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The 10 best air fryers for tasty, low-cost cooking

Healthier, cheaper and quicker than oven cooking, the air fryer is becoming a must-have cooking appliance for many families. Here are the 10 best air fryers currently available in the UK.

By Louise Baty | Last updated Nov 28, 2022

Woman making chips in air fryer

If you love quick and easy dinners (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t?), but hate the fat content and calories involved in frying food, there is another option. Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular in our kitchens and not just for cooking chips. Not only are air fryers healthier than traditional cooking options, they will also save you money on your energy bills due to their efficiency, according to energy experts at Uswitch.

Air fryers use a minimal amount of oil combined with incredibly hot air, circulated evenly around the interior of the fryer to cook food quickly without compromising on taste. From chicken wings to potato wedges, your dish of choice emerges with a fried 'finish' to it minus the extra fat content.

A good air fryer will also use far less energy than the oven, so while some of the higher end products on our list might set you back a few hundred pounds, in the long-term you could save money on energy bills. For more information on other household appliances which could save you money on your energy bills this winter, check out our guides to the best washing machines, best tumble dryers and best dehumidifiers.

To help you find the best air fryer for your household (or as a great Christmas gift option for your favourite foodie), we've rounded up the 10 best air fryers based on countless customer reviews as well as recommendations from the huge number of Mumsnetters currently using air fryers. Their trusted views and feedback based on several years of using air fryers of all shapes and sizes have helped us create this list of the best air fryers currently available, so you can rest assured knowing you have real recommendations to hand from the biggest online network of parents in the UK.

Here are the best air fryers UK 2022.

1. Best overall air fryer: Tefal ActiFry Genius XL 2-in-1 YV970840

Price on writing: £249 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Oil Capacity: 20ml | Food Capacity: 1.7kg |  Size: H26.3 x W32.8 x D47.6 cm | Washing instructions: Dishwasher safe 

Reasons to buy

  • 2-in-1 technology 
  • Genius smart settings
  • Automatic stirring 
  • Automatic keep warm mode
  • Perfect for families 

Reasons to avoid

  • Expensive 
  • Controls are very touch sensitive 
  • Instructions are a confusing 

What Mumsnet users say

"I love my Actifry - cook pretty much everything in it! The best is chicken (take the paddle out) or squash cut up with salt, pepper and a bit of oil." (Vetted by Mumsnet user CCSS15)

We’re on our third Tefal ActiFry. Wouldn't be without it. New one is much quicker than previous models. We always get the biggest capacity so it’s much more useful when family are round. There’s no smell.” (Recommended by Mumsnet user rosie1959)

Tefal air fryer here. Chipped Maris potatoes and a teaspoon of coconut oil makes lovely, soft-in-the-middle but crispy-on-the-outside chips.” (Tried and tested by Mumsnet user TeensArghhhh)

"I had a ninja foodi 7-in-1 which was my first intro to an air fryer. I've recently bought a tefal 2-in-1XL (as there's 5 of us) and it was well worth the money.We don't do much processed food in our house, chips are home cut potatoes." ( Vetted by Mumsnetter hashbrownsandwich)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? Tefal air fryers are highly-recommended by Mumsnet users for their reliable and quality products. The ActiFry Genius XL 2-in-1 is no exception. 

It is ideal for families with its six-portion capacity to cook a whole meal simultaneously using its two compartments and 2-in-1 technology. Cook everything in this air fryer, from chips to curries. 

The ActiFry makes cooking stress-free using its smart settings to adjust the temperature and cooking time and even, stir your food for you. There's an automatic warm mode too, which means if you get distracted, your food won't go cold or burn in the mean time. 

It is the most expensive on this list, but many guest reviews call the ActiFry Genius XL 2-in-1 an investment, especially if you have a larger then average family. 

2. Best standard-size air fryer: COSORI Air Fryer XXL 5.5L

Corsori air fryer

Price on writing: £119.99 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Power: 1500 watts | Capacity: 3.5 litres | Display: Digital | Size: ‎37 x 27 x 31 cm | Programmes: 11 | Functions: 13

Reasons to buy

  • High number of cooking programs 
  • Claims to save up to 55% on energy bills
  • Auto shake for even cooking
  • Easy to use 

Reasons to avoid

  • Some reviewers found the non-stick coating wore off over time 

What Mumsnet users say

"Cosori, it's awesome. I never use my oven now." (Recommended by Mumsnet user QuebecBagnet)

"We have the Cosori 5.5L. It's great, easy to use, easy to clean, takes up very little space. We've had it 3 months or so and I'm very happy with it." (Tried and tested by Mumsnetter TheBitterBoy)

"I've just got the cosori one too - it's fab." (Vetted by Mumsnetter loobylou10)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? Claiming to save up to 55% on energy bills, the COSORI Air Fryer is another example of why the air fryer is rapidly becoming the appliance of choice when it comes to cooking family meals on a budget.

Offering 11 preset cooking functions and a digital one-touch LED control screen, this air fryer is simple to get to grips with – perfect if you’re a newbie to the world of air fryers. The removable basket is dishwasher-safe too, which is always a winner when it comes to cleaning up after family meals.

The COSORI Air Fryer's auto shake function ensures food is fried evenly, so you don’t have to worry about doing it yourself. Other useful settings include preheating and keeping warm options in case you can’t sit down to eat as soon as the food is ready.

Big enough to cater for a small family, the manufacturers claim that the non-stick square basket design offers more usable space for food than air fryers with round baskets. If you want to get creative, you can delve into the book of recipes included with the product. And, if you want to go next level with gadgetry, there is also the COSORI 5.5L Smart Air Fryer which can be controlled via app and WiFi. ("It really is fab. Compact yet can get loads in ... and dead easy to work and clean." - Mumsnetter Lanique)

3. Best budget air fryer: Tower T17023 Air Fryer Oven

Tower Air Fryer

Price on writing: £45 | Buy now from Sainsbury's

Key specs

Power: 1000 watts | Capacity: 2.2 litres | Display: Manual | Size: H26.5 x W24 x D18.5cm | Programs: Unspecified 

Reasons to buy

  • Excellent value for money 
  • Ideal for smaller meals or dinners for one 
  • 99% less fat than oven cooking

Reasons to avoid

  • No digital display 
  • No auto shake paddle 

What Mumsnet users say

"I bought the family sized Tower air fryer and was unsure whether I would use it much but I barely use my oven, my air fryer gets used everyday and it's much faster, cuts cooking time to about half." (Tried and tested by Mumsnetter Cheesewiz)

I love ours. It's a Tower one. Use it three to four times a week. It makes beyond-beautiful sweet potato fries!” (Recommended by Mumsnet user WeKnowFrogsGoShaLaLaLaLa)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? It can easily cook chicken, vegetables and cakes and, with little to no oil required, your fried food will contain an impressive 99 percent less fat.

A sensible budget buy, the Tower T17023 Air Fryer is a great entry-level air fryer. With a capacity of 2.2 litres, it’s around half the size of the Tefal ActiFry, making it a useful small air fryer for solo meals – or for when you really just fancy a plate of crispy-on-the-outside but fluffy-on-the-inside chips.

Given the price, it’s no surprise that there’s no auto-shake paddle so you’ll need to open the drawer halfway through to shake the basket to ensure an even fry. The control is manual not digital but it’s simple enough to master – just turn the dial to adjust the timer and temperature.

4. Best dual air fryer: Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer AF400UK

Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer

Price on wriring: £290 | Buy now from eBay

Key specs

Power: ‎2470 watts | Capacity: 9.5 litres | Display: Double digital | Size: 27 x 41.5 x 32.5 cm | Programmes: Six

Reasons to buy

  • Two independent cooking zones mean you can cook different meals on different programmes simultaneously 
  • Capacity big enough for eight people 
  • Reduces cooking time

Reasons to avoid

  • Pricey 
  • Substantial size 

What Mumsnet users say

"It's amazing. You can roast veggies in it to put in soups, it cooks, bakes, reheats, max crisp (frozen stuff cooked to perfection in 10 mins), it also has a dehydrate function. DH isn't veggie and one of the drawers is his but we can cook his meal and any of my sides to finish cooking at the same time. It doesn't heat the kitchen up so it uses less energy. I love mine." (Endorsed by Mumsnet user HuffleWoof)

"Can also recommend Ninja AF400 dual. Had it over a year and no issues, gets used about 3 times a week too." (Recommended by Mumsnetter heidihigh)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? The two separate cooking zones allow you to cater for more than one dietary requirement in one sitting - perfect for a household of fussy eaters!

Though it comes with a significant price tag, you'd be hard-pressed to find a Mumsnet air fryer thread which doesn't mention the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer. The most versatile air fryer on our list, it makes cooking for a range of dietary requirements a doddle with its two separate cooking zones. These can be used simultaneously on different modes to help prepare your family’s meals of choice.

Large enough to cater for eight people, it has six different cooking modes including roasting and rehydrating. 

Claiming to cook up to 75% faster than using a normal frying pan, the Ninja allows you to spend less time cooking and more time enjoying your meal, not to mention the significant savings made on energy costs. But be quick - Ninja air fryers are selling incredibly fast at the moment!

Sign up for stock alerts for the Ninja AF400UK Air Fryer on the Ninja Kitchen website.

5. Best family air fryer: Philips Viva Collection XXL AirFryer

Philips air fryer

Price on writing: £408 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Power: 2225 watts | Capacity: 7.3 litres, 1.4 kg | Display: Digital | Size: 39.5 x 39.5 x 39.8 cm | Programmes: Five  

Reasons to buy

  • TurboStar technology to remove fat as food cooks
  • Substantial capacity  

Reasons to avoid

  • Pricey
  • Accessories come at an extra cost

What Mumsnet users say

"I have a Philips one. I love it and use it most days. My rule is, if you put it in your normal oven then you can put it in there (although size can be an issue). I do pies, chips, baked pots, crumble and loads more in it. It's quicker and more efficient. If you use your oven a lot then I can't think of a reason not to get one. (Vetted by Mumsnet user Thereshegoesagain)

"The best thing about the Airfryer is that is low energy, high heat and no oil. We use it for BBQ skewered anything, homemade oat biscuits, Pita bread from scratch, pizzas from scratch, tear and share bread from scratch, dough balls from scratch, panko breaded anything, chips (& cheese,) sausages, goujons, burgers, quesadillas (flat bread cooks up well) etc. etc. etc." (Recommended by Mumsnet user BobbyGentry)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? The most powerful air fryer by Philips, the AirFryer will cook food faster and use 90% less fat than traditional frying.

Philips developed the very first air fryer using their revolutionary Rapid Air Technology back in 2010, and have gone on to produce the world’s best selling air fryers. It’s fair to say that their products get a lot of love on our forums

This particular model – the Philips Premium Collection XXL AirFryer – is one of the most expensive air fryers on our list. But it’s roomy enough to cook a whole chicken or 1.4kg of fries – enough for a family of four or five.

You can download the Philips NutriU app for hundreds of air fryer tips and recipes. One drawback is that you don’t get any accessories, such as skewers or a grill pan, included so you’d have to buy those separately.

6. Best compact air fryer for small kitchens: Instant Vortex 6 Plus

Instant Vortex Plus

Price on writing: £129.99 | Buy now from eBay

Key specs

Power: 1200W | Capacity: 5.7 litres | Display: Digital | Size: ‎28.6 x 22.9 x 29.8 cm | Programmes: Six

Reasons to buy

  • EvenCrisp technology with shake and turn reminder to cook evenly
  • Can save presets of favourite meals 
  • Large capacity but compact size 

Reasons to avoid

  • No auto shake paddle included

What Mumsnet users say

"I’ve got an Instant Pot Vortex, I love it. I originally bought a cheap Tefal one from Amazon to try and found I was using it more than I expected to. One of the reasons that I like the Vortex is because it has a large capacity. I use it more than I use the main oven." (Recommended by Mumsnet user MadisonAvenue)

"I have the instant pot vortex and the pot too, both frequently used especially in school holidays!" (Vetted by Mumsnetter redferrari)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? We love that this smart air fryer allows you to save presets of your favourite meal times for super efficient and stress-free dinners. 

If you’re keen to create healthier versions of your favourite family meals but are limited on kitchen space and need small appliances, the Instant Vortex 6 Plus 6-1 Air Fryer is a relatively compact model for your countertops, but it still offers a large internal capacity. 

Offering six unique ways to cook, including a setting to create the crispiest chips and another to reheat leftovers from your Sunday roast, the Instant Vortex also comes with a smart dial control. 

It uses 95% less oil and, whilst this air fryer doesn't come with an auto shake paddle, it does have a handy 'shake and turn' reminder to ensure even cooking results. 

Although this air fryer is currently out of stock from Amazon, you can still order the Instant Vortex 6 Plus Air Fryer there and Amazon will inform you when it is available for dispatch.

7. Best multi-use air fryer: Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill and Air Fryer

Price on writing: £249.99 | Buy now from Ninja

Key specs

Power: 2460 watts | Capacity: 3.8 litres | Display: digital | Size: 16.14 x 15.35 x 10.63cm | Functions: 6

Reasons to buy

  • Multi-use functionality
  • Smart Cook System lets you know when food is cooked to your specification
  • Up to 75% less fat than traditional cooking

Reasons to avoid

  • Expensive
  • Some reviews say grill plate fiddly to clean

What Mumsnet users say

"I had stayed faithful to the large Phillips for years, but I loved the look of the Ninja duo and just about bought it… until a week ago I got the Ninja Foodi Grill and Air Fryer AG551UK. It is RIDICULOUSLY easy to clean and I’d never look back at a drawer air fryer again. No way. It’s quite big, but I can certainly fit more food in it, and the temperature gauge thing is really clever!" (Recommended by Mumsnet user Sims400)

"The Ninja Foodi is worth every penny and will save you money cooking. For example, my gas fan oven will take 20 minutes to cook after warming up, my Ninja does it in 9 minutes." (Vetted by Mumsnetter OldTinHat)

Our verdict 

Our favourite features? The Smart Cook System boasts a leave-in digital cooking probe which lets you choose how well done you'd like your fish or steak, and will alert you when it's cooked.

Another nod to the Ninja, the Foodi MAX Health Grill and Air Fryer offers users the ability to roast, bake, reheat, grill and dehydrate as well as air fry in one neat package. 

Although, like the Ninja Foodi MAX Dual Zone Air Fryer, the AG551 comes with a significant price tag, it uses up to 75% less fat than traditional cooking methods and, according to reviewers, is far quicker and cheaper than oven use in the long run.

It comes with 3.8l cooking pot, crisper basket and a grill plate as well as its own cleaning brush. Several parts are dishwasher-safe too.  

8. Best value for money air fryer: Gourmia 6.7L Digital Air Fryer

Price on writing: £99.87 | Buy now from OnBuy

Key specs

Power: 1500 watts | Capacity: 6.7 litres | Display: Digital | Size: 35.5 x 27.9 x 38.5 cm | Programmes: 10

Reasons to buy

  • Preheat and turn food reminders
  • 10 pre-set cooking modes 
  • Uses 80% less fat

Reasons to avoid

  • Some reviewers reported issues with the 'non-stick' surface

What Mumsnet users say

"Stand out best I've ever had is the Gourmia air fryer... It produces amazing results every time, fab for roasting veg as side dish or for soups etc." (Recommended by Mumsnet user Elasmotherium)

"Another one who's just bought the Gourmia airfryer.... We've had it a week and cooked gratin potatoes, hash browns, bacon, pizza, spare ribs, spring rolls... All turned out well, but realised that things take about a third less time in the airfryer than in the oven. And it heats to cooking temperature really quickly." (Tried and tested by Mumsnetter Crowdfundingforcake)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? Mumsnetters love the multi-purpose metal rack which allows the user to cook 'double decker', and the impressive 6.7L capacity.

Another firm favourite on the Mumsnet boards, the Gourmia 6.7L Digital Air Fryer is recommended time and time again for its reliable results teamed with a more affordable price tag than the likes of Ninja and Philips.

With 10 pre-set functions, the Gourmia features optional pre-heat and turn food reminders, as well as an auto shut-off button.  A dishwasher-safe basket also scores the Gourmia highly for practicality, with Mumsnetter ChequerBoard proclaiming it "super easy to clean".

9. Best air fryer for chips: Morphy Richards 480003 Health Fryer

Morphy Richards air fryer

Price on writing: £109.99 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Power: 1400 watts | Capacity: 3 litres | Display: Manual | Size: ‎28 x 35 x 32 cm | Programmes: Unspecified 

Reasons to buy

  • Quiet operating volume
  • Auto shut-off 
  • Inexpensive compared to other models

Reasons to avoid

  • No auto paddle
  • Some reviewers felt it was too small for a family of four

What Mumsnet users say

According to Which?, the Morphy Richards Health Fryer 480003 is much better than the Tower one.” (Advice from Mumsnet user wowfudge)

"This one is fab, I've had it for 3+ years and it's great." (Brand recommended by Mumsnetter flummingbird)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? Unlike some other air fryers, it’s pleasingly quiet, so you won’t be annoyed by noise while you’re waiting for your dinner.

Another slightly less expensive option, the

 fares well with independent review sites including, which praised it for producing wonderfully fluffy, delicious chips – as long as you stir every five minutes.

But this large capacity air fryer does so much more than just frying. It can also bake, roast and grill, and it’s recommended for two to four people. A perforated frying pan ensures the hot air is evenly circulated during the cooking process as well as speeding up cooking time. The manual dials allow you to set the temperature from 80°C to 200°C and the timer up to 30 minutes, and there’s also an auto shut-off for peace of mind.

10. Best large capacity air fryer: Tower Xpress Pro T17076 Air Fryer

Price on writing: £139.99 | Buy now from Amazon

Key specs

Power: 2000 watts | Capacity: 11 litres | Display: Digital | Size: 33.9 x 38.2 x 32.4 cm | Programs: 10

Reasons to buy

  • Large cooking capacity 
  • Rotisserie mode for chicken 
  • Can save up to 50% on energy
  • Cooks 30% faster than oven cooking 

Reasons to avoid

  • Substantial size

What Mumsnet users say

"I couldn’t afford [a Ninja] so have a Tower one and it’s been brilliant. My oven broke for the third time and no way was I paying for another repair so the air fryer has completely replaced my oven!" (Recommended by Mumsnetter ThatsRoughBuddy)

Our verdict

Our favourite features? You get lots of extras with this air fryer, including an oil-drip tray, rotisserie fork and handle, and three mesh air-flow racks.

The Tower T17076 11L Xpress Pro Air Fryer provides a massive 11 litres of cooking space – so rotisserie quality chicken is no problem. It cooks it 30 per cent faster than a conventional oven too and is capable of cooking a 1kg chicken in 40 minutes. It also claims to save the user up to 50 per cent on energy bills.

The ten functions provided include air fryer, rotisserie, dehydrator, baking and roasting. It features Vortex Frying Technology, which means you only need a tiny amount of oil because the hot air circulates evenly around the cooker. There’s an easy-to-use touch-screen digital control and eight auto-cook programmes so you can also prepare steak, fish and dried fruit.

 An upgrade to Tower's former T17039 model, the T17076 comes with an additional reversible grill plate as well as kebab wheel, pizza and steak plate and multi-function rack. There’s even a viewing window so you can watch your chicken roasting to perfection.

What is an air fryer?

An air fryer cooks food by heating air up to around 200°C and circulating it around the inside of the appliance. It works a little like a fan oven in this respect and can be used to cook a range of foods, including frozen food which is meant to taste deep-fried, along with cakes, bread, stews and even risotto.

Some air fryers allow you to rotisserie-cook entire chickens and also produce dried fruit and homemade yoghurt. The possibilities are endless.

Are air fryers healthy?

Air fryers are a great alternative to deep fat fryers and pan frying, using substantially less oil and, as such, producing food that is far lower in fat than those cooked via traditional methods. Air frying is often quicker too, which can help preserve nutrients within the food.

Air frying cuts calories by up to 80 percent and the food contains less trans fats, which are the type of fats linked with many serious health issues, including cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that food fried in an air fryer is still classed as fried food and that official advice from the NHS is to eat a healthy balanced diet, including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables, plenty of water and reduced amounts of sugar, fat and salt.

Is it worth buying an air fryer?

Air fryers are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to conventional ovens, partially because with rising energy prices, the cost of running one can be a lot less.

Once considered mostly in terms of getting the best flavour out of 'beige' food, air fryers have exploded in popularity over the last few years as energy costs have risen, and are now considered by countless households as the better alternative (in terms of cost as well as health) to conventional cooking methods.

An air fryer is also a healthier option than deep-fat frying because it uses a minuscule amount of oil in comparison to a deep fat fryer, which submerges food in boiling oil.

What type of air fryers are there?

There are a number of different types of air fryers on the market, which tend to vary in terms of capacity, number of programmes and method of cooking.

  • Basket style: The traditional style air fryers come with a basket-style tray for cooking, ideal for cooking chips or quick and easy dinners. Some come with an auto paddle for turning, whereas others need to be manually turned to ensure an even, crisp coating.
  • Rotisserie style:  The ideal solution for a perfectly browned rotisserie chicken, these have a rotating feature to ensure an even finish. 
  • Mini oven style: Tending to be slightly larger in size, this style of air fryer uses convection-style heating to cook food on flatter trays rather than deep baskets. 

How much oil do I need to use in my air fryer? 

The amount of oil you use in your air fryer may vary depending on the brand and what you are cooking, but as a general rule - surprisingly little! A few sprays or up to one tablespoon of oil should be sufficient for most dishes.

How to choose the best air fryer

There are a number of features to consider when you’re choosing an air fryer:

  • Pull-out tray – Some air fryers have a pull-out tray for slotting in food and these don’t generally allow you to check on your food during the cooking process, unless you actually pull out the tray.
  • Viewing window – Other air fryers, including the Tefal ActiFry, have a wider bowl with a viewing window to allow you to check your food without disrupting the cooking process.
  • Stirring paddle – Some air fryers have a stirring paddle so that you don’t have to shake or stir your food during the cooking process to ensure an even fry, although the jury’s out on whether stirring paddles improve the finish or not. You can sometimes remove the stirring paddle if you’d rather not use it.
  • Rotating basket – This can be set to tilt for an even cook.
  • Digital control panel and timer – Most air fryers have these digital elements to make it easy to see how much time is left. Some have manual dials which can be slightly trickier to read.
  • Auto shut-off – This means that the air fryer will turn off when the food is ready. Some air fryers don’t have this function, so you need to listen to the timer beep to know when to turn it off.
  • Temperature controls – Some air fryers have this function while others don’t. It’s worth noting that temperature control doesn’t necessarily lead to better-tasting food. You may find that it’s enough to rely on the relevant ‘function’ buttons on your air fryer.
  • Smart controls – It’s an uncommon feature, but some air fryers have smart controls that can be controlled by your phone or tablet.
  • Grill function – Some air fryers have a grill function while others have a second cooking compartment so that you can cook your main (hello chicken wings!) and side dishes at the same time.
  • Size and capacity – Think about both of these things when choosing an air fryer. More compact models are ideal for couples or for making snacks such as plates of chips. Larger models can be capable of cooking entire meals for six people.
  • Budget – Price-wise, air fryers and multi cookers start from around £40 and can cost upwards of £300, depending on the size and spec you choose.

Which is the best air fryer to buy?

The best air fryer on the market is the Tefal ActiFry FZ729840 Advance Snacking Air Fryer. Family-sized and able to make six portions of food, this impressive air fryer scores well across the board. Not only can you make entire family meals with it, you can produce a wide range of yummy treats from chips to stir fries and casseroles. It’s also easy to clean and easy to use.

The best budget air fryer on our list is the Tower T17023 Air Fryer. Compact and very reasonably priced, it’s a good air fryer for couples and small families, and covers all the bases you’d expect from a decent air fryer, cooking pieces of chicken, vegetables and cakes with little or no oil.

Tower Air Fryer
“I love ours. It's a Tower one. Use it three to four times a week. It makes beyond-beautiful sweet potato fries!”


Tower T17023 Air Fryer Oven


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How we chose our recommendations 

We’ve thoroughly researched the best air fryers you can buy this year including tried and tested experiences from a wide range of reliable, trusted sources. Here's how we careful chose our top picks. 

Air fryers we tested

When it comes to quick and easy mealtimes, the Mumsnet community have certainly got on board with air fryers and their benefits, with many having used their favourite air fryer for years. We first vetted the trusted views and recommendations from the Mumsnet community, getting feedback on the best air fryers they have personally used, reviewed and rated, including their favourite models, features and must-have accessories. We also took into account critique of the air fryers they’d used and the products Mumsnetters would avoid. 

Expert opinions

When it comes to home and kitchen products, the initial investment can be significant. We made sure our recommendations were products that were tested and well received within the industry, rated or recommended by chefs and food experts as a healthier alternative to frying. 

Authentic consumer reviews

Finally, we scrutinised honest customer reviews on retailer sites such as Amazon, Argos and John Lewis to get wider consumer opinions on the products on our shortlist. Through this research, we were able to weigh up the top air fryers for a variety of family set-ups and gain a greater understanding of the pros and cons of each.

Here are our in-depth reviews of the best air fryers to buy in 2022.

The best air fryer 2022: a roundup

Why you should trust us

Mumsnet has been helping parents make their lives easier since 2000 and, in those years, we’ve seen, tried and reviewed thousands of products.

We work hard to provide honest and independent advice you can trust and we spend hours scouring the Mumsnet forums and online bestseller lists to find products that real parents rate.

Transparency is really important to us and that's why we're always upfront about where we find our recommendations. We write about products that we feel offer the best value to most parents – the ones that our users would recommend to their own friends and family.

Lead image credit: Ninja Foodi Max