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Aldi has brought back its £60 air fryer, plus its dual-basket appliance that rivals Ninja’s

These energy-saving kitchen appliances serve up crispy chips, casseroles, chicken and more

Daisy Lester
Tuesday 02 May 2023 09:59 BST
These models are hundreds of pounds cheaper than some market leaders
These models are hundreds of pounds cheaper than some market leaders (iStock/The Indepenent)

If rustling up healthy meals with minimal effort sounds too good to be true, let us introduce you to air fryers. The kitchen gadget not only serves up fried food using little to no oil but is recommended as being far more cost effective compared with cookers.

Creating deliciously crispy finishes without having to resort to a deep-fat fryer, the do-it-all kitchen appliance has multiple functions, including dehydrating, roasting, rotisserie and more.

Plus, energy provider Utilita has stated air fryers are more energy-efficient than your usual cooker – which, for example, costs 87p a day to run, while an air fryer will set you back just 14p a day.

With soaring energy bills and the rising cost of living, it may be time to invest in one of these handy appliances for your own cooking arsenal. Luckily, Aldi has relaunched two bargain air fryers that look set to rival market-leaders and will help you make the switch. Dropping in store last month and costing £89.99, its dual-basket appliance that rivals Ninja’s similar model (£269.99, was met with such great demand it’s now completely sold out online. But, if you missed out, the good news is it’s available in store.

Better still, the supermarket has just brought back its sell-out extra large air fryer that costs just £59.99 and is available to buy online. Offering a fuss-free and healthier cooking experience, it’s a no-brainer to invest. Here’s everything you need to know – including two more IndyBest-rated budget air fryers.

Ambiano dual-basket air fryer: £89.99, – available in store


From crispy chips to breakfast hash browns, salmon, chicken, casseroles or pancakes, the low-fat Aldi air fryer is your shortcut to healthier meals in less time. Designed with two heating elements and motors to cook separate foods at the same time, the appliance has seven helpful pre-settings.

There’s also reheat, defrost and keep-warm functions, as well as adjustable temperature controls, built-in timer function, digital touch-screen and cool-touch handles.

With its two 4l-capacity baskets, there’s more than enough room to rustle up healthy meals for the entire family, while the fryer’s sleek black colourway will slot into your kitchen seamlessly.

With the cost-of-living crisis and energy prices rising at a worrying rate, many people can benefit from a cost-effective air fryer. Research from energy-supplier Utilita and supermarket Iceland have found air fryers are significantly cheaper to run than electric ovens and, according to the same data, using an air fryer could save you roughly £285 a year.

Though sold out online, you can find Aldi’s dual-basket air fryer in store now.

Available in store now

Aldi XXL air fryer: £59.99,


With its extra large 5l capacity, Aldi’s air fryer is ideal for families or large households. Offering full flavour with far less fat, the appliance will help cut down on both time and energy. From grilled halloumi to chicken nuggets, fries and frozen vegetables, the model will help streamline your dinner time. More than £100 cheaper than similar 5l air fryers on the market, the budget supermarket’s model is sure to fly off the shelves. From 7 May, you’ll also be able to buy it in-store.

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If you miss out on Aldi’s bargain air fryers, there are plenty of affordable options in our tried-and-tested round-up of the best air fryers. To whet your appetite, we’ve included a couple of options below.

Salter EK4548 dual air fryer, £149.99,

(Lauren Cunningham)

Our favourite air fryer, Salter’s dual-basket model covered all bases, “with its relatively large baskets, countless cooking options and incredibly easy-to-use design,” according to our reviewer. Rustling up everything from steaks and shrimp to cakes and even bread, it is a “one-stop shop for almost any foodie, no matter what you’re after.”

Better still, “it can even be timed to ensure the contents of both baskets will finish cooking at the same time, giving you a full meal without the faff.”

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Tower xpress pro combo 200W 11l 10-in-1 digital air fryer: £125,


“You’ll get way more than a new way of cooking chips with this machine, which is more like a table-top oven than an air fryer,” our reviewer said. Boasting a whopping 11l capacity, the appliance has 10 cooking functions, including grill, roast, toast, bake, grill and dehydrate. “We were especially impressed by the rotisserie function, which can be used to make juicy kebabs better than any takeaway, or cook a small chicken in less than an hour,” our tester added.

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