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Compare the Best FryersNovember 2018

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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique fryers rating which considers: 1,000 US prices • 12,000 expert & user reviews • 520 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Presto 05442

49 Reviews
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$799.99

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1,500W
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n/a
$650
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
The highest scoring fryer under $50, with great features
#2

87

Cuisinart CDF‑100

28 Reviews
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$29.95

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1,000W
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0.6kg
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$440
Over 10 years
Sep 2018
An extremely cheap and very highly rated 1,000W fryer, with very good features and the latest technology
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#3

87

Presto 05411

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$29.20

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1,500W
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1.4kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
A very popular and top-value 1,500W fryer, with very good features
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#4

86

Philips HD9220

2,174 Reviews
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$67.32

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$620
Over 10 years
May 2018
The top rated fryer under $500, with a very fair price and very good features
#5

86

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
A fully featured and top-value 1,500W fryer
#6

85

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
An impressive value for money and highly rated 1,200W fryer, with great features
#7

85

Philips HD9621

47 Reviews
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$73.99

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$570
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
A top-rated and best selling 1,425W fryer, with a good price and great features
#8

85

Brentwood DF‑701

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$21.73

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1,000W
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1.2kg
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$440
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
A fully featured and low cost 1,000W fryer, with the latest technology
#9

84

Philips Hd9240

328 Reviews
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$279.66

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2,100W
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1.2kg
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$920
Over 10 years
Dec 2013
An award winning and very popular 2,100W fryer, with a good price and great features
#10

83

Brentwood AF‑15MBK

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$45.17

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900W
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n/a
$390
Over 10 years
Jun 2018
A fully featured and top-value 900W fryer, with the latest technology
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#11

82

Presto 03421

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$65.09

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1,500W
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3kg
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$650
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
The best rated fryer under $100, with great features
#12

82

Black & Decker HF100WD

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$73.00

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1,220W
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n/a
$530
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A best selling and cheap 1,220W fryer, with great features
#13

81

Magic Chef MCL3LDFRT

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$60.29

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1,650W
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1.2kg
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$720
Over 10 years
Apr 2018
A very good value for money and fully featured 1,650W fryer
#14

80

Chard DF‑6E

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$61.99

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1,500W
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n/a
$650
Over 10 years
Sep 2016
A cheap and fully featured 1,500W fryer
#15

79

Rosewill RHAF‑17001

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$69.99

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1,400W
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1kg
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$610
Over 10 years
Dec 2016
A fully featured and very cheap 1,400W fryer
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#16

79

Nutrichef AZPKAIRFR28

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$65.91

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Dec 2016
A good spec and top-value low fat frying function fryer
#17

78

Nutrichef PKAIRFR42

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$97.02

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1,400W
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1.2kg
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$610
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
A good spec and good value for money 1,400W fryer
#18

77

Aluratek HAFD36

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$82.94

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1,000W
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2.26kg
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$440
Over 10 years
Feb 2017
A good value for money and good spec 1,000W fryer
#19

77

Philips hd9230

443 Reviews
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$299.95

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1,425W
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0.8kg
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$570
Over 10 years
Dec 2013
A critically acclaimed and good spec 1,425W fryer, with a fair price
#20

76

Philips HD9630

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$289.99

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2,225W
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1.4kg
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$750
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
A good spec and very popular 2,225W 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
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Philips Fryers 26 $350 - $361
92%
3,246 reviews
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Tefal Fryers 43 $22 - $456
91%
1,334 reviews
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DeLonghi Fryers 23 $22 - $270
87%
433 reviews

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 78 fryers ranging from $13 to $456. The average price of a new fryer is $148 and the 80% of fryers are priced between $35 and $325. The most expensive fryer that we found is the Tefal FX1050 at $456, and the cheapest is the Brentwood DF-701 at only $13.

Fryer Brands - Price Range

Gourmetmaxx fryers range in price from $412 to $412, and the average price of Gourmetmaxx fryers is $412 which is the highest average price of all fryer brands.

Duronic fryers range in price from $310 to $310, and the average price of Duronic fryers is $310 which is the second highest average price of all fryer brands.

The third highest average fryer price out of all brands is Cecotec fryers with an average price of $208. Cecotec fryers range in price from $208 to $208.

Fryer Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 45 expert reviews and 9,713 user reviews for fryers and used this data to calculate 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 75 current fryer offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon US with 54 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Amazon US when it comes to fryers. Newegg US is the third biggest retailer with 24 current offers.

When Are Most New Fryers Released?

The most common period for new fryers to be released in is between July and September. The biggest month in 2017 for new fryer releases was September, with 16 new fryers released that month. In September 2016 62 new fryers were released making it the biggest month that year as well for new fryer releases. July was the biggest month in 2015 for new fryers, with 24 new fryers released that month.

How Fast Do Fryer Prices Drop After Release?

New fryers drop in price by an average of 3% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of $1 on a typical $37 new fryer if you wait 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 TriStar FR-6937, which can be purchased for $348.39, has the biggest power and is a 3,600W fryer. The TWINBIRD EP-4694PW, which is on sale for $83.16, 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 0.8kg to 1.2kg. The Tower T17004, which sells for $0.00, has the biggest fryer food capacity and is an 8kg fryer food capacity fryer. The Nesco DF-12, which is on sale 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. 151 fryers (49%) 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. 50 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. 66.7% of their fryer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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