Small air fryer with variable temperature control and 60-minute timer
If you have a small family and don’t need a huge fryer capacity, the 8-cup Black & Decker HF100WD Purifry would be a good choice. It comes with variable temperature control for a variety of foods,and a 60-minute timer with auto-shut off so you won’t have to deal with burnt food. When you’re finished frying, the nonstick surfaces are easy to clean.
Dual convection fans
This fryer works using two powerful convection fans. These fans circulate the hot air within the fryer so the food is cooked thoroughly and evenly. You only need a spoonful of oil at most for certain foods (like French fries) for the crispiest results, but most of the time, the fans are able to brown and crisp food nicely with no oil.
Variable temp control
Different foods require different temperatures, and you can control the temperature right on the fryer using the dial. The range goes from 0-400 degrees, so you can roast and fry everything from veggies to French fries to steaks.
At 8 cups, the air fryer is great for making single-servings or food for a small family. You can fit a maximum of two potatoes, or eight chicken wings in this fryer. This capacity means the fryer itself is more compact than fryers with larger cooking baskets, so the Black & Decker Purifry is better if you have a smaller kitchen.
This air fryer is equipped with a 60-minute timer and auto shut-off, which means when you set the timer, the fryer will turn off when the countdown ends. This is convenient for when you aren’t around when the frying time is complete. You don’t have to worry about your food frying away until it’s burned to a crisp.
The pan, basket, and separator on this fryer are all non-stick, so it is easy to clean this Black & Decker. It is best to wipe the surfaces off with a soft sponge, soap, and water as soon as you’re done, so food doesn’t stick. Do not use an abrasive sponge, or the non-stick will rub off.
The construction on the HF100WD is a white and plastic plastic, with a stainless-steel finish. Stainless steel is a good material because it is durable, and holds up well with high temperatures.
Adjusting the timer and temperature can be tricky on this air fryer because the font is so small. You might have to squint to read it clearly, or use a magnifying glass if your vision is especially bad. It isn’t a dealbreaker, but it is an annoyance.
If you want a deep-fryer where you can easily make single-servings or smaller amounts of food, the Black & Decker HF100WD Purifry 2-liter air fryer would be a good choice. It fits 8-cups of food and uses dual convection fans to evenly and thoroughly cook potatoes, steaks, veggies, and more. Variable temperature control allows you to choose the perfect temp for your food, while the 60-minute timer and auto shut-off prevent food from over-frying.