1. Cosori Air Fryer Max XL: Best Commercial Air Fryer For Beginners
Recognized for both design and functionality, the award-winning Cosori Air Frye Max XL makes cooking a lot easier. It comes with 13 cooking functions that include 11 presets, a keep warm, and a preheat option. The presets are a blessing for most novice cooks out there because it lessens the burden of preparing french fries, steak, bacon, vegetables and other edibles to perfection. However, if the inbuilt temperatures and cooking times are not to your liking, you can always adjust them manually.
A feature that helps the Cosori Air Fryer stand out from other Air Fryers in the market is the easily accessible controls. Spread out beautifully across the dash panel, the white icons only need a touch to get the machine working as you desire. It saves a lot of time, especially if you are running a busy kitchen. Further, the 5.8-quart basket of the Cosori is spacious enough to fit a 4-pound chicken, which is quite a surprise given its compact design. Guess it’s named the “Max XL” for a reason.
2. NuWave Brio Air Fryer:-Best Medium Capacity Commercial Air Fryer
If you have to describe the Nuwave Brio Air Fryer with just one word, it would be “consistency”. The even cooking and stable temperature it provides during operation are pretty much unmatched.
You can expect your food to be beautifully cooked on all sides, which is very convenient. We all know how embarrassing it is to have food that’s overcooked on one side while raw on the other. But you need not worry about that anymore with the NuWave Brio Air Fryer. It achieves “near perfect” cooking because of the evenly spread hot air circulation. The air fryer also keeps tabs on the chamber temperature every 120s to make sure that the food is being cooked at the set temperature.
Besides a great cooking experience, the Nuwave offers a 6-quart fryer basket, which is more than enough to hold food fit for 3 to 5 people. However, despite all the good it can do, the design seems bulky. So reconsider investing in one if you are working with limited space. But apart from that function-wise, the Nuwave Brio Air Fryer is top-notch.
3. Chefwave Air Fryer and Dehydrator:-Best Commercial Air Fryer For Cooking Multiple Batches
Size matters….. for commercial Air Fryers, especially if you are using them in a bustling kitchen. So, including the Chefwave Air Fryer with its huge 12.6-quart cooking capacity on this list seemed like the right thing to do.
The cooking space will allow you to prepare enough food to cater to around 6 – 9 people in one go. However, keep in mind that the fryer is quite heavy, which is to be expected with its capacity. So, you might find it less portable than other products on this list. The Air fryer also has dual racks, so that you can cook two batches of different food at once, which saves heaps of time if you are in a rush.
Apart from its impressive capacity, the device offers 16 presets that help to cook a wide range of food items. And by cook, we don’t just mean fry, but to broil, grill, roast, bake, barbecue, stir-fry, and dehydrate as well.
The product also includes 8 accessories- A skewer rack (very sturdy), baking cage, frying basket, rotisserie, handle tool, drip tray, mesh basket, and a wire rack to diversify your cooking. And on the off chance you run out of recipes, you can look into the cookbook you will receive with the product for inspiration.
4. Instant Pot Vortex 9 in 1 Air Fryer:-Best Commercial Air fryer For Cooking Multiple Batches-Runner Up
If you are willing to trade capacity for more portability while keeping most functions of the Chefwave Air Fryer, then the Instant Pot Vortex 9 in 1 Air Fryer is the device for you. It comes with 9 functions, just like the name suggests, that include air frying, broiling, roasting, baking, and more.
Capacity-wise, the Instant Pot Vortex offer 10 quartz of cooking space, which is enough for most small to medium-sized kitchens. It’s surprisingly light as well, especially compared to the brand’s other models. The product also comes with an easy-to-use control panel. Just a few taps and you will have a batch of french fries cooked to a golden crisp.
Sadly, however, the Instant Pot Vortex does not offer any presets, which is a letdown if you are a beginner. So, it’s best to figure out the exact temperature and cooking time before broiling a chicken.
Despite this minor drawback, the technology used by the Instant Pot Vortex is one of the best in the market. It coats the food in hot air and locks in moisture to ensure even cooking. This method helps to keep the juices rich in flavor from seeping out while also providing a deliciously fried outer layer.
5. Philips Twin Turbo Star Air Fryer XXL:-Best Commercial Air Fryer for Healthy Meals
Taking a break from massive Air Fryers, we now look at the Philips Twin Turbo Star, which is medium-sized (4 quarts) but has a lot to offer. The primary reason people opt for Air Fryers is because of its oil-less and healthy yet delicious style of cooking.
But the Philips Twin Turbo Star Air fryer takes healthy meals to another level thanks to its “Fat Reduction Technology”. The technology allows the device to capture and reduce excess fat in food, which further improves its nutritional value. This feature alone makes it a must-have for those concerned with their caloric intake.
The product claims that it’s the only Air Fryer that uses this technology in the market, but we presume that the other brands will soon catch up. Unless they want to be overshadowed by this beautiful piece of engineering. But for now, the Philips Twin Turbo Star Air Fryer stands above the rest if healthy meals are your primary focus.
Besides frying, the device also lets you bake, grill, roast, reheat, dehydrate, and toast. All this can be easily accessed by its clean one-touch interface. However, it would have been nice to have a bit more cooking space. True, it’s plenty for serving a few people, but you will struggle when you have to dish out food more than it can handle.
6. Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer Oven 360:-Most Versatile Commercial Air Fryer
The Emeril Everyday Power Air Fryer Oven 360 stays true to its name. It looks like an everyday oven that allows you to air fry and do much more.
But before going into its functionality, let’s get its design out of the way. Frankly, if you are looking for an air fryer with looks, this might not make the cut. As mentioned before, it looks just like a typical square oven with a large window to see what’s cooking and a bunch of knobs/buttons for controls. Simply, nothing unique as far as looks go.
But boy does it pack a punch when it comes to features. Well, it’s to be expected as the brand is inspired by the award-winning Chef Emeril. Offering 12 presets and 360 air circulation, the Emeril Lagasse Power Air Fryer allows you to cook food not just easily but to perfection. Plus the product comes with extra accessories such as a 3 piece crisper tray set, rotisserie spit, rotisserie stand, 2 piece pizza rack set, baking pan, drip tray, and cookbook with recipes written by Chef Emeril himself.
7. Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Oven XL:-Best “Value For Money” Commercial Air Fryer
Launched by a brand recognized for its kitchenware, the Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Oven XL offers an amazing cooking experience. It’s so good that the air fryer even made its way onto the list of Oprah’s 72 favorite things.
Yedi promotes the product as “A kitchen in a Box” and nothing can be closer to the truth. Before diving into its functionality, let’s address its massive cooking chamber. The Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Oven XL 12.7 quarts of cooking space. They should honestly rename it as XXL instead of just XL. Despite its capacity, we have to give props to the design and how light it is compared to other air fryers with similar cooking spaces. It also boasts three shelves, allowing you to prepare three different meals at once if necessary.
The product is shipped with 11 accessories, including an adorable pair of Yedi oven mitts and a cooking book that comprises vegan and keto recipes. Each function of the device can be accessed using its neat and clear control panel at the top. And apart from air frying, you also get to roast, grill and bake meals.
Another interesting fact is the product refund policy. Most air fryers offer only a Year’s Worth of warranty and some, not even that. But Yedi will offer users refunding or unit replacements for any issues that may arise within 2 years of purchase during the time this article is written, which is quite a deal for any buyer.
8. Nutrichef PKAIRFR48.5 Air Fryer:-Best Commercial Air Fryer for cooking Single Batches (Large)
The Nutrichef PKAIRFR48.5 Air Fryer is the biggest unit on this list. Offering 13 quartz of cooking space, this beast is borderline XXXL. But despite its capacity, it does lack functionality because of its design. True, it looks amazing, but having just one compartment that only allows you to cook a single type of food at a time is a drawback for such a big air fryer.
However, its cooking quality is first-class. Bigger air fryers tend to undercook food and leave users with raw insides, especially when it’s meat. But the cooking process of the Nutrichef makes sure that the food is thoroughly cooked while also preserving the flavorful juices.
Although we bashed the design a bit at the start, we also have to give credit where it’s due. The fryer bowl is made of ceramic glass, which makes cleaning it very easy, unlike metal cooking chambers. And thanks to complete transparency, you can always keep tabs on the food that is cooked. You can also use the frying bowl for serving meals as it is detachable.
9. Chefman Digital Air Fryer + Rotisserie:- Most Compact Commercial Air Fryer
If you are looking for an Air Fryer that is compact but offers a decent cooking capacity, the Chefman Digital Air fryer is for you. Boasting 6L of cooking space, you will have no trouble getting a 4-pound chicken fried till golden brown in one go.
The unit comprises a touch screen at the top, which is very easy to navigate. Packed with blue icons, all it takes is one touch to get food made to your preference. Just like other products on the list, the Chefman Digital Air Fryer also allows you to select other methods of cooking besides air frying.
Perhaps the options are not vast like the others, yet you get the basics such as roasting, baking, and dehydrating.
The unit is also designed with convenience in mind. It has a window that allows you to peek at what’s cooking and also interior lighting. Most of its parts are dishwasher friendly as well, making it considerably easy to clean.
10. Ninja SP101 Foodi Digital Air Fryer:-Best Overall
A quick look at Amazon’s reviews will tell you how good this product is. It’s the jack of all trades, but also the master of everything it does. The unit’s design is pretty simple and looks more like an oven. But the rounding corners and the neat digital control panel on the side give it a stylish appearance.
The design is pretty practical as well. You can flip it on its side to save space and also clean it through an easily removable back panel while doing so. The Fryer also boasts 8 functions that include air broiling and air roasting. But regardless of your selection, you can expect the Ninja Foodi SP101 to produce a delicious meal that’s guaranteed to have your mouth watering.
Capacity wise you can easily fit a whole 6” pizza, but it does lack the capability of frying a full-fledged chicken at once. So, if capacity is a big concern, we recommend you pick another. But if it’s taste and overall efficiency you are after, this is the air fryer for you.