Best 6-Quart Air Fryers (2023 Review)
Nowadays air fryers are among the most popular kitchen appliances and not without reason. They make cooking delicious yet healthy food so simple and convenient. They work in a similar way as a regular convection oven but are a lot more compact and due to their smaller size they heat up a lot quicker making cooking food faster and they also doesn’t heat up your whole kitchen like an oven does. They are also often more versatile than an oven.
For many the 6-quart air fryers are the best choice as they are the perfect size to cook for 4-5 persons at a time. So which are the best 6 quart air fryers of 2023? Keep reading to find out!
#1 Ultrean AF0402 6-Quart Air Fryer
Ultrean AF0402 is a 6-quart air fryer equipped with 1700 watt heating element and can cook in temperatures from 180°F to 400°F.
Ultrean AF0402 cooks well despite being one of the more affordable models. It crisps food nicely whether you cook chicken wings or french fries and the food doesn’t lose moisture meaning meat is juicy on the inside.
Ultrean AF0402 has 7 cooking programs: French fries, meat, shrimp, cake, chicken, steak and fish. They give you a general idea of what temperature and time you should use for specific foods however in some cases you will find that slight adjustments will be necessary for best results.
The overall quality isn’t bad however Ultrean AF0402 is pretty inexpensive and therefore is mostly made of plastic. It doesn’t feel as sturdy than some of the more expensive models but that doesn’t mean it won’t last for a long time.
Ultrean AF0402 6-quart air fryer is equipped with display screen and touch sensitive buttons.
Cooking basket has nonstick coating and is dishwasher safe. Cooking basket and pan are also detachable from each other.
Ultrean 6-Quart air fryer offers the best value for money. Some of the other 6-quart air fryers might be slightly better or have more features but they are also more expensive.
#2 KITCHER KAF6501 6.8-Quart Air Fryer
KITCHER KAF6501 is another good air fryer to consider if you want something that looks a bit fancier or has slightly more cooking capacity. It has 6.8-quart large cooking basket which is slightly larger than what other air fryers have however the difference isn’t significant. With that being said some will say that bigger is better and I’m not gonna argue.
Despite being just as powerful as other air fryers while having larger cooking basket KITCHER KAF6501 warms up reasonably fast and cooks just fine. Even more than that – it cooks really well. Food is cooked evenly, is crispy/crunchy on outside and juicy/moist on the inside.
KITCHER KAF6501 has 8 presets – steak, poultry, seafood, French fries, pizza, vegetables, bread and desserts. They work the best if the cooking basket is full however if it’s not you might have to reduce temperature or cooking time to prevent overcooking.
Whereas most air fryers have plastic housing KITCHER KAF6501 is mostly made of stainless steel making it sturdier as well feel fancier.
KITCHER KAF6501 is equipped with display screen and touch-sensitive backlit buttons. The button layout is fairly logical making KITCHER KAF6501 easy to use.
KITCHER KAF6501 6.8-quart air fryer has UL, FCC and FDA certifications.
KITCHER KAF6501 is a better air fryer than Ultrean AF0402 however it’s also more expensive. You might argue that because of this value for money isn’t as good hence why it comes second.
#3 PowerXL MFC-AF-6 12-in-1 6-Quart Air Fryer
PowerXL MFC-AF-6 is slightly less powerful than some of the other air fryers in this article having 1550 watt heating element however it has a wider temperature range (from 110°F to 500°F).
PowerXL MFC-AF-6 cooks really well. Chicken wings come out tender and juicy. Roasted vegetables are delicious. Essentially everything you cook has rich flavor. Since you don’t have to use any cooking oil food is healthy and isn’t greasy.
PowerXL MFC-AF-6 has 12 cooking modes (air fry, dehydrate, slow cook, steam, saute, grill, bake, roast, rice, simmer, sous vide, fry and keep warm) – more than other air fryers including the ones you usually don’t see like slow cook or sous vide.
Another cool feature PowerXL MFC-AF-6 has is a delay timer. You can make this air fryer to start cooking after specific amount of time has passed.
PowerXL MFC-AF-6 comes with many accessories including die cast grill plate 1, mesh/frying basket, bake pan, crisper pan and thermometer.
The cooking basket has teflon nonstick coating however some consumers have reported it peeling off. It’s hard to say how common this issue is and whether it’s something you should worry about however we can advise you to refrain from using abrasive materials to clean it as that can be the cause for peeling.
PowerXL MFC-AF-6 it quieter than most air fryers. It does however beep (i.e. when it has finished cooking) which not every air fryer does and can be either a good or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.
PowerXL MFC-AF-6 comes with glass lid so you can see the food being cooked. This can be useful if you are unsure if you selected the right temperature and time settings and check if food is not being overcooked.
PowerXL MFC-AF-6 is equipped with display screen, touch sensitive buttons and knob for adjustments. The control panel is a bit more crowded than on other air fryers due to the additional features but it’s still simple to use.
Temperature can be adjusted in 5 degree increments which is an advantage over those air fryers which only allow 10 degree adjustments.
Because of the additional features and wider temperature range you could argue that PowerXL MFC-AF-6 is actually the best 6-quart air fryer you can buy however it’s also the most expensive model in this list. The above models that are more affordable will be more than good enough for most consumers.
#4 Ultrean AF03 6-Quart Air Fryer
Ultrean AF03 is another great air fryer that’s also a lot more attractive than most of the other models. It’s equipped with 1700 watt heating element and has temperature range of 180°F to 400°F.
Ultrean AF03 crisps food nicely while also making it taste good. Works great for cooking many different meals including chicken wings, vegetables, french fries, french toast and more!
Ultrean AF03 6-Quart air fryer is 8 cooking presets (fish, cake, chicken legs, chips/fries, chicken, steak, shrimp and toast).
The cooking basket and perforated nonstick grill plate are dishwasher safe.
Control panel features backlit touch sensitive buttons and knob with LCD display in the middle of it. Temperature can be adjusted in 5 degree increments whereas cooking time in 1 minute increments for up to 30 minutes.
Overall control panel is pretty simple yet elegant. It’s very easy to use.
Ultrean AF03 is a good air fryer despite coming fourth.
#5 Dash DFAF455GBAQ01 Deluxe 6 Quart Air Fryer
Dash DFAF455GBAQ01 is currently the best selling 6-quart air fryer but it’s not the best. Nonetheless it’s still a very good air fryer as otherwise it wouldn’t made it to this list.
Dash DFAF455GBAQ01 is equipped with 1700 watt heating element and can cook in temperature up to 400°F.
It cooks just fine. Food tastes good. Meat is crispy on outside and juicy on inside. For some foods you might want to spray a little bit of oil on them to make them crispier.
It doesn’t have any cooking programs/presets.
Unlike other air fryers Dash DFAF455GBAQ01 has mechanical controls instead of digital. It has two dials – one for temperature adjustments and the other for time. It doesn’t have a display screen as dials have temperature/time increments.
It must be said that digital controls are typically slightly more accurate however mechanical are easier to use.
The overall build quality is reasonably good for the money however some consumers have reported issues with nonstick coating peeling off and handle screws becoming loose over time.
Crisper basket is dishwasher safe.
Even though Dash DFAF455GBAQ01 is not as good as the very best air fryers it’s still a good unit as it cooks well. It’s also currently the best selling 6-quart air fryer.