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Energy savers turn to air fryers

Chef and cookbook author Jenny Tschiesche joined forces with a university professor to extol the virtues of air fryers in a feature on Radio Four’s Sunday news programme Broadcasting House (September 25). The programme highlighted the rising popularity of air fryers and asked to what extent they save energy and money as well as their capacity for cooking a perfect Sunday roast. 

Professor David quoted a new study comparing energy costs of an electric oven and an air fryer when electricity costs rise next month. Cooking a roast dinner every Sunday in a traditional electric oven will cost around £90 a year whereas cooking the roast every week in an air fryer will cost around just £35 for the entire year chef.

Chef Jenny admitted that she prefers chicken roasted in her air fryer. She pointed out the money saving benefits of quicker heating up time (ie just one to three minutes) and much faster cooking times. For example, Jenny claimed that delicious roast potatoes (using pre-soaked potatoes) take just 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile air fryers are currently a major focus for many retailers who are providing advice to help consumers save money.

Above: Robert Dyas is running a campaign to help consumers’ save money.
Above: Robert Dyas is running a campaign to help consumers’ save money.

For example, Robert Dyas’ Spend Well Live Well campaign states air fryers save up to 50%, quoting a BBC news source. Launched back in April, Lakeland’s Spend Smart Live Well campaign, a finalist in the Excellence in Retailer Initiative Award category in the, highlight air fryers along with slow cookers.

In October, Elys in Wimbledon, part of the Morleys Group, is set to run a Shop Smart promotion featuring products that are energy efficient such as air fryers and microwaves.

Top: In line with rising trends, the Tower Xpress Pro Combo 10 in 1 Digital Air Fryer Oven from RKW is one of the Plugged-In product finalists in Excellence in Housewares Awards 2022.


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