People are becoming more aware of fitness and health, and have started doing a lot of things to stay fit like exercise, walking, yoga, running, etc. Apart from having a good exercise regime, there is an increased focus on what we eat.

Eating a lot of fried and oily food affects fitness and health even if you are doing exercise regularly. Eating all those extra calories also come in the way of losing weight and also impacts stamina.

If you want to improve fitness but you are a foodie and have the urge to eat something nice – having an Air Fryer at home is a must.

It will help you satiate those urges and will also help in avoiding impulsive eating behavior.

What is an Air Fryer?

An air fryer is a healthy alternative to cook fried food; In this device, you can heat or fry your food but with the help of Air or very little oil rather than deep-frying in oil.

This method cuts down the harmful health effect of eating deep-fried snacks. You eat fewer calories and less oil which is good for your heart and makes you healthy overall.

How does Air Fryer work?

The Air fryer comes with a heating element along with a fan that circulates the hot air coming from that element around the food converts the tiny amount of moisture into a mist and fries the food without the need for too much oil.

Using this method, over deep frying, saves time and is even easy to clean.

What Can You Cook in An Air Fryer?

You can make mouth-watering snacks in an air fryer. You can cook alot of non-veg and veg recipies in the Air Fryer, from making Aallu Tikkis, to Paneer Tikkas, Pakoda, Nuggets, Chips, Cris Vegies, Pizza, Kababs, Pork Chops, Rotisserie Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Fried Chicken, Doughnuts, Meatballs, French Fries, Samosa, fries, potato wedges.

Buzzfeed has a detailed article on 60 or more dishes that you can cook and there are several more Indian recipes that we can make in an Air Fryer.

How Much Time it takes to Cook?

Here are afew examples of how much time it will take to cook some of the dishes.

  • Fryums- 3-4 mins, shake after 2 mins at 160 degrees
  • Fish- 2 fishes at a time, 4 mins each side at 190 degrees
  • Chicken- 4-5 medium pieces, 8-9 mins each side at 190 degrees
  • Potato samosa- 4-5 samosa’s, 4mins each side at 200 degrees
  • Spring rolls- 4-5 rolls, 4 mins each side at 180-190 degrees

Note – Use a brush to apply little bit of oil for cooking and also use a soft brush for cleaning. Hard brushes can damage the coating on the inside of the pan.

Points to check before buying an air fryer

  1. The capacity of the container(Depending on the number of family members).
  2. Light indicators and alert alarm.
  3. Power consumption by fryer.
  4. Temperature control support.
  5. Adjustable timer facility.

I think you got the idea of what is an air fryer, how it works, and what are the points to remember before buying an air fryer.

After a lot of research and trying a couple of air fryers we have shortlisted the best ones.

These are Top 7 air fryers that are available online for purchase.

Let’s start with our first purifier, which is made by Inalsa (a well-known home appliances brand).

1. Inalsa Air Fryer Fry-Light

The Inalsa Air Fryer is one of the cheapest option in this list and is available for just Rs. 4619.

Inalsa Air Fryer can heat up in 2 to 3 minutes and cook food quickly than any conventional oven. It fulfills your instant craving, and you get the healthier food in less time.

The Air fryer comes with a decent capacity – 4.2 liters of cooking pan. It even has an automatic turn off features on the basket removal to make it more safe for the users.

Let’s have a look at some of the key specifications and features.

Inalsa Air Fryer Fry-Light

Specs-smartphones -iconKey Specification:

  • Capacity – 4.2 liters.
  • Power consumption – 1400 watts.
  • Quick-release button to detach pan from the fryer.
  • Ideal for 4-5 member family.
  • Adjustable timer and temperature.
  • has a light indicator for power and heating.
  • Used for – curries, sausages, and dessert also.
  • A safety mechanism is also present.
  • 2-year warranty.

Like iconPros:

  • Provide high capacity.
  • Affordable price.

Dislike iconCons:

  • Average Build Quality

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Glen Air Fryer 3044

Glenn makes some of the best Chimneys for kitchen and is a reliable brand. The Glen 3044 Air fryer is an intelligent rapid air fryer that can perform various functions like baking and grilling and roasting very conveniently by using little oil or no oil.

It comes with a 2.8-liters pan capacity with vapor steam for crispy food that offers up to 80% less fat as compared to conventional frying.

The Glen 3044 Air fryer is available on Amazon for Rs 4,870.

Glen Air fryer 3044

Specs-smartphones -iconKey Specification:

  • Capacity – 2.8 liters.
  • Watts – 1350
  • Offers 80% less fat than conventional frying.
  • Provide vapor steam for crisp frying.
  • Ideal for a 2-4 family members.
  • Adjustable timer up to 30 minutes.
  • Temperature control – 80-200 degree celsius.
  • Used for – baking, roasting, grilling, and frying.
  • 2-Year warranty.

Like iconPros:

  • Can Cook Fast and Oil Free Food.
  • Easy to Clean
  • Reliable and Good Build Quality.

Dislike iconCons:

  • Lack of light indicator.
  • low pan capacity.

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Stok Air fryer 4-liter capacity

Stok Air fryer is best for small and medium family use because it offers 4 liters capacity of the pan for cook food. It comes with advanced air circulation technology that circulates hot air around the entire unit.

Furthermore, it has a digital LCD display at its front along with various buttons at the bottom of the display, and the product is available on Amazon at a price of Rs 4,999.

 Stok Air fryer 4 litre capacity.

Specs-smartphones -iconKey Specification:

  • Capacity – 4 litres.
  • Power consumption – 1500 Watts.
  • Comes with an LCD display.
  • It also comes with 8 presets -Fries, steak, shrink, Warm, shrimp, lamb, chicken, and fish.
  • has a light indicator.
  • Adjustable timer (1-30) minutes.
  • Temperature control support (80-200) degrees celsius.
  • Used for – firing, grilled chicken, and bake cake.
  • It also comes with a recipe book.
  • 1-year warranty.

Like iconPros:

  • Good capacity.
  • Comes With A grill Stand for Cooking grilled food.
  • LCD display to show timer and temperature.

Dislike iconCons:

  • Average Build Quality.

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Kenstar Aster Digi Air fryer

The  Kenstar aster Digi air fryer looks super cool and stylish and comes with an LCD display at the top, which shows the timer and temperature at which is food is prepared.

It comes with a pan capacity of 3.5 litres along with 7 presets. this product is available on Amazon for Rs 6,460.

Kenstar aster digi air fryer

Specs-smartphones -iconKey Specification:

  • Capacity – 3.5 litres.
  • Power consumption – 1500 Watts.
  • Comes with an LCD display at the top.
  • Also has 7 presets.
  • Suitable for small and medium family use.
  • 30-minute adjustable timer.
  • Temperature control up to 200-degree celsius.
  • Used for – Fry, bake, and grill.
  • 1-year product warranty.

Like iconPros:

  • Standard capacity.
  • good for a medium family.
  • Also used for baking cakes.

Dislike iconCons:

  • Small Power Cord.
  • Build Quality could have been better.

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American Micronic- AMI-AF1-35CLDx air fryer

The American Micronic Air fryer comes with 3.5 litres of non-stick pan capacity. The company claims that the fryer is 50% bigger, 38% faster, and 27% more energy efficient than the first generation fryer.

It works on turbo tunnel fresh air technology and also has an adjustable timer and temperature facility, and it also has an alert alarm when food is ready.

You can purcahse the Amercian Micronic Air Fryer for Rs 6,886.

American Micronic- AMI-AF1-35CLDx air fryer

Specs-smartphones -iconKey Specification:

  • Capacity – 3.5 litres.
  • Works on turbo tunnel fresh air technology.
  • Comes with a digital display.
  • Power consumption – 1500 Watts.
  • Suitable for a small family 4-5 memebers.
  • You can adjust the timer for up to 30 minutes.
  •  It has an adjustable temperature facility(80-200 degrees celsius).
  • Also, get a soft copy of the recipe book along with the fryer.
  • 2-year warranty.

Like iconPros:

  • Easy to operate.
  • Standard pan capacity.
  • Overall an Excellent and Reliable Product for daily usage.

Dislike iconCons:

  • No additional grills.

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Havells Prolife Digi Air fryer

Havells is doing great in electrical appliances, and the Pro-life Digi Digi Air fryer is one of the best product from Havells that comes with a pan capacity of 4 litres along with a digital display.

It provides 85% less oily food than traditional deep frying and comes with a max 60 minutes timer setting. This product of Havells is available for a price tag of Rs 7,890.

Havells Prolife digi AAir fryer

Specs-smartphones -iconKey Specification:

  • Capacity – 4 litres.
  • Power consumption – 1230 Watts.
  • Comes with a digital display along with touch buttons.
  • Suitable for a medium family.
  • Adjustable timer up to 60 minutes.
  • Temperature control support (80-200) degrees celsius.
  • Comes with light indicator support.
  • It also has an Auto-Off facility.
  • Used for – fry, bake, toast, roast, and grill.
  • Inside the Box Get a Free recipe book.
  • 2-year warranty.

Like iconPros:

  • The timer range is high.
  • Touch buttons and LCD display are also present.

Dislike iconCons:

  • Small items like popcorn and Macana can get stuck in grill.

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Philips Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer

Philips is known for its durable and high quality products and their HD9218 Air fryer is one of them. It comes with rapid air technology and offers 90% less fat than the traditional method of frying.

The HD9218 Air Fryer offers a pan capacity of 2.2 litres that you can use to make  Air fried Aloo tikkis, grilled vegetables, chocolate cake, and many more items.

The fryer is available for Rs 9,825. It is one of the most expensive Air Fryers but comes with a durable build and is good for several years of usage.

Philips Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer,

Specs-smartphones -iconKey Specification:

  • Capacity – 2.2 litres.
  • Comes with rapid air technology.
  • Power consumption – 1425 watts.
  • Suitable for 2-4 persons.
  • Offers food with 90% less fat.
  • Timer setting – up to 30 minutes.
  • The auto-Off facility is also present.
  • Temperature control supports up to 200-degree celsius.
  • Used for – make aloo tikkis, bake a chocolate cake, and grill vegetables.
  • A recipe book is also free (100 dishes recipe).
  • 2-year warranty.

Like iconPros:

  • ideal for a single person.
  • Moke a lot of dishes.
  • 90% less fat

Dislike iconCons:

  • The capacity is not huge compared to the rivals.

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man icon thoughts Concluding Thoughts

These are some of the best Air Fryers on the market. There a lot of other Fryers too available that we have not shortlisted due to either the cosumer feedback or experience or higher price.

I like the Inalsa Fryer for affordable price, Havells and American Micronic for good features, build quality and not-so-expensive price tag.

Phillips is durable and great for long terms usage but comes at a premium price. Pick the one that suits your cooking needs and the features that you want the most.

If you have any questions, please share your thoughts in the comments and we will try to help you.

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