The internet has been talking your ear off about air fryers for years, and maybe you’ve finally decided to perform your own hype test — but not at full price, of course.
Whether you settle on a basic basket design, one that doubles as a toaster oven, or one that can replace a handful of countertop appliances depends on a few things: counter space, how many people you’re cooking for, and how much you’ll realistically use functions outside of air frying. We’ve separated these air fryers and multicookers by category below.
Two dials to control temperature and cook time keep this air fryer nice and simple, but if you’ve been looking for a way to roast veggies, make fries at home, or make low-effort salmon without spending $80+ on a fancy appliance, this $20 Bella Pro is the way to go. Its size makes it ideal for one or two servings, and the dishwasher-safe basket and crisping tray makes dinner extra easy.
The biggest drawback of oven-style air fryers is the kitchen real estate they take up. The Ninja Foodi oven air fryer provides a solution with easy flip-up storage, all while having the capacity to bake a 13-inch pizza, toast a couple of bagels, and air fry whatever foods your heart desires.
The most recent version of the classic Ninja Foodi is much more than a physical glow-up (though if you’ve seen the bulky original cooker, you’ll know a chic Foodi is no small feat). The cooker now swaps out the dual lid design for one SmartLid that can pressure cook, air fry, steam, and more under one roof. This OL501 model can also proof dough, make yogurt, and sous vide.