Best air fryers from Ninja, Philips, Tefal and more

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If you've recently moved or are looking to refresh your culinary skills, an air fryer is a modern kitchen essential.

These handy appliances circulate hot air around the machine to bake food, requiring a small amount of oil, meaning cooking chips will be healthier, but still delicious.

The biggest selling point of air fryers is how versatile they are. With the right machine, you can use it to cook meat, fish, vegetables, cookies, and even cakes.

That's not all. They can be easy to clean, compact enough to store in the smallest of kitchens and can be enjoyed by big and small families.

We've done the hard work for you and handpicked the best air fryers you can shop now. From leading brands such as Tefal, Philips, Ninja and more, there's a model in our round-up that spans a range of budgets and cooking needs. We'll see you at the checkout...

Best air fryers

Ninja AF100UK Air Fryer | £99.99 from John Lewis

Ninja has an array of air fryer designs for large and small families. This particular model has five-star reviews from John Lewis customers, one said: "This is such an amazing gadget! Makes life in the kitchen so much easier. Cooks food better than the oven - nice, crisp outside and fluffy inside to chips, hash browns etc. Reheats croissants perfectly!"

Best air fryers from Ninja, Philips, Tefal and more

Tower T17039RGB Vortx 5-in-1 Digital Air Fryer | £99.99 (Was £129.99) from Amazon

This design from Tower is the number one bestselling air fryer on Amazon with more than 5,000 reviews. It can be used for air frying, dehydrating, baking and roasting in 11 litres of space, making it perfect for larger families. Additionally, it can cook food 30 per cent faster than a conventional oven, so mealtimes will be easier.

Lakeland Digital Compact Air Fryer | £74.99 from Lakeland

If you have a smaller kitchen with less surface space, try this Lakeland air fryer for size. Neat and compact, it's ideal if you're cooking for up to two people, needing just one teaspoon of oil and a simple interface to navigate.

Salter EK2818 Air Fryer | £53.99 from Currys

From side dishes to main meals, this Salter air fryer is on hand to create delicious food ranging from fried chicken, fish fingers, chips and more. It has a 3.2 litre capacity – all you need to do is choose the right temperature and set a timer, then put your feet up while it does all the cooking for you.

Tower T17025 Vortx Compact Air Fryer | £43.78 (from £44.99) from Amazon

Another popular choice from Amazon shoppers is this smaller air fryer, coming in at 1.5 litres. Reasonably priced with the ability to fry, roast, grill and bake, there's an abundance of meals you can make with it. Fast to cook and easy to clean, it's perfect for single households.

Power Airfryer XL Health Fryer | £89.99 from Currys

This five-litre air fryer from Currys heats up to 400 degrees and can lock in flavour and moisture while keeping chips crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. It also has an odour filter too, along with six cooking functions to air fry, grill, bake, sauté, roast and steam. Best of all, it has non-stick, dishwasher safe parts so keeping it clean will be a doddle.

Morphy Richards 480003 Air Fryer | £69.95 (£98.99) from Amazon

For perfectly-cooked chips, steak, fish or vegetables, this Morphy Richards air fryer does everything you need for easy, quick dinners that don't compromise on flavour. It uses less oil than a traditional deep fat fryer, and the rapid air technology means less saturated fat in your meals.

Tefal ActiFry Genius XL 2-in-1 YV970840 Health Air Fryer | £214 from John Lewis

If you're time-conscious when it comes to dinner, look no further than this Tefal Actifry 2-in-1. There are two separate trays, so you can use one for chips, the other for chicken – or whichever combo you like. As a result, everything will cook together and can be ready at the same time, without needing to keep an eye on an oven timer.

Sage The Combi Wave 3-in-1 | £399.99 from Lakeland

Whether you're cooking dinner or baking some sweet treats, this 3-in-1 device from Sage is the ultimate versatile machine. It has three functions; an air fryer, convection oven and microwave, so while it's not the smallest air fryer you can buy, it's so useful that if you're limited on space, it'll save you needing three separate appliances.

Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Air Fryer | £80 from Amazon

If you're looking to use less oil in your cooking, this Russell Hobbs air fryer is the best place to start. It has a two-litre capacity, a 60-minute tower with an automatic switch off and dishwasher safe parts, so it's a no-brainer to use. Our favourite feature however is the two drawers which allow you to cook meat, fish and vegetables separately at the same time.

Philips HD9252/91 Air Fryer | £149 from Currys

This Philips air fryer fits four portions in an easy to clean device that has a non-stick surface and dishwasher-safe parts. Need some inspiration for your mealtimes? You can use the NutriU app to create personalised recipes and save meal plans all in one place, so deciding what to have for dinner every day won't be a chore.

Air Fryer 7L | £99.99 from Amazon

This touch-screen air fryer is slick without breaking the bank. There are seven presets, a seven-litre capacity and multiple cooking functions. Allowing you to cook for six people, the removable frying basket is easy to clean and it has a memory function to enable you to save your favourite meals.

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