How to choose an air grill for your home? What is better aerogrill or slow cooker?


A real dis­cov­ery in the field of kitchen appli­ances was the emer­gence of a mega-tech­no­log­i­cal and styl­ish appli­ance — an air grill. This sta­tion wag­on, cre­at­ed as an alter­na­tive to the microwave, is today a full-fledged, absolute­ly inde­pen­dent house­hold appli­ance, com­bin­ing the func­tions of almost all kitchen appli­ances — oven, grill, stove, deep-fry­er, toast­er, bar­be­cue, dou­ble boil­er, smoke­house and even oven. The wide pos­si­bil­i­ties of this super-mech­a­nism make the con­vec­tion oven for the home sim­ply an indis­pens­able attribute in the house­hold.

Rules for choosing an aerogrill

As with any house­hold appli­ance, when buy­ing an air grill, there are also cer­tain selec­tion cri­te­ria that allow you to choose the right device cor­rect­ly. So, when pur­chas­ing an air grill, you should def­i­nite­ly pay close atten­tion to:

  • the basis of the design (heater) and its ele­ments — heat­ing TEN (met­al or halo­gen);
  • fan speed (blow­ing) — depends on the type of heat­ing ele­ment and the num­ber of “trans­fers” of the con­ven­tion;
  • method of attach­ing the cov­er — whether it is remov­able or not and, in accor­dance with this, the pres­ence of a mount­ing brack­et on it;
  • mark­ing the qual­i­ty and strength of the glass of the flask — the pres­ence of the desired icon on the out­side of the con­tain­er;
  • capac­i­ty of the flask — in addi­tion to the estab­lished vol­ume, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of increas­ing it due to addi­tion­al rings;
  • type of con­trol — elec­tron­ic or mechan­i­cal;
  • con­ve­nience and func­tion­al­i­ty of the air grill;
  • cor­rect exe­cu­tion of all parts of the device — for uni­form cir­cu­la­tion of hot air and pro­tec­tion of the fan from pol­lu­tion, the con­ven­tion­al grill must be steel, remov­able and have holes of the cor­rect size on the sur­face;
  • war­ran­ty card with address­es of ser­vice cen­ters.

In addi­tion, it would be use­ful to check the oper­a­tion of the air grill direct­ly in the store when buy­ing. Be sure that by fol­low­ing the list­ed para­me­ters for choos­ing a con­ven­tion­al oven, you can pro­tect your­self as much as pos­si­ble from the pur­chase of low-qual­i­ty goods or fakes.


Types of air grill electric heater

Sep­a­rate­ly, it is nec­es­sary to say about such an impor­tant point in the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the air grill as the type of elec­tric heat­ing ele­ment of the device. After all, the speed of cook­ing and its qual­i­ty will depend on what type of TENA the mech­a­nism is equipped with. Today, man­u­fac­tur­ers of con­ven­tion­al ovens offer con­vec­tion ovens based on a met­al or glass heater. What to give more pref­er­ence to — heat­ing ele­ment or halo­gen — will depend on your own finan­cial capa­bil­i­ties and a clear assess­ment of design fea­tures.

Strength very high; shock-resis­tant heat­ing ele­ment, in the form of a met­al tube; low; the heat­ing ele­ment is very frag­ile, the shape is a glass tube with a halo­gen heater inside
The weight heavy light
Heat dis­si­pa­tion high aver­age
iner­tia slow heat­ing fast heat­ing and cool­ing
Vis­i­ble radi­a­tion lev­el short tall, bright
Insu­la­tion resis­tance low (there is a pos­si­bil­i­ty of elec­tric shock) high (no risk of elec­tri­cal break­down)
Resource (ser­vice life) up to 10 years up to 2 years
Resis­tance to exter­nal fac­tors bad — sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty to cor­ro­sion (rust) from water, acid very high — rust pro­tec­tion due to glass heat­ing ele­ment
Price start­ing price is high­er than glass heat­ing ele­ment 30% cheap­er than met­al heat­ing ele­ment, but requires fre­quent replace­ment

Thus, an air grill with a halo­gen heater is con­sid­ered more effi­cient and eco­nom­i­cal than a met­al one. Why in recent years and is more pop­u­lar and in demand among buy­ers. How­ev­er, the high strength and wear resis­tance of the heat­ing ele­ment are seri­ous com­peti­tors for the frag­ile glass heater. Which is bet­ter to choose, decide for your­self!

We rec­om­mend watch­ing video tips on choos­ing an air grill from the pro­gram “Live Healthy”:

Air grill or slow cooker?

But the air grill has a very strong com­peti­tor in the house­hold appli­ances mar­ket — this is a mul­ti­cook­er. So what to choose — air grill or slow cook­er? Many house­wives are ask­ing this ques­tion today, want­i­ng to opti­mize their culi­nary process as much as pos­si­ble with­out com­pro­mis­ing the qual­i­ty of the dish­es.

Aerogrill and multicooker

How inter­change­able or equiv­a­lent are these devices? What are their main sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences? And does it make sense to pur­chase an air grill when you already use a slow cook­er? To answer such ques­tions, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the fea­tures of each device sep­a­rate­ly.

Prin­ci­ple of oper­a­tion: con­vec­tion; heat treat­ment of prod­ucts with hot air through its uni­form dis­tri­b­u­tion using a spe­cial fan cook­ing due to the uni­form dis­tri­b­u­tion of heat in the bowl from the heat­ing ele­ment (TENA)
Func­tions: bak­ing; fry­ing;







warm­ing up.

cook­ing; bak­ing;



warm­ing up.

Dimen­sions (weight): dimen­sions and weight depend on the vol­ume of the flask — on aver­age, the dimen­sions are sim­i­lar to a small microwave, and the weight span is 4–8 kg com­pact with an aver­age weight of up to 4 kg
Work­ing vol­ume: flask capac­i­ty — 4–18 liters plus an addi­tion­al 4 liters due to addi­tion­al rings bowl vol­ume varies from 2.5 to 6 liters
Ener­gy con­sump­tion: high: 1200–1700 W medi­um: 600–800 W
Equip­ment: ther­mo­glass flask; lid;

elec­tron­ic (mechan­i­cal) con­trol pan­el;

mag­ni­fi­er ring;


upper and low­er grilles;

spac­er (for poul­try);


bowl (pan); steam­er-con­tain­er;

pow­er cable;

con­trol Pan­el;

steam valve;


book of recipes.

Acces­sories: skew­ers; tongs;


non-stick bak­ing sheet;

crock­ery made of glass or ceram­ics;

addi­tion­al forms.

deep fat con­tain­er with han­dle; spoon;


spoon/scoop hold­er;


spare bowl;

sil­i­cone spat­u­la.

Con­trol way: elec­tron­ic and mechan­i­cal auto
Price: 2,500 − 12,000 rubles 2,000 − 9,000 rubles

As you can see, an air grill and a slow cook­er are two fun­da­men­tal­ly dif­fer­ent and inde­pen­dent kitchen appli­ances, each of which has its own spe­cial char­ac­ter­is­tics and func­tions. There­fore, deci­sions should be made in favor of an air grill or a mul­ti­cook­er based on the pur­pose of the device in the cook­ing process, your own culi­nary pref­er­ences and the esti­mat­ed vol­ume of dish­es. How­ev­er, the pur­chase of an air grill will undoubt­ed­ly pro­vide more oppor­tu­ni­ties for imple­ment­ing the most exquis­ite culi­nary recipes (see also how and what to cook in an air grill).

The best aerogrill models

It is very easy to get lost in a huge vari­ety of mod­els and brands of air fry­er. But in order not to be mis­tak­en as a con­ven­tion­al oven, you should buy a kitchen appli­ance only from well-known, suc­cess­ful­ly proven man­u­fac­tur­ers of house­hold appli­ances. Today, the real favorites and idols of many house­wives among all exist­ing mod­els of air grills are the firms — Unit, Polaris, Hot­er and Ves. Each of these brands is wor­thy of respect and recog­ni­tion. In addi­tion, among the pre­sent­ed exam­ples of con­ven­tion­al ovens, you can find the most cost-effec­tive option for you.

Vol­ume (l) 12 l 7–10 l 12–17 l 10–13 l
Heater type halo­gen halo­gen halo­gen ten (met­al)
Con­trol mechan­i­cal mechan­i­cal elec­tron­ic elec­tron­ic
Lid remov­able remov­able brack­et (fixed) remov­able
Ther­mo­stat 65–250º 125–250° 260° 65–260°
The pres­ence of expan­sion rings No there is there is there is
Addi­tion­al func­tions indi­ca­tor light, surge pro­tec­tion,



timer, tem­per­a­ture con­troller,

3 speed con­ven­tion,


self-clean­ing, auto shut-off when the lid is open,


8 cook­ing modes.

timer, dish ster­il­iza­tion,


delay start,


These mod­els of aero­grills have estab­lished them­selves as mul­ti­func­tion­al, very reli­able and easy-to-use kitchen appli­ances that have con­quered more than one heart of the host­ess with their ver­sa­til­i­ty. The rea­son for this was the numer­ous pos­si­bil­i­ties and advan­tages of these con­ven­tion­al ovens:

  • a wide form that allows you to cook sev­er­al dish­es at the same time;
  • the abil­i­ty to use almost any uten­sils;
  • auton­o­my of work accord­ing to the giv­en mode;
  • great func­tion­al­i­ty;
  • cook­ing with­out the use of fat and oil;
  • low­er ener­gy con­sump­tion than oth­er house­hold appli­ances (ket­tle, iron).

So, a slow cook­er and an air grill are two com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent mod­ern kitchen devices that allow you to opti­mize the cook­ing process as much as pos­si­ble and sig­nif­i­cant­ly save the labor resources of house­wives. But what exact­ly to choose will entire­ly depend on your own needs and culi­nary pref­er­ences.





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