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Compare the Best FryersSeptember 2020

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 660 US prices • 1,900 expert & user reviews • 540 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#2

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Philips Viva Collection Airfryer Viva

10 Reviews
Low fat frying function  Adjustable thermostat  Supports Rapid Air technology 
Low fat frying function
Adjustable thermostat
Supports Rapid Air technology

$90.00

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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(Unknown)
Oct 2017
#1

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Presto 05442

49 Reviews
Adjustable thermostat  Viewing window  Removable bowl 
Adjustable thermostat
Viewing window
Removable bowl

$56.99

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1,500W
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(Unknown)
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(Unknown)
Jul 2013
#4

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Elite EDF3500GB

7 Reviews
Adjustable thermostat  Big oil capacity Viewing window 
Adjustable thermostat
Big oil capacity
Viewing window

$48.99

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1,500W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
Aug 2012
#3

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Philips Viva Collection HD922029

 
Low fat frying function  Adjustable thermostat  Supports Rapid Air technology 
Low fat frying function
Adjustable thermostat
Supports Rapid Air technology

$90.00

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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(Unknown)
Sep 2010
#6

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Philips Airfryer XXL

3 Reviews
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$249.99

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2,225W
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1.4kg
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(Unknown)
Aug 2017
#8

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Tefal FX1000

181 Reviews

$260.30

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1,400W
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0.8kg
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(Unknown)
Jul 2016
#9

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Swan SD6060N

27 Reviews

$37.49

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900W
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2kg
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(Unknown)
Mar 2015
#13

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Brentwood DF725

2 Reviews

$44.56

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1,500W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
Aug 2017
#14

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Brentwood AF15MBK

 

$51.99

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900W
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(Unknown)
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(Unknown)
Jun 2018
#17

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Presto 03421

 

$93.75

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1,500W
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3kg
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(Unknown)
Aug 2017
#15

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Tower T17023

 

$51.78

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1,000W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016

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Tefal FR333040

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

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Tefal EY401840

 

$155.38

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1,500W
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1.2kg
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(Unknown)
Jan 2017
#5

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Brentwood DF‑720

9 Reviews

$41.49

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1,200W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
Aug 2017

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Brentwood DF‑701

 

$45.14

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1,000W
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1.2kg
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(Unknown)
Jun 2018
#19

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Presto 05411

 

$35.88

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1,500W
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1.4kg
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(Unknown)
Dec 2016
#18

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Tefal FZ 7100

 

$304.90

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1,400W
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1kg
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(Unknown)
Jul 2016
#20

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DeLonghi FH11301BK

 

$99.99

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1,400W
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1.5kg
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(Unknown)
Apr 2015

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Tower T17039

 

$83.49

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2,000W
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5kg
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(Unknown)
May 2018

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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 90%. Compare all award winning fryers.

Rank Brand Number of Fryers Price Range Average Rating
#1
Tefal Fryers 56 $12 - $515
90%
949 reviews
#2
Philips Fryers 29 $12 - $371
85%
209 reviews
#3
DeLonghi Fryers 27 $12 - $494
81%
119 reviews

Trending Fryer Comparisons

Philips
HD9220
$90.00
$170 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
Tefal
FX1000
$260.30
Better brand
Newer by six
years
Black & Decker
HF100WD
$73.00
$148 cheaper
Low fat frying
function
VS
DeLonghi
D34528DZ
$221.04
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by 16
months
Philips
hd9230
$135.00
$229 cheaper
User reviews
are vastly
better
Better brand
VS
Klarstein
VitAir
$363.93
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
One more award
Philips
hd9230
$135.00
$203 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Princess
Digital Aerofryer XL
$337.67
Newer by 21
months
Klarstein
VitAir
$363.93
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
Hugely better
expert reviews
VS
DeLonghi
FH1363
$194.97
$169 cheaper
Better brand
Better user
reviews
Tefal
Actifry Smart XL
$514.74
Better Trusted
Reviews review
score
Better brand
Expert reviews
are appreciably
better
VS
DeLonghi
FH1363
$194.97
$320 cheaper
User reviews
are better
Bigger fryer
food capacity
Tefal
Actifry Smart XL
$514.74
Better brand
Better expert
reviews
A bit bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
Philips
Airfryer XXL
$299.95
$215 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
Princess
Digital Aerofryer XL
$337.67
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Black & Decker
HF100WD
$73.00
$265 cheaper
Newer by one
month
Black & Decker
HF100WD
$73.00
Low fat frying
function
VS
Oster
CKSTDF102
$27.40
$46 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 23
months
Tefal
EY401840
$155.51
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Ninja
AF101
$74.90
$81 cheaper
0.8kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
Newer by five
months
Philips
Airfryer XXL
$299.95
$194 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
VS
DeLonghi
IdealFry
$493.57
Newer by one
year
DeLonghi
FH1363
$194.97
$42 cheaper
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
Tefal
EY401D
$236.55
Newer by three
years
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Philips
HD9220
$90.00
Two more awards
Overall reviews
are a little
better
Expert reviews
are a little
better
VS
Ninja
AF100
$86.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by seven
years
More popular
Philips
HD9220
$90.00
$97 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
Cuisinart
CDF-170
$187.49
Seven years
newer
Philips
Airfryer XXL
$299.95
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
Tefal
EY401D
$236.55
$63 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by one
year
Tefal
Actifry Smart XL
$514.74
Better brand
0.2kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
Princess
Digital Aerofryer XXL
$389.86
$125 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
11 months newer
DeLonghi
IdealFry
$493.57
One month newer
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
Tefal
EY401D
$236.55
$257 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
More popular
Klarstein
VitAir
$363.93
$52 cheaper
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
DeLonghi
FS6055
$415.79
Better brand
Considerably
better user
reviews
Marginally
better overall
reviews
DeLonghi
FH1130-1
$99.99
$200 cheaper
Marginally
bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
Philips
Airfryer XXL
$299.95
Newer by two
years
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Philips
Airfryer Viva
$90.00
$105 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
VS
DeLonghi
FH1363
$194.97
Better
CNET.com.au
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Overall reviews
are slightly
better
Expert reviews
are better
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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

We currently list 66 fryers ranging from $27 to $515. The average price of a new fryer is $160 and the 80% of fryers are priced between $45 and $364. The most expensive fryer that we found is the Tefal Actifry Smart XL at $515, and the cheapest is the Oster CKSTDF102SS at only $27.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

The highest average fryer price out of all brands is Duronic fryers with an average price of $364. Duronic fryers range in price from $364 to $364.

Klarstein fryers start at $364 and their most expensive fryer costs $364. The second highest average fryer price out of all brands is Klarstein fryers with an average price of $364.

Taurus fryers range in price from $300 to $300, and the average price of Taurus fryers is $300 which is the third highest average price of all fryer brands.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 18 expert reviews and 1,972 user reviews for fryers and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of fryer. The top rated fryer brand is Tefal with an average rating of 90%. The second best brand is Philips with 85% and the third best brand is DeLonghi with 81%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

The biggest fryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 57 current fryer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Overstock with 9 offers. That means eBay is over 6 times bigger than Overstock when it comes to fryers. Factory Outlet Store is the third biggest retailer with 2 current offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

November to January is the most common period for new fryers to be released in. If you want the latest fryer technology you may want to consider waiting until November 2020. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current fryers tend to drop off when the next models are released. In 2019 most new fryers were released in January, with two new fryers released that month. In June 2018, 13 new fryers were released making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases. 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 fryers drop in price by 5% in the first 6 months after release.

That means that on a typical fryer costing $27 you could save on average $1 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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 most fryers range from 1,400W to 1,700W. The fryer with the biggest power is the TriStar FR-6937, which is a 3,600W fryer and is on sale for $0.00. The TWINBIRD EP-4694PW, which is priced at $0.00, 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.

Across the range of fryers, the fryer food capacities range from 0.3kg to 20kg. The fryer food capacities of the majority of fryers range from 1kg to 1.4kg. The Uniworld UGF-72, which is available at $0.00, has the biggest fryer food capacity and is a 20kg fryer food capacity fryer. The Applica HF110SBD, which is on sale for $122.45, 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. 207 out of 391 fryers 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. 55 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. 96.5% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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