So, what has made them so popular recently, and how do they compare to deep fat fryers? We'll dive into the pros and cons of air fryers and deep fryers to help you decide which is best for you.

The most obvious difference between deep fryers and air fryers is how they cook food. Air fryers, as opposed to deep fryers, use hot circulating air to surround their contents. This means that less oil is required to prepare food than when deep frying.

A serving of French fries with a similar crunchy texture, for example, can be made in an air fryer with as little as one tablespoon of oil, as opposed to four tablespoons in deep-fried French fries.

AIR FRYER VS. DEEP FRYER: SIZE Air fryers are smaller and less bulky, though this varies by brand. The air fryer basket is also larger than that of a deep fryer, making it easier to prepare large amounts of food at once.

CLEANING: Air fryers are generally easier to clean, especially if the air fryer basket is lined with foil or Air Fryer Disposable Paper Liner before use. Because of all that oil, deep-fryers take a little longer to cook, which is why many people use them outside.