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Best Non-Toxic Air Fryers of 2023: The Safest and Healthiest

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Air fryers are among the most popular appliances today, for good reason! They’re convenient, reduce cooking and clean-up time, and cook delicious foods without the extra oil or effort! However, there are some concerns about whether they’re safe to use.

It’s been found that some air fryers have some toxicity to them based on the materials they’re made with, so it’s best to purchase an air fryer that’s not made with said materials. But don’t worry; there are plenty of great, safe options out there, and I will go over the best non-toxic air fryers on the market and everything else you need to know in this article. 

What is a Non-Toxic Air Fryer?

A non-toxic air fryer is an air fryer that is free of harmful surfactants and chemicals. This includes PFOS, PTFE (Teflon), PFOA, BPA, PFAS, cadmium, and lead. Instead, these air fryers use materials like stainless steel, ceramic, glass, chrome-plated steel, and enameled steel to achieve a nonstick effect without the use of harmful chemicals. 

Benefits of Using Air Fryers

There are plenty of benefits when it comes to using air fryers, but you’ll find the most important ones below! 

1. It’s versatile

Air fryers can cook various foods, including fish, chicken wings, vegetables, and even desserts like dried fruit and cookies. Many air fryers either come with additional accessories or have the accessories sold separately, such as grill grates and baking pans, that allow you to cook even more types of food!

2. It’s a healthier way to cook

Cooking with an air fryer gives you the taste and texture of deep-fried foods but with a lot less oil. Traditional deep fryers require you to completely submerge the food in oil, adding unnecessary calories and fat to your meal. You can achieve the same crispy texture with an air fryer without all of that added oil. For most foods, you only need to spray a small amount of oil on the outside to achieve a golden crust that’s delicious and crispy.

3. Easy clean-up

One of my favorite things about air fryers is how easy they make clean-up. You can clean your air fryer basket just like you would for any other item you use for cooking. It doesn’t require anything special; just wash it with a nonabrasive sponge and soapy water. 

Additionally, a lot of air fryer baskets, including stainless steel baskets, can even go in the dishwasher, making cleanup even quicker! If you need to dry the basket quickly, put it in the air fryer and turn it on for about a minute.

4. Great for heating leftovers

The air fryer is perfect for reheating leftovers like pizza, roasted vegetables, chicken nuggets, and even french fries. The food comes out crispy and hot rather than soggy, like when you reheat food in the microwave.

5. Energy-efficient

On top of everything else, air fryers are also energy-efficient! This is great for both the environment and your wallet. This appliance uses less energy than traditional appliances like stovetops and convection ovens, so you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your electricity bill. It’s a win-win!

Best Non-Toxic Air Fryers of 2023

Here are the best non-toxic air fryers of 2023. I did my best to include various options so you can choose an air fryer that will work for you and your family. 

Big Boss – Air Fryer

This air fryer is made of glass, so it doesn’t have the non-stick coating sprayed on it. This means it doesn’t have PFA, PFOA, and PTFE. It uses a high-heat and dry method to prevent other harmful elements like PAHs, HCAs, and acrylamide. 

One thing I love about this product is that it’s glass. This is because it makes it easy to see how the food cooks. Additionally, this product can roast, toast, grill, and bake food. It has a capacity of 16 quarts or 15 liters; to put that into perspective, you can fit a whole chicken inside without having to cut it up. 

Why I love it: 

  • Made of glass
  • Large in size
  • Can roast, toast, grill, and bake
  • Adjustable temperature and time

Summary: 

It is made of glass. It comes with a 16-quart/15-liter capacity, infrared convection with timer, and is dishwasher safe. Anywhere from $77 to $83.

Instant Pot – Duo Crisp + Air Fryer

The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer is BPA-free. It is made of stainless steel inside and out and is PFOA- and PTFE-free. This iconic multiple-cooking pot integrates an air fryer, making it perfect for those who don’t have an instant pot or an air fryer who want both. 

This Instant air fryer has 13 cooking options: warmer, yogurt maker, air fryer, sous vide, bread proofing, steamer broiler, slow cooker, dehydrator, saute, mini oven, roaster, and pressure cooker. 

Why I love it:

  • Easy to clean and use
  • It has 13 cooking functions
  • Quiet

Summary:

Comes with a stainless steel exterior and stainless steel pot. It’s BPA-free, PFOA-free, and PTFE-free. Comes with a base unit/outer pot, inner pot, pressure cook lid, and air fryer lid. Anywhere from $169.99 to $199.99.

Ninja Foodi – Digital Air Fryer

This Ninja air fryer is one of the best air fryers that’s BPA-free. It’s a stainless steel air fryer with no non-stick additives, so you can be assured that there are none of the harmful chemicals commonly found in non-stick cookware. 

It was made with Digital Crisp Control Technology, which is fantastic because of its precision-controlled temperature. This feature creates the perfect crispiness when using the air fryer function. Other functions include warm, toast, dehydrate, bake, bagel toast, air roast, and air broil.

Why I love it:

  • Compact and light
  • It comes with multiple cooking options
  • Food comes out amazingly crispy

Summary: 

Made with stainless steel and is BPA-free. Comes with digital Crisp Control technology, chrome-plated wire rack, sheet pan, air fry basket, and removable crumb tray. Anywhere from $199.99 to $239.99.

Breville – Smart Toaster Oven Air Fryer Pro

The Breville Smart Air Fryer Toaster Oven Pro is made of brushed stainless steel. It doesn’t contain Teflon and all the other harmful chemicals that come with non stick coating. This air fryer oven has 12 other cooking options: warm, toast, slow cook, roast, reheat, proof, dehydrate, broil, bake, make bagels, make pizza, and make cookies. 

The PID control system prevents overheating, and the Element IQ system allows precise cooking. Plus, it has a superconvection system that accelerates cooking.

Why I love it:

  • It comes with 13 cooking functions
  • Larger than other air fryers
  • It has multiple different cooking accessories

Summary: 

They are made with stainless steel. Comes with 13 smart cooking functions, super convection technology, and Element IQ technology. Accessories include a pizza pan, two oven racks, a broil rack, roasting pan, and a mesh basket rack. Starts at $399.95.

That’s it, friends! I know it can be overwhelming sifting through the numerous features of every air fryer on the market. I want you to remember that we don’t have to strive for perfection but we can take baby steps to choose better for ourselves, our bodies, and our families. Until next time!

Hi, I'm Janiece

It all started with a midnight epiphany and the rest is history.

I've worn the hat of a dedicated corporate woman, a tenacious go-getter, and a passionate career climber. After welcoming my first bundle of joy into the world just three weeks into a global pandemic, I realized there were fragments of myself I had set aside while on my upward career trajectory. Somewhere over the years, I realized I stopped wholly caring for myself and my family in exchange for career success.

So, I made a choice – a choice to embrace whole living, nurturing every part of myself from the inside out.

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