Are you looking for the best air fryer for a small family? Perhaps you are looking for a dual-drawer air fryer or one for a large family. Perhaps you are looking for the best air fryer for a single person. Whatever you are looking for these ideas should help you.

Have you seen my other air fryer content and decided that now is the time to invest in an air fryer for your family? As you start to look at them you may be feeling a little overwhelmed so I have found the best ones for you to help if you are finding it difficult. Whilst I have not tried any of these myself, they are ones with good reviews and that come well recommended on Facebook groups I have been on etc.

air fryer with twin drawers

The Best Air Fryer for a couple and the best air fryer for a single person

If you live alone and need an air fryer for one or perhaps there are only two of you so you want a small air fryer for two people then these are the best available.

Ninja AF100UK Air Fryer

Using just one spoonful of oil, you can enjoy fried foods without feeling guilty. The Ninja AF100UK has a 3.8-litre capacity and four cooking functions – Air Fry, Roast, Reheat and Dehydrate. Thanks to its non-stick, dishwasher-safe basket the fryer is easy to keep clean.

Philips HD9200/91 Air Fryer

This 4.1-litre air fryer from Philips uses hot air to create your favourite fried foods with very little or no oil. You can fry, bake, grill, roast and reheat. There is even a NutriU app that features over 200 step-by-step recipes that you can try. All of the fryer’s removable parts are dishwasher safe and the basket has a non-stick coating for easy cleaning.

The Best Air Fryer For Larger Families

For larger families, you will be looking for higher capacity air fryers but may not have a higher budget. These are the best choices I have for you.

Morphy Richards 480005 Air Fryer

This air fryer can fry, bake, roast or grill your food at the simple touch of a button. All you need is a spoonful of oil. It has a 3-litre capacity, so there is enough room to cook up to six portions at once. You can create healthy meals for the whole family or batch-cook meals for a later date. It has a 12-hour delay timer and 8 pre-program settings so regardless of what you are planning to cook it will be perfect every time.

Tower Vortx Vizion

This Tower air fryer uses rapid air circulation to ensure your food is cooked perfectly every time, it has seven cooking functions, you can air fry, grill, roast or bake all your favourite foods. Its two mini ovens mean there is plenty of room to feed the whole family.

Its digital touchscreen and 10 presets mean you can cook a number of things including chips, fish and steaks with individual control over both ovens. You can even keep an eye on how well your food is cooking thanks to the viewing windows. This air fryer has a whopping 11-litre capacity for food.

The Best Air Fryer For a Small Kitchen

If you have a small kitchen then you will definitely be looking for the more compact models. Here are some I have found that would be perfect for you.

Tefal Easy Fry Compact Air Fryer

The Easy Fry Compact can cook items perfectly with one spoon of oil or sometimes none at all depending on the recipe you are making. It has a 0.6kg capacity making it the perfect fryer for small kitchens and households.

It has dial controls – temperatures from 80°C to 200°C and timing up to 30 minutes so you can easily adjust the settings to suit whatever you are making. It also has dishwasher-safe parts to make it easy to clean.

Daewoo SDA1804 Air Fryer

As with most air fryers, you can create lovely meats with little to no oil with the Tower SDA1804 Air Fryer. It has a generous capacity of 5.5 litres and although small in size the basket is big enough to cook for a small family. It has touch controls and it’s easy to keep clean as the removable pot just needs a quick wash by hand.

The Best Twin Drawer Air Fryer

Twin drawer air fryers are great for when you want to cook two dishes at once or perhaps if one of the family is vegetarian. For example, I often cook my veggie sausages on one side and the meat sausages on the other side.

Ninja Foodi MAX Dual Zone

The Ninja Foodi Max air fryer’s Dual Zone lets you cook two different foods with different temperatures, times and settings. You can roast a whole 2 kg chicken in one drawer and air fry crispy chips or roasties in the other.

If you use the sync function they’ll both be ready at the same time. The fryer comes with a Digital Cooking Probe that you can use to keep a close eye on your food’s temperature as it cooks and it will tell you when it’s ready.

If you are planning to cook a double serving simply use the match setting which will cook your food at the same settings across both drawers. It cooks up to 70% faster than the average fan oven which is perfect for when you need to get dinner on the table quickly.

Each drawer has a large 4.75 l capacity which will easily feed up to 8 people. Thanks to its digital control panel and countdown timer you can clearly see how much time is left.

Salter EK4750 Dual Air Fryer

This air fryer needs little or no oil to cook all your favourite foods just the way you like them. It features two 3.7-litre frying baskets, so you can save time when it comes to cooking a meal. Due to its non-stick coating, the fryer is easy to clean and the baskets can be taken out to clean by hand. 

Salter Dual Air Pro Air Fryer

Just like the previous Salter air fryer the Air Pro also needs little to no oil to cook the dishes you love. This fryer has two 4-litre frying baskets so it is the perfect fryer for cooking bigger portions. It has 10 cooking functions and a 60-minute timer so you will always know how long your food has left to cook.

Other air fryer brands to consider

Whilst they are not listed here, there are some other air fryer brands I have used or others I know use regularly that I would also recommend. These are Tower, Phillips Actifry, and VonShef.

Whatever you choose ensure that you check the reviews and prices in more than one place, as I have above for you. It will help you ensure you get the best bargain!

Air fryer recipes you need to try in your new air fryer

I have a lot of air fryer recipes here on Just Average Jen but here are 5 that I think you should try first.

Onion bhajis

healthy air fryer onion bhajis on a plate with mint and yoghurt dip
Onion bhajis cooked in the air fryer

Hash browns

Air fryer hash browns
Air fryer hash browns

Sweet potato fries

sweet potato fries in a basket

Fakeaway KFC

Fakeaway KFC served on a plate

Chicken kebabs

Geetas kebabs

Have you found the best air fryer for your family? Let me know which you choose in the comments below.

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