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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 33,000 UK prices • 7,200 expert & user reviews • 550 product comparisons • 13 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Russell Hobbs 24580

8 Reviews
Trusted Reviews Recommended

£57.78

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2,300W
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1.2kg
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#2

89

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Ninja OP500UK

85 Reviews
Big fryer food capacity  Low fat frying function  Big oil capacity
Big fryer food capacity
Low fat frying function
Big oil capacity

£228.99

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1,460W
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1.5kg
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#3

87

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Tefal FR804040

39 Reviews
Adjustable thermostat  Big oil capacity Dishwasher‑proof parts 
Adjustable thermostat
Big oil capacity
Dishwasher‑proof parts

£93.99

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2,300W
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1.2kg
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(Unknown)
May 2020
#4

87

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Ninja AG301UK

72 Reviews
Big fryer food capacity  Low fat frying function  Adjustable thermostat 
Big fryer food capacity
Low fat frying function
Adjustable thermostat

£174.50

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1,760W
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1.5kg
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(Unknown)
May 2018
#5

87

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Tower T17021

27 Reviews

£49.99

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1,500W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
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(Unknown)
Sep 2016
#6

86

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Tefal FR333040

70 Reviews

£45.00

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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(Unknown)
Nov 2018
#7

86

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Tefal ActiFry Advance

 

£159.95

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1,520W
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1.2kg
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(Unknown)
Apr 2019
#8

86

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Tower T17038

 

£69.95

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2,000W
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3kg
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(Unknown)
Nov 2018
#9

86

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Tefal ActiFry Genius

92 Reviews

£27.55

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1,500W
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1.7kg
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(Unknown)
Apr 2019
#10

86

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Tower T17025

326 Reviews

£34.99

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1,000W
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1.5kg
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(Unknown)
Sep 2016
#11

85

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Tower T17002

 

£49.98

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2,300W
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3kg
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(Unknown)
Oct 2015
#12

85

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Ninja AF101

998 Reviews

£94.63

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1,550W
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2kg
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(Unknown)
Jul 2017
#13

84

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Tefal FF203840

 

£37.99

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1,470W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
May 2019
#14

84

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Russell Hobbs 24570

27 Reviews

£33.99

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1,800W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#15

84

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Tefal EY401840

3 Reviews

£81.40

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1,500W
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1.2kg
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(Unknown)
Jan 2017
#16

84

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Ninja AF160UK

10 Reviews

£149.00

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1,750W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
Jun 2020
#17

84

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Swan SD6060N

27 Reviews

£28.95

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900W
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2kg
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(Unknown)
Mar 2015
#18

84

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Tower T17039

 

£79.95

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2,000W
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2kg
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(Unknown)
May 2018
#19

84

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Breville VDF100

20 Reviews

£32.99

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2,000W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
May 2014

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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
#1
Tefal Fryers 62 £21 - £600
92%
2,038 reviews
#2
Philips Fryers 29 £21 - £430
82%
1,025 reviews
#3
DeLonghi Fryers 27 £21 - £317
79%
288 reviews

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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.

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.

Fryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Fryer Prices

The price range of fryers is from £18 to £2,173 and in total we found prices for 151 fryers. The average price of a new fryer is £138 and 80% of fryers are priced between £35 and £249. The Lloytron E6010WI is the cheapest fryer at only £18, and AEG HFB41100NB is the most expensive at £2,173.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

AEG fryers start at £2,173 and their most expensive fryer costs £2,173. The average price of AEG fryers is £2,173 which is the highest average price of all fryer brands.

The average price of Smeg fryers is £699 which is the second highest average price of all fryer brands. Smeg fryers start at £699 and their most expensive fryer costs £699.

Sage fryers range in price from £420 to £420, and the average price of Sage fryers is £420 which is the third highest average price of all fryer brands.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 53 expert reviews and 6,735 user reviews for fryers and used these reviews to determine 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 82% and DeLonghi has an average rating of 79%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

We found 105 current offers for fryers from eBay making it the biggest fryer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon UK for whom we found 58 current offers for fryers. The third biggest retailer is Currys with 19 current fryer offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

Most new fryers tend to be released between April and June. If you wait until April 2021 then you might be able to get better features on your fryer. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current fryers tend to drop off when the next models are released. The biggest month last year for new fryer releases was June, with five new fryers released that month. In 2019 most new fryers were released in April, with 10 new fryers released that month. 13 new fryers were released in June 2018 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 9% in the first 6 months after release.

That means that on a typical fryer costing £52 you could save on average £5 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 fryer with the biggest power is the Bartscher SNACK IV, which is a 6,500W fryer and currently retails for £224.56. The SEB Actifry 1kg, which is available at £229.26, has the smallest power and is a 140W fryer.

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.

Comparing all fryers, the fryer food capacities range from 0.3kg to 20kg. The fryer food capacities of most fryers range from 0.8kg to 1.2kg. The Tower T14001, which is priced at £36.99, has the biggest fryer food capacity and is a 17kg fryer food capacity fryer. The fryer with the smallest fryer food capacity is the Nesco DF-12, which is a 0.4kg fryer food capacity fryer and sells for £0.00.

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.

Most new fryers are fryers with a low fat frying function. 223 fryers out of 407 on Kagoo 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. 77 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. 73.3% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.