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Compare Tower air fryers for sale

Tower sells some of the most popular air fryers on the market, the Vortx range. Compare its fryers in our table, and find out what’s different about Tower air fryers.

Tower says its air fryers are super-fast to heat up – many users agree, and cite the fact there’s no pre-heating needed. The machines have plenty of space inside, a range of functions and a long 3-year warranty.
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Tower Xpress Pro Combo 10 in 1 Air Fryer T17076
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★★★★★
11
38.2cm x 32.4cm x 33.9cm
10
£130
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Tower Xpress Pro T17039 Vortx 5-in-1 Digital Air Fryer Oven
Finder rating
★★★★★
11
34.8cm x 38.4cm x 33.9cm
5
£95.99
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What’s different about Tower air fryers?

Tower makes high-end as well as budget air fryers. Cheaper, smaller models include the Vortx 3-litre, 4-litre and 4.3-litre basket air fryers. These are similar to standard air fryers from brands like Philips and Power – best for cooking foods like chips and chicken wings, and you’ll need to give them a good shake half way through.

The ones that stand out from the crowd are the Vortx Air Fryer Oven models. These beauties include a rotisserie for a whole chicken, and higher-end models can make kebabs and handle pizzas with added accessories. Not many other air fryers we’ve seen have the ability to rotate food on a spit.

You can check on your chicken while it cooks through the viewing window in Tower oven models.

Tower offers a 3-year warranty on its air fryers, longer than Ninja and Tefal.

What are Tower air fryers good at?

If you’re a family of 4, a Tower air fryer could be a good choice. Even the cheaper models, like the T17024 4.3L, can take a bag of chips, while the bigger air fryer ovens will cook a family-sized quantity on different racks.

If you leave gaps for the hot air to circulate, you’re more likely to get an even cook.

The higher-priced ovens come with a good range of accessories which add to the number of functions you can use.

These air fryers don’t need to preheat, just throw in your frozen food and press start. The presets, which range from chicken to seafood, are convenient and easy to use.

Tower air fryer ovens are versatile. While they won’t slow cook or pressure cook, they’re large enough to accommodate roasting dishes for vegetables and meat, as well as make saucier dishes like curries and stews.

They come with a recipe guide, which can also be found online.

Finally, the ovens have a transparent window and are equipped with a light to show you how your food is coming along. Many air fryers don’t have a viewing window.

What’s the best Tower air fryer?

We think the best overall Tower air fryer is the Tower Xpress Pro Combo T17076. It will cater to the whole family with its generous 11-litre capacity and wide range of functions.

The T17076 is jam-packed with accessories. As well as air frying, grilling, baking, roasting and dehydrating, this model will fire up a pizza, spit-roast whole chickens, chargrill steak and cook 10 kebabs. It’s got the familiar Tower presets, although you’ll have to work out the cooking times and temperatures for the functions (such as toasting and grilling). It’s surprisingly light and compact, given its capacity.

A typical downside of ovens with trays, like this one, is that you need to rotate the trays if you want even cooking. The trays’ mesh design means you’ll need to scrub them to get rid of sticky grease. But if you don’t mind a bit of scrubbing (other parts can be thrown in the dishwasher and the door detaches easily), this air fryer oven can almost do the lot.

How long do Tower air fryers last?

A few user reviews on Amazon have reported that their air fryer stopped working early on. But on the whole, users have had good experiences using their air fryers.

Tower provides an excellent 3-year warranty once you’ve registered your product online. This is better than some other air fryer brands’ warranties. Ninja offers just 1 year, for example.

Tower air fryer customer reviews

Tower air fryers have had generally positive reviews across the board. Many users are pleased with their capacity, versatility and ease of use. The rotisserie function is particularly popular.

Some users have been unhappy about the mesh trays being hard to clean, which is a trait of a layered cooking system. Others have reported uneven cooking in parts.

Pros and cons of Tower air fryers

Pros

  • Generally value for money
  • 3-year warranty
  • Oven air fryers have good capacity and cooking options
  • Easy-to-use presets
  • Great range of accessories with some models

Cons

  • Mesh trays hard to clean
  • Food-flipping required for even cooking
  • Stated functions not labelled

Our verdict: Are Tower air fryers any good?

In a competitive market, high-end Tower models stand out for value, even its latest spec air fryer ovens are cheaper than other top brands’. Some of the more budget models offer decent value too, because of the range of functions they offer.

Tower machines are good for whipping up a quick batch of fries for a hungry family of 4, but they will require supervision – you’ll need to rotate the trays to get the most even cooking. They’re great if you’re a foodie and like experimenting with cooking accessories.

The ovens are trim and sleek and will fit in most kitchens, but those mesh trays will take some cleaning.

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