The Best Air Fryers Consumer Reports 2023

The Best Air Fryers Consumer Reports 2023

Best Air Fryers 2023

1. Chefman Digital Air Fryer (3.6 Quart)​

Chefman Digital 3.5 Quart Touch Screen Air Fryer Oven w/ Space Saving Flat Basket, Healthy Oil-Free Airfryer w/ 60 Minute Timer & Auto Shutoff, Dishwasher Safe Parts, BPA-Free, Black

The Chefman digital 3.6 qt air fryer is a nice budget option for those not looking to spend the big bucks for a great quality product like the Philips HD9641/96.

This air fryer includes many of the usual features that the more expensive air fryers include such as simple digital touch controls, a flat basket for extra space, auto shutoff, and dishwasher safe parts.

With its 3.6 qt flat basket you will be able to cook for two people but not much more than that.

The Chefman digital will look great on your countertops with a slick design and glossy finish made from BPA-free materials.

This air fryer is perfect for a couple looking for a budget air fryer.

What We Like

  • Dishwasher safe and easy to clean
  • Has Auto shut-off
  • Flat basket for more space compared to round baskets
  • BPA-free
  • Digital touch controls

What We Don’t Like

  • You can’t adjust the timer during cooking, you will need to stop the cooking process first and then change it
  • Some people have trouble with inserting the basket in the air fryer and need to try multiple times to get the machine to recognize the basket is connected
  • Not the best quality but makes sense for the price

2. BELLA 14734 Stainless Steel Air Fryer (5.3 Quart)

BELLA (14734) Touchscreen Air Fryer, 5.3 Quart, Stainless Steel

The BELLA 14734 air fryer is a good addition to your kitchen.

With its stainless steel design, easy to use interface and its digital touchscreen, you can be sure it won’t be an eyesore on your kitchen counter.

You can air fry, grill, roast and bake, and it has 8 digital preset menu options to make your life easier, including:

  • French fry
  • Roast
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Fish
  • Cheese melt
  • Bacon

BELLA 14734 has a capacity of 5.3 qt which will allow you to cook your favorite meals – up to 4.4 pounds of fried chicken, grilled steak, onion rings, and even bread.

With its nonstick coating and dishwasher safe parts, cleanup is a breeze.

This air fryer includes an easy check function which pauses cooking so you can check your meal at any time and shake the food around for the best crispiness quality.

BELLA 14734 will automatically shut off after 60 minutes just in case you forget to turn it off.

What We Like

  • Digital touch screen
  • Easy to clean
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Square shaped basket
  • Easy check function that pauses when you pull the basket out mid cook
  • Simple, digital interface
  • 8 Presets
  • BPA-free and PFOA-free

What We Don’t Like

  • Shallow basket so it can’t cook something like a whole chicken
  • Loud
  • Power hungry compared to other air fryers

3. Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer (10 Quart)

Instant Vortex Plus 10 Quart Air Fryer, Rotisserie and Convection Oven, Air Fry, Roast, Bake, Dehydrate and Warm, 1500W, Stainless Steel and Black

The Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 air fryer, coming in at 10 qts, is the largest capacity air fryer on this list and designed more like a toaster oven despite being marketed as an air fryer.

The perks of owning this air fryer toaster oven is the accessories included include a baking tray as well as an air fry basket, and a rotisserie spit and forks.

The rotating basket allows you to tumble-fry foods and acts as an auto shake function for the best crispiness.

The rotisserie spit can hold up to a 4 pound chicken, but the Instant Vortex Plus can cook larger chickens if you place them on the baking tray.

You can fit multiple trays in this air fryer at the same time

Like other air fryers on this list, the tray, basket, rotisserie spit and forks are safe to clean in the dishwasher. It also includes a drip tray to ease cleaning the machine.

The door is removable to make cleaning even easier.

The Instant Vortex Plus has overheat protection.

The smart programs for each cooking mode saves your last used time and temperature for each mode.

All-in-all this is a pretty good air fryer and multi-cooker however the Instant Pot Duo Crisp is better by a long shot.

  • Air fry
  • Rotisserie
  • Roast
  • Broil
  • Bake
  • Reheat
  • Dehydrate

What We Like

  • Large capacity
  • Many accessories included
  • Rotisserie style cooking available
  • Has air fry basket and trays
  • Very easy to clean, dishwasher safe
  • Overheat protection

What We Don’t Like

  • When using both shelves, the bottom shelf doesn’t cook as well as the top shelf
  • Takes up a lot of space on the countertop
  • Loud
  • Doesn’t come close to the Instant Pot Duo Crisp
  • Air fry basket and rotisserie accessories get very hot which can be problematic when removing them from the machine

4. Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer (6 Quart)

Instant Vortex 6 Quart Air Fryer, Customizable Smart Cooking Programs, Digital Touchscreen and Large Non-Stick Air Fryer Basket, Black

The Instant Vortex 4-in-1 air fryer would be a nice addition to your kitchen.

Its 6 quart capacity allows can handle a 2 pound bag of fries or a 4 pound chicken.

You get 4 cooking features which includes:

  • Air frying
  • Roasting
  • Baking
  • Reheating

The easy to use, intuitive controls include one-touch preset programs for each type of cooking method.

Its stylish look and black heat-resistant exterior works well with any kitchen.

What We Like

  • Digital touch screen for the smart programs
  • Basket is more flat compared to other air fryers
  • ETL certified
  • Dual time and temperature displays

What We Don’t Like

  • No recipe book included
  • Basket is not as deep as other air fryers

5. GoWise GW22731 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer (5.8 Quart)

GoWISE USA 1700-Watt 5.8-QT 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer with Recipe Book, Black

The GoWise GW22731 8-in-1 digital air fryer includes a full digital display and includes 8 built-in smart presets which includes:

  • Fries/chips
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Shrimp
  • Cake
  • Fish
  • Pizza

Sporting cool-touch housing and handle makes checking on your food mid-cycle a breeze.

The GoWise GW22731 allows you to pause cooking and readjust the time and temperature during the cooking cycle.

It also has an alarm function that can be set in 5, 10, or 15 minute increments.

The 5.8 qt size allows you to cook for your family of four, possibly more so nobody misses out on your delicious food.

The nonstick coating is FDA certified and PFOA-free.

Included is a recipe book of 50 air fryer recipes that have been tested.

What We Like

  • Can change the time and temperature during the cook cycle
  • Shake alarm that reminds you to shake your food in 5, 10, and 15 minute increments for best results and to take the guesswork out of
  • cooking
  • Nonstick coated basket
  • FDA certified and PFOA-free
  • Touchscreen menu

What We Don’t Like

  • Temperature changes in 10 F increments
  • Timer only goes up to 30 mins while the most air fryers allow 60 minutes

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