Air fryers are one of the most unexpected star buys of 2022, with 40% of UK adults now using one. The only problem? Trying to find one in stock.
But, there are some gems still to be had in the Black Friday sales. We've scoured the high street to find top-rated versions that aren't only available to add to your basket ASAP. We're all after additional savings this November, so we've found a handful of highly recommended air fryers that are currently seeing savings of up to £90.
So, what's all the air fryer fuss about? Well, they're space- and cost-efficient. Some brands have completed energy tests against convection and fan ovens with impressive results, such as the Daewoo's Halogen Air Fryer (now reduced to just £39.99) claiming to to be up to 73% cheaper to run.
It largely boils down to timing. Air fryers heat up in around two minutes, with homemade chips cooked to perfection in 15 minutes and most meals cooked in under 30. Therefore, speedy cooking not only means quicker and easier meals (with less washing up), but also using less energy.
Best Black Friday air fryer deals 2022
Daewoo 17L Halogen Air Fryer Low Fat Oven | £39.99 (Was £89.99) from Robert Dyas
This is one of the most affordable options we have come across, coming in at just £39.99. It may look small, but it's actually mighty with a 17 litre capacity -plus an extra 5 litre capacity with its extended ring, when needed.
It has also been energy-tested and claims to save up to 73% of energy compared to an electric oven. With just under £700 reviews, it's fair to say it has been tried and tested with customers saying they "can't recommend it highly enough", while others add it "uses very little electricity so is very economical."
Tefal Actifry Advance | £99.99 (Was £149.99) from Aldi
Another great option coming in at under £100 is the Tefal Actifry Advance which has been slashed by £50 in Aldi's Black Friday sale. The gadget uses a clever combination of flowing hot air and an automatic stirring paddle that ensures your food is crisped evenly.
Daewoo XL Digital Double Dual Drawer Air Fryer | £149.99 (Was £239.99) from Robert Dyas
This is one of the biggest air fryers currently up for grabs this Black Friday. The 8 litre gadget features two 4 litre cooking drawers, meaning it has huge capacity, making it perfect for cooking for all the family. Reduced by £90 in Robert Dyas’ Black Friday sale, it’s also currently one of the best deals, so we don’t think it will be around for long.
Daewoo 5L Digital Air Fryer - Black | £69.99 (Was £119.99) from Robert Dyas
Reduced by £50, this Daewoo Air Fryer has a five litre capacity and rapid air circulation heating, meaning things cook evenly and super quickly. It also has easy to clean parts that are dishwasher safe which is always an added bonus.
Instant Pot® Duo Crisp™ & Air Fryer, 8L | £159.99 (Was £199.99) from John Lewis
As one of the more expensive air fryers on the market, the Instant Pot® Duo Crisp™ & Air Fryer has earned its pricier price tag. It's much more than an air fryer, with a pressure cooker option allowing you to sauté, steam, slow cook, sous vide and warm.
Customers say it "it can make a huge range of dishes", while others are impressed with how much it can hold and how quickly it cooks: "A roast chicken is 30 mins is a game changer."
Plus, you can currently save £40 off at John Lewis.
Tefal Actifry Genius in White | £163 (Was £249) from AO.com
The Tefal Actifry Genius doesn't just look good, it gets the job done. Its 1.7kg capacity will feed the whole family while its nine different settings will ensure you're able to cook almost anything. Plus, its Dual Motion technology means it moves the food as it's cooking so everything cooks evenly.
The reviews speak for themselves, with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5. "This Tefal Actifry is something fantastic. delicious food is prepared in it and it is not dry. I recommend it for meat and potatoes, but almost anything can be prepared in seconds."
ActiFry Genius+ Air Fryer - Black | £158 (Was £219) from Very
This is the same Tefal air fryer, but in black for those who prefer darker appliances. It's also slightly cheaper at £158 instead of £163 - that's a £61 saving.
Just like its counterpart, the reviews are excellent with many saying it's "fantastic compared to other models on the market".
Salter EK2818 3.2L Hot Air Fryer | £49.99 (Was £99.99) from Robert Dyas
This Salter EK2818 3.2L Hot Air Fryer has been in high demand and now has a £50 saving.
It has a 3.2 litre capacity and a non-stick cooking basket can be easily removed to make it super easy to clean.
Shoppers say they were "amazed at its versatility" and have seen from their smart meter that it's indeed saving them money through using less energy.
Tower Vortx Digital 4L Air Fryer | £69.99 (Was £79.99) from Robert Dyas
The Tower Vortx Air Fryer has Vortx technology designed to need very minimal oil for healthier cooking, using up to 99% less fat than other cooking methods.
Not convinced? The reviews might sway you: "Bought this a month ago and has changed my life. The quality of cooking is amazing, completely different results to my oven in half the time...Can't believe i didn't purchase one sooner."
Salter Dual Air Fryer Large Double Basket | £251.99 (Was 279.99) from eBay
The real differentiator between this Salter Dual Air Fryer and the others on the market is the double basket. It means you can cook multiple produce alongside each other to save even more time and energy. We'll take it. The compact air fryer has been described as "simple to use" with one review saying: "Love this item. Cooked spaghetti sauce in it for the first time and it was so easy!"
Tefal EasyFry Compact Air Fryer | £75 (Was £94) on AO.com
The Tefal brand comes well regarded in the air fryer space and this Tefal EasyFry Compact is no exception. Its main selling point? It's compact appearance. It's a great choice for people who haven't got loads of space to play with in their kitchens. But, don't worry, it's not short on space in the drum, with a generous 0.4kg capacity.
Customers say it "fits perfectly on our worktop" and that "food comes out delicious".
Ninja Foodi MAX 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker 7.5L OP500UK | £199.99 (Was £229.99) from Ninja
Lastly, if you want super versatility, this nine-in-one multi-cooker has numerous functionalities, including air frying. Ninja has put its energy usage to the test too, by cooking sausages both in the multi-cooker's air fry function versus conventional ovens and discovered it used 40% less energy.
It can also pressure cook, slow cook, steam, bake/roast, sear/sauté, grill and dehydrate. Ninja is one of the leading air fryer brands, so unsurprisingly, due to demand all of their standalone air fryers are currently out of stock, so this multi-functional device is currently your best bet at getting a Ninja before Christmas.
Just how good is it? Well one shopper said "I haven’t used my oven since my Ninja arrived".