The Best Air Fryer

Last updated on November 30, 2018

We looked at the top 11 Air Fryers and dug through the reviews from 33 of the most popular review sites including Gizmodo, Healthy But Smart, Top Ten Reviews, CNET, The Spruce Eats, New York Times Wirecutter, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, BestReviews and more. The result is a ranking of the best Air Fryers.

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We looked at the top 11 Air Fryers and dug through the reviews from 33 of the most popular review sites including Gizmodo, Healthy But Smart, Top Ten Reviews, CNET, The Spruce Eats, New York Times Wirecutter, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, BestReviews and more. The result is a ranking of the best of the best Air Fryers.

The Top Air Fryers

Our Take
Experts Included
Pros
Cons
  The Best Overall

Philips

Avance Digital Turbostar

Overall Take

Experts Included
Consumer Reports, New York Times Wirecutter, CNET. Along with user reviews from Amazon and Target.
Pros
"When filled to capacity, the exorbitantly priced Philips HD9641/96 was able to cook food more evenly than the other models we tested."
Cons
"This air fryer is on the noisier side, and cleaning the nooks of the basket can be a chore, although the rest of the fryer cleans up easily."

NuWave

Brio

Overall Take

Experts Included
Top Ten Reviews, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, Healthy But Smart and 2 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Pros
"Easy to use and clean, for many people, this air fryer is easy to use and easy to clean once the fun of cooking is over."

Philips

Avance XL

Overall Take

Experts Included
New York Times Wirecutter, Top Ten Reviews and 5 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon.
Pros
"Performed similar to the Philips HD9641/96 Airfryer in our tests."
Cons
"This air fryer was a pain to clean. The wire basket needed to be soaked and scrubbed, and it was not fun."
  The Best Value

GoWISE USA

GW22638

Overall Take

Experts Included
BestReviews, New York Times Wirecutter and 1 more. Along with user reviews from Home Depot.
Pros
"Cooks food fast. Features several convinient preset modes. Rapid Air Circulation technology is great for low-fat cooking."
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Expert Reviews & Ratings Included

Expert review and analysis from some of the most respected sources including: Gizmodo, Healthy But Smart, Top Ten Reviews, CNET, The Spruce Eats, New York Times Wirecutter, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping and BestReviews.

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User Opinions Analyzed

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The Best Overall

Philips HD9641/96

Expert Summarized Score
7.7
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
545 user reviews
The DWYM Consensus

What experts liked
The most expensive of the tested models, the Philips TurboStar has a capacity of 3.1 quarts, which puts it in the middle of the pack in terms of size. Use the handy knob to set the cooking time and temperature. The electronic controls are fairly easy to use and read,...
- Consumer Reports
When filled to capacity, the exorbitantly priced Philips HD9641/96 was able to cook food more evenly than the other models we tested.
- New York Times Wirecutter
July 6, 2017 | Full review
The Philips Airfryer Avance Collection works well when you want to heat frozen convenience foods like mozzarella sticks or pizza rolls. It's also easy to use.
- CNET
What experts didn't like
This air fryer is on the noisier side, and cleaning the nooks of the basket can be a chore, although the rest of the fryer cleans up easily.
- Consumer Reports
Cooking results ranged from acceptable to mediocre. When we cooked 28 ounces of frozen french fries at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the Philips HD9641/96 for 25 minutes, most turned out evenly cooked, but a handful of fries were still underdone.
- New York Times Wirecutter
July 6, 2017 | Full review
The air fryer wasn't any better than an oven when it came to cooking fresh foods like homemade french fries or chicken wings. The air fryer costs nearly $300 when it's not on sale, which is way too much money when you consider its limited capabilities and its mediocre performance.
- CNET

The Best Bang For Your Buck

GoWISE USA GW22638

Expert Summarized Score
6.4
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
161 user reviews
The DWYM Consensus

What experts liked
Cooks food fast. Features several convinient preset modes. Rapid Air Circulation technology is great for low-fat cooking.
- BestReviews
It is easy to use due to the digital interface. The removable parts are dishwasher safe and can be cleaned easily. It is safe to use due to the automatic timer. The temperature control gives it flexibility. It has a volume of 3.7qt, mid-range, not too...
- Best Air Fryer Hub
What experts didn't like
Lacks some of the belss and whistles of the Phillips, but most of the essentials are there.
- BestReviews
Turned out badly burned on top and undercooked on the bottom. Also, when you reinsert the basket, the air fryer slides across the counter, because it doesn’t have enough weight or grip to stay in place.
- New York Times Wirecutter
We tried our best to find out the flaws in this air fryer, it is almost flawless. Of our findings, the only thing that seems to be an issue is pricing. It is a bit expensive, but this is normal when you also consider the functionality of the...
- Best Air Fryer Hub

Overall Product Rankings

1. Philips HD9641/96
Overall Score: 8.5
Reviews Included: 6

2. NuWave Brio
Overall Score: 8.3
Reviews Included: 8

3. Philips HD9240/94
Overall Score: 7.7
Reviews Included: 9

4. Kalorik FT 42139
Overall Score: 7.6
Reviews Included: 6

5. GoWISE USA GW22638
Overall Score: 7.6
Reviews Included: 4

6. KRUPS AJ1000US
Overall Score: 7.2
Reviews Included: 5

7. T-fal ActiFry
Overall Score: 6.9
Reviews Included: 8

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