Air Fryer Buying Guide: Here’s All You Need To Know

  • 18 January

Does the idea of crispy and ‘healthy’ vadas sound too good to be true? Air fryers are creating a buzz as the one kitchen appliance that promises delicious and oil-free cooking. In the hopes of incorporating healthy cooking, you may rush to buy an air fryer. However, many people are confused about how they work, the different types of air fryers, and the features of an air fryer. In this buying guide, we will explain what an air fryer is, how it works and which one is the right one for your home.


What is an Air Fryer?

An air fryer is similar to a convection oven as it circulates hot air around your food. However, the main difference is that the air fryer has a fan at the top of the appliance which is located much closer to the food than an oven. This is how the food is able to fry faster as the hot air is circulating around the food much faster in a smaller space.


What Can You Cook in an Air Fryer?

Since air fryers are used as a substitute for deep-fry cooking, you can use them to cook any food that you would normally deep-fry. For example, french fries, vadas, samosas and onion rings. You can also use it to fry some broccoli, cauliflower, chicken pieces, and meatballs. It’s the best kitchen appliance to have around when you need to make some last-minute appetizers.


Consider the Size

The size of the air fryer you’re looking for depends on the size of your kitchen and the number of people you want to cook for on average. If you have a big kitchen and many people in your household, then a large air fryer with a 4 to 4.5-litre capacity is perfect. This gets rid of the need to cook the food in batches. Crompton’s air fryer has a 4.5-litre capacity and a large inner basket which makes room for enough food. However, if you have a smaller kitchen and household you can go for an instant air fryer that has a 3-litre capacity.


Power Consumption

Since air fryers come with the promise of healthy cooking and delicious food, users find them easier to use on a regular basis, however, this could impact your electricity bills. An air fryer should function anywhere between 1300-1500W. Crompton’s air fryer functions at 1500W


Safety Measures

The surface of an air fryer can get very hot, so look out for the best air fryer which has a cool handle so that you don’t burn yourself while removing the basket. Crompton’s air fryer has an easy-to-handle grip which also securely locks the basket into the air fryer. 



The best air fryer always has a range of temperature control settings so that you can cook in the desired way. The higher the temperature the faster your food will get cooked. In addition, a timer is important to measure the cooking time so that your food doesn’t get burnt. Crompton’s air fryer has a variable temperature control range from 80°C to 200°C which allows you to cook your food to perfection. It also has a timer control range which indicates how long the food has been cooking. It’s equipped with advanced top and bottom quick-fry technology which allows the food to cook faster. Among the best air fryers, it has a super-helix heating element and jet turbo fins which guarantees crisp and crunchy food every time you cook. Our NourisPro DG air fryer is also equipped with customized Indian preset menus which simplify everyday Indian cooking.


How Much Oil Do You Really Need?

Since air fryers are known for oil-free cooking, people get the impression that you don’t need any oil while cooking. While this is true, some foods could use a light spray of oil a small coating of one teaspoon of oil, which is comparatively much lesser than deep frying or pan frying certain foods. 


From cooking french fries to cupcakes, air fryers are a great addition to modern kitchens and are a healthier option for your household. Take your first steps to quick and delicious oil-free cooking with Crompton’s NourisPro Series Air Fryer! Also, to cook your food correctly, here are 5 mistakes to avoid while using an air fryer. Happy reading!