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Top 7 Family Sized Air Fryers for 2022

One question that has often been asked by our readers, is “what air fryer size is best for my family?” Unlike numerous other home appliances, like the refrigerator, electric cooker, microwave, blender, toaster, and electric oven, the air fryer is relatively new, having been introduced to the world by Philips at a consumer electronics fair in 2010.

Since then, air fryers have managed to make it to the elite group of cooking appliances that are must-haves in any kitchen in this very short period of time. The recent growth in popularity has been influenced by its many benefits, including versatility, speed, convenience, and healthy cooking.

Best air fryer size for families

The large variety of products and air fryer manufacturers out there has meant that there are so many options available to consumers, that it can be overwhelming when trying to choose the best air fryer model and/or size for your family.

After extensive research, I have been able to narrow down the list of family sized air fryers for our wonderful readers. This article reviews the top air fryers for consumers looking to cater for a household of 4 to 6 people.

COSORI Air Fryer Max XL

COSORI is one of the top makers of kitchen appliances, with headquarters in the United States, and this air fryer is one of the excellent products this brand creates.

The COSORI Max XL gives you everything you want to see in an air fryer, from a large capacity to durable parts, preset functions, advanced controls, and easy cleaning. It has a 5.8 quarts (5.5 litres) capacity that can easily cater for the perfect and healthy meals for a large family of 4 or more people.

I love that this product comes with multiple presets, which brings absolute ease as you can select anyone with a one-touch press. It also gives much-needed versatility to cook numerous food types, including vegetables, fries, poultry, etc. For other meals, you can use your preferred custom temperature and time settings.

The overall design is remarkable, with durable parts that come in a compact build. It includes a feature for keeping your food warm, a reminder when it’s time to shake your meal, and detachable parts that are dishwasher friendly. You can even select from the three variants available.

Product Specifications:

  • Product weight is 11.9 pounds (5.4 kilograms)
  • Product dimensions are 11.8 x 14.3 x 12.7 inches (29.97 x 36.32 x 32.26 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1700 Watts/AC 120V
  • Temperature ranges between 170°F-400°F (77°C-205°C)
  • Available in black, burgundy red, and creamy white

What consumers love:

  1. Versatile 11 cooking functions plus pre-heat and keep warm
  2. Large capacity
  3. One-touch LED control panel and display
  4. Easy to use and clean
  5. Compact and durable design
  6. Detachable and dishwater-friendly
  7. Multiple colors to choose from

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Cooks quite slowly
  2. Steam may escape through the drawer

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Basket Air Fryer

The Instant brand is a Canadian company known for its innovative Instant Pot pressure cooker. However, they have since expanded into the booming air fryer industry, with this product being one of their best.

This option combines design, control, and performance to give you great value for money. Its 6 quarts (5.7 litres) capacity is the joint highest on this list, and you can put that to good use for either air frying, roasting, baking, or reheating a cooked meal. 

What’s more, the presets are accessible with a one-touch press, or you could input your own preferred time and temperature. This healthy air fryer uses far less oil for cooking and wastes no time in getting your meals cooked to perfection.

Cleaning the basket and other parts is a breeze since they do well in the dishwasher. I also love that this option gives you a lot of freedom to choose, coming in five different variants.

Product Specifications:

  • Product weight is 12.08 pounds (5.5 kilograms)
  • Product dimensions are 14.92 x 12.36 x 12.83 inches (38 x 31 x 33 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 120V – 60Hz
  • Available in black

What consumers love:

  1. Large capacity
  2. Cooks fast
  3. Easy use and cleaning
  4. Comes with preset functions
  5. Compact and durable design
  6. Available in multiple colors
  7. Detachable parts
  8. One-touch LED control panel and display

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Instructions are not detailed
  2. There have been some isolated cases of a plastic smell during initial usage, but the smell quickly vanishes after a few uses and cleaning.

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

COSORI Smart Air Fryer

The second entry from COSORI is the sophisticated COSORI Smart Air Fryer. If you’re interested in an affordable air fryer with a large capacity and some of the most advanced technologies, this should tick all the boxes for you. 

The COSORI Smart Air Fryer works with the VeSync mobile application and voice commands, such as Alexa and Google Assistant, to give you absolute control and convenience. With ten cooking presets, you can make several meals with the press of a button, and that’s not all; you can even customize the presets to meet your specific needs.

That means you can save multiple settings and just click a button to cook every time. Apart from remote control through the mobile app, it also gives you alerts, such as when your meal is cooked or when it’s time to flip them.

The entire family can get an adequate share of the meal with its spacious capacity of 5.8 quarts (5.5 litres). It is also relatively lightweight and compact, with removable dishwasher-friendly parts.

Product Specifications:

  • Weighs 12.3 pounds (5.6 kilograms)
  • The dimension is 11.78 x 13.87 x 12 inches (30 x 35 x 31 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1700 Watts/ AC 120V
  • Available in black 

What consumers love:

  1. Comes with 10 pre-set functions
  2. Works touch screen that is at a 68 degrees angle to face you
  3. Easy to operate with voice commands using Alexa and Google devices. It also uses the VeSync app to pre-set the device with your own settings.
  4. Remains cool while cooking
  5. Dishwasher friendly and easy to clean
  6. Cooks fast
  7. Access to hundreds of recipes
  8. Advanced features and controls 
  9. Adjustable temperature
  10. Detachable parts

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Setting cooking temperature/time could be challenging
  2. Limited color option

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Chefman Air Fryer with presets

The Chefman 4.6-Quart Air Fryer is an appliance that puts you in absolute control and helps you to minimize your oil use leading to healthier meals with reduced calorie and fat intake. Its 4.6-quart (4.4 liter) capacity is slightly lower than other options, but that also has advantages such as efficient kitchen spacing and/or storage. 

It has one of the most compact designs on this list, making it capable of getting into the tiniest of top counter spaces. I also love that this option is lightweight compared to the other entries, weighing just 8.8 pounds (4.0 kg).

This product has preset settings that help you make fries, fry poultry, and seafood, and reheat leftover meals, all with the press of a button. You can also control the time and temperature based on preference. If you’d be engaging in other tasks while cooking, its shake reminder, which notifies you when it’s time to flip or shake your meal for even cooking, would be helpful to avoid burnt meals.

Chefman has done a great job with this air fryer by fitting it with detachable and dishwater-friendly parts. This is perfect for families that want to air-fry large quantities with the smallest space possible.

Product Specifications:

  • Product weight is 8.82 pounds (4 kilograms)
  • The dimension is 10.5 x 12 x 12.75 inches (27 x 30 x 32 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1500 Watts/ AC 120V
  • Temperature ranges between 200°F-400°F (93°C-205°C)
  • Available in black 

What consumers love:

  1. Relatively lightweight
  2. Easy to operate and clean
  3. Advanced features and controls 
  4. Adjustable temperature
  5. Comes with preset functions
  6. Cooks fast
  7. Compact and durable design
  8. Detachable parts
  9. Dishwasher friendly

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Capacity is comparatively low
  2. Limited color option

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Ninja AF150AMZ Air Fryer XL

Ninja has its headquarters in the US, and it started manufacturing cooking appliances in 2008. The Ninja AF 150AMZ Air Fryer is loved for its deep-frying capability. Whether you’re making snacks, seafood, or poultry, this appliance leaves you with all-around crispiness that uses the most minimal oil.

It is capable of different functions, including reheating, roasting, and dehydration. What’s more, any of these options can be activated with the press of a button. When using a preferred temperature setting, one can adjust this by using the input keys, with an LED screen displaying the temperature setting.

The overall build is compact and lightweight, making it suitable for tiny spaces. It also has durable parts that would stand the test of time. The 5.5 quarts (5.2 Litre) capacity is also commendable. Despite being slightly smaller than some options on the list, it should accommodate close to 2 pounds (1kg) of food.

Finally, this fryer has accessories, such as a basket, multi-layer rack, and crisper plate. Each one of these is easy to clean as well as fun, during and after.

Product Specifications:

  • Products weight is 11.7 pounds (5.3 kilograms)
  • Product dimensions are 14 x 11 x 14.75 inches (36 x 28 x 37 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1750 Watts
  • Temperature ranges between 105°F-400°F (41°C-205°C)
  • Available in black

What consumers love:

  1. Good capacity
  2. Dishwasher-friendly
  3. Compact and durable design
  4. Multiple cooking modes
  5. Good temperature range

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Limited color option
  2. Uneven cooking where food was piled on top of each other as the basket is small

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Philips Kitchen Appliances Premium Digital Airfryer

Philips is a world-renowned electronics company, headquartered in Amsterdam. It is no surprise that Philips has a product on the list, considering it introduced the air fryer to consumers in 2010.

It is safe to say that Philips has improved their products over the years and this one saves you a lot of time. This product heats up quickly and cooks meals evenly. The controls let you make quick functional adjustments, while its multiple operating modes allow you to air fry, roast, bake, or grill.

This product has a keep-warm function in case you’re not ready to serve the meal. It is also easy to clean with parts that are detachable and dishwater safe.

One area of note is its 3-quart (2.8 litre) capacity, which is the lowest on the list. However, Philips does promise that it can cook for 4 or more people and the reviews that I have researched do not dispute this claim.

Overall, you can be certain that this product ticks multiple boxes and should give you good value for money.

Product Specifications:

  • Product weight is 15.08 pounds (6.8 kilograms)
  • Products dimensions are 14.3 x 13.8 x 13.7 inches (36 x 35 x 35 cm)
  • The power rating is 1425 Watts 
  • Available in black 

What consumers love:

  1. Multiple cooking modes
  2. Heats up quickly and cooks fast
  3. Easy to operate and clean
  4. Detachable parts
  5. Dishwasher friendly
  6. Easy cleaning

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Heavier than the other options on the list
  2. Low capacity
  3. Limited color option

Overall customers rating: Good Buy

NuWave Brio 6-Quart Air Fryer

This is an air fryer that boasts features and functions that any user will fall in love with. The NuWave Brio 6-Quart Air Fryer comes with a number of accessories. The most impressive one being the grill pan that gives your food a sear.  Built to ensure convenience, each accessory can be removed for cleaning.

The presets can also be activated using a single button press. When using custom temperature settings, one has the option of selecting temperatures in 5-degree Fahrenheit increments. Accessories include a basket divider that makes it easy to cook different meals simultaneously – a feature that is both time- and energy-saving.

With a 6-quart capacity (5.7 litre), this is a large air fryer can cook up to 2 pounds of french fries or a small chicken. So, this would be able be ideal for family of 4. I recommend this air fryer for anyone looking for a dependable air fryer that doesn’t break the bank. 

There is even the option to download an app that enables you to operate the appliance through one’s smartphone!

With all the meals that a proud owner will be making, the labels on the buttons may fade over time. Luckily, through frequent use, button positions will be memorised by that time and, there is the phone app too.

Product Specifications:

  • Product weight is  18 pounds (8.2 kilograms)
  • The dimension is 10.5 x 10.5 x 13 inches (27 x 27 x 33 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 120V
  • Temperature ranges between 100°F-400°F (37.8°C – 204.4°C)
  • Available in black 

What consumers love:

  1. Large capacity
  2. Advanced features and 100 pre-programmed recipes
  3. Compact and durable design
  4. Detachable parts
  5. Dishwasher friendly
  6. Adjustable temperatures

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Limited color
  2. Some consumers found the preset timers not accurate.

Overall customers rating: Good Buy

Conclusion

Air fryer technologies have improved both the way we cook and enhance the healthiness of our meals. With so many options to choose from, it is a fun and enjoyable journey to choose the right one for you. However, one must also consider buying a size that takes care of one’s family’s needs. All the options I’ve listed above are the top air fryer products I have come across, offering the best size, efficiency, and speed criteria for any buying decision.

The COSORI Air Fryer Max XL is my top pick of the 7, because it is powerful and comes with a number of wonderful features. But if you have space for a slightly bigger appliance and more freedom to cook for a larger family or special occasion, consider going for the Instant Vortex 4-in-1 Basket Air Fryer.

The NuWave Brio is another interesting option that is available in two different dimensions, while the others have everything, from affordability to premium features. No matter the size or need of your family, you should get an ideal product from the options above.