The ever-growing appeal behind an air fryer is understandable now more than ever. With its ability to cook food in a faster and healthier way (compared to using a traditional oven), this appliance was already fast becoming a kitchen staple. However, as a cost of living crisis continues to remain prevalent on both sides of the Atlantic, people are turning to air fryers for their budget-friendly qualities, too.
Despite their similarities, no two appliances are the same – and so finding the best air fryer for you and your needs is key. However, once you know the type of appliance you would like, the question of where to find an air fryer in stock remains.
As we approach Thanksgiving and Christmas, we predict air fryer sales will only continue to rise, so if you're keen to pick one up, no time is greater than the present.
Where to find an air fryer in stock
This is where to find some of the best air fryers in stock around the US – to help you save money at home and enjoy flavor-full food quickly (once you have invested, you can read up on what to cook in an air fryer, too)
- Amazon air fryers in stock (opens in new tab)
- Walmart Black Friday air fryers in stock (opens in new tab)
- Target Black Friday air fryers in stock (opens in new tab)
- Home Depot air fryers in stock (opens in new tab)
- Bed Bath and Beyond air fryers in stock (opens in new tab)
The Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer (opens in new tab) is officially H&G's top-rated air fryer, so naturally, it's a failsafe place to begin. This single-drawer fryer features Instant's latest 'ClearCook technology' – meaning you can look inside the air fryer as it cooks. It also had an 'OdorErase' feature that we tried and tested in our Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer review, and we found it really works. The feature removed strong smells (including bacon), and the results were delicious – what's not to love?
The Ninja Air Fryer XL (opens in new tab) is our top pick for an air fryer with two drawers, but its qualities go beyond its family-friendly size. This appliance has six modes: air broil, air fry, roast, reheat, dehydrate and bake – all of which are great for making healthy food that doesn't lack in taste or texture. Similarly, the super-fast airflow encourages even heating and crisping, and its easy-to-clean 2-layer nonstick-coated basket makes aftercare simple.
The Ninja Foodi Programmable 10-in-1 (opens in new tab) is about as impressive as the name suggests, boasting ten programmable functions, including a dehydrate, broil, and bake and roast feature. It's also even more than an air fryer – and doubles as a pressure cooker in the same pot. The fryer is certain to produce some of your culinary favorites without any guilt, as it uses up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods.
The CRUX Artisan Series Air Fryer (opens in new tab) is the best choice for those with a more compact kitchen. Though, despite its smaller size, this appliance is no less mighty. It has six simple cooking functions, so you can air fry, roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate quickly and easily. Plus, its high-performance circular heat technology requires almost no oil for tasty success. So, you can rest easy knowing your food is prepared in the cleanest way possible.
The Philips Essential Digital Airfryer (opens in new tab) may not be the first air fryer you consider, but we suggest it's well in the running as one of the best in the market. Its distinct 'starfish' design at the bottom of the basket is effective in maximizing air circulation to allow your food to cook more evenly. We also love the Philips Essential Air Fryer XL for its liftable cooking insert, which is attached to the air fryer basket. This allows any fat to sit at the bottom of the drawer instead of on your plate.
The Instant Pot Pro Crisp (opens in new tab) has an impressive 13-in-one functionality: acting as an air fryer, pressure cooker, slow cooker, and steamer, to name but a few of its abilities. Alongside its versatility, we also love the Instant Pot Pro Crisp for its durability and reliability – seen through its protective inner stainless steel cover that keeps the air frying heating unit clean during pressure cooking.
What is the cheapest but best air fryer?
The Cosori Pro Smart Air Fryer (opens in new tab) is the best value air fryer, according to our dedicated review. This appliance is great if you're looking for the quality of some of the most famous air fryers on the market but without a sizable investment, and our head of reviews loved it.
The Cosori Pro Smart Air Fryer has 13 cooking presets to make it easy to experiment with the benefits of air frying. There is also a keep-warm setting that switches on once your food is finished cooking, so you can eat at a time that is most convenient for you.
Which air fryers are most reliable?
In H&G's review, we discovered that the Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer (opens in new tab) is the best (and more reliable) appliance you can buy. This air fryer is particularly perfect for families, and it will easily cook for 5 or 6 people, which is great if you're looking to hold a dinner party without worry. With Black Friday on the horizon, now is the perfect time to make the investment.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbein