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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 1,100 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

88

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Philips Viva Collection HD9220

28 Reviews
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$54.99

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

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
#4

86

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Philips HD924090

232 Reviews
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$135.00

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2,100W
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1.2kg
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$920
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#5

86

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DeLonghi D34528DZ

8 Reviews

$69.99

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Sep 2016
#6

86

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Russell Hobbs 24580

7 Reviews

$63.09

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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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Klarstein VitAir

4 Reviews
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$43.44

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1,400W
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3kg
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$610
Over 10 years
Aug 2016
#8

84

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Presto 05411

$35.63

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1,500W
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1.4kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
#9

84

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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
#10

84

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Tefal FF220040

92 Reviews

$45.27

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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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Tefal EY401D40

$97.95

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1,500W
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4.2kg
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$650
Over 10 years
May 2017
#12

84

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Tefal FZ710840

393 Reviews

$122.51

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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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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
#14

83

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Breville VDF100

20 Reviews

$46.99

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2,000W
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1kg
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$870
Over 10 years
May 2014
#15

83

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Tefal FR333040

69 Reviews

$71.05

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2,200W
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1.2kg
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$960
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#16

82

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Russell Hobbs 24570

27 Reviews

$35.47

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1,800W
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1kg
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$780
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
#17

82

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Breville VDF108

369 Reviews

$85.75

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1,800W
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1kg
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$780
Over 10 years
Jun 2014
#18

82

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Swan SD6080N

93 Reviews

$50.22

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1,800W
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2.5kg
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$780
Over 10 years
Nov 2015
#19

82

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Tefal GH840B40

21 Reviews

$206.90

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1,400W
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1.2kg
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$610
Over 10 years
Jul 2016
#20

82

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Tefal FF123140

$37.36

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1,600W
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1kg
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$700
Over 10 years
Sep 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.

Rank Brand Number of Fryers Price Range Average Rating
#1
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Tefal Fryers 53 $97 - $422
92%
2,000 reviews
#2
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Philips Fryers 32 $22 - $434
84%
1,066 reviews
#3
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DeLonghi Fryers 28 $22 - $235
81%
287 reviews

Trending Fryer Comparisons

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Philips
hd9230
$299.95
User reviews
are vastly
better
Better brand
VS
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Klarstein
VitAir
$43.44
$257 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Three years
newer
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Philips
hd9230
$299.95
Better brand
VS
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Princess
Digital Aerofryer XL
$304.14
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 21
months
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Tower
T17021
$61.25
Bigger fryer
food capacity
Low fat frying
function
VS
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Tefal
FF220040
$45.27
$16 cheaper
Better brand
Better Kagoo
Score
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Philips
HD9220
$54.99
Two more awards
Better Kagoo
Score
A little bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Cuisinart
CDF-170
$43.75
$11 cheaper
Seven years
newer
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Philips
HD9621
$56.00
$192 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
15 months newer
VS
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Tefal
FZ 7100
$247.90
Better brand
0.2kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
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Philips
HD9630
$148.00
$102 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Slightly better
user reviews
VS
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Tefal
EY401D
$249.90
Better brand
Newer by one
year
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Philips
HD9220
$54.99
$6 cheaper
Two more awards
Better brand
VS
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Tower
T17021
$61.25
Six years newer
Bigger fryer
food capacity
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Philips
HD9641
$233.09
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Medion
MD 17769
$170.90
$62 cheaper
Newer by 14
months
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Klarstein
VitAir
$43.44
$479 cheaper
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Breville
VDF122
$522.06
Better brand
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Tower
T17021
$61.25
$37 cheaper
0.1kg bigger
fryer food
capacity
VS
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Tefal
EY401D40
$97.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Newer by eight
months
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Swan
SD6080
$50.22
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Bigger fryer
food capacity
VS
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Brentwood
DF-725
$36.98
$13 cheaper
21 months newer
User reviews
are appreciably
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.

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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 90 fryers ranging from $15 to $518. A new fryer costs on average $139 and 80% of fryers are priced between $35 and $342. The most expensive fryer that we found is the Breville VDF122 at $517, and the cheapest is the Oster CKSTDF102SS at only $15.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

Duronic fryers start at $311 and their most expensive fryer costs $311. The highest average fryer price out of all brands is Duronic fryers with an average price of $311.

The second highest average fryer price out of all brands is Cecotec fryers with an average price of $213. Cecotec fryers range in price from $213 to $213.

Gourmetmaxx fryers range in price from to $410, and the average price of Gourmetmaxx fryers is $205 which is the third highest average price of all fryer brands.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 43 expert reviews and 4,548 user reviews for fryers and used this data to evaluate 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

The biggest fryer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 61 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.

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 pattern. 13 new fryers were released in June 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new fryer releases. 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.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $1 on a typical $33 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 FR6937, which is available at $348.49, has the biggest power and is a 3,600W fryer. The fryer with the smallest power is the TWINBIRD EP-4694PW, which is a 680W fryer and is priced at $0.00.

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 Tower T14001, which is priced at $66.77, has the biggest fryer food capacity and is a 17kg fryer food capacity fryer. The Applica HF110SBD, which sells for $0.00, 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. 192 fryers out of 375 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. 60 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. 98.4% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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