The ten best fryers
1. Philips Airfryer
No need to pile on the pounds with this machine, which combines circulating hot air with a grill to produce chips that contain 80 per cent less fat than conventional fryers. A food separator allows multiple foods to be cooked at the same time.
Price: £129.77, amazon.co.uk
2. De'Longhi Roto Fryer
This has a clever rotating basket requiring just half the oil of traditional deep fryers. There's a nifty light to tell you when to start frying and double filters to keep cooking smells at bay.
Price: £89, very.co.uk
3. Tefal Actifry Plus
Claiming to be the world's healthiest fryer, this uses a single spoonful of oil to make chips - resulting in fries containing just three per cent fat. No oil at all is required for frozen foods and it also cooks curries, stir-frys and sausages.
Price: £199, Woolworths.co.uk
4. John Lewis Compact Fryer
After a fryer that won't hog all your worktop space? This compact, stainless-steel option boasts fast heating, an adjustable thermostat and a generous 1.1 litre capacity.
Price: £39, johnlewis.com
5. Magimix Pro 500
This fryer gives superb results on a substantial scale. The brushed, finger mark-free stainless steel machine heats up to four litres of oil in just six minutes. Dread cleaning? It's also dishwasher-friendly.
Price: £96.95, baytreecookware.co.uk
6. Lakeland Compact Fyer
A great value, space-saving machine that produces amazing chips and onion rings. Its glass lid means you can check progress while cooking.
Price: £36.99, lakeland.co.uk
7. Morphy Richards
The removable control panels, lid and tank of the Professional Stainless Steel Fryer make for refreshingly easy cleaning, while its cool-touch handles make it reassuringly safe.
Price: £39.99, morphyrichards.co.uk
8. Cookworks Deep Fat Fryer
You can always count on Argos for budget buys. This is incredible value for a fryer that has a removable lid, viewing window, cord storage, variable temperature and oil filter.
Price: £19.99 argos.co.uk
9. De'Longhi CoolZone Fryer
The cool zone under the basket of this fryer prevents fallen food from burning, ensuring the oil stays fresher and cleaner for longer. It has digital controls, an easy-clean system and it's super safe too.
Price: £89.99 sainsburys.co.uk
10. Tefal Oleoclean Deluxe Fryer
There's no need for your kitchen to smell like a greasy spoon with this fryer from Tefal, whose unique technology keeps cooking smells to a minimum. It's also anti-grease and therefore healthier than many of its competitors.
Price: £119.99, lakeland.co.uk
The days of greasy chip pans are long gone thanks to a new breed of almost oil-free fryers.
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