Best air fryer 2024: expert tests of Ninja, Instant & more

We've reviewed the best air fryers from Ninja, Instant, Philips, Cosori and more

One of the best air fryers, an Instant Vortex on a countertop with fried food and chicken around it
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Ninja Max XL with fried food in front

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best air fryer you can buy: Instant Vortex Plus
3. Best two-basket air fryer: Instant Vortex Plus Dual
4. Best multicooker air fryer: Instant Pot Duo Crisp
5. Best large air fryer: Ninja Foodi Flexbasket
6. Fastest air fryer: Ninja Foodi 6-in-1 XL
7. Best value air fryer: Drew Barrymore Beautiful
8. Easiest air fryer to use: Philips Essentials XL
9. Best toaster oven with air fryer: KitchenAid Countertop
Best budget air fryer: Instant Essentials
11. Best smart air fryer: Cosori Dual Blaze Air Fryer
12. Best compact air fryer: Ninja Max XL
13. Best air fryer for small households: Paris Rhone Air Fryer
14. Other options
15. How we tested air fryers
16. Meet our expert testers
17. How to choose an air fryer
18. FAQs

Air fryers are the hot topic of any kitchen conversation and they’re only getting hotter. These speedy, compact machines started off as excellent options for crispy chips. Now, they can handle everything from whole pizzas to full turkeys: even the smallest, most basic models offer bake, broil, and dehydration functions, often finished in minutes. The latest and greatest models offer flexible drawers, different doors, and countless cooking options. 

With never-ending innovations in the air fryer industry, we’ve decided to dedicate a team to covering all things air fryers. Our experts have tested well over 30 different air fryers in the process of crafting this guide, but we only think 12 are worth buying. 

These are the best of the best. We have ceramic and stainless steel options, easy non-stick designs, and ones which double up as toaster ovens too. Our list covers every shape, size, and style you can think of. We’ve also put some air frying giants head-to-head, so that you know exactly which model can cater to your needs. 

If you need to find the fast way to any foodie's heart, look no further than this list. Here are the fastest, best, most user-friendly models on the market.

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