Are Air Fryers Worth It And 10 Best Air Fryers In India

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Best Air Fryers in India

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”
Craig Claiborne

What is an Air Fryer?

Air fryer as a concept was first introduced by Philips.  It fries like a deep fryer but without or very little oil.  You do not have to submerge food in the oil to air fry it.

Is an Air Fryer worth it?

That depends on how often you eat fried food or how often you want to eat but can not due to health reasons.  Your air fryer decreases calories from fried foods by 80 to 85%.   There is a reduction in fat and harmful effects of deep-frying as well.  Due to which it is beneficial for health conscious individuals.

So your food is fried at 400+ F with almost nil oil in an oval-shaped appliance. 

One downside is that not much food can be fried, the inside container being small, so you have to cook in batches.

What is the difference between an Airfryer and a microwave? Which is better?

A microwave oven is for fast cooking.  It cooks by producing microwaves, which set the water molecules vibrating in the food, due to which it gets heated and the food gets cooked.  You can cook for a whole family in one instance if the oven size is big enough.  Sometimes the food loses its taste.

In an air fryer, cooking takes time as the fryer has to be pre-heated.  It cooks with hot air blown at about 400F towards the food.  Food is fried in it, albeit with very little oil.  The cooked food is limited in quantity as the cooking tray inside is small.  The food is crisp like fried food usually is.

What is best to buy a convection oven or air fryer?

An air fryer is more like a convection oven.  In both, hot air gets thrown at the food to be cooked.

In convection, there is more space.  The speed at which air moves inside is much slower than that of an air fryer.  You can cook more food at a time.  You can look at the food being cooked.

In an air fryer, the velocity of air is much more.  The fan is much near the food basket, which is smaller than the tray in the convection.  So the food cooked in an air fryer is much less comparatively.  You cannot look at the food being cooked.  The involvement is more as you have to repeatedly pull out the basket to stir or flip the contents.

Convection is easier to clean as the tray has to be pulled out and cleaned.   In an air fryer, the basket and the bucket in which the basket is placed are to be cleaned.

Still, the crispiness found in food cooked in an air fryer cannot be found in convection.  As some foods like potato wedges or chicken wings require more crispiness air fryer is more suited for them. 

For foods like these, my preference will surely be an air fryer.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR AIR FRYER

It's essential to clean your air fryer after every use since a build-up of oil can make the unit smoke. In some instances, you can simply wipe off the drawer and grate with a paper towel. If they're gunky, hand wash. Most models have parts that are dishwasher safe, so check with your manual.

Source: simplyrecipes.com

Best Air Fryers in India

Philips Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer & Philips HD9216
Inalsa Fry-Light-1400W & Inalsa Compact Touch Digital
Havells Prolife Digi 1230-Watt & Havells Prolife Grande Air Fryer
SToK 2.6 Liters 1350W Air Fryer
Prestige Electric Air Fryer PAF 6.0
Kenstar Aster Digi 1500-Watt Oxy Fryer (3.5 L, Black)
Glen 3044 2.8 Liters 1350W Rapid Fryer

Philips Daily Collection HD9218 Air Fryer & Philips HD9216

Philips is the company that invented this product and is the market leader in this category.  We have included two of their hottest selling products in this survey.  Both of these are having similar specifications. 

The only difference is that one was launched in Aug-17 and the other in Mar-20.  The older one is white and the newer one is Cashmere Grey.  HD9216 has a cable that is only 80 cm, whereas HD9218 has a 1.8 meter long line.  Their only drawback is a small frying basket at only 800 gm, but people don't seem to mind, as these are still the hottest selling products.

You have to do your cooking in batches in these.  So now you need not ask your Mumma, how to fry french fries.

You can fry, grill, roast & bake in these.  These have adjustable time & temperature controls and come with rapid air technology.  Easy to clean as the cooking basket separates from the pan and creates less than the usual smell.   These have a ten-day replacement window if bought from Amazon.  These are also one of the heaviest in the category weighing 7kg each and have 2 years international warranty. 

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Philips HD9218

  • Fry, Grill, Roast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 9 Mar 20
  • Power – 1425 Watts
  • Capacity – 800 gm
  • Size – 287 X 315 X 384
  • Weight – 7 kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 2 year
  • Timer – 30 mins
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Philips HD9216

  • Fry, Grill, Roast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 30 Aug 17
  • Cord – 0.8 mtr
  • Power – 1425 Watts
  • Capacity – 800 gm
  • Size – 287*315*384
  • Weight – 7.16kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 2 years
  • Timer – 30 mins
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Inalsa Fry-Light-1400W & Inalsa Compact Touch Digital

We have included two products from Inalsa as well.  Inalsa is an old Indian company.  Their products are in collaboration with Taurus of Spain.  They can fry, grill, bake, and roast.

Fry Light uses rapid air technology to cook healthy-low fat versions of foods, using 85% less Oil than traditional deep frying. Power Consumption is 1400W.  They have specially designed cooking pan for better cooking results.  They too have a 30 minutes timer with an end alarm and auto shut-off feature.

Fry Light has a Quick Release Button to detach the basket from the air-fryer for cleaning and serving.

It also has an Intelligent Knob to adjust timer & temp according to your cooking needs.  It has a big Family Size Basket with a 2.9L capacity.

Dishwasher Safe & Easy To Clean- Non-stick coated fry basket is detachable and very easy.  It also has a 2 Years Warranty.

Compact Touch is its latest product, which is digital too.  Its power consumption is only 1000 watts.  The frying basket is slightly small at 2.4 L capacity.  It is also the lightest product amongst all those we are discussing here.   It has 8 presets for easier cooking for guys like me who use their phone more than any other product they are operating at any time.   It is the right product from a safety point of view, too, as it switches off by itself on removing the frying tray.

Both the products have 2 years warranty and a 10-day replacement window if bought from Amazon.  Both the products are almost equally priced too.

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Inalsa Compact Touch

  • Digital
  • Fry, Grill, Roast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 30 Jun 20
  • Power – 1000 Watts
  • Capacity – 2.4 ltrs
  • Size – 340 X 278 X 278
  • Weight – 2.8 kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 2 years
  • Timer – 30 mins
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Inalsa Fry-LightD

  • Digital
  • Fry, Grill, Roast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 28 Aug 18
  • Power – 1400 Watts
  • Capacity – 2.9 ltr
  • Size – 290*365*320
  • Weight – 5.27 kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – ABS
  • Warranty – 2 years
  • Timer – 30 mins
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Havells Prolife Digi 1230-Watt & Havells Prolife Grande Air Fryer

Havells is a new but aggressive company in this category.  They again have two products. 

Both are digital products.   Prolife Digi 1230 is the oldest product in this category and still going strong. 

Prolife Grande is their latest product in the category and also the biggest with a 5-liter air frying basket.  It is also an only 1700 wattage product.  10 presets make it an easy to use product for me. 😊

Both the products have a 60-minute timer with an auto shut off feature.

Both are programmable up to a heating capacity of 200 degrees Celsius.

Whereas Digi 1230 is a not so heavy product, Grande at 7 kg is a heavy gadget.

They again have a 2-year warranty on them, which shows a manufacturer's confidence in the product. 

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Havells Prolife Grande

  • Digital
  • Fry, Grill, Roast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 12 Mar 20
  • Power – 1700 Watts
  • Capacity – 5 ltrs
  • Size – 381*381*432
  • Weight – 7 kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – ABS
  • Warranty – 2 year
  • Timer – 60 mins
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Havells Prolife Digi

  • Digital
  • Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 1 Jan 17
  • Power – 1230 Watts
  • Capacity – 2 ltr
  • Size – 300 x 300 x 340
  • Weight – 3.5 kg
  • Color – Black & Silver
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 2 years
  • Timer – 60 mins
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SToK 2.6 Liters 1350W Air Fryer

Now we have a very colorful product from SToK.  It is in red color with 2.6 ltr air frying capacity at 1350 Watts.  This is the only air fryer that comes in various colors, and we get one in white.

It has a time setting of up to 30 mins which it announces with a bell.   It has a heating range of up to 200 Celsius.  It comes with a one-year warranty and is inexpensive compared to others.

SToK 2.6

SToK 2.6 Liters

Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake

  • Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 13 Jan 20
  • Power – 1350 Watts
  • Capacity – 2.6 ltr
  • Size – 386 x 324 x 322
  • Weight – 5.26 kg
  • Color – Red
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 1 years
  • Timer – 30 mins

Prestige Electric Air Fryer PAF 6.0

Now we have another product by a very old industry stalwart.  Prestige has been there with us for years now, giving us world-class products.  PAF 6.0 is one such product.  As with other Prestige products, it is a purely functional product with a consumer-friendly price tag. 

It fries, grills, roasts, bakes & reheats too.  It has a not so big 2 ltr basket but is sufficient for newly marrieds.  It comes with a 30-minute timer and a smoke vent for absorbing any unwanted odors.  It is the smallest of all the fryers mentioned here. It is a heavy machine at 6.2 kg and comes with 1 one year warranty.

Prestige PAF 6.0

Prestige PAF 6.0

Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake

  • Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 13 Jan 20
  • Power – 1350 Watts
  • Capacity – 2.6 ltr
  • Size – 386 x 324 x 322
  • Weight – 5.26 kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 1 years
  • Timer – 30 mins

Kenstar Aster Digi 1500-Watt Oxy Fryer (3.5 L, Black)

Kenstar Aster Digi is another digital product in this category by an excellent company.   It has 7 presets too for various kinds of food. It has a 30 min timer and consumes 1500 watts. It is made of ABS, so it is better looking and more robust than others, and it has a display too for the timer and temperature. With a capacity of 3.5 liters, the frying basket is big enough for a family of four. It has a one year warranty.

Kenstar Aster Oxy

Kenstar Aster Oxy

Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake

  • Digital Controls
  • Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 13 Jan 20
  • Power – 1350 Watts
  • Capacity – 2.6 ltr
  • Size – 386 x 324 x 322
  • Weight – 5.26 kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 1 years
  • Timer – 30 mins

Glen 3044 2.8 Liters 1350W Rapid Fryer

This is another product by a very customer friendly company.  At 2.8 liters it has a big enough fry basket.  The company also has confidence enough to offer two years warranty.  It is a comparatively heavy product with 5 kg weight. 

Glen 3044

Glen 3044

Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake

  • Fry, Grill, Roast, Toast & Bake
  • 1st Available – 29 Jul 17
  • Power – 1350 Watts
  • Capacity – 2.8 ltr
  • Size – 350 x 330 x 350
  • Weight – 5 kg
  • Color – Black
  • Body – Plastic
  • Warranty – 2 years
  • Timer – 30 mins

Summary

These are all world class products mentioned here. Star rating given is only due to minor variations. For example Philips products receive the maximum reviews and maximum appeal. Inalsa, Havells and Kenstar are all digital products. Havells products have the maximum capacity of all. Inalsa Compact Touch is the most beautiful looking product. Some of these are available in multiple colors as well.

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