If you haven't already hopped on the air fryer train, you're seriously missing out on a true kitchen MVP — we're talking cooking, crisping, baking, reheating and more, all in one versatile machine.
Not to be dramatic, but air fryers are really out here performing culinary miracles.
If you're already a part of the air fryer squad, you know what I'm talking about — hence why they'd make the ultimate gift.
If you're reading this, chances are you're looking to purchase, upgrade or gift one, so let me spill some more deets for ya — keep scrolling!
Save 37%: Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer
Step up your cooking game with this 6-in-1 air fryer — it'll air fry, broil, roast, dehydrate, bake and reheat without you having to break a sweat. It also has easy, one-touch smart programs to cook meat, veggies and more.
It has something called EvenCrisp Technology that'll give you the perfect golden finish every time, which is *chef's kiss.* And the Overheat Protection feature will prevent any disasters, which will help ease your mind.
Aside from all its functional qualities, the compact design will fit perfectly in your kitchen. What's even better, cleanup will be quick 'n' easy thanks to the non-stick basket (which is also dishwasher-safe).
What people are saying
Amazon shoppers say this "amazing" Instant air fryer is "easy to use" and saves "time" and "space."
One reviewer said it "preheats quickly" and that it "produces outstanding crispy food without oil." "It looks very nice on the [countertop]," they added.
Another customer even went as far as saying that "this machine has changed my life." They said they "avoided cooking anything in the oven" until this air fryer came along.
While customers say this air fryer "does it all," many have complained about a "plastic smell." One shopper said they could even "taste it in the fries." Many reviewers advised doing the test run outside and then running it with vinegar inside to clean it.
Another thing to note is that it doesn't come with a recipe book; One customer said, "I’ll bet there are some cool features that I will never know [about]." They also added that the "beeping is so loud."
Save 44%: Ninja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer
This air fryer will help you indulge in crispy, tasty foods without the added guilt since you'll get 75% less fat than traditional frying methods. It delivers 450 degrees of superheated air, cooking up to 30% faster for that extra *crunch.*
The XL non-stick basket can handle three pounds of fries or wings — are you hungry yet? Oh, and it has a broil rack for a bubbly finish.
When you're finished with it, you can toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
What people are saying
Amazon reviewers say this XL air fryer "holds a good amount of food" and that it's "simply the best."
One shopper said it was a "valuable addition" to their kitchen, adding that they are "very pleased" with "the quickness of cooking food," amongst many other things.
Another customer said they "didn't believe the hype," but sure enough, they found themselves to be "dead wrong." They said they "use the microwave less" and that they "cook things never even considered."
A con that customers have mentioned is that it doesn't have "presets for specific foods like steak, fish [and] chicken." Another thing shoppers pointed out was that while it's "deep enough," it's "not wide enough."
Also, many people weren't thrilled with the short one-year return policy.
Lastly, quite a few reviewers said they never received "the rack to put the food on," which is something to keep an eye out for.