Choosing an air fryer means knowing which essential features to look for when buying one. From size to design, there’s plenty to consider.

Having an Air Fryer will transform the way you make food. It’s not only easier, but it’s more efficient both in terms of time and electricity usage. When shopping for an Air Fryer, here are some essential things to look for.

Still not sure if you need an Air Fryer? Read all about all the reasons why you should invest in one.

Visible Window

Having a visible window in your Air Fryer is a must for cooking the perfect meal. Looking in on what’s cooking makes sure you don’t interrupt the cooking process by opening the door. It also allows you to keep an eye on your food while watching it transform.

To read all about why you should insist on an Air Fryer with a visible window, check out our blog post.

Size Matters

Once you start cooking with an Air Fryer, you’ll never look back. As such, when buying an Air Fryer, make sure you don’t get one that’s too small to save a few bucks. The bigger your Air Fryer, the more food you can cook and the more versatility your Air Fryer will offer you. In our opinion, the bigger, the better. We’d also suggest considering how many people you plan to cook for and how many different types of food you’ll likely want to cook at the same time.

With a larger Air Fryer, you’ll never struggle for space, and you don’t have to fill it up to the brim for it to be effective. On the other hand, with a smaller Air Fryer, there’s far less freedom. If you use a larger Air Fryer, you can always cook less food, but if you use a smaller model, you won’t be able to cook more.


Air Fryers often come with presets that you can simply select, allowing you to enjoy crispy, healthy food without any of the hassles. Before adding an Air Fryer to your cart, check the available preset options.


Even the highest quality Air Fryers need to have parts replaced every now and then. With our DNA Health Air Fryer Ovens, we have spares available online for our models. This is also ideal if you want an extra tray or need to replace any parts that might go missing.

Price vs Quality

Often the price point can be the most significant deciding factor when buying a kitchen appliance like an Air Fryer. Choosing a cheap option means you often sacrifice quality.

When looking at quality and price, make sure you compare more than just the price point. Look at what each appliance is offering. You should be able to see pretty quickly why one costs more than the other.


With a kitchen appliance like an Air Fryer, it’s worth spending a little more money to ensure it will last you longer and give you what you need.


Not all Air Fryers are designed the same way. Some look more like an oven, while others have a basket design. They come in all different shapes and sizes, so you need to look at what will work for you. We’ve got a range for you to choose from.

In our experience, the oven-style Air Fryer allows for greater cooking freedom, allowing you to layer multiple different foods on trays and cook them simultaneously. Put your veggies on one tray and your meat on the other, and you’ll be enjoying your meal in no time.

The basket design is also extremely popular but often doesn’t come with a visible window. Luckily, our DNA Health Air Fryer Oven isn’t like that. It was specifically designed to include a way to monitor your cooking progress.

How to Choose an Air Fryer

The features mentioned in this article are must-haves when choosing an Air Fryer. But this list is not exhaustive. You should also keep things like safety features, electricity usage, customer reviews and ease of use in mind when shopping.