Hot air fryer is used as an alternative to deep frying as it is a much healthier way of cooking. You may have seen a number of advertisements about Hot Air Fryers and wonder –How exactly it works?’ and Does we get the same taste as deep frying? A hot air fryer uses Rapid Air Technology to cook many food items like fries, chips, fish, pastries etc. Hot air circulates through the container raising the temperature up to 200 C, to fry the food which is usually sprinkled with oil. The oil used is negligible compared to the amount used for deep frying. Air Fryer uses less than 80% of the oil which will be used to deep fry the same amount of food items. Although the basic working principle of Air fryers is the same all the Air Fryers doesn’t perform at the same level. Let’s take a look at the best Hot Air Fryers available in the market.
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A List of Top 10 Best Hot Air Fryer to buy in 2018
Black and Decker Air Fryer
Black and Decker is an American company which is famous for making kitchen appliances and tools. It is a device which provides a high performance at a really affordable price. The container is divided into two parts with the help of a divider. The mesh basket can be used to cook two portions of food at the same time.
It comes with a timer which can be set to a 60 minute period. It has two indicators which showing the ON/OFF status and when the preheat temperature is reached. It has a temperature range from 175 F to 400 F. It also comes with a warranty of 2 years.
Philips XL Airfryer, HD9240/94
Philips is a trusted brand when it comes to Kitchen accessories. This Philips Airfryer is one of the most popular Airfryer in the world with more than 4 million units sold. It has a large container with a 60-minute timer range with automatic on/off setting. It has a digital touch screen to control the timer and related settings. It has a smart pre-set button to help you quickly cook the same food.
It comes with a smart and compact design with a relatively new feature which saves you the trouble of flipping the food over while cooking. Although the performance of this Hot Air Fryer is really good, it has no auto shut down setting. When the time limit is reached, it just sounds a buzzer and will keep cooking until you manually switch it off. It is relatively easy to clean and if you have to cook a larger amount of food, you can purchase a mesh basket.
This is one of the best Airfryer you can get at such a low price. It has a modern and fresh design. A digital display helps you monitor the progress of your food. This model is very convenient to cook a larger amount of food which includes frying, reheating, baking, grilling etc. Although the end result is not as good as the pricier models but considering the low price of Vonshef 2.2L Airfryer, it can be considered good.
NuWave Brio Digital
This Hot Airfryer uses latest airflow technology, which guarantees uniform cooking of the food. Most of the fryer start from the top down which can lead to non-uniform cooking as the top portion get brown and cooked but the bottom part remains uncooked. With NuWave Brio Airfryer you don’t have to worry about that. This one uniformly circulates hot air all around which helps to get better food. It has a capacity of around 3 liters.
GoWISE 4th Generation Electric Air Fryer
This one uses a digital interface to make a better and user-friendly design. The Fryer has a really smart design with a detachable, non-sticky basket. It has a 30-minute timer, which lesser than standard models but it’s still enough for most of the food items. It has a sleek and trendy design. It comes with a recipe booklet to help cooking few basic food items.
Avalon Bay AirFryer
Avalon Bay presents us with a pretty stylish and handy design. This one provides you with the similar taste as compared to deep-fried food. It comes with few additional accessories which make the job easier. This model comes in two variants, Digital and Analog with a basic difference. Digital model comes with preset to cook common food items while Analog model is cheaper and need manual setting. The complete package including the accessories and solid cooking performance, make it a perfect Hot Airfryer to have in your kitchen.
Della Electric Air Fryer
It is an analog model which comes at a really low price. Considering the cooking performance, it can prove to be a really great deal. It has a list of temperature and time range for cooking basic food items. It also has a warm-up setting which is not seen in all models. It’s like a preheating setting to reach an optimum temperature before putting your food in. It is relatively smaller in size with a temperature and time range of 392 F and 30 minutes respectively. Overall, this is a very good choice.
Big Boss Air Fryer
This one is a family package. It comes with a big basket and a number of accessories which can be used to improve the cooking performance. This one has a relatively high power compared to other fryers as it uses halogen and infrared heat to cook the food. The infrared heat keeps the moisture out of the food and convection and halogen parts produce heat to cook the food. It has a relatively simple design but it can be a little harder to use as there is no digital display or control feature.
Air Fryer by Cozyna
This Airfryer comes in two different sizes with few basic differences, First one has 3.2 L capacity while the other one is larger with 5L capacity. It consists of a timer which has a range of 30 minutes and temperature ranging from 176 F to 392 F. Its frying performance is average but it does a pretty solid job. There is a booklet available with basic food recipes. It also has 2 year warranty period.
All the above Hot Air Fryers have certain specifications which make it a really important device to have in your kitchen. It is a healthier and better alternative to deep frying food. It will keep you healthier by keeping your fat intake in check. The taste will not be as good as deep fried food but it tastes quite good considering it’s really healthy.