Are Air Fryers the Cheapest Way to Cook Chips?

Are air fryers the money saver they're cracked up to be?

A portion of chips cooked in an air fryer.
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Air fryers have rapidly grown in popularity over the last few years. Sky News reported that in September 2022 Argos was selling 1.6 air fryers a minute. They also reported that sales of the best-selling models had risen by over 3,000% since the same time in 2021 and sales of the most popular model, the Ninja AF400UK, have risen by over 22,000% since October 2021. 

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Row 0 - Cell 0 DayWeekMonthYear
Electric Cooker87p£6.09£26.38£316.54
Dual Cooker72p£5.08£22£264.03
Gas Cooker33p£2.32£10.07£120.83
Slow Cooker16p£1.15£4.98£59.76
Jordan Alexander
Food & Drink Editor

I’m Jordan and I’ve been working at MyVoucherCodes since the summer of 2021. Outside of money-saving, I’m a keen musician and guitar player and can regularly be found in a dingy venue somewhere in Bristol or perched in front of my laptop recording. When I’m not doing this you’ll find me exploring the city, watching cult B movies, reading a Stephen King or Murakami novel, or guiding the mighty Bath City to Champions League glory on Football Manager. All the cliches, I know.