The Salter brand is synonymous with the creation and manufacture of excellent kitchen products to enhance lifestyle. With over 250 years of British design and innovation, they are well known and trusted for their many kitchen appliances, bakeware, cutlery, cookware and more.
This Salter health fryer review looks at the EK2205 model which has been on the market since May 2016 and with it’s glossy black finish is a stylish addition to any kitchen countertop.
This air fryer is has a 4.5 litre capacity and this is the total air space given to cook in. The capacity of the actual cooking basket is 2.8l, which will hold enough chips for 3-4 hungry people! Whilst this model isn’t marketed as an XL (Extra Large) model, we do note that it does have the same capacity as Salter’s EK2559 fryer. (link below to that model)
Also below, is a link to Salter’s 3.2L capacity air fryer is you’re after something a little less large.
Size and Weight
The dimensions of the unit are as follows:
- 27cm wide
- 27cm deep
- 32cm high
The unit weighs 5.98kg.
This Salter air fryer pushes up close to the wall – taking up less counter space and the cord can be pushed into the bottom of the unit for storage.
Rapid Air technology is the name given to the how air is circulated in this fryer. It might sound technical but it really is just the way air is circulated inside the fryer during cooking to ensure evenly cooked food. As this model doesn’t have a rotating paddle, even cooking is achieved by fans which do a great job of circulating the air around the food.
If you’re considering buying a health fryer because of a calorie controlled diet then this, along with all of the fryers we review only need one spoonful of cooking oil, for crispy and tasty food. Alternatively, for Slimming World style Syn Free chips – just a few sprays of Fry Light or similar cooking spray. Some foods, such as pre-oiled frozen oven chips need no added oil at all – just pop them into the air fryer and start cooking! This is great news if you’re looking to lose a few pounds as it means you can still enjoy fried food in your diet – just not the deep fried fatty kind!
The EK2205 fryer is so simple to use. It has a 30 minute timer with a digital LCD display, and automatic switch-off. You simply set the temperature (up to 200°C (400°F), place the food (with or without oil) in the basket and switch on. If you’re cooking chips, then slide out the cooking basket and shake the chips regularly so that they all cook evenly. Cooking stops when you remove the tray to check the food and will start immediately when then slotted back in – no need to re-set. There is an audible alert at the end of the full cooking period.
Recipes and Instructions
With the Salter hot air fryer, there’s an instruction book included which also has some recipes in it.
What’s the difference between this EK2205 model and the EK2118 or EK2118V2 models?
The EK2118 model has a higher wattage (1500W) but has just a 2.5 litre internal air capacity. The EK2118V2 model has a 3.2 litre internal air capacity along with the 1500W. Both these models have dial controls for temperature and timer as opposed to digital controls on the higher capacity EK2205.
The non-stick coating on the basket and pan makes cleaning much easier after cooking. Not all fryers come with a non-stick coating on the cooking basket/tray but we’re pleased to see it here on this Salter EK2205 model.
Cleaning is a breeze – the pan and basket are very easily hand washed. Any excess fat from food drips through the basket and is caught in the drip pan unit which can be washed in warm soapy water. If you roughly dry these with a tea towel, you can then place the basket and unit back in the fryer and run for a couple of minutes to thoroughly dry. The main outer unit can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Food is contained, so there is no hot oil to splatter and burn you. Automatic switch off and audible finish alert help to make this cooking appliance safe to use.
- Less preparation
- Less cooking time
- Less Cleaning
There are lots of positive reviews on Amazon!
Buyers are very pleased with the even cooking this fryer does, as well as the capacity, which allows catering for 4 people depending on appetite. Chips, wedges, roast potatoes, spring rolls, fish – all cooked perfectly. It’s not just for savouries – cakes cook perfectly too!
It’s also ideal for rustling up quick meals for the kids – sausage and chips, fish fingers? No problem – ready in about 20 short minutes!
Saves on electricity and gas bills.
Buyer’s like the stylish look of the fryer and comment on how quiet it is when running.
We hope you found this Salter air fryer review useful. The EK2205 is a stylish, fully featured air fryer that won’t disappoint. It’s well designed and built, and will cook delicious meals for all the family.