Considering buying a large air fryer? We have all the information you need to help pick out the best large air fryer for your home!
There is a lot of information in this article, if you would like to skip to a specific section, just click it in the table of contents below!
- Let’s talk about the Large Air Fryer
- Large Air Fryer
- Air Fryer 5 qt
- 6 quart air fryer
- Extra large air fryer or family sized air fryer
- Family Sized Air Fryer
- Best Air Fryer for family of 4
- The BEST large air fryers
- Recipes for a large air fryer
- Tips for Choosing the Right Air Fryer Size
- Big Air Fryer Conclusion
Let’s talk about the Large Air Fryer
If you are in the market to purchase a large air fryer, you need to consider many factors! Do I want an air fryer with a basket? Do you want a double basket air fryer? Do I want an air fryer oven? So you have the style of the air fryer to compare and consider.
You have probably decided that you need a large air fryer and that is how you landed here. If so, welcome! There are so many brands of air fryers out there as well as different models. So before you buy that new kitchen appliance we want to make sure that you pick the right one! To help make it easier, we have broken it all down for you in this post!
With over 100 air fryer model options out there, it can be confusing. The most common air fryer sizes are 2 quart to 6 quarts. BUT we are talking about the large air fryer here, so we are going bigger than 6 quarts!
Did you know, there are extra large sized air fryers that are up to 13 quarts? Air Fryers are generally not labeled as a small air fryer or a large air fryer, etc. They are labeled with quarts (here in the US) so we are going to stick with that for this article. This article is written based upon air fryers available in the United States. Other countries may vary slightly and those air fryers will also probably be measured in liters, not quarts.
This information is based upon the research that we have done in our test kitchens here in the US and around the globe! It also takes into consideration the opinions from our air fryer community which is over 860,000 global air fryer friends!
Large Air Fryer
Many of our air fryer friends, in our air fryer community, say that they wished they would have bought a large air fryer to start with. That is pretty common and that might be how you are feeling, so let’s break it down to see which large air fryer or extra large air fryer might be the right fit for you!
If you are cooking for a family and want to be able to cook the entire main dish in the air fryer, such as Air Fryer Chicken Tenders, then a large air fryer or extra large air fryer might be the right air fryer size for you.
If you want to make large batches of snacks like, Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers or Air Fryer Potato Skins then a large or extra large air fryer would be the right air fryer size for you. I can personally speak to this. We are a family of four and sometimes we do have to air fryer in batches. Having an extra large air fryer helps cut down my time in the kitchen. Less batches of food, is less time spent in the kitchen!
Generally, the large air fryers are ones with baskets, however some of the air fryers in the “large air fryer” category do have racks.
Air Fryer 5 qt
When shopping for air fryer 5 qt, we would recommend taking a deeper look at these:
- Crownful Air Fryer - air fryer 5 qt
- GoWise - air fryer 5 qt
- Cosori - air fryer 5 qt (One of our personal favorites!) See our review here.
- Oster - air fryer 5 qt
6 Quart Air Fryer
Many of the 5-6 quart air fryers are very similar, while the quart size varies by only 1 quart, they should probably be considered in the same category. Just like the 5 qt air fryer, the 6 quart air fryer will easily cook up 4-5 frozen turkey burgers at a time or a bag of frozen chicken wings.
If you are shopping for a 6 quart air fryer, be sure to check these out:
- Ultrean - 6 quart air fryer
- Instant Vortex - 6 quart air fryer
- Dash - 6 quart air fryer
- NuWave Brio - 6 quart air fryer
Extra Large Air Fryer or Family Sized Air Fryer
To keep things a little more concise, we have joined together the extra large air fryer and family sized air fryer into the same category. We consider an extra large air fryer to be 7 quarts or more. When it comes to an extra large air fryer there are a few things to consider.
Space for a Family Sized Air Fryer
When you get into the extra large air fryer category, these air fryer units are big. They will take up a lot of counter space or a lot of space in your cabinets. Be sure that your kitchen can handle the size of the unit!
Functions of an extra large air fryer
When you dip your toes into the extra large air fryer category you actually get an air fryer with a lot more options than a small air fryer. These family sized air fryers tend to have several functions, like: baking air frying, dehydrating, broiling and more! Did you want or need all those functions the family sized air fryer will bring to the table?
Style of Family Sized Air Fryer
Generally, the style of a family sized air fryer is an air fryer oven. It simply works the best for use of space in the appliance. If you do not want an oven type air fryer, be sure to do your research and stick to the large air fryer size! (5-6 quarts)
Best air fryer for family of 4
One of the most popular questions we get is what is the Best air fryer for a family of 4? It is one of those questions that if we nickel for each time it was asked, we would be rich! Ha! Probably not rich but you get what we are trying to say!
So when it comes to the Best air fryer for a family of 4 we would hands down say, this Cosori Oven. Click here to read our Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven Review. I can honestly say that this is 100% my favorite air fryer on the market and it's been keeping that number one spot in my heart (and my kitchen) for over a year now! It is literally my GO TO air fryer! There are other styles of Cosori Air Fryer Ovens, but this model is our favorite! It is the perfect size for our family of four.
The BEST Large Air Fryers
So we have talked about size, features and more. Now is the time to give you our recommendations of air fryers to check out. Do not take our word for it, check out the reviews on amazon too or ask in our Air Fryer Community Facebook Group!
Check out what we think are the BEST large air fryers:
- Ultrean - 8.5 quart basket
- WowChef - 20 quart oven style
- Kalorik Maxx - 20 quart oven style
- Cosori Air Fryer Oven - 32 quart oven style
Tips for Choosing the Right Air Fryer Size
- Consider what you want to make
- Consider how many people you are cooking for.
- Consider available counter space
- Always size up - get one size bigger than you “think” you will need (also consider that larger air fryers may need increased cook time for general recipes)
- Your budget
Where can I find recipes for my air fryer
Big Air Fryer Conclusion
Basically, you need to decide what air fryer size will cook the amount of food you need and want. Remember your available kitchen and counter space as well as your budget. Does the big air fryer fit both your counter space AND your budget?
If your budget allows, we recommend you size up to the next big air fryer, one more size than you think you’ll need. This is the biggest takeaway that we can give, we hear this again and again from our air fryer community.
Be sure to take a look at our other articles as you continue to do your air fryer research when considering buying a big air fryer. We have articles specially geared towards small air fryer, large air fryer, air fryer oven, the best air fryer, air fryer reviews, double air fryer, air fryer sizes and glass air fryer!
Ready to further your air fryer expertise? Be sure to check out our air fryer guides to help you along the way! After you get that perfect air fryer size and bring it home be sure to download our Air Fryer Starter Guide, Convert your Oven Recipes to Air Fryer Recipes using our Air Fryer Calculator, Learn WHY your air fryer might be smoking, learn about Putting FOIL in your air fryer, Tips for your Air Fryer, How to clean your Air Fryer and our printable air fryer times cheat sheet! And of course check out our Common Air Fryer Mistakes, so you know what NOT to do!
We would love to hear from you! Drop us a comment below telling us what air fryer size you selected for yourself or your family.