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Cricut Machines Comparison

Applies to the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Explore family of machines. 


Machine comparison


Feature Explore Explore One Explore Air Explore Air 2 Maker

Smart Set dial for easy material settings


Bluetooth for wireless cutting

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Double tool holder for one-click cutting and writing


Upload your own images for free

Cut a wide variety of materials

Design software for computers (Windows and Mac) and mobile devices (iOS and Android)

Works with Cricut Cartridges

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Fast Mode: Up to 2x faster cutting and writing*


Rotary Blade for fabrics





Knife Blade for thicker materials





Scoring Wheel and Double Scoring Wheel


Adaptive Tool System for cutting hundreds of more materials






*Fast mode works with vinyl, iron-on, and cardstock.


Separate Purchases:


Machine Colors:

Explore Explore One Explore Air Explore Air 2 Maker
  • Green
  • Wild Orchid
  • Grey
  • Coral
  • Navy Bloom
  • Pink Poppy
  • Blue
  • Blue
  • Teal
  • Gold
  • Wild Orchid
  • Poppy
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Boysenberry
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Cobalt
  • Coral
  • Denim
  • Fuschia
  • Gold & Ivory (Anna Griffin)
  • Lilac
  • Merlot
  • Mint
  • Peacock
  • Periwinkle
  • Persimmon
  • Raspberry
  • Rose
  • Sky
  • Sunflower
  • Wisteria
  • White Pearl (Martha Stewart)
  • Champagne
  • Rose
  • Blue


*Some colors are exclusive to specific retailers.