We Tested the Best Air Fryers That Make Cooking Easier

Air fryers have gained popularity for producing crispy, evenly browned "fried" foods without the use of an actual deep fryer. They work by circulating hot air around food, similarly to a convection oven, and eliminate the need for much, if any, cooking oil, resulting in grocery savings and less cleanup.

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We Tested the Best Air Fryers That Make Cooking Easier

After extensive testing, the overall winner is the Philips Premium Airfryer XXL HD9650 for its high-level performance, user-friendly controls, and ease of cleanup. If you're looking for a budget option, a good choice is the Chefman 3.7-Quart TurboFry Air Fryer, which not only was quiet and compact but also easy to use.

Many air fryers are programmed with multiple cooking functions and can double as a toaster oven, convection oven, warmer, rotisserie, indoor grill, and more. With so many options on the market, it can be tough to choose the one that's right for you, so we tested the top-rated air fryers in our Lab and compared them side by side. We also sent several models to our experienced at-home product testers to gather more insights straight from real-life kitchens.

We cooked French fries, chicken wings, and more, and tested out each appliance's special features and additional functions beyond air frying. Each air fryer was rated on its ease of use, performance, versatility, ease of cleaning, and overall value.

Here, the best air fryers, based on our extensive testing insights.