Best Air Fryers

An air fryer can be a great, healthy way to enjoy some of your favourite home-cooked foods, while reducing your fat intake. Read on for more information on the benefits of air fryers as well as important features to look out for, so you can make investing in a new, smoking hot air fryer worth it for you. Continue reading...

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Based on 2,366 reviews
Auspure Kitchen Premium Digital Air Fryer

Auspure Kitchen Premium Digital Air Fryer

4.9  (122)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $199.99 to $249.99
  • Capacity3.5L and 5.5L
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Nana & Pop
Nana & Pop2 posts
  Verified 5.5L
Easy peasy!Why is this is our 2nd air fryer? I'm an early adopter so bought one a few short years ago. Instructions were
beyond my tolerance level but our new Auspure air fryer is easy to use, easy to clean and does a GREAT job every time. Show details ·  1
PowerXL Air Fryer Oven

PowerXL Air Fryer Oven 🏆 2024

4.6  (183)
 Summary
  • Capacity10L
Tanpuca
TanpucaVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC4 posts
 
Easy CookingVery easy-to-use air dryer with excellent control features and perfect results in terms of taste and even looks of the finished product, either with meat, veggies, or even cakes. Add to this the easy cleaning aspect and you get a winning cooking tool... Show details
Miracle Chef Air Fryer Oven Deluxe

Miracle Chef Air Fryer Oven Deluxe 🏆 2024

4.5  (282)
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  • Price (RRP) $349.95
  • Capacity10L
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Caroline and Ron
Caroline and RonWAPerth, WA3 posts
 
I love mineI've used it as an airfryer, dehydrator and oven. It's does entries lovely and takes less time than conventional ovens.
One of my favourite kitchen appliances. Show details
Philips Premium Digital Airfryer

Philips Premium Digital Airfryer

4.4  (355)
 Summary
  • Capacity0.8 kg and 1.4 kg
Honest gal
Honest galQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  XXL Digital HD9650/93
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Anko 3.2L Air Fryer

Anko 3.2L Air Fryer

4.3  (421)
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  • Price (RRP) $59
  • Capacity3.2L
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hupper
hupperQLDNorth Queensland, QLD3 posts
 
Awesome Purchase!I was really impressed with the overall purchasing experience. It was a fast delivery and customer support was very attentive. I will recommend this appliance to anyone who is looking for a great air fryer that would seem to last long. Show details ·  1
Philips Airfryer XXL Smart Digital HD9861/99

Philips Airfryer XXL Smart Digital HD9861/99 🏆 2024

4.5  (87)
 Summary
  • Capacity1.4 kg
  • Capacity7.3L
aquitania
aquitaniaSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA70 posts
 
Ninja Foodi Dual Zone AF300

Ninja Foodi Dual Zone AF300

4.6  (38)
 Summary
  • Capacity7.6L
Pitpat
PitpatTASHobart, TAS140 posts
 
PowerXL Grill Air Fryer

PowerXL Grill Air Fryer

4.5  (32)
 Summary
  • Capacity5.6L
Disappointed customer
Disappointed customer
 
TrashStops heating after a month or two of use.
Heating element just won’t get hot. Fan runs, screen lights up, looks normal, but will not heat. Item is garbage. Like phone cables from the gas station. Stay away. Check other, older reviews and complaints before purchasing. Look elsewhere Show details
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Kmart Anko 5.3L Air Fryer

Kmart Anko 5.3L Air Fryer

3.7  (141)
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  • Price (RRP) $89
  • Capacity0.8 kg
  • Capacity5.3L
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James M.
James M.VICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
 
Broken handle on basketWe have an Anko AF701 air fryer and we love it, use it all the time. Unfortunately the basket was dropped and the handle broke off. Can we buy the basket by itself? Show details
Sunbeam 4 in 1 Air Fryer + Oven AFP5000BK

Sunbeam 4 in 1 Air Fryer + Oven AFP5000BK

4.4  (36)
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  • Price (RRP) $329
  • Capacity10L
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Eve
EveNSWSydney, NSW
 
A Compact Oven That’s an Air FryerI wanted a fast cooking oven that’s super compact. This is perfect. I can cook all my regular foods not just chips in those standard basket air fryers. I’ve baked fish, a mini roast, scones and my kids’ nuggets. Love it. Fast food for me and the kids. Simple to use, easy to clean. I definitely recommend Show details ·  1
Ninja Air Fryer Max AF160

Ninja Air Fryer Max AF160

4.4  (34)
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  • Capacity1.3 kg
  • Capacity5.2L
$179Bing Lee
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Occams Razor
Occams RazorVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC34 posts
 
Sunbeam SteamFry Air Fryer + Steam AFP4600BK

Sunbeam SteamFry Air Fryer + Steam AFP4600BK

5.0  (17)
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  • Price (RRP) $299
  • Capacity7L
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Extremely happy novice
Extremely happy noviceNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
 
Kogan 12L XXXL 1800W Digital Air Fryer Oven

Kogan 12L XXXL 1800W Digital Air Fryer Oven

4.2  (27)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $239
  • Capacity12L
Charlie D
Charlie DAU4 posts
 
Sunbeam Multi Function Oven + Air Fryer BT7200

Sunbeam Multi Function Oven + Air Fryer BT7200

3.9  (27)
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  • Capacity22L
Peter in Darwin
Peter in DarwinNTDarwin, NT7 posts
 
Fat? Where does the fat collect?1st impressions is great, but & it’s aBIG BUT, where does the fat drip to? This is a fire hazard just waiting to happen! Show details
Sunbeam
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Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer BOV860

Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer BOV860

3.4  (51)
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  • Capacity22L
$499Bing Lee
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Deb
Deb25 posts
 
Sunbeam All-In-One Air Fryer Oven AFP5300BK

Sunbeam All-In-One Air Fryer Oven AFP5300BK

5.0  (12)
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  • Price (RRP) $349
  • Capacity1 kg
  • Capacity10L
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Nell Mac
Nell MacVICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
 
  • Capacity22L
Carol P
Carol PSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA6 posts
 
Ninja Foodi Max XXXL Dual Zone Air Fryer

Ninja Foodi Max XXXL Dual Zone Air Fryer

4.5  (13)
 Summary
  • Capacity2.8 kg
  • Capacity9.5L
Gloria O.
Gloria O.9 posts
  AF400
Super duper ninja fryerThis was a purchase we procrastinated about for a while.
We should have bought it earlier.
Wonderfully easy to use and no need to wait for it to heat up. Show details
Kogan 8.2L Digital

Kogan 8.2L Digital

4.7  (11)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $239
  • Capacity1.6 kg
  • Capacity8.2L
Reza
Reza3 posts
 
Very reliable productWe are using the 7.2L version for about 4 years and no problem at all. It works well for different receipes Show details
Prinetti Digital Air Fryer IA0965

Prinetti Digital Air Fryer IA0965

3.1  (35)
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  • Price (RRP) $99
  • Capacity3L
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Absolute crapBiggest piece of crap every…. so small and if you try and cook something it takes 3 times and still not done Show details
Sunbeam FlexiFry AFP5100BL

Sunbeam FlexiFry AFP5100BL

4.9  (8)
 Summary
  • Capacity1 kg
  • Capacity10L
Ajay
AjayVictoria
  Fair Incentive
FlexiFry Air Fryer OvenThis Air fryer literally packs a punch! I can cook everything in at the same time to feed just a few or even a crowd. I have used this on a daily basis for air frying, baking and also for reheating a few things at the same time. Saves me time and it is very efficient compared to a traditional oven. Show reply
DeLonghi Idealfry FH2133W

DeLonghi Idealfry FH2133W

3.8  (13)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $189
  • Capacity1.25 kg
Laureen
LaureenNew South Wales3 posts
 
Help requiredI am unable to work out sometimes as to whether top button should be on or off recipe guide doesn’t have anything for pork spare ribs Show details
Mistral 10L Digital Air Fryer

Mistral 10L Digital Air Fryer

3.5  (17)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $129
  • Capacity10L
Gethro
GethroBingara25 posts
 
GreatMy wife has been using smaller fryers almost daily so she thought she would try the larger 10litre one from Mistral. Loves it and wishes she grabbed it earlier. Easy to use, easy to wash Show details
Kmart Anko 7L AF902C

Kmart Anko 7L AF902C

3.7  (14)
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  • Price (RRP) $119
  • Capacity2.5 kg
  • Capacity7L
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Amy L.
Amy L.SAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA8 posts
 
Sunbeam Copper Infused DuraCeramic

Sunbeam Copper Infused DuraCeramic

3.4  (18)
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  • Capacity3L
Razor
RazorQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD18 posts
  AFP4000BK
Kleva QuickTime AirFry

Kleva QuickTime AirFry

3.5  (15)
 Summary
  • Price (RRP) $129
  • Capacity2.8L
Susan S.
Susan S.
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It’s not what I expectedThought the air fryer would be better than it is very disappointing
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Kmart Anko 9L Twin Air Fryer

Kmart Anko 9L Twin Air Fryer

3.3  (18)
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  • Price (RRP) $129
  • Capacity9L
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Disgusted with Kmart
Disgusted with Kmart
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  • Capacity5L
Sam R.
Sam R.
 
Sunbeam
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Kmart Anko 25L Air Fryer and Oven

Kmart Anko 25L Air Fryer and Oven

2.8  (33)
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  • Price (RRP) $149
  • Capacity25L
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Pete F
Pete FAU5 posts
 
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Cuisinart Express Oven Air Fry

Cuisinart Express Oven Air Fry

3.5  (12)
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  • Capacity17L
Lisa
LisaNSWMid North Coast, NSW2 posts
 
Electronic timer and temperature no longer works properlyMy air fryer is a few years old and I use the various components a lot. However recently the electronic dial is not working properly. It numbers jump around when I’m trying to dial temperature and times. Local appliance repair man says it can’t be fixed. I expected it to work for years and that’s why I bought a quality product!

A woman looking at an air fryer full of freshly cooked hot chips

How does an air fryer work?

Air fryers work by circulating heated air around food placed in a basket in order to cook it. Contrary to their name, air fryers don’t really fry food, but rather heat it evenly using a high-powered fan to circulate hot air. In this vein, they work similarly to convection, or fan-forced ovens.

This includes the time it takes to cook food; while deep fryers cook food fast, an air fryer and oven have similar, slower cooking times.

What can you cook in an air fryer?

As a rule of thumb you can cook foods that are traditionally prepared using either a deep fryer or oven. These include the classic favourite: French fries, along with onion rings and nuggets. You can also grill foods like meat, bake sweet treats like cake, roast hard vegetables like brussel sprouts, and experiment with making crunch-worthy kale and sweet potato crisps.

Whether you’re a sweet or savoury person, there are plenty of great, free air fryer recipes online. Bear in mind that on some models, roasting and grilling may require separate air fryer accessories.

Should I buy an air fryer or deep fryer?

This depends on your food and diet preferences. If your focus is on taste, texture, and getting your recipes right, then skip the air fryer and buy a deep fryer. While it uses a lot of oil and is unhealthy, you won't get the exact taste and texture from an air fryer, and you risk drying out some foods.

If healthy eating is your goal, then an air fryer is a more healthy option. An air fryer requires you to put a small amount of oil on most foods, such as hot chips. Studies have found an fryer uses up to 80% less oil than traditional frying methods, and you’ll be cutting down on the fat and calories ingested through deep frying.

That being said, when you cook air fryer chips of the hot, crunchy and amazing variety, it’s still not exactly the most healthy cuisine, but the cooking method is cleaner. And while you may not be able to achieve the same texture as deep frying, lots of air fryer recipes still let you enjoy delicious food.

Features to look for in an air fryer

Basket Size

Air Fryer

Air fryers cook food placed inside an included basket, accessed via a pull-out drawer or top lid. The basket’s size determines the quantity of food your air fryer can cook. Capacity usually ranges from about 1.5 to 7.3 litres.

Sometimes air fryer baskets store less food than the amount claimed. Make sure to check working or cooking capacity, if it's provided. If you’re cooking for a family or larger household, visit a store to inspect the size of the air fryer you want, along with how easy it is to insert and remove the basket.

Also consider the size of the air fryer as a whole appliance. Depending on your storage space, a more compact model might be better. If you have benchtop space perhaps select a neutral black or white to go with most kitchen designs.

Controls

Basic models of air fryers are typically operating using two dials, letting you manually set and adjust the temperature and time. These models are unlikely to have extra features like reminder alarms for turning food, so make sure you purchase a model with a timer you can set and forget for at least 30 minutes or longer.

More advanced models feature digital displays and buttons. Some monitor the cooking temperature, while others still have handy pre-programmed food settings for cooking your favourite foods.

Ease of Cleaning

While using less oil than deep or even shallow frying, an air fryer still creates grease during the cooking process.

The food basket is often designed with holes to let the hot air pass through, and they can become clogged with dirty food if not cleaned. Make sure you give your air fryer a quick clean after every use, and do some research into how easy it will be to clean a prospective new air fryer.

Many air fryers have removable dishwasher safe parts. If your model has a non-stick surface and you’d rather not risk it in the dishwasher, check that it will be easy enough to hand wash.

Manufacturer’s cleaning tips for your chosen model can also be helpful.

Noise and smoke levels

All air fryers will make some amount of noise, due to the movement of the fan during the cooking process. Some models are quiet, and others are almost silent. Generally your air fryer shouldn’t produce more noise than an air conditioner.

Your air fryer will also release some smoke during the cooking process, just like pan-frying would. Before buying, think about ventilation in your kitchen and the potential positioning of your air fryer to minimise smoke. Fattier foods cooked in an air fryer create more smoke than others.

Price

Air fryers vary in price from about $40 to $600, depending on the make, model and any included extra features and accessories.

Extra features and accessories

Not all air fryer models will have these extra features, and generally the more that are included, the higher the price point.

Cooking Features

  • Stirrer: A self-stirring air fryer uses a paddle to slowly stir food while it’s cooking, but it’s only suited to some food types, such as baked vegetables. Choose a model with an extra bowl minus the stirrer for versatility.
  • Rotating basket: More versatile than a self-stirring model, you can also bake, grill and roast food with accessories. Rotating baskets need less oil than other models, making them even healthier.
  • Adjustable thermostat: Most models have end timers, but some also have alerts to remind you to turn or shake your food.

Safety Features

  • Lid-lock: Secures the lid shut while the appliance is cooking, preventing hot ingredients from splashing.
  • Outer basket control: Lets you lower food into the oil while the lid remains closed.
  • Non-slip base: Prevents accidents if the air fryer is knocked during the cooking process.
  • Automatic shut-off: Turns off your air fryer to prevent it from overheating.

The bottom line

If buying in-store, our tip is to check product availability online, as some stores only carry one or two brands.

That sums up the information you need to know make a better buying decision on your new air fryer. Once you’re up to the stage of comparing different models and brands, check out our air fryer reviews to browse ratings and reviews, helping you find the right air fryer for you.

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