The list in brief
1. Best air fryer overall
2. Best multi function
3. Best large basket air fryer
4. Best premium air fryer
5. Best toaster oven
6. Best for first-time users
7. Best with smart thermometer
8. Best for outdoors
9. Best dual basket
10. Best for frozen foods
11. How to choose
12. How we test
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.
Best air fryer overall
Versatile, simple to use, and does an excellent job of crisping food, this Instant Pot air fryer also comes with a window, a light, and built-in filters to reduce odours.
Best multi function
Best multi-function air fryer
This multi cooker is also an excellent air fryer that's easy to clean and can cook meat and vegetables exceptionally well. The included pot for oven roasting, slow cooking and pressure cooking makes it far more versatile than standard air-fryers.
Best large basket
Best large basket air fryer
The Philips 7000 Series XXXL is for anyone wanting to supersize their air-fryer game. With a 2kg/8.3L capacity, this air fryer can do double or even triple what a standard air fryer will cook, making it ideal for large families and events.
Best money-no-object air fryer
Breville’s Combi Wave 3-in-1 is intended for use in apartments without an oven. It's an inverter microwave that can transform into an air fryer or regular oven when needed.
Best toaster oven
Best toaster oven
This toaster-oven air fryer offers six additional cooking functions and a whole lot of space. It delivers crispy, delicious air fried food and some great results with other settings.
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Quietest air fryer
A better choice for smaller homes and spaces, this compact device is exceptionally well-rounded and possibly the quietest air fryer from Instant Pot, if not on the market.
Best with smart thermometer
Best air fryer with smart thermometer
This combination indoor-grill/air-fryer from Ninja can grill, fry, roast, bake, dehydrate and broil, and its built-in smart thermometer can help you achieve perfect doneness.
Best air fryer for outdoors
Though electric, this outdoor grill with an air fryer function is designed for cooking on balconies and terraces. On air fryer mode, it delivers nicely golden, crispy results.
Best dual basket
Best dual-basket air fryer
With two drawers (and windows to keep an eye on what’s cooking) that let you cook different foods at the same time and sync their finish times, this large model can make a perfect (and huge) feast.
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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