Salter EK2118V2 Healthy Cooking Air Fryer

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The Tower T17005 3.2 Litre Low Fat Healthy Air Fryer with Rapid Air Circulation is priced low but does not perform as well as some of its rivals. As with the Salter DS90010N review, it struggled to cook hand cut chips but in all other tests it did reasonably well.

  • Editor’s Rating 55%

Overview

The Salter EK2118V2 Healthy Cooking Air Fryer is a ideal for anyone on a budget wanting a cheap air fryer.  Don’t expect the best results but with some trial and error you will get decent results and you certainly won’t have wasted your money.

The Salter EK2118V2 Healthy Cooking Air Fryer comes with an instruction manual but no recipes! The unit is not particularly robust. The main parts do come away for cleaning.

Using the Salter EK2118V2 Healthy Cooking Air Fryer

The Salter EK2118V2 Healthy Cooking Air Fryer is controlled via two mechanical knobs; the temperature and timer. There is also an automatic stop when te timer has completed.h

The unit is a front loader meaning the food is placed into a drawer. Once closed the food is hidden and so it is not possible to view the food during cooking unless you open the drawer. Although this may seem an issue, you will need to open the food mid-way through to stir it. This is to encourage even cooking and reduce the risk of burning. If you are cooking chips, this is the opportunity to give them a good shake. The only models that allow you to view the food whilst it is cooking and stir the food with rotating paddles are the Tefal ActiFry range.

Results

As with the other reviews, we ran our standard tests to see how this unit performed. It was generally hit and miss. The unit can pack out quite a bit of heat but unfortunately it wasn’t circulating properly. This led to some uneven cooking which was more noticeable on chips and chick fillets.

 

Summary of the Salter EK2118V2 Healthy Cooking Air Fryer

The Salter EK2118V2 Healthy Cooking Air Fryer is a cheap unit which performs OK with scones and meat but unfortunately produces disappointing chips. It is ideal for someone on a budget and given the price isn’t bad value for money. However, if you can afford a bit extra look at the Duronic.