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Top Family Sized Air Fryers You Should Know

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 Turbo Blaze

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 Air Fryer Turbo Blaze 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 6 quarts (5.7 liters) capacity that can easily cater for the perfect and healthy meals for a family of 3 to 5 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 13.2 pounds (6 kilograms)
  • Product dimensions are 14.4 x 11.8 x 11.9 inches ( 36 x 30 x 30 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1725 Watts
  • Maximum Temperature 450°F (232°C)
  • Available in black

What consumers love:

  1. Versatile 9 cooking functions inclusing pre-heat and keep warm
  2. Cooks really fast
  3. Large capacity
  4. One-touch LED control panel and display
  5. There are 5 fan speeds to choose from
  6. Easy to use and clean
  7. Compact and durable design
  8. Detachable and dishwater-friendly

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. A small percentage of users has noted a plastic smell on first use which lasted a while

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Instant Vortex 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 great for family meals, 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, and there are 6 pre-set menus to choose from. This healthy air fryer uses far less oil for cooking and wastes no time in perfecting your meals.

Two features impressed me here. The first is the clear window that allows you to check on your food while it’s cooking. The second is the “Odor Ease Technology, ” which uses built-in air filters to remove odors while the food is cooking.

Product Specifications:

  • Product weight is 16.19 pounds (7 kilograms)
  • Product dimensions are 12.8 x 11.8 x 14.9 inches (32 x 30 x 38 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1700 Watts/ 120 Volts
  • Available in black

What consumers love:

  1. Easy-to-follow instructions
  2. Cooks fast
  3. 6 preset functions
  4. Glass window to see food cooking
  5. One-touch LED control panel and display

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. Some users find that the meats come out drier so you will need to go through a few more batches to find the perfect cooking settings

Overall customers rating: Great Buy


The second entry from COSORI is the sophisticated COSORI Pro II 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. 

What sets this beauty apart from the rest is its ability to save up to 10 custom presets for your recipes. No more repeated settings for meals that you prepare frequently! Plus the 12 pre-set cooking menu will give you a lot of options to choose from.

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 part

Product Specifications:

  • Weighs 12.3 pounds (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/ 120V
  • Available in black 

What consumers love:

  1. It comes with 12 useful pre-set functions 
  2. Can save 10 of your own time and temperature
  3. The shake reminder can be turned on or off
  4. Dishwasher friendly and easy to clean
  5. Cooks fast
  6. Access to 100 recipes

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. It makes loud noises while cooking

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Chefman Air Fryer

The Chefman 5-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 5-quart (4.7-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 smaller spaces. I also love that this option is lightweight compared to the other entries, weighing just 10.2 pounds (5 kg).

This family air fryer is a no-frills or fuss air fryer as it has four pre-set menus that cover the most common cooking needs. Therefore making it a simple and affordable air fryer. 

If you’re engaged 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. The Chefman is a great option as a first air fryer because it is a decent size with basic functions. This is the perfect family air fryer for a small kitchen space.

Product Specifications:

  • Product weight is 10.2 pounds (5 kilograms)
  • The dimension is 11 x 14 x 13 inches (28 x 36 x 33 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1500 Watts/ 120V
  • Maximum temperature 400°F (205°C)
  • Available in stainless Steel

What consumers love:

  1. Relatively lightweight
  2. Easy to operate and clean
  3. Great design 
  4. Only 4 basic functions
  5. Compact and durable design

Some factors to be aware of:

  1. A small amount of users have noted that the coating starts peeling off 

Overall customers rating: Great Buy

Ninja Air Fryer

Ninja has its headquarters in the US, and it started manufacturing cooking appliances in 2008. The Ninja AF 150 AMZ 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. Its air fryer basket is ceramic coated. This makes a great nonstick surface, which helps with making cleaning easy. The 5.5-quart (5.2-liter) capacity is also commendable. Although 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:

  • Product weight is 11.7 pounds (5 kilograms)
  • Product dimensions are 14 x 11 x 14.75 inches (36 x 28 x 37 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1750 Watts/ 120 Volts
  • Maximum temperature 400°F (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. 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 is a popular air fryer brand, 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 14.5 x 14 x 14 inches (36.8 x 35.5 x 35.5 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  18.4 pounds (8 kilograms)
  • The dimension is 10.5 x 10.5 x 13 inches (27 x 27 x 33 centimeters)
  • The power rating is 1800 Watts/ 120V
  • Maximum Temperature is 400°F (37.8°C – 205°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


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 Turbo Blaze 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 Air Fryer.

As for the smaller end of the family-sized air fryers, I would recommend the Ninja 150 AMZ. No matter the size or need of your family, you should get an ideal product from the options above.

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