The best air fryer in Australia 2024: top air fryers for quicker, healthier cooking

Having one of the best air fryers in your kitchen makes getting dinner together so much easier. Not only are they fairly inexpensive, but they save time, don’t require too much space in the kitchen, and can help you create healthier meals, especially if you often cook with oil. 

If you’re new to air fryers, they key thing to know is that they don’t actually fry anything. They’re convection ovens that use a fan to not only heat up quickly but circulate the hot air for even and crispy cooking results. 

They can also require 20% less time and temperature to cook the same recipe as a traditional oven. On top of that, many models have multiple presets for even more functionality, so you can also bake, dehydrate, broil, and more. Some air fryers even have two baskets for cooking two different foods at two different temperatures at once.

If you care particularly about that multi-functionality, you might also be interested in checking out our best Instant Pot cookers guide. Brands like Ninja and Instant have a whole range of products that combine air frying with other functions like pressure cooking for a one-stop cooking shop.

But, for the best air fryers, we’ve collected our top picks here. We’ve tested a variety of different Australian models from different brands, and every option you see here has gone through rigorous real-world testing – which includes how well they cook, how easy they are to clean, and how useful their presets are, among other factors such as price. With that in mind, here are the best air fryers available in Australia right now.

The quick list

With so many options out there, we made it simpler for you to choose the best air fryer for your needs. Whether you have a small household, are preparing for a feast, or need one that meets all you everyday cooking needs, these picks should have something for you. And we've thoroughly tested and approved every single one.

The best air fryer 2024: tried and tested

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The best air fryer overall

The side view of the Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 air fryer with ClearCook and OdourEase

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The best air fryer overall


Style: Basket fryer
Wattage: 1700W
Capacity: 6 quart / 5.7-liter
Cooking modes: Air-fry, roast, bake, reheat, broil and dehydrate

Reasons to buy

Crisp, evenly browned results
Window let you check on food during cooking
Reduces cooking smells

Reasons to avoid

Crisper plate falls out if basket tipped up too high
Display suffers from fingerprint marks

The brand behind the iconic Instant Pot pressure cooker range also makes air fryers, and its top-of-the-range model consistently turned out the crispiest fr