Best Air Fryers To Buy For Healthy Snacking
Philips Viva Collection HD9220 Air Fryer
Compact looking, this one's known for using Rapid Air technology, which helps cook your food thoroughly, using very little oil and emits less fried-oil smell. The drawer and food container it comes with are also dishwasher safe. Best suited for grilling and frying, you can use this to make pakodas, fish fingers, fries and more. The temperature control button and the timer option also make it easy to use. The only drawbacks are that it doesn't come with a separator (allows cooking two separate foods together), and the cooking capacity is only 800 grams.
Kenstar Oxy Fryer
This one is slightly more reasonable and comes with a cooking capacity of 1.2 litres. In addition to temperature control, the timer comes with an auto shut-off option that cuts off power immediately once the clock hits 00:00. The fryer also comes with a handle to hold when cooking. You can use this for grilling, roasting and baking. However, there is no space for a separator here. It's also rated 4.4/5 on Amazon on the basis of 500 reviews!
Discounted Price: INR 4,860
Havells Prolife Digi 1230-Watt Air Fryer
This one looks pretty aesthetic with a touch LCD panel with which you can control the settings like the timer (comes with auto shut-off) and temperature. Like Philips, this, too, comes with an in-built air filter that reduces the typical frying odour. However, it's cooking capacity is only about 2.5 litres, even though they claim it's 4 litres (because they're considering the size of the cooking tray and the pan underneath, but that doesn't count.) You can use this for frying, grilling, roasting and baking.
Discounted Price: INR 6,999
American Micronic 3.5 Litre Air Fryer
From fries and fruit cakes to chicken tikka, you can make all of these using this fryer. The design is great, pricing affordable with basic features like temperature control and timer with an auto shut-off option. Its cooking capacity of 3.5 litres is its biggest highlight. However, there is no space for a food separator.
Discounted Price: INR 6,465
SToK Air Fryer 2.6 Litre 1350 Watt
The most budget-friendly air fryer on the list, this one comes with 2.6 litre capacity and an extra stainless steel grill so that you can fry more quantity in a batch. You can use this for grilling, frying and roasting, and it's as fast as Philips and Havells when it comes to frying (about eight to 10 minutes). While you get a year's warranty for this one, the only drawback here is that finding an authorised service centre is difficult unless you live in Delhi.
Discounted Price: INR 3,299
NutriBullet NUTRICOOK AirFryer2
Crafted with a sleek design, this air fryer from Nutricook by Nutribullet is a great choice. It's black with a sleek design and looks elegant. One pro is that this air fryer comes with a one year warranty provided by the manufacturer from the date of purchase. We like that it has SmartTemp technology, which automatically adjusts the temperature to make everything super crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This air fryer has 10 one-touch presets so that we get perfectly cooked food always. The capacity is 5.5 litres, making it a must-have. The only thing that stands out is the Shake reminder, which lets you know when to shake the contents for an even fry.
Discounted Price: INR 8,999
Wonderchef Prato Air Fryer
Wonderchef is a popular brand, and this oven cum air dryer cum griller cum everything is a fab choice. It does everything—baking and roasting to healthy air-frying— and still manages to fit in compact spaces with ease. You can cook a meal for your entire family, thanks to its capacity of 23 litres. The temperature dials up to a maximum of 230 degrees Celsius, the oven is 1400 watts and Air Fryer 1700 watts. The automatic shut-off function and indicator bell let you know when your food is ready.
Price: INR 10,640
Balzano Air Fryer Blue
The reason we picked this one up is that both the fry basket and fry pot are dishwasher friendly! With a 5.5 litre capacity, the Balzano air fryer is equipped with an accurate temperature controller. The touch screen and knob combination make it easy to operate. We like the colour blue for those who take their love for aesthetic home decor to the kitchen as well. It claims to reduce 95% oil compared to traditional frying methods and most reviews agree.
Discounted Price: INR 6,990
Pigeon Healthifry Digital Air Fryer
This Pigeon air fryer allows you to cook a wide range of dishes, including meat, pastries and potato chips, using just a spoonful of oil, as it has 360 degree high-speed air circulation technology to create the same crispiness as traditional frying methods. And with a powerful 1200 watt heating element, this air fryer heats up quickly and cooks food evenly and efficiently. Plus, its 4.2-litre capacity and non-stick food basket make it easy to prepare large batches of tasty treats without the hassle of constantly refilling or scrubbing stuck-on food.
Discounted Price: INR 5,399
Kent Hot Air Fryer 16033
This Kent Air Fryer is a bestseller on Nykaa. With the ability to use up to 80 per cent less oil, you can indulge in all your favourite fried treats without regrets. It allows you to cook up to 1.4 kilograms per batch, making it perfect for small families. Plus, with eight preset menu options, it's easier than ever to prepare a wide range of snacks quickly and efficiently.
Discounted Price: INR 6,000