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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 2,500 UK prices • 5,400 expert & user reviews • 540 product comparisons • 10 industry awards • Score breakdown
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Swan SD6080N

93 Reviews

£28.99

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1,800W
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2.5kg
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£960
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
£3 Voucher
#2

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Tefal EY401D40

£79.95

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1,500W
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4.2kg
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£800
Over 10 years
May 2017
#3

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Swan SD90010

150 Reviews

£55.98

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1,350W
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3.2kg
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£720
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
#4

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Tefal FZ710840

393 Reviews

£99.98

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1,400W
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1kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#5

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Salter EK2205

81 Reviews

£55.99

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1,400W
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1.25kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Jun 2017
#6

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Tefal EY401840

3 Reviews

£85.25

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1,500W
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1.2kg
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£800
Over 10 years
Jan 2017
#7

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Russell Hobbs 24580

8 Reviews
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£51.99

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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£1,200
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#8

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DeLonghi FS6055

114 Reviews

£79.00

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1,800W
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1.5kg
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£960
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#9

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Klarstein VitAir

4 Reviews
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£84.99

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

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Tefal AH960840

£179.99

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1,400W
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1.7kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Apr 2017
#11

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Swan SD6060N

27 Reviews

£26.95

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900W
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2kg
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£480
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#12

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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
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Tower T17021RG

£45.00

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1,500W
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4.3kg
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(Unknown)
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£800
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#14

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Breville VDF054

521 Reviews

£28.95

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2,000W
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1kg
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£1,100
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
#15

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Russell Hobbs 24570

27 Reviews

£25.00

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1,800W
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1kg
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£960
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
#16

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Philips Daily Collection HD921851

20 Reviews
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£89.95

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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(Unknown)
Jun 2018
#17

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Breville VDF100

20 Reviews

£27.99

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2,000W
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1kg
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£1,100
Over 10 years
May 2014
#18

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Tefal EY201840

£68.99

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1,400W
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1.2kg
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£750
Over 10 years
May 2018
£3 Voucher
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Tefal GH840B40

21 Reviews

£119.00

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1,400W
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1.2kg
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£750
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#20

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Philips HD924090

232 Reviews
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£249.00

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

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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.

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Tefal Fryers 57 £18 - £260
92%
2,000 reviews
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Philips Fryers 34 £18 - £524
84%
1,110 reviews
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DeLonghi Fryers 27 £18 - £366
79%
288 reviews

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Philips
HD9220
£76.49
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
Better brand
VS
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Russell Hobbs
20810
£40.00
£36 cheaper
Four years
newer
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£34.00
£16 cheaper
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
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Morphy Richards
480004
£49.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by 10
months
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Philips
HD9220
£76.49
£37 cheaper
Two more awards
VS
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Tefal
FX1000
£113.57
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by six
years
More customers
recommend it
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Morphy Richards
480002
£62.99
Two years newer
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£34.00
£29 cheaper
More popular
29% bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Sage
BDF500UK
£79.00
£51 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Tefal
FR804040
£129.99
Better brand
User reviews
are
significantly
better
Overall reviews
are moderately
better
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Tower
T17002
£45.95
£6 cheaper
Better brand
A lot bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Russell Hobbs
24580
£51.99
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
10 months newer
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£34.00
Bigger fryer
food capacity
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Tower
T17025
£31.00
£3 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
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Moulinex
AM4800
£117.61
Better brand
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£34.00
£84 cheaper
More popular
Better Kagoo
Score
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Tower
T17004
£79.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
28% bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£34.00
£46 cheaper
Newer by nine
months
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Morphy Richards
480003
£55.00
£25 cheaper
More popular
0.7kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Tefal
EY401D40
£79.95
Better Kagoo
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Better brand
Newer by four
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Morphy Richards
480002
£62.99
22 months newer
Better Kagoo
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Tower
T17022
£49.99
£13 cheaper
Better brand
6% bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Breville
VDF105
£449.89
Better brand
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£34.00
£416 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
A lot bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Tefal
FX1000
£113.57
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Princess
Aerofryer XL
£79.65
£34 cheaper
Three months
newer
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Moulinex
AM4800
£117.61
More popular
1.2kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Tefal
FX1000
£113.57
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
One year newer
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Power Airfryer
XL Health Fryer
£34.00
£16 cheaper
1.8kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Tower
T17022
£49.99
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by five
months
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Tefal
GH840B40
£119.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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AF100UK
£99.99
£19 cheaper
Newer by 15
months
2.6kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Tower
T17021
£45.00
Bigger fryer
food capacity
Low fat frying
function
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FF220040
£38.99
£6 cheaper
Better brand
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Philips
HD9220
£76.49
Better Kagoo
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Two more awards
Better brand
VS
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Princess
Aerofryer XL
£79.65
Six years newer
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480002
£62.99
Three years
newer
Bigger fryer
food capacity
Low fat frying
function
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Fr333040
£43.99
£19 cheaper
More popular
Better Kagoo
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T17005
£46.00
£6 cheaper
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£52.00
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47% bigger
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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

Fryers range in price from £17 to £679 and in total we found prices for 150 fryers. On average, a new fryer costs £103 and 80% of fryers are priced between £30 and £213. The cheapest fryer that we found is the Elgento E17002 at only £18, and the most expensive is the Smeg PGF30F at £679.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

Smeg fryers start at £679 and their most expensive fryer costs £679. The average price of Smeg fryers is £679 which is the highest average price of all fryer brands.

Taurus fryers range in price from £213 to £213, and the average price of Taurus fryers is £213 which is the second highest average price of all fryer brands.

Zelmer fryers start at £180 and their most expensive fryer costs £180. The third highest average fryer price out of all brands is Zelmer fryers with an average price of £180.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 49 expert reviews and 5,110 user reviews for fryers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of fryer. Tefal is the top rated fryer brand with an average rating of 92%. Philips is the second best brand with 84% and DeLonghi is the third best brand with 79%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

The biggest fryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 124 current fryer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 57 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Amazon UK when it comes to fryers. Currys is the third biggest retailer with 23 current offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

November to January is the most common period for new fryers to be released in. That means that most of the latest fryer technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In January 2019, one new fryers were released making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases. June was the biggest month in 2018 for new fryers, with 14 new fryers released that month. The biggest month in 2017 for new fryer releases was November, with 18 new fryers released that month.

How Fast Do Fryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, fryers drop in price by 12%.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £5 on a typical £41 new fryer by waiting 6 months before buying.

Powers

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

Across the range of fryers, the powers range from 140W to 10,000W. The powers of most fryers range from 1,400W to 1,700W. The TriStar FR-6937, which is on sale for £0.00, has the biggest power and is a 3,600W fryer. The fryer with the smallest power is the Logik L30PFS12, which is a 200W fryer and is on sale for £19.99.

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.

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 1kg to 1.5kg. The Tower T14001, which can be purchased for £33.95, has the biggest fryer food capacity and is a 17kg fryer food capacity fryer. The fryer with the smallest fryer food capacity is the Severin FR 2437, which is a 0.3kg fryer food capacity fryer and is available at £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.

The number of new fryers that do and are fryers without a low fat frying function is roughly the same. 205 fryers out of 391 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. 83 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. 66.9% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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