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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every fryer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 334 fryers, 1,540 reviews and 2,680 prices. Last updated 13 October 2017.

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#1 DeLonghi FS6055

FS6055
The highest scoring 1-1.5kg capacity fryer available, with low running costs and very good features
96
Reviews
32 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
1 Year Old
70
Running Costs
£882 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
2.4L
1,800W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Aug 2016
Release Date
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Argos £64.99
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£27.66

#2 Swan SD6060N

SD6060N
The best scoring fryer under £50, with terrific user reviews and good features
90
Reviews
25 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
63
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
96
Running Costs
£441 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
1.5L
900W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Mar 2015
Release Date
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£117.00

#3 Sage BDF500UK

BDF500UK
Trusted Reviews - Editor's Choice
Good for small families, this is the top rated fryer under £500
93
Reviews
1 Award
81
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
53
Running Costs
£1,078 / 10 Years
82
Overall Score
Excellent
4L
2,200W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Jul 2015
Release Date
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ao £117.00
Currys £117.00
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#4 Elgento E17005

E17005
A fully featured and cheap 3.5L capacity fryer, with OK running costs
97
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
49
Running Costs
£1,127 / 10 Years
81
Overall Score
Excellent
3.5L
2,300W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Feb 2016
Release Date
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£74.99

#5 Klarstein VitAir

VitAir
A good value for money and very economical to run 1,400W fryer, with very good features and one of the biggest capacities around
89
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
1 Year Old
85
Running Costs
£686 / 10 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
9L
1,400W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Aug 2016
Release Date
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£47.00

#6 Tower T17002

T17002
A fully featured and very cheap 3L capacity fryer, with average running costs
94
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Age
2 Years Old
48
Running Costs
£1,127 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
3L
2,300W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Oct 2015
Release Date
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Amazon UK £49.99
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£24.96

#7 Swan SD6080N

SD6080N
A bargain price and best selling 2.5L capacity fryer, with average running costs and good features
97
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£882 / 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
2.5L
1,800W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Feb 2016
Release Date
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Amazon UK £24.99
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£24.99

#8 Swan SD6060N

SD6060N
The highest scoring under 1kg capacity fryer on the market, with great user reviews but only average features
89
Reviews
25 Reviews
91
Value for Money
Excellent
48
Features
Average Features
75
Age
2 Years Old
95
Running Costs
£441 / 10 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
1.5L
900W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Feb 2016
Release Date
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#9 DeLonghi FS6025

FS6025
A bargain price and relatively new 2.4L capacity fryer, with average running costs and good features
94
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
83
Age
12 Months Old
57
Running Costs
£882 / 10 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good
2.4L
1,800W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Oct 2016
Release Date
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Argos £54.99
Amazon UK £67.56
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£99.99

#10 Power Airfryer XL Health Fryer

XL Health Fryer
A cheap and fully featured 5L capacity fryer, with moderate running costs
80
Value for Money
Excellent
87
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£735 / 10 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
5L
1,700W
Single
Capacity
Power
Type
Apr 2016
Release Date
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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.

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.

Easy-to-Clean

Finally, 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.

Fryer Retailers, Prices and Features

Fryer Prices

Fryers range in price from £0 to £584 and in total we found prices for 132 fryers. A new fryer costs on average £81 and 80% of fryers are priced between £0 and £177. The SEB AH980800 is the most expensive fryer that we found at £583, and the Medion MD 15630 is the cheapest at only £0.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Smeg fryers is £492 which is the highest average price of all fryer brands. Smeg fryers start at £492 and the most expensive Smeg fryer costs £492.

The average price of Scholtes fryers is £390 which is the second highest average price of all fryer brands. Scholtes fryers start at £390 and the most expensive Scholtes fryer costs £390.

SEB fryers range in price from £0 to £583, and the third highest average fryer price out of all brands is SEB fryers with an average price of £292.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 15 expert reviews and 1,499 user reviews for fryers available online and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of fryer. The top three fryer brands are Philips, Tefal and DeLonghi. Philips has an average rating of 94%, Tefal has an average rating of 91% and DeLonghi has an average rating of 89%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

The biggest fryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 71 current fryer offers from eBay. The second biggest fryer retailer is Amazon UK with 65 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to fryers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 24 current 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. In March 2016 25 new fryers were released making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases. 27 new fryers were released in July 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases. The biggest month in 2014 for new fryer releases was September, with 21 new fryers released that month.

How Fast Do Fryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average fryers drop in price by 16% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new fryer costing £76, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £12.

Capacities

This denotes how much food the fryer can hold at once, measured in litres.

The capacities of fryers range from 0.14L to 20L. The capacities of most fryers range from 1.7L to 3.3L. The BartscherSNACK IV has the biggest capacity. This fryer is a 16L capacity fryer and is on sale for £319.57. The BartscherSNACK IV, which is available at £149.00, has the smallest capacity and is a 0.14L capacity fryer.

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

Powers

This is the power level of the fryer, measured in watts.

Comparing all fryers, the powers range from 200W to 6,500W. The powers of the majority of fryers range from 1,200W to 1,600W. The BartscherSNACK IV has the biggest power. This fryer is a 6,500W fryer and is available at £319.57. The fryer with the smallest power is the BartscherSNACK IV, which is a 200W fryer and is available at £24.99.

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.

Types

The most popular type amongst new fryers is Single. We found 128 fryers that are Single fryers. Double is the second most common type amongst new fryers. We found 13 fryers that are Double fryers.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

The biggest fryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 71 current fryer offers from eBay. The second biggest fryer retailer is Amazon UK with 65 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to fryers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 24 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Fryers?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on fryers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 43 fryers.

Proportion of Fryers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 60.6% of its fryers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest fryer shop.

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