Our team of expert reviewers have put all the air-fryers in this list to the test, looking at quality of food, ease of use, ease of cleaning, value for money and quality of materials, then scored each model out of five. Read more about how BBC Good Food tests products.
The cost-of-living crisis is also still affecting lots of UK households, with many of us seeking out low-wattage appliances that can help to keep energy costs lower in the long-run. You can find more advice about this in your guide to energy-efficient cooking, plus tips and advice on how to clean an air-fryer and what not to cook in an air-fryer.
For recipes, resources and ideas for how to eat well on a budget, discover our Cook Smart campaign. Or visit our reviews section and discover more than 600 practical buyer’s guides offering unbiased advice on what equipment is worth investing in. Find everything from the best food processors to larger white goods such as the best microwaves and best dishwashers.
Best air-fryer deals at a glance
- Ninja – save up to £70 on air-fryers and food processors
- Amazon – get early Prime Day (11-12 July) deals
- Currys – deals across small and large appliances
- Robert Dyas – over 50% off air-fryers and up to 20% off BBQs
- Lakeland – up to £50 off air-fryers
- Boots Appliances – save on dishwashers, fridge freezers, ovens and more
- AO.com – discounts on fridge freezers, coffee machines, and stand mixers
- Argos – offers across home and kitchenware
- Appliances Direct – up to 40% off in the summer sale
- Very – savings across 1,000s of products
- John Lewis and Partners – up to 50% off cookware
- JD Williams – up to £135 off top-rated air-fryers
Don’t forget, all of the retailers offering air-fryer deals are competing for your attention, so will be keeping just as much of an eye on other brands’ prices as their own. We’ve also seen John Lewis and Partners, Currys and AO offer a price-match promise. When you’ve spotted a price that appeals to you, look out for added extras, such as free delivery.
Best air-fryer deals 2023
Ninja Air Fryer Max AF160UK
Best air-fryer for quick baking
Star rating: 5/5
This air-fryer is a great all-rounder, offering six cooking functions that include air-fry, max crisp, roast, dehydrate and re-heat, but we were particularly impressed by the performance of its baking mode. Often the function that lets other models down, this Ninja’s round tray and adjustable time and temperature created an evenly baked apple & almond cake with a nice rise in the middle.
Read our full Ninja Air Fryer Max AF160UK review.
Sage the Smart Oven air-fryer
Best multi-tasking air-fryer
Star rating: 5/5
Deserving of pride of place on the kitchen counter, this attractive air-fryer is great to use as an extension of your main oven.
Offering presets and functions that can tackle everything from toast and bagels to chips and even slow-cooked stews, this Sage model is a lot more than a standard air-fryer.
One of the more expensive models on this list, now is the perfect time to snap it up with a saving.
Read the full Sage the Smart Oven air-fryer review.
Breville Halo Rotisserie air-fryer
Best rotisserie air-fryer for chips
Star rating: 5/5
This boxy air-fryer is a multifunctional piece of kit. It comes with all the attachments for air-frying, chips and cooking rotisserie chicken. We loved the oven-style door and interior, as well as the large window and internal lights. There are plenty of functions to get to know and the touchscreen interface makes it a joy to use.
Read our full Breville Halo Rotisserie air-fryer review.
Ninja Foodi MAX Health grill and air-fryer
Best blow-out multifunctional air-fryer
Star rating: 5/5
This multifunctional Ninja model not only air-fries, but roasts, bakes, dehydrates and grills, too. It was a fantastic performer on our air-frying tests and notably impressive when it came to grilling. The large, flat internal surface makes it particularly adept when roasting meats. A versatile model well worth snapping up while it’s on offer.
Read our full Ninja Foodi MAX Health grill and air-fryer review.
Cosori Air Fryer Lite 3.8L
Best WiFi-enabled air fryer
Star rating: 4.5/5
This Cosori model impressed us with its sleek and simple design, colourful accents, and easy-to-remove grill tray – and its WiFi compatibility is a huge win on the convenience front. At the time of testing it was also one of the cheapest air-fryers to run versus other models.
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It ran quietly during use, and though we had to exercise some trial-and-error during the cooking process, it produced crispy, well-sealed chips and moist, evenly cooked chicken.
Read the full Cosori Air Fryer Lite 3.8L review.
Tefal EasyFry Precision 2-in-1 air-fryer and grill
Best air-fryer with grill attachment
Star rating: 4.5/5
This slimline air-fryer from Tefal is equipped with eight presets for chips, meat, fish, vegetables, nuggets, roast chicken, pizza and desserts, plus manual air-fryer and grill options. Browning was a little inconsistent on a few of our tests, but this model excelled when cooking halloumi and crisp, crunchy chips.
Read our full Tefal EasyFry Precision 2-in-1 air-fryer and grill review.
Tefal ActiFry Genius XL 2 in 1 YV970840
Best air-fryer for versatility
Star rating: 4.5/5
Distinct and striking in design, this circular-shaped air-fryer includes containers and baskets for multi-level cooking.
In test, we achieved good results with very little oil. And the central paddle inside ensures food is evenly coated and evenly cooked.
We particularly liked the large window on top of the lid, which allowed us to check on the progress without interfering with the cooking process.
Read the full Tefal ActiFry Genius XL review.
Tower Vortex 5-in-1 11-litre air-fryer
Best air-fryer for roasting chicken
If you’re a fan of rotisserie chicken, this Tower model produced a fabulously juicy and crisp small chicken in around 50 minutes.
Sides like chips and wedges were well cooked in this model, but we found we had to move the shelves around to ensure the best cook.
But, like the Tefal above, we loved the large viewing window and additional interior light. Read the full Tower Vortex 5-in-1 air-fryer review.
Cuisinart air-fryer mini oven
If you want an appliance that does more than air-frying, this mini oven from Cuisinart is a solid upgrade. It’s easy to set up and has intuitive controls, with seven preset functions that span from air-frying and roasting, to grilling and baking.
It also has the ability to cook 30 per cent faster than a conventional oven, which is useful for keeping energy costs down. Some of the dials are a little stiff and the timer volume is very quiet. But the cooking results were excellent, and our apple & almond cake turned out especially well.
Read our full Cuisinart air-fryer mini oven review.
Instant Vortex Plus dual air-fryer
Best dual-drawer air-fryer
Star rating: 5/5
This dual-drawer model was one of the smallest we tested, and is able to cook a main and sides for four to six people thanks to its combined 7.5-litre capacity. The SyncFinish function also allows different functions to finish cooking at the same time – great for plating up various dishes simultaneously.
Read our full Instant Vortex Plus dual air-fryer review.
How to shop safely online
If a price feels too good to be true, it probably is. According to NatWest, air-fryers are becoming one of the top purchase scams criminals use by advertising goods or selling through retailers that don’t exist. You can minimise the risk of being duped by targeted scams by shopping from reputable retailers you trust, and avoiding unfamiliar sites or private sellers suggested to you through social media.
Always use the recommended secure payment methods if shopping online and avoid quizzes that ask for personal information similar to security questions, as these can be used to guess your passwords. Rest assured, we won’t be adding any links into this page unless we’re 100 per cent comfortable with the retailer.
How do we find air-fryer deals?
When searching for air-fryers on sale, we look at a whole host of retailer sites to see what they’re offering. Big retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis and Partners, have dedicated sale days where we find the best deals.
We’ve found that prices can change a couple of times a day as retailers compete with each other, so we track all the prices to ensure you’re always getting the best deal and update this page accordingly.
But we don’t just look to big retailers, we also look at smaller ones, too, as they may be offering a price that their larger counterparts cannot. Our aim is to find you the best price and the biggest air fryer deals, whatever the retailer.
How do we select air-fryer deals?
You’ll notice that there are plenty of air-fryer deals around, but those that feature in this list are the best performers of more than 40 of those shortlisted, tested and reviewed by BBC Good Food experts.
Each was put to the test using Good Food’s thoroughly tested recipes, designed to assess both their performance on everyday kitchen tasks but also challenge the additional functions to identify any weaknesses. Visit our full guide to the best air-fryers to find our top-rated picks and those that achieved the highest star ratings.
Are air-fryers worth the hype?
Known for their versatility, air-fryers are able to perform multiple functions. You can bake, roast, dehydrate and grill in almost all of the models we’ve tested, plus many more functions. It’s impressive to see how much is packed into their compact countertop footprint. Not only does an air-fryer save you precious counter space, they’re often cheaper to run than ovens, particularly if you’re only heating up food for one or two.
Air-fryers work by circulating hot air to cook and crisp food to achieve that ‘fried’ texture and flavour, rather than using vats of oil – making air-fryers a healthier alternative to deep-fat frying. Plus there’s considerably less mess. Not just reserved for chips, use your air-fryer for air-fryer chicken breasts, buffalo cauliflower wings, air-fryer sausages, air-fryer salmon, air-fryer doughnuts and much more.
How much does an air-fryer cost?
Prices can vary depending on the size, capacity and versatility of the machine. Prices for standard air-fryers tend to begin at around £50, though those at the lower end of the spectrum may require you to do some pre-cooking before you start.
For a basic air-fryer, we recommend looking at those around the £100 mark for something efficient. For more versatile and multifunctional appliances, we’ve seen prices reach the £300+ mark, but these models tend to serve as an extension of the oven, so are equally well worth the price.
How to get a good air-fryer deal
- Read reviews: it’s easy to get swayed by a great looking deal, but there’s every chance the model you’ve got your eye on could be a dud. Our reviews experts have tested more than 40 different air fryers so really do know the very best models around. Each test and review is impartial and offers up-to-date advice on the products actually worth buying.
- Set a budget and stick to it: sales like these are excellent opportunities to save money so, in order to make the most of those savings, set a budget and try to stick to it.
- When you see a price you’re happy with, buy it: many air fryer deals will only be available for a short amount of time.
- Utilise tools to alert you to good prices: for example, CamelCamelCamel will show you the price history of Amazon products.
How to calculate your kWH cost
While air-fryers can be cheaper to run than a conventional oven, they do vary in energy efficiency. To calculate how much energy your appliance uses, simply multiply its wattage by the number of hours it is used per day. Then, divide that total by 1,000 to get the gadget’s daily kilowatt-hour (kWh).
The cost per kWh can vary depending on what your energy tariff is, plus where you live. If you have a smart meter in your home, you’ll be able to see the cost per use as you cook without having to do this calculation.
All savings percentages have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.