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Christmas gift ideas| Why the air fryer is the perfect gift

The holidays are approaching and it’s that time of the year where we want to give our loved ones some Christmas gifts. However, what gift can we get that won’t end up in the storage or thrown out? Well, the air fryer is one of the best appliance gift ideas and this article will tell you why.

How does the air fryer work?

Firstly, let’s have a quick look at how the air fryer works. It’s a machine that cooks food by circulating hot air around the food. There are two baskets inside the air fryer. One with holes/is a mesh inner basket and a solid outer basket. Any fat or oil from the food is collected in the outer basket. This air frying technology makes the food come out crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. And, the best part is that it only needs very little or no oil at all to get this outcome.

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Who is an air fryer good for?

The air fryer would be great for anyone who can operate a cooking device. However, some people will appreciate it a lot more than others.

Cooking enthusiasts

Finding gifts for cooking enthusiasts could be challenging as you want to get something that is useful. So why not get them something that can help them with the cooking while they can enjoy experimenting with all the recipes out there.

These days, time is so scarce and everybody would benefit from shorter cooking times and minimum supervision while cooking. As the air fryer cooks with circulating heat, it cooks the food in a shorter time compared to a traditional oven. It’s so easy to use, with a press of a button your food can be cooked by itself so that you can do something else in that time. Not only is the cooking simplified the cleaning is also a breeze too! Just handwash the detachable parts and let them air dry or put these parts in the dishwasher as most of them are dishwasher safe.

Health enthusiasts

The health aspect of the air fryer is getting a lot of attention as it does not use so much oil. So, this would be perfect for those who want to go on a healthier diet or live a healthy lifestyle. It can even be a great tool for managing diabetic diets.

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People who do not like cooking

There may be someone you know who does not like cooking but would still like to eat healthier meals at home. Or, are forced to cook at home because of Covid-19.  This would be great for them because they can put all the ingredients into the air fryer and then let it do its magic. The air fryer is easy to use and clean up.

People who have to cook regularly for a group like our moms

We all appreciate our moms (or people who cook for us) for the lovely meals they make every day. But sometimes we forget how much work it could be for them to put these meals on the table. That is why getting them an air fryer would be a great way to say “Thank you!”. The air fryer is a time saver and a kitchen helper that can make the whole cooking process easier.

Things to consider when buying an air fryer

Buying an air fryer can be a little bit confusing because there are so many different models out on the market with varying features and price tags. When buying one for someone, you should always get something within budget without sacrificing functionality and quality.

There are hundreds of different types of air fryers but they can be grouped into the basic air fryer and the multifunctional air fryers.

The basic air fryers come in two main shapes which are egg-shaped or square-shaped. They have one main function that is air frying. Most of them will have pre-programmed settings for cooking various types of food. These settings make it easy for you to select the right temperature and timer for cooking your food.

Multifunctional air fryers, on the other hand, are more like small ovens with different additional features such as; rotisserie, toasting, and slow cooking.

These multifunctional air fryers have a higher price point but they are good for people who enjoy cooking different types of food. They can also replace other cooking appliances so you won’t have to buy a small oven or a pressure cooker separately, which ends up being more expensive in the long run.

These cooking appliances come in different sizes which you need to consider if you are buying one for someone. They range from 1 Quarts up to 8 Quarts with the most popular ones being 4- and 6-Quart’s capacity models.

The smaller air fryers are best for people who live alone or cook for one. If you are buying one of these for your mother then it will be good to know that the food capacity of an air fryer is generally less than what she would get in a traditional oven or range top.

The larger air fryers are suitable for families with 3-5 members as they have large enough capacities. If you are buying for a friend who lives alone then these air fryers may be too big and they may not start using them immediately.

If you are looking for bigger sizes, you may consider looking at Multifunctional air fryers that can accommodate a lot of food. Some can have a capacity as big as 30 Quarts!

You can cook most types of food including meats, roast chicken, French fries, or even desserts in an air fryer. People who enjoy cooking and eating different types of food may also want to check out multifunctional air fryers that have more features than basic models.

How much countertop space do you have?

Another thing you need to consider is the amount of countertop space available in your kitchen. If you are buying an air fryer for someone’s kitchen, it is important to know how much countertop space they have so that you can select a model that won’t take up all their countertop space.

Our reviewed air fryers

We have reviewed some air fryers so this can be your starting point when deciding on the best air fryer to buy.

Our top-rated small air fryer: Ninja AF101

Our top-rated family sized air fryer: Consori Max XL

Our top-rated XL air fryer: Ninja DZ201 Foodi

Our top-rated air fryer rotisserie: NuWave Brio

Our top-rated air fryer toaster oven: Ninja SP101 Foodi

Our top-rated air fryer pressure cooker: Ninja FD302 Foodi


An air fryer is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone, from cooking enthusiasts to people who do not like cooking.  No matter who you are buying for, they will enjoy and appreciate the gift. It is a great cooking appliance that can replace traditional ovens or range tops with faster and more efficient results.

When buying air fryers, whether for yourself or as a gift, there are a couple of things for you to consider along with the cost. These would be the style, the air fryer capacity, food types you will be cooking, and how much countertop space your loved one has in their kitchen. After doing so, you should be able to get the perfect air fryer for them and they will love it!

Happy Shopping!

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