These are the best air fryers for satisfying and easy weeknight dinners

Why cook when you can air fry?

Crispy recipes, minimal food prep, crowd-favourites – these are just a few things that come to mind when we think of the popular kitchen appliance, the air fryer. 

Whether you’re a seasoned air fryer user, with easy air fryer recipes ingrained in your brain for whenever a spontaneous family and friends get-together pops up, or you’ve seen the countless benchtops of your friends and family that are adorned with this handy (albeit, intimidating) appliance – finding the perfect air fryer for your needs takes a bit of work.

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And, by work, we mean the countless hours of research, reading reviews, analysing the particular specifications that come with each unique model, whether it’s on sale (important) and/or whether it is fit for what you need it for. 

To save you time, so you can get to creating your next air fryer recipe – stat – we’ve done the research for you. Below, we’ve rounded up the best air fryers available in Australia right now that are worth a spot on your kitchen benchtop.

The best air fryers to shop in Australia 2023


Tefal Easy Fry Classic air fryer, Appliances Online

$172 (usually $220)

The Tefal Easy Fry classic air fryer is perfect for larger families thanks to its large 4.2-litre capacity. With four cooking possibilities, fry, roast, grill, or bake, this air fryer will make heating up finger foods for your next get-together a breeze.

Key features:

  • 4.2L capacity (up to 6 servings)
  • Fry, roast, grill and bake modes available
  • Dishwasher safe


Instant Vortex Plus ClearCook air fryer, Amazon


Overcooking or undercooking your food is an issue of the past, thanks to the clear window on the basket of the Instant Vortex Plus air fryer. It also has an easy-to-read progress bar display that guides you through cooking with ‘add food’ prompts and ‘turn food’ reminders for perfect and even results, every time.

Key features:

  • 5.7L capacity
  • 6-in-1 smart programs to choose from
  • ClearCook see-through window
  • Built-in air filters to reduce smells while cooking


Philips XXL digital smart air fryer, David Jones

$599 (usually $629)

We can’t look past the gorgeous rose gold finishings on the Philips XXL air fryer. However, this air fryer not only looks incredibly luxurious but is also one of the most highly-reviewed air fryers on the market. With smart sensing technology, it automatically adjusts the time and temperature during cooking – line up your food of choice in the tray and relax.

Key features:

  • 1.4kg capacity (up to 6 servings)
  • Smart sensing technology to automatically adjust time and temperature during cooking
  • Rapid Airflow technology ensures food cooks faster


Ninja Dual Zone air fryer in black, Myer


With two independent cooking zones, making an entire meal in your air fryer has never been easier. Plus, it also comes with six different cooking programs – max crisp, roast, bake, reheat, dehydrate and air fry – you can choose the perfect program for your favourite recipes with ease. 

Key features:

  • 2 independent cooking zones
  • 6 cooking programs
  • Same-time finish so food is warm at the same time when serving


Breville The Smart Oven air fryer, Breville


If you want to combine your standard oven and air fryer into one, this one is well worth considering. In particular, the Smart Oven gives intense heat with maximised airflow, helping to create healthier versions of your crispy golden favourites.

Key features:

  • 22L capacity
  • 10 preset cooking functions (toast, crumpet, bake, roast, grill, pizza, air fry, reheat, warm and slow cook)
  • Dual speed convection
  • Element iQ system to detect where heat is needed the most


Nutribullet XXL digital air fryer, The Good Guys


Looking for a versatile, all-in-one air fryer that roasts, bakes, dehydrates, and crisps your favourite foods to perfection? Consider your search over. The Nutribullet XXL has eight pre-set cooking modes; you can make crispy chips in as little as 15 minutes. 

Key features:

  • 7L capacity
  • 8 pre-set cooking modes
  • 360-degree convection technology


Cuisinart Express oven air fryer, Myer


Coming up with weeknight meals causing a bit of a headache? The Cuisinart Express oven air fryer will solve weeknight dinner fatigue with its easy-to-use multi-functional oven and air frying capabilities. Plus, its top-down convection fan delivers a high velocity, high heat airflow and evenly distributes heat for perfect results.

Key features:

  • 17L capacity
  • Multi-functional oven settings and air fry settings combined
  • 12 digitally programmed cooking functions


Prinetti digital air fryer, Big W


This air fryer from Big W has taken the world by storm. And, by ‘world’, we mean the Big W Mum’s Facebook group. This Facebook group (boasting 104.6k members) has been blowing up with mentions of this Prinetti air fryer, with customers praising this model for being easy to use and affordable. 

“I’ve had mine for two years and absolutely love it. I can cook whole chickens, cakes, etc., in it for my family of three,” commented a group member.

Key features:

  • 8L capacity
  • 7 easy-to-use preset cooking functions
  • Simple digital controls

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