis is reason enough to consider an air fryer. An air fryer’s compact size and unique heat bouncing method speeds up the cooking process by up to 30 percent compared to a conventional oven.

It’s not 2017, and these versatile cooking gadgets are no longer novel — but what they can do and how they work is still a mystery to many people. Is air-fried food actually crispier than toaster oven food? Do they actually save calories? Are they worth it, or just trendy on foodie Youtube? Let’s settle it. Read more…

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BEST FOR ROTISSERIE

Instant Vortex Plus

Instant Pot’s first step outside of pressure cookers is an air fryer oven that rotates chicken and dehydrates fruit.

  • Capacity: 10 quarts
  • Extra functions: Roast, broil, bake, reheat, dehydrate, rotate


$129.99 from Amazon

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BEST BASKET AIR FRYER

Cosori Air Fryer

Cosori has garnered an army of perfect reviews with a preset for nearly any recipe your mind can conjure.

  • Capacity: 5.8 quarts
  • Extra functions: Steak, poultry, seafood, shrimp, bacon, frozen foods, french fries, vegetables, root vegetables, bread, desserts, preheat


$119.99 from Amazon

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BEST AIR FRYER/PRESSURE COOKER COMBO

Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL

Ninja’s response to the Instant Pot has evolved into a digital powerhouse that perfects browning.

  • Capcity: 6.5 quarts
  • Extra functions: Pressure cook, broil, bake, roast, steam, sauté, dehydrate, yogurt


$249.99 from Amazon



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BEST CONVECTION OVEN/AIR FRYER COMBO

Breville Smart Oven Pro

Entreé-ready settings and temperature precision pose this convection cooker as a true oven opponent.

  • Capacity: 5.8 quarts
  • Extra functions: Air fry, bagel, broil, bake, roast, warm, pizza, proof, reheat, cookies, slow cook, dehydrate


$279.99 from Amazon

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BEST BUDGET FRYER WITH A TOUCHSCREEN

GoWise USA XL Digital Air Fryer

This high-tech model from GoWise is an affordable way into air frying and feeds a lot of people.

  • Capacity: 5.8 quarts
  • Extra functions: Fries, pork, chicken, steak, shrimp, cake, fish, pizza


$90 from Amazon

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BEST BUDGET AIR FRYER OVEN

Cuisinart Air Fryer Convection Oven

Air fry, bake, roast, and broil in this versatile 2-in-1 that’s clutch for families or large groups.

  • Capacity: 4 pounds
  • Extra functions: Bake, broil, warm, toast


$199 from Amazon

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BEST FOR TWO PEOPLE

Ninja Air Fryer

Couples can’t go wrong with this classic Ninja that also roasts and dehydrates, often for less than $100.

  • Capacity: 4 quarts
  • Extra functions: Roast, reheat, dehydrate


$119.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SMALL SPACES

Dash Compact Air Fryer

Skip the drive-through and the redundant campfire menu with this cute, portable fryer.

  • Capacity: 2 quarts
  • Extra functions: None


$49.99 from Amazon

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