The largest air fryer models have an average capacity of over 5 quarts, a great size for families. Our comparison chart includes the top sellers from well-known brands like Philips and Ninja, as well as other lesser known manufacturers. Below the chart are all the details you need to help you decide which of these models is right for you.
(Scroll down past the chart to see more detailed information on specific air fryers, as well as links to complete reviews of select brands.)
Large Air Fryer Comparison Chart
|Model||Philips Premium Digital Airfryer XXL HD9650/96||Cosori Air Fryer Max XL||Ninja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer||Nuwave Brio Air Fryer|
(As Seen On TV)
|Power Air Fryer XL|
(As Seen On TV)
|GoWISE USA GW22931 Air Fryer|
|Capacity||4 quart||5.8 quart||5.5 quart||6 quart||5.3 quart||7 quart|
|Digital Controls||Yes (Plus QuickControl Dial)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Timer||60 min||60 min||60+ min||60+ min||30 min||30 min|
|Dishwasher Safe Parts||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|17.05 x 12.7 x 12.4||11.8 x 11.8 x 12.6||14 x 11 x 14.8||16.9 x 13.4 x 15.8||14.56 x 13.4 x 14.96||13.5 x 14.5 x 12.5|
|Weight||18 lbs||16.5 lbs|
|11.7 lbs||17.7 lbs||16.2 lbs||15.83 lbs
|Includes||Owner Manual, Recipe App||Recipe Booklet||20-recipe Booklet||Owner Manual||Basket Divider Insert, Recipe Guide||Basket Divider, Recipe Booklet|
|Warranty||1 Year Ltd.||1 Year Ltd. (2 Yrs w/registration)||1 Year Ltd. (unit only)||1 Year Ltd.*||60 Days*||1 Year Ltd. on unit, 30 days on basket/parts|
|Average Customer Rating||4.5||4.7||4.7||4.1||4.1||4.7|
|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.
Two air fryers have been removed from the above chart because they are almost always listed as out of stock, with no indication as to when or if they’ll ever be back in stock. These were popular products that rated pretty well, and if you’re interested you can click the links below to check current availability at Amazon:
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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.
XXL Baking Pan Set – Philips brand
Philips HD9952/01 Baking Master Accessory Kit Pan and Silicone Muffin Cups, for Philips Airfryer XXL models
If you enjoy your air fryer you will love having a baking pan as it gives you so many more great options. This pan measures 9.5″ square (with rounded corners) and 3.5″ deep, and it is made to fit the Philips XXL model.
You can count on Philips for quality, but the bad news is that this pan is expensive. Click the image at right to see it on Amazon. It’s also available from Philips, but their price is ridiculous.
Hopefully, Hiware or someone will offer a reasonably priced alternative in the near future. For muffins, Amazon sells silicone muffin cups that are good quality and very inexpensive.
- 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 These 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 air fryer cookbook (which is vegan), my co-author purchased the newer standard size Philips model and has had the same excellent experience with it. Philips has stood the test of time with the public as well. Since the first reviews were written in 2014, average consumer ratings have remained high and even increased in some cases.
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.
For full details on the Philips extra large models see our Philips XXL Airfryer Review and our Philips Airfryer XL Review. To check current prices see them on Amazon: Philips XXL Airfryer HD9650/96 — Philips XL Airfryer HD9240 .(back to top)
Bestseller – Cosori Air Fryer Max XL
Cosori is a lesser known brand name that make air fryers, dehydrators, and other small appliances, all of which are becoming very popular. On Amazon alone the Cosori XL air fryer has almost 5,000 reviews from verified purchasers (as of April, 2020), and on average they rate it extremely high.
One big appeal of this model is that it sells for under $125. That’s a great price considering that you get huge capacity and excellent features. It even has a decent warranty.
Another appealing quality to many people is that it has 11 built-in Presets. Some of those presets have a “shake reminder” feature, which alerts you when it’s time to shake food for more even cooking. This is also one of the few (maybe the only) air fryer I’ve seen with a “keep warm” function.
If you don’t want to shell out the big bucks for a Philips, this extra large capacity Cosori model seems to offer very good value for the price.
Amazon’s Choice – Ninja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer
If you prefer name brands, who hasn’t heard of Ninja? This company has earned a good reputation for quality, and their XL air fryer seems to live up to it. With well over 1,000 consumer reviews online, its average rating is a very respectable 4.7.
The Ninja does not include presets, but many people don’t care. To me, presets (of any kind) aren’t very reliable because there are always variables such as the amount or the temperature of food you load in an appliance. The Ninja costs about $20 more than the Cosori, so if you love presets, go with the Cosori!
One feature you do get on the Ninja is a maximum temperature of up to 450 degrees. Most air fryers range only up to 400 degrees. That higher heat level can be helpful for getting the crispiest exterior possible, as well as to cook food faster.
On balance the Cosori and Ninja are very similar, and as mentioned before, the price difference is only about $20. The Ninja is a good choice for you if you aren’t a big fan of presets, and you’re more comfortable buying a well-known brand name.
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 fairly 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.
By comparison, keep in mind that both the Ninja and the Cosori offer great features at a slightly lower price than the Power Air Fryer.(back to top)
GoWISE USA GW22931 Air Fryer
The GoWISE has been around for a good while, but the problem was that 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 an extremely high 4.7 star average rating, but be aware that is based on less than 100 consumer reviews.
Also be aware that the brand 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.
Summing It Up
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 Cosori and Ninja both deserve a close look. For a bargain model, if you’re okay with the limited warranty on the GoWISE, it will give you huge capacity at a very low price.
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, co-authored by yours truly. If you’re vegan or interested in egg-free or dairy-free cooking, check out The Complete Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook: 150 Plant-Based Recipes for Your Favorite Foods.
To be fair, there are also some very good air fryer cookbooks written by others such as Linda Larsen and Meredith Laurence. We researched to find the best air fryer cookbooks available, and you can read about all of them in our Air Fryer Cookbook & Recipe Guide.(back to top)
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