Air fryers are everywhere today. Most people have one or at the very least, have experienced the amazing cooking abilities that these appliances offer.
But what are the best air fryers made in the USA? Unfortunately, as sad as it is to admit, there aren’t any that are MADE in the United States. There are however a couple of brands out there that design their air fryers in the US.
So today, we will take a deep dive into the best air fryers that have been designed, developed, and tested in America.
As always, we included a wide variety of options that differ in price range, features, functionality, and size.
How to Choose the Best Air Fryers (In General) – Buyer’s Guide
For today’s guide on buying air fryers, hands-down the most important factor to consider in any purchase is where the air fryer comes from. After all, that’s kind of the point.
However, many people seem to JUST look at that. Throw any other consideration out of the door.
But there are still factors that you have to consider before just buying an air fryer. Because as most of us have experienced before, you don’t want to end up with an expensive appliance that is pretty much useless.
So, let’s dive right in.
Made in the United States
As mentioned, this is the first factor you have to consider. Now for those of you wondering why this is important, it’s essential to support local businesses and manufacturers.
Unfortunately, while many models are designed within the US, most of them are made in China and imported. That’s just the way it is. And as hard as we tried finding ANY, just one single model, manufactured here, our efforts were fruitless.
But why is this the case? Well, it’s kind of obvious, and the same song sung for decades. It’s cheaper to make in China. The factories are already set up, and the cost of materials and labor is significantly lower.
Now, if you do happen to know of a brand or model that we missed, definitely let us know! We would love to promote them within the US to support small businesses.
For today’s guide, we’ve included models that, at one point or another, are designed, manufactured, or assembled in the United States. For the most part, these appliances are usually made in three or more locations. So nothing is “purely from” x-country or y-country anymore.
Type of Air Fryer
Next up is the type, because today, an air fryer isn’t just an air fryer anymore.
You can, of course, go for a classic, simple design. However, we personally prefer multi-functional air fryers. This either means that they have different built-in settings or are two-in-one appliances.
Either way, first figure out what will benefit you and your kitchen most. If you have a small kitchen or limited counter space, you may want to opt for a multi-functional appliance instead of hoarding five different ones!
Size of Air Fryer
One thing most people say when it comes to air fryers is “I wish I bought a bigger model.” And hey, we get it!
Air fryers are expensive. And more often than not, you convince yourself that you can make the smaller option work.
But when it comes to air fryers, we say the bigger the better. This reduces the number of batches you have to fry and allows you to make bigger portions as well.
Because trust us when we say, there is nothing worse than having to fry 4 batches of chicken wings for a family of two. There is nothing worse than thawing a chicken just to have to be too big for your air fryer basket.
This is again where knowing what you need comes in handy.
Unfortunately, it’s not something anyone can ignore in today’s economy. You have to consider the price and what you are getting for it.
Some air fryer models are expensive simply because of their brand name. And if you want the features that the specific model offers, always look at lesser-known brands first. There are many air fryers out there that do EXACTLY the same thing but at a much more reasonable price.
“But unknown brand names always make bad quality products.” Not true!
Today, larger companies that have been around forever dominate the market. But it doesn’t mean that they are the best, most affordable, or even most versatile in their options.
Many smaller brands are buried under marketing from large corporations that they cannot afford or match.
If you found an air fryer from a brand you don’t know very well, check the reviews. People are always brutally honest and nit-pick things you probably won’t even care about.
7 Best Air Fryers Made In The USA
|CHEFMAN XL Digital Air Fryer
|Simple, space-saving, budget-friendly air fryer designed and developed in the USA. With its sleek design and all-digital functions, it’s an easy choice to make for any amateur or pro air fryer enthusiast.
|GoWISE USA 5.8 Quart 8-In-1 Air Fryer + Recipe Book
|A reputable brand that designs most of its products, including this air fryer, in the US. It has 8 preset cooking functions and quite a large cooking capacity.
|NuWave Brio 8 Quart Air Fryer
|A 6-in-1 air fryer that comes with another 100 pre-set cooking features. It also has a built-in digital probe thermometer that will help you yield the best and safest results.
|Ninja AF101 4 Quart Air Fryer
|A sleek design from a reputable brand. This model comes with many cooking functions and a broad temperature range, making it easy to dehydrate or roast effortlessly.
|COSORI Pro lll 6.8 Quart Air Fryer
|An incredibly futuristic air fryer with many cooking settings and wireless features (like voice activation and remote app control features).
|NuWave Air Fryer Smart Oven XL
|A massive multi-functional air fryer that comes with hundreds of cooking settings and additional tools to help you cook better. This includes trays, grills, thermometers, and rotisserie tools.
|Chefman 6.3 Quart 4-In-1 Digital Air Fryer
|A large capacity, affordable, multi-functional air fryer with rotisserie tools. It also comes with preset functions to make cooking your favorite dishes much easier.
1. CHEFMAN XL Digital Air Fryer
We will start with a simple air fryer that is easy to use but still versatile. And it’s not nearly as expensive as better-known international brand names.
This 6.5 Quart air fryer, according to the FAQs section, is designed in the United States and manufactured in China, like virtually all of CHEFMAN’s products.
What makes us LOVE this simple air fryer is the basic, yet super useful, functions that it has. With this air fryer, you have 4 cooking functions to choose from frying, roasting, cooking, and baking.
The non-stick basket has also been designed in such a way to be space-saving and ergonomic. Plus, you can just throw it in the dishwasher once you are finished with it! This makes clean-up a lot less stressful!
The temperature is also set digitally and has a range between 175-400⁰F (80-205⁰C). The digital function also means that you won’t have to worry about inaccurate temperature settings or even fluctuating temperatures!
This model comes with a 60-minute timer that has an auto-off built-in function. This will help you to completely avoid overcooking food and wasting electricity.
Overall, this model is budget-friendly, versatile in cooking settings, space-saving, and works great. And if you don’t want to take our word for it, go read the thousands of 5-star reviews!
2. GoWISE USA 5.8 Quart 8-In-1 Air Fryer + Recipe Book
The plum color may not be everybody’s thing. But don’t worry, there are many others to choose from.
This GoWise USA air fryer is a little bit misleading. It’s not made in the US at all. However, it is designed here and exclusively sold to the US for US citizens.
Even though they are a small brand and many people have never heard of them before doesn’t mean that they are unknown. They offer many different products (even air fryers specifically) and have thousands of great reviews. Plus, the benefit of buying from a smaller manufacturer is that you will pay less for what you get.
So, what do you get from this model?
As mentioned, it’s an 8-in-1 model. This refers to pre-set cooking functions that it has to perfectly cook specific dishes or ingredients. Some examples include cooking pork, chicken, steak, and shrimp. It also bakes very well and can even make a crispy pizza.
And, of course, just so nobody has any doubts, it’s an excellent air fryer.
Like most air fryers these days, this model is all digital. You can set the temperature anywhere between 180-400⁰F (82-205⁰C).
It also has an alarm function that you can set in increments of 5, 10, or 15 minutes. This reminds you to shake or turn your food for better, crispier results.
And what makes this fryer even more attractive is the recipe book that they include. It has over 50 delicious tried-and-tested dishes you can make using your GoWise USA air fryer.
3. NuWave Brio 8 Quart Air Fryer
NuWave is a better-known brand that designs and develops its products in the United States. Specifically, this model has been worked on at their Illinois office.
This NuWave air fryer is perfect for large families or groups. It has a massive capacity with all-digital features.
You have 6 cooking settings to choose from: air frying, roasting, broiling, grilling, baking, and dehydrating. This means you can replace your oven completely and use a much more energy-efficient, space-saving, multi-functional appliance instead.
And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, they have 100 pre-programmed cooking features with 50 additional memory slots you can use. This way you can repeatedly make your favorite dishes consistently!
One feature that makes this appliance even better is the built-in digital probe thermometer. This makes it easy to test the doneness of your food before serving it. Not only does this result in yummier dishes, but safer meals too!
4. Ninja AF101 4 Quart Air Fryer
Ninja is arguably the best-known brand of air fryers on our list today. But that also makes it one of the more expensive options for what you get. So, if you are looking for a small, high-quality, reliable air fryer, this option is a must-buy!
Ninja appliances are not manufactured in the USA. As 99% of air fryers are, they are made in China. However, it is said that most of their designs come from the US. Plus, Ninja is marketed toward the USA, so it also makes sense.
As mentioned, this air fryer is much smaller. Ideally, it works for single people or couples. It only has a 4-quart capacity, but you’d be surprised how space-efficient the design is.
You can change the temperature of this model anywhere between 105-400⁰F (40-205⁰C). This makes it extremely versatile, and you can even dehydrate food!
The air frying basket is completely non-stick and comes with a crisper rack. This small tool (that most manufacturers don’t include) will drastically increase your cooking capacity and crisping results. Instead of cooking 1 layer of chicken wings, you can now cook 2.
5. COSORI Pro lll 6.8 Quart Air Fryer
COSORI is a brand similar in status and quality to Ninja. The big difference is the design of their appliances, with COSORI’s arguably being more futuristic.
This brand designs develops, and tests all of their products in California, USA. While it’s still made in China, it has American cooks’ needs in mind.
There are a couple of models from this brand, but we find this one most versatile. It has quite a large cooking capacity with a unique rectangular design. While this is not only aesthetically pleasing to look at, it is highly functional and utilizes the space much better.
This air fryer has 6 cooking functions and 6 pre-set dishes. You can air fry, reheat, roast, keep warm, bake, and broil.
This smart appliance also comes with a useful app, loaded with recipes. Plus, you can easily control the air fryer using it and it can be activated with voice control through Google Assistance and Alexa. As we’ve said: futuristic.
And finally, your air frying basket is made with a non-stick BPA and PFOA-free coating. It is dishwasher safe making cleaning easier than ever!
6. NuWave Air Fryer Smart Oven XL
The next product is not for everyone. It’s a massive multi-functional air fryer aimed at big families or people wanting to cut back on multiple countertop appliances.
First, this is a 15.5-quart air fryer with many built-in cooking functions. It can air-fry, grill, bake, roast, dehydrate, broil, toast, reheat, defrost, and so much more. It comes with 100 pre-programmed menu presets for your convenience.
The model has 4 rack positions so you can either cook large batches of food or an entire meal at once!
This model comes with a ton of accessories. It has a stainless steel rotisserie basket and skewer, stainless steel mesh racks and trays, a drip tray, and a reversible non-stick grill and griddle plate. Plus, it also comes with a digital probe thermometer.
So, why isn’t it higher on our list? Mainly because it’s a little pricey. However, it doesn’t come close to the combined price of multiple appliances that are needed to do all of this.
7. Chefman 6.3 Quart 4-In-1 Digital Air Fryer
Last but not least, we end today’s list with a more simpler, but incredibly versatile air fryer.
This model can bake, air fry, reheat, roast, dehydrate, and has tools for rotisserie cooking. Plus, it also has some preset cooking functions that will make the experience easier.
Along with the air fryer, you will also get a rotisserie basket and spit, stainless steel mesh racks, and a drip tray. And what makes these tools even better is that they are all dishwasher safe.
This large-capacity air fryer is perfect for small kitchens and families of up to 4. There is also a 10-quart model available that you can try if you have a very big family.