Aside from price, the biggest surprise new air fryer owners have is just how much space they take up. That’s why we advise you to look at some budget friendly. Something that won’t dominate your entire kitchen first before making a bigger investment down the line. In this post, we’ve put together a list of what we see are the best small kitchen air fryers.
If you’re looking for your first air fryer- or grabbing a gift – it’s not easy to decide which air fryer you should invest in. Like with most things, you’re likely paying most attention to the price point. Since this may be your first air fryer, you don’t want to spend too much money. Especially because you haven’t fallen in love with air frying- yet.
The Best Air Fryers for Small Kitchens
In a rush? Here are links to our favorite air fryers for small kitchens. We go into more detail about why we like them later on in this article.
|BLACK+DECKER Purify 2-Liter||$$$||BEST PRICE|
|Dash DCAF150GBGY02||$||BEST PRICE|
|GoWISE USA GW22633 2.75-Quart Digital||$$||BEST PRICE|
Our Favorite Air Fryer Reviews
Here are our reviews of the best air fryers for small kitchens in 2021 to help you choose the right one for your needs. We’ve drawn the line at under $100 as we think if you’re spending more than that it’s not really a budget air fryer.
1: BLACK+DECKER HF110SBD Air Fryer – Best Pick
Black+Decker HF110SBD Specifications
|Dimensions:||11 x 9.8 x 11.5 inches|
|Price:||$$$ (Check the best price)|
If you’re ready to jump right into the world of air frying, this is our top recommendation. Slightly larger than the other two air fryer units, the Black+Decker HF110SBD houses two convection fan for better heat distribution.
And more heat distribution equals crispier food.
This is an analogue unit, so no digital temperature read outs, which makes it easier to cook. Just turn the dial and you’re good. Since the temperature measures are a bit small, I marked my default temperatures with a sharpie.
Overall, it’s a powerful unit given its size and our top recommendation.
Here is the full BLACK+DECKER HF110SBD Air Fryer review
2: Dash DCAF150GBGY02 Air Fryer Oven – Smallest Pick
Dash DCAF150GBGY02 Specifications
|Dimensions:||10.2 x 8.1 x 11.4 inches|
|Colors:||black, grey, aqua, red, white|
|Price:||$ (Check the best price)|
This is our smallest air fryer recommendation- the Dash Air Fryer is about half the weight of a standard fryer. You’ll have no problem fitting this in your kitchen. It’s ideal for a first apartment, smaller kitchen, college dorm or even traveling in a camper or RV. Even better- it automatically will shut off once the timer is done, making it incredibly safe.
The only takeaway is this unit cooks VERY hot. Definitely not safe for children. You’ll want to have a few inches of empty space around the unit to allow the heat to go out.
Here is the full Dash DCAF150GBGY02 Air Fryer Oven Review
3. GoWISE USA GW22633 – First Runner Up
GoWISE USA GW22633 Specifications:
|Dimensions:||11 x 8 x 6 inches|
|Colors:||red, teal, black, white, majestic, blush, mint, and plum|
|Price:||$$ (Check the best price)|
The best feature of the GoWise USA isn’t just the cooking.. It’s the customer support. With a 1 year warranty (the best out of all the air fryers) you can feel comfortable invested in an air fryer and having GoWise USA support you just in case anything happens.
Otherwise, the GoWise checks the boxes for a great air fryer choice. Remember, getting the most of your air fryer is about following the instructions. (That’s why you’ll see a handful of GoWise owners mentioning their unit falling apart. 99% of the time it’s from failure to follow the simple directions.)
The biggest downside to this air fryer unit is that the only way to change temperature or time is to hit pause. Once paused, then you make your adjustments. Not a huge problem, but if you forget to “unpause” the unit still appears to run when it’s stopped!
Here is the full GoWISE USA GW22633 Review
What is the best size air fryer for one person?
The best air fryer size for one person will be between 1-2 quarts. This gives you enough space to cook a meal for one- or snacks for two. These air fryers are also small enough to fit on a counter top without monopolizing your kitchen. And, because they’re smaller, they tend to be safer and produce less heat.
To conclude, though we’d recommend checking out the BLACK+DECKER HF110SBD Air Fryer as we think this has some of the best features compared to the others. It is a little more pricy than some of the others. But Black+Decker is a top name in the kitchen appliance game in terms of quality and durability so we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
If you are on a budget we probably suggest either the GoWISE USA GW22633 for it’s solid performance and superb customer support or the Dash DCAF150GBGY02 for being the most compact and least expensive option for your kitchen,
So we hope that helps to narrow down some of the best small-kitchen air fryers available. We’ll continue to monitor any new units that come out and add to this post if we see any that look promising.
Let us know which one you go for!