Which of these COSORI air fryers should I buy? Six chic models to suit all kitchens

Cook up a storm in one of these top-rated COSORI air fryers

Three COSORI air fryers lined up on the kitchen counter
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Scratching your head on which COSORI air fryers are worth buying? With over three million happy customers, COSORI has recently claimed some real estate in Amazon's air fryer search results and we can certainly see why.

With a whole host of air fryers to choose from, including models fit for large families and ones for modern spaces, we're here to help make this decision a bunch easier. All of these COSORI air fryers have been reviewed or are in the process of being put through their paces in our test kitchen. Otherwise, these are the deals you want to see. 

So, COSORI makes some of the best air fryers in the biz, which is another reason why you should invest this sale season. If you're already sold on the brand itself, but not totally sure which Cosori air fryer will fit in your kitchen (size and style-wise), we can help with your buying decision based on how many mouths you need to feed, how much money you're working with (including a section on how much it costs to run an air fryer), and even your dietary requirements. Because there's no point in buying an air fryer with additional niche functions if you're not going to use all of them.

See which of these COSORI air fryers will suit you

Why is Cosori a good brand of air fryer?

If you haven't heard of COSORI before, it's a pretty big brand when it comes to best-selling Amazon air fryers, displaying seven industry awards on its product page. While reviewing these air fryers, all of them were given top marks for ease of features, cooking our air fryer recipes to a satisfactory standard, and ease of cleaning with dishwasher-safe elements.

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Millie Fender

I've tried every COSORI air fryer and they've always impressed me with major value-for-money. It's not a brand you'll find outside of Amazon or company's website, but the range has everything from family-sized fryers to compact (and surprisingly cute) options for apartments or small kitchens. If one of your reasons to buy an air fryer is the money-saving aspect, you may as well start with a budget-friendly option from COSORI. They're easy to clean and use, and just as good as some of the much more expensive brands on the market.

For a start, the COSORI L501 Air Fryer has a removable air frying insert that lifts out from the bottom of the basket. By contrast, the COSORI Air Fryer Max XL has a basket that lifts all the way out by pressing down on the hinge of the handle. Personally, I prefer the L501's style of air fryer basket, because it's a lot easier to put in the dishwasher. However, this style of air fryer does make it hard to tip onto a plate without any oils and juices spilling out from the air fryer base.

In terms of build, the COSORI Air Fryer Max XL has a plastic exterior with a front panel full of touch-sensitive presets, and the COSORI L501 air fryer has a glass top panel that will work better if you're placing the air fryer on a kitchen island as opposed to under a kitchen cabinet, where the touch control screen can be concealed in the dark.  Both have a reminder to shake midway through cooking and a square cooking basket that fits large cuts of meat. However, the COSORI Air Fryer Max XL is a little larger.

Can I put tin foil in my COSORI air fryer?

All COSORI air fryers have a non-stick coating, so it's not necessary to line your appliance with aluminum if you fear food will stick to the basket. If you'd like to ensure a mess-free cooking experience, we recommend these silicone air fryer liners that are available as square or circular molds on Amazon. Otherwise, we've got a load of top tips when it comes to cleaning your air fryer.

Wondering how we review air fryers? Learn more about our testing process.

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.