Air fryers or air fry cookers have come a long way since the first one was introduced in 2007. Now you have small and large capacity XL hot air fryers, manual or digital air fryers, air fryers with rotisserie feature, air fryers with dehydrators, those that come with preset functions.
Small capacity air fryers can be from below 2 quarts to below 5 quarts, feeding a family of 1 – 4 members.
The larger capacity air fryers can range from above 5 quarts to the extra large 16 quarts.
The 5.8 quart or the 5.3 quart air fryer xl can feed a family of 4 or more members depending on what’s for dinner.
Even if you’re cooking for just 2 person, the 5 quart capacity air fryer is a better option than the smaller 2.75 – 4 quart air fryer. Take for example French fries, you can easily cook a 17 oz bag of frozen fries at one go in the 5.8 quart air fry cooker, about 12 – 16 chicken wings can fit into the 5.8 quart basket of the low fat air fryer.
If you’re cooking fish fillets or chicken tenders, then you’ll really appreciate the larger cooking space as these foods cannot be stacked on top of each other.
Take for example the GoWise airfryers. The 2.75 quart GoWise air fryer has a cooking basket that measures 3.75″ in height and 7.5″ in diameter. The cooking basket of the 5.8 quart GoWise air fryer measures 9 inches long, 9 inches wide and 4.5 inches deep.
If you’re thinking of cooking a whole chicken in the air fryer, then you’ll need at least a 5.3 – 6 quart air fryer.
The air fryer with rotisserie feature is great for roasting or grilling a whole chicken or a large slab of meat.
Some hot air fryers come with a food divider. With this basket divider, you can cook different foods at the same time without them coming into contact with each other. The seasonings and flavors are kept separated.
The package that comes with air fryer accessories is considered a good deal. The Philips air fryers have their own accessories, however, you’ll need to buy them separately.
Yes, getting an air fryer will change the way you cook and eat – healthy with minimum fat.
It’s especially great to use in summer when you do not wish to heat up your kitchen with the big oven.
If you’re looking forward to a quick dinner after a hard day’s work, then the air fryer would be a good buy. Dinner can be ready in just a few minutes.
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XL Hot Air Fryers 5 – 6 Quarts
Great for the price, ease of use and hassle-free cleaning.