The best deep fryers and air fryers for Hanukkah, according to Amazon reviewers
It's tradition to enjoy fried foods during Hanukkah. But who says you have to keep making your latkes and other fried Festival of Light treats exactly the way bubbe taught you?
This year, prepare your holiday mains, sides and desserts in the best deep fryers and air fryers for Hanukkah.
Top products in this article:
Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer (5 quart), $85 with coupon (regularly $100)
Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer (6.8 quart), $180
T-fal deep fryer with basket, $130
Hanukkah doesn't start until Dec. 18. But it's actually a great time to start planning all eight nights of holiday meals. If you're only working with a cook top and an oven, you're bound to run out of space. This year, include a deep fryer and an air fryer in your Hanukkah meal planning.
Save the stove for matzo ball soup and the oven for brisket and kugel. Invest in a deep fryer for wonderfully crispy latkes and airy sufganiyot (Israeli donuts). If you're a fan of frozen latkes, an air fryer will give them that perfect crunch. Not making a Hanukkah meal with year? These deep fryers and air fryers will make a great gift for someone who is.
All of these top-rated deep fryers and air fryers have at least a 4-star rating and include tons of positive reviews. Some are even on sale now.
Keep reading to shop the best deep fryers and air fryers for Hanukkah.
Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer
The Cosori Dual Blaze air fryer is going to change your latke game. If you're more of a frozen latke household, you'll love that this kitchen gadget connects to your phone and can scan the barcode on the package of your favorite Hanukkah treat to get the ideal temperature and time settings for perfectly crispy potato pancakes.
"I love how easy it is to cook many different types of food in my new air fryer," raved an Amazon customer who purchased the Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer. "[It has] extremely fast cooking speeds, and the model I chose makes shaking and turning foods over a thing of the past. The foods come out tender, crispy and browned perfectly."
This smart air fryer can also be operated by voice command.
Cosori Dual Blaze smart air fryer (6.8 quart), $180
Cosori air fryer oven combo (5.8 quart)
The bestselling 5.8-quart Cosori air fryer features 13 different cooking functions that prepare your food at the best temperature and time for the most crisp and crunch this Hanukkah. The non-stick air fryer basket is removable and dishwasher safe. The top-rated air fryer comes in black, red and white.
"I like the fact that, in addition to the nine pre-set temperatures and times for various foods and tasks, you can also manually adjust times and select a temperature right up to 230℃, which is close to the 'Max Crisp' temperature setting offered by one of the leading models in the market," enthused one Amazon customer who purchased the Cosori air fryer.
Be sure to apply the coupon before checkout at Amazon to get the best price on this 4.7-star-rated air fryer.
Cosori air fryer oven combo (5.8 quart), $85 after coupon (regularly $99)
T-Fal deep fryer with basket
Make bakery-level sufganiyot at home. This 4.6-star-rated, 1700-watt deep fryer features an adjustable thermostat and a quick-recovery heating system for crispy layers with minimal oil absorption. That improves the chances of your homemade jelly donut-like Hanukkah treats being light and airy instead of dense and oily.
When you're finished frying, this machine automatically drains and filters the remaining oil into a tightly sealed plastic container below. The T-Fal deep fryer features dishwasher-safe parts.
T-Fal deep fryer with basket, $130
Instant Pot Crisp multi-cooker and air fryer (8 quart)
Is your oven busy cooking kugel? This nine-in-one Instant Pot device is space-saving solution for Hanukkah meal mains, such as brisket or roast chicken.
This kitchen gadget can air fry, pressure cook, steam, slow cook, sauté, bake, broil, roast and keep food warm. The pressure-cooking lid and cooking pot insert are both dishwasher safe.
Instant Pot Crisp multi-cooker and air fryer (8 quart), $160
Chefman deep fryer with basket strainer
Feeding a Hanukkah crowd? This XL Chefman deep fryer has a 4.5-liter capacity -- that's a lot of latkes.
This 4.4-star-rated kitchen gadget features a large fryer basket, temperature control, a timer and a viewing window on the lid so you can easily see when your potato pancakes are done. The basket strainer is dishwasher-safe.
Chefman deep fryer with basket strainer, $90
Philips Essential Airfryer Compact (4.3 quart)
Here's a good air fryer for people with smaller kitchens.
An updated and compact version of the original gadget introduced in 2010, this Philips Essential Airfryer grills, roasts, bakes, reheats and air fries -- it's ready to take on a multitude of air fryer recipes. It features a digital touchscreen with seven presets for simplified cooking. Measures 4.1 liters (more than 4.3 quarts).
Philips Essential Airfryer Compact (4.3 quart), $150
Secura stainless-steel triple basket electric deep fryer
There are many Hanukkah foods to make in a deep fryer. While you know latkes and sufganiyot, why not try falafel, shamlias (fried pastry frills) or buñuelos (puffed fritters)?
This Secura stainless-steel triple basket electric deep fryer comes with three fry baskets: a large basket for big batches and two small side-by-side baskets. The deep fryer features an odor filter and see-thru window on the lid.
Secura stainless-steel triple basket electric deep fryer, $55 (regularly $73)
Chefman digital air fryer (10.6 quart)
The Chefman digital air fryer does more than just make your potato, sweet potato and zucchini latkes nice and crispy. This 10-liter appliance (10.6 quart) can be used as a rotisserie spit, oven and a dehydrator.
It comes with cooking accessories including removable racks, a rotisserie basket, rotisserie spit, drip tray and retrieval tool.
Chefman digital air fryer (10.6 quart), $94 (regularly $119)
Hamilton Beach electric deep fryer
Do you live in a house with people who have curious little hands? This 4.5-star-rated electric deep fryer features cool-touch sides to prevent accidental burns.
The two-liter oil capacity kitchen gadget features an adjustable temperature control with a ready light to let you know when the oil is hot. It includes a viewing window in the lid so you'll always know when your deep fried snacks are finished.
Hamilton Beach electric deep fryer, $70
Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 deluxe XL air fryer (8 quart)
One of Ninja Foodi's highest-rated models on Amazon, this 4.8-star-rated, family-friendly 12-in-1, extra-large air fryer features an 8-quart pot that holds up to a 7-pound chicken or eight breasts.
It can pressure cook and slow cook, air fry and crisp, steam, slow cook, bake, sous vide, keep warm, sear, sauté, roast, broil, dehydrate and make yogurt.
Ninja Foodi 12-in-1 deluxe XL fryer (8 quart), $220 (reduced from $250)
Instant Pot Omni Plus air fryer toaster oven
The sleek-looking Instant Omni Plus boasts 10-in-1 functionality, but the headline is: It works as an air fryer and as a toaster oven. Think of all the Hanukkah goodies you can make and keep warm in here: latkes, bourekas, kugel, keftes de espinaka.
Amazon reviewers rate it 4.6 stars; they give it high marks for its easy-to-operate digital interface and stainless-steel exterior.
Instant Pot Omni Plus air fryer toaster oven, $250
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