Fryers: Best Buys
Want to make delicious home-cooked chips?
Deep fat fryers can cost more than £100, so you don't want to end up with a fryer that produces greasy, soggy chips. Which? reviews are here to guide you to the best fryers. Making tasty, crunchy chips is quick and easy with one of our Best Buys.
We've cook more than 25kg of chips and 4kg of scampi during our fryer tests, so we know exactly what perfectly fried food looks like. Chips from our Best Buy fryers are golden and crunchy on the outside, with a fluffy inside.
- We time how long it takes each fryer to heat up and cook, so you don't need to wait long for your chips with a Best Buy
- Our testers record the actual temperature of each fryer at two minute intervals during the cooking process, so you can avoid fryers that overcook food
- We give higher marks to fryers that don't leak oil even when they're tipped over - so you don't need to worry about an accidental oil spillage
Only Which? can tell you everything you need to know about a fryer. Find out which models we recommend with a £1 trial to Which?.
What makes a Which? Best Buy?
We test thousands of products each year at Which? in a controlled environment that enables us to accurately repeat each test on each product - meaning our reviews are directly comparable. We buy the products we test ourselves, and go through great lengths to shape our test programmes to match the way you use the products.
Find out more about how we test products and how we find the models that deserve to be Best Buys in the video below.
Fryer reviews you can trust
We test the fryers you'll see advertised on TV, like the Tefal Actifry and Philips Airfryer, as well as cheaper own-brand models from the likes of Argos and Lakeland, so our reviews can tell you whether it's worth splashing out on a big-name fryer.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.
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- 15 fryers tested and reviewed by Which?
- 2 Best Buy fryers for crispy chips and succulent scampi
- Reviews of fryers from 8 brands including Magimix, DeLonghi and Tefal