Air fryers are fast becoming a kitchen must-have after it has emerged they are more energy efficient and less costly to run than ovens.
The devices — counter-top machines that cook by rapidly circulating hot air — mimic the effect of deep-fried food with far fewer calories and a fraction of the fat.
Latest machines reduce fat by as much as 80 per cent with the effect that calories are almost halved. Better still, research by energy firm Utilita found that ditching an electric cooker in favour of options such as air fryers and slow cookers could help families save money during the cost of living crisis.
Although the gadgets have been around for years, they’ve soared in popularity in the past 12 months.
Tower has the most extensive range of Air Fryers in the UK and guarantees to meet all your air frying needs. And because only Tower Air Fryers come with Vortx Technology, not only do they cook 30% faster than others they can help you create meals that are virtually fat free.
Try an Air Fryer from the range in our department stores today & you’ll wonder how you manage to live without one!
Our top three choices:
1. Tower 5 in 1 Air Fryer & Smokeless Grill (5.6 Litre) RRP £269.99 Quadrant Price £159.99
Fry, roast, grill or bake your way to deliciously healthy meals with the Tower Vortx 5.6L Air Fryer and Grill with Crisper. Utilising Vortx technology, the hot air rapidly circulates evenly ensuring your ingredients are cooked thoroughly with a crispy texture. Little to no oil is required, all while keeping the same great taste, so you lose the fat not the flavour. Packed with a powerful punch it cooks food 30% faster than a conventional oven, with 500g of fries ready to eat in under 20 minutes.
Hotter than most conventional ovens, the heat soars up to a sizzling 265°C and circulates around your food to expertly chargrill succulent steaks and crisp off breaded chicken. Effortlessly achieve the perfectly cooked steak with the Temperature Ace feature. The air fryer monitors the internal temperature and cooks steak just to your taste, from a juicy medium-rare to a deliciously charred well done. Bring deliciously chargrilled food indoors without the fumes using smokeless grilling. Ideal for a rainy summers day when you can’t get the barbecue out.
2. Tower 4 Litre Air Fryer (1400w power) RRP £99.99 Quadrant Price £59.99
For a healthier alternative to conventional cooking, the large 4 litre Tower digital air fryer is the perfect kitchen companion. Crafted with innovative vortex technology, you only need a small amount of oil. Hot air then circulates evenly around the air fryer, ensuring your ingredients are cooked through with a crisp, golden finish. With 99% less fat than conventional cooking, use your Tower for frying, baking, grilling or roasting. Vortex technology ensures your ingredients are cooked to perfection, with 99% less fat.With clear digital controls, a built-in timer and removable, easy-clean parts, the Tower air fryer couldn’t be more convenient.
3. Tower 3 Litre Air Fryer (1000w) RRP £99.99 Quadrant Price £49.99
Enjoy all of your fried favourites made healthier and quicker with this Vortx Air Fryer from Tower. You can cook with little or no oil without compromising on taste; food loses up to 99% fat, while retaining the same rich fried flavour. Vortx technology uses rapid hot air circulation to enhance crispy textures and cook your food 30% faster than a standard oven, saving you time in the kitchen without sacrificing quality.
Its 3-litre cooking capacity lets you serve more portions for family mealtimes. Its simple to get perfectly-cooked food from the first use; all you need to do is turn the dial controls to set the required cook time and temperature for your recipe. The clean-up is just as easy, thanks to the non-stick coated cooking basket which comes completely clean with a simple hand wash.
So how does an Air Fryer save you money?
With gas and electricity prices soaring recently and no sign of them dropping any time soon, there has never been a better time to look at ways of saving energy and reducing utility bills for the better of your wallet and the environment.
In fact, gas and water bills and energy prices have risen by 30% since this time last year, according to the National Energy Assistance Directors Association. If you are looking at simple ways to slash energy costs then look no further! We have compiled together some helpful information on how using an Air Fryer can kick-start your savings and clamp down on unnecessary energy consumption.
Did you know that if you were to use a conventional fan oven for around an hour per day, it would cost an average of £285 worth of energy to run? Using the same calculation, we have worked out the staggering amount of money and energy saved per year by using the Tower best-selling 1500W Air Fryer and 10-in-1 Air Fryer Oven.
There are simple changes you can make to create a big impact on energy usage – Air Fryer ovens are smaller and more energy-efficient than regular full-size ovens, and adding one to your kitchen can actually save you time and money! We have calculated how much time and energy you can save in five popular foods cooked in an Air Fryer vs a traditional oven.
Air fryers are a fantastic way to cook foods quicker than a conventional oven. As they are smaller than an oven, they are more energy efficient and use Vortx technology to heat food quickly by circulating hot air around the air-frying basket. In order to cook your food quickly, our Air Fryers keep this heat circulation going continuously until your food is ready to eat, and holes in the frying basket make it easier for the hot air to reach all sides of your food.
As they circulate heat evenly, our Air Fryers are a great option to enjoy your favourite fried foods, as they require little to no oil making them a much healthier option.
Shop for Air Fryers in one of our stores today and we’d love you to share what you cook in your air fryers.