Tower T14001 Airwave Low Fat Air Fryer
Tower Health Fryer – T14001 AirWave
Are you looking for a budget-friendly Tower air fryer? This Tower T14001 Airwave low-fat fryer is hard to ignore due to its popularity, value for money and versatility.
Overall, we found this an excellent value-for-money product that does everything you could ask for in an air fryer. It has more features than most other brands on the market, and while it isn’t the fastest or most straightforward to use, it is a very high-quality cooker with lots of useful extras. The only downside is that it takes slightly longer to heat up than other models available, but once it is ready, it will keep food warm for hours.
What can you cook in this Tower Air Fryer?
You will be able to cook all sorts of fresh & frozen food, including chicken nuggets, burgers, crispy chips, meat joints, roast chicken, sweet potato fries and potato wedges, in fact, most things you would cook in a conventional oven.
The price point of this Tower Airwave air fryer means we’ve identified it as a budget option if you don’t have the funds for the premium end fryers, such as the Tefal models.
We were amazed at how versatile this fryer is – you can fry, bake, roast, grill and steam with it, making the meal options you can make with it almost endless.
Heat is generated using a combination of 3 methods, halogen, convection and infrared, all of which combine to cook food evenly and thoroughly. Tower also claim their fryer cooks up to 3 times faster than conventional ovens, although we didn’t put this to the test.
An impressive feature of the Airwave fryer is the extender ring add-on, taking the capacity up from 12 litres to 17 litres, in effect 2 cooking platforms, with separators, giving you plenty of room to cook entire meals with it.
This fryer doesn’t come with a rotating paddle like the Tefal, and other models do, and in our tests, this resulted in some unevenly cooked chips and wedges, although they were instead a thick cut. Thin fries would probably cook no problem.
No Digital Timer
The controls for this air fryer are analogue dials, one for the temperature and the other for the timer. There’s no digital display like more premium air fryers feature.
The unit has an odour filter fitted to reduce the smell of fried food in your kitchen.
One concern we want to raise with this model is the glass bowl. While allowing easy viewing of your food during cooking, the bowl and lid get very hot so if you have children in the house, consider this from a safety point of view. The lid contains the heating element, and as it’s not hinged, you have to be careful where you place it due to how hot it becomes. Again, consider the safety of this if you have children around and if the worktop space is limited. We would like to have seen a hinged lid, but given the extender ring feature, making this possible would have been a challenge for the designers.
Cleaning the unit is easy, with the removal parts being detachable and dishwasher-safe.
In the box, you’ll find:
- Air fryer unit and lead
- High rack
- low rack
- lid stand
- 2 mesh trays
- oil sprayer
- recipe book.
We hope you found this Tower T14001 Airfryer review helpful. As a budget option, the Tower Airwave low-fat health fryer (T14001) is ideal if you want to try hot air cooking for the first time and want a cheap air fryer. In our opinion, it doesn’t cook as well as other similar-priced models we’ve reviewed, such as the Duronic AF1/B. Still, for the price, it represents excellent value for money and cooking versatility.