Ninja's latest air fryer is a game-changer for small kitchens – and it's £40 off today

The compact design is perfect those with smaller homes

Testing the NINJA AIR FRYER MAX AF160UK by cooking a frozen croissant
(Image credit: Future)

Air fryers offer a level of convenience many now no longer want to live without – myself included. But while they make life a lot easier in many respects, not many models are subtle in doing so when it comes to size. After reading the expert advice in our what I wish I'd known before buying an air fryer article, I opted for a Ninja dual zone air fryer (currently £70 off at John Lewis) , which suits my large family (and all their fussy meal requirements), however it takes up a more space than I would like in my, let's say, modest kitchen. 

Ninja's latest air fryer model, the MAX AF160, offers an excellent space-saving solution, which can easily feed a family, but its upright design requires a whole lot less countertop. Our head of shopping, Millie Fender, has hands-on experience with and has tested a lot of air fryers over the past couple of years, and this one topped her list of the best Ninja air fryers for space saving. 

Another plus for the smaller of the Ninja air fryer family is how low maintenance it is. Our article on how to clean an air fryer has everything you need to know about keeping these insides of these products clean. When testing, Millie found the basket for this model came up just lovely with warm soapy water and a soft sponge – or save your hands and give it a whizz in the dishwasher. responded best to a soft sponge and warm, soapy water, but it can also be popped in the dishwasher, too.

"The MAX AF160 is fantastic option for smaller kitchens and beginners, and at a decent price point to boot," says Mille. And that's when it wasn't on sale – today Amazon and Currys has the Ninja MAX AF160 at £40 off the RRP, taking it down to just £129. 

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Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie is the editor of woman&home (digital). For seven years previously she was editor of Future’s world-leading design title Creative Bloq, and has written for titles including T3, Coach and Fit&Well on a wide range of lifestyle topics.


After a decade of working in retail, Kerrie went back to education at the ripe old age of 27, graduating with a first-class honours degree in creative writing three years later. Her career in journalism began soon after, when she secured a job as a staff writer at Future Plc. In the 14 years since, she has worked her way up to editor level, gaining a wealth of digital experience along the way.

As a woman&home reader and a senior digital editor, Kerrie’s main purpose is to ensure the brand delivers high-quality, relevant content to help enrich and improve women’s lives – a responsibility she feels hugely passionate about.  

Outside of work, if she manages to find a spare minute around her three young children, geriatric dog and activity-obsessed fiance, you’ll find her either throwing a barbell about at Crossfit, with her head in a good thriller novel or building one of the latest Lego ideas sets.