Low-fat or air fryers surround food with hot air so you can cook with little or no oil. The result should be food that’s crisp on the outside without the added kilojoules of deep-frying. We put air fryers to the test cooking thick-cut fries, skinny french fries and crumbed chicken.
Overall score breakdown
Our overall score is comprised of two subscores.
Performance (70%): Weighted equally on crumbed chicken breast nuggets, thick-cut frozen chips and home-made french fries. We also test new models on chicken wings and roast pork. These tests weren’t conducted on previously tested models so don’t contribute to our performance or overall scores.
Ease of use (30%): Assesses how easy it is to assemble, clean and store the cooker and use its controls.
Running costs calculated on 30 minutes’ use 3 times a week (electricity costs of 25¢/kWh).
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