It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology

Compare the Best FryersOctober 2018

Share on

87

What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 2,500 UK prices • 12,000 expert & user reviews • 510 product comparisons • Score breakdown
Table List
Sort by
Scroll up to see results
Save Up To £236 on Fryers View Today's Best Deals
Rank
Kagoo Score
Average Review Rating
Price
Low Fat Frying Function
Power
Fryer Food Capacity
Running Cost
Release Date
#1

90

Swan SD90010

139 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£48.00

Info
1,350W
Info
3.2kg
Info
£720
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A classic and low cost 1,350W fryer, with exceptional features and one of the biggest fryer food capacities on the market
#2

90

Salter EK2643

127 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£49.95

Info
1,500W
Info
3.2kg
Info
£800
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A sensationally cheap and very highly rated 1,500W fryer, with very good features and one of the biggest fryer food capacities on the market
#3

89

Swan SD6080

127 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£27.49

Info
1,800W
Info
2.5kg
Info
£960
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
The highest rated fryer under £50, with terrific user reviews and very good features
Save £18
#4

89

Power Airfryer XL Health Fryer

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£59.00

Info
1,700W
Info
5kg
Info
£800
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A best selling and fully loaded 1,700W fryer, with a very good price and a massive 5kg fryer food capacity
#5

88

Tower T14001

84 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£32.39

Info
1,300W
Info
17kg
Info
£700
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A great value for money and positively reviewed 1,300W fryer, with great features and one of the biggest fryer food capacities available
#6

88

Tower T17024

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£59.99

Info
1,500W
Info
3.2kg
Info
£800
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
A huge fryer food capacity and best selling 1,500W fryer, with an astoundingly cheap price and great features
#7

87

Swan SD6040N

232 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£33.99

Info
2,000W
Info
1kg
Info
£1,100
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
The highest scoring small fryer around, with good features
#8

87

Philips HD9621

47 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£105.00

Info
1,425W
Info
0.8kg
Info
£700
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
The top scoring fryer under £500, good for individuals or couples
#9

87

Duronic AF1

983 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£30.00

Info
1,500W
Info
1kg
Info
£800
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A very popular and top-rated 1,500W fryer, with a reasonable price and good features
#10

87

DeLonghi FS6055

62 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£69.00

Info
1,800W
Info
1.5kg
Info
£960
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
An excellently reviewed and excellent value for money 1,800W fryer, good for small families
#11

87

Tower T17004

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£73.99

Info
1,000W
Info
8kg
Info
£540
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A very popular and huge fryer food capacity 1,000W fryer, with very good features and a reasonable price
#12

87

Swan SD6060N

76 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£26.99

Info
900W
Info
2kg
Info
£480
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
A very popular and excellent value for money 900W fryer, with good features
#13

86

Breville VDF122

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£84.99

Info
1,300W
Info
1.25kg
Info
£700
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
A remarkably highly rated and best selling 1,300W fryer, with good features and a reasonable price
#14

86

Tower T17002

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£45.99

Info
2,300W
Info
3kg
Info
£1,200
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A top-quality and low cost 2,300W fryer
#15

86

Philips Hd9240

328 Reviews
loading image
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£103.46

Info
2,100W
Info
1.2kg
Info
£1,100
Over 10 years
Sep 2013
An award winning and top-quality 2,100W fryer, with a Gold award from one expert review website
#16

85

Elgento E14020

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£34.99

Info
1,300W
Info
2.6kg
Info
£700
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
An affordable and fully featured 1,300W fryer
#17

85

Sage BDF500UK

45 Reviews
loading image
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£94.77

Info
2,200W
Info
1.2kg
Info
£1,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
The highest review score medium fryer available, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
#18

85

Tefal Easy Pro FR3330

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£43.95

Info
2,200W
Info
1.2kg
Info
£1,200
Over 10 years
Apr 2016
A fully featured and affordable 2,200W fryer
#19

85

Elgento E17001

42 Reviews
 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£32.49

Info
2,000W
Info
3kg
Info
(Unknown)
Mar 2015
A classic and affordable 2,000W fryer, with good features
#20

85

Tefal EY401840

 Shortlist / Compare  Shortlisted

£74.95

Info
1,500W
Info
1.2kg
Info
£800
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
A top-value but marginally out of date 1,500W fryer, with great features

No matching products found.

 More

Today's Best Fryer Deals

£120 Price Drop
loading image
£220
£100.00
Power
1,300W
Fryer Food Capacity
1.25kg
Low Fat Frying Function
Yes
£90 Price Drop
loading image
£190
£100.00
Power
1,400W
Fryer Food Capacity
1.5kg
Low Fat Frying Function
No
£70 Price Drop
loading image
£130
£59.91
Power
1,350W
Fryer Food Capacity
1kg
Low Fat Frying Function
Yes
£110 Price Drop
loading image
£180
£69.99
Power
1,400W
Fryer Food Capacity
3kg
Low Fat Frying Function
Yes
£77 Price Drop
loading image
£130
£52.99
Power
1,350W
Fryer Food Capacity
1kg
Low Fat Frying Function
Yes
View More Fryer Deals & Vouchers

Amazon Fryer Deals

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 Philips with an average rating of 92%. Compare all award winning fryers.

Rank Brand Number of Fryers Price Range Average Rating
#1
loading image
Philips Fryers 26 £18 - £275
92%
3,246 reviews
#2
loading image
Tefal Fryers 43 £18 - £259
91%
1,334 reviews
#3
loading image
DeLonghi Fryers 23 £18 - £208
87%
433 reviews

Trending Fryer Comparisons

loading image
DeLonghi
FH1363
£159.06
Much better
expert reviews
VS
loading image
Tefal
AH950840
£120.00
£39 cheaper
More popular
Better brand
loading image
Morphy Richards
480002
£88.99
User reviews
are better
VS
loading image
Philips
HD9216
£69.99
£19 cheaper
Better brand
loading image
Morphy Richards
480002
£88.99
More popular
User reviews
are a lot
better
VS
loading image
Tefal
FX100040
£55.00
£34 cheaper
Better brand

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.

loading image

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.

loading image

Fryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Fryer Prices

The price range of fryers is from £19 to £1,089 and in total we found prices for 195 fryers. On average, a new fryer costs £99 and 80% of fryers are priced between £35 and £203. The most expensive fryer that we found is the Miele CS 1411 F at £1,089, and the cheapest is the Brentwood DF-701 at only £19.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

Miele fryers start at £1,089 and their most expensive fryer costs £1,089. The average price of Miele fryers is £1,089 which is the highest average price of all fryer brands.

The second highest average fryer price out of all brands is Smeg fryers with an average price of £492. Smeg fryers start at £492 and their most expensive fryer costs £492.

The average price of Gourmetmaxx fryers is £317 which is the third highest average price of all fryer brands. Gourmetmaxx fryers start at £317 and their most expensive fryer costs £317.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 45 expert reviews and 9,713 user reviews for fryers and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of fryer. Philips is the top rated fryer brand with an average rating of 92%. Tefal is the second best brand with 91% and DeLonghi is the third best brand with 87%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

The biggest fryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 157 current fryer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 134 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to fryers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 25 current offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

Most new fryers tend to be released between July and September. September was the biggest month last year for new fryers, with 16 new fryers released that month. In 2016 most new fryers were released in September as well, with 61 new fryers released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new fryer releases was July, with 24 new fryers released that month.

How Fast Do Fryer Prices Drop After Release?

New fryers drop in price by an average of 13% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new fryer costing £64, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £8.

Powers

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

Comparing all fryers, the powers range from 140W to 10,000W. The powers of the majority of fryers range from 1,400W to 1,700W. The fryer with the biggest power is the Bartscher SNACK IV, which is a 6,500W fryer and is priced at £318.71. The fryer with the smallest power is the Logik L30PFS12, which is a 200W fryer and currently retails 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 0.8kg to 1.2kg. The fryer with the biggest fryer food capacity is the Tower T14001, which is a 17kg fryer food capacity fryer and is available at £35.04. The Severin FR 2437, which sells for £0.00, 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. 151 out of 311 do are fryers with a low fat frying function and 160 out of 311 are fryers without 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. 117 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. 74.5% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

×