Two students are discussing whether ovens or air fryers are better. Jane: The oven has more versatility than an air fryer. I highly doubt you can make a cake in an air fryer. Also, air fryers are tiny, so they fit less food than ovens. Tom: Air fryers can make cakes. There are many air fryer recipes for foods that are usually baked. An air fryer is an affordable option that saves time and energy when compared to an oven.