If you tend to regularly eat fried foods, baked goods, or simply love to make a batch of cooking in advance, then you got to have air fryers as part of your cooking gadgets. And while we’re at it, why not take a step further by considering a large size air fryer for the kitchen? Trust me, this beauty will be your best investment ever as it’ll save you, not only your time but also the money spent on buying cooking oils to fry foods as well. Still not sure? Hear me out and read the reviews right here.
Why Large Air Fryers Are So Appealing?
For a start, large air fryers mean more food that you can cook in one go, saving you a lot of time. This can be a beneficial feature if you have a large family (four members and up) and/or if you frequently cook food in batches so the whole routine will be a lot easier.
And from our point of view, a large sized air fryer is better than small ones as the former not will only do the frying, but also a number of cooking methods as well. Large air fryers can easily replace other kitchen appliances such as toaster, oven, bread maker (that also includes other tools such as racks, rotating spits, rotisserie forks to name a few) that will wonderfully free up counter spaces and shelves for other items that you really use.
What to Consider When Buying a Large Size Air Fryer
Okay, before we get swoon with large air fryers, you need to consider these tips as a guideline, in finding which model works well for your needs.
Its always a good idea to consider brand names when buying kitchen appliances as we can minimize a few potential problems as much as possible, for peace of mind. Top brand names have established long-time history and track record, as well as the appliances, will have a better tech at a reasonable price, compared with other brands at the same range.
Gauge the air fryer’s feature that is suitable for your needs based on the type of cooking methods that you used to do on a regular basis, plus additional cooking methods if any. For example, if you regularly fry and grill poultry, as well as deep fry fries and frankfurters, you might need to consider air fryers that have suitable features for such cooking methods, as opposed to features such as roasting and baking that you don’t usually do.
And don’t forget: compare the output power of your kitchen (where you plan to put the air fryer) and be doubly sure that it can support the particular model that you’ll be buying.
So, without further ado, let’s look at the air fryers we reviewed right here.
Large Air Fryer; Which One Is Best For Your Kitchen?
1. Big Boss Oil-less Air Fryer, 16 Quart, 1300W, Easy Operation with Built-in Timer
The sleek-looking Big Boss Oil-less Air Fryer looks like mighty fine fryer that assures us everything is in good hands. And it does; it cooks as an oven should. We tested it out and seem like this model works well as it should; being reasonably priced did not affect the performance when it comes to cooking.
We love that this air fryer can cook multiple foods in one go (one reviewer even say that this model can thaw and cook frozen food directly) and it’s very simple to use. You just put the lid on the big bowl, tap away the controls (you can refer the booklet included for guidance) and see the magic happens through the bowl.
Cleaning up is a breeze; being a large glass bowl, you can practically see everything and able to clean it up spotless, unlike regular ovens where fiding the last crumb can be a pain. The downside is the lid though, as that’s where the bulb is the most you can do is to wipe down with mild soapy water to avoid affecting the bulb.
Keep in mind that this air fryer is quite bulky; you need to make the space to put this gem but since this fryer can pretty much do other cooking methods, you might toss out other appliances that take up space.
The downside that we found from this model is there’s a chance that the fan won’t work (notably, other reviewers mentioned that theirs stopped working eventually) that prevents the heat from circulating inside the fryer thoroughly, making them useless.
Plus, built-in halogen lightbulb in the fryer also stops working (what we suspect is not compatible with the power used in the air fryer) that makes the whole cooking routine a hassle. We’ve yet to know if the warranty covers this issue as well but reading from other users seems like it won’t be a big help either.
2. COSORI Air Fryer(100 Recipes),5.8Qt Electric Hot Air Fryers XL Oven Oilless Cooker
One thing that we love about Cosori Air Fryer is their unique air crisp tech that gives us the same crisp and crunchy taste of fried foods, with 80% less fat. This model comes with a built-in touch screen with 11 pre-set cooking modes that make your whole cooking routine a breeze, plus temperature adjustable to suit your specific cooking needs. Simply tap and go and wait until the cooking is done to enjoy the food.
As for safety feature, Cosori Air Fryer also comes with an auto shut off to prevent overheat and overcooked food which to us, a major point especially if you usually rush from one place to another, that you tend to forget that you’re actually cooking!
There’s also a non-removable non-stick coated drawer underneath with a food basket that is dishwasher safe, coupled with a button guard to prevent accidental detachment.
3. ChefWave 12.6 Quart Air Fryer and Dehydrator Large Capacity 1600W Oil Free Cooker
Okay, so this air fryer is looking kind of boxy but hear us out – this model is surely can be your best purchase yet, thanks to a number of handy features included in this model that we can safely assume a close competitor with GoWise USA model (reviewed below).
For a start, ChefWave air fryer comes with upgraded control panel dial and a digital touchscreen display that you can turn to adjust according to your cooking needs, with 16 preset cooking modes that you can use. Be it baking, grilling, roasting or perhaps dehydrate some foods, you can do a lot from this single appliance. Plus, this model is built with two different compartments, so you can cook different types of food in one go.
And we gotta say, as the particular model also comes with a number of add-ons such as baking cage, wire and skewer rack, mesh and frying basket, as well as a rotisserie fork to name a few, you can cook quite a number of dishes with using this appliance only, saving you a lot of time and kitchen space (not to mention this also means a major value to us as customers.
The downside that we noted is if there are no replacement parts for the air fryer, instead you need to purchase the whole lot of it again. That said, we tested it and out and reading through the reviews from other users that this air fryer works well as it should and it’s made to last. Should there’s any defect you can contact their customer service for a replacement as each purchase comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty.
4. Homgeek Air Fryer, 9.5Qt Large Capacity Electric Hot Air Fryers Healthy Power Air Fryer XXL Oven Oilless Cooker
The egg shape and LED control display of this air fryer is certainly eye-catching and we recommend this model as one of the lists for your consideration. Why? The air fryer comes with multiple features that we think spells a convenient cooking experience.
The air fryer comes with a clear LED display (with 7 preset cooking modes) that you can touch and set, plus with adjustable temperature and time set to suit your cooking needs. Not only for frying, but this air fryer can also grill, roast, baked and heat food conveniently for up to six people.
Overall built of this model is also sturdy in our opinion; the outer shell is hardwearing plastic that won’t get easily deformed and resistant to high temperatures.
Plus, the air fryer also comes with multiple safety features; a heat outlet to dissipate excess heat, safety release button to prevent accidental basket withdrawal, automatic turn off as soon as you removed the inner basket, as well as multiple rubber feet to prevent the fryer from toppling over.
The minor downside that we noticed is this model is relatively loud compared with other air fryers (what more with OMORC Air Fryer reviewed below) but honestly, it’s not as loud as the regular blender so we think this won’t be a major hindrance.
The sleek air fryer here also comes with a guide book and covered with a two-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.
5. OMORC Air Fryer(ME122), 6QT Hot Air Fryer (w/Cookbook), 1800W Fast Oven Cooker
At the moment, OMORC Air Fryer is top-rated in Amazon as the most sought after air fryer, and we can see the reason why. The air fryer boasts a quick, and user-friendly system that everyone from newbies to the experts can use this beauty effortlessly, not to mention it’s a large capacity air fryer that can cook for a family of five, which is a major consideration for anyone that cooks a lot (either for a big family, hosting a party or simply made batches of food in advance).
And we love the air fryer is quiet when it’s in use; it’s quieter compared to other air fryers that we reviewed right here. Although not a major point to consider, it makes a nice change to have an appliance that we plan to use regularly stays as quiet as possible.
6. Soing Air Fryer Oven XL 15 QT Family Size,8 in 1 Cooking Features
As this air fryer looks sturdy and tough, we test it out to see if it’s true. And it sure did make a decent purchase if you want an air fryer for a regular, home cooking use.
This model is built with eight preset cooking modes (grilling, roasting, and baking on top of frying) and with the large 15qt capacity you can cook a regular size poultry every single time!
What catches our eye is the large touchscreen control panel and you can manually control and adjust temperature and time to suit your cooking needs. Plus, there’s even a full 360o rotating feature that you can turn the food around for a thorough and even cooking (a convenient glass door/lid that you can see the cooking process at a glance).
The best part of Soing Air Fryer Oven is this model comes with a two-year warranty, longer compared with other models at one-year, which indirectly saying that this air fryer is made to last.
Comes with a cookbook, mesh rack, skewer rack, a rotating basket, chicken fork, grease tray (one unit each) that are all dishwasher safe for speedy cleanup. You can even request their customer service to get two extra mash racks for free if you need it.
Despite being a brand not as well-known as others, we think that Soing Air Fryer Oven is a good deal for purchase.
GoWISE USA 1700-Watt 5.8-QT 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer and 50 Recipes for your Air Fryer Book (Black)
GoWISE USA air fryer is all about offering a valuable purchase; the set comes not only the air fryer itself, but also with pans, skewers, inserts, and even a recipe book for a complete set for a wonderful cooking experience, and the performance for a decent home cooking.
The model comes with both manual and eight preset cooking modes (that’s practically the best of both worlds) that you can use depending on your cooking needs (this is a bonus for a seasoned cook), not to mention with the help of a cookbook (included in the set) will make an easy reference.
A minor inconvenience that you might want to consider is this model requires you to periodically shake the basket for an even and thorough cooking, as opposed with other air fryers that you can just leave it be. If this feature is not a big deal for you, rest assured that the air fryer will beep you to remind you when it’s the time to do the job. But hey, for a value buy like GoWISE USA air fryer, we think it’s not that inconvenient.