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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 2,100 UK prices • 4,900 expert & user reviews • 540 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Russell Hobbs 24580

7 Reviews

£51.49

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#2

89

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Swan SD90010

150 Reviews

£49.95

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1,350W
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3.2kg
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£720
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
£3 Voucher
#3

89

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Tefal EY401D40

£78.97

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1,500W
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4.2kg
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£800
Over 10 years
May 2017
#4

89

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Tefal FR804040

39 Reviews

£75.00

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2,300W
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1.2kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#5

89

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Tefal FZ710840

393 Reviews

£89.95

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1,400W
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1kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#6

89

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Swan SD6080N

93 Reviews

£27.98

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1,800W
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2.5kg
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£960
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#7

89

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DeLonghi FS6025

31 Reviews

£59.00

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1,800W
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1.5kg
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£960
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#8

88

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Philips HD924090

232 Reviews
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£142.76

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2,100W
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1.2kg
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#9

88

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Philips HD921641

348 Reviews

£124.94

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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Sep 2017
Voucher
#10

88

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Swan SD46010N

15 Reviews

£65.99

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2,000W
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5kg
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
#11

88

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Klarstein VitAir

4 Reviews
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£100.00

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1,400W
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3kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
Voucher
#12

88

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Tefal Easy Pro FR3330

£44.90

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
Voucher
#13

88

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Tefal AH960040

£154.00

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1,500W
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1.7kg
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£800
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#14

87

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Morphy Richards 480002

9 Reviews

£67.99

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1,400W
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3kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
#15

87

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Tefal EY401840

3 Reviews

£69.95

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1,500W
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1.2kg
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£800
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#16

87

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Sage BDF500UK

40 Reviews
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£79.00

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#17

87

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Tefal FR333040

69 Reviews

£39.99

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#18

87

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Salter EK2205

81 Reviews

£65.99

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1,400W
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1.25kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
#19

87

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DeLonghi FS6055

113 Reviews

£64.99

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1,800W
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1.5kg
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£960
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#20

87

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Tefal AH9600

7 Reviews

£169.07

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1,550W
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1.7kg
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£830
Over 10 years
Mar 2018

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What Are The Best Fryer Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every fryer and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated fryer brand is Tefal with an average rating of 92%. Compare all award winning fryers.

Rank Brand Number of Fryers Price Range Average Rating
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Tefal Fryers 51 £10 - £336
92%
1,996 reviews
#2
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Philips Fryers 32 £10 - £478
85%
1,072 reviews
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DeLonghi Fryers 29 £10 - £246
82%
287 reviews

Trending Fryer Comparisons

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Philips
HD9220
£53.13
£27 cheaper
Two more awards
A little better
user reviews
VS
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Tefal
FX1000
£80.04
Newer by six
years
More customers
recommend it
Better brand
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£99.98
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
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Morphy Richards
480004
£69.89
£30 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by nine
months
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DeLonghi
FH1363
£157.00
£123 cheaper
Better Trusted
Reviews review
score
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Tefal
AH950840
£279.99
Better brand
A little better
user reviews
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Philips
HD9220
£53.13
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
Better brand
VS
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Russell Hobbs
20810
£49.99
£3 cheaper
More popular
Four years
newer
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Morphy Richards
480002
£59.99
£40 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
VS
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£99.98
More popular
29% bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Philips
HD9216
£124.94
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 17
months
VS
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£99.98
£25 cheaper
46% bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Klarstein
VitAir
£73.30
£52 cheaper
One more award
A lot bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Philips
HD9216
£124.94
Better brand
User reviews
are a lot
better
Overall reviews
are moderately
better
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Sage
BDF500UK
£79.00
One more award
VS
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Tefal
FR804040
£75.00
£4 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Salter
EK2643
£39.00
£16 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
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Tefal
Ff162840
£54.99
Better brand
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Tower
T17002
£45.95
£6 cheaper
Better brand
A lot bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Russell Hobbs
24580
£51.49
Better Kagoo
Score
11 months newer
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Klarstein
VitAir
£73.30
£84 cheaper
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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DeLonghi
FH1363
£157.00
Better brand
Better user
reviews
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Philips
HD9220
£53.13
£23 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
VS
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Princess
Aerofryer XL
£75.76
Six years newer
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Tefal
Actifry Smart XL
£219.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Better Trusted
Reviews review
score
VS
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DeLonghi
FH1363
£157.00
£63 cheaper
User reviews
are better
Bigger fryer
food capacity
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Tower
T17021
£34.99
£33 cheaper
Better brand
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
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Salter
EK2118V2
£68.36
Better Kagoo
Score
One month newer
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Tefal
FX1000
£80.04
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Princess
Aerofryer XL
£75.76
£4 cheaper
Four months
newer
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Morphy Richards
480003
£34.99
£44 cheaper
0.7kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Tefal
EY401D40
£78.97
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by four
months
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Morphy Richards
45081
£44.82
Better brand
VS
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Tower
T17002
£45.95
Better Kagoo
Score
25% bigger
fryer food
capacity
Low fat frying
function
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Philips
HD9220
£53.13
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
A little bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Cuisinart
CDF-170
£43.62
£10 cheaper
Seven years
newer
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is a hot air fryer?
AMany recent models of fryers use super-heated air rather than oil to cook the food. This generates better results (the food is less soggy) and uses a tiny fraction of the oil usually used. Therefore it is much healthier!
QWhat is the difference between a single and double fryer?
AAs the name suggests, double fryers have 2 different cooking receptacles, so 2 sets of food can be cooked at once. This is most commonly found on larger and commercial fryers.

Fryer Buying Guide

Fryers use very hot oil to cook food quickly and thoroughly - the food is quickly cooked by the hot oil, often resulting in a crispy outside, but a tender inside. Most people connect home fryers with chips - allowing you to easily recreate the crispy, fluffy chips found in restaurants and cafes. However they can be used for many other different types of food, including fish, vegetables, samosas or chicken. Due to the high temperatures involved in the cooking procedure, modern fryers have significant safety features to minimise the chance of accidents, and contain pre-set modes for the most commonly-cooked foods.

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Capacity

All our fryers have a food capacity, measured in kilograms. The larger the capacity, the more food you can cook in one go - this may be especially useful for large families. However larger fryers also have a significantly larger footprint, and so will take up more counter space in your kitchen.

Power Levels

All of our fryers are given a power level, rated in watts. The higher the wattage, the more power the fryer has. This translates to faster and more efficiently cooked food, but also to higher electricity bills. Fryers tend to be quite power hungry, so it may be prudent not to automatically buy the device with the highest power - a good mid-point between power and cost-efficiency is important.

Given that even the healthiest fryer produces a lot of grease and mess, it is a good idea to clean the fryer after every use. Therefore it may be helpful to check that your chosen model is marked as easy-to-clean, meaning that it has been designed for stress-free cleaning. Some models even have parts that are safe to put in the dishwasher, making them extremely easy to clean and take care of.

Low Fat & Air Frying

While traditionally deep fat frying has been seen as an immensely unhealthy form of cooking, there are several healthier options available. Low fat fryers are specially designed to use less oil than standard fryers, meaning the resulting food has a lower calorie count, and is therefore healthier. Under these systems a single teaspoon of oil will suffice for an entire portion of chips, so the calorie count can be a mere fraction of what it would be using a traditional method.

A growing section of the healthy frying market is so-called ‘air’ fryers - a range of cookers that use superheated air to fry the food instead of oil. Because they use very little or no oil (some models use a very small amount of oil to 'kick start' the air heating) the resulting food is far lower in calories and fat. Indeed, tests have shown that with a 300g portion of chips, airfrying reduced the calories from 717 to 576! Also, because they don’t use oil you don’t have to worry about disposing of the used frying oil - which makes them far more ecologically friendly as well.

Generally speaking these low-fat and air fryers are more expensive than their traditional counterparts. However, given how much lower in both calories and fat the resulting food is, the health benefits may far outweigh the extra expenditure.

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Fryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Fryer Prices

In total we found 177 fryers ranging from £10 to £1,425. On average, a new fryer costs £101 and 80% of fryers are priced between £30 and £180. The most expensive fryer that we found is the Miele CS1411F at £1,425, and the cheapest is the Oster CKSTDF102 at only £10.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Miele fryers is £1,425 which is the highest average price of all fryer brands. Miele fryers range in price from £1,425 to £1,425.

Smeg fryers range in price from £559 to £559, and the second highest average fryer price out of all brands is Smeg fryers with an average price of £559.

The average price of Candy fryers is £331 which is the third highest average price of all fryer brands. Candy fryers start at £331 and their most expensive fryer costs £331.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 43 expert reviews and 4,549 user reviews for fryers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of fryer. The top three fryer brands are Tefal, Philips and DeLonghi. Tefal has an average rating of 92%, Philips has an average rating of 85% and DeLonghi has an average rating of 82%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

We found 149 current offers for fryers from eBay making it the biggest fryer retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 126 current offers for fryers. The third biggest retailer is AO with 18 current fryer offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

We looked at the release dates for new fryers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any prominent pattern. 13 new fryers were released in June 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases. In 2017 most new fryers were released in November, with 18 new fryers released that month. In September 2016, 60 new fryers were released making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases.

How Fast Do Fryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average fryers drop in price by 12% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £6 on a typical £50 new fryer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Powers

'Power' is the power level of the fryer, measured in watts.

The powers of fryers range from 140W to 10,000W. The powers of the majority of fryers range from 1,400W to 1,700W. The Bartscher SNACK IV, which sells for £0.00, has the biggest power and is a 6,500W fryer. The fryer with the smallest power is the Logik L30PFS12, which is a 200W fryer and sells for £19.98.

Generally speaking, a higher power level means that the fryer will be more powerful, heating the oil to higher temperatures faster, and cooking the food more efficiently so that it doesn't spend as much time sitting in the oil, meaning it will be (somewhat) healthier.

Fryer Food Capacities

'Capacity' denotes how much food the fryer can hold at once, measured in kilograms.

The fryer food capacities of fryers range from 0.3kg to 17kg. The fryer food capacities of the majority of fryers range from 1kg to 1.5kg. The fryer with the biggest fryer food capacity is the Tower T14001, which is a 17kg fryer food capacity fryer and currently retails for £29.00. The Severin FR2437, which is available at £37.99, has the smallest fryer food capacity and is a 0.3kg fryer food capacity fryer.

The bigger the capacity of the fryer, the more food can be cooked at once.

Low Fat Frying Functions

A low-fat frying function serves to fry food using only a fraction of the oil normally used.

The number of new fryers that do and are fryers without a low fat frying function is roughly the same. 51% of fryers do are fryers with a low fat frying function.

Because it uses far less oil, a low-fat frying option produces far healthier food than standard frying.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Fryers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying fryers. For each retailer it shows the total number of fryers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying fryers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 119 of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Fryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for fryers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of fryer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's fryer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 79.9% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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