Air fryers have firmly cemented themselves as the modern must-have appliance. They’re the tool of choice if you’re looking for making foods with a crisp finish, while also using less oil thanks to their ability to circulate hot air efficiently.
The cost of living crisis is having a huge impact on budgets and air frying makes a great alternative to turning on the oven for specific ingredients, thanks to the quick heating and cooking times. This often equates to less energy usage and particularly if you’re only heating up a few things.
Their cooking abilities are not just reserved for frying. Many of the best air fryers we’ve put through their paces also have reheat, baking, roasting, dehydrating and grilling functions, too, meaning you can cook a whole host of meals – and even dessert – in your new air fryer.
The majority of the air fryers we’ve tested have an impressively compact footprint. Usually comprised of a drawer – or even two – and a main display unit, the best air fryers are simple and easy to use.
We’ve been looking at a range of retailers to find the biggest deals on our best air fryers. We’ll be constantly checking the air fryers on this list for any changes in price, to ensure you get the biggest and best savings.
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Which retailers have air fryer deals?
- Amazon – find a variety of deals across air fryers, stand mixers, food processors and more
- Currys – savings across a range of small kitchen appliances
- Ninja – find offers across the whole product range
- AO.com – deals on small appliances, coffee machines and more
- Argos – savings available on small domestic appliances
- Appliances Direct – savings on small appliances
- Very – savings online
- Robert Dyas – discounts across selected items in the range
- Wayfair – September offers live
- John Lewis and Partners – offers on homeware
- JD Williams – save up to 50% on home items
Don’t forget, all of these brands are vying for your attention, so will be keeping just as much of an eye on their competitors prices as their own. In the past, we’ve 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 deals on our top air fryers right now
Ninja AF160UK Air Fryer Max 5.2L
Best air fryer for quick baking
Star rating: 5/5
£149£129 at Very | (save £20 or 13%) £149£129 at Currys | (save £20 or 13%) £149£130 at Argos | (save £19 or 13%)
We consistently praise air fryers for their multifunctionality, but not all models come equipped with a wealth of baking functions. The circular non-stick tray inside lends itself well to baking cakes.
As is typical with Ninja models, the Air Fryer Max comes with a good range of cooking options: max crisp, air fry, bake, reheat and dehydrate.
Our reviews experts gave this model a well-deserved 5/5.
Read the full Ninja AF160UK Air Fryer Max 5.2L review
Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer
Best blow-out multifunctional air fryer
Star rating: 5/5
Earning five stars from our BBC Good Food reviews experts, this usually pricy air fryer is one to snap up in the summer sales.
Air fryers are multifunctional as standard, but the Foodi MAX comes with additional health grilling functionalities, too. Plus functions for steaks, joints of meat and even enough space to bake a traybake.
A worthwhile purchase if you’re after a large and powerful air fryer.
Read the full Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer 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 a 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
Tefal ActiFry Genius XL 2in1 YV970840
Best air fryer for versatility
Star rating: 4.5/5
£284.99£194.01 at Amazon | (save £90.98 or 32%) £284.99£199 at John Lewis | (save £85.99 or 30%) £284.99£200 at Argos | (save £84.99 or 30%)
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
Philips Premium Avance air fryer XXL
Best for large families
Star rating: 4.5/5
£299.99£263.08 at Amazon | (save £36.91 or 12%)
This large-capacity air fryer from Philips impressed us with its efficient frying and range of preset functions, which include frozen fries, fish meat, chicken drumsticks, and a whole chicken.
For such a sizeable appliance, it stands to reason that it has a large footprint – but it doesn’t feel bulky or heavy, and the integral cord storage means you can easily tidy it away between meals.
The keep-warm function is a great feature, and meant our chips were still hot and crispy after 20 minutes. We were impressed by the air and heat circulation too, and our lamb chops came out perfectly without us having to turn them while cooking.
Read the full Philips Premium Avance air fryer review
Cuisinart air fryer mini oven
Best mid-range mini oven
Star rating: 4.5/5
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% faster than a conventional oven, which is useful for keeping energy costs down. Some of the dials are a little stiff and the volume timer 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.
How do we find air fryer deals?
When searching for air fryer deals, 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 discounts, 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 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.
All savings percentages have been rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.
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