Air Fryers - how safe are they?

Irratus_Rusticus
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edited 28 November 2022 at 9:21AM in Old style MoneySaving
MSE mentions air fryers as an energy saving tip? Per Google loads of people seemingly want these widgits now for energy savings.

Never owned one but ordered one last week to join in the rage. Before delivery, shocked to happen on a tech review of exact same model having design defects and causing fires! Cancelled order. Since found news articles about air fryers causing fire hazards. Seems many thousands being recalled in US and Canada in recent weeks? Not so much safety news in UK about air fryers?

 I'm resigned to sticking with my old electric-gas oven where I can clean everywhere. 

Sorry. Seem to posted in wrong place. No idea how to shift...

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  • sarah1972
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  • tacpot12
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    The Air Fryers sold in the USA and Canda will have been built to run on the US 120V mains electricty supply, whereas the ones for Europe and the UK will have been built for 230V, and consequently will have inherently better electrical insulation, and may be better built in other ways due to the requirements for product testing in the EU. 
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  • fatbelly
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    I don't know how good a deal this is but Iceland are offering this one

    https://www.iceland.co.uk/p/tower-4l-manual-vortx-air-fryer/91939.html

    for £35 if you make a £20 shop this weekend
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