Whether you just brought home your first one, or you’re currently shopping around, you might wonder: how many amps does an air fryer use? You’re not going to want to trip the breaker in your quest to cook dinner!
In fact, it’s important to understand how much power any kitchen appliance will use before you turn it on. Otherwise, you’ll be wondering why your air fryer keeps tripping the breaker.
Do Air Fryers Use a Lot of Amps?
No, air fryers don’t use a lot of amps. Most models range from 10 to 16 amps, with the majority falling between 14 and 15 amps. This just depends on the size and wattage of the unit.
This means the air fryer is on par with how many amps a microwave uses, making it a similar countertop appliance.
How Much Power Does an Air Fryer Use?
|Air Fryer Wattage||Air Fryer Voltage||Air Fryer Amps|
|1200 Watts||120V||10 Amps|
|1500 Watts||120V||12.5 Amps|
|1700 Watts||120V||14.2 Amps|
|1750 Watts||120V||14.6 Amps|
|1800 Watts||120V||15 Amps|
Note that this is for the US and other locales using a 110-120V power cord. In Europe and other areas with 220V power, expect an air fryer to use between 5.5 and 8.2 amps of power.
While these are some of the most common wattages of air fryers available, there are certainly others (and new ones coming out all the time). If you need to calculate the amps, take the wattage of your air fryer and divide by the voltage of the power supply to get the amps.
How Many Amps Does a Ninja Air Fryer Use?
|Ninja Air Fryer Model||Ninja Air Fryer Wattage||Ninja Air Fryer Voltage||Ninja Air Fryer Amps|
|Ninja AF101 Air Fryer(4 Quart)||1550 Watts||110 Volts||14.1 Amps|
|Ninja AF161 Max XL (5.5 Qt)||1750 Watts||120 Volts||14.6 Amps|
|Ninja AF150AMZ Air Fryer XL||1750 Watts||120 Volts||14.6 Amps|
|Ninja AG301 (5-in-1)||1760 Watts||110 Volts||16 Amps|
|Ninja SP201 (8-in-1)||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Ninja Foodi OS101 9-in-1(5 Qt)||1460 Watts||110 Volts||13.3 Amps|
|Ninja DT201 Foodi 10-in-1 XL||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Ninja SP351 Foodi Smart 13-in-1||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Ninja DZ090 Foodi 6 Quart DualZone||1760 Watts||120 Volts||14.7 Amps|
|Ninja DZ201 Foodi 8 Qt DualZone||1690 Watts||110 Volts||15.4 Amps|
As you can see, a Ninja air fryer, on average, uses between 14 and 16 amps. Of course, this list is not exhaustive of every model available.
However, this highlights their main styles, including regular air fryers, combo units which have other functions, and dual zone air fryers with two baskets.
Learn more about how to clean a Ninja air fryer regardless of what model you have!
If you have one not on the list, just locate the wattage and voltage. Divide watts by volts and you’ll get the amps for your specific unit.
Now you can preheat your Ninja air fryer and get cooking!
Cosori Air Fryer Wattage
|Cosori Air Fryer Model||Cosori Air Fryer Wattage||Cosori Air Fryer Voltage||Cosori Air Fryer Amps|
|Compact 3.7 Qt||1500 Watts||120 Volts||12.5 Amps|
|Lite 4-Qt||1500 Watts||120 Volts||12.5 Amps|
|9-in-1 5-Qt||1500 Watts||120 Volts||12.5 Amps|
|Max XL 5.8 Qt||1700 Watts||120 Volts||14.2 Amps|
|Air Fryer Oven 5.8 Qt||1700 Watts||120 Volts||14.2 Amps|
|COSORI Pro II 5.8 Qt||1700 Watts||110 Volts||15.5 Amps|
|COSORI Pro Smart 11-in-1 5.8 Qt||1700 Watts||120 Volts||14.2 Amps|
|Air Fryer Oven 10 Qt||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Air Fryer Toaster Oven 12-in-1||1800 Watts||110 Volts||16.4 Amps|
As you can see, most COSORI air fryers are between 1500 and 1800 Watts. This ranges from their smaller countertop units to large family sized models. The biggest offer multiple functions in one, making them more like small countertop ovens.
If you’re getting one of these great appliances, make sure to check out our best Cosori air fryer recipes to get started with!
Nuwave Air Fryer Wattage
|Nuwave Air Fryer Model||Nuwave Air Fryer Wattage||Nuwave Air Fryer Voltage||Nuwave Air Fryer Amps|
|Brio 7-in-1, 7.25-Qt||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Brio 6-in-1, 8-Qt||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Brio 14-Quart||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Brio Smart Oven, 15.5-Qt||1500 Watts||120 Volts||12.5 Amps|
|Bravo 12-in-1, 30QT XL||1800 Watts||120 Volts||15 Amps|
|Nuwave Primo||1500 Watts||120 Volts||12.5 Amps|
|Nuwave Duet||1500 Watts||120 Volts||12.5 Amps|
The most popular models of Nuwave air fryers are either 1500 or 1800 Watts. Their line includes small countertop models, multi-functional ovens, and dual usage pressure cookers.
If you’ve just picked up a Nuwave, make sure to try out some of our best Nuwave air fryer recipes with it!
Can You Use an Air Fryer on a 15 Amp Circuit?
Whether you can use an air fryer on a 15-amp circuit really depends on your specific air fryer. Most electricians recommend leaving a 20% buffer on maximum load. So, if your air fryer is 12 amps or less, a 15-amp circuit is sufficient.
Smaller, less complex models of air fryer tend to use between 10 and 12.5 amps, so you’re fine. However, if you have an air fryer for large families or multi-functional model, you’ll likely need a 20-amp circuit.
This also assumes that you’re using a dedicated circuit. If you’re not, make sure to factor in lights or anything else drawing power into the load calculation!
Now you know how many amps an air fryer uses. It’s pretty similar in terms of power to a countertop microwave, making it just as easy to reach for when you need to cook a quick meal.
Air fryers also get hotter than a microwave gets so they’re able to produce a golden brown and crispy texture on your favorite foods.
No matter which you use to cook your meals, either one is going to help you make them quickly and easily!
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