Air cookers and air fryers are known to use little or no oil while cooking the same tasty dishes you would normally cook using traditional methods. To some extent, even pressure cookers can be considered to be part of the same category, apart from its somehow different construction. Over these past few years, low-fat air cookers have been among the best-selling kitchen appliances worldwide and for good reasons as well.
When cooked using air cookers, food tends to retain most of the flavor that would otherwise be replaced by the distinctive taste shared by all fried dishes, not to mention how much money you can save on oil. This being said, you would do well to invest in an air cooker should the opportunity present itself, and here are the ten best air fryers to choose from if it does.
10Ivation 1500 Watt Multifunction Electric Air Fryer
This air cooker uses a revolutionary air technology that allows you to cook your favorite dish using a tablespoon of oil or less. It features intuitive controls that make it easy to set temperatures of up to 390 degrees for a variety of foods, an innovative air circulation system designed to distribute heat evenly, an auto-shutdown feature that is bound to come in handy. It also has a digital LED touch display featuring 8 cooking presets menu, a timer, and temperature control among a handful of other equally interesting features.
9Glip AF800 Oil-Less Air Fryer
Glip’s AF800 Oil-Less Air Fryer uses continuously heated air combined with high-speed air cycling to provide comprehensive heating throughout prolonged periods of time while a multi-surface air flow design ensures that they’ll retain their flavor during the process. This being said, most dishes can be cooked in less than 20 minutes with the AF800, although cooking time can be reduced/increased according to the cooking temperature of your choice.
8GoWISE USA GW22621
This 4th generation electric air cooker comes equipped with a touch screen that allows you to control its many features much easier than other air cookers in its class. With it, you can select one of the 7 built-in smart programs for a variety of dishes, but also to manually program a cooking time yourself. it has an adjustable temperature control that ranges from 175 degrees Fahrenheit to 400 degrees, thus giving you the ability to cook crispy or slow-cooked dishes.
7Cozyna Low Fat Healthy AirFryer and Multi Cooke
Able to multi-cook a variety of different dishes, Cozyna’s AirFryer is unlike most air cookers on the market in the sense that it uses quite a bit of oil. Still less than a regular fryer, mind you, just more than you would expect an air cooker to use. This is mainly due to its ability to cook dishes that you would normally cook using traditional methods. This being said, it can still cook fries, burgers, and pretty much all types of fry-able foods using just a tablespoon of oil.
6Big Boss 9063 1300-watt Oil-Less Fryer
This particular air cooker uses Halogen, Convection, and Infrared heat to get the job done, along with the ability to cook foods that were taken straight from the freezer. Due to its 2 trays, it can cook multiple dishes at the same time, using pretty much the same amount of electricity. Speaking of power consumption, the 9063 from Big Boss uses a revolutionary system that allows you to cook food about 3 times faster than usual using just 1300 watts.
5GoWISE USA 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer
The 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer from GoWISE is ETL Certified, which is a big plus as far as air cookers go. It also has a 3.2 QT Capacity, a cooking timer of up to 30 minutes, a temperature control feature that allows you to raise the overall cooking temperature between 176 degrees and 392 degrees, and 8 cooking presets for different type of dishes. Last but not least, this air cooker uses rapid air circulation to ensure that every dish cooked with it can be as dry or tender as necessary.
4T-fal FZ7002 ActiFry
This 2.2 pound-capacity electric low-fat multi-cooker can cook a variety of meals using little to no oil for meats, seafood, risotto, or vegetables. It also has a 2-button operation interface, an on/off auto switch, a digital countdown timer with a buzzer, and an overall practical design. It also has easy to clean dishwasher-safe components that can be easily taken off when in need of cleaning.
3Philips HD9230/26 Digital AirFryer
The HD9230/26 air cooker from Philips features a digital touch screen interface that you will be using to adjust the cooking temperature, the pre-set cooking methods, and pretty much every feature it comes equipped with. It has a 60-minute timer with ready signal & auto shut-off, a double layer rack that maximizes the overall cooking surface, and dishwasher-safe parts to facilitate easy cleaning. Furthermore, its rapid air technology allows you to cook foods as tender as you see fit, using less than a tablespoon of oil.
2Avalon Bay AB-Airfryer100B Airfryer
Avalon’s Bay AB-Airfryer100B air cooker uses a stainless steel 304 heating element and a mesh metal basket to ensure that every dish prepared with it will be tender, yet dry enough at the same time. It features a rapid air circulation technology which circulates hot air through the cooking pot at great speeds, cooking the food in its own juices without the use of cooking oil. Furthermore, this air cooker is designed to turn itself off when food is cooked, making a noticeable sound when that happens.
1Philips HD9220/26 AirFryer
Similar to the HD9230/26 air cooker we already talked about, this high-end air cooker from Philips features pretty much the same technologies minus the slightly larger cooking area and the 60-minute timer. Instead, this particular air cooker uses a 30-minute timer with ready signal and auto shut-off, an adjustable temperature control feature that allows you to raise the cooking temperature up to 390 degrees, and dishwasher-safe parts for easy cleanup. Last but not least, this air cooker includes a cookbook with more than 25 interesting recipes.