I’m sure we are all aware of how conventional deep fat fryers work. Throw a plate of food into a pot of hot oil and your food turns crispy and golden brown within minutes. So much oil and fat is being absorbed into the food, it’s a total nightmare for the health-conscious.

The air fryer, on the other hand, is a pretty new concept and allows you to eat your fried food practically guilt-free.

Leftover pizza too soft and soggy? The air fryer will do the trick for you! Toss ’em in the air fryer and you’ll be surprised with a sizzling hot and fresh pizza slice. What’s more, you can also bake, grill and roast food items with your air fryer! With built-in timers and auto shut-off, you don’t have to worry about burning your food.

Cooking with Rapid Air Technology, the air fryer aims to give users generally a faster and less messy food preparation process. Also, this method is about 80% healthier as it uses hot air (NOT oil) to crisp up your food. Not to mention, it achieves the same mouthfeel and texture as deep-fried food! The air-fried food provides the perfect remedy for calorie-conscious individuals.

Of course, the most popular air fryer brand is Philips. However, it is priced towards the higher end of the spectrum (above SGD 200). This price may be above the budget of some, so we found a list of other air fryers which are below SGD 150 just for you. Based on reviews, these 7 air fryers produce the same or similar results as Philips air fryers.

Now you are able to get “Philips quality” air fryers but at a relatively lower price! So why not?

Note: Most air fryers listed have functions as follows:

  1. 30-minute timer
  2. Temperature control of 200°C and above
  3. Non-slip feet
  4. Dishwasher safe

1.  Avalon Bay AB-Airfryer100W Airfryer in White   Price: SGD 138.86

Rated top 3 in the “Best Hot “Oil-less” Air Fryer Review 2015“, the Avalon Bay Airfryer has a simple and compact design that is very much user-friendly. It has a unique fan technology that helps in removing fat and oil in food, without taking away its original taste and mouthfeel. The Avalon Bay Airfryer aims to provide the extra crisp in your food by cooking it evenly with a superior rapid hot air circulation technique.

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Product features:

  • Dimensions: 13.5 x 11 x 12.8 inches
  • Capacity: 3.2L
  • Weight: 13.6 pounds / 6.2kg

Pros:

  • Overheat protection
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Works well on most frozen, pre-packaged foods
  • Able to cook a large amount of food at once due to its capacity
  • No emission of smoke
  • Advanced digital user interface
  • Easy slide out basket assembly
  • Rubber feet gives unit stability on counter
  • Backed up with 200+ generally good customer reviews

Cons:

  • The handle of the basket rust easily if not well-maintained
  • Cooking grill chips off but replaceable
  • Takes up space on the kitchen counter

Available at: Amazon for SGD 138.86 >>

Shipping:

  • No direct shipping to Singapore
  • Free domestic shipping within USA

We suggest using 65Daigou‘s Ship-For-Me services where they carry your parcels from USA to Singapore for you. For every 500g, a shipping fee of $4.50 is charged.

The shipping cost for shipping this air fryer is approximately SGD 58.50. Delivery lead time is 5-7 days.

2. Midea Black Swan Air Fryer   Price: SGD 133.12

Midea has developed into the world’s largest producer of consumer appliances and electronics, relatively popular in China as well. The Midea Black Swan Air Fryer is highly raved by many Chinese consumers on Taobao, with over 900+ good customer reviews and rated 4.9 out of 5 stars. Though a little bulky, it is extremely user-friendly and cost-efficient.

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Product features:

  • Dimensions: 42.5 x 34 x 40 cm
  • Weight: 6.7 kg
  • Capacity: 2.2L
  • Voltage: 220V

Pros:

  • Easy to wash
  • Noise level < 50db – quiet
  • 360 degrees air circulation within to cook food evenly
  • Non-stick pan used for cooking

Cons:

  • No free returns and exchange for Singapore users as the physical distance is too far

Available at: Taobao for SGD133.13 >>

Shipping:

  • No direct shipping to SG
  • Free domestic shipping within China

Once again, you can use 65Daigou‘s parcel forwarding services as they are able to liaise in Mandarin with the Taobao vendors for you. For this, you can either choose Buy-For-Me or Ship-For-Me. The shipping fees will approximately be SGD 21 if you choose the Sea shipping method. Delivery lead time is 8-14 days. You can also choose Economy Air freight which will take 3-5 days at SGD 1.99 per 500g.

3. Cozyna Low Fat Healthy AirFryer & Multicooker  Price: SGD 125.93

The Cozyna AirFryer & Multicooker is a relatively new appliance in the market. With more than one function, this air fryer fries, bakes, roasts and grills food using little or no oil at all. Still giving you the extra crisp, this is definitely worth the hype and price given its versatility. Though it has only 52 reviews on Amazon so far, the reviews are a positive 4.5 out of 5 star rating.

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Product features:

  • Weight: 13.6 pounds/ 6.2 kg
  • Dimensions: 13 inches (height)
  • Capacity: 3.2L
  • Power: 1500 watts

Pros:

  • Relatively quiet while cooking
  • No emission of smoke
  • Cleaning process is rather easy
  • Able to cook all types of food such as frozen fries, salmon, chicken satay, etc.
  • Recipe book is provided with detailed instructions
  • Dish-washer safe

Cons:

  • Paint might peel off the cooking pan but the cooking pan is replaceable

Available at: Amazon for SGD 125.93 >>

Shipping:

  • No free shipping to Singapore
  • Free domestic shipping within USA

Use 65Daigou’s ship-for-me services and shipping cost is approximately SGD 58.50. Delivery lead time is 5-7 days.

4. GoWISE USA 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer with Digital Programmable Cooking Settings 3.2 QT White    Price: SGD 124.76

The GoWISE USA 8-in-1 electric air fryer is widely raved by many and featured in many review articles for the “Best Air Fryers“. With 8 different convenient preset cooking modes installed into one appliance, this air fryer is definitely the best value for your money. Also, it gives you the option of frying, grilling, roasting, or baking your all types of your favorite food.

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Product features:

  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 11.5 x 13 inches
  • Capacity: 2.4L
  • Weight: 5.6 kg

Pros:

  • 8 Cooking Pre-sets: Warm-Up, Chips, Shrimp, Chicken, Steak, Meat, Cake, & Fish
  • User-friendly operation
  • Dish-washer safe
  • Clean-up is easy
  • Relatively good customer reviews with satisfied cooking results

Cons:

  • Non-stick coating may peel off after long use but replaceable
  • No cookbook included
  • Bulky

Available at: Amazon for SGD 124.76 >>

Shipping:

  • No direct shipping to Singapore
  • Domestic shipping fee within USA is SGD 14.61

Use 65Daigou’s services. Shipping fees is approximately SGD 54. Total shipping fees is SGD 68.61. Delivery lead time is 5-7 days.

5. Kuche Airfryer KAFD311   Price: SGD 119

As a German brand, you can be confident of Kuche’s quality. It also has a large capacity for users to air fry large amounts of food at once. This model of air fryer also has quite good reviews on Qoo10, with 200+ reviews and a 91% positive rating. The distributor also provides warranty for a year so you can bring it down to their stores if your product is faulty.

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  • Dimensions: 32.25 x 29.2 x 36.1 cm
  • Capacity: 2L
  • Weight: 5.3 Kg
  • Power: 1300 Watts
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Generally satisfied reviews from customers
  • User-friendly product and easy to clean
  • Value for money
  • Less bulky as compared to others

Cons:

  • Recommended cooking timings in the recipe book may be a little inaccurate – food might be overcooked

Available at: Qoo10 for SGD 119 >>

Shipping:

  • Ninja van: S$7.50
  • Delivery Lead Time: 3-10 working days

6. Mayer Airfryer MMAF12 with free baking tray   Price: SGD 99

Mayer Marketing has built a very strong reputation in Singapore and Brunei as a kitchen specialist that provides quality continental appliances. The company is proud to establish high standards through the years which has earned consumers’ trust and loyalty. Rest assured that the Mayer airfryer will perform as it claims to do so, priced at a reasonable and affordable price. Backed up with many customer reviews mainly from Singapore, the distributor also includes a free baking tray worth SGD 39 and 1 year of warranty for all buyers!

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Product features:

  • Dimensions: 40 x 37 x 45 cm
  • Capacity: 0.8L
  • Power: 1200-1400 Watts
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Free baking tray worth $39
  • Weight: about 4kg

Pros:

  • Easy to clean up
  • Relatively affordable price
  • Convenient and more organised
  • Non-stick inner pot
  • Cool-touch handgrip and non-slip feet
  • Cook all types of food and turns out fantastic such as crabmeat sticks, french fries and beef steaks

Cons:

  • Small capacity – have to cook in batches

Available at: Qoo10 for SGD 99 >>

Shipping:

  • Q Express: SGD 6
  • Delivery Lead Time: 3-10 working days
  • Store pickup: Free

7. Mistral MAF222 Air Fryer    Price: SGD 69

Mistral’s all new automatic airfryer will make your meal fast and easy. A simple design with user-friendly functions, the Mistral Air Fryer is definitely worth its price. The cheapest of them all, you should definitely consider this if you have a low budget. A 1-year warranty is also included.

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Product features:

  • Dimensions: 37.5 x 31.5 x 35.2 cm
  • Weight: 5.4 kg
  • Capacity: 0.8L
  • Voltage: 220-240V
  • Power: 1500W
  • Warranty: 1 year

Pros:

  • Cheapest of them all
  • Non-stick inner pot
  • Cool-touch handgrip and non-slip feet

Cons:

  • Fixed grille at the back of the machine is not a filter which causes hot air to rush out of the grille when in use
  • Small capacity – have to cook in batches

Available at: Qoo10 for SGD 69 >>

Shipping:

  • Seller delivery: $5
  • Store pickup: Free

 

Our Conclusion

Out of the the 3 air fryers from Amazon, we recommend the GoWISE USA 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer. We’ve read many reviews on the top/best air fryers as of October 2015 and we noticed that a lot of them ranked this air fryer top 5 in their list. Also, it received plenty of good customer reviews on Amazon, many of whom rated the product 4 to 5 stars out of 5. With 8 exclusive cooking pre-sets designed for specific types of food such as for meat or chips, you will definitely be amazed with how your food turns out.

If you prefer to purchase one with local warranty, we recommend the Mayer Air Fryer MMAF 12, followed by the Kuche Air Fryer KAFD311 for their “Highly Recommended” reviews on qoo10. Should your air fryer malfunctions within a year of purchase, repairs and/or exchanges are available as the distributor offers a 1-year warranty. Self-collection is also available at their physical stores. In addition, the Mayer Air Fryer MMAF 12 includes a complementary baking pan worth SGD 39!

For budget-conscious consumers, you may want to consider getting the Mistral MAF 222 Air Fryer at only SGD 69 which too have a 1-year warranty.

 

Authors’ Note

IMG_6039IMG_6042I even got one for myself! I bought the Mayer Air Fryer MMAF 12 and it sure lived up to my expectations. Apart from the usual such as chicken wings, fish, etc, I used the air fryer to toast my bread. I was surprised at the outcome because it produced the same results as a toaster would! It’s definitely a handy kitchen appliance that every household needs.

 

Judge for yourself, are air fryers really worth the hype? We sure think it is.

Which air fryer do you like best? Do you have any you think we should add to the list? We’d love to hear from you 🙂

 

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  1. Oyinda Olakunri on

    That’s amazing! Everyone loves fried foods, but they’re just so bad for you and I hate the greasiness. I would love to try this product, especially if foods taste just as good.
    This could be revolutionary!

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