You might think heaps of unhealthy oil is required to achieve crispy munchies like fries and chicken wings. But with an air fryer, we can easily recreate that crispy, golden-brown layer we love so much with just a few drops of oil and bursts of hot air.
In addition to being a healthier alternative to frying, this nifty gadget is also an all-in-one tool that allows us to whip up everything from desserts to grilled salmon. So if you’re wondering which model to get, look no further as we’ve sussed out 9 of the best air fryers in Singapore.
Pro tip: As a general guide, each KG of capacity feeds about 4 people.
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With the sheer number of kitchen appliances out there, we may be tempted to purchase whatever strikes our fancy. That leads to a new first-world problem: keeping our kitchens clean and uncluttered.
Thankfully, there are multifunctional gadgets out there that lets you carry out different functions within a single appliance. Take for instance the Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker OP300 – an 8-in-1 air fryer and pressure cooker that lets you bake, sauté, air fry, grill, steam, slow cook, pressure cook and keep your food warm.
The unique TenderCrisp Technology here uses superheated steam to cook everything from steaks to desserts at a speed 70% faster than usual, which is ideal for satisfying any hunger pangs ASAP.
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Capacity: 6L (about 1.5KG)
Get the Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker OP300.
Philips has a wide range of high-quality air fryers to choose from, but for the lowest-priced one of their lot, check out the Philips Daily Collection Airfryer HD9216. Priced at $229, this model comes with a removable non-stick coated drawer and food basket, which makes it a lot easier to clean.
Baking with this air fryer will be a breeze as the starfish design at the base helps circulate the heated air quickly, ensuring that your food cooks evenly. Simply twist the 2 knobs on top to select the temperature and duration, and you can begin cooking immediately.
Price: $99 (U.P. $299)
Get the Philips HD9216 Air Fryer.
For just $89.90, the Powerpac Air Fryer is a budget-friendly option for those with bigger households. Its 3.5L capacity can whip up around 1.2KG of food per batch, which is more than sufficient to feed a family of 4.
Cooking large portions can be a hectic affair, but the big control knobs let you set the temperature and cooking duration quickly. And with all parts being dishwasher-safe, you can breeze through the dreaded clean-up by washing them with warm water and detergent.
Capacity: 3.5L (around 1.2KG)
Price: $59.90 (U.P. $89.90)
Get the Powerpac Air Fryer 3.5L.
Nothing is more frustrating than having that glorious crisp layer of your snacks sticking to your pan and tearing off during prep. However, both the pan and basket of the Europace 2.8L air fryer are nonstick, making prep for snacks like chicken wings or nuggets a cakewalk.
Priced at $75, this air fryer comes in five colours: black, white, blue, green, and yellow. It’s equipped with a super-powerful fan that circulates hot air, which helps ensure that your food is properly cooked all over.
Price: $75 (U.P. $159.90)
Get the Europace 2.8L Air Fryer.
At a time where pastel hues are in, you’ll find that the Mayer Air Fryer MMAF89 ($69.90) adds a much-needed touch of colour to your kitchen.
Coming in shades of pink and blue, this teeny air fryer deviates from the usual bulky builds of other air fryers with its compact, cylindrical build. Not only does it free up space, it also makes for an adorable addition to your repertoire of kitchen appliances.
Capacity: 1.5L (around 0.5KG)
Price: $55 (U.P. $69.90)
Get the Mayer Air Fryer MMAF89.
One of the pricier air fryers on the list, the Philips Avance Collection Airfryer XXL ($599) takes the all-in-one function one level higher with a “Keep Warm” option so you don’t have to reheat your food even after it’s done hours before.
With a capacity of 1.4KG, it’s large enough to cook dishes to feed an entire family. This high-tech air fryer is armed with Fat Removal and Rapid Air technologies that remove excess fat while still churning out wonderfully crispy snacks, so you can feast guilt-free.
It also comes with a grill pan and a recipe booklet – so if you ever need dinner ideas, you know where to look for some inspiration.
Price: $395 (U.P. $599)
With a total of 9 in-built menu settings to whip up everything from crispy battered snacks to an Asian wok-style stir fry, the Tefal Actifry Genius XL ($599) is ready to help you tackle your food prep for the day.
Instead of opening up the air fryer every so often to check on your food, you can easily monitor it by looking through the clear glass cover. Additionally, the Dual Motion technology circulates the hot air while simultaneously stirring your food around the basket, which ensures a hands-free cooking experience from start to finish.
Price: $469 (U.P. $599)
Get the Tefal Actifry Genius XL.
At just $69.90, the Airbot Air Fryer AF100 is a budget-friendly option for couples and solo households alike.
This one comes with 2 manual dials for temperature and cooking duration. You won’t have to worry about the residual heat overcooking the food once the time’s up, as the machine will switch off entirely as soon as the cooking is done.
Capacity: 3L (around 1KG)
Price: $49.90 (U.P. $69.90)
Get the Airbot Air Fryer AF100.
Most small air fryers are typically suited for 2 people, so if you’re living by your lonesome, the PowerPac 2.2L Air Fryer is a great model to pick up.
With a space-saving design coupled with a removable tray, cleaning and storing this air fryer will be an easy task. And for a price of $59.90 (U.P. $69.90), it has all the basic functions you need to whip up your favourite air fryer recipes.
Capacity: 2.2L (around 0.7KG)
Price: $45 (U.P. $69.90)
Get the PowerPac 2.2L Air Fryer.
Most of the air fryers in the market have a cooking capacity of 1.5L-3.5L, but not the Mayer Mighty Air Fryer ($208). With a whopping capacity of 8L, this gigantic air fryer can easily fit around 2KG worth of your fave snacks, which is perfect for parties or large households.
Additionally, this air fryer lets you cook for up to 99 minutes – that’s more than 3 times the typical maximum duration on most air fryers. You’ll also receive a slew of accessories like a rotisserie fork, grill plate, and a wire rack to make your cooking journey a little smoother, making this truly an all-in-one machine.
Capacity: 8L (around 2KG)
Price: $161 (U.P. $208)
Get the Mayer Mighty Air Fryer.
Whether you’re from a tiny household or a large one, there’s an air fryer out there to suit your every need. Each model comes with its unique set of functions and sizes, but whichever one you choose to get, one thing’s clear – these nifty gadgets make cooking a much, much simpler task.
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The products have been ranked in terms of capacity, functions, and price from sources and reviews online.
Original article published by Farzana Fattah on 21st July 2020. Last updated by Farzana Fattah on 9th October 2020.
Cover image adapted from (L-R): Mann & Noble, @tefalhu and @felicia_mylittlespace
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