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5 Best Small Capacity Air Fryers

With so many Air Fryers out there in the marketplace, choosing which air fryer to buy can be a daunting task. One of the common ways to narrow down the search, is to choose which air fryer capacity is right for you.

Over the past year and a half (since the outbreak of the pandemic and regular lockdowns), cooking at home has never been so popular. There’s no stopping the growing trend. Adding to this trend, we are seeing an ever increasing popularity of Air Fryers as an essential kitchen appliance to any household looking for a quick and easy, no fuss no frills way to cook healthy and delicious fried foods.

It is because of this, is proud to present the 5 best small capacity air fryers. I have personally enjoyed researching hundreds of web page reviews of the most highly recommended small capacity air fryers and summarised my findings here on this page, so that you can make your decision on which small capacity Air Fryer is best for you.

Best small air fryer

Ninja Air Fryer

It was a delight to discover the Ninja AF101 air fryer. After reviewing over 10 web pages dedicated to the Ninja AF101, I have found that it’s 4 Quarts (3.8 Liters) capacity model is perfect for singles and couples. 

The common theme amongst all the best reviews of this air fryer is that it is praised for it’s powerful grill that can cook your food faster than an oven. It is also highly recommended because of the air fryer’s sleek and compact design which takes up very little counter space. 

This again echoes its suitability for singles and couples who often live in smaller homes than those with families.

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black/gray
  • Product weight is 10.58 pounds /4.8 kilograms
  • Product dimensions are 8.5 x 12.1 x 11 inches
  • Model number is AF101

What consumers love:

  1. Light weight 
  2. Easy to use
  3. Cooks faster than a traditional oven.
  4. Uses ceramic coating on the fryers so that it is easier to clean and the parts are dishwasher safe.
  5. It has a food dehydrator function.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Need to get extra accessories.
  2. Has a powerful fan which can be a bit loud for some consumers.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Consori Air Fryer

This lightweight and portable Consori Air Fryer is ideal for small dwellings or if you have limited counter space. You can even take this air fryer on your next camping trip as it’s only 9.75 pounds (4.4 kilograms). 

Although it is compact, it has a 4 Quarts (3.8 Liters) capacity with a square basket design that facilitates more food. 

It’s available in a stunning truffle gray design. This air fryer has 5 food presets which are elegant and ideal for use as a healthy and oil-less air circulation method for cooking your favorite foods to perfection. 

Product Specifications:

  • Available in truffle gray
  • Product weight is 9.75 pounds / 4.4 kilograms
  • Product dimensions are 10.8 x 10.8 x 12.8 inches (27.4 x 27.4 x 32.5 cm)

What consumers love:

  1. The Consori air fryer has a digital panel with 5 preset programs.
  2. Shake reminder feature.
  3. Easy to use with well labelled simple icons.
  4. Easy to follow and understand instruction manual.
  5. Easy to clean with non-stick coating and dishwasher safe components.
  6. Good customer service.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. The cord is short so will need to be close to a power supply.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Philips Viva Air Fryer

Whether you’re looking to bake, fry, grill or roast your next meal, Philips Rapid Air Technology is the helping hand in the kitchen you need when trying to cook for yourself on a busy schedule.

With a smaller, 2.75 Quarts (2.6 liters) capacity, Philips Viva Fat Air Fryer is perfect for cooking a single-person meal to perfection in as little as 10 to 20 minutes.

The hot air generated by this appliance is designed to swirl evenly across the whole cooking basket – thanks to a powerful heater and motor combined with Phillips’ unique Rapid Air technology.

It’s even designed to be about 1.5x faster than using an oven and can cook up to 0.8kg of fries at once!

The QuickClean basket also contains a removable nonstick mesh that makes cleanup a breeze. 

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black/white
  • Product weight is 12.24 pounds /5.55 kilograms
  • Product dimensions are 13.78 x 13.78 x 14.88 inches
  • Model number is HD9220/28

What consumers love:

  1. Cooks faster than an oven with it’s Rapid Air Technology.
  2. Easy to clean as the components are dishwasher safe.
  3. Easy to use.
  4. Food comes out crispy and crunchy even with zero oil.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Basic model with limited features.
  2. Smallest model on our list.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

GoWise USA Air Fryer

Unlike a deep fryer, this 3.7 Quarts (3.5 Liters) capacity GoWise air fryer uses Rapid Air Technology which is sure to consistently cook your food crispy, evenly and quickly with little to no oil.

To make it user friendly, there is a one-touch digital screen. It has 8 versatile cooking presets, ranging from warming food to different cooking settings for various meat types and baking. You can even try your own awesome recipes by using the adjustable timer and temperature controls.

Included in the box is a recipe book which was specifically made for GoWise air fryers with 50 recipes!

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black/red/white/plum
  • Product weight is 13 pound / 5.9 kilograms
  • Product dimensions are 12 x 8 x 8 inches
  • Model number is GW22638

What consumers love:

  1. Capacity is enough for two people.
  2. Non-stick surface for ease of clean.
  3. 5 beep timer to ensure that you know your food is ready.
  4. Comes in a few colours to choose from.
  5. Many consumers found it quiet while cooking.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. The preprogrammed settings are not accurate however there is a manual setting.

Overall customers rating: Good Buy

Dash Tasti Crisp Electric Air Fryer

Whether you’re buying an Air Fryer to make dinner times simpler or to be able to make your favourite meals healthier, you can’t go wrong with the Dash air fryer. 

It is the smallest air fryer that we have reviewed with a weight of only 1 pound (0.45 kilograms). This can fit anywhere in your kitchen without occupying too much space.

This mini 2.6 Quarts (2.46 Liters) air fryer cooks your food faster with its Air Crisp Technology with no oil. 

It’s versatile Crisper Basket was redesigned to create a larger surface area to facilitate more food which will make it ideal for two people meals.

This air fryer comes in a variety of trendy colours which includes Aqua.

Product Specifications:

  • Available in black/red/white/grey/teal/aqua
  • Product weight is 1 pound / 0.45kg
  • Product dimensions are 8.7 x 10.8 x 11.3 inches
  • Model number is DCAF200GBAQ02

What consumers love:

  1. Auto shut off feature as a safety precaution and  to prevent overcooking.
  2. User friendly as it’s simple to use.
  3. Easy clean up with a non-stick basket.
  4. Many consumers found it quiet while cooking.
  5. Cool touch handle to prevent any burns.

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Cooks slower than other air fryers.
  2. Temperature setting is not accurate as it is an analog dial.

Overall customers rating: Good Buy


Small air fryers are great for easy and quick meals and generally can cook for 1 to 2 people. They are small and compact so it only take up a small area of countertop space. This makes them ideal for apartment dwellers and are easily portable so you can take them on a caravan holiday.

Whether you’re looking to cook solo or for a few others, there’s no doubt that an air fryer is a more straightforward, safer, and healthier way to cook food!

This makes them a super convenient home appliance which are perfect for just about anyone looking to simplify supper time.

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