We can’t give up fried food, but we’d gladly lose those pounds. Our solution? Invest in an air fryer.
In recent years, air fryers have become notable as a means of cutting down on those calories. After all, it requires little or no oil to cook. Instead, it uses rapid air technology to move air around the food inside the basket. The result is a sumptuous yet healthier fried meal.
Question is: which air fryer should we choose? We really can’t talk about air fryers—let alone cookware—without mentioning Farberware.
A true pioneer in its field, the brand has been providing cookware for over 100 years. Valuable, durable, and of quality, Farberware makes food preparation easier and more convenient. Not to mention, it introduced the first consumer countertop convection oven in 1973. Even the US government has found a valuable use for it in the past.
Unsurprisingly, Farberware also takes the cake in air frying. Easy to clean, cost-effective, and visually appealing, Farberware air fryers deliver the perfect fried food.
We tested a range of Farberware products and came up with a comprehensive list of their most recommended cookware. Here, we review five of the best Farberware air fryers to try this 2019.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Farberware Air Fryer
We considered several factors while choosing the air fryer to best suit our needs. After all, we’re not just purchasing a product; we’re also making an investment.
With Farberware, there is a range of selection from which to decide. It could get confusing at first. But eventually, we found a fit for each product. Here are the factors we considered.
We paid attention to each air fryer’s design, functions, and inclusive parts. More than anything else, an air dryer’s features are perhaps the most important aspect when choosing the right appliance.
- Manual vs. digital controls
Farberware models come with both manual and digital controls. Many of us prefer a digital upgrade nowadays. After all, digital controls are modern, precise, and detailed. That’s not to say that this option is way above manual controls, as the latter also gets the job done. In fact, the manual controls on Farberware’s air fryers are simple and easy to use. We suggest gifting them to non-tech savvy friends and relatives too.
- Rotating basket
Farberware’s air dryers come with a frying basket that we need to shake to ensure even cooking. However, Farberware’s 6-quart model eliminates this shaking process. It comes with a rotating basket instead that does the job for you.
- Cooking presets
There are some of us who would like to create their meals from scratch. Then, there are also those among us whom we endearingly call lazy cooks. An air fryer with a cooking preset is perfect for the latter. Farberware air fryers come with five to eight presets. Just one press and it will do the rest. It’s a highly efficient process that saves a lot of time in the kitchen too.
Another big factor that we considered with Farberware air fryers is the amount of cooking they can handle. Are we buying for just ourselves, or do we intend to invite friends and family over?
Most air fryers can handle a party of two. It’s not such a bad idea cooking in batches for a large group since the air fryer cooks fast.
However, big groups could benefit more from a large capacity unit. A better idea is to simply get a Farberware multipurpose air fryer and cook different meals altogether in one go.
Ease of use
Farberware air fryers are easy to use in themselves. Essentially, some people would find digital ones more streamlined, while others would find manual ones less complicated.
Size and weight
Nobody wants their countertop appliances taking up too much kitchen space. The good news is that Farberware air fryers are lightweight and compact. Naturally, sizes change depending on the cooking capacity. However, its toaster oven functionality saves counter space too.
Most people would consider price first as a deciding factor when choosing a product. With Farberware, this was not the case for us. Naturally, their simpler air fryers are cheaper. But then again, the quality of the product already makes it an excellent deal. Moreover, Farberware air fryers are cost-effective compared to its contemporaries.
The 5 Best Farberware Air Fryers in 2019
We graded our Farberware air fryers to come up with a guide to help you choose the best fit for you.
Best Overall: Farberware HF-919B 3.2 Qt Air Fryer
The air fryer has everything: manageable manual controls, affordable price, and efficient cooking time. We even tried it with other members of the family, who had no difficulty using the appliance.
This air fryer can set its timer up to 30 minutes while its temperature setting can reach up to 400°F. We also tested its limit and confirmed has a large cooking capacity. That is, we were able to make two pounds of perfectly cooked traditional French fries with this air fryer’s help. The appliance’s sturdy handle further eased the process of removing the food from the oven.
Notably, the fryer basket was nonstick, which required minimal cleanup. Furthermore, this air fryer is easy to clean, whether by hand or dishwasher.
We also loved its sleek black exterior with accents of silver, which meshes well in any contemporary kitchen. Notice as well that it’s designed for efficiency: manual control knobs are placed on the appliance’s tilted top, which makes for easier access.
We had no problem as well with the size of this air fryer. It only takes up 14.2 inches of our kitchen space and weighs only 13.5 pounds.
Faberware HF-919B Air Fryer Video Review
Best Deal: Farberware 3.2 QT Digital Air Fryer
This air fryer is almost similar to its HF-919B counterpart but with digitally upgraded controls. Similarly, it can carry two pounds of food. Same time and temperature settings also apply. But for us, the best part is choosing a function from its eight easy-to-use preprogrammed cooking options: fries, drumstick, steak, fish, onion ring, shrimp, muffin, and cake.
This Farberware air fryer comes in two colors: white and in black. Unlike its manual counterpart, its digital display faces the front. Still, it’s easy to understand and simple to use.
At 12 pounds, this lightweight appliance only takes up around 13 x 13 inches of your kitchen counter space.
Farberware 3.2 qt Air Fryer Video Review
Best for Two Meals: Farberware 43332 5.2 Qt Air Fryer
Suppose two meals are in order, Farberware also has an air fryer to cover that dilemma. Here’s a fryer that works for cooking multiple foods. This air fryer, which weighs 15.44 pounds, has a food separator, which allowed us to cook two different meals at the same time.
Moreover, this air fryer consists of six cooking presets to bake, grill, fry, or toast 3.5 pounds of food at a time. Moreover, the temperature is adjustable up to 440°F (227°C) and the timer could be set up to 60 minutes.
What we liked about this product is that it came with a food separator rack and a nonstick barrel pan. Much like a rotating pan, the nonstick barrel also makes sure that the food is evenly cooked.
Just like the previous air fryers, this one is dishwasher-safe and requires very little cleanup time. Plus, it consists of safety features, including a cool-touch handle and housing plus a non-slip foot.
This air fryer is available only in white. Placing this appliance in your kitchen requires preparation for its wider dimension of 16 x 14.5 inches.
Best for One Person: Farberware FT 45392 1.9 Qt Compact Air Fryer
Sometimes, you only need to cook for a party of one—yourself. With this air fryer which is as compact as a small oven yet has multifunctionality, you’re able to serve yourself more than just air-fried meals.
With a simple digital touch screen above the oven door and eight cooking programming options, this air fryer can cook, broil, grill and more.
One thing we liked about this model is the oven cavity lights, which lets us monitor the food as it cooks. We were also able to see the food through the oven door, which has a viewing window.
As for cooking accessories, it comes with two air frying racks and a rotating fryer basket, which again eliminates the need to shake the fryer basket.
This air fryer’s cubical shape, sleek black exterior, and manageable weight will appeal to minimalist lovers.
Best Multipurpose Option: Farberware 201797 Air Fryer Toaster Oven
Perhaps one of Farberware’s most versatile and multifunctional products is this air fryer toaster oven. It has a built-in 120-minute timer, which is more than the standard timer for air fryers. It can bake, broil, toast, warm, air fry, and convection bake within a temperature up to 450°F.
What we liked is how the timer automatically shuts off. This is more of a safety feature that allowed us to leave the appliance on its own rather than constantly check up on the cooking progress. It also comes with a cooking rack, pan, basket, and crumb/drip tray.
Its metallic construction appeals to all types of kitchen.
Farberware 3.2 qt Air Fryer Video Review
Unlike other air fryers, Farberware remains flawless even after a prolonged period of use. It’s easily one of the fastest and most effective products in the market. Customers are very happy with the brand’s prescribed two-year warranty. Based on reviews online, Farberware has garnered generally positive acclaim.