The other major factor you’ll want to consider when looking at potential air fryers is the accessories they offer. These accessories can transform your air fryer, letting you cook dishes you might not have even considered cooking in a fryer.
For example, some air fryer inserts let you grill food in your fryer. Others let you cook pizza—with deliciously crispy crust—right in your fryer.
Other accessories might even help you meet your healthy eating goals. Many air fryers come with dividers that can split their fry basket into multiple portions. This can let you cook multiple batches of food at once or, if you’re getting into air frying out of a desire to eat healthier, help you control your portions.
Before you buy, take a look at what accessories are compatible with the air fryers you’re considering and see if any of them look appealing. The accessories that complement your cooking needs best are usually worth the price.
There’s a lot of factors to consider when you’re buying your first air fryer. Look for the features and accessories that best suit your air frying needs. If you need to cook for more people, get an air fryer with a larger capacity—and, potentially, more power. Make sure you get a model with pre-programmed cooking functions and removable, dishwasher-safe parts. Finally, look at any accessories for your chosen model that would best fit your cooking style.