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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Philips Airfryer XXL Smart Digital HD9861/99
  • Award Winner 2021
  • 2020
4.7 from 70 reviews
  • Cooks variety of foods perfectly

  • Easy to clean

  • Simplifies cooking

  • Build Quality
    4.7 (67)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (67)
  • Ease of Use
    4.8 (66)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (66)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power2,225 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.8 m
  • Dimensions 316 x 322 x 433 mm
Miracle Chef Air Fryer Oven Deluxe

The Miracle Chef Air Fryer Oven Deluxe can do more than just air fry - it can do anything from a rotisserie to a pizza all at the touch of a button, making cooking your favourite dish a piece of cake.

Price (RRP) $349.95

  • Cooks variety of foods beautifully

  • Fuss-free to clean

  • Sleek, compact design

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (233)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (243)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (245)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (242)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • Power1,500 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 335 x 320 x 350 mm
Philips Premium Digital Airfryer

Philips Premium Digital Airfryer

 · includes 5 listings
4.4 from 329 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg and 1.4 kg

Preset cooking programs, easy-to-clean components, and the ability to cook food with little or no added oil make the Philips Premium Digital Airfryer a handy unit for everyday healthier cooking.

Price (RRP) $399.00 to $529.99

Price from $359.00 Bing Lee

  • Quick cooking times

  • Effortless to clean

  • Has variety of cooking functions

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (169)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (170)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (170)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (171)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerEither
  • Power1,425 W, 1,500 W and 2,225 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.8 m
Kmart Anko 3.2L Air Fryer
  • Award Winner 2020
4.4 from 389 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg
Capacity3.2L

At an affordable price, the Kmart Anko 3.2L Air Fryer lets you cook all your favourite foods using a fraction (or none) of the oil.

Price (RRP) $69.00

  • Cuts down cooking time

  • Cooks and crisps up food nicely

  • Painless clean up

  • Build Quality
    4.3 (258)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (260)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (261)
  • Value for Money
    4.6 (263)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,500 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 358 x 354 x 302 mm
Philips Premium Analog Airfryer

Philips Premium Analog Airfryer

 · includes 4 listings
4.4 from 143 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg and 1.4 kg

Philips Premium Analog Airfryers let you fry, bake, grill, roast, and reheat meals, making them a versatile unit that lets you cook all kinds of food with minimal oil.

Price (RRP) $329.00 to $429.00

Price $359.00 Bing Lee

Philips Airfryer XXL Smart Digital HD9861/99
  • Award Winner 2021
  • 2020
4.7 from 70 reviews
Capacity1.4 kg
Capacity7.3L

The Philips Airfryer XXL Smart Digital HD9861/99 has a smart sensor, rapid air technology, and a fat removal feature that help take the work out of cooking healthier, delicious meals for you.

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Philips Original Airfryer
  • Award Winner 2021

Philips Original Airfryer

 · includes 3 listings
4.4 from 150 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg

Price (RRP) $239.00

Bellini Air Fryer BTDF950
4.1 from 104 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg

Price (RRP) $99.95

Auspure Kitchen Premium Digital Air Fryer
5.0 from 24 reviews
Capacity3.5L and 5.5L

Price (RRP) $199.99 to $249.00

Tefal Fry Delight FX1000
4.3 from 40 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg
Kmart Anko 5.3L Air Fryer
3.9 from 80 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg
Capacity5.3L

Price (RRP) $89.00

Tefal ActiFry 1Kg

Tefal ActiFry 1Kg

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3.6 from 163 reviews
Capacity1 kg

Price (RRP) $399.00

ALDI Air Fryer

ALDI Air Fryer

 · includes 9 listings
3.6 from 90 reviews
Capacity3 kg
Capacity2.5L, 3L, 5L, 8L, 10L and 16L

Price (RRP) $39.99 to $149.00

ALDI Air Fryer Oven

ALDI Air Fryer Oven

 · includes 5 listings
3.6 from 41 reviews
Capacity23L, 24L and 25L

Price (RRP) $99.99 to $149.00

Breville the Smart Oven Air Fryer
Capacity22L

The $549 Smart Oven Air Fryer from Breville promises great crispiness and deliciously cooked food - and plenty of it, with its 22-litre capacity.

Price (RRP) $499.00

Price from $489.00 Bing Lee

Kogan 12L 1800W Digital Air Fryer Oven
Capacity12L

Price (RRP) $149.99

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Sunbeam 4 in 1 Air Fryer + Oven AFP5000BK
Mistral 3.5L
3.4 from 38 reviews
Capacity3.5L

The Mistral 3.5L Air Fryer lets you cook a variety of foods in a healthier way. With adjustable temperature control and a 30 minute timer, it’s a no-frills machine that those new to air frying will find easy to use and clean.

Price (RRP) $49.00

Ninja Foodi AirFryer Deluxe AF160
Capacity1.3 kg
Capacity5.2L

Price (RRP) $229.00

Price from $179.00 Bing Lee

Kmart 3-in-1 Air Fryer Oven
3.2 from 47 reviews
Capacity1 kg
Capacity11L

The $129 Kmart 3-in-1 Air Fryer is a multi-purpose kitchen appliance, serving as an air fryer, oven and dehydrator.

Price (RRP) $129.00

Target Adela 2L Quick Snack TSAF20
Capacity2L

Price (RRP) $59.00

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Philips Airfryer XXL Smart Digital HD9861/99
  • Award Winner 2021
  • 2020
4.7 from 70 reviews
  • Cooks variety of foods perfectly

  • Easy to clean

  • Simplifies cooking

  • Build Quality
    4.7 (67)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (67)
  • Ease of Use
    4.8 (66)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (66)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power2,225 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.8 m
  • Dimensions 316 x 322 x 433 mm
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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 food, 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, e.g. 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.

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 1.5-7.3 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-$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: TMore 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.

If buying in-store, our tip is to check product availability online, as some stores only carry one or two brands. Philips dominates the air fryer market, with most stores selling their models. Kmart air fryers are a cheap and popular alternative, with high ratings, too.

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.