The 10 Best Air Fryers

We Reviewed dozens of Air Fryers and Listed the 10 Best Options
By Jen Hammond
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    Are you looking for a healthier, modern and low-fat version of the deep fat fryer? Air fryers use one spoonful of oil at the most, so you have food which is better for you and a lot less greasy, yet with the same great taste.

    Many of these appliances are super-stylish and come equipped with some impressive technology. If you’re tired of searching for the right kitchen essential then fear no more; we help you unravel the best air fryers available in 2019.

    The Best Air Fryer 2020

    1.
    Ninja Air Fryer Max

    Ninja Air Fryer Max

    We love Ninja products here at Which Cooker. They’re innovative, quality and so easy to use, and this air fryer is no different.

    It holds 5.2kg of food, which makes it by far one of the largest around. If you have a family to feed or like to batch cook then it is going to suit you a lot better than the smaller models. You can choose from six settings, including a Maximum Crisp option which gets results 30% faster than a conventional oven, yet just as brilliant.

    The other settings are Bake, Roast, Reheat and Dehydrate, the latter of which is going to really appeal to anyone who loves to make their own crisps or hates waste. There is a nice large display in the centre which lets you know how long your food has left, so you can pop your feet up or get on with other things while it works its magic.

    Features

    • Dimensions: (H)36.0 x (W)25.0 x (D)32.0
    • Food Capacity: 5.2 kg
    • Oil Capacity: 17ml
    • Power: 1750W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Really innovative touchscreen controls
    • Good choice of settings

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Quite tall and bulky so could be hard to manage in a smaller kitchen

    2.
    TEFAL ActiFry Genius XL AH960040

    TEFAL ActiFry Genius XL AH960040

    Tefal are leaders when it comes to kitchen appliances and that has been accentuated with this ActiFry model. They have aptly named it ‘Genius’ and we can see why.
    After trialling this Tefal air fryer we noticed how effortless cooking can be, with the nine automatic programs and hot air technology. The function adapts the heat, timing and way in which it cooks to suit your meal.
    With its 1.7 kilograms of capacity it is able to feed up to eight people and requires no oil. This multi-purpose fryer really is the “bees-knees” and will be a handy addition to your home for some time to come.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 26.3 x 32.8 x 47.6cm
    • Food Capacity: 1.7 kg
    • Oil Capacity: 20ml
    • Power: 1500W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Nine cooking functions making it easy to use
    • Digital timer
    • Dishwasher safe parts

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Not cheap

    3.
    Tefal YV960140 ActiFry

    Tefal YV960140 ActiFry

    Tefal have done it again, this time with the 2in1 ActiFry invention. This stylish health fryer offers everything you need and will soon be a staple of your kitchen.
    You can cook two meals at once with this innovative product. Not only does it allow you to enjoy golden chips but it also has the capacity to prepare your desserts, casseroles and more.
    You won’t have to worry about spending lots of time cleaning as it has removable dishwasher safe parts, it also has lots of space and control this super-smart appliance from your mobile phone app.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 26.3 x 35.5 x 48cm
    • Food Capacity: 1.5kg
    • Oil Capacity: One Spoon
    • Power: 1400W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Four cooking methods
    • Sleek and elegant exterior
    • Odour filter
    • Dishwasher safe parts

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Over £200 at RRP

    4.
    Tefal GH840040 ActiFry

    Tefal GH840040 ActiFry

    This particular Tefal fryer is one of the cheaper editions of the ActiFry series yet it still offers a lot of cutting-edge technology to help you perfect your food.
    Similar to its more advanced brother and sister of the series, it is able to create the most golden, crispy and delicious chips to accompany your meal with less than 3% fat. This is all done from just one spoon of oil making it a healthy option.
    Compared the older version of this model it is 20% bigger and overall allows for 1.2 Kg of food.
    This gets our approval as it comes at great value and still offers a scratch-resistant pot, no preheating is required and it can feed a family.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 24 x 32 x 44cm
    • Food Capacity: 1.2kg
    • Oil Capacity: One Spoon
    • Power: 1400W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Odour filter
    • Dishwasher safe removable parts
    • Timer so you can relax

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Low food capacity

    5.
    Morphy Richards 480004

    Morphy Richards 480004

    Imagine aliens got hold of your old, used deep fat fryer and replaced it with something of their own. That is what you get with some of these innovative air fryers.
    They aren’t just beautifully designed for aesthetic reasons – they also come with a bundle of features. This Morphy Richards air fryer in particular comes with a touch control display, digital timers and a generous capacity for food.
    It actually allows 3 kilograms of space for food and only requires one spoon of oil, ensuring that you can get your healthy chips, fries or sweet potato wedges.
    There are a number of pre-programmes making it easy to use and you will also be able to fry, bake and roast. This is the perfect addition to any kitchen and is able to easily adapt to cater for your whole family.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 31.3 x 27.9 x 33.7 cm
    • Food Capacity: 3kg
    • Oil Capacity: One Spoon
    • Power: 1400W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Has a delay start and timer built-in
    • Easy to use with pre-programmed features
    • A huge capacity of 3 kilograms allowing you to feed the whole family
    • One of the best air fryers for under £70

    Reasons to Avoid

    • A little bulky and cubic

    6.
    Philips Viva XXL HD9650/99

    Philips Viva XXL HD9650/99

    This is another beautifully elegant air fryer to add to your contemporary abode. Not only does it have a sleek look but it also seamlessly prepares low-fat chips and other food.
    It is the perfect cooking assistant that is able to fry, bake, grill and roast. Although it has a modern design, it is surprisingly simple to use and can be adjusted via its touch control display.
    It also has an easy access compartment that can be pulled out and locked. The fryer, like many of the other air fryers, only requires one spoon of oil.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 31.5 x 32.1 x 43.3 cm
    • Food Capacity: 1.4 Kg
    • Oil Capacity: One Spoon
    • Power: 2225W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Multiple cooking options
    • Dishwasher safe parts
    • Keep Warm mode

    Reasons to Avoid

    • One of the priciest around

    7.
    Philips Daily Collection HD9218

    Philips Daily Collection HD9218

    This sleek Philips air fryer comes in a white/light grey finish which gives it a fresh look, with functions that enable it to fry, bake, grill and roast.
    It circulates hot air to provide delicious healthy fried food and takes just seconds to heat up.
    This versatile multi-purpose fryer is able to do a lot more than merely fry chips, use it to its full potential with ease. It is simple to use and just as easy to clean with its removable dishwasher safe parts.
    This is the perfect fryer for a small household and the style fits perfectly into a modern home. It hasn’t got an excess of room but it is a robust creation perfect for an individual or couple.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 38.4 x 31.5 x 28.7cm
    • Food Capacity: 800g
    • Oil Capacity: One Spoon
    • Power: 1425W

    Reasons to Buy

    • A compact and lightweight air fryer
    • Automatic shut off
    • Rapid Air technology also creates less smell

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Hasn’t got much space and isn’t ideal for a big family

    8.
    Swan SD90010CREN

    Swan SD90010CREN

    This Swan air fryer has the option of three colours including black, cream and red. It is simple to utilise and has two dials that allow you to adjust the temperature as you go.
    Despite the product looking compact, it has a very generous capacity for plenty of portions. It comes packed with 3.2 kilograms of space and only needs one spoon of oil.
    It has rapid air circulation system that cooks seamlessly and also saves energy. It is non-stick properties and is a complete doddle to use throughout.
    The fryer has an adjustable temperature control that can be turned up to an impressive 200 degrees. We were thoroughly impressed with the performance of this Swan product and it comes at a great price too.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 36.7 x 35 x 23.8cm
    • Food Capacity: 3.2kg
    • Oil Capacity: One Spoon
    • Power: 1350W

    Reasons to Buy

    • A compact and stylish air fryer Rapid air circulation
    • Simple to use
    • A huge amount of capacity for food

    Reasons to Avoid

    • No viewing window

    9.
    Tower Digital T17024

    Tower Digital T17024

    This state-of-art digital air fryer from Tower comes in black with an unrivalled amount of food capacity. It has a number of functions, a viewing window and requires no oil whatsoever – yea, you heard right.
    Despite being an innovative essential for your home, it is easy to use and the various programmes ensure that your food cooks to perfection. Start frying your healthy chips and wedges for the family or cook for guests.
    The huge 8-kilogram capacity offers enough room to entertain an entire party. Despite showcasing a huge amount of room it still heats it up effortlessly with turbo technology.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 35.4 x 32.5 x 32.5 cm
    • Food Capacity: 4.3L
    • Turbo Air Technology
    • Power: 1500W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Generous capacity
    • No oil - just use a low calorie spray
    • Heats up in quick time

    Reasons to Avoid

    • Can be difficult to get the pull out container back in

    10.
    Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840

    Tefal Easy Fry Precision EY401840

    This smooth, ornate technology is the perfect addition to your kitchen. Gone are the days of greasy chips. You can now enjoy chips, fries or roasted potatoes completely guilt-free thanks to this Precision fryer.
    This air fryer uses its air technology to instantly heat up and deliciously cook your favourite meal side. Not only does it does it look stylish but it also has a display that allows you to change the function and temperature with ease.
    This sleek fryer comes complete with the ability to bake, dry, grill and roast, as well as 1.2 kilograms food capacity, numerous programmes and there is no need to use any oil.

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    Features

    • Dimensions: 39.4 x 32.6 x 32.6cm
    • Food Capacity: 1.2 Kg
    • Oil Capacity: One Spoon
    • Power: 1500W

    Reasons to Buy

    • Functions that include roast, bake, fry and grill
    • Fast heating setting
    • Simple to use

    Reasons to Avoid

    • The display isn’t the most clear

    How Much To Spend?

    You can find air fryers for as cheap as £60 and as expensive as £300+, but it all depends on what you are looking for. You will usually find one that is more than capable of providing for your needs at around £150. We have compiled a list of various fryers that all come in at different prices and therefore cater for readers with different budgets.

    What Functions Do I Need?

    This is dependent on what you need in your home. If you want a helpful cooking assistant that is versatile, then you will want to find a fryer that does more than prepare chips. You will want to look for a multi-cooker that can bake, roast, grill and fry, but still just use one tiny bit of oil.

    It is also great to have features such as delay timers which allow you to set it to cook in the future, adjustable temperature functions for more control over how you like your food and automatic shut-off is a useful safety feature.

    What To Look For?

    If you have a big family then you will want a fryer that can accommodate for that. You will want one that is able to provide at least 1 kilogram of capacity if you’ll just be cooking chips, and if your family exceeds four people or you’ll be making chicken and vegetables then you may want to pick a fryer with over 3 kilograms of food capacity.

    You can also find added benefits in fryers that have dishwasher safe parts which can be removed and reattached without effort. This will help you avoid spending lots of time having to awkwardly reach and clean it after use.

    Difference Between Deep Fryers & Air Fryers

    To sum up the main differences between a deep fryer and air fryer, it mostly comes down to the number of functions they have and also the health factor. For some points though, one is much better than the other.

    The difference includes:

    • Oil Usage – As you have probably already worked out, there is a lot less need for oil when using an air fryer. It requires no more than one spoon of oil and many of them are usable without any oil whatsoever
    • Healthy Cooking – The lack of oil results in healthier cooking but the air fryer is also healthier for many other reasons. It uses air technology that we have previously discussed and the food has less fat and is less dense in calories
    • Cooking Time – Deep fat frying generally takes less time than air frying as it heats the vat of oil as opposed to using the air. However, air frying models can be ready sooner, as they are often smaller and just heat the air rather than liquid
    • Cost – Deep fryers are far more affordable and can be bought for as cheap as £20. A good deep fat fryer may cost around £50 whereas air fryers start from that cost. The air fryer price range is between £60 and £350. For a good, robust and quality air fryer you will usually spend around £150. But do remember you’d be using more oil
    • Safety – There are safety features available for both fryers, such as timers, guards and shields. But the obvious risk with deep fat fryers is that you’re dealing with very hot oil, which is
    • Versatility – Both products can prepare a number of meals and fry up various foods but air fryers are known as multi-purpose cookers. They offer the chance to grill, roast, bake and fry. Plus many of them have even more options that allow you to prepare just about every meal you need
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