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The Absolute Best Extra Large Capacity Air Fryers

Air fryers are basically smaller ovens which use intensive heat energy and high-powered fans that circulate hot air with precision to get the result of crispy fries, vegetables, chicken, fish — all while using little to no oil.

However, when you have a big family or like to host dinner parties at home frequently, is there an air fryer which can accommodate the volume needed or should you just use your oven?

Best extra large air fryer

 In short, the biggest size air fryer that we have come across is 8 Quarts (7.57 Liters). These XXL air fryers are usually designed to cook a whole family meal for 6 people.

If you are looking at bigger sizes, you will be looking at Multifunctional air fryers. These air fryers usually combine two appliances together. For example an Air Fryer with a Rotisserie oven. We have reviewed some of these air fryers as well and they can be as big as 26.4 Quarts (25 Liters).

Although you can easily opt to use your oven to cook large volumes, there are a lot more benefits to using an air fryer.

Some of the highly cited benefits include: 

  1. Ease of cleaning
  2. Speed of cooking
  3. Less electricity consumption
  4. Healthier cooking method

So, let’s dive into our top pick XXL air fryers that we have narrowed down based on consumer reviews.

Ninja 2 Basket Air Fryer

Are you wondering whether there is an air fryer that can cook different types of food at the same time? Imagine having your chips and beef steak cooking at different temperatures in the same air fryer at the same time!

Well, you can now, with the Ninja 2 Basket Air Fryer and it’s Dual Zone Technology. This air fryer comprises two 4 Quarts (3.78 Litres) baskets. Each of these zones has their own cyclonic fans and rapid heaters. 

Cooking a full meal has never been more efficient than with this is the first 2 basket air fryer. Say goodbye to back to back cooking!

Product Specifications:

  • Available in dark grey
  • Product weight is 23.4 pounds / 10.6 kilograms
  • Product dimensions are 18.58 x 16.3 x 15.83 inches (47.19 x 41.4 x 40.2 centimeters)
  • Model number is DZ201

What consumers love:

  1. Has two independant baskets to allow different types of food to be cooked at the same time which reduces cooking time.
  2. With the match cook function you can sync the cook settings to apply to both baskets to cook double the amount of food in the same time.
  3. The baskets are dishwasher safe and easy to clean.
  4. Has a maximum temperature of 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232.22 degrees Celsius).
  5. Has 6 programs that can be customised.
  6. The trays drain the fat extremely well.
  7. There is no sound noted when temperature and timer settings are adjusted.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. It is a bigger air fryer so it will take up a fair bit of counter space.
  2. Need to purchase the inside rack separately.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Power XL Air Fryer

This striking sleek new Power XL air fryer is designed to sit elegantly on your kitchen countertop while doing all the cooking.

It uses Rapid Air Technology to give your food a crispier and crunchier food with a reduction in calories from fat as no oil is required. This coupled with the unique air crisp ventilation basket design which allows optimal air flow is what makes your food crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

With a spacious 7 Quarts (6.62 Litres) capacity it can hold a 3 pound whole chicken or 23 chicken wings.

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black
  • Product weight is 3 pounds / 1.36 kilograms
  • Product dimensions are 16 x 14.2 x 14 inches (40.64 x 36.07 x 35.56 centimeters)
  • Model number is HF-196DT

What consumers love:

  1. Digital panel with 7 programs.
  2. It has a crisper tray insert that collects the crumbs and drips to make cleaning easier.
  3. The basket has a good depth to allow for more food to be facilitated.
  4. Auto shut off safety feature.
  5. Heats up quickly.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. There is no pause function to allow for midway flipping of food.
  2. The inner liner does not detach from the bottom of the basket.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Philips Digital Twin Turbo Star Air Fryer XXL

A unique feature of this Philips Air Fryer is the Twin Turbo Star technology. There is an additional insert inside the air fryer below the basket which is the star design facilitating the collection of oil and grease. It also creates a 360 degrees circulation of airflow which cooks your food evenly.

This is one of the largest capacity air fryer in the Phillips collection and, at only 3 pounds capacity, it can prepare meals for 6 servings. Which means you can cook a whole chicken or 2 bags of frozen chips in it.

With this decent size air fryer you will have your meals ready in a much quicker time for your bigger family appetite!

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black
  • Product weight is 19 pounds / 8.62kg
  • Product dimensions are 15.55 x 15.55 x 15.67 inches (39.5 x 39.5 x 39.8 centimeters)
  • Model number is HD9650/96

What consumers love:

  1. Philips is a well reputable brand
  2. Easy to clean with dishwasher safe parts
  3. Digital interface with preset programs that are easy to use
  4. Pause feature that allows pulling out the basket to check or flip food midway.
  5. A star insert below the basket to channel and collect grease and oil drippings.
  6. Cook the food evenly even when the food is not uniform in shape. For example a salmon fillet that may be thicker in the middle and thinner at the edges.
  7. Users found this air fryer to be quiet while cooking.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. It’s one of the pricier air fryers on the market.
  2. Accessories need to be purchased additionally.
  3. Temperature adjustment in 25 degree increments.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Iconites Air Fryer

Iconites’ 7 Quarts (6.62 Litres) air fryer can handle meals for up to 9 people’s servings. It has a deep and square basket design to accommodate 40% more food compared to the round basket styles. This will fit a whole chicken easily.

With a 360 degrees heat circulation in all directions which ensure that, while food is crispy, it will retain more of it’s nutritional elements compared to deep frying. 

The design of this air fryer incorporates air inlet and outlet openings to allow the hot air to circulate which acts as a safety feature.

 This air fryer has been ETL-certified, PFOA-free and BPA-free.

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black
  • Product weight is 13.92 pounds / 6.31kg
  • Product dimensions are 12 x 15.4 x 13.3 inches (30.48 x 39.12 x 33.78 centimeters)

What consumers love:

  1. Non-stick basket for easy cleaning and dishwasher safe.
  2. Cool touch handle and button guard.
  3. Easy to use.
  4. Affordable brand.
  5. The basket is a spacious 7 Quart design.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Some consumers found it tricky to align the basket when sliding it into the air fryer.
  2. The beeping when adjusting the temperature and timer is on the loud side for some consumers.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Philips Avance Premium Air Fryer XXL

Do you prefer using a dial instead of a digital interface when it comes to setting your temperature and timer? 

Well, the Philips Avance Premium Air Fryer XXL is ideal for you with it’s sturdy analogue dial! 

This air fryer has all the qualities you love about the Philips brand like the Fat removal and Rapid Air technology. Food will come out crispy and the amount of cooking time is said to be 1.5 times faster than an oven.

It has a 3 pound capacity which can prepare your meals for 6 people. The basket is big enough to fit a whole chicken or 2 bags of frozen French fries.

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black
  • Product weight is 18.74 pounds / 8.5 kilograms
  • Product dimensions are 17.32 x 13.38 x 16 inches (43.99 x 33.99 x 40.64 centimeters)
  • Model number is HD9630/98

What consumers love:

  1. Has a dehydrator function.
  2. Easy to clean with dishwasher safe parts.
  3. A star insert below the basket to channel and collect grease and oil drippings.
  4. This air fryer is hot within seconds so preheating is not really necessary.
  5. Well reputable brand
  6. Pause feature that allows easy pulling out the basket to check or flip food midway.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. The temperature and timer is controlled by a manual dial and can be inaccurate.
  2. Accessories need to be purchased.

Overall customers rating: Good Buy

Conclusion

Hopefully the reviews above have made it a little easier for your decision on which extra large air fryer you should invest in. 

The key things to keep in mind when making your decision are:

  1. How many people do you regularly cook for and what are their appetites like? If you have a big family who have an even bigger appetite you may consider looking at a Multifunctional Air Fryer. As most of the pure air fryers go up to 8 Litres in capacity and usually can fit a whole chicken in the basket. However, Multifunctional Air Fryers can accommodate up to 25 Litres in capacity. 
  2. What styles do you prefer? Depending on your personal style, you will be drawn to a particular air fryer style. 
  3. What is your available kitchen countertop space? The fight for kitchen countertop space is always a challenge. If you have limited countertop space you may decide to go with a smaller dimension air fryer. Alternatively, you can look at combining the air fryer with other cooking appliances to save space. Check out our Multifunctional Air Fryer reviews.
  4. Do you need to move the air fryer around? You may need to consider the air fryer weight if you need to move it around frequently. 

No matter which air fryer you decide on it is without a doubt that you will be cooking a lot faster, easier, safer and healthier with these air fryers.