Air Fryers and Deep Fat Fryers Forget French fries, chunky chips are quintessentially British, and home-made ones, crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy to taste, are hard to beat. Thankfully, we’ve moved on from the days of the chip pan full of oil, and the new generation of dry fryers are everything you would expect them to be – safe, clean and ultra-efficient. You no longer have to rely solely on deep fat fryers for perfect chips; low-fat air fryers can achieve equally tasty – but healthier – results. Not just for chips Although they do make the best golden chips – and we mean the best – the air fryer is so much more than just a mere chip fryer. It’s great for cooking all kinds of foods in a healthier, lighter way. From pork chops and crispy duck, to fish fillets, juicy chicken breasts, sizzling steaks and even tarts and cupcakes. A healthier way to fry Whilst all electric fryers are quick and efficient, you’ll find that air fryers use significantly less oil due to their ability to circulate hot air around the fryer. This can reduce the fat content of our favourite foods such as chips to as little as 3%. Some fryers can be used for a variety of cooking tasks from risottos to curries, meaning they can quickly become an essential multi-functional small kitchen appliance. Space-saving frying Not everyone has a kitchen big enough to house a deep fat fryer, or even a regular-sized air fryer. The Lakeland Digital Compact Air Fryer cooks crispy golden fries (and more) with barely a drop of oil and without taking over your whole kitchen. Essentially a sleek, stripped-down version of its larger counterpart (the Lakeland Digital Crisp Air Fryer), the small footprint of this compact fryer will free up worktop space for other food prep tasks, while your chips, chicken, steak or scampi cook away inside. And it doesn’t skimp on portion sizes either – with a 1.6-litre working capacity, it’s plenty big enough to cook more than enough chips for two. Twice the frying fun Wouldn’t it be great if you could air fry two different kinds of food at the same time without buying two separate machines? Well now you can. As their name implies Dual Drawer Air Fryers have two baskets, each with an independent heating element, which means you can cook two things at different temperatures at the same time, and programme their cooking cycles to finish at different times – or at the same time, if you prefer. Accessories can make all the difference Air frying isn’t just about throwing some chips into the basket and waiting for them to cook – perhaps it was a few years ago, but times have changed since then. Breville’s Halo Rotisserie Air Fryer Oven has a number of exciting fryer accessories that take air frying to a whole new level. With a rotisserie spit, handling fork, 3.2-litre mesh basket and three air flow racks, the possibilities are almost endless. Perfectly roasted chicken, anyone? The evolution of deep fat frying From fish and chips to churros and calamari, deep fat fryers are a wonderful invention. And with a 3-litre basket, adjustable time and temperature controls and a viewing window so you don’t over-do them, the Lakeland Electric Deep Fat Fryer is more than up to the job. Deep fat fryers have also evolved to include effective filters to prevent heavy cooking oil odours filling the whole house and viewing windows so you can easily see your food cooking. When it comes to an oil change, it’s easy thanks to easy-drain features, and we’ve got ways to help you get rid of the used oil in a planet-friendly way too. Whichever fryer you choose, you can count on crisp, tasty results that will keep you coming back for more.