The largest air fryer models have an average capacity of over 5 quarts, making them a good choice for families. Fortunately there are now quite a few XL size units on the market so you have some options. Here you’ll find all the details you need to help you decide which of these models is right for you.
Below the chart you’ll find more detailed information on specific air fryers, as well as links to complete reviews of select brands.
Large Air Fryer Comparison Chart
|Model||Philips Airfryer XL HD9240||Air Fryer XL by Cozyna||Nuwave Brio Air Fryer|
(As Seen On TV)
|Power Air Fryer XL|
(As Seen On TV)
|GoWISE USA Air Fryer XL||Simple Living XL Air Fryer|
|Capacity||3.5 quart||5.8 quart||6 quart||5.3 quart||5.8 quart||5.8 quart|
|Timer||60 min||30 min||60+ min.||30 min||30 min||60 min.|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|16.6 x 12.4 x 11.9||16 x 14.2 x 14|
|16.9 x 13.4 x 15.8||14.56 x 13.4 x 14.96||14.5 x 13.5 x 12.5||15.78 x 14.56 x 12.59|
|Weight||19 lbs||14.77 lbs||17.7 lbs||16.2 lbs||15.05 lbs|
|Includes||Recipe Booklet||Cookbook, e-cookbook||Owner Manual||Basket Divider Insert, Recipe Guide||Recipe Booklet||Recipe Booklet, Cake Barrel Pan, Pizza Pan, Wire Rack|
|Warranty||1 Year Ltd.||60 Days||1 Year Ltd.*||60 Days*||1 Year Ltd. on unit, 30 days on basket/parts||1 Year Ltd.|
|Average Customer Rating||4.3||4.4||4.2||4.0||4.1||4.6|
|See today's Price||Amazon|
* NuWave Air Fryer Warranty – Customer pays shipping (both ways, if applicable on an exchange) plus handling charges. Click here to read the NuWave Air Fryer Warranty terms.
* Power Air Fryer XL 60 Day Warranty – At one time this company had warranty terms posted on their website stating that if warranty service is needed, customer must pay return shipping plus a $19.99 handling fee. That warranty has been removed from the site. Terms now remain the same except that the cost of “shipping and handling” is no longer stated. Click here to read what the TriStar company now says about the Power Air Fryer XL warranty.
** Note that other manufacturers now make accessories designed to fit XL size air fryers. See next section.(back to top)
Accessories for Large Capacity Air Fryers
Every manufacturer does not offer accessories designed specifically for its own models. However, you’ll find lots to choose from online. Just be sure you’re looking at those designed for XL models. Obviously the small accessories will fit, but you want the larger size to take advantage of the extra capacity in your unit. Our two top picks are:
Best Buy – by Hiware
[XL-VERSION] Air Fryer Accessories XL – Fits All 5.3 – 5.8QT – Non-Stick Barrel / Pan + Silicone Mat + Air Fryer Recipes, Compatible with Power Air Fryer XL / Philips Avance XL HD9240 / GoWISE USA XL
I own both Philips and Hiware pans, and the Hiware are excellent quality at a very reasonable price. Side by side, they are identical in every way – design, finish, weight, looks.
UPDATE: At last check these were out of stock on Amazon, but they have not been discontinued so it’s worth taking a look.
This set costs almost 3 times as much as the Hiware. You do get some extra accessories, but you may or may not use them. I’m not fond of the shallow pan because without a handle, it is very difficult to remove from the fryer when it’s hot. The racks can also be fussy and awkward to use. You can’t see the bottom layer to check for doneness during cooking, and to turn foods on bottom you have to remove the hot rack.
Muffins are another matter. I bake ALL the time in my air fryer! Personally, I prefer using my silicone baking cups, but you might enjoy having this 7-cup muffin tin.
- The Air Fryer Bible (Cookbook): More Than 200 Healthier Recipes for Your Favorite Foods
- The Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: Truly Healthy Fried Food Recipes with Low Salt, Low Fat, and Zero Guilt
- Air Fry Everything: Foolproof Recipes for Fried Favorites and Easy Fresh Ideas by Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
More Info About The Largest Air Fryer Models
Editor’s Pick – Philips
Personally, I am a huge Philips fan because I own two of the smaller models and am extremely pleased with them. Philips is the most expensive brand but for me has proven to be an incredible work horse. During the writing of The Air Fryer Bible my co-author and I literally abused these two machines. Developing over 200 recipes meant running the air fryers almost constantly, day after day, for months on end. After all that, those two units still work like a charm.
For our second cookbook (coming this fall!), my co-author purchased the newer standard size Philips model and has had the same excellent experience with it. Of course there is no 100% guarantee, as even the best manufacturer can produce a lemon now and then. All I can tell you is that I’m so sold on Philips I would never buy anything else.
If you’re interested in a complete review, click here to read all about the Philips Airfryer XL HD9240, or click here to see the Philips XL on Amazon.(back to top)
Good Bargain-Priced XL Air Fryer – Cozyna
The Air Fryer XL by Cozyna has only been available on Amazon since March of 2017 and is already a top seller. It’s an “Amazon’s Choice” pick and has earned an excellent 4.4 star rating from well over 1,300 customers.
The controls on this model are manual, but otherwise it offers all the basic features you’ll need. Like so many other air fryers, this one has only a 60 day warranty (money-back guarantee), but it is priced so low you might not spending a few dollars more to add a protection plan.
To have so many consumer reviews and still such a high rating speaks very well of the Cozyna. For extra large capacity at barely over $100, it’s definitely worth a closer look. To find out more, click here to see the Cozyna XL model on Amazon.
NuWave Brio Air Fryer
One very popular “as seen on TV” model is made by Nuwave Brio. Though not one of my favorites, this model has a decent number of online reviews and rates well. I know some of those owners personally, and they are all very pleased with the NuWave.
The biggest drawback to this model is its warranty. The terms are briefly noted above, but you may also want to read our Nuwave Air Fryer Review to get all the pros & cons on this model. If you’re ready to shop now, click here to see the NuWave on Amazon.
Power Air Fryer XL
Another well known infomercial brand is the Power Air Fryer XL. It’s getting fairly good reviews and falls in the mid-price range, much less expensive than the Philips but more than a couple of others.
To my mind, the deal breaker on the Power Air Fryer XL is that it has such a short warranty (60 days), and that the customer has to pay both return shipping plus a $19.99 handling fee.
Despite that this model seems to sell quite well – maybe for the simple reason that it’s so highly advertised on TV!
If you want to give it a try, one option you might consider is to buy an extended warranty plan from Amazon. If you do that, be sure to read the fine print to know for certain that your service plan will cover any problems without sticking you with shipping and handling costs.
To check details on both the model and a protection plan, click here to see the Power Air Fryer XL on Amazon.
Note: The price of the Power Air Fryer XL is almost always exactly the same, no matter where you buy it. It is highly unlikely that you’ll get it cheaper buying directly from the Power XL website (you may even pay more), and they don’t offer any kind of extended warranty plan.(back to top)
GoWISE USA Air Fryer XL
The GoWISE has been around for a good while, but until recently it was always out of stock. There were also reports of the finish coming off the interior of the basket. Purely speculating, one has to wonder if it was unavailable as the company worked on a solution.
Regardless, this XL model now seems to be regularly in stock, and as before it is selling very well. It has earned a 4.1 star average rating, and that is based on well over 1,200 consumer reviews. Note that the company name “GoWISE USA” might be misleading. The company is located in the U. S., but its air fryers are manufactured in China.
To check today’s price and availability, click here to see the GoWISE on Amazon.
Simple Living XL Air Fryer
Simple Living’s air fryer is fairly new on the scene. As you can see in the chart, the average rating is pretty high so far, but this average is drawn from only a couple hundred reviews. Clearly it has not taken off like the Cozyna, but that could be nothing more than a matter of marketing. To date there is no indication of major problems. This model comes with a 3-piece accessory kit, but it also costs a good deal more than our bargain pick. To check the current pricing, click here to see the Simple Living Air Fryer on Amazon.
Largest Air Fryer Models Summary
If you don’t mind spending more and want the best, the Philips is definitely for you. If your budget says no way to Philips, we think the very reasonably priced Cozyna deserves a close look. If digital controls are a must for you, then use the chart above to compare details of the other brands.
One thing for certain is that if you’re brand new to air fryers you should invest in a good cookbook. Air frying isn’t difficult, but it is different. You’ll be a lot happier with your new appliance if you have some good recipes designed to work in air fryers.
Naturally, my top cookbook recommendation is The Air Fryer Bible: More Than 200 Healthier Recipes for Your Favorite Foods. To be fair, there are also some very good air fryer cookbooks written by Linda Larsen, Meredith Laurence, and some others. Read about all of them in our Air Fryer Cookbook & Recipe Guide.(back to top)
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