Air Fryer Buying Guide

An air fryer is a must for any modern kitchen, delivering fast and crispy food without the need for oil, at the touch of a button. With handy features such as pre-set cook modes for easy dinners, digital controls for precision cooking, and dual drawers to make multiple dishes at once, there’s an air fryer for every kitchen, lifestyle and budget.

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Which Air Fryer Is Right For You?

Whether you want a standalone benchtop air fryer for easy midweek meals, a versatile multi-function model that does much more than just air-frying, or an oven with a built-in air fryer for bigger batches, this buying guide has everything you need to know to find the ideal air fryer for your needs.

Benchtop Air Fryer

Like a mini oven for your benchtop, standalone air fryers circulate hot, dry air that cooks from all angles to produce crispy, crunchy, evenly-cooked food fast.

Multi-Function Air Fryer

Multi-function air fryers do more than just one job. They can also roast, grill, bake, dehydrate and even steam and slow-cook food to offer extra versatility in the kitchen.

Air Fryer Oven

For those who want to enjoy crispy, air-fried flavours in bigger quantities, air-fry cooking functionality is also available in selected benchtop ovens, toaster ovens, convection microwaves and electric ovens.

Air Fryer Technology Glossary

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Adjustable temperature

Many air fryers give you the option to cook using pre-set programs, or a manual temperature dial with an adjustable temperature range for precision frying.

Air Fryer Basket

A pull-out perforated basket or drawer that allows hot air to circulate around food on all sides.


Some air fryer models beep when cooking is finished or it’s time to shake the basket to ensure even, crispy cooking.


Some air fryers come with additional features such as dehydration, allowing for more versatile cooking options – think beef jerky or dried fruit.


Some single-drawer air fryers come with a divider, so you can create two cooking zones when needed to prepare multiple dishes at once.

Dual Zone

An air fryer with two self-contained drawers with separate heating elements and fans, allowing for different temperatures and cooking times in each.

Grill Plate

Some people like to use a grill plate accessory inside their air fryer when cooking to enjoy classic grill marks on their food.


Some air fryers with dual zones have a match (or “copy”) function that lets you use the same cooking setting in both zones.


Pre-set functions allow you to cook various dishes without needing to know the exact cooking specifications – a big advantage for those new to air-frying.

Smart Air Fryer

Some advanced air fryers are now Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled, so you can control them with your voice or phone and access recipes.


The Sync setting on a dual-zone model ensures both sides finish cooking at the same time.


Many air fryers come with digital timers that count down the remaining cooking time.

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“Air fryers are a staple in busy kitchens because they can turn out crispy, golden food in a flash, without all the oil; and they are great for everyone from hungry teens wanting an afternoon snack to frequent entertainers wanting the option of an extra oven.”
Tracey Ellis, The Good Guys Buyer – Portable Appliances

Finding Your Perfect-Fit Air Fryer

Now you know about all the different types of air fryers, it’s time to find the best air-frying appliance for your tastes. Here are some tips and advice to help you find your perfect size and match.

What Air Fryer Should I Get?

The answers depend on how often you’ll be using your air fryer, what type of food you want to make in it, and the size of your kitchen and household.

Benefits Of An Air Fryer

Speedy, convenient, affordable – and simple to use – air fryers let us enjoy healthier versions of our favourite fried foods, with much less oil. Plus, their easy-clean design makes tackling meal mess a breeze.

What Can I Cook In An Air Fryer?

Air fryers are ideal for roasting, baking and frying foods because of the dry heat these cooking styles require. They’re particularly perfect for frozen foods and those that are meant to be deep-fried.

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Isabel's Customer Review

This product works very well, it warms/cooks food very quickly. Heats pizza in 4-5 minutes, cooks frozen food in less than 15 minutes.

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Glenn's Customer Review

Love love love it don't know how I ever cooked anything before I got this little gem in my kitchen. Perfect for steaks or chicken. Just place food inside set timer and walk away. Then come back and enjoy fab food.

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I love it. Saves me time, cooks things beautifully and I wish Id bought it sooner. Im buying it for my family and friends now.

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Tim's Customer Review

Fantastic from chiko rolls to roast chicken so easy to use and a healthier option.

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