This site is dedicated to bringing you the very latest reviews of low fat and oil free fryers and halogen ovens for 2021. We’ll help you make an informed choice of which healthy cooking appliance will suit your needs and budget. Air fryers are a healthy alternative to deep frying. Air frying your meals means fewer calories but the same fried food taste. If you love your chips then you’ll be pleased to know that all of the models we review are great for cooking french fries (& chips), chicken wings, sweet potato wedges, chicken nuggets, roasted veg and lots of other delicious delights!
The air fryer is one of those kitchen appliances which will soon make you wonder how you coped without it. Cooking with one is easier and faster!
The Top Rated Air Fryers For Sale in 2021 – What to Buy
|Key Features & Price|
Tower Vortx T17038
Tefal ActiFry Genius Plus
Tefal ActiFry Genius XL 2 in 1
Tefal ActiFry Original FZ710840
Tefal ActiFry Genius XL
Tefal ActiFry Smart XL
Schallen 17L 2 in 1 Deluxe
Duronic AF1 /B Healthy Oil Free Jet Fryer Multicooker
Tefal X-Large ActiFry Express
Tefal ActiFry Original Plus
Morphy Richards 480001
Tefal ActiFry Advance Snacking FZ729840
Morphy Richards 480003
Philips HD9240/90 Avance Collection
Philips HD9650/99 Viva Collection
Breville Halo VDF126
Our Top Air Frying Appliance Picks
In the table above are our current top picks for low fat cooking in your kitchen. Our readers tell us having the products all in one place to review is a great help when choosing which product to buy so if you’re new to this site, we hope you find this too. Below is our mini reviews section, which gives you an overview of each low fat fryer or oven. We’ll be adding more detailed reviews for those who require more information to make their informed choice, but you’ll notice the buttons to go through to Amazon.co.uk should you be ready to complete your purchase.
Our #1 fryer choice for 2021 is the Halo from Breville. This model was launched in 2020 with a new look and design over the previous version, which was round with a white and green colour scheme (not to everyone’s taste!). This new Halo features 5 cooking presets along with manual temperature and timer control for complete flexibility. The digital display is clear and controls are touch sensitive. With the Halo, you’re able to cook two dishes at the same time, thanks to the basket divider that can be added or removed as necessary. Once again, the Halo makes it to the top of our recommended list due to its overall performance, value for money and easy of use.
Once again we have another Tefal fryer in our review line up and this is the baby brother of our #3 choice. This 1kg low fat fryer uses Tefal’s patented hot air system and stirring paddle for evenly cooked food. Not only is this hands-free cooking, it also means less of your time spent tending to your cooking. Set and forget! Great for chips too.
Duronic AF1 /B Healthy Oil Free Jet Multicooker
As with other models in our line up, the Duronic AF1/B is a closed cooking system that provides an odourless and splatter free cooking experience. It has a cool exterior so if safety is a concern (e.g children in the home) then this will be an important buying consideration.
Tefal X-Large ActiFry Express
This is a large capacity model and the 3rd Tefal model in the line up. With its impressive 1.5KG capacity, this extra large fryer is ideal for large families (up to six people) with big appetites. Not only is it larger, it’s also faster than the Tefal 1KG model, cooking up to 30 per cent faster. This fryer the best option if you need a larger capacity. Chips for everyone!
Tefal ActiFry Plus
The Tefal ActiFry Plus has a versatile range of features, is easy to clean and great value. When there are five million households in the world using a Tefal ActiFry, it’s no surprise to see this in our top ten list. Introduced to the UK in 2007, it’s been used to cook healthy, low fat meals in homes up and down the country.
Philips HD9220/20 Oil Free
The team at Philips have done a cracking job in producing the HD9220/20 Airfryer. This is one of the smaller capacity fryers we have reviewed but depending on your requirements, this might be the ideal choice for you.
The GOURMETmaxx is a new entry in our line-up of low fat fryers. It’s German designed and engineered so you can expect a very good quality fryer. It uses a non stick basket and handle design, with no viewing window.
In looks, it’s very similar to the Phillips HD9220 model, with a sleek, glossy black finish which compliment most kitchen finishes. Read the full review here.
If you’re looking for the best, unbiased reviews, so you can start cooking in a healthier way, our site will help you find the right healthy fryer for you. Whether that’s the Tower or Tefal model, you can read our detailed reviews of each here on our site.
Where to buy?
In addition to Amazon, which is our recommend place to buy from, health fryers can also be purchased from the retailers listed below.
With over 800 retail stores in the UK, Argos is a well-known name on the high street. They offer all kinds of household appliances including digital air fryers. In our experience, their prices are not always as competitive and the downside of buying there is having to go to the store to pick-up your item, which in some locations could mean paying to park too. That said, the click and collect feature on the Argos website is straightforward and efficient. They do offer delivery for an extra cost, and when factored in, often isn’t as good a deal as offered by Amazon.
Do Tesco Air Sell Fryers?
Do Tesco sell their own brand of air fryer?
No. Well not that we’ve found anyway. There’s no mention of own brand air fryers on the Tesco website and our reviewers have never seen them in-store either.
Can you buy the Tower air fryer at Tesco?
It doesn’t look like it. Tower air fryers sell well in the UK, not just on Amazon. We’re not sure why Tesco don’t sell them. Read our review here.
Can you buy the Breville Halo health fryer at Tesco?
We haven’t found it available in any stores. No mention of it on the Tesco website either. Read our review here.
Is the Tefal ActiFry 2 in 1 available at Tesco?
We haven’t found it to be available at Tesco, either online or in-store. Read our review of the Tefal 2 in 1 ActiFry here.
Is the Philips Air Fryer available from Tesco?
No, it does not appear to be stocked at Tesco. Read our Philips review here.
As Tesco Direct is no longer in operation, the choice of products offered is limited to what is stocked in your nearest store, but there’s no guarantee you’ll find air fryers stocked there. In fact, when we looked online, we couldn’t find any health fryers sold by Tesco. You may get lucky by checking in their Tesco Extra and Tesco Superstore stores but you may also be wasting your journey. The range of air fryers at Amazon is far superior to Tesco and you can get it delivered to home. If you’re looking for your first health fryer but can’t find anything at Tesco, then take a look at the Breville Halo.
Lakeland stocks premium end kitchenware products with prices to match. There’s only around 60 stores in the UK so you may not be lucky enough to live near one. We occasionally receive a request asking us to “please review the Lakeland air fryer” and we must admit, when we first received a request like that, we were completely unaware that Lakeland even offered a health fryer. So after some research, we did indeed discover that Lakeland do offer an air fryer complete with touchscreen controls. We only review fryers sold on Amazon so we won’t be reviewing Lakeland’s model, but from what we see, it’s closest to the Morphy Richards 480001 fryer.
Morrisons is a supermarket where you might find air fryers stocked in their bigger stores. There’s around 500 stores nationwide so hopefully there’s one near you. The model we’ve seen stocked in some Morrisons is the Weight Watchers Compact 2L. We don’t have a review of this model but it’s most identical to the Philips HD9220/20 model (read the review here).
The B&M stores are springing up all over the place it seems, with many people now shopping there following the void left by the demise of Woolworths some years ago. We’ve seen some health fryers stocked in B&M – including the Tower Compact 1.5L and the Weight Watchers hot air health fryers. Prices are competitive and often will have further discounts applied but you’ll need to be quick. There’s no stock checker on the website so even if you spot a bargain, it’s no guarantee you’ll get it. The good thing about Amazon, it will show if a product is in stock at the point you buy, so you can be confident you’ll receive your order promptly, next day potentially with Prime membership.
ASDA has over 600 store locations in the UK so you’re likely not too far away from one. They have a limited range of health fryers available both in-store and from their ASDA Direct operation. Buying an ASDA health fryer is an option you have but as we mentioned above, Amazon have a far wider range of fryers available, giving you more choice.
There is an own brand Wilko health fryer we found which is priced competitively and comes with a 2-year guarantee. Not every store will stock this though, so you’ll need to check with your nearest store. There is an order and collect option but rather cheekily, Wilko charge £2 for orders less than £30! If you want it delivered to your home, Wilko charge £5 for this, with next day delivery costing £8. An alternative to the Wilko health fryer is the Philips HD9220/20 model which we reviewed here.
A Lidl health fryer? Yes indeed. Lidl occasionally have their own brand (Silvercrest) health fryer on a weekly offer, usually released as a ‘Thursday deal’. Looking at the model, it’s priced competitively although it’s not the largest capacity fryer available. The nearest to it that we’ve reviewed is the 20810 Purify from Russell Hobbs.
Sainsburys is another huge name in the supermarket space with over 1400 stores nationwide. We had a search for a ‘Sainsburys air fryer’, but it seems none are available! If you’re local to a Sainsburys store then feel free to check for health fryers there, but if not, check out our reviews above.
John Lewis & Partners, yet another giant of the UK high street have a range of health fryers in their product range. Their famous ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ slogan has given confidence to their customer base for many years that they offer the best prices, with price difference refunds avilable if a customer finds a better price within 28 days of the sale. However, it’s worth noting that this price promise does not extend to online prices. If you’re after a John Lewis health fryer, at the time of writing they stock four different brands including Tefal. You can order online, but remember there is no price matching against other online prices, e.g. Amazon.
What else can you use an air fryer for?
- Beef Jerky
- Popcorn chicken
- Roasted vegetables
- Onion rings
- lots more!
- 1 The Top Rated Air Fryers For Sale in 2021 – What to Buy
- 1.1 Tower Vortx T17038
- 1.2 Tefal ActiFry Genius Plus
- 1.3 Tefal ActiFry Genius XL 2 in 1
- 1.4 Tefal ActiFry Original FZ710840
- 1.5 Tefal ActiFry Genius XL
- 1.6 Tefal ActiFry Smart XL
- 1.7 Schallen 17L 2 in 1 Deluxe
- 1.8 Ninja Foodi
- 1.9 Tefal ActiFry
- 1.10 Duronic AF1 /B Healthy Oil Free Jet Fryer Multicooker
- 1.11 COSORI
- 1.12 Tefal X-Large ActiFry Express
- 1.13 Tefal ActiFry Original Plus
- 1.14 Philips HD9220/20
- 1.15 Morphy Richards 480001
- 1.16 Tefal ActiFry Advance Snacking FZ729840
- 1.17 Morphy Richards 480003
- 1.18 Philips HD9240/90 Avance Collection
- 1.19 Philips HD9650/99 Viva Collection
- 1.20 Breville Halo VDF126
- 2 Our Top Air Frying Appliance Picks
- 2.1 Breville Halo
- 2.2 Tefal ActiFry
- 2.3 Duronic AF1 /B Healthy Oil Free Jet Multicooker
- 2.4 Tefal X-Large ActiFry Express
- 2.5 Tefal ActiFry Plus
- 2.6 Philips HD9220/20 Oil Free
- 2.7 GOURMETmaxx