12 best air fryers in 2024 UK – we've tested over 30 air fryers to find the very best on the market

Our top 12 best air fryers have been selected from a fully tested line-up of dozens of top rated models

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This article was last updated on the 19th of December 2023. A section was added to show the air fryers that we're currently reviewing. 

The best air fryers make cooking easier than ever before, and more efficient too. We've tested over 30 of these appliances in a variety of different conditions in order to find and curate this list of the top 12 air fryers so that you can invest in one that's really worth your investment. 

Air fryers act as countertop ovens, but there's plenty of variation between different models, with some able to perform up to 15 functions at once. You'll find in-depth reviews linked next to each air fryer in this guide if you want to learn more about a particular air fryer before you invest.

We've been ahead of the curve reviewing a host of air fryers according to our rigorous testing protocol for over two years now, with a particular emphasis on finding models that provide truly great value for money. 

We've tested, and continue to test, all of the air fryers from popular brand names, such as Ninja and Instant, alongside lesser-known brands such as COSORI and Dreo. 

Plus we also have dedicated guides for the best dual zone air fryers and the best air fryers for a family of four if you already know you need more cooking space.

Below you'll find our top-rated, value for money air fryers, along with a thorough breakdown of how we tested each one, our findings on their performances and answers to any questions you may have about these super helpful appliances. 

Best air fryer - the quick list

Not much time to spare on your hunt for the best air fryer? Welcome to our quick guide which allows you to see a choice of sizes, types and prices at a glance.

Best air fryer overall

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The best air fryer money can buy


Size : 32.7 x 49.6 x 31.6cm
Capacity : 10.4 litres or 2 x 5.2 litres
Programs: Max crisp, air fry, roast, bake, reheat, dehydrate, prove
RRP: £269.99

Reasons to buy

The best design on the market 
Option to use 1 large drawer or split into 2
No need to preheat, huge cooking power 
Intuitive to use 

Reasons to avoid

You can't open each side individually 
It's pretty bulky 

The concept of the Ninja Foodi FlexDrawer Air Fryer is simple, but the execution is nothing less than perfect. Instead of choosing between a dual-drawer or single-drawer model, you get both thanks to this new generation of multi-zone air fryers. 

While your old air fryer might have required you to still turn on your oven, you can leave your old built-in appliance behind for good with this kind of flexible capacity. 

We found several other reasons to love this excellent air fryer during our review process. Our expert reviewer Helen mastered everything from a leg of lamb to a toastie during tests, with a perfect cook every time. And seeing as this is a Ninja air fryer, it goes without saying that it’s simple to use, with well-thought-out settings and controls.

It might be too big for single-person households unless you host a lot. And if you have a teeny kitchen, you’ll need to be prepared to find space for it, since it’s quite wide and tall. Furthermore, it’s one of the most expensive Ninja air fryers - a fact that can’t be ignored in your decision about whether to buy.

Having said that, if you’re looking to limit how often you need to turn on your big, power-guzzling oven then look no further than the Ninja Foodi FlexDrawer - it's answered every air fryer conundrum out there. 

Our Ninja Foodi FlexDrawer Air Fryer review has the full details.

Best air fryer under £100