The best air fryers for 2020
Looking for a healthier and quicker way to cook? We've analysed hundreds of customer reviews to bring you the best air fryers for a variety of purposes.
Best air fryers 2020
- Best budget air fryer: Anko 3.2 Litre Air Fryer Roaster
- Best large air fryer: Healthy Choice 12L Digital Air Fryer
- Best compact air fryer: Tefal Easy Fry Classic Air Fryer
- Best premium air fryer: Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL
- Best multifunction air fryer: Nutri Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker
How did we pick this list?
Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on actual customer reviews. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters. Where applicable, we also used our own hands-on experience with products to determine overall quality.
Best budget air fryer: Anko 3.2 Litre Air Fryer Roaster
- 3.2-litre capacity
- 7 preset functions
- 200°C max temperature
- Dimensions: 302x354x358mm
Price (RRP): $69Buy at Amazon
Why we chose it
The Anko 3.2 Litre Air Fryer Roaster was the highest-rated budget air fryer as chosen by over 1,500 Amazon, Product Review and Kmart customers with an average score of 4.5/5. Customers gave positive feedback about the crispiness of fried food, simple operation and affordable price tag.
The Anko 3.2 Litre Air Fryer Roaster comes with a digital LED control panel and 7 preset cooking modes, which is impressive for an air fryer under $100. Most of the essential modes and features are accounted for, including overheat protection, adjustable temperature up to 200 degrees Celsius and a removable frying basket for easy washing.
It has a 3.2-litre capacity, which may be too small for some users. The Anko 3.2 Litre Air Fryer Roaster is available to buy from Kmart for $69.
Best large air fryer: Healthy Choice 12L Digital Air Fryer
Why we chose it
The Healthy Choice 12L Digital Air Fryer is the highest-rated large air fryer as chosen by more than 500 reviewers on Amazon, Catch, eBay and Kogan. It received an average score of 4.5/5. Customers gave positive feedback about the roomy capacity, viewing window, easy-to-use menu system and attractive price point.
The package includes a rolling cage, a rotisserie fork and three mesh racks that allow you to cook three different foods simultaneously. The control menu comes with 10 cooking programs for grilling, roasting, frying and baking and 18 presets for specific food types. There's also a spit-roast mechanism that can roast an entire rotating chicken.
With a transparent door and racked design, the Healthy Choice 12L Digital Air Fryer shares more in common with a fan-forced oven than the average air fryer, which makes it a versatile option.
Best compact air fryer: Tefal Easy Fry Classic Air Fryer
Why we chose it
The Tefal Easy Fry is the highest-rated air fryer under $200 as chosen by more than 200 customers on Amazon and Google Reviews. Customers gave positive feedback about the product's user-friendly menu, easy-to-wash components and the overall quality of cooked food. (Tefal was also the Best Rated Air Fryer Brand in the 2019/2020 Finder Retail Awards. 97% of surveyed owners recommend the brand.)
The Tefal Easy Fry Classic Air Fryer is taller and narrower than most air fryers that have the same capacity, making it a good choice for small apartments where shelf space is limited. Its oven can be used to grill, roast and bake a large variety of recipes.
The 4.2L capacity is capable of cooking up to six portions of food, although large families with healthy appetites may want to consider something bigger like the Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL. As with most air fryers, the non-stick frying basket is removable, which greatly assists with cleaning. It comes with five preset cooking programs, a recipe booklet and a handy Keep Warm mode.
Best premium air fryer: Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL
Why we chose it
The Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL was the highest-rated premium air fryer as chosen by more than 1,080 customers on Amazon, Myer, Product Reviews, Harvey Norman and Domayne. It received an average score of 4.7/5. Customers gave positive feedback about the overall design, breadth of cooking options, easy-to-clean components and automated cooking sensor.
The Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL's main claim to fame is its ability to automatically adjust time and temperature during the cooking process via Smart Sensing technology. Provided you have selected the correct food type, the fryer will determine the required time and temperature by itself. It also has a Keep Warm mode and programmable presets for frequently cooked meals. The cooking basket has a 7.3-litre capacity and is designed for family-sized meals, including whole chickens.
On the downside, the Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL is costlier than most air fryers with an RRP of $599. If that's too expensive, you may want to consider the previous version which currently retails for around $450. (Check price at Amazon.)
Best multifunction air fryer: Nutri Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker
Why we chose it
The Nutri Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker is the highest-rated multifunction air fryer as chosen by over 1,200 Amazon and Google reviewers, with an average score of 4.7/5. Customers gave positive feedback about the quiet operation, onscreen recipe menus and versatility.
The Nutri Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker combines nine cooking gadgets into a single product. In addition to air frying, it can be used to sauté, slow cook, soup/stew, steam, pressure cook, bake, roast and grill a wide range of foods. You can even use it to roast whole raw chickens in around 40 minutes. It purports to cook food up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods. The Nutri Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker has a higher maximum temperature than the average air fryer – 260°C vs 200°C.
On the downside, it's quite bulky and requires the storage of two different types of lids. Nevertheless, if you're looking for an easy-to-use multi-cooker with an air frying function, the Nutri Ninja Foodi is an excellent option.
Best air fryers chosen
- Our editorial team compared more than 50 air fryers from dozens of brands sold by Australian retailers and reputable online stores.
- We based our findings on real customer reviews across multiple websites including Amazon, eBay, Product Reviews and Appliances Online. This was augmented with our personal testing experience with a handful of models.
- The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.
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