5 Best-Selling Air Fryers From Target, And How To Pick The Right One

Not all air fryers are created equal, it seems.

In my mind, most people in this world fit into one of two categories: Those who haven’t tried an air fryer yet and think they don’t need one, and those who have tried an air fryer and will never go back to another way of living.

From reheating food to perfectly crisping otherwise hard-to-cook foods, air fryers are simply they best. No matter how much you love the art and experience of cooking over the stove, the truth is that air fryers just make day-to-day life easier — and what could be better than that?

It’s also true, though, that there are roughly one million air fryers to choose from on the market. That’s why it’s best to break down some of the best options and their differences. Here are five of the best-selling air fryers at Target right now, and what makes them all special.

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A no frills, budget-friendly option
At just $36.99, this air fryer is as affordable as it gets. It might not be the biggest or the fanciest (it only has analog options, which is why the price is notably lower than some other models), but for something basic and effective, it does the trick. Plus, it has hundreds of positive reviews so you know it can be trusted.
This 12-function machine for bigger families
Have a bigger family? This air fryer not only holds 5 quarts (bigger than the average, 2-to-4-quart-size air fryers on the market), but it also allows you to use it in a variety of different ways, from traditional air frying to dehydrating your own fruit snacks. It also automatically prompts and guides you to ensure that you’re preheating and flipping the food correctly while using the machine.
A foolproof, high tech version
If you're usually cooking for a smaller group of people, this 4-quart air fryer is a good option as well, with four simple buttons for air frying, reheating, roasting and dehydrating. It doesn’t get more straight-forward than that. It’s a little pricier than some options, but according to the reviews, it’s 100% worth it.
A dual-basket air fryer
The best part of an air fryer is the convenience. It makes it virtually impossible to overcook or undercook food (say goodbye to dry chicken breasts forever), but it can make cooking two different types of food at once a little more difficult. This dual-basket air fryer solves that problem, making the slightly higher price tag worth it (especially if you’re cooking for picky eaters). Even if you don’t need to cook two different types of food, this could be worth it for cooking larger quantities, since it holds 8 quarts total.
A toaster oven AND an air fryer in one
An air fryer is very similar to a toaster over in the sense that it’s very easy to dismiss them as unnecessary until you’ve tried them. Once you reheat food with a toaster oven instead of microwave or cook chicken in an air fryer instead of the oven or on the stove, there’s just no going back. It’s too fool-proof. So it makes sense that manufacturers decided to combine both functions into one. This Instant Vortex dual toaster oven and air fryer is a crowdpleaser and a comparable price to some other nice air fryers.

Target customer praise: “I have owned for a little over two months now and use daily in the am for potatoes with my breakfast. Tots and hash browns turn out really, really perfect! I have making some meats, and reheating some food and all turned out really good as well. Pizza got crispy bottom and foods were fully reheated, unlike with the microwave.”

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