Food is happiness. Yes it is definitely true for some of us. But to me sharing is happiness. A good dinner with family is much more enjoyable than being alone in a fancy restaurant. What if you can make tasty restaurant like foods in your home and enjoy it with your family. In this article we will talk about the best air fryers which can make best food for your whole family.
Air fryers are comparatively healthy alternative to deep fryers. It provide foods that taste like deep fried foods but have literally lower fats and calories. An air fryer is basically a countertop convection oven used for frying foods with a little or no oil. With rapid air technology hot air is circulated through the cooking chamber to cook your desired food. A nice crispy layer on the surface and a little juicy feel in the middle, this combination makes food even tastier to eat.
An air fryer can cook not only fried foods. Frozen foods, meats, chicken, beef, turkey, fish, grills, french-fries, chips, baked foods even dishes like pizza and cakes can be cooked in air fryers. So, you won’t need to worry about anything. Just a good air fryer can do the job for your other kitchen appliances.
There are so many air fryers in the market that you will get confused to buy one. We will try to suggest you about which type of air fryer is good for your use. Our team has picked different air fryers and used them in our testing kitchen to give you a competitive review. There are many factors to keep in mind before choosing the perfect air fryer for your large family. First of all, we will shortly discuss about those key factors.
Table of Contents
- 1 01. COSORI Smart 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven Combo
- 2 02. Ninja DT201 Foodi 10-in-1 XL Pro Air Fry Digital Countertop Convection Toaster Oven
- 3 3. Iconites 10-in-1 Air Fryer Oven
- 4 04. Cuisinart TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air fryer
- 5 05. Kalorik 26 QT Digital Maxx Air Fryer Oven Stainless Steel AFO 46045 SS
- 6 06. Elite Gourmet EAF8190D Maxi-Matic Digital Programmable Fryer Oven
- 7 07. Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven 11 in 1
You might listen to this phrase “size doesn’t matter”. Well, size might not matter for other things but for air fryers size do really matters. Air fryer’s capacity is measured in quart or litre. For 2 or 3 people below 5-quart size is preferable. If you use these air fryers for a large family you might need to cook in multiple batches which is not preferable. If you do not want to cook in multiple batches then our suggestion will be to buy an air fryer which size is at least more than 5 quart. For 5-6 people this size will be enough. Some air fryer’s size is around 20 quart. These are perfect for a large size family.
2. Type :
Type of air fryer is another thing to be considered before buying. Air fryers can be of many types like basket type, paddle type, combo type, oven type and etc. Among these Countertop convection oven type air fryers are our choice for a large family. Oven type air fryers have large capacity than other type. And multiple racks allow to cook different items at the same time.
When buying an air fryer you also should look at the functions offered by an air fryer. For a larger family multifunctional air fryers are more preferable. With a multi-functioned air fryer you will have the opportunity to try different types of recipes like roasting a turkey or baking a pie. Some fryers offer not only frying but also baking, grilling, roasting and other types of cooking. So you will definitely want to choose a fryer which offers you versatility in cooking option.
Cooking time is not an ignorable factor when buying an air fryer. You will definitely want to choose a fryer which can cook faster. Though fast cooking time means increase of price, our suggestion will be to buy a fryer which provide a decent time of cooking.
5. Operating method:
Most of us don’t consider this point and get troubled when using the fryer. Some fryers are automatic. For the rest of them, you will need to stir or flip the food when cooking. You have to choose according to your need. If you do not have the time to flip or stir the food, then you should choose the ones having automatic shaking or spinning feature. Some of the fryers doesn’t even need stirring or flipping. You can also choose them. Another thing to consider is cleaning the fryer after cooking. Our suggestion is to select a fryer which is easy to clean.
So, considering all those factors, our testing team has selected 7 best air fryers for using in a large family. So, let’s roll to list without further interruptions.
01 of 07
We can say that this smart air fryer toaster oven is one of our best picks. Famous brand Cosori brought this awesome oven-type combo air fryer to the market. The smart-looking air fryer oven comes in two different colors: silver and black.
The capacity of this fryer is 32 quart/ 30L. This giant size will allow you to cook almost anything you want. That’s exactly what a large family needs. You can cook an entire rotisserie chicken to 13-inch pizza in this large cooking chamber.
The dimension of this product is 20.1 x 16.5 x 12.1 inches. And it weights almost 27.3 pounds. So it’s a big and heavy machine as you can see. It has power supply of 1800watt and its temperature stays between 80°F to 450°F.
You know what is the most amazing thing about this fryer? It has smart control feature. You can connect your oven with your smartphone and control the oven from your smartphone. You can control the temperature, time, convection fan, oven light, selecting recipe, monitor cooking and you will get notifications in your phones too.
To use this Smart VeSync APP Control you have to connect your oven to Wi-Fi network. You will get almost 100 recipes in VeSync APP.
Voice control feature is also available. You can control your oven with Google assistant or Alexa. Isn’t this amazing?
This air fryer has 2 ways of control system. One is VeSync App another is manual control. There is a LED screen and some buttons and setting knobs to manually operate the air fryer oven. You can select the cooking presets in the LED screen.
This air fryer oven has 5 heating elements and convection fan which ensures faster cooking. The interior of the machine is non-sticky which means cleaning the fryer will be hassle-free.
As this is a 12 in 1 air fryer that means it has 12 different functions. There are 11 preset functions and 1 keep warm function.Those preset functions are rotisserie, air fry, roast, toast, bake, broil, pizza, bagel, cookies, dehydrate and ferment.
You will get some accessories along with the fryer. A frying basket, rotisserie fork set, rotisserie handle, food tray, crumb tray, wire rack is provided with the package.
So, this is obviously a great option for them who are looking for a very large air fryer.
02 of 07
This is our next pick for family size fryers. Ninja DT201 Foodi has a very large capacity. It can fit a 5 pound chicken and a vegetable tray at the same time. You can even cook 2 whole 12 inch pizza in two racks. And a maximum weight of 12 pound turkey can also be cooked in this fryer. This fryer has multiple levels for cooking at the same time. So, for even a very large family, this air fryer is perfect.
The dimension of DT201 model is 17.09 x 20.22 x 13.34 inches. And weight is 33.6 pounds. The fryer needs power supply of 1800watt and the maximum temperature can rise up to 450°F.
This fryer oven has True Surround Convection technology which means high velocity fan, rear heat source and surrounded air flow. It has multiple heating elements: 2 on the top, 3 on the bottom and 1 on the back. So, no rotating is needed. And 360° whole roasting is perfectly possible.
This technology ensures 30% fast cooking than traditional convection oven. Not only fast cooking, it also produces 30% more crispy food than other traditional ovens. In term of baking result it’s a master of other fryer ovens. It has 50% better baking result than other countertop ovens. This air fryer oven has another amazing technology which is digital display handle.
This oven air fryer has 10 different functions. These functions are: whole roast, broil, reheat, air fry, roast, dehydrate, bagel, pizza, air roast and bake. So don’t you think it’s an all in one appliance to must have in kitchen?
You will get 6 accessories with the fryer. Sheet pans, wire rack, roast and crumb tray and air fry basket is provided with the box. Oh and a guide book with 15 recipes as well.
03 of 07
The iconites 10-in-1 air fryer oven is what exactly you need for a large family. Oven type air fryers are my favorite for many reasons. The 20 quart large space will allow you to cook plenty of food at a time.
This machine serves as an all in one air fryer oven. It serves the purpose of rotisserie oven, toaster, microwave oven, air fryer, thaw box and dehydrator. So you don’t have to buy those gears separately.
There’s a screen if front of the fryer from which you will get to use 10 different functions. The power button, light, temperature, time, rotating, and some presets buttons are available in that screen. The preset buttons are for cooking different items like fries, pizza, cakes, grills etc. And these functions makes the fryer easy to cook different dishes.
The specialty of this air fryer is that it has 360° 3D spin fan. With this latest technology, hot air reach all over the food and make the food very tasty and crispy.
This air fryer uses 1800w power which ensures very fast cooking. More power means more acceleration of air flow, and this accelerated airflow ensures 25 to 30 percent fast cooking than any normal air fryers. When cooking the temperature can rise from 180° Fahrenheit to 400° Fahrenheit.
The dimension of this air fryer is 15.2 x 15.2 x 15.4 inches. It’s a pretty large size but the fryer looks compact. The weight of this machine is 22.7 pounds. It has a transparent see through window in front of the cooking chamber.
You will get 13 different accessories for cooking different recipes. A skewer rotisserie for making kebab, grills and roasts, a fry net basket for frying dry items, roasting basket, fetch rack for cooking different items. You will also get 5 dehydrating racks which will ensure you to cook large amount of food at a single batch. Oven mitts, drip trays are also provided with the fryer.
Summing up all these things, we can come to a conclusion that this fryer doesn’t only serve the purpose of frying rather can do other cooking staffs too. So, this makes it a perfect all-in-all air fryer for a large size family.
04 of 07
Our next pick for 7 best air fryers is Cuisinart brand’s TOA-60 Convection Toaster Oven Air fryer. It’s a classic looking air fryer suitable for any large family.
It comes with 4 different colors and has a pretty big size. The capacity of this fryer is quite enough for a large family. It can hold 12 inch pizza to almost 4 pounds of chicken. Its actual capacity is 0.6 cubic feet which means almost 18 quart.
This machine is actually a toaster oven which has integrated air fryer facility. So, it can do multiple work. Like toasting, baking, roasting, frying all in the same oven compartment. As you know the toaster ovens are countertop type oven, that means the fryer’s hot air will circulate from the top and it will ensure even better cooking.
The air fryer is made of stainless steel and weight around 21 pounds. The dimension of this air fryer is 15.50 x 16.00 x 14.00 inches. The 1800watt machine has 7 different features which is pretty impressive. The features are air frying, toasting, baking, broiling, warming, convection baking and broiling.
This air fryer has auto turnoff feature which works with adjustable thermostat technology.
This machine come with some accessories too. A baking pan, air fryer basket and oven racks are provided with this fryer.
This toaster oven fryer doesn’t have any screen feature. It has four adjustable buttons or knobs on the top-front of the fryer. A see through door is just below those buttons. You can cook and watch over the progress through that transparent door.
The manufacturer of this product says ‘Savor the Good Life’. With less oil, these fryer is really doing great to help people achieving a healthier and good life.
05 of 07
Kalorik digital air fryer oven has got a place in our best air fryers list for its excellent performance. It’s a unique designed air fryer with French type door. A large family will need a large size fryer. It has a capacity of 26 quart or in liter 24.61L which fulfills the demand of a large family.
It’s a stainless steel made silver color air fryer oven. It has a dimension of 12.5 x 15.75 x 14 inches which is pretty compact for the size. The large cooking chamber allows to toast 9 slice of bread at a time and cook a whole chicken.
It has a power supply of 1700watt which is less than other fryer ovens of the list but it can cook on the highest temperature of 500° Fahrenheit.
The Turbo Maxx Technology makes it faster than other air fryer ovens by 25-30%. It also ensure the highly crispy result with the flavor of deep fried food.
This oven is a multifunctional fryer oven and can perform 10 different functions. This machine can fry, toast, grill, roast, broil, braise, bake, rotisserie, dehydrate and sear. Simply you can call it a 10 in 1 air fryer oven. The specialty of this oven is it has 21 preset modes to cook different recipes. So, you don’t need any other cooking appliance to make these foods.
The digital air fryer oven has a LED panel on the top front and some buttons and knobs beside the panel to operate. Below those buttons a pair of transparent French door is set to monitor the cooking from outside. This French door system makes it easier to open or close the cooking chamber. The interior is non sticky and easy to clean after cooking. The whole machine’s weight is 27.3 pounds which is pretty heavy.
A total of 9 accessories come inside the box with the oven. A rotisserie handle and spit; bacon, crumb and steak tray, rack handle, air rack, baking tray and air basket can help your cooking creativity to reach another level.
06 of 07
Our next pick for 7 best air fryers for large family list is Elite Gourmet’s Maxi-Matic Digital Programmable Fryer Oven. This fryer oven comes in two different sizes 10.5 quart and 22 quart. In this review we will only talk about 22 quart variant as this version fulfills our criteria.
The 22 quart/ 21L size capacity is ideal for large family and parties. The stainless steel made oven is silver color and looks pretty similar to Cuisinart’s model. The dimension is 15.75 x 13.97 x 14.76 inches which is pretty big. Its weight is around 23.6 pounds.
This fryer oven has 15 preset functions to make your cooking easier. You can grill, bake, fry, roast, toast in this multipurpose oven.
This fryer has programmable temperature and timer options. The temperature can rise from 200 to 450 degree Fahrenheit. So, you can be ensured about crispiness of the food. The auto shut off technology work after 60 minutes of every cooking cycle.
This air fryer oven is powered at 1700watt which is pretty much enough!The dishwasher safe feature and nonstick coating makes this an easy cleanable gadget.
It has a LED panel, buttons, knobs and a transparent door to see through!The accessories you will get are a removable tray, a fry basket, a wire rack, a baking pan and a tray removable handle.
The Elite Gourmet Company confirms about its durability so they provide a 1 year customer support in USA.
07 of 07
Here we bring one of the best air fryers for a large size family. The Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Toaster Oven. Instant Pot brand has brought this machine in 3 different sizes: 6 quart, 10 quart and 27.5 quart. For our review we selected 26 L (27.5 quart) model as it is ideal for large size family.
The dimension of the product is 17.68 x 16.34 x 14.39 inches. And the weight is 26.14 pounds. The material is stainless steel and plastic. It looks very premium to our review team.
It’s a toaster oven type air fryer with multiple function in it.
A total of eleven function are programmed to air fry, roast, grill, bake, slow cook, reheat, broil, dehydrate and etc. You don’t even need to set the time or temperature because these 11 smart programs can cook with only one touch of your hand. Okay but you can also customize the programs as per your needs.
This oven has also a LED display, functional buttons and knobs to operate it. There’s a see through door and multiple racks capacity inside the fryer. Foods prepared in this fryer are evenly cooked and perfectly baked.
The fryer comes with some accessories. A rotisserie spit, lift and forks; air fryer basket, oven rack and cooking pan is provided inside the box. So, from rotisserie to dessert all you can cook with this awesome air fryer.
So, we have just shared our experiences with these best air fryers in the market. Now it’s your turn to choose the best one for you. Firstly set up your priorities of need and budget. Then go for any of these 7 air fryers if you have a large family. Good luck in advance for your journey towards healthier life.