The air fryer wave is still gigantic. Is it finally catching up to you?
We got one perhaps a year after the hype for it reached its peak (during the lockdowns). My father gave us their old one because they were upgrading, and we’ve been using it ever since! We love that we don’t need to use a lot of oil anymore to enjoy ‘fried’ food. We can bake some treats using it too.
How do I choose a good air fryer?
Okay, so we didn’t really get to choose our air fryer. (It’s the Philips 4L one, by the way.) But if I were to change to a different unit now, I’ll definitely look for three things: brand reliability, capacity and more functions.
I know a lot of brands have popped up with their own take on this appliance. And they’re definitely tempting to own because of the affordability — some go for as low as P1,500. But we’ve always been prudent about purchasing things for the home. We’ll always go for the more reliable brand, even if it means shelling out a little bit more. A brand that has repair centers or physical stores is also a plus of us.
Now, when it comes to functions, I’d love to have a unit that I can accurately use. Ours have a knob, which is completely fine, but setting the time and heat digitally would be even better!
What is the best air fryer size to buy?
This will be based on need and preference, I believe. For instance, we have a 4L one that works quite well for us because there are just three people in our household (and one of us is a kid). If you have a bigger family, then you may need something bigger, of course. While a small air fryer like ours would work just as well, using one may require you to cook in batches. It’s not too cumbersome but may be a bit of a hassle if you’re relying on an air fryer’s convenience.
Best air fryers in the Philippines
Ready to start your air-frying journey? Here are some of the best units to consider.
Philips 3000 Series Digital Air Fryer
This one has a 6.2L capacity so it’s great for those with bigger families. It also has cooking presets so you can just plop in your food, choose and come back when it’s ready. Not ready to eat yet? This has a keep warm function too. It can also bake, toast, dehydrate, defrost and more.
Xiaomi Smart Air Fryer Pro 4L
Don’t like leaving your food while cooking? This one has a window where you can monitor your food’s doneness. You can also schedule cooking your meals here so it’s hot and ready when you need them.
Hanabishi Air Fryer
If you like the look of more conventional ovens, this one may be for you. It also has an attachment so you can make a rotisserie chicken! But do take note that its capacity is just 2.6L.
Dowell AF-17E Air Fryer
This one has a digital touchpad for the functions and a window plus an inner lamp so you can check in on your food! It also has an auto shut off function.
TEFAL Easy Fry Deluxe Digital Air Fryer
Don’t want to think too much about what temperature to use and how long to cook your food for? This has 8 automatic programs that help you cook with ease — whether you’re craving for french fries or grilled fish.
Oster Countertop Oven with Air Fryer
Toast, broil, bake and fry with this machine! Its temperature also goes as high as 230°.
Baumann Living Multi Air Fryer
What will you love about this air fryer on top of its digital LED touchscreen, 10 preset cooking programs and transparent window? The detachable door that makes it supe easy to clean, I bet!
Once you’ve chosen your unit, you may want to check out these easy air fryer recipes.