In this guide, we’ll take a look at the best air fryers. We’ve compared capacity, features, safety and cost to give you our top recommendations.
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COSORI 5.5L Air Fryer Review
The compact design of this air fryer means it takes up little room even in kitchens where space is limited but the generous 5.5L capacity can easily serve a family of up to six people.
Eleven one-touch presets mean you are always ready to fry, roast or bake. The unique square design will accommodate a whole chicken unlike the alternative round basket designs.
Using 85% less oil compared to traditional fryers means you can enjoy the same delicious taste without the fat content. This stylish COSORI air fryer comes complete with 100 flavoursome and easy recipes with a whole online community ready to share cooking tips and ideas.
- Easy to use and accurate control panel
- Light enough to lift in and out of a cupboard for simple storage when not in use
- Auto shutoff when checking food
- Non-stick coating on the basket is not durable and wears quickly
Tower T17021 Family Size Air Fryer Review
Enjoy the taste and flavours your family love with this generously sized air fryer. 99% less oil means healthier meals, and food cooks 30% faster. Vortex technology lies behind this using rapid air circulation for great results so you can cook with just one spoonful of oil.
The controls on this Tower air fryer are easy to use with an adjustable temperature dial and a 60-minute timer leaving you free to get on with the rest of the meal preparation.
The 4.3 litre capacity makes family mealtimes a breeze. Four functions include roast, fry, grill and bake servicing a variety of different meals and menus and making this fryer a truly versatile addition to any kitchen.
- Easy to set up for new users
- Great for cooking small amounts, energy efficient
- No oil cooking for healthier meals
- Handy recipe booklet included
- Can’t use it without the basket
Pro Breeze 4.2L Air Fryer Review
Seven pre-set cooking modes make this fryer a versatile and compact addition to any kitchen. Enjoy healthy fried foods with low fat meals for the family created using a cyclone of rapidly heated air and virtually zero oil.
Intuitive cooking timers mean cooking is a breeze in more ways than one. There is an independent temperature control for exact precision for each dish and an easy-to-use digital display.
With a full range of safety features including over-heat protection and auto-off sensors, now there is no need to worry in a family kitchen. The large fully detachable fry basket is easy to clean, just pop it in the dishwasher.
- Easy preset modes for different types of food
- Kitchen stays cooler than having the main oven on
- Easy to clean saving time after meals
- The fryer is good quality, but the basket doesn’t last, the non-stick wears off quite quickly
- The back of the fryer gets very hot and so does the countertop
Proscenic T21 Air Fryer Review
Superior 1700W power will ensure plenty of food for family and friends cooked just the way they like it with taste and flavour plus the added benefit of 85% less fat. Eight pre-set menus cover virtually all typical food types, so selection is quick and easy.
The latest rapid hot air technology distributes heat on all sides of the food cooking more quickly and with perfectly crispy results. The detachable PFOA free basket is made of aluminium with a double layer of Teflon delivering non-stick results every time and making for easy washing up after dinner.
Operate the Proscenic air fryer through its own app or voice control with Alexa allowing you to control and adjust recipes and cooking times to suit your needs.
- The display alternates between the temperature and the time remaining
- Easy use online mobile app
- Large capacity
- Fast and well ventilated
- Non-stick basket is of inferior quality, needs to be cleaned immediately otherwise it’s impossible to shift the grease
Uten 6.5L Air Fryer Review
This stylish air fryer has a 6.5L fryer basket with oodles of room to prepare a large family meal which is both healthy and delivers on taste. The Uten air fryer allows you to cook with up to 80% less oil so your family can enjoy all their favourite foods without the extra calories.
Two buttons make the operation of this fryer smooth and hassle-free. Grill, fry, bake, roast or steam a huge range of different ingredients with some helpful recipe prompts to ensure you make the most of your fryer.
This unit is specifically designed to be food safe and is made from food grade stainless steel with no chemical coating. It is both BPA and PFOA free.
- Large enough for a family of four
- Only three minutes to preheat
- Snug fit in the kitchen, compact
- Sturdy with a quality feel
- Timer and temperature gauge do not have clear or easily usable markings
Tefal Easy Fry Precision Air Fryer Review
3D Air Pulse technology uses hot air to circulate around the food to create flavoursome and crispy results using little or no oil with this stylish air fryer from Tefal. The generous capacity makes food for up to six people at a time, perfect for parties or family mealtimes.
Eight cooking options are aided by an adjustable temperature control to ensure precise results regardless of the menu. A large digital touchscreen is easy to use.
Safety is catered for with an auto shut-off device and a handy bell alerts the user when the food is ready
- Easy to use controls
- Requires minimal oil
- Ideal for cooking frozen convenience foods
- There is a sticker over the display which makes it dim and hard to read and its not made clear that this should be removed
- Takes up quite a lot of counter space and needs room around it as it gets pretty hot
Salter EK2817 Compact 2L Air Fryer Review
This compact air fryer is perfect for small kitchens, caravans, holiday homes or student households, delivering tasty results safely and with no hassle.
Heat circulation which reaches temperatures of up to 200 degrees cooks food thoroughly and incredibly quickly with no mess. The non-stick cook pot is removable for easy serving and cleaning.
This air fryer has a 2-litre capacity which is perfect for couples, workplace kitchens or student accommodation.
- Compact and easy to use
- Takes half the time of a conventional oven
- Odour free cooking and simple to clean
- Release on handle needs to be pushed back to release the basket, this is not clear
- Chips don’t always cook evenly despite regular shaking and lifting
Air Fryer Buyer’s Guide
Air fryers have to be one of the best kitchen gadgets to come out of the 21st century. With a variety of styles of units; shoe-box sized towers, spherical pods, and neo-blocky fryers, it’s easy to be bewildered. Fortunately, choosing an air fryer can be cut down to a simple process: assess how much food you want/need to cook, how much room you have on your worktop or for storage, what your budget is, and how many extras you’d like. It’s then a process of elimination that will lead you to a few options. Before you set out to choose an air fryer, here are a few key points to keep in mind.
How much food do you want to cook in it? A few chips? A stir-fry for the family? Air fryers vary from 1.5kg to 10lt – big enough to roast an entire chicken plus vegetables. Make sure you select one with the right sized ‘basket’ for your needs.
Controlling the temperature is crucial, too low and your chips will take forever to cook and be horrible. Too high and you’ll be disappointed with burnt offerings. Look for a unit that offers you control, or even pre-set options for optimum cooking.
Air fryers need to be easy to take apart for cleaning – even better if they’re dishwasher friendly. Make sure the basket/bowl/racks come away from the fryer easily and can be cleaned without fuss or danger to yourself. Watch out too for small nooks and crannies where oil or crusty bits of fried foods can get caught – these will taint your food if not easily removed.
Ease of use
Air fryers with straight-forward instructions and controls are best – clear buttons, easy to turn knobs or dials, and a display that can be read without squinting or needing translation. Setting up an air fryer can feel like you’re piloting a spaceship, so look for one that’s going to get you home safely.
There’s nothing worse than getting a new kitchen gadget, and not knowing what to do with it. So, to avoid this situation look for included recipes, interactive apps, or solid customer support from the manufacturer.
Added rotisseries, grills, skewers, tongs, all sorts of accessories can come with air fryers, look out for them. Also check for apps, interactive websites, and special features on individual air fryers – these should add to your purchase and buying experience, not define it. If they work for you, great, if not, move on.