The Best Fryers 2019

Are you looking to buy a fryer in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and, John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable fryers, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Fryers 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of fryers with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and, John Lewis . This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the fryers with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Fryers 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Cookworks Health Fryer1474.7££Argos
Cookworks 1kg Fryer944.7£Argos
Philips HD9220/20 Airfryer23104.6£££Amazon
Tefal ActiFry Original16524.6£££Amazon
Tefal Mini Deep Fryer1564.6££Argos

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and, John Lewis on January 10th 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated fryers. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Cookworks Health Fryer

  • Variable Temperature 80°C to 200°C
  • Circulates Hot Air To Cook Food
  • Mechanical Timer
  • Safety Cut Out
  • “I bought this after my health fryer stopped working and I’m really impressed. It is fast, easy to use, compact and looks smart. Best of all, it’s easy to clean!”
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Cookworks 1kg Fryer

  • 3 Litre Oil Capacity
  • Variable Temperature 130°C to 190°C
  • 1kg Food Capacity
  • Cool Zone Keeps Oil Fresher for Longer
  • “Heats pretty quickly, the cool zone thing means any debris stays at the bottom of the pan so the oil stays cleaner longer. Very easy to clean compared to other fryers.”
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Philips HD9220/20 Airfryer

  • Adjustable Temperature Control
  • 0.8 Kg Cooking Capacity
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Patented Rapid Air Technology
  • “I originally bought it just to cook oven chips as my gas oven is so slow. It does so much more than that though and I'd be lost without it. It will cook almost anything and so much quicker than using a convential oven.”
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Tefal ActiFry Original

  • Uses Little or No Oil
  • Easy to Clean with Automatic Stirring
  • Versatile. Cook Curries, Stir-Fry, Casseroles and More
  • 1.2 Kg Cooking Capacity
  • “Very happy with this product. I would recommend this to anyone who does not like washing up it takes very little cleaning as it uses so little oil.”
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Tefal Mini Deep Fryer

  • Compact Design
  • 0.6 Kg Cooking Capacity
  • Variable Temperature 150°C to 190°C
  • Lid and Basket are Dishwasher Safe
  • “A really neat little fryer, fit for purpose it fries 600g (ample amount for 2 people) of chips to a perfect colour and crispness. From cold to finished article takes around twenty minutes. ”
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Our Notes on this Market

In this update to our 2015 report, we see the Tefal Actifry fryers still scoring well again.

There are two similar Actifrys that made it into this report. They are the original Actifry (in first place) and the new version. As you can see, there are only subtle differences in styling.

We found this in general with this product sector – it wasn’t the easiest for the consumer to navigate. This was due to complicated model numbers and similar looking fryers.

Healthy fryers are still very popular, and innovations continue in this sector. For example, the Halo fryer features a tilting movement to improve browning.


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