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Compare the Best FryersJanuary 2019

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 1,500 US prices • 4,200 expert & user reviews • 530 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

Philips HD9220

14 Reviews
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$76.16

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$620
Over 10 years
Sep 2010
#2

Presto 05442

49 Reviews
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$35.00

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1,500W
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n/a
$650
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
#3

Philips HD9216

192 Reviews
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$367.73

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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(Unknown)
Sep 2017
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#4

Tefal FX10A1

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$276.90

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1,450W
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0.8kg
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$630
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#5

Elite EDF‑3500

7 Reviews
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$48.99

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1,500W
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1kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#6

Philips HD9621

156 Reviews
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$93.49

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$570
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#7

Swan SD6080

73 Reviews
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$45.11

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1,800W
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2.5kg
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$780
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#8

Klarstein VitAir

4 Reviews
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$126.36

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1,400W
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3kg
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$610
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#9

Philips HD9643

24 Reviews
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$379.99

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$620
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#10

Brentwood DF‑720

9 Reviews
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$36.72

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1,200W
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1kg
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$520
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#11

DeLonghi D34528DZ

6 Reviews
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$59.99

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(Unknown)
Sep 2016
#12

Brentwood DF‑725

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$33.68

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1,500W
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1kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#13

Philips hd9230

443 Reviews
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$110.00

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$570
Over 10 years
Sep 2013
#14

Philips HD9630

34 Reviews
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$288.52

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2,225W
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1.4kg
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$750
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
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Philips Hd9240

44 Reviews
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$228.99

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2,100W
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1.2kg
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$920
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#16

Salter EK2386

10 Reviews
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$205.95

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1,000W
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7kg
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$440
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#17

Philips HD9641

80 Reviews
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$189.99

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$620
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#18

Duronic AF1

10 Reviews
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$317.47

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1,500W
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1kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
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Presto 05411

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$34.49

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1,500W
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1.4kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
A good spec and low cost 1,500W fryer.
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Ninja AF101

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$119.99

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1,550W
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2kg
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$680
Over 10 years
Jul 2017
A top-value and good spec 1,550W 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 Tefal with an average rating of 82%. Compare all award winning fryers.

Rank Brand Number of Fryers Price Range Average Rating
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Tefal Fryers 49 $13 - $421
82%
1,514 reviews
#2
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Philips Fryers 28 $13 - $380
78%
1,017 reviews
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DeLonghi Fryers 26 $13 - $265
64%
261 reviews

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Philips
HD9220
$76.16
$130 cheaper
User reviews
are appreciably
better
Better brand
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Salter
EK2386
$205.95
More popular
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Presto
05442
$35.00
Better brand
VS
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Brentwood
DF-725
$33.68
User reviews
are marginally
better
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Swan
SD6080
$45.34
Better brand
VS
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Brentwood
DF-725
$33.68
$12 cheaper
User reviews
are appreciably
better
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Tower
T17002
$203.00
$74 cheaper
More popular
VS
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Tefal
FX10A1
$276.90
Better brand
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Philips
hd9230
$110.00
$321 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Tefal
Actifry Express Snacking
$430.56
Better expert
reviews
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Tefal
Actifry Express Snacking
$430.56
Considerably
better expert
reviews
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Philips
HD9621
$93.49
$337 cheaper
Better brand
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Philips
HD9220
$76.16
$241 cheaper
Better brand
A little better
user reviews
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Duronic
AF1
$317.47
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Philips
Hd9240
$228.99
Better brand
VS
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Klarstein
VitAir
$126.36
$103 cheaper
Marginally
better user
reviews
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Russell Hobbs
24580
$113.95
$92 cheaper
Better brand
VS
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Salter
EK2386
$205.95
More popular
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Philips
HD9643
$379.99
Better brand
VS
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Brentwood
DF-725
$33.68
$346 cheaper
Moderately
better user
reviews
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Philips
HD9220
$76.16
Better brand
User reviews
are better
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Swan
SD6080
$45.34
$31 cheaper
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Klarstein
VitAir
$126.36
Marginally
better user
reviews
VS
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Swan
SD6080
$45.34
$81 cheaper
Better brand
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Presto
05442
$35.00
$10 cheaper
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Swan
SD6080
$45.34
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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 $15 to $1,767 and in total we found prices for 71 fryers. The average price of a new fryer is $170 and the 80% of fryers are priced between $36 and $344. The cheapest fryer that we found is the Oster CKSTDF102 at only $15, and the most expensive is the Rosewill RHAF-15003 at $1,767.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

The average price of Rosewill fryers is $502 which is the highest average price of all fryer brands. Rosewill fryers range in price from $58 to $1,767.

Duronic fryers range in price from $308 to $308, and the average price of Duronic fryers is $308 which is the second highest average price of all fryer brands.

Cecotec fryers start at $207 and their most expensive fryer costs $207. The third highest average fryer price out of all brands is Cecotec fryers with an average price of $207.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 39 expert reviews and 3,829 user reviews for fryers and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of fryer. The top three fryer brands are Tefal, Philips and DeLonghi. Tefal has an average rating of 82%, Philips has an average rating of 78% and DeLonghi has an average rating of 64%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

We found 76 current offers for fryers from eBay making it the biggest fryer retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Newegg US for whom we found 17 current offers for fryers. The third biggest retailer is Air n Water with 9 current fryer 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 obvious trend. The biggest month in 2018 for new fryer releases was February, with 13 new fryers released that month. In 2017 most new fryers were released in August, with 16 new fryers released that month. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new fryers, with 65 new fryers released that month.

How Fast Do Fryer Prices Drop After Release?

On average fryers drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $1 on a typical $35 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 the majority of 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 $344.08. 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 17kg. The fryer food capacities of most fryers range from 1kg to 1.5kg. The fryer with the biggest fryer food capacity is the Tower T17004, which is an 8kg fryer food capacity fryer and is available at $0.00. The Nesco DF-12, which can be purchased for $36.15, 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. 166 fryers out of 346 do are fryers with a low fat frying function and 51% 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. 66 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. 86.8% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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