Inadvertently filling up space in your kitchen with kitchen equipment/tools can be easy to do when you have a small-sized kitchen. However, there is certain equipment that you should consider adding to your kitchen regardless of your arrangement.
One of them is an air fryer. Although air fryers are similar to deep fryers, in that they can roast or fry foods, air fryers deliver crispy and evenly cooked food with far less oil than their deep-fryer counterpart. In addition many modern air fryers offer additional functionality such as toasting or dehydrating which could actually save you space in that they perform the functions of multiple other tools.
In this article, we have put together a list of 2022’s top 5 air fryers suitable for small-sized kitchens. Read on in order to get to know the best air fryers for your small kitchen.
First on our list is the Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Air fryer. With a 6-quart capacity, this fryer can easily handle a 4-pound chicken or a 2-pound bag of fries. This makes it a perfect choice for growing families. Its 4-in-1 feature, allows you to air-fry, roast, bake and reheat your food in seconds. Combined with its quick preheating function, this fryer offers versatility as well as speed.
Its even-crisp technology ensures that your meal is delivered crunchy, tender, and well-cooked with 95% less oil. This means no oily mess after use, less cholesterol, and healthier food choices. Its non-stick dish-washer safe air fry tray and basket makes cleanup easy and leaves your air fryer looking as good as new after each use.
The Instant Vortex air fryer has a friendly touch-screen user interface that allows you to customize your desired cooking temperature and displays each cooking stage. With the touch of just one button, you can have your favorite meal cooked just as you like it. It also includes safety features like overheat protection and auto-off to keep your food from overcooking and burning.
With its affordable price, amazing functionalities, and sleek-looking exterior, we are certain that this air-fryer would make a good addition to your kitchen counter.
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Another favorite of ours is the portable Black+DECKER HF110SBD. This portable air fryer offers a 2L Capacity, which easily handles about 2-4 servings of your best dish. This air fryer is well-loved for its easy-cleanup feature thanks to its non-stick cooking surfaces and basket which is dishwasher safe. It features a basket separator that allows you to cook two different meals at once without getting the flavors mixed up. Thanks to its variable temperature control which ranges from 175 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, you can easily find the best temperature that will cook meals to your desired taste. With the Black Decker HF110SBD, daily enjoy favorite fried meals without the guilt of consuming cholesterol thanks to its ability to add the crispy fried-like texture with little to no oil.
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The Ninja AF161 Max XL is a 5.5-quart capacity air fryer that has warmed its way into the heart of many thanks to its amazing features. With its 5.5 quart capacity, this air fryer can handle up to 3Ibs of fries or chicken wings which makes it a perfect choice for cooking meals for a small gathering of 4 – 6 people. In addition to its easy-to-use features, this air fryer features seven one-touch cooking programs ranging from max crisp, air roast, stir fry, air broil, bake, dehydrate and reheat. With these different cooking settings, the Ninja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer allows you to easily achieve several different cooking results with your meal.
Its basket and the crisper plate are dishwasher friendly and thanks to its variable temperature setting which has a range of 105 degrees to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, the Ninja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer, delivers the needed hot air to give your favorite fried food the crispy, fried-like results we all know and love. It is able to do this with 75% less oil than a typical deep-fryer which means less cholesterol and a healthier diet.
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Next up is the lightweight Chefman TurboFry. One thing that stands out with this air fryer is its affordability, portability, and effectiveness. With the Chefman TurboFry, heathy frying becomes a reality. With an adjustable temperature range of 200 degrees to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, this air fryer allows you to cook your favorite fried meals with as much as 80% less oil.
Though it features a relatively small 3.6-quart capacity its flat basket design helps increase its capacity by as much as 40%! Thanks to its compact size, you can easily find room for this fryer in your kitchen or even take it along on road trips. Its non-stick basket prevents foods from sticking and makes cleaning easy!
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Last but not least is the Instant Pot Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air fryer. As the name implies, this air fryer offers six one-touch cooking options ranging from broil to bake, reheat, air fry, dehydrate, and roast.
The air fryer has a four-portion capacity and offers adjustable temperature and time settings which delivers evenly-cooked meals to you with up to 90% less oil. Like other air-fryers listed above, it is easy to clean thanks to its non-stick air fry basket and use of dishwasher safe materials. It also features safety settings which include auto-off and overcooking protection.
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Purchase Criteria for Air Fryers
1. Space Constraints – give careful consideration to your space and how you envision using and storing your new air fryer. Are you going to keep it on your countertop? Plan to store it in a cabinet or pantry when not in use? Think hard about what space and storage options you have available so you do not purchase an air fryer that is larger than the available space or too heavy to easily move around your kitchen.
2. Functionality – As air fryers differ in their features, it is important to consider the functions you deem important before making a purchase. Also think about what appliances you already own. For instance – if you have (and use!) a food dehydrator, consider replacing that with an air fryer that provides this feature, and free yourself of the extra appliance. Or if you like your current dehydrator – this feature becomes far less important in your Air Fryer purchasing decision.
3. Budget – How much are you willing to spend? Remember while spending less on an air fryer initially may be appealing, carefully read reviews and determine if the air fryer you are considering will stand the test of time. Like many things all air fryers are not created equal and you could end up spending more money in the long run if you have to replace your air fryer due to poor craftsmanship.