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20 Mar 2018

Aldi recalls potentially dangerous mini deep-fat fryers

Potential electrical fault found in Aldi Ambiano deep-fat fryers

Aldi has issued a precautionary recall of its Ambiano fryers after a potential electrical fault was discovered. If you have an affected model, you should stop using it immediately.

The recall only affects Ambiano mini fryers with a model number 95760 and one of the following barcodes:

  • 20072452
  • 20072476
  • 20072469

All three colours have been recalled - stainless steel, grey and red.

The Aldi Ambiano fryer was one of Aldi's 'special buy' offers. Find out more about the kitchen and home gadgets Aldi has launched in our guide to Aldi and Lidl offers.

How to check if your Aldi fryer is affected

You can usually find the model number and barcode on the underside of a product or on the original box it came in.

If you cannot find this information on your Aldi fryer, stop using it anyway and contact Aldi via email atcustomer.service@aldi.co.uk, or for Ireland use customer.service@aldi.co.ie.

Aldi has advised affected customers to return their mini fryer to their nearest store, where a full refund will be given. To find your nearest Aldi, enter your postcode into the store finder on the Aldi website.

Visit our guide torecalled productsfor more information on what your rights are when a product is recalled and how the regulations can protect you.

Which? campaigning for product safety

At Which?, we're committed to removing potentially dangerous products from people's homes. An alarming 60 house fires a week are started by unsafe products.

That's why we're giving the government until the 16 May 2018 to publish an Action Plan for the Office for Product Safety and Standards.

To find out more or to join our campaign against dangerous products, head to our End Dangerous Products campaign site - more than 82,000 people have already pledged their support.

Deep-fat fryers vs air fryers

Deep-fat fryers have gained a negative reputation in recent years, with fears over oil fires and the health implications of greasy foods contributing to their decline in popularity.

However, newer models tend to be a much safer bet than deep-fat fryers of the past and are great for creating authentic crispy food. Our advice onhow to buy the best fryerto help you to spend your money wisely.

But is an air fryer a better choice? Perceived as healthier, safer and less fiddly than deep-fat models, air fryers are now a popular choice for making chips at home.

Instead of submerging ingredients in oil, air fryers only use a tiny amount and circulate hot air to cook crispy, but not greasy, food. Our Best Buy air fryers round up the models that perform exceptionally in our tough testing.

Supermarket brands have also got in on the act of creating budget air fryers - Lidl has launched its own-brand Silvercrest air fryer. Our experts tried this model out, so visit our review of theLidl Silvercrest air fryer to find out if it's worth buying.