Ninja Foodi MAX AG551UK review

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 verdict: First-class air frying

The Ninja Foodi MAX health grill and air fryer comes with a hefty price tag, but if you can splash out then it’s worth every penny. It’s simply one of the best air fryers we’ve tested thanks to its many functions, the ingenuity of its ‘smart cooking system’, and its high cooking performance.

Pros
  • Fantastic cooking
  • Multifunctional
  • Easy to use
  • Has a helpful cooking probe
Cons
  • Heavy
  • Expensive for a small cooking appliance

Tefal Actifry Genius XL 2in1 YV970840 review

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84%

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 verdict: The money-no-object option

This air fryer is impressive in every measure – cooking amazing chips and chicken quickly, with easy-to-use controls and its all dishwasher safe. The auto programs make it more versatile than most air fryers, too, as it can make wet dishes like casseroles and curries. And the extra cooking tray lets you cook two different foods at once.

Pros
  • Fantastic frying
  • Extra versatility with the cooking tray and auto programs
  • Easy to use and dishwasher safe
  • Clear lid lets you watch the cooking
Cons
  • Size makes it difficult to store and take up a lot of room on the counter top

Ninja OL750UK Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker review

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79%
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Which? verdict: Brilliant behemoth air fryer

The Ninja OL750UK Ninja Foodi Max 15-in-1 is one of the best air fryers we’ve tested, creating golden-brown food that’s crispy but not dried-out. It has many extra features as well, so whether it’s worth a purchase depends on how many cooking functions you need. But as an air fryer alone, it’s exceptional.

Pros
  • Top cooking performance
  • Loads of cooking functions
  • Easy to use
  • Well-built appliance
  • Large capacity
Cons
  • Takes up a lot of worktop space
  • Storing accessories can be a hassle

Ninja AF100UK Air Fryer review

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79%

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 verdict: Fantastic cooking

Ninja’s debut air fryer offering impressed in our tests – it’s a worthy Best Buy. It can cook fantastic chips quickly and the chicken it made really impressed us. It’s not the most energy efficient model we’ve tested, and it’s a little complicated to set up initially, but these minor niggles don’t detract from the fact it’s one of the best fryers we’ve ever tested.

Pros
  • Fantastic at cooking chips and chicken
  • Dishwasher-safe parts
  • The basket feels well-built and is easy to handle
  • Comes with a great recipe booklet
Cons
  • It can take longer to set up most other air fryers
  • Not energy efficient

Tefal FZ773840 ActiFry Genius + review

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77%
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 verdict: More pluses than minuses

The Tefal ActiFry Genius+ FZ773840 is a highly versatile appliance which merges ease of use with a plethora of features and programmes to help you cook the meals you want. It’s another ActiFry Best Buy, offering a cheaper alternative to the Genius XL and the Genius XL 2in1.

Pros
  • Consistently cooks great meals
  • Self-stirring function
  • Smart auto programmes
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • On the loud side
  • Limited quantity

Tefal ActiFry Genius XL review

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76%

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 verdict: Perfect chips

The ActiFry Genius XL makes it easy to cook tasty, fluffy chips and is also good at cooking chicken. Good results for overall quality of cooking, taste and ease of use make it a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Very good at cooking chips and chicken
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Loud
  • Gets very hot
  • More expensive than others

Ninja OP350UK review

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76%
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 verdict: Great air fryer that does a lot more

This multi-cooking pressure cooker works so well as an air fryer that we’ve made it a Best Buy. It’s a little excessive if you just want to cook low-oil chips quickly, but if you want versatility then the Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Multi-Cooker 6L OP350UK is in a class of its own.

Pros
  • Brilliant at cooking chips
  • Does a great job with meat
  • Nine different functions
  • Easy to operate
Cons
  • Surplus to requirements if you want to air fry only
  • No viewing window
  • No cord storage

Instant Pot Vortex 4-in-1 review

£99.99Typical price

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75%
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 verdict: Versatile and effective

The Vortex 4-in-1 is among the best air fryers we’ve tested, making it a Best Buy. It has many functions and it’s effective at air frying, roasting, baking and reheating while staying relatively fuss-free. If you’re looking for a versatile air fryer that can cook numerous recipes quickly, it’s worth a look.

Pros
  • Many functions and cooking modes
  • High-quality cooking performance
  • Easy to use with well-made joints
Cons
  • Bulky
  • Single-tray
  • Not the fastest

Ninja Foodi Dual Zone AF300UK review

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74%
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verdict: Nearly brilliant

The Ninja Foodi Dual Zone AF300UK is a great air fryer and its two cooking zones make for quicker and more versatile cooking. But this heavyweight air fryer is just shy of a Best Buy, falling short of perfection in cooking performance and ease of use. Despite this, it’s an attractive option for anybody who needs to air fry multiple foods simultaneously.

Pros
  • Dual-zone technology is efficient and useful
  • Cooks great chicken
  • Lots of options for customisation
  • Impressive capacity
Cons
  • Large and heavy
  • Controls are overwhelming at first
  • Can’t see food while cooking

Russell Hobbs Cyclofry Plus 22101-56 review

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73%

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 verdict: The tastiest chips in the game

Although this air fryer is flawed, the chips it makes are spectacular. If you can put up with long cooking times and scrubbing the basket after you’ve eaten, then this air fryer is certainly the ticket to delicious, healthier chips.

Pros
  • Excellent chips
  • Chicken turns out well
  • Clear instructions
Cons
  • An hour-long wait for chips
  • Difficult to clean
  • Some usability niggles

Philips HD9260/91 review

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73%
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verdict: Big in size, big in quality

The Philips Essential Air Fryer XL HD9260/91 is a great appliance for batch cooking delicious fried goodies with less oil than you would otherwise need. It’s got the capacity, quality and ease of use to make for a solid kitchen companion. And though it’s not among the best, it’s not far off either.

Pros
  • Can feed up to five in one batch
  • Great-quality food
  • Can program your own presets
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Lack of automatic programs out of the box
  • No cooking window
  • Hefty

Ninja OP450UK review

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72%
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 verdict: Versatile and high quality

The Ninja OP450UK cooks well enough, but it’s not as good as the Ninja OP350UK, which is a little smaller but has two extra cooking modes (yoghurt and dehydrate). It makes delicious food but it’s not top class, so its high price is hard to justify

Pros
  • Good cooking
  • Easy to program and use
  • Large capacity
  • Seven different cooking functions
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No viewing window
  • High energy use

Instant Pot Pro Crisp 11-in-1 review

£259.00Typical price

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72%
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 verdict: Not bad

The Instant Pot Pro Crisp 11-in-1 has a lot going for it but doesn’t quite match up to our Best Buy air fryers. It makes decent chips and sensational chicken, but it’s very heavy and there’s no viewing window.

Pros
  • Makes excellent chicken and very good chips
  • Lots of cooking options
Cons
  • Extremely heavy
  • No viewing window

Tefal FZ727840 ActiFry Advance review

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71%
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 verdict: Makes air frying a breeze

The Tefal FZ727840 ActiFry Advance is a brilliant air fryer, although it lacks the versatility we expect from the very best. But for essential frying tasks, including crispy chips and juicy chicken, it’s a worthwhile purchase we don’t think you will regret.

Pros
  • Self-stirring paddle is excellent
  • Good cooking quality
  • Straightforward to use
  • Large capacity
Cons
  • Lack of automatic programs to choose
  • No extra features

Instant Pot Duo Crisp & Air Fryer review

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71%
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 verdict: Behemoth of modest quality

This big air fryer cooks up delicious chips and chicken, and if you’re after a pressure cooker too then it’s incredibly versatile. But it’s not among the best air fryers we’ve tested because of small but significant flaws. Whether you buy it or not will come down to how many of its 11 cooking features you actually need.

Pros
  • Hugely versatile
  • Easy to program
  • Great for big batches of cooking
Cons
  • Takes up a lot of storage space
  • Slow
  • Doesn’t always create a delicious brown crisp on chips

Morphy Richards Health Fryer 480003 review

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70%

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 verdict: Truly delicious chips

This is an impressive air fryer that makes absolutely wonderful chips.

Pros
  • Exceptionally tasty chips
  • Great results when stirred regularly
  • Cooks quickly
  • Chicken turns out well
  • Particularly quiet
  • Easy to use and store away
Cons
  • Chips aren’t great if not stirred regularly
  • Fairly slow to heat up
  • Could be easier to cook food and clean the appliance

Philips HD9218 Daily Collection Air Fryer review

£90.00Typical price

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70%
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 verdict: Good food, fast

This is a very good air fryer overall, though you’ll need to stir chips regularly for the best results.

Pros
  • Good results cooking chips and chicken
  • Quick
  • Energy efficient
  • Cool-touch surfaces
  • Good instructions
  • Easy-to-use basket
Cons
  • Chips cooked to instructions aren’t great
  • Takes a little while to heat up
  • Not the quietest
  • No indicator lights
  • Could be easier to clean and store

DeLonghi IdealFry FH2133.W review

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69%

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verdict: Inconsistent cooking

Inconsistent cooking is the downfall of this air fryer. While the chicken we fried up was perfect, the chips left a lot to be desired. It isn’t dishwasher safe, either. All-in-all, we think you can get better Best Buy air fryers for less.

Pros
  • Fantastic at cooking chicken
  • Can fry a large amount quickly
  • Simple controls
  • Has a viewing window
Cons
  • Chips are fried unevenly
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Big and heavy
  • Manual isn’t very helpful for troubleshooting

Ninja Foodi Multi-Cooker OP300UK review

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67%

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 verdict: Fantastic Food(i)

There is a lot to like about the Ninja Foodi, including the golden, crispy and fluffy chips it can make. But the size, weight and lack of pre-set functions means it isn’t as user friendly as other air fryers or multi-cookers.

Pros
  • Lots of cooking functions and settings
  • Good at air frying chips and chicken
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Easy to use controls
Cons
  • Wasteful with energy
  • Really large and heavy
  • No pre-set options

Ninja AF400UK Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer review

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verdict: Large, but not great

Like the smaller AF300UK before it, the The Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer AF400UK is a little average when it comes to cooking performance. Its strength is that it enables you to cook two different foods with separate times and using separate functions. But unless a large capacity is very important to you, we’d recommend the AF300UK instead.

Pros
  • Cooks two meals at once
  • Easy to use
  • Offers a lot of customisation
Cons
  • Underwhelming cooking performance when full
  • No window to see what you’re cooking