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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 1,300 US prices • 4,800 expert & user reviews • 540 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Presto 05442

49 Reviews

$21.95

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1,500W
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$650
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
#2

89

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Philips Viva Collection HD9220

31 Reviews
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$57.00

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$620
Over 10 years
Sep 2010
#3

87

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Klarstein VitAir

4 Reviews
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$41.37

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1,400W
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3kg
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$610
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#4

86

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Elite EDF‑3500

7 Reviews

$48.99

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1,500W
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1kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Aug 2012
#5

86

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Brentwood DF‑720

9 Reviews

$37.98

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1,200W
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1kg
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$520
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#6

85

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Russell Hobbs 24580

7 Reviews

$64.15

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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$960
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#7

85

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DeLonghi D34528DZ

8 Reviews

$79.99

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Sep 2016
#8

84

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Philips HD924090

232 Reviews
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$235.00

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2,100W
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1.2kg
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$920
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#9

84

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Tefal FF123140

$47.22

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1,600W
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1kg
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$700
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#10

84

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Tefal FF220040

92 Reviews

$46.04

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1,000W
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0.6kg
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$440
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#11

84

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Presto 05411

$35.19

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1,500W
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1.4kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#12

83

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Tefal FZ710840

393 Reviews

$137.04

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1,400W
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1kg
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$610
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
#13

83

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Brentwood DF‑725

$36.98

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1,500W
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1kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#14

83

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Tefal EY401D40

$99.61

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1,500W
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4.2kg
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$650
Over 10 years
May 2017
#15

83

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Philips Viva Collection HD963090

43 Reviews

$148.00

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2,225W
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1.4kg
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$750
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#16

83

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Swan SD6060N

27 Reviews

$34.87

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900W
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2kg
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$390
Over 10 years
Mar 2015
#17

83

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Breville VDF100

20 Reviews

$47.78

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2,000W
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1kg
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$870
Over 10 years
May 2014
#18

82

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Tefal FR333040

69 Reviews

$72.25

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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$960
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#19

82

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Russell Hobbs 24570

27 Reviews

$36.07

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1,800W
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1kg
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$780
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
#20

82

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Swan SD6080N

93 Reviews

$51.07

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

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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.

Rank Brand Number of Fryers Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Tefal Fryers 53 $99 - $429
92%
2,000 reviews
#2
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Philips Fryers 32 $22 - $460
84%
1,085 reviews
#3
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DeLonghi Fryers 28 $22 - $209
81%
287 reviews

Trending Fryer Comparisons

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Philips
hd9230
$299.25
User reviews
are vastly
better
Better brand
VS
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Klarstein
VitAir
$41.37
$258 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
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Philips
hd9230
$299.25
Better brand
VS
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Princess
Digital Aerofryer XL
$301.43
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 21
months
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Tower
T17021
$62.28
Bigger fryer
food capacity
Low fat frying
function
VS
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Tefal
FF220040
$46.04
$16 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Philips
HD9220
$57.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Two more awards
A little bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Cuisinart
CDF-170
$49.99
$7 cheaper
Seven years
newer
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Klarstein
VitAir
$41.37
$255 cheaper
One more award
Newer by 13
months
VS
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Tefal
YV960140
$296.79
Better brand
User reviews
are a lot
better
Overall reviews
are slightly
better
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Philips
hd9230
$299.25
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Low fat frying
function
VS
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DeLonghi
FH1130-1
$166.50
$133 cheaper
20 months newer
32% bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Philips
HD9630
$148.00
$208 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Slightly better
user reviews
VS
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Tefal
EY401D
$356.00
Better brand
Newer by 11
months
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Klarstein
VitAir
$41.37
$255 cheaper
One more award
13 months newer
VS
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Tefal
YV960140
$296.79
Better brand
Much better
user reviews
A little better
overall reviews
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DeLonghi
IdealFry
$208.64
$147 cheaper
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
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Tefal
EY401D
$356.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Philips
HD9621
$119.99
$133 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
15 months newer
VS
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Tefal
FZ 7100
$252.90
Better brand
0.2kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Domo
DO465FR
$114.61
Better brand
Significantly
better user
reviews
VS
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Klarstein
VitAir
$41.37
$73 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
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Tower
T17001
$43.54
$3 cheaper
0.4kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
Low fat frying
function
VS
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Tefal
FF220040
$46.04
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Philips
HD9641
$236.46
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Medion
MD 17769
$170.90
$66 cheaper
Newer by 14
months
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Philips
HD9220
$57.00
$5 cheaper
Two more awards
Better brand
VS
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Tower
T17021
$62.28
Better Kagoo
Score
Six years newer
Bigger fryer
food capacity
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Philips
HD9641
$236.46
$60 cheaper
More customers
recommend it
Slightly better
user reviews
VS
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Tefal
YV960140
$296.79
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Hugely better
overall reviews
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Swan
SD6080
$51.07
Better brand
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
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Brentwood
DF-725
$36.98
$14 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
21 months newer
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Tefal
YV960140
$296.79
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
Moderately
better user
reviews
VS
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Philips
HD9630
$148.00
$149 cheaper
Two years newer
More customers
recommend it
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Tower
T17021
$62.28
$37 cheaper
0.1kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Tefal
EY401D40
$99.61
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by eight
months
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Breville
VDF105
$418.05
0.05kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
Low fat frying
function
VS
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Tefal
Fr333040
$72.25
$346 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
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Klarstein
VitAir
$41.37
$195 cheaper
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Philips
HD9641
$236.46
Better brand
Considerably
better user
reviews
Newer by one
month
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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

We currently list 87 fryers ranging from $21 to $460. The average price of a new fryer is $131 and the 80% of fryers are priced between $36 and $339. The Presto 05442 is the cheapest fryer at only $22, and Philips HD975020 is the most expensive at $460.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

The highest average fryer price out of all brands is Duronic fryers with an average price of $308. Duronic fryers start at $308 and their most expensive fryer costs $308.

Cecotec fryers start at $212 and their most expensive fryer costs $212. The second highest average fryer price out of all brands is Cecotec fryers with an average price of $212.

The third highest average fryer price out of all brands is Gourmetmaxx fryers with an average price of $203. Gourmetmaxx fryers range in price from to $406.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 44 expert reviews and 4,565 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 92%. The second best brand is Philips with 84% and the third best brand is DeLonghi with 81%.

Biggest Fryer Retailers

We found 94 current offers for fryers from eBay making it the biggest fryer retailer. That is over 10 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Overstock for whom we found 9 current offers for fryers. The third biggest retailer is Walmart with 1 current fryer offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious trend in the release month for new fryers. In 2018 most new fryers were released in June, with 13 new fryers released that month. In November 2017, 18 new fryers were released making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new fryer releases was September, with 59 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.

That means that on a typical fryer costing $30 you could save on average $1 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 sells for $0.00. The TWINBIRD EP-4694PW, which sells for $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.

Comparing all fryers, the fryer food capacities range from 0.3kg to 17kg. The fryer food capacities of the majority of fryers range from 1kg to 1.5kg. The Tower T14001, which sells for $0.00, has the biggest fryer food capacity and is a 17kg fryer food capacity fryer. The fryer with the smallest fryer food capacity is the Nesco DF12, which is a 0.4kg fryer food capacity fryer and sells for $36.71.

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. 192 fryers (51%) 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. 94 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. 100% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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