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Compare the Best FryersSeptember 2018

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Kagoo Score - Our unique fryers rating considers: 1,300 US prices • 12,000 expert & user reviews • 500 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

90

Cuisinart CDF‑100

28 Reviews
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$21.50

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1,000W
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0.6kg
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$400
Over 10 years
Sep 2018
The top rated fryer under $50, with the latest technology and very good features
#2

90

Presto 05411

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$40.80

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1,500W
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1.4kg
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$600
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
An amazingly cheap and very popular 1,500W fryer, with great features
#3

89

Brentwood DF‑725

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$26.97

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1,500W
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1kg
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$600
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A fully featured and affordable 1,500W fryer
#4

88

Brentwood DF‑720

9 Reviews
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$31.40

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1,200W
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1kg
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$480
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A highly rated and remarkably good value for money 1,200W fryer, with great features
#5

87

Philips Hd9240

328 Reviews
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$119.99

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2,100W
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1.2kg
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$840
Over 10 years
Dec 2013
The best scoring fryer under $500, with great features and a reasonable price
#6

86

Philips HD9621

47 Reviews
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$107.99

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$520
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
A very popular and very highly rated 1,425W fryer, with great features and a fair price
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#7

86

Brentwood AF‑32SS

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$40.00

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1,500W
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1kg
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$480
Over 10 years
May 2018
A phenomenally cheap and fully featured 1,500W fryer, with the latest technology
#8

85

Black & Decker HF100WD

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$73.00

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1,220W
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n/a
$490
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
The highest rated fryer under $100, with very good features
#9

85

Brentwood AF‑15MBK

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$45.17

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900W
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n/a
$360
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
A low cost and fully featured 900W fryer, with the latest technology
#10

85

Elite EDF‑3500

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$22.95

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1,500W
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1kg
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$600
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A top-value and fully featured 1,500W fryer, with many positive recommendations
#11

85

Nesco DF‑12

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$29.99

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840W
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0.4kg
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$340
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A bargain price and fully featured 840W fryer
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#12

85

DeLonghi FH1163

16 Reviews
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$89.99

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1,400W
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1.5kg
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$560
Over 10 years
May 2015
A very cheap and classic 1,400W fryer, with great features
#13

85

Nesco DF‑25

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$38.83

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1,700W
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0.8kg
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$680
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
A low cost and fully featured 1,700W fryer
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#14

85

Presto 03421

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$67.38

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1,500W
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3kg
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$600
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
A massive fryer food capacity and top-value 1,500W fryer, with great features
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#15

85

DeLonghi D34528DZ

7 Reviews
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$55.00

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Sep 2016
A positively reviewed and sensationally cheap fryer, with very good features
#16

85

Magic Chef MCL3LDFRT

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$58.40

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1,650W
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1.27kg
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$660
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
A fully featured and great value for money 1,650W fryer, with the latest technology
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#17

84

Rosewill RHAF‑15004

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$47.99

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1,400W
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1.5kg
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$560
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A fully featured and great value for money 1,400W fryer
#18

84

Hamilton Beach 35033

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$37.29

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1,700W
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2.7kg
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$680
Over 10 years
Dec 2013
A fully featured and affordable 1,700W fryer
#19

84

Brentwood AF‑32MBK

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$65.23

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1,500W
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n/a
$600
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A fully featured and impressive value for money 1,500W fryer
#20

84

Continental Electric PS75911

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$34.99

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1,500W
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n/a
$600
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A fully featured and impressive value for money 1,500W fryer

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

Rank Brand Number of Fryers Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Philips Fryers 26 $351 - $362
92%
3,246 reviews
#2
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Tefal Fryers 42 $22 - $431
91%
1,334 reviews
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DeLonghi Fryers 23 $22 - $267
87%
433 reviews

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$405.21
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$405.21
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$232.24
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$79.95
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$107.99
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$431.09
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$107.99
$323 cheaper
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$232.24
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are better
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$137.75
$94 cheaper
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$199.95
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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 78 fryers ranging from $19 to $800. On average, a new fryer costs $157 and 80% of fryers are priced between $36 and $350. The cheapest fryer that we found is the Dash K45573 at only $20, and the most expensive is the Presto 05442 at $800.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

The highest average fryer price out of all brands is Gourmetmaxx fryers with an average price of $418. Gourmetmaxx fryers range in price from $418 to $418.

Klarstein fryers start at $405 and their most expensive fryer costs $405. The average price of Klarstein fryers is $405 which is the second highest average price of all fryer brands.

The average price of Presto fryers is $302 which is the third highest average price of all fryer brands. Presto fryers range in price from $38 to $800.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 45 expert reviews and 9,713 user reviews for fryers from across the internet and used this information 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 71 current fryer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon US with 52 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon US when it comes to fryers. Newegg US is the third biggest retailer with 20 current offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

The most common period for new fryers to be released in is between July and September. That means that most of the latest fryer technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. September was the biggest month last year for new fryers, with 16 new fryers released that month. Also the biggest month in 2016 for new fryer releases was September, with 63 new fryers released that month. In July 2015 24 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, in the first 6 months after release, fryers drop in price by 8%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $3 on a typical $40 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 fryer with the biggest power is the Chefman RJ07-M-SS, which is a 10,000W fryer and sells for $0.00. The TWINBIRD EP-4694PW, which can be purchased for $86.13, has the smallest power and is a 680W 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.

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 Henny Penny PFE-500, which is priced at $0.00, has the biggest fryer food capacity and is a 14kg fryer food capacity fryer. The Nesco DF-12, which currently retails for $29.99, has the smallest fryer food capacity and is a 0.4kg 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. 148 fryers (48%) do are fryers with a low fat frying function and 52% of fryers 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. 40 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. 56.3% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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