Deep Fat Fryer Reviews

When it comes to buying a deep fat fryer you will be presented with many different options some may even claim to provide a healthy eating,fried foods may taste good but you need to know what your buying weather its value for money.There are substantial differences from deep fat fryers and a low fat fryer alternative, in this article we will be looking at deep fat fryer reviews.

Deep Fat Fryer Reviews

Despite looking at chip fryer reviews, that try to portray the low fat cooking with less oil and the variety of foods you can cook with them, there’s not much more you can do, than use them as chip fryers. What if you can use your fryer for different things like southern fried chicken or cod fish.Friday is fish and chips day at our household we go to the local fish market and get cod fish to fry.

Deep frying is method of cooking that is classed as dry cooking method because no water is used.Frying uses high temperature involved and high heat conduction of oil.

While you can fry a variety of foods in them, like sausage, black pudding, fish and of course…chips, you’ll find that you’ll have to change the oil frequently. That can become expensive fast. If you don’t change the oil, you end up with fried foods, that have a tang to them from the foods you used the fryer for the last time.There are  fryers that have a rotating basket, which allows them to use as much as 50% less oil, making your dinners healthier.Philips AirFryer Make Drumsticks

Deep fat fryer reviews can help you find the ones that have the rotating basket feature. That will be listed in the technical details of whichever fryer you’re interested in.

Types of deep fat fryer


These fryers are generally small box shaped fryers which are generally the size of two-slice toaster and takes 1 litre of oil.The basket size tends to hold 350g of chips which is enough for one or two people.Advantage of having compact fryers is you can store them away neatly and suitable for small family. You will also not get any advance features which you find in standard fryers and large fryers.

Mini Deep fat fryers are cheap and tend to sell much quicker than the other fryers due to their price , one of the major factors for these being popular in most kitchens is that they have very short pre-heat time.With Mini Deep fat fryer you can’t overload the fryer because they accommodate small amount chips and overloading them will lead to soggy chips.


Standard fryers tend to be round and square based which have bigger basket capacity then the compact sized fryers. Standard fryer can take up to 2.5 litres of oil to fill, they also allow you to deep fry about 1.3kg  of food so they are suitable for families. On the downside they can take up more space on your counter-top, majority of the fryers we review will be the standard sized fryers.


Now many people will not need large fryers as these are marketed towards large families and small chip shops. Larger models tend to be built from stainless steel material and usually are shaped in a rectangular way. Typical you can fry upto 1.5kg of food and it takes about 2 to 4 litres to fill a large oil bowl. With the larger build you can be sure it takes more counter space to fit in your kitchen. Many of chip fryer reviews contain help information and hints of which best chip fryer to buy as you do not want a fryer that doesn’t cater for your needs.

Once you know the type of deep fat fryer you need we need to start looking at the actual model and which features will be important for you and your family.Deep Fat Fryer Reviews Actifry


You may be thinking  reviews are not going to cover each different feature but actually we do cover all of the features that a typical chip fryer may have.We only review the best fryers on the market and we provide you with the top deals so you can make a good decision.

Whether you’re looking for best chip fryer reviews, or a low fat fryer alternative, you need to consider the capacity of the cooking bowl.For cooking a variety of foods at the same time, you can find some models that comes with a food separator compartment.

Fryer Capacity & Fryer Bowl

You can get some that are large 1.5 KG, to make dinners that will feed up to a family of six, whereas the smaller 1 – 1.2 KG deep fat fryers, can only cater for 2 – 4 people. If your want a big bowl then you will have to look for a larger fryer that caters for big number of people such as the 1.2-1.5kg fryer.  If you think the standard fryer doesn’t cater your needs then you can also have a look at the double deep fat fryer which we believe is ideal for cooking 2 different things at the same time or even stop the mixing of meat and fish.The chip fryer cooking baskets is a metal basket where you put food you want to fry, it is lowered into in the oil and then your food is deep fat fried, a decent fryer will have a hook to balance the basket away from the oil while its not in use and this also used to drain oil off your fried food.


Fryers tend to use a lot of energy and you will notice this when looking through specification of deep fat fryer they typical range from 1400 watts to 1900. I would also ensure you look for a temperature control deep fryer so you can regulate your fried food to the correct heat. Different foods such as fried chicken require lower temperature.
Freshly made chips are favourites for many families as are other party snacks such as spring rolls,samosas and other treats that make many of sure drool for more.The reason many use a fryer compared to pan frying its easier to use an much cleaner and deep fat fryer makes light work of cooking.


When reading deep fat fryer reviews you will want to know if the fryer has temperature control that can be adjusted as you will want to choose the right temperature for frying your food.Many of the best fryers have temperature controls has this allows you to moderate your food.
 Deep Fried Nuggets and Chips
The secret to making perfect home cut chips are easily obtainable on the internet but here at kitchen gadgets we like to share the best chips making recipe with our readers. Potatoes should be peeled and ideally you would want to cut into 1cm thick chips. It is important you keep the size at reasonable length has it will take longer to cook thicker  chips. Next wash them in cold water then let the excess water drain from the chips and let them cool for about 5-10mins. We then ready to blanched them in a fryer of oil at 120C until soft, make sure they are not coloured and then patted dry.
The potatoes are peeled and cut into 1cm thick chips. These are washed, dried and par-boiled, then drained and left to cool. The chips are then blanched in a pan or fryer of oil at 120C until soft, but not coloured, and then patted dry. At the last minute, they go back into the pan at 160C to crisp up – according to David and Si Hairy-Biker, who look like chaps who enjoy a good fish supper, double-frying is “the secret of good chips”.
The chips are then blanched in a pan or fryer of oil at 120C until soft, but not coloured, and then patted dry. At the last minute, they go back into the pan at 160C to crisp up – according to David and Si Hairy-Biker, who look like chaps who enjoy a good fish supper, double-frying is “the secret of good chips”.

Fryer Safety Features

Most new fryers will meet current safety regulations that are required to be met in the UK, it is important to look out for these markings on the back of your deep fat fryer or either on the box. You will find many different CEE regulations attached to products but the one we need to make sure is met for this product is 89/336/CEE which has been modified to 93/68/CEE and 73/23/CEE which has been modified to 93/68/CEE. Regulations are changed sometimes yearly but it is vital that you buy a product the meets the current regulations.

Once you are sure that your product meets the CEE standards you will need to make sure that some of the standard features are available on your chip fat fryer, one feature i feel is important for any deep fryer is thermostat control which helps to control the oil temperature and stop the oil combustion. The most common type of fire is caused by deep fat frying over 4,000 people are injured in theses kinds of fires each year. When deep frying think about what you are doing because you are heating several pints of oil to extremely high temperatures,oil can cause bad burns but most importantly it can go up in flames and its very difficult to put out.

Viewing window is another feature that can help you keep an eye on your food and also keep the oil at bay, when comparing to a normal chip pan for example people leave the lid open and are more likely to get burns from spitting oil. Many fryers come with thermal body which helps to keep the fyers external casing  cool and lowers the chance of  burning your self although the external casing does get hot but its bearable to touch. Another feature to look out for is no slip rubber feet during my first few purchase i had deep fat fryers that would slide across the kitchen worktop easily and when the fryer is in use this can be a dangerous  so always inspect your fryer before buying but many of the fryers these come with this extra grip and stabilisers.

I would also recommend to look at the handle of the fryer tray to make sure its sturdy and good size so you can grip fryer when moving to from each location.Tefal ActiFry AL800240

Best Chip Fryer

Now that we described all the key features you need to look out in a fryer you will need to decide which one will suit you. Personally i can recommend top five deep fat fryers that i believe offer quality,good fried food and value for money.

My favourite deep fat fryer is the Actifiy which only needs a one spoonful of oil to make 1kg of crispy home made chips thats enough to feed 4 people. This Tefal actifry fryer takes 100 less oil than your normal fryer which means you get to enjoy the same fry up without the extra oil. You can even make other frozen food items with just a spoonful of oil!

Top 5 fryers

1.Tefal Actifry
2.Philips AirFryer 
3.Delonghi Roto Fryer
4.Breville Halo Health fryer
5.Tefal Actifry Family

Look out for our deep fat fryer recipe guides and our best chip fryer comparison list.