One of the best things in life is a grill party I think most of us agrees. But sometimes we have to bring grilling to the indoors. Let it be bad weather or the absence of a nice garden. Luckily today we have gadgets that will give you the perfect grilling experience from the comfort of our own home. They are so clever today that it is hard to replicate the culinary experience from a traditional grill.
We have gathered the top 4 best air fryer grill combos that are currently available on the market on a number of factors like: presets, smart functions, price, size and available information on the web. If you’re short on time and just want to check out the top air fryer grill combo on our list then it is the Ninja AG301 Foodi 5-in-1.
- Best All Around Air Fryer Grill Combo: COSORI Indoor Grill & Smart XL Air Fryer
- Runner-Up: Ninja AG301 Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fry
- Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fry
- CRUX AirPro XL Indoor Grill & Air Fryer
- Frequently Asked Questions About Air Fryer Grill Combos
Best All-Around Air Fryer Grill Combo: Ninja AG301 Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill with Air Fry
Ninja is basically the leader in the air fryer industry. Customers love their products for a reason. Although this one’s not a smart device so it doesn’t have an integrated app (like the Cosori), but it is till a great choice for people looking for the best indoor grill and air fryer combo.
It comes with many accessories:
10″ x 10″ grill grate:It is a high-density, nonstick, PTFE/PFOA-free, ceramic-coated grilling surface. What I like that it is ceramic coated. Food taste very good prepared on ceramic surfaces and you can be sure it is free of chemicals. The grill grate fits four 8-oz burgers or four 7-oz chicken breasts.
Hinged grill hood: With the hood closed, 500° rapid cyclonic air cooks and surround sears your food.
Splatter shield: This fine-mesh shield prevents smoke by protecting the heating element from oil and other ingredients. It is removable and dishwasher safe.
6-qt cooking pot: The nonstick, PTFE/PFOA-free, ceamic-coated cooking pot fits a 3-lb roast. It is dishwasher safe.
5-in-1 base: Grill your favorite foods to char-grilled perfection, or go beyond grilling with 4 other convenient cooking functions: Air Crisp, Roast, Bake, and Dehydrate.
One thing that’s a little odd with the Ninja AG301 is the price difference between the regular and the one that comes with a Smart Probe. The price difference between the two is a bit too much for me but for those who are after the perfect steak it totally worth it. Personally I wouldn’t pay that much for a smart thermometer but if you cook steaks and you don’t want to check upon your food all the time, then it totally worth it for you.
The regular version on the other hand is very competitively priced. It is a lot cheaper than the Cosori so for those who want the one of the best with a good a price tag should definitely consider the Ninja AG301. But there is a air fryer grill combo with an even lower price so keep reading.
All in all, Ninja has done it again. This is the top rated best seller product in the air fryer grill combo category. So if you don’t want to take any chances, this is your go to air fryer.
Almost The Best Air Fryer Grill Combo: COSORI Indoor Grill & Smart XL Air Fryer
On top of our list the Cosori Indoor Grill & Smart XL Air Fryer. Cosori advertises itself as the number 1 air fryer brand in the US and for a reason. We have been a big fan for Cosori air fryers for the following reasons:
- Very easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Smart functions
- Enormous amount of information and recipes available on YouTube and on blogs
One of the things that Cosori does great is that they not only create insanely good air fryers but also create a community around it that is you can find many Cosori chefs around the web. Many food bloggers and YouTubers use Cosori to prepare their foods, which means there are always new recipes coming out that you can perfectly prepare in your Cosori air fryer.
It is a Wi-Fi Smart Air Fryer and Grill which means you can integrate it with your smartphone and smart-home systems (Alexa and Google). The app will notify you and tell you everything what to do and when to do it.
You can choose from 8 cooking options: Crisp, Air Grill, Roast, Broil, Bake, Dehydrate, Preheat, and Keep Warm.
You can also choose the doneness of your meat. It has 4 levels (low, med, high, max). This comes handy when you are grilling steaks. And speaking of grilling. It has a built in smoke filter to avoid filling your kitchen with unwanted smells. Most customers said that this filter works really good only letting out a very small amount of smoke. This one’s a big plus for me because I had electric grills before from well-known brands and it always filled up my whole kitchen with smoke. Eventually I just stopped using them.
It has a large capacity so it is perfect for large families. The 100 inch tray can fit 4 hamburgers, 4 steaks and 15 hot dogs.
This Cosori appliance has a 2 year warranty and comes with a great recipe book also if the 100+ recipes in the VeSync app is not enough for you.
The Ninja FG551 is quite similar to the AG301 in terms of functions. I like the design of this one better buti it is a more expensive version than the AG301 regular. Although the FG551 comes with a smart thermometer and for a lot cheaper than the AG301+thermometer. So if you count that in this air fryer grill combo is also one of the best options.
Regarding functions it is pretty much the same than the AG301 but bigger. It can fit 6 steaks and up to 24 hotdogs.
One thing that really caught my eye is that you can customize the doneness setting to match it to your needs.
The AirPro XL can also be a great choice. This is a multi-purpose air fryer like the Ninja and the Cosori.
Its impressive 1760-watt heating system, it can grill, fry, roast, sauté, sear and bake almost any food in minutes. It can heat up to 510°F, which is the same level as a conventional oven. This means that the Airpro XL cooks much faster than standard air fryers, which typically heat up to 400°F.
This is the cheapest air fryer grill combo of all the appliances that we have analysed on this list.
It has a large tray so you can even make a pizza in it.
Yes, you heard me. Remember the time you ordered a pizza and preheated your oven for 10 minutes, only to put it in for 1-2 minutes? Well, that does not have to be the case anymore, because the AirPro XL has everything you need. It preheats in a few minutes, you pop the pizza in for another 1-2 minutes and it’s ready to go. With the AirPro XL, you can also grill the perfect steak and not even have to turn it. At the touch of a button, you get the perfect flavour and texture. Since the device has a large tray, it is suitable for large families, because the tray can serve up to 7-8 people.
The digital user interface is very easy to use. You can select the cooking method you want: Air fry, grill, bake, roast. There are also 5 presets: Roast, Saute, Sauté, Pizza, Dehydrate, which will give you a perfect cooking experience depending on what you want to prepare. Of course, you can also set the temperature and timer manually.
What to consider before buying an air fryer grill combo?
You should think about the following before you hit that “Buy it now” button:
Size – Although the best air fryer grill combos are made for larger families there are still differences between
Presets – Check how many presets does the air fryer grill has. Especially check the doneness function and how many levels you can choose from as it is a vital part of grilling.
Price – The prices can vary from $80 to around $260 but there are pretty good deals out there all the time.
Smoke – Nothing kills the perfect indoor grilling experience than inhaling smoke while you are trying to enjoy your steak. The best air fryer grill combos come with a smoke filter usually but check the customer reviews if they are working well.
Thermometer – This is not a must for me but many air fryer grill combos come with a smart thermometer that
Information available – Now this is a big one for me. As I’m not a full-time chef I don’t come up with new recipes all the time. Luckily for many air fryers there are a huge community out there who will specifically tell you what to do to replicate their recipes. The pioneer in the online air fryer community is definitely Cosori.
Frequently Asked Questions About Air Fryer Grill Combos
What is the difference between air Fry and air fry grill?
An air fryer cooks food without any oil. A grill, however, requires some amount of oil to make any dish.
One circulates hot air and fries your food evenly. The grill radiates heat through its grill plate giving you the well-known grilling experience. The grill can sometimes not cook your food evenly and the air fryer doesn’t grill the outer parts more. So this two functions goo very well hand in hand.
Is it worth buying an air fryer grill combo?
If love the grilling experience and you cook a lot of foods that tastes best on a grill (like hamburgers, steaks etc.) then it is definitely worth getting one. It gives you the perfect grilling experience in no time. On the other hand if you cook foods that can be prepared in a regular air fryer then I think you should get a simple air fryer.
What foods should you prepare in an air fryer grill combo?
All kinds of meats can be perfectly cooked in an air fryer grill combo. Using the grill function you can create the perfect steak, hamburger, hotdog, salmon, tuna steak, vegetables, or even fruits like pineapple. Using the air fryer function you can cook French fries, brussel sprouts, chicken drumsticks and a myriad of other recipes.
Is an air fryer grill combo dishwasher safe?
The removable parts of the appliance are usually dishwasher safe but always check the manual first.
Do you have to preheat an air fryer grill combo?
Depends on the kind of food you are making and which function you are using. For meats that need an uneven cooking (like a rare steak) preheating is definitely required. For foods that you want an even cooking or can be burned easily preheating is not required.
As you can see buying an air fryer grill combo can be a great idea to bring the grilling experience to the indoors. With the extra help of an air fryer your food will get the perfect flavor. The best one you can get is the Cosori or the Ninja AG301. Before you buy take into consideration your needs regarding the functions, price and size. Also it is very productive to buy appliances with multiple use (like an air fryer microwave combo also)