Do Air Fryers Work?

Yes Air Fryers Really Do Work

Based on personal experience, along with the reviews and opinions of thousands of people, the answer to the question “do air fryers work?” is a resounding YES!

we use an air fryer for everything (almost)!

We found that an air fryer was the best addition to our kitchen! An air fryer is easy to use, inexpensive to cook with, simple to clean up and versatile in the types of food that we can cook with it. In addition, we don’t have to worry about the dangers of cooking with it since it is self-contained and automatically shuts down once the time is up.

Some of the foods we have cooked in it are listed below.

  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken wings
  • French fries
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Hot dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Pizza
  • Grilled cheese sandwich
  • Grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich

One of the best things the air fryer is good for is re-heating food. You can heat and add that crunch back to pizza and french fries, unlike the flimsy, soggy results you get using a microwave.

Since we don’t want you to just take our word for how great air fryers work, we’ve searched near and far on the internet for airfryer reviews from a variety of websites, along with general comments about the pros and cons of air fryers.

best air fryer reviews

We wanted to get overall reviews and impressions for air fryers from a variety of popular stores and websites. This helps ensure that paid and fake reviews don’t dominate the star rating, either for the better or worse, since reviews don’t have to be from verified purchasers.

In addition, there needed to be over 50 reviews on a product before we considered its star rating to be legitimate in our eyes.

And finally, when possible, we performed a Fakespot analysis on some of the products to see if the reviews seemed legitimate or fake!

Here are the companies we analyzed reviews from.

  1. Amazon
  2. Walmart
  3. Best Buy

amazon air fryer reviews

Amazon.com has just about every brand, size and type of air fryer on the market. They have anything from Dash Compact 1.2 liter air fryers to gigantic 16 quart Big Boss air fryers.

It’s against Amazon’s affiliate program’s terms of service to post specific star ratings for a product, most likely because those ratings can vary and our page results are static.

We were very happy to discover that after reviewing hundreds of air fryers and their ratings, the overall results are astoundingly positive for air fryers.

The average star rating for air fryers from Amazon.com is 4.5+!

Unfortunately, we can’t post specific reviews or comments from customers, but we’ve tabulated a list of pros and cons from the reviews.

amazon air fryer pros

  • Takes half the time to cook compared to ovens
  • Super easy to clean up
  • Quiet when in use
  • Crispier food than from conventional oven
  • Easy to use
  • Low fat meals

amazon air fryer cons

  • Non-stick coating comes off the tray easily
  • Not the same taste as deep fried food
  • Some air fryers are too big to keep on the countertop

Obviously, some of the cons will apply to specific brands or air fryers, so you shouldn’t assume that all of them have these problems.

We found that some of the ratings failed the Fakespot analysis miserably, which means that the reviews are most likely fake.  However, we found plenty of products that Fakespot said the reviews were legitimate.

Overall, it looks like customers from Amazon love their air fryers! We would recommend closely reading the reviews and performing the free Fakespot check on the best air fryers you are interested in.

Walmart air fryer reviews

As you would expect, Walmart carries just about every brand, size and style of air fryer! Some are available for purchase in the stores, and other airfryers are only available online at walmart.com.

Just like the reviews on Amazon.com, the overall impression is that consumers are loving their air fryers.

There are a few 2 and 3 star ratings here and there, and even a few 5 star rating averages.

However, when looking at all of the air fryer reviews at Wal-Mart, the average rating for air fryers at is 4 stars!

After browsing hundreds of products and reviews, a pattern is starting to form in terms of price and average star review ratings for air fryers.

It appears that air fryers priced under $75 tend to have slightly worse reviews and ratings. So, as is the case with many things in life, you get what you pay for when it pertains to air fryers.

Walmart air fryer pros

  • Make great chicken wings and bacon
  • Healthy cooking without oil
  • Air fryer makes delicious food
  • Simple to clean up
  • Great air fried french fries, tator tots and potatoes
  • Easy to use airfryer

Walmart air fryer cons

  • Too big and heavy to leave on countertop
  • Not as crispy as expected
  • Too expensive
  • No cookbook or manual included
  • No warranty

While some of the air fryer pros and cons from the reviews will pertain to specific air fryers, we think that a cautious customer should do their due diligence on the particular air fryer they are interested in to see if there are any problems with it.

Reviews and customers appear to love their air fryers from Wal-Mart! Not only do they work really well and product great tasting, crunchy foods, they have lots of health benefits compared to using deep fat fryers for fried food!

best buy air fryer reviews

Best Buy is known for electronics and appliances, and air fryers are one of those hot kitchen appliances that they offer!

When compared to Amazon and Wal-Mart, Best Buy clearly carries fewer air fryer models and sizes, so the selection is rather limited. Actually, they carry more deep fryers than they do air fryers, so that will interest someone that is looking for a traditional deep fat fryer for cooking.

However, there are plenty of reviews for the different air fryer types and sizes, so the overall impression is valid and worth writing about.

The average star rating for air fryers at Best Buy is 4.5 stars!

Here’s what reviews and customers have to say about the airfryers purchased at Best Buy!

best buy air fryer pros

  • Healthy cooking
  • Makes great tasting french fries
  • Minimal clean up
  • Great size to leave out and use daily
  • Cooks food evenly
  • Less fat and calories
  • Great warranty

best buy air fryer cons

  • Too large to leave on countertop
  • Tastes different than deep fried food
  • No cookbook included
  • Cost too much

Best Buy customers really like their air fryers, but there really aren’t too many to pick from.

air fryers work really well!

If you haven’t noticed by now, the advantages and disadvantages for air fryers appear to be consistent no matter where it is purchased from.

More importantly, air fryers work as people expect them to do in terms of quality, food taste, health benefits, ease of use and cleaning!

Most of the cons appear to be product specific, such as no cookbook, manual or warranty, or just personal preference such as they think they are too big, expensive or don’t fry food enough.

It’s really impossible to please everyone, but we think it’s safe to say that air fryers work as expected and make a great addition to any kitchen!

And it’s not only our opinion that air fryers are great products to own and use, but thousands of other people think and feel the same way about them!

We hope you found this information useful, and if you are interested in learning more about air fryers, we’ve listed our top posts on air fryers below.

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