“How much is an air fryer?” is a logical question to ask when you are considering the purchase of one. Naturally, price is one of the biggest determining factors when considering the purchase of a new kitchen appliance. Although an air fryer is not nearly as expensive as a new stove or refrigerator, it still makes sense to keep the purchase of an air fryer within your budget.
Typically we correlate a higher price tag with a better quality product, and in many cases, that correlation is accurate – especially when a product is new on the market. But as other companies bring the same product to market with different features and levels of quality, that correlation falls through. This is definitely the case with air fryers.
Air fryers range in price from around $45 for a basic model to upwards of $300 for a model with lots of power and all the bells and whistles. There are many things that determine how much is an air fryer.
Size matters, as a larger air fryer with greater food capacity will cost more than a small model. Handy features such as higher power wattage, digital temperature controls, touch screen technology, preset buttons that memorize cooking temps for your favorite foods, and auto shut-off will all increase the cost of an air fryer.
For instance, one of the highest-quality air fryers is the Philips XL Airfryer Hd9240/94. This air fryer holds an extra large capacity of food – 2.65 ponds, to be exact, which is the equivalent to two bags of French fries – and uses less than a tablespoon of oil. It can also grill, roast, bake, or steam your food, which makes it a multi-tasking appliance.
Another reason for the high cost of the Philips XL Fryer is the advanced technology it features. Rapid Air Technology circulates air faster, meaning you can use less oil. Plus it features a digital touch screen interface, a sixty-minute timer with auto shut-off, and preset buttons. You’re getting a lot for your money.
If you prefer a more basic – and less expensive – air fryer, the Healthy Smokeless Air Fryer might be the perfect choice. This air fryer holds a smaller capacity of food, at only a 3.8 quart capacity. It also features seven built-in Smart Programs, touchscreen technology, and rapid air circulation, all at a much lower price point than the air fryer discussed above.
So these two air fryers give you some insight as to what features you can expect at different price point. But keep in mind, there are many models in between these price points. So the first thing you need to do is spend some time researching the different models, whether you do it by visiting a few stores or doing some research about air fryers online (or check out our buying guide). Figure out which one has the features you want at a price you can afford.
So we hope that answers your question “How much is an air fryer?” And one final tip – there are often sales on air fryers that will dramatically lower the price. Check out places like Amazon, Target, Kohls, and even Macy’s, and check out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals as well.