What to look for?
On first glance, all air fryers might seem the same, as they accomplish the same task. However, once you delve a bit deeper into the world of air frying, a myriad of other sub-features and options begins to appear. While keeping track of them might seem threatening, here are the things that you should take into consideration:
Of course, the first thing that we look for when buying anything is the price tag. While getting the cheapest option is not always the best idea, you always need to keep the price in mind, to ensure that you aren’t overpaying for your product, and to make sure that you get the best deal possible
On the surface, most air fryers seem to offer more or less the same features. However, some tend to give more bang for their buck. One of the most useful features that you should look for in an air fryer starts at the very control module.
While these can range from basic plastic buttons, to futuristic, high-tech touch screens, what you are looking for is a basic, durable touch-screen, with easy to understand options. Whipping out the manual to look for all the complicated instructions when you’re hungry is a big no-no!
This can range from small (less than 1 liter) to large (above 3 liters) capacity air fryers. There is no one-size-fits-all solution here. What you are looking for should be based on what you need. Looking for a quick way to make meals for yourself, without wasting time, energy and space? Get the smaller, more compact versions with less capacity.
Looking for something that can make quick, easy and healthy meals for the entire family? Look for the big capacity air fryers so you don’t have to do your cooking in batches. Combining this with the price tag is a good idea because while larger air fryers might seem to deliver more for their price if you have no need for them, it might be better to go for the slightly cheaper, small capacity versions instead.
While this might seem like an afterthought, I can not stress how important it is to have an air fryer with a dishwasher safe interior. It cuts down heavily on cleaning time and costs, and they generally last longer, saving money and time on maintenance. Do not neglect this feature, as it can be a real game-changer.
Here come the myriad of nifty little extra products that might be included in the package. From high-end easy to understand recipe booklets to extension cords and replaceable compartments, while they might not be part of the air fryer itself, look for what you need, since they usually come included in the package.
Buying the right one
In general, it is a good idea to get an air fryer for your home. Before purchasing one, make sure you list out all your needs outlined above. What is your budget? What are you planning on using it for? How much capacity do you need? Do you need any of the extras that come included with some air fryers? There is no one clear winner here, make sure you select based on your needs to get the best fit for you and your family.