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...

113 listings

Best Air Fryer

Auspure Kitchen Premium Digital Air Fryer
4.9 from 78 reviews
Capacity3.5L and 5.5L

With 10 one-touch cooking programs, non-stick baskets, and overheat protection, the Auspure Kitchen Premium Digital Air Fryer makes light work of preparing a host of meals.

Price (RRP) $199.99 to $249.99

Evenly cooks food
Quick and efficient cooking
Creates little mess
  • Build Quality
    4.9 (51)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.9 (50)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (52)
  • Value for Money
    4.9 (51)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,500 W and 1,700 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
2nd Best Air Fryer
Miracle Chef Air Fryer Oven Deluxe
  • Award Winner 2022
4.5 from 281 reviews
Capacity10L

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) $249.95

Cooks variety of foods beautifully
Fuss-free to clean
Sleek, compact design
  • Build Quality
    4.6 (249)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (258)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (261)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (258)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,500 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length1.2 m
  • Dimensions 335 x 320 x 350 mm
3rd Best Air Fryer
Philips Premium Digital Airfryer

Philips Premium Digital Airfryer

 · includes 5 listings
4.4 from 341 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$499Bing Lee

Quick cooking times
Effortless to clean
Has variety of cooking functions
  • Build Quality
    4.5 (181)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (182)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (182)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (183)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerEither
  • Power1,425 W, 1,500 W and 2,225 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.8 m
Anko 3.2L Air Fryer
4.4 from 409 reviews
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) $59.00

Cuts down cooking time
Cooks and crisps up food nicely
Painless clean up
  • Build Quality
    4.3 (276)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.5 (275)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (278)
  • Value for Money
    4.6 (281)
  • Non-Stick CoatingNo
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,500 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length1,300 m
  • Dimensions 331 x 326 x 275 mm
PowerXL Air Fryer Oven
4.6 from 106 reviews
Capacity10L

The PowerXL Air Fryer Oven has a 10L capacity and 7 cooking functions, letting you feed a crowd with a range of meals.

Versatile and easy to use
Large capacity
Simple to clean
  • Build Quality
    4.5 (97)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (98)
  • Ease of Use
    4.8 (96)
  • Value for Money
    4.6 (99)
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,800 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length1 m
  • Dimensions 370 x 330 x 380 mm

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Philips Analog Airfryer

Philips Analog Airfryer

 · includes 4 listings
4.4 from 148 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 from$329Bing Lee

Efficient at cooking
Cooks evenly
Simple to use
  • Build Quality
    4.4 (54)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (54)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (55)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (55)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerEither
  • Power1,425 W, 1,500 W and 2,225 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack & silver, Cashmere Grey and White
  • Cord Length0.8 m
Philips Airfryer XXL Smart Digital HD9861/99
  • Award Winner 2021
4.6 from 74 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.

Price (RRP) $599.00

Price$629Bing Lee

Cooks variety of foods perfectly
Easy to clean
Simplifies cooking
  • Build Quality
    4.7 (71)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (71)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (70)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (70)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power2,225 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.8 m
  • Dimensions 316 x 322 x 433 mm
Philips Original Airfryer
  • Award Winner 2021

Philips Original Airfryer

 · includes 3 listings
4.4 from 155 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg

Price (RRP) $239.00

Price$239Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.6 (91)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (91)
  • Ease of Use
    4.6 (91)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (90)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,425 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack and White
  • Cord Length0.8 m
Kmart Anko 5.3L Air Fryer
3.9 from 112 reviews
Capacity0.8 kg
Capacity5.3L

The Kmart Anko 5.3L Air Fryer has an adjustable temperature up to 200°C so that you can reheat and cook all your favourite snacks and meals - but in a healthier way.

Price (RRP) $89.00

Versatile cooking abilities
Simple to clean
Compact
Impractical drawer design
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (103)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (102)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (104)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (104)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,800 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 389 x 326 x 372 mm
Ninja Foodi Dual Zone AF300
4.8 from 24 reviews
Capacity7.6L

Price (RRP) $449.99

  • Build Quality
    4.8 (23)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.9 (23)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (23)
  • Value for Money
    4.9 (23)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerNo
  • Power1,670 W
  • Colour / FinishGranite Grey
  • Cord Length0.8 m
  • Dimensions 320 x 390 x 360 mm
Sunbeam 4 in 1 Air Fryer + Oven AFP5000BK
Capacity10L

Price (RRP) $329.00

Price$329Bing Lee

  • Build Quality
    4.5 (26)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.6 (27)
  • Ease of Use
    4.2 (26)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (27)
  • Non-Stick CoatingNo
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power2,000 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.9 m
  • Dimensions 330 x 360 x 355 mm
Kogan 12L 1800W Digital Air Fryer Oven KA12LDGFRYA

Price (RRP) $239.00

  • Build Quality
    4.2 (22)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (23)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (23)
  • Value for Money
    4.6 (23)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,800 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 355 x 336 x 375 mm
Ninja Foodi AirFryer Deluxe AF160
Capacity1.3 kg
Capacity5.2L
  • Build Quality
    4.3 (19)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.7 (19)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (19)
  • Value for Money
    4.4 (19)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerNo
  • Power1,460 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 430 x 360 x 320 mm
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$599Bing Lee

Spacious cooking capacity
Food is crispy and soft
Quick heating times
  • Build Quality
    3.9 (43)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (41)
  • Ease of Use
    4.5 (40)
  • Value for Money
    3.4 (40)
  • Non-Stick CoatingNo
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsNo
  • TimerYes
  • Power2,400 W
  • Colour / FinishBrushed Stainless Steel or Black
  • Dimensions 480 x 403 x 278 mm
Mistral 3.5L
3.3 from 56 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

Can cook all kinds of foods
Simple to clean
Not particularly hard-wearing
  • Build Quality
    3.2 (49)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (49)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (48)
  • Value for Money
    3.6 (49)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,500 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 329 X 266 X 323 mm

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Prinetti Digital Air Fryer IA0965
Capacity3L

Price (RRP) $99.00

  • Build Quality
    3.2 (25)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (25)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (25)
  • Value for Money
    3.3 (25)
  • TimerYes
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 340 x 310 x 270 mm
Kitchen Couture 14L 1500W Digital Air Fryer BDT-301545

Price (RRP) $159.00

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (18)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (19)
  • Ease of Use
    3.8 (21)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (19)
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,500 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 360 x 325 x 325 mm
Lenoxx Healthy Choice AF1200
3.4 from 22 reviews
Capacity12L

Price (RRP) $399.95

  • Build Quality
    3.7 (16)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (17)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (16)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (16)
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,800 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 373 x 332 x 314 mm
Kogan 8.2L Digital
4.6 from 8 reviews
Capacity1.6 kg
Capacity8.2L

Price (RRP) $239.00

  • Build Quality
    3.9 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    4.9 (7)
  • Value for Money
    4.9 (7)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • TimerYes
  • Power1,829 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Dimensions 420 x 330 x 365 mm
Sunbeam DiamondForce 3-in-1 Digital 5L Air Fryer AFP4500DF

Price (RRP) $219.00

  • Build Quality
    4.1 (7)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (7)
  • Ease of Use
    4.7 (7)
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (6)
  • Non-Stick CoatingYes
  • Dishwasher Safe PartsYes
  • Power1,850 W
  • Colour / FinishBlack
  • Cord Length0.8 m
  • Dimensions 335 x 365 x 290 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.