For health-conscious people who want to avoid oil or oily food, an air fryer is a must-have kitchen appliance. According to MedicalNewsToday, eating excessive fried food can lead to cardiovascular diseases in healthy people. Instead of buying and eating food fried in oil at an outlet, why not purchase an air fryer and prepare the same meal at home without using too much oil? According to WebMD, if you use an air fryer instead of employing the traditional method of frying i.e. dumping the food item in boiling oil, the food will have lesser calories. Which are the best air fryers in India? Below, we’ve shared air fryers for all budgets.
Best air fryers in India
H9218 is available for purchase with various accessories for a price starting around 9K Rs. It is one of the top-selling air fryers in India. According to Philips, HD9218’s starfish design makes it suitable for not only frying, but also for grilling, roasting, and baking. HD9218 sports a timer through which you can configure it to fry/grill/roast the food for up to 30 minutes and it lets users adjust the temperature (up to 200 degrees).
Once Philips HD9218’s timer reaches the value you have set, it will stop working automatically. This Philips air fryer’s removable item i.e. drawer has a non-stick coating and can be washed in the dishwasher. It is built using plastic and comes with a retractable 1.8m cord and 2 years warranty. Its basket has a capacity of 700 grams. HD9218 weighs 7 kilograms and is compact i.e. dimensions of Philips HD9218 are 15.4 x 11.2 x 12.4-inch.
Inalsa Nutri Fry Digital
Nutri Fry by Inalsa is the 2nd best-selling air fryer in India. It is not only 3500 Rs cheaper than Philips HD9218 but also has the following 8 pre-set modes for faster cooking:
- Baking, steak, roasting, fish.
- Prawns, chops, frozen fries, french fries.
Inalsa Nutri Fry Digital features a dedicated menu button and a button to pause/start frying. Like HD 9218, Nutri Fry Digital sports a timer utility. It also features a display on which the Inalsa air fryer will show the temperature, presets, and the remaining time. Nutri Fry contains a 900 grams capacity pot. It weighs 4 kilograms and has a dimension of 10.9 x 14.17 x 12.9-inch.
VARADA Max is an 1800-watt air fryer with a good rating of 4.5. This air fryer under 10000 Rs employs 360-degree rapid cooling technology to cook a meal of your choice to perfection. It features a 6.5-liter capacity easy to clean detachable pot and has a touch display that boasts the option to increase/decrease the timer, temperature, select one of the 8 preset cooking modes. According to Varada, the Max air-fryer is scratch-resistant and has a 5.5-kilogram weight. Max has overheating protection system and can turn itself off automatically when the meal is ready. Varada Max ships with the following items:
- A heavy-duty tong for picking fried items.
- Recipe book featuring 35 recipes.
- User manual.
SToK ST AF-01
AF-01 by SToK is a 1350-watt air frier under 3000 Rs equipped with a 2.6-liter capacity pan. It is built using steel and plastic and comes with a 1-year warranty. SToK ST AF-01 supports three functions – roast, bake, and grill. Unlike the above two air fryers, AF-01 has a knob to adjust the timer and temperature. This device can fry/bake/roast for up to 30 minutes at temperatures within 80 to 200 degrees Celsius and it weighs 4.2 kilograms only.
Kenstar Aster Digi
Aster Digi by Kenstar is a great option for users looking for air fryers under 7000 Rs. For those who aren’t aware, Kenstar is one of the leading home appliance brands in India. It has launched air coolers, fans, etc. Aster Digi is a 1500-watt air fryer with a panel that shows various options such as timer, temperature control, presets, etc. It can fry a meal at temperatures up to 200-degree. It includes a 3.5-liter pan and weighs 4.9 kilograms. Users can configure Kenstar Aster Digi to cook meals for up to 30 minutes. Aster Digi is lightweight (4.9 kilograms weight) and Kenstar provides a 1-year warranty on it. Its dimensions are 11.41 x 14.21 x 13.66-inches. Unlike other air fryers, Aster Digi’s panel is located on top of its lid.
VARADA Pro is 2000 Rs cheaper than VARADA Max. It is one of the best air fryers under 5000 Rs. Pro is available in red & black color options. It features a 4.5-liter capacity pot and a digital display. VARADA Pro comes with 8 cooking presets and it weighs 4.0 kilograms. It consumes up to 1500-watt power and is built using iron and plastic. Pro’s dimensions are 12.0 x 12.0 x 13.8-inch. VARADA ships a tong, recipe book, and user manual with the Pro air fryer and offers a 1-year warranty.
Glenn 3044 contains a 2.4-liter capacity removable basket and supports four functions – grill, bake, roast, and fry. It sports rotating knobs for adjusting temperature and time and consumes a maximum power of 1350-watt. Glen 3044 is equipped with a vapor steam system and durable coil built using stainless steel. It costs around 5000 Rs, weighs 5.0 kilograms, and has a 13.7 x 12.9 x 13.77-inch dimension. It ships with a free recipe book that has recipes for cooking low-fat dishes.
American Micronic Instruments AMI-AF1-35CLDx
AMI-AF1-35CLDx not only looks great but is also one of the top-rated air-fryers in India. It was launched in 2021. According to American Micronic Instruments, 35CLDx is faster, more energy-efficient, and bigger than its previous version. 35CLDx has a warranty of 2 years and it comes with a 3.5 liters basket. Its heating coil can produce up to 200-degree celsius heat. 35CLDx has a timer with which you can configure the air fryer to work for up to 30 minutes. Its weight is 6.5 kilograms and dimension is 14.9 x 13.8 x 13.8-inch. It can consume 1500-watts of power.