The air fryer became an instant hit after its introduction at the IFA fair in Berlin Germany in 2010. In this article, I will be walking you through and I’ll try to help you understand which is better air fryer or air fryer oven.
According to some accounts, the air fryer became the number one brand for low-fat fryers in 2015.
And after more than a decade since its debut, the air fryer is still one of the most sought-after kitchen appliances to this day.
So, join me as we find out more about the air fryer and air fryer oven…
Let’s dive in!
Determining which is better Air Fryer or Air Fryer Oven?
This can be answered based on the following criteria… if you have limited space and only need a smaller capacity, then an Air Fryer will be a good choice. On the other hand, if space in your kitchen is not a problem and you need a bigger capacity that can cook more food in one setting, then Air Fryer Oven would fill that requirement.
So, have you figured out which is better?
… according to your preference and personal need?
While everyone is talking about air fryers, an air fryer oven is another good option because it has a bigger capacity and added functionality.
Although both employ the same heating process, an air fryer oven does have some extra features that are not possible to have on a smaller size air fryer unit.
And with the increase in demand for a larger capacity for an alternative way of healthy cooking, an air fryer oven has also become popular nowadays… the same way air fryers has been considered as one by most household.
Let’s dig deeper…
We’ll take a look at their advantages and disadvantages- for us to have an even better understanding.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Air Fryer
It would be beneficial for us to learn the strength as well as the limitations of an air fryer. With that in mind, you can decide whether or not this type of appliance fits your need.
Let’s examine the advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages of Air Fryer
- Portablility (while after using, can easily slide in the cupboard for safe keeping)
- Occupy lesser space
- Fast cooking
- Don’t need oil
- Cheaper than air fryer oven
Disadvantages of Air Fryer
- Smaller capacity
- Can only cook one dish at a time
Standard Accessories of Air Fryer
The common accessories that normally comes with the main unit is a combination of either of the following:
As accessories affect the pricing, therefore, it depends on the agreement between the manufacturer and the brand owner which accessories to include and develop during production.
Optional Accessories of Air Fryer
Aside from the standard accessories, there are optional accessories that are useful but need extra cost if to be included.
Remember that these optional air fryer cooking accessories will very much depend on each manufacturers.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Air Fryer Oven
Now, let’s see what are the possible advantages and disadvantages of an air fryer oven.
But before we continue…
We have to take into consideration that air fryer ovens come in many capacities, shapes, and forms… just like the ordinary air fryers.
What I’m trying to say is that…
Different manufacturers will have their own air fryer oven designs and set of accessories!
Advantages of Air Fryer Oven
- Bigger capacity
- More functions than ordinary air fryer
- More layers to accommodate more food in one cooking/setting
- Fast cooking
- Dont need oil
- 360o (3D) air circulation system
Disadvantages of Air Fryer Oven
- Will require bigger counter space
- Not easily movable, thus, it will need a fixed location on your kitchen counter
- Expensive than air fryer
Standard Accessories of Air Fryer Oven
The accompanying accessories will depend primarily on the design of the air fryer oven from each manufacturer.
Different manufacturers will have different set of standard accessories.
And as I have pointed out earlier…
Accessories affect the pricing… this is a fact!
Below are examples of standard accessories from different suppliers.
Optional Accessories of Air Fryer Oven
I have indicated the standard accessories above… in the same manner, the optional accessories will also depend on each manufacturer.
So, optional accessories will generally rest on the design of the main unit.
And below are some examples of optional accessories for air fryer ovens from different manufacturers.
Is it Worth Getting an Air Fryer, or Is it Worth Getting an Oven with an Air Fryer instead?
While both belong to small domestic appliances and are worth owning… I have earlier said, the question of whether to go for an air fryer oven or just simply an air fryer can only be answered according to the below criterion.
- If you have limited space and cook for a smaller group, then an air fryer will be a good choice.
On the other hand…
- If you have enough kitchen space and cooks for a bigger group, then an air fryer oven will be a better fit.
As I have shown and explained above, we were able to determine the advantages and disadvantages of both an Air Fryer and Air Fryer Oven… which will be essential when deciding which type to buy.
Comparably, it could all boil down to your preference and what is your current need, as well as your ability to integrate it into your kitchen.
Thus, the answer would still rely on the need of the individual.
However, I have provided you with what to consider as both appliances are worth buying as an alternative way of healthy cooking.
So there you have it folks, thank you for reading. If you find this article helpful, or you have some questions or suggestions, please leave a comment below. I will answer them as soon as I can to the best of my knowledge.