10 Great Ways To Bring In Extra Money & Many More Bonus Ways Too!

Aghh ! I need extra money before the end of this month!

Sound familiar right?

how to earn extra cash fast

Most of us have been here at some point in our lives, and it isn’t a nice place to be.

So, we wanted to create the ultimate list of extra ways to make money that you can refer back to any time you like.

 

 

1: Blogging.

A long term income maker

Not so much of a quick earner, but most certainly a way of generating longer term income by simply writing about whatever interests you.

Blogging can be whatever you want it to be.  It can be a little like writing a diary entry.  Let’s say you are starting a weight loss journey.  You write a new post every day documenting your progress, include pictures and how you feel and link to things that have helped you out.

You can share your blog on social media, and with time and your progress you will start to see visitors (aka traffic) coming to your website.

You can literally write about anything.  Model car building?  Race horse appreciation? Cookery?  The good thing about the internet is you can attract like minded people right across the world.

How to earn money from blogging:

To make money with this idea, you can put adverts on your blog.  See these Google adsense stories.  Google will show adverts to your website visitors.  If the visitor clicks on an advert you will earn a small amount.

If you’re a bit of an expert you could even write a short “how to” guide, turn it into a downloadable document, and charge people a fee to download your “secrets”.  You can make a vast sum of money if you do it right.  You could take this concept further still and create a membership site where you charge people monthly amounts to access your monthly tips.  Imagine 200 people paying you just £7 a month.

 

 

2: Selling your old stuff.

A short term FAST income maker

Most people have got a few old things lying around in cupboards, garages and lofts.  Furniture always sells well, and fast.  Cupboards, beds and desks.  If you haven’t used something for 12 to 18 months then why not sell it and turn it into cold cash.  You could if desperate take it to one of the many pawn shops around your town centre.

How to earn money from selling your old bits and bobs:

This one is straight forward.  You can save up all your old stuff and get up early one weekend and go and set up a stall at a car boot / flea market.  Charge super cheap for your old bits (50p, £1, £5 etc.) and it will fly out.  People will happily pay 50p for an old Teddy (if in great condition), and you’ll be surprised at how quickly it all adds up.  You get space in your home and could easily make a days wages for just a few hours one morning.

Another way to sell your items, is to join one of the thousands of “things for sale in “your local area”” groups on Facebook.  Take a picture and write a short description and with any luck you’ll get people asking.  Be realistic with what you want for the item.  Don’t expect top prices, it’s a bit like a car boot but you can charge a bit more.  Furniture always does very well, as does electronics.  Many people will ask you if you can deliver it to them.  If so don’t fear about charging the cost of fuel Websites like https://journeyprice.co.uk/ will help you figure out the cost of fuel.

If you get bitten by the bug with this, you can start looking out for other peoples items that are cheaper than market price to re-sell.  If you find someone giving away for free, or selling a set of drawers for say £5 and you know it’ll sell for at least £20 then that would be a good buy (as long as it’s in great condition!) – many people just want to get rid and can’t be bothered with the hassle of trying to sell things.

 

 

3: Start a Youtube channel.

A long term income maker

It may sound strange but you can start to build a following on Youtube.  How much fun do you think it would be making fun videos and popping them on Youtube?  People are making good money, with time and good content and regular uploads of videos.

The idea is you upload videos regularly.  Make them interesting and of great quality.  You can earn anywhere from a few hundred to a full time income in your first 12 months if all goes well (and some do go on to earn incredible revenues each year)

The creator academy on Youtube is a great place to start looking for how to get into this and will answer all of your questions.

How to earn money from setting up a Youtube channel:

The key thing here is to build up a loyal and engaged following, and not to think about the money.  This is done through the creation of regular great content that your followers will enjoy.

In each of your videos ask your fans to subscribe to your channel and hit the “bell” icon for notifications.

Once you begin to gain engaged fans, and have managed to get 4000 hours of viewing time in your previous 12 months and have at least 1000 subscribers you can apply to join the Youtube partner program, which is how you’ll start to earn money.

Youtube will begin showing ads on your videos very now and then.  Typically 50% of the time.  If somebody interacts with the ad you will earn a percentage of the cost of the ad.

As a very rough estimate it can vary from about £1.50 per 1000 views on average up to “the sky is the limit”.  It’s not uncommon for people to  earn 3 to 4 figures a month within a year or so.

How much do people earn?  simple.  Go to https://socialblade.com and enter the username of someone on Youtube who is doing well and the site will give estimations of their monthly earnings.

4: Start a company.

A short term AND long term income maker

This basically ties in all of the part time or spare time things you might enjoy and looking to do things properly, and turn them into much bigger things that give you money week after week.

Initially you don’t need to worry too much about all the technicalities.  Just get yourself a bank account in the name of your company and “you are in business”.

Keep records of every single transaction, profit on each transaction, and separately kep note of all your expenses (fuel, materials, advertising etc.)

One of the BIGGEST takeaways from this is to provide an exceedingly GREAT service.

The feeling you get when someone recommends “you” can not be beaten, ever.

How to earn money from setting up your own company

In general, you will either be selling products, or selling a service.

  • If selling products, you need to be able to make them, or source them for less than what you can sell them for.  For example, buy 1000 fidget spinners (when they were popular) for £50p each and sell them to people for £3 each.  You can find bulk suppliers online (www.alibaba.com is a trusted way to connect to overseas suppliers), and you can always look for bargain products at car boots and eBay or facebook.
  • If making products, then it is just a matter of your time invested, and with a view to eventually being able to make an above average hourly rate.  I’d aim to get to the point where you can generate a bare minimum of £20 to £40 per hour in turnover (to pay you a wage, pay for insurances, premises and other expenses).

 

  • If you are selling a service then make sure you stick to the following:
  • Always turn up when you say you do, in most cases.  If you can’t then communication with the customer is essential.  You will lose customers SO FAST if you don’t keep them informed.
  • Charge a price that reflects an above average hourly rate (as above).  You do not need to charge cheap if you provide a good service.
  • Always be very polite, close gates behind you etc.
  • A uniform makes a big difference, as does your appearance (being clean and well groomed).
  • Printed leaflets don’t cost the earth and help set you apart from the other competing customers.

 

 

5: Sweatcoin.

A long term income maker

Ok so this company is a legitimate way to earn extra money, just don’t expect to make an extra £200 a week!  In all likelihood you can earn an extra £20 to £30 once or twice a year just for walking.  If you walk anyway, might as well earn from it, right?  Install it (click here) and just leave it on.

We like the word free 🙂

So the app runs in the background, and requires a good GPS signal.  You have to make sure your phone’s GPS signal is turned on.

Note:  As it’s using GPS it will be eating some of your data so keep an eye on things.  if you get a good data allowance anyway then you won’t have anything to worry about.  Also, it only counts steps made outdoors, hence the GPS signal.

The app converts your steps into “sweatcoins”.  If you walk 10,000 steps a day for a year you’d be able to earn a Paypal payout of around £35 ($50 USD anyway).  You can increase this with some of the tips below.

How to earn money from using the Sweatcoin app

  • You walk, and just leave it running.  Nothing could be simpler.  It converts your outdoor footsteps.
  • You can earn extra sweatcoins if you refer your friends to the app as well.  In fact if you refer 30 people they’ll send you about £15 ($20 USD) to your paypal, as well as 5 sweatcoins for everyone you refer.
  • You can earn extra sweatcoins by becoming more active.  They have different membership levels that encourages more walking, and if you increase your daily steps you can earn a greater number of sweatcoins through a higher membership plan (technically it’s free but they take a few sweatcoins off your account each month).  However if you’re walking more, it definitely pays to do this as your earning ability is greater.

6: Part time job.

A short term FAST income maker

Yep, I know you don’t “actually” want to go and work for someone else, when you could be sat at home earning in your pyjamas.  If you are in a fix though and absolutely HAVE to earn extra cash as fast as possible, this is one of the most reliable ways.

So, ensure you are ok with this, and just think of the end goal.  It doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as you can do it for a few weeks or months.

Labourers for gardening companies are often sought during the Sprint to Autumn periods.  Office workers are often needed on a temporary basis, as are drivers, couriers and factory workers.  You simply need to register with local job agencies near to you, or look on the website of the company you would like to work with.

This is the simplest method.

How to earn money from a part time job

One method is to register with a few local recruitment agencies in your area.  Let them know what hours you can and can not work.  When a job comes up that matches your needs they will call you up and ask you to go to the place of work.

The work will be often short term, and could last from as little as 1 day to several months.  It all depends on how busy the company is and how much they need your services.  The good thing about a part time job is that you will get paid often a week later, so the earnings ability is capped by the hourly rate.

Another method is to take your CV to local supermarkets (especially in the few months before Christmas and other special events when they can get really busy). They often have multiple part time roles available.

7: Online surveys

A short term AND long term income maker

If only you could earn £300 per week by sitting in front of your computer and answering a few questions.  It would be the perfect life wouldn’t it!

Alas, life isn’t so kind, but you can  actually earn some extra money.

One of our favourites is Swagbucks.

How to earn money from completing online surveys

You register to the survey website, and then once inside there will be a list of any available surveys (or other tasks you can do to earn money).  It will take some time, however if you are diligent and do as many tasks as possible.  I have read elsewhere some people earning a fairly good part time income of £200 to £400 each month, BUT this is very dependant on how many surveys you qualify for.

 

8: Let your car earn you money when not being used.

A short term AND long term income maker

With Turo you can now rent out your own car (or spare cars sat on drive gathering dust) whenever you are not using it thanks to a nifty app called Turo.  List your car details and daily fee desired.

The company offers you fully comprehensive hire insurance to deal with any possible issues.  If you’ve a few cars sat on the drive, why not make one or two of them do some work and put some money in your pocket.

You can find all manner of vehicles, and could quite easily expect to get between £100 to £200 a day for cars such as a Land Rover.  If you’ve a spare Mclaren or ferrari sat on the drive you could enjoy £600+ per hire day as a fee, so why not get in on this innovative concept.

The concept is now well proven in America and is rapidly expanding to the United Kingdom.

You can see several Turo reviews on Youtube.  One channel Ive subscribed to is Saimahs experience.  She now has 3 very nice sports cars she rents out.. doing quite a good second income.  I’d suggest you subscribe to her channel as she has lots of tips to help grow this opportunity.  She also shares the downsides too.

For a balanced objective, here is another channel where he explains how much money you can actually make.

Bearing in mind it is a USA startup, it’s an interesting concept.  This guy has managed to get to about £4000 a month in earnings with 7 cars, in just 6 months.

It may take a few years to become this busy here in the Uk, but I do believe we are at the start of this exciting curve.

How to earn money from renting out your own car(s)

If you live near an airport, or major city you may do a lot better.  People fly in, or visit places for a few days and need transport.

 

 

9: Cleaning up!

A short term AND long term income maker

Yes you can easily set up as a part time cleaner and clean houses, charging from £10 to £20 per hour.

If you are thorough, trustworthy and friendly then often this is all you need to generate ongoing repeat business.

Many people these days are too busy to get things done.  Many others are unable to do the work (perhaps through a disability)

How to earn money from cleaning

Start off by advertising on Facebook by posting in the various “buy and sell” groups in your area.  Have leaflets printed and hand them out in your area, or pay a company to deliver some.  Typical rates for leaflet delivery are £70 per 1000 delivered.  You may get from 1 to 10 customer enquiries.

Talk to the customer about how long it will take to clean to their standard needed and then discuss your rates.  Start high because they may ask if there is any negotiation on the price.  better to end up at your preferred rate, than to be faced with a lower rate that you don’t want to do, and would not enjoy working for while being there.  If all goes well, you’ll get the higher rate and have a bigger smile on your face.

 

 

10: Gardening.

A short term AND long term income maker

People ALWAYS want a “reliable” gardener.  You are doing the work they just don’t want to (and many times are not able to).

If you get it right and do a good job (and close the gate behind you afterwards, and clean up extremely well), you will get repeat custom.

If on the other hand you leave bits of grass on the paths, miss weeds when cleaning borders and arrive 3 days later than you said (without telling them), in most cases it’ll be the last time you go there again.

How to earn money from gardening

One method is to head over to facebook and start out by writing a short post that says something like “gardening services available in this area.  Friendly local gardener, fully experienced and insured.  Reasonable rates.”.  Include pictures of your work and paste this post into a variety of the local “things for sale in XYZ area(ie your area)” groups that exist on facebook.  During Spring/Summer is where the most work will come in.

Set your own hourly or “by the job” rate.  People will ask if you work by the job or hourly.  That’s up to you,. but “by the job” is best as it allows you to set a price, and you may find you can do the job quicker as time goes on, and you still earn the same money.

Another method is to create a leaflet and spend an hour each evening delivering the leaflets in your local area.  During Spring and Summer is the best time.

As a guide to follow, you can happily expect to charge from £15 to £30 for a basic grass cut for an average sized property.  If you keep in your head that you want to generate £30 per hour then you can look at a job and see how long it will take. Keep a minimum price in your head no matter how long it takes.

With time you can easily earn £100 to £300 per day from Spring to Winter.

 


Bonus ways to earn extra money!

We couldn’t stop at 10 so below you will find new methods being added all the time.  Remember we only include top rated methods (and not just every method under the sun!)

11: Fiverr

A short term AND long term income maker

Fiverr is a marketplace for exchanging “all manner of services”.  Click here to visit Fiverr and discover what it is all about.

If you can write a little, you could set up as a writing provider and write for people who want articles (there is a big demand!).  Charge whatever you want for however many words you want to write.  Typically ou may begin with charging $5 per 400 words for example, and then increase that for larger quantities or articles of a higher quality.

Can you make funny videos?  You could create promotional videos to help companies go viral.  Do you have a “film” voice?  Become a “voice over” and narrate peoples video clips.  What about PA work?

Take a good look at Fiverr and see for yourself what you can do.

How to earn money from Fiverr

So once you’ve signed up, click on “selling” in the top right hand menu – then select gigs.

On the next page click on “new gig”.  Follow the form and prompts.

I’d suggest you take a look on the main site first to see what sort of things you could do, to earn money.

For example:

Logo design, 3D animation, article writing, medical writing, singers, voice overs, programming and much much more.

 

12: AirBnB – earn up to £291 per week as a host, or money each time one your friends joins!

A short term AND long term income maker

If you have a spare room in your house, or a warm and welcoming Annex or Summer house, you can rent these spaces out for the hundreds of people who visit your area each week and who are looking for a quick place to sleep over or as a base for exploring.

Many people don’t want to spend high prices on a hotel room.  Some people simply want a lovely “home from home” feeling when they are travelling.

With AirBnB you can make that connection, and put pound coins in your pocket!  Sound good?

Click here to sign up to AirBnB (it’s free!) and take it from there.

 

How to earn money and travel credits from AirBnB

As a host, you are essentially a hotel owner, or bed and breakfast owner, in essence…

If you have that spare room doing nothing (perhaps your kids are at University), why not make it pay you?

So, as a host you upload photo’s of the room or space you are offering (it can be anything from a teepee in your garden, summer house or kitted out nuclear bunker!).

Upload a description and set a price.

When a transaction has been completed, you get to leave each other a review, and this is where you want to make it worth your while to go the extra mile.

Keep getting great reviews and more and more people will want to stay at your place.

One bad review will put many people off, so go above and beyond.

Look at how others are doing it, and read their reviews.  One such lady we read about offers a full home cooked breakfast and dinner for every guest, and this really worked wonders!

What can you offer to make their stay memorable?

You can also refer travel credits if you refer new friends to the service.  Sign up to AirBnB and they will give you a referral link you can share with friends.

Your friend will get £25 OFF their first trip of £55 or more, and ytou will also earn £15.  Nice!

Click here to join AirBnB now.

 


 

Thanks for reading this, we will add more from time to time, if they meet the grade of course!

Aicok Juicer Review – 2018 Model (Gs 332) – Our Real Life “Hands On” Review

Please enjoy this “hands on” Aicok Juicer review.

 

In our attempt to get healthier we have chosen to review the various juicers available to buy.  We purchased this Aicok juice extractor as we had found it to be a brilliant AFFORDABLE juicer for anyone looking to get into juicing for the first time.  Everywhere we looked people were saying brilliant things about this juicer so we just HAD to see what the fuss was all about.  It might just be the best juicer money can buy, so please enjoy our hands on Aicok juicer review!

Aicok juicer review
The Aicok Juicer – cheap, great looking and makes brilliant juices in seconds using whole foods (no need to chop!)

(For the health nuts out there (like us), we have also conducted an in-depth review of air fryers, and we also did an in-depth review of the Duronic air fryer which you can read and watch here).

So, in this review we have our write up but we also have two videos for you to watch.  One is an unboxing video, while the second video shows where we actually put it to use and make some juices!

Enjoy.

Aicok Juicer unboxing video

You can buy this brilliant budget juicer right here on Amazon.

WHY JUICE?

More and more people are aware of the need to be healthier.  More and more people are left feeling tired and lethargic all day long (even after a good sleep).

This ain’t right!

As a nation we are slowly getting more and more overweight, and something needs to be done about it.

  • Everyone knows that we need to consume more and more fruits and veggies, yet not many of us do.
  • Instead we’ve become used to eating less, and consuming more and more salt-laden processed food and junk food and less of the stuff that actually makes us feel full of energy.

As a side note, there are very genuine stories online that are helping prove the link between various health issues (and even Cancer) and junk processed food (and also meat).

So it makes sense to try and at least change our eating habits to some degree.

Fat sick and nearly dead

This was a short film I watched online a few weeks back about a guy called Joe Cross who had health issues that had crept up on him, and had enjoyed a high profile life along with some very unhealthy eating and drinking habits.

He turned his life around all through juicing and lost an incredible amount of weight, and got his life back.

I thoroughly recommend you take some time to watch the free film that’s almost 1 hour 40 minutes long.

You can watch it here: https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/watch-fat-sick-and-nearly-dead/ (opens in a new tab) (please comment on this post if the video gets taken down).

From that film he has now produced numerous books to help people get the same success.

The book in the unboxing video is this one:

Reboot with joe juice diet book
Reboot with joe juice diet book

I thoroughly recommend  you get this book or any of his other books to compliment your juicing journey.

You can grab the “Reboot with Joe” book right here on Amazon.

JUICING BENEFITS

  • When you juice regularly you are flooding your body with loads of vitamins and minerals.  In literally days people are noticing clearer skin and more mental alertness just from juicing.
  • You couldn’t physically eat the large number of fruits and veggies in a single sitting to get all the goodness, but you can drink the juice in a few glasses and reap the benefits!
  • This means you are eating mountains and mountains of fruit and veggies but in a condensed drink.  All the vitamins go straight into your body instead of having to be digested first, giving you an INSTANT SHOT of vitamins and minerals for the feel good effect (great for the “morning after” if you want to make a hangover juice!)

So let’s take a closer look at this particular juicer.

  • It comes well packaged
  • The blade is made from tough stainless steel.
  • It is extremely fashionable.
  • Assembly is easy
  • It is inexpensive(click here to get it on Amazon)!
  • It is easy to clean out
  • It lets you enjoy juicing without breaking the bank.

Aicok juicer pictures

What we did and didn’t like about this juicer

THE GOOD:

  1. Cheap and healthy way to get loads and loads of nutrients straight into your body (you’ll hardly ever get a cold!)
  2. It’s REALLY cheap to buy compared to most juicers on the market
  3. It has 2 power modes.  1 is a lower speed and great for softer foods, while the 2nd is for harder foods but runs at higher speeds.  This will help the motor life last longer than if it was just running at high-speed all the time.

THE NOT SO GOOD:

  1. We didn’t know till after we had bought this juicer that you have to exercise care not to over use the juicer.  They recommend you juice for no more than 1 minute then let it rest for 2 minutes before re-using the juicer.  You can do this 3 times but must then let it rest for 15 minutes in order to protect the motor from burning out.  In practice it’s not really an issue as you are usually done juicing a good jug full in under a minute.
  2. While the veggie juice was enjoyable and easy to clean the parts after, the fruit version stained the plastic jug with the Oranges we used.  See picture below.  It will need a good soak with hot water and soap first, whereas other foods can be rinsed off.
Oranges stained the jug
Using Oranges stained the jug, so won’t simply rinse off.

 

Watch as we create 2 separate juices using the Aicok Juicer.  Takes seconds to create!

Juicer recipes

There are now hundreds if not thousands of recipes you can create with your juicer.

There are Green tea juices, detox juices, hangover juices, vitamin punch juices, and yes if you can think of it, there will be one made for it.

let’s look at a few:

 

Juice recipes for energy:

 

Juice recipes for clear skin:

 

Juice recipes for weight loss:

 

So there you have it.  A great entry level Juice extractor that looks 4 times as expensive as it really is.  Treat it with care and clean it well after each use, and don’t over use it for more than a minute at a time and you’ll be using it for months and years to come!

Ready to buy this juicer?  Go grab it here direct from the Amazon website.

Duronic Af 1 Air Fryer – Our Real Life “Hands On” Review

So, as part of our testing methods, we decided to purchase and review the Duronic Af/1 B air fryer (“B” stands for Black, a “W” would stand for the White model).  It consistently scores very very well in our group tests, and wherever we look online others are also saying the exact same.  So we bought one, tested it and here you can see what we did with it.

Duronic AF 1 air fryer front off centre view

We started out with the box being delivered by Amazon, and at this point decided to create an unboxing video which you can see below.  The original footage was 11 minutes long, so we sped up some parts and got it down to around 3 minutes.

Duronic AF/1 Air Fryer Review – Unboxing This Air Fryer

 

A closer look at the Duronic air fryer

Once that was out of the way we then decided to switch it on and put it to use.

Click here to see this air fryer on Amazon

A close up and first switch on!

We elected for one of the easiest things to cook, and pulled some frozen chips out of the freezer to conduct the first taste trial!

In under 15 minutes we had some really delicious crispy chips that were very close in taste and feel to McDonald’s french fries (although we did add a fair bit of salt at the end to get closer to that McD’s taste… that in itself will make it less healthy I’m sure, but the end result was a big thumbs up from us, and two kids who happily volunteered to help with the tasting!

Want to see the video where we cooked the chips?  You can watch it below (don’t worry it’s not 15 minutes long.)

Enjoy…

Cooking chips with the Duronic AF/1 air fryer video

 

 

So, what’s it like?

 

Well, our model purchased was the Black one, and it received a big thumbs up for its design from my partner (who is very much “on the ball” when it comes to taste!), although they do also make a White version with Chrome handle which does look nice, so there are a couple of options really when you’re picking one that’ll fit in with your kitchen items.

It is a shame there weren’t more colour options like Red, Cream etc. though.

 

  • Size wize its roughly 30cm x 20cm x 30cm in size.  Bigger than a kettle and similar in size to, yes a deep fat fryer, but without the fatty cooking.  Our tested model now occupies it’s own corner in our kitchen and doesn’t look out of place.
  • Weight wize.  Nothing too heavy about it in all honesty.  I’d have to hazard a weight guess at something similar to a full kettle or an old deep fat fryer. Two hands and you’ll be absolutely fine.
  • There is a heat pad made from a kind of silicone rubber that you pop on the counter somewhere.  This is to pop the drawer onto when you take it out the fryer to check, serve or shake.  It can get quite hot so the pad helps protect your kitchen worktop.
  • The timer is a 30 minute timer and is an old fashioned timer that ticks down and dings when it reaches zero (and shuts off cooking, so at least you don’t burn your food if you’ve wandered into the lounge to watch Eastenders).
  • It’s not that bad.  It could have been a fancy digital timer, but as this is classed as a budget air fryer you can’t expect all the bells and whistles.  At least this air fryer performs brilliantly, so we can overlook some very minor “old fashioned” technologies.  But really you don’t really even notice it when it’s cooking.
  • You can hear the air frying element whirring while it’s cooking.  Again, without going on about things like this, it’s not really an issue when it cooks so well.
  • The cooking label on the front of the air fryer is DIFFERENT to what’s in the cook book.  In the book it says to cook at 200 degrees C but on the label it says to cook at 180 degrees.  We opted for 180 degrees in our test and it did the trick.
  • Cooking times need 3 minutes added on when it is first switched on.  This is to allow the air fryer to reach the correct temperature before you pop the food in.

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Packaging

The air fryer came to us very well packaged.  The main Amazon box had the Air fryer box inside it along with some screwed up cardboard.  When you get the air fryer box out there is some sticky tape to remove.  It comes off easily and with our box it hardly ripped the box at all, so it still looked good (just in case we ever re-sell the fryer).

Opening up the air fryer box there is a moulded cardboard “egg-shell design” piece that sits on top of the air fryer, and another at the bottom to stop it rattling about while the delivery men have their fun throwing it around their vans.  Pop these off and the air fryer is then inside a polyethylene bag.

There is an air intake vent on the top, and an air “out” vent routed at the back of the air fryer.

Note: there are two small pieces of sticky tape holding the cooking drawer in it’s place.  You’ll need to peel both of these off unlike me who spent 20 seconds trying to work out why the drawer wouldn’t come out.

Click here to see this air fryer on Amazon

It comes with:

The Duronic air fryer comes boxed with an instruction manual which is written in easy to understand English as well as a few other languages.  The writing is not too small either.  Pleasing to note these minor details in today’s modern age!

It also comes with a really nicely presented 77 page cook book for recipes.  The book is shiny, glossy and pleasing to hold.  It feels of value and not like a cheap throwaway leaflet.

There are a number of included recipes in the book ranging from spicy fries, chicken drumsticks, rosted vegetables, soups, chicken nuggets, roasted cod and a few dessert recipes included too.  If you look online you’ll also find a whole host of free air fryer recipes available as well.

A 2 year warranty.  For total peace of mind.  Cook to your heart’s content.

 

Cooking with the air fryer.

Straightforward really.  No degree in cookery skills needed if you want to cook a wide range of things.  Just be aware that if you’ve just switched it on, you’ll want to add 3 minutes to the timer to allow the air fryer to get up to the right temperature.

No oil, or only a tiny bit of oil is needed.  Specifically you can add as little as a teaspoon of oil to fresh potatoes to help them crisp up better.  Frozen potatoes do not need oil.

Chicken drumsticks take just 20 to 25 minutes, potatoes 15 to 20 minutes etc.

Our second cooking test was to try a mixture of chicken dippers and chips, and cram as many in the basket as possible to see how it came out.

The dippers were cooked first for an extra 5 minutes then the chips were thrown in, so that it would all be cooked together at the end.

The dippers came out soft and very hot.  Impressed.  The chips, despite shaking halfway through were a little floppy in places and ok in others, but we had literally just squeezed in a large number of items, as we wanted to see how it would cope in full capacity.

So for best results cook smaller quantities.  We cooked enough for two very large platefulls. 

Extra time might have remedied this, or possibly by buying one of the universal cooking tray systems you can then separate each item out for better air flow and a better end result.  They’re typically around the £20 mark so good value.

It can get quite hot

For the first 5 to 10 minutes you can place your hand on the side of the air fryer and be just fine, but as time progresses this does get hotter, to an “uncomfortable” hot towards the end.  While it’s not going to cause any sort of damage, it make sense to have the air fryer placed away out of children’s curious hands.  In the same instance it might not be ideally placed next to fresh flowers.

Do we recommend it?

Absolutely.  We tested this air fryer and 9 others in our air fryer top 10 comparison page, and this was our top rated “budget” air fryer, and even now after many months it’s still our favourite.

What can you cook in the Duronic air fryer?

Just about anything!

Potatoes, fish, meat, vegetables.  You can also bake cakes, samosas, spring rolls and to finish things off, even sort out a tasty dessert if you’ve still got room left at the end.

When done you can pop the drawer and wire metal mesh basket in the dish washer and relax.  Job done.  Food made, full tummies.  Sorted.

Have you enjoyed our duronic af 1 air fryer review ?  let us know in the comments below so we can improve our work, or feel full of happiness if this helped you 🙂

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The 10 Best Air Fryers 2018 – uk Buyers Guide

best air fryers

Our top 10 best air fryer uk list for 2018.

  • Watch as we test
  • Read as we explain
  • …and finally choose from one of our best air fryers to suit any budget.

Simple honest consumer reviews with NO jargon.

Updated July 2018

best air fryers

Air fryers, oil free fryers, healthy deep fat fryers and a whole heap of other names all referring to the same kind of thing – healthy deep fat frying.  After spending more than 20 hours testing and cooking with a variety of air fryers our current “best air fryers” recommendation is the Duronic AF/1 Air Fryer (and it’s a budget air fryer too!!) – perfect  for most peoples needs.

Come on… you know (deep down) that it’s better for you to eat healthier food.

but it tastes so boring.. doesn’t it ?

WELL….  “not so” the case with an air fryer.

It’s really a brilliant way of cooking that offers brilliant tasting food that you will enjoy.

Still trying to stick to your long forgotten new years resolutions?

If you are desperately fighting that eternal battle inside of you to keep fit and healthy we do have a review of the best cross trainers for that – although truth be known using exercise equipment is a fantastic all round way of keeping fit and feeling good about yourself.. so.. let’s get back to our air fryer review.

Air Fryer Reviews you can count on!

Below are our “top 3” for high end top spec, medium solid all round, and budget friendly air fryers.

All 3 offer great air frying results.  You won’t be disappointed.

 

What Is The Best Air Fryer?

 

Here are our “top of the top rated ones”..

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Image courtesy damongman @flickr

Our “secret favourite” air fryer is the Duronic AF/1:

Our Best BUDGET Air Fryer Recommendation:

This perfectly formed, ultra stylish low cost air fryer masterpiece is called the Duronic AF1

best air fryers

  • Nice and cheap, yet “brilliant”!
  • Looks superb
  • Cooks just about any kind of food you could imagine

Look at our unboxing video of the Duronic Air Fryer below.  We have the full in depth video and text review of this superb large air fryer right here if you want a better closer look !

We believe this is the best air fryer Uk markets can use on a tight budget, and even if you don’t have a budget, it’s still good value for money.

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Our Best High Spec Air Fryer Recommendation:

After all our testing we STILL have the same conclusion that the Philips HD9240/90 Avance Collection Airfryer, 2100 W – extra large size is by far our best rated air fryer. This greaseless air fryer is plenty big enough for the whole family!

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Our Best MID PRICED Air Fryer Recommendation:

After all our testing we came to the conclusion that the Salter Air Fryer EK2205 fitted the bill perfectly for a mid priced air fryer

salter ek2205 air fryer large capacity

 

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Taking the step towards a healthier lifestyle starts with a few basic steps such as changing a greasy regular deep fat fryer for one of the incredible oil free fryers, so let’s take a closer look at what we feel are the top 10 best air fryers 2018 can bring us.

You might just change your mind when you see how good they make food taste (and the health benefits are huge!)

Air Fryers?  Why not! Compare air fryers using the table below.

 

Here Is The Latest Updated List – which Air Fryer suits you?

ImageProductBrandLowest New PriceLink
Duronic Air Fryer AF1/B 1500W Multicooker Mini Oven - Black - Recipe Book Included - Healthy Cooker Food OvenDuronic£69.99Buy on Amazon
Dihl KA-AFD02-RED Air Fryer Rapid Healthy Frying Hot Grill Roast Low Fat Oil Cooker Oven Food, 4 Litre, 1300 W, RedDihl£42.99Buy on Amazon
PureMate® PM 1312 Air Fryer Oil Free Healthier Low Fat Multicooker Mini Oven - Recipe Book Included - Cooker Food Oven– Adjustable Temperature Control, 4 Litre, 1500WPureMate£54.99Buy on Amazon
Tefal AH950840 ActiFry Express XL Air Fryer, 1.7 kg Capacity, BlackTefal£158.99Buy on Amazon
Philips HD9220/20 Healthier Oil Free Airfryer - BlackPhilips£159.00Buy on Amazon
Philips HD9240/90 Avance Collection Airfryer, 2100 W - Extra-LargePhilips£154.99Buy on Amazon
Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer with Digital Timer, 1400 W, 3.2 L - BlackTower£71.66Buy on Amazon
Jet Hot Air Fryer: Non-Oil/Fat Deep Fried, Grill, Bake & Roast in A Healthy WayJML£49.95Buy on Amazon
Vitinni Digital Air Fryer 1500W 4 Litre - Low Fat Oil Free Healthy Fryer CookerVitinni£59.99Buy on Amazon
Salter EK2205 Healthy Digital Hot Air Fryer, 4.5 Litre, 1400 W, BlackSalter£65.99Buy on Amazon

 

“Growing up you kind of knew in the back of your mind that healthy eating was the way to go.  Shame it was just kind of, well boring and bland” 

 

If you’d always lived with a deep fat fryer in the house you would know all too well how it smells, and how the food tastes.  You would find it hard to beat the taste of “egg and chips” on a Saturday teatime.

On the other hand if you’d always had a healthier approach to eating then the thought of greasy food would probably make you screw your face up and say “eurgh!”

Well, truthfully, electric air fryers are the closest thing you’ll ever get to a deep fat fryer, minus all the fat, smell and health implications.

They’re really pretty good at recreating ultra tasty food that is way cheaper than you’d imagine.

Fancy a “full English” breakfast, air fryer style? Now you can – watch 🙂

How Does An Air Fryer Work?

So are you honestly telling me that people can deep fry food without any oil?

  • Yep and yep!  They’ve been around for a number of years now, and as more people look to switch to healthier eating habits, these air fryers have gained in popularity, especially as the food really does taste superb!  You can read a daily mail article here that discusses this very subject.
  • People have been raving about air fryers because when you cook with them the food still tastes absolutely delicious.  Whenever I visit my mums house she always has her Actifry on the go and it keeps the kids happy with some tasty and healthier low fat chips!

So if you’ve not yet convinced yourself at how good they can be maybe now is the time to have a rethink.

In our quest to find the best top 10 air fryers (well, we mean oil-free or very low oil), we had to look at all air fryers and look at their features and reliability (among other things) to find out which was the best air fryer to buy.

Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipe Idea – Kale Crisps:

For vegetarians, you might be interested in making some healthy “Kale crisps”.  Here is a page that explains the cooking method with your air fryer.  Enjoy!

I hope our hot air fryer reviews give you all the details you need.  let’s start with….

Benefits of an Air Fryer

  • Healthier food.  Naturally your food will not be soaking in oil before being thrust onto your plate.  In fact your food has the chance to cook and allow any oils within the foods to drain away OUT of the food, so your food is instantly healthier and less fatty!
  • Less cleaning! – Nobody “really” likes the thought of cutting through layers of built up grease around the outside of a deep fat fryer (and squeezing your fingers int it each time you pick up the fryer).
  • No awful smell lingering around.  If you’ve ever owned a deep fat fryer you know what smell is left over once a round of chips have been cooked.  It’s not nice and fills your head with images of thick gloopy grease!
  • Less calories! – Naturally there are benefits health wise, but at the same time it will help you in your weight loss efforts (as long as you’re not finishing up with 4 chocolate chip muffins for pudding!)
  • Hands free cooking.  Choose from oil less fryers which have a paddle (that gently turns the food while cooking), or one with a basket (with a drip tray underneath to get the fatty drips).  The tray versions will need a little shake halfway through whereas the paddle versions can largely be left unattended – leaving you free to prepare the accompanying food.
  • Perfect for many people.  From those with small cramped rooms through to young people in University looking to throw something together quickly (but healthily!).  Busy people can pop something in and leave it largely unattended while tending to something else.
  • Can replace different devices.  With an air fryer you can cook things such as frozen food, vegetables, bake foods and even cook wet battered foods too.  So many options you might find you no longer use your conventional oven.  You can also reheat leftover food.

 

Best Oil Less Fryer

So now we know a bit more about them, it’s time to produce our findings.  When looking for an oil free air fryer bear in mind as many of the points as possible and what you might be wanting to use it for.

If you simply want healthier chips then you won’t need one with too many fancy extras whereas if you enjoy creating culinary masterpieces then choose one with options you are likely to try out.

As you’d expect, enjoy premium nonstick coating inside all the machines, and look out for fancy extras such as digital touchscreen controls, and enjoy cooking pounds of food in a far healthier way (without all the oil soaked up inside it!)

Ready?  let’s dive in with our top 10 best air fryer reviews

 

1: Duronic AF1 /B Healthy Oil Free 1500W Air Fryer Multicooker – Black – free recipe book – 2 Years Warranty included

Some manufacturers don’t really have to try and wow you with their sales patter because their products speak for themselves. This is the case with the Duronic AF1 air fryer.

Offering a great first foray into air frying, the AF1 is available in both Black and White.

How big is it?

34 x 29 x 31cm

How much can it cook?

It has a 2.2 litre capacity which is enough for 2 to 3 people however with most air fryers you’re never going to squeeze in meat, veg, potatoes etc for 3 to 4 people. Remember it needs very little oil!

What can it cook?

Pretty much most things, but the likes of:

  • Chips
  • Chicken Wings
  • Lamb Chops
  • Sweat corns
  • Spring Rolls
  • Samosas
  • Spring Rolls
  • Prawns
  • Fried Cod
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Roasted Soups
  • And even desserts!

The main features of the Duronic AF1 (taken from Amazon)

  • The Duronic AF1 uses air circulating technology on your food with little or no oil making food healthier without compromising on the taste.
  • Adjustable temperature control ensures food is cooked to the appropriate temperature
  • Closed cooking system provides a safe odor and splatter free cooking experience with a cool touch exterior
  • Dishwasher safe fry bowl and basket. Comes in Black and White
  • Compact size – easily fits on a kitchen counter and blends in with existing appliances

 

Watch this Video to get a feel for the Duronic AF1


Pro’s and Con’s of the Duronic AF1 Jet air fryer / multicooker

Our thoughts on the Duronic AF1 air fryer / multicooker

For well under half the price of the premium branded models and with all the same great features you cannot go wrong.

The AF1 has all the style charm and cooking capabilities you’ll need for most things.

The only drawback is it is limited to 200 degrees so certain foods that require much higher temperatures may not be suited. The vast majority of foods are fine however.

We love it’s hyper drive temperature display dial – it just makes you think you’re the captain of your own spaceship setting warp factor 10!

The only real downside we consider (and it’s very minor) is that the basket may release from the tray IF you are carrying it from the unit over to a new counter top, AND you somehow managed to lift up the safety guard and press the basket release.. but it’s extremely unlikely so just take care where your fingers go.

If this is your first time with an air fryer then this is definitely worthy of attention, as is the Salter air fryer and the Berg air fryer mainly for the price points and the larger capacities.

Of course, a good air fryer wouldn’t be a good air fryer unless it had an “auto off” function and a sound timer to let you know when the food is done. This has both, so in pretty much every way you just have to decide if this is the style that would suit your kitchen the best.

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2: Dihl KA-AFD02-RED Air Fryer Rapid Healthy Frying Hot Grill Roast Low Fat Oil Cooker Oven Food, 4 Litre, 1300 W, Red

Dihl Air Fryer Review

dihl red air fryer

What’s NOT to love about the Dihl air fryer?

  • For a start it’s a gorgeous rich red colour.
  • It enjoys a whopping 4 litre cooking capacity – enough for more generous portions or for a bigger family.
  • It even has a dishwasher safe tray so cleaning up is a simple as 1,2, 3 !
  • Join the Dihl recipes community and share recipes online!

It measures 33cm high, 30cm long and 28cm wide.

If you are looking for super low cost, brilliant looking and great capacity then this has to be one of the best budget air fryers currently available.

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4: Tefal ActiFry Low Fat Fryer, 1.2 kg – Grey

Tefal Air Fryer Review – a rotating air fryer that has been used by millions.

Did you know? – Over 7 million actifry air fryers have been produced… !  Read about it here..

(Click here if you’d like to see our “full” review for this fryer (opens in a new window)

In at number 1 in our list is the Tefal Actifry.  The latest version of what is arguably the best healthy fryer on the market – although everyone will have their favourite and own opinion, it is hard to beat the Actifry machine.  This particular model is the latest and replaces an earlier model.

It’s a 1.2kg capacity electric air fryer.  This means it can feed a family of four with ease.

The best Actifry bar none.  Feeds generously, looks superb and works very well.  This Tefal air fryer is a serious contender for the number 1 best position.

The handsome tefal Actifry Plus 1.2kg
The handsome Tefal Actifry Plus 1.2kg

It’s not “oil free” – although frozen foods do not need any added oil.  With this Tefal fryer you simply add a teaspoon of oil and that’s it – fried food without 99% of the fat!

How big is it?

The tfal actifry measures about 9.5 inches high, 12 inches wide and 16 inches long

Does it smell? Air fryer vs deep fryer

To be honest it is pretty much virtually odourless.  With a teaspoon of oil you are not going to be bombarded with the smell of oil, so throw out any notions of traditional deep fat fryers and embrace the new!

Traditional deep fryers cook the food in hot oil and the smell is instantly recognizable as “deep fried” whereas a hot air fryer circulates very hot air in a very clever way so that the food cooks evenly from all angles.

Any more recipes for this?

Yes there are hundreds online with a simple search or you can go to the Tefal website to download some more.

What can you cook with the Tefal Actifry?

Pretty much anything – as is the case for most air fryers.  We are not just talking about fluffy crisp tasty chips cooked with 100 times less oil, we are talking curries, chilli con carne’s, frozen meats, roast meats, vegetables and so much more.  Remember it’s also way more healthier than deep fryers!

Heres the link to those tefal recipes to look at (from an independent website), or direct from Tefal here.

If you fall in love with an air fryer you might just find yourself using it more and more and ultimately replacing your other cooking appliances when it comes to meal ideas.

In the box you get of course:

  • The Tefal Actifry 1.2kg unit
  • x1 Actifry oil spoon – for popping oil in (I’m sure any spoon would do though!)
  • 1 Recipe book – so plenty of meal ideas to explore such as Chicken Tikka Masala, a vegetable stir fry and even Mediterranean style calamari recipes.
  • 1 Instruction book to help guide you round it and how to use it.

Cooking with the Actifry is a breeze

Pop your food in and add a spoon of your chosen oil then simply close the lid.  The Actifry will cook at a constant 170 degrees C approx.  All you need to do is set the timer – and the timer can be set up to 99 minutes.

When done, you’ll hear an audible timer to let you know everything is done.

Besides this 4 person version there is also a larger “family version Actifry that will feed up to 6 people (up to 1.5kg of food) – you can see that one here.

Also, if you want to throw in some extra food halfway through (such as vegetables) you can do.  Simply open the lid and the Actifry will pause the cooking to allow you access, and then simply resume where it left off right after you close the lid again.

When you’ve finished, cleaning is just as simple – you can pop the removable ceramic coated pan, plus paddle and also lid straight into the dishwasher – so guess what?  No hand washing needed.

Images of the Tefal Actifry:

The Tefal Actifry is a tried, trusted and tested clear winner when it comes to healthy airfry cooking.  The vast majority of people who own one of these have indicated they are extremely happy with it.

What’s not to love about tasty healthier food with 100 times less oil, no smells and easy to clean?

Our thoughts on the Tefal Actifry 1.2kg cooker

Really and truly these are hard to beat.  This air fryer review showcases one of the most successful air fryers to ever hit the market.  The Actifry range uses a paddle that slowly moves the food round for even cooking whereas most others have the food in a pull out tray/basket or lift up tray/basket with an area below to catch drips.

Nobody can argue about the benefits of healthier eating.  After all if you could eat food that tastes stunning yet is immeasurably better for you – then it really serves up as a no brainer.

Couple in the fact you can cook a mouth watering array of different foods and really there isn’t anything stopping you!

If you need something a bit bigger then splash out a bit more and opt for the 1.5kg model (known as XL) as this will feed up to 6 average people instead of 4.

There is also an Express model to consider.

Want to find out more?  You can by clicking the button below to see why this is one great air fryer machine!

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3: Philips HD9220/20 Healthier Oil Free Airfryer – Black

This Philips digital air fryer (model number HD9220/20) makes cooking easier than ever.  Switch on, food in, half a tablespoon of oil if desired and set the timer.  That’s really as simple as things get, however there are a few things to note when you get yours.

Half way through the cooking you will need to take out the tray and give the food a little shake (for cripsy chips, this is to to stop them sticking to one another).

One other thing to be aware of is that as you pull out the food drawer from the unit, there is a button on the top of the handle (it is hidden when cooking) – make sure you do not press that while removing the food tray (with food in it), as it releases the basket from the tray.

Please watch these two introductory videos that explains these points.

Video 1: General overview video:

Video 2: Cooking crispy chips with the Philips HD9220 20:

And some tips for Cooking Sausages with the Philips air fryer:

 So let’s look at some facts:

Taken straight from Amazon:
  • This powerful air fryer uses up to 80% less fat than a conventional deep fat fryer for the same tasting of chips, without the oil
  • Fully-adjustable temperature control allows you to pre-set the cooking temperature for your food
  • Integrated timer to pre-set cooking times of up to 30 minutes and auto-off function includes a Ready sound indicator (add 3 minutes to timer if it’s cold and not been used)
  • Comes with a recipe booklet containing 30 recipes including brownies and quiches
  • Ships in certified frustration-free packaging

How big is this?

38.4 x 28.7 x 31.5 cm

Bear in mind that this is a smaller compact version of this machine, yet it still has an 800g capacity (Actifry has 1.2kg up to 1.5kg) – more than enough for 2 to 3 people.

Pro’s and Con’s

Our thoughts on the Philips HD9220 20 healthier oil free airfryer

Overall we really loved testing this machine.  It is a beautiful machine that will happily grace the counter top of many a kitchen up and down the UK.

Grill, bake, roast or fry – it’s your choice what you decide to do with this but the versatility is there at your disposal.

We did have a little hesitation when we first opened the box.  Instead of saying 100 times less oil (like the Actifry) they focus on the fact it enables you to cook in a healthier way that gives you 23% fewer calories when compared to a regular deep fat fryer.

Yes, while a reduction is good, still 23% less calories is hardly groundbreaking (is it?).  However we were initially looking at it wrong.  We believe their marketing might have missed the point or benefits, although I’m sure someone from Philips would be keen to put us right!

At the end of the day it is an air fryer and you can (if you want) pop in a tiny bit of oil.  To ease our minds we wanted to know about oil use – namely how much oil is needed.  For machines that are supposed to be far healthier than regular deep fat fryers we thought this was important to know.  Actifry machines are touted as using “just a small amount of oil” whereas the marketing for this Philips hot air fryer is a little different.

Philips focus on telling you other facts.  Facts such as: 23% less calories.  Their marketing suggests “oil free” as with most air fryers, however many recipes still suggest some oil can be added to change the taste to something more akin to what we “enjoy” (seemingly).

Well, we decided to give this machine a go without any oil.  In fact some of us gave the food a light spray with frylight and came to the conclusion that the food was still very nice.  Kind of crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  A little like oven chips.

So our conclusion of this machine is that for a start it is one of the best looking air fryers around.  It cooks wonderfully.  The timer let’s you know when cooking time is done and importantly the air fryer stops, meaning that your food won’t be overcooked if you are out out the room.  Thumbs up from us!

You can cook as healthy as you want.  Removing all the oil is one of the best things you can do for your health however a small touch of oil or spray oil can be added to suit your taste, and you will still be cooking in a far healthier way.

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4: Philips HD9240/90 Avance Collection Airfryer, 2100 W – Extra-Large

Philips Airfryer XL Review

A third bigger than it’s baby brother at number 2 in our list, this Philips XL HD9240/90 Avance collection airfryer is bigger and chunkier enough to feed a family of up to 5.  When there’s more mouths to feed this is the obvious choice.

Sure it’s bigger.  It needs to be for the extra work it’s got to do.  Size wise the footprint it will take up on your worktop is 42.3 x 31.5 x 30.2 cm – a nice corner would suit it.  Compared to it’s baby brother though there is hardly anything in it size wise, just 3 or so cm on most sides so the additional counter top space taken up is hardly noticeable at all.

Like it’s baby brother the 9220, it has all the benefits of healthy eating but in a larger size to cook for more people or hungrier mouths (if you’ve got kids you’ll know more is always better!)

Pro’s and Con’s

Our thoughts on the Philips HD9240/90 airfryer

If you expect this machine to the the total chef for all the food for all the family you will be disappointed:

It’s a beautiful machine and the larger size is definitely more welcoming but just bear in mind that if you are seeking to feed a family of 4 to 5 with say chicken and chips there won’t be enough room in this.  In realistic terms you could probably cram in about 800g chips maximum but not a deal more.  Otherwise maybe 7 to 8 chicken drumsticks or thighs in around 20 to 25 minutes.

It DOES make for a great machine if you’re doing chicken and chips for 2 people – plenty of food, and you can mix your own home made chicken drumsticks with the chips in the same basket.

HOWEVER in realistic terms, as long as you are aware this isn’t a total replacement for “all your cooking methods” you’ll be fine.  Use it to cook maybe the most fattening foods in it, to keep the fat content low, and do the rest in the oven, in a saucepan or in the microwave.

On the plus side, all of the above seems irrelevant when you actually get to grips with what you can cook with an air fryer.  There are now thousands of recipes around for virtually any meal.  Ever tried spring rolls or Moussaka cooked in one?  Start experimenting and you’ll soon be cooking up an array of tasty treats and meals in next to no time.  French fries?  Why not.  Add some Paprika to spice things up too!

Click the button below to find the current best pricing on Amazon for this.  One of our favourite oilless air fryers on the market.

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5: Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer with Digital Timer, 1400 W, 3.2 L – Black

Our mid priced “air fryer” in this list by a long mile and despite this it still passes many of our tests.  We wanted to include this Tower T14004 air fryer because of it’s affordability and the fact that it looks just the part of a “proper” air fryer”.

Let’s explore this.

So, first of all, it’s surprisingly good looking (just as good looking as some of the more well known brands like Philips etc.).  It does the job.

Benefits of the Tower T14004 “air fryer”:

  • Eliminates the need for oil for delicious sin free meals with up to 80% less fat than a conventional fryer
  • Uses significantly less energy and cooks three times faster
  • Generous 3.2 litre capacity makes it ideal for up to 5 servings – great for large families and household guests

Set and forget with the Tower air fryer.  It features a timer that extends up to 30 minutes witha  bell sound to let you know when the time has passed.

 

Pro’s and Con’s

Our thoughts on the Tower T14004 “air fryer”

It’s never going to be a high end Philips or Tefal, BUT for a mid priced air fryer its really good looking and it cooks food nicely as long as you follow the instructions carefully.

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6: Jet Hot Air Fryer: Non-Oil/Fat Deep Fried, Grill, Bake & Roast in A Healthy Way

The JML Air Fryer – heard of it?

Next up we have the JML Jet hot air fryer.  Perfect as an oil free air fryer for people on a budget.

Ever heard of JML?  Well they are the mastermind of “High Street TV”, and they are behind the hundreds of products you seen advertised on TV and in thousands of stores up and down the UK.  They were established in 2008, and are based in Harrogate, Yorkshire.  You can check them out here.

The JML Jet hot air fryer has the following features and benefits:

  • Hot, rapid air vortex technology; 360 degree rotating inner base for perfect, even cooking
  • No oil or fat, just clean, hot air; get deep fried results without the frying
  • Food is crispy and delicious
  • Grill, bake and roast
  • Basket and frying rack allows fat to leave your food and be discarded

Dimensions

Approximate measurements 30cm x 38cm x 28cm height
Bowl diameter 22.5cm
Capacity 2 litres
Weight out of box 4kg

Fairly similar footprint to many other hot air fryers – large enough for the needed use, and small enough to fit in a nice place on your counter top.

Let’s take a look at the JML Jet:

Is this the perfect air fryer?

Well, from a cost perspective it’s certainly competitive.  The capacity of this device is 2.5 litres, which is fairly standard for an air fryer (the capacities cannot be huge as they need to be kept in a tight space for the air frying to be totally effective).

We do have some minor reservations about the build quality, as in how long the lid will last.  Pretty sure with a lot of careful use it will be fine but I wouldn’t like to be too heavy handed.

Watch this video to see the benefits for yourself.  It’s from an American infomercial however you can see the benefits in the first 5 minutes.

Pro’s and Con’s of the JML Jet air fryer

Our thoughts on the JML Jet oil free airfryer

For what it is, it’s a good unit.  The unit is no longer listed on the manufacturers website, however it is actively sold in the United States.  The customer services department do answer you when asking for replacement parts (i.e. lids) so for half the cost of other sleeker designs it’s certainly the unit to gain entry into the air fryer market.

As long as you take care with the JML jet there is no reason why it cannot live happily in your home for a long time – as long as you like Lime Green.  The handle colour is not available in any other colours.

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7: BERG 1800W 5 Litre XXL Health Air Fryer – Extra Large (**currently unavailable**)

Here is the Berg Innovations 1800 watt air fryer with it’s huge 5 litre cooking capacityBerg Innovations are as their name suggest, highly innovative.  They were even listed in one of the world’s top 50 most innovative companies.

We like pretty much everything about this air fryer.  The capacity is the main feature that families of 4 or more would enjoy and that is why it just HAD to be included in this top 10 best air fryers list!

berg 5 litre air fryer extra largeWhat’s to like about this air fryer?

More importantly what’s NOT to like?  You can do a wide range of things, let’s explore:

  • Features a temperature range control from 80⁰C – 200⁰C
  • A cooking timer up to 60 minutes,
  • 7 different cooking pre-sets : “Chips”, “Chicken”, “Steak”, “Shrimp”, “Meat”, “Cake”, & “Fish”.
  • Safety features include overheat protection, automatic switch off, and automatic standby mode.

So far so good.

During our testing we cooked chips in under 30 minutes before venturing on to two salmon fillets and both servings came out absolutely delicious.

In another sitting we baked a variety of Indian Bhaji’s and they received full marks once again!

How big is it?

The dimensions are 30 x 28 x 36 cm

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Pro’s and Con’s of the Berg XXL air fryer

Our thoughts on the Berg 1800 watt 5 litre XXL sized family air fryer

In all honesty this is one of our favourites in this list.  Large capacity, perfect air frying and the price isn’t all that bad either.  This proves that you are paying more for branded names with the likes of Philips and Tefal, but if you are prepared to look past that brand name, you get something that looks every bit as good, and is more suited to families than any other.  Full marks Berg – you are one of our firm favourites!

If you have any sort of family to cook for then this has to be your first choice.  Click below to find the current best price for this.

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8: Klarstein Vitair Hot Air Fryer Grill Bake Halogen Heating Healthy Oil Free (1400 W, 9 L, Easy to Clean) Purple

 

Just before we “dive in”, I wanted to add that this is technically not an air fryer – as in it’s not “frying” the food.  Manufacturers are now releasing their Halogen ovens with convection units and infrared capabilities and calling them air fryers when technically they are not.  At the end of this top 10 review list I will explain the differences between convection ovens, turbo broilers (which this is), and an air fryer.

This is actually a Turbo broiler.  Also known as an oven with infrared aided heat and a convection fan.

So, that said, this machine is one one the funkiest looking units we’ve ever had the chance to review.  It looks like a motorcyle helmet or some sort of futuristic spaceship perhaps?

As well as Purple, you can also view it in 3 other colours:

What’s it like?

It is extremely handsome and would look incredibly cool in any kitchen.  It also makes delicious healthy food.

Even though it’s no “air fryer” it’s not to be dismissed as a healthy way to cook food, however you do need to be aware the food will not have that fried taste that true air fryers attempt to recreate (through “rapid air circulation”).

These machines are merely heat with a convection fan moving the heat round – however a rotating spit with this model enables for a more even cooking experience compared to other “turbo broilers” like the Tower T14001.

Let’s look at it in pictures

Pro’s and Con’s of the Klarstein Vitair

Our thoughts on the Klarstein Vitair “air fryer”

We ummed and arred for a long time, wondering whether or not to include this unit in this top 10 list of best air fryers as obviously it isn’t one.

Turbo broilers (i.e. Halogen ovens with added infrared) are basically compact Halogen convection ovens with the added benefit of infrared.

The downside is it simply isn’t ever going to fully attempt to recreate that fried food taste – which is kind of the whole reason for this review.

I wanted to include two of these types of machine within this list so that you are aware of the differences between the two types of machine (there is a more thorough explanation towards the end of this top 10 list that explains the distinct differences). 

Sure, they are both healthier options and great machines, but a true air fryer will aim for that fried taste through rapid air circulation whereas these take their heat from a Halogen bulb and a fan that assists the flow.

The rotating spit on this model takes it that step further in an attempt to remove the issues with Halogen ovens in that you do need to turn food making this model a very positive one.

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9: Salter EK2205 Healthy Digital Hot Air Fryer, 4.5 Litre [Energy Class a]

Here is the Salter air fryer, the EK2205.

Let’s see what the benefits and features of this unit are (taken direct from the Salter website).  With over 20 years experience, the Salter brand is well established and known.

  • A versatile alternative to deep fat frying, the Salter digital airfryer enables you to cook using little or no oil without losing any flavour.
  • Featuring 1400 W power, the fryer can heat up to 200° and uses a heat circulation method in order to cook your food incredibly quickly.
  • Ideal for home-made chips or wedges as well as meat, spring rolls, stuffed vegetables and quiche, it can cook a huge variety of meals.
  • Brilliantly simple to use, it has a 30 minute timer with automatic switch-off, digital touch sensitive controls and an LCD display.
  • It contains an easy to clean, removable 4.5 litre non-stick cooking basket which enables you to quickly serve the food after cooking.
  • This air fryer cooks just about anything you can imagine.  You are only limited by your imagination

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How big is it?

35.8 x 31.8 x 31.6 cm

How much power does it have?

1400 watts of power

Why should I have this?

It’s relatively cheaper than the high end Philips and T-fal air fryer models, yet it looks every bit as good, AND it comes with the larger more generous capacity.  What’s NOT to love about it?

 

Pro’s and Con’s of the Salter EK2205 Air Fryer

Our thoughts on the Salter EK2205 air fryer

One of our favourites.  The price point gives this air fryer a thumbs up, as does the extra large 4.5 litre capacity.  It does what it’s supposed to and looks every bit as good as other main branded oil free air fryers so you can enjoy family portions of delicious healthy food (and a wide variety at that!) at a lower cost.

After you’ve used it, it’s literally just the one pan to remove for cleaning which makes perfect sense when it’s your turn to do the dishes, or you can pop it in the dishwasher too, so it’s a win-win all round situation.

Size wise it’s just about right so can be left out all the time, and it’s good looks contribute to it’s likeability.

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10: VonShef Low Fat Digital Air Fryer

Enter the Vonshef air fryer 13/351 with a 3.5 litre capacity and 1300 watts of power

vonshef 13 351 air fryer digital display

So it’s a good looking unit and seems to do all the things you’d want and the price is pretty spectacular as well (half the cost of mainstream branded products).  It has an extra divider you can pop in to keep certain foods apart if you want.

Featuring a 60 minute timer and temperature options ranging from 150 to 200 degrees – perfect for most foods.  Features non slip feet and a cool touch handle.

‘Forbidden’ foods previously off the menu can make a welcome re-appearance; fries, fried chicken, burgers, steak, spring rolls, sausage rolls, cakes – the list goes on! Thanks to its superb versatility, the VonShef Air Fryer will come in handy for meals throughout the day, whether you’re frying, grilling, baking, roasting or just reheating. (source amazon)

Pro’s and Con’s of the Vonshef 13/262 healthy digital air fryer

Our thoughts on the Vonshef 13 351 air fryer

Overall an excellent machine and does what is intended.  We couldn’t find any real genuine issues.  Pop in the desired food, set the timer and wait for it to cook.  Nothing could be simpler.  Like most, it is recommended to shake once or twice throughout the cooking (especially when a lot is in, such as chips).

As an affordable good looking air fryer  it is hard to find any faults with this and you won’t go too far wrong if this becomes your next purchase.

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A buyers guide to choosing the best dry air fryer / low fat fryer.

Air fryers do they work?

Well air fryers have been around for a number of years and have proven themselves to work.  They cook food quicker in many cases, and use no oil (or hardly any at all depending on your taste requirements).  The obvious health benefits should be immediately clear to see.

Besides the obvious health benefits, we needed to show that not all air fryers are “air fryers”.

Huh?  What do you mean?

Well, in recent years there has been a big increase in the number of these healthy cooking oil free machines, and to come out into the heath industry we have Halogen ovens and Air fryers.  It hasn’t helped when manufacturers often tout “similar” benefit’s to the user (i.e low fat, healthy, faster cooking times) – and the users confuse the terms and think they are similar machines.

Why not just get a slow cooker?

Well a slow cooker does cook wonderfully tasy food that oozes taste, however it is not designed to cook food as healthy as humanly possible.  An air fryer on the other hand is designed to cook with hot in in a highly efficient way.

Does air fryer cause cancer?

No not at all.  The confusion has come about when starcy vegetables were cooked for a long time, and a substance called Acrylamide was produced.  Lab technicians injected rats with Acrylamide and it caused Cancerous tumours.  This is where all the fear has come from concerning potatoes and the like.  With an air fryer, food is cooked far quicker so Acrylamide is not produced.  Read all the facts about this subject here where we talk about why air fryers don’t cause cancer whatsoever.

Best air fryer for chips

Honestly, there is no “clear” winner here.  The Duronic air fryer has been tested thoroughly and is a natural favourite, but almost any on this list will do the job of cooking air fried chips. Air fried chips can be made in any air fryer.

If you try and shove too many chips in the cooking tray, the cooking process will be nowhere near as good as if you were to put “just enough” chips in.  It’s just the same as cooking oven chips, in so much as if you pile a full bag in, then some go soggy, some burn and some are in the middle.  Air fried chips aren’t quite as affected like an oven, but the point I’m trying to make is that just don’t put too many in.

Depending on how many people you want to feed, you may want a larger sized air fryer to enable more chips at once to be cooked.

They all cook, well and are typically cooked in around 10 to 20 minutes.

 

What is the difference between an oven, a convection oven, a “Halogen bulb based” oven and an air fryer / oil less fryer?

To know the answer to “what is an air fryer” you can check out this air fryer wiki entry for the precise details.

So traditionally people would cook in an oven.  A heating element warms up to the set temperature and cooks your food.

  • A convection oven features a fan within the oven which moves the warm air around the oven helping it to cook a little bit quicker.
  • A Halogen oven simply cooks the food with the heat from the Halogen bulb in far less time than a conventional oven, and yes creates great tasting food.  Halogen ovens with infrared in (also now named as turbo Broilers) cook better than just traditional Halogen ovens, however the heat only rises up in the same way as a convection oven.
  • An air fryer uses super high speed high concentrated air waves (known as “rapid air technology”), and it also requires higher temperatures to “fry” the food, even with a small amount of oil.  Specially designed flows of fast powered circulating air rapidly encompasses the food from all angles to cook things evenly and super quick.

The air fryers for home use enjoy the benefit of a nifty combination of both convection cooking and turbo broiling.  Air fryers use electrical power to create their heat with a lot of forced power.  Super healthy, super tasty and super efficient.

So with a Halogen oven you will find that you often see larger food capacities (for example the 17 litre Tower T14001 cooker).  A Halogen oven can cook more food at the same time, however you’ll always only ever get that oven taste.

An air fryer attempts to recreate fried tasting food that is far healthier and is super cooked from all angles just by rapid hot air.

 

Air Fryer Power Consumption

Do air fryers use a lot of electricity?

Putting things into perspective.  Plugging an air fryer into your wall socket is never ever going to make all yourt street lights flicker and your neighbours electricity to go off.

It’s a smallish appliance compared to an oven or washing machine and typically around 1300 to 1500 watts or so.  The unit typically only runs for around 20 to 30 minutes then it’s done.

It’s not quite as energy efficient as a conventional deep fat fryer (because the unit is running constantly during use), and is on a par power wise with a conventional oven.  If efficiency is your thing and you are after the lowest carbon footprint device you can then you’d probably err on the side of a pressure cooker, but your chips just won’t be the same in a pressure cooker.

Now let’s look at just what an air fryer really is:

So in general if it’s very large capacity it’s a Halogen oven.  Otherwise it’s going to be an air fryer.  8 out of 10 in this list are air fryers.  The Klarstein and the Tower are Turbo Broilers the rest are air fryers.


Air fryer accessories

So now you’ve gotten into healthier cooking with an air fryer have you considered how versatile it really can be?

There are quite a few accessories available, some of which are specirfic for your brand of air fryer, and some are “universal” (one size fits all).  Although just make sure that the universal sized accessories fit your fryer.


Universal air fryer accessories:

This offering here expands your abilities and will fit up to 7 inches in diameter cooking spaces.

Price wise somewhere in the region of £25 it’s a no brainer, just make sure it will fit your fryer before you buy:

It fits well with the Phillips air fryers (and others).  below are the accessories you get.

  • 1 Pizza Pan
  • 1 Metal Holder
  • 1 Skewers Rack
  • 1 Silicone Mat
  • 1 Pan gripper
  • 1 Food Tong

Here is another universal air fryer accessories kit for air fryers and states that is suitable for Duronic air fryers

So which are the best air fryers for 2018?

berg 1800w 5 litre xxl air fryer closed drawer
Good looking from any angle

Our favourite in the list has to be the Berg, however second best would be the Philips 9240/90 with a smaller capacity but you do get the super sleek look and Philips name.

All of the ones in this list are top of their game and hands down are better (in our opinion) than all others on the market.  We have chosen them based on how well they work, reliability and also cost factors as well as the aesthetic appeal.

Before you go, don’t forget a recipe book too – here’s over 150 air fryer recipes you can get in one simple book.

Have you enjoyed reading our review of the best air fryers 2018 can bring to the market?  It’s been extremely challenging to narrow things down to these 10 however we feel we have accomplished the goal.  One of the best kitchen gadgets money can by for health conscious people.  Worthy of an investment.  With nonstick coatings and stainless steel components you can enjoy long lasting easy to clean cooking for a very long time.

If you’re on a mission to feel healthier then you might also be interested in our wake up lamps guide that helps people wake up feeling refreshed and vitalized.

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Just What Is The Best Tool Box ? We Scrutinise The Top Rated Small, Wheeled Tool Chests, And Best Under £1000

Ok so you’re on the hunt out for the best tool box and it has to meet your needs.  Tool boxes can be all kinds of sizes, but for this write up we will try to address what we believe to be the best in each of 3 categories we have chosen.  We’ve chosen categories that make the most sense for most people.

Our category choices are:

  • * Regular sized tool boxes you would typically carry with you
  • * Affordable tool chests that can be moved on wheels and finally
  • * Premium quality “best you can buy” for the money under £1000


Category 1: “best small tool box”

What makes a good small sized tool box then?

It needs to be one you can carry most of your tools in for a start but also:

  • * Strong
  • * Portable
  • * Easy to use

How we chose

We reviewed the current overall market and picked out 3 contenders for this category.

We have already discounted many that weren’t at the top of their games, so any of these 3 would be great

It’s a personal taste decision ultimately.

Price wise, most of these kinds of portable tool boxes are typically under the £50 mark.

Our top 3 small sized portable tool boxes are as follows:


best tool box
The Stanley Fatmax – a waterproof toolbox that has one of the sexiest names on the planet.
  • Strong
  • Portable
  • Easy to use
  • Holds most common tools
  • Measures 71 x 30.8 x 28.5 cm

Makita 821551
The Makita 821551 – handy to know, it is part of a small family of storage boxes that can all be latched together when stored.
  • Strong
  • Collapsible handles
  • Stackable
  • Buy as many of these as you want and you can stack and lock them together(look)
  • Measures 39.6 x 29.6 x 21 cm

 


Stanley STA194858
The Stanley STA194858 – a tough toolbox with metal locking clamps. It also has top sections suitable for small items like screws etc.
  • Very strong
  • Features padlock eye for additional security
  • Removable tray
  • Metal locking clamps
  • Measures 25.5 x 24 x 50.5 cm

 

Our winner for best small tool box is a joint effort, and not surprisingly it’s both of the Stanley toolboxes.

The two Stanley tool boxes get top recommendations in this category because:

Best small toolbox winners:
Stanley fatmax small tool box

The Stanley Fatmax is perfect for all your larger tools.  Pop the bigger tools and and you’re good to go.

  • * The half sized tote tray inside is good for a few small bits.
  • * This tool box is not ideal for storing lots of smaller tools as it will get messy.

The Stanley STA194858
The Stanley STA194858 then fills the gap for the perfect tool box for your smaller items.

  • * It’s a more compact size, yet tough, with metal latches and has waterproof capabilities.

 


Category 2: “best tool chest on wheels”

Our thoughts we had when choosing which ones stood out

We wanted to look at and identify possible leaders in this area. Obviously on wheels, and must be easy to pull, move and offer good solid drawer action as well when fully loaded.  Lockable drawers is also a must have feature.

Price wise, we found that most of these kinds of tool chest are typically under £300, some even under £100.  For this money you get what you expect.  A tool chest on wheels that does what it’s supposed to and does it fine.  (If you really need the best you’ll have to look at the next category for the premium tool chests under £1000 as they are the “no holds barred” models).

How we chose:

  • * We were on the look out for as many features as possible, but all while retaining solid build quaility.
  • * We then identified these 3 and made our purchase.
  • * We filled each drawer and performed a series of opening and closing tests.
  • * We then looked at their overall appearance and the wheels.
Dirty pro tools tool chest on wheels
Dirty Pro Tools extra large tool chest with roll cabA strong tool chest with 14 drawers helped by US ball bearings that won’t stick when loaded.  We have featured Dirty pro tools before (on our cement mixer page) and they are doing good things with tools.
  • 14 strong lockable drawers
  • US bearings on the drawers
  • Heavy duty castors with a locking wheel
  • Anti slip mat inside the drawers
  • Measures Width: 616 mm x Depth: 330 mm x Height: 1146 mm

NOTES: It has two castor wheels that freely spin and two that are fixed.  In an ideal world all 4 castors would freely spin but this isn’t a deal breaker to be honest.

Good for a domestic use for most of your tools, but if you are hoping to use this professionally don’t expect to get a full set of pneumatic tools in it.

hardcastle 5 drawer tool chest

Hardcastle 5 Drawer Gloss Red Lockable Tool Chest Roller Cabinet

Features 5 deep powder coated drawers with a smooth ball bearing movement that won’t stick when fully loaded (here is their 7 drawer model instead).  Each drawer has an anti slip foam layer inside and can be locked.

  • A thick bar helps you to easily move the tool chest around your garage or home workshop.
  • A good solid tool chest at a low price
  • Ultra smooth drawer runners with smoothmove ball bearing technology
  • Comes with two keys for locking when not in use
  • Measures 68.5cm x 33cm x 79cm
  • Each drawer measures 51cm x 29cm x 9.5cm

NOTES: The overall dimensions do NOT include the handles.  Handles and castors will need asembling when you receive your tool chest.  You coould leave the handles off if you were putting these drawers under a worktop for example.

popamazing tool chest with 5 deep drawers and 2 smaller drawers

Popamazing Metal Tool Chest Cabinet with Lockable Drawers and Handle on Castors Wheels

Here is a tough tool chest that features 7 drawers (5 large and 2 small), that are lockable, and there are two lockable wheels to help it stay fixed when at your side.

  • Very strong tool chest
  • It comes with 2 keys to lock it when not used
  • Anti slip EVA mats in the drawers help stop slipping and help mop up any oil spills
  • Metal locking clamps
  • Measures 79 x 68 x 33 cm overall
  • Case Size: 62×33×66 cm (LxWxH)
  • Small Drawer: 51 x 28 x 3.5 cm (LxWxH)
  • Large Drawer: 51 x 28 x 8 cm (LxWxH)
  • Handle Length: 33 cm
  • Wheel Diameter: 10.2 cm

NOTES: In terms of a rolling tool chest this pretty much is the one to go for.  It’s taller than the 5 drawer one above and has 2 locking wheels.  It’s also the accepted “Red” colour.

Our winner for best tool chest on wheels is the Popamazing 7 drawer tool chest.

The Popamazing tool chest gets our top rated recommendation for this category because.

The Popamazing brand have consistently good real life consumer reviews across all their Amazon departments.

The build quality is very good.

Best tool chest on wheels winner:
popamazing tool chest with 5 deep drawers and 2 smaller drawers

The Popamazing 7 drawer tool chest is perfect for your workshop storage needs.

  • Good sized drawers
  • Easy to move and lock
  • BRILLIANT value for money

 


Category 3: “best tool chest under 1000”

 

Here we have looked carefully at professional tool chests under £1000

(if money is no object you can review higher priced tool chests here).

In this category the tool chests have to be far superior.

So, we found the ones with high end components and top notch build quality and below are our findings:

How we chose:

  • * They had to be heavy duty
  • * We then identified the ones with quality components
  • * We filled each drawer and performed a series of opening and closing tests.
  • * We then made an overall decision to find the best 3.
DJM direct heavy duty tool chest
DJM Direct multi drawer combination unitsHere we have the brilliantly affordable totally versatile setup from DJM Direct. You can choose a number of different combinations of units.  This combination is the 9 drawer small top section, plus the 3 drawer bigger mid section and the 7 drawer larger lower section.  Put them all together for a great set up!  You can mix and match different configurations too.
  • Smoother stronger ball bearings
  • Tough barrel locks for safer storage when not in use
  • Rear locking bars for extra security
  • Top Chest Overall Size (W x D x H): 600 x 260 x 380mm
  • Middle Add-On Overall Size (W x D x H): 604 x 262 x 252mm
  • Rollcab Overall Size (W x D x H): 618 x 330 x 830mm
  • Anti slip mat inside the drawers
  • Tough metal construction with hi-gloss triple baked enamel finish.

NOTES: There are no drawer liners with these tool boxes however you can buy your own liners and cut them to size.  This is also not 100% “professional” as it is made using thin metal, but we included it because it is very low cost and offers great value for money for a lightweight unit.

Motamec Pro94 large roller chest

Motamec Pro94 large sized heavy duty tool chest

Through and through this is a very high quality tool chest as used by race teams and professional garages.

  • Premium grade thick welded steel construction (solvent and rust resistant)
  • The two parts can be split if desired.
  • The drawers feature a “soft” shut lock mechanism so no trapped fingers.
  • Heavy duty castors and side bars
  • Gas struts make opening of the lid a nice and easy affair
  • Lock all drawers with a single turn of the key.
  • Comes supplied with two keys
  • Every drawer comes with anti slip matting liners

Rollcab Model No: MT6911RC-RD
Specification (W x D x H):
Overall Size with wheels: 1067 x 472 x 1007mm
Top Drawer (x1): 937 x 410 x 122mm
Small L/H Drawer (x3): 570 x 410 x 75mm
Small R/H Drawer (x3): 313 x 410 x 75mm
Large L/H Drawer (x2): 570 x 410 x 153mm
Large R/H Drawer (x1): 313 x 410 x 153mm
Net Weight: 99kg

Top Chest Model No: MT6908TC-RD
Specification (W x D x H):
Overall Size: 1051 x 412 x 553mm
Small L/H Drawer (x3): 570 x 370 x 74mm
Small R/H Drawer (x3): 313 x 370 x 74mm
Large L/H Drawer (x1): 570 x 370 x 153mm
Large R/H Drawer (x1): 313 x 370 x 153mm
Net Weight: 56kg

NOTES: The heavy nature of this product means it will be delivered on a pallet.  You will need to be able to move it yourself into position and will need to be available to accept delivery.

US Pro tools heavy duty tool chest

US Pro Tools heavy duty large tool chest in Red

21 drawers and a top section allow you to organize all your tools very efficiently.

  • Very strong tool chest
  • Heavy duty side handles. Tool drawer labeling.
  • Internal security key locking system for extra security.
  • 10 year warranty.
  • Ball bearing sliding locking drawers
  • 2mm drawer liners included
  • Overall dimensions (with castor wheels) 1067mm x 458mm x 1007mm

 

Our winner for best tool chest under £1000 is the Motamec Pro94 heavy duty tool chest.

The Motamec tool chest gets our top rated recommendation for this category because.

The build quality is exceptionallly good.  You can see this will last a very long time.

Best tool chest on wheels winner:

Motamec Pro94 large roller chest

The Motamec Pro94 tool chest is our highest rated tool chest under £1000.

  • Rock solid construction
  • Easy to move and lock
  • Designed to last many long years

 

Tool box buyers guide

 

First up, ask yourself “will it fit”?

Look at your biggest tool you want to put in the tool box or chest and look at the  tool box size.  See if it will fit.

Do you need to move it around?

If so then be sure to get wheels.  Locking wheels are a useful addition.

Are locks a MUST HAVE ?

For many businesses the ability to lock tools is a requirement of an insurance policy

Heavy duty or lightweight?

For spanners and sockets a lightweight model will be easier to move around.  For anything heavier then a heavy duty chest will be needed.

Prioritise your “most used” tools. 

There’s little point putting a tool in the box that only gets used once a year.

The best tool box for you might not be the same for others.

You need to look at your own personal needs and what tools will be used the most.

 

Summary

The majority of boxes and chests on this write up are actually inexpensive.  Even the high end premium units can be classed as affordable (especially when you look further afield at units that cost £4000 and upwards).

Each unit on this page was very carefully selected for it’s strengths over competing products.

Questions?  Please comment below.