Category: Air Fryers

NEW – Russell Hobbs Purifry Health Fryer

And still they come….. Yet another air fryer has now reached the market, again a testiment to their popularity. This time, we have the Russell Hobbs Health Fryer which should be available on the market for around £80. Yet again this one is in a similar design to the Philips Air Fryer which was the first to come out with this egg shaped design.

So is this one any different? Probably not, but Russell Hobbs like Philips do have quite a good following as they have been around for some time. Reviewers seem to think it’s good (see some of the reviews at the bottom of the page), so it’s up to you to decide. If you buy from a reputable web site or store, you can always return it under the guarantee so worth a punt if you either buying for the first time or replacing an original (I’ve had my Philips since they first came out and it still gets regular use and looks good on the worktop).

Here’s a few basics of the Russell Hobbs Purifry Health Fryer that may help.

2L capacity
Basket separator
Timer with auto switch-off
Variable temperature up to 200°C
Cooks both fresh or frozen
Dishwasher safe basket

The Purifry from Russell Hobbs is designed to be fast and easy to use as it utilizes fast-circulating air to cook favourites like chips or chicken nuggets using very little oil or fat. The coatings are claimed to be still crispy and of course there is no vapour or odour of food frying.

You can roast and bake with it too… helped by the recipe book that comes with it to give you a few ideas (there are also several recipes and details of air fryer recipe books on this site).

With its sizefryerable 2 litre capacity drawer with food separator you can cook meat, fish and vegetables separately at the same time, just set the controls to the right temperature and time that you need. What’s more, you can make baked treats such as scones, pies and cupcakes or even roasted joints, the versatility is endless. There is no messy oil to dispose of and it is dishwasher safe too making it quick and easy to clean too.

The Purifry has a 2 litre capacity and a food separator, it heats up quickly and cooks more efficiently than a conventional oven.

With a sizeable drawer, you can cook a variety of vegetables, meat, fish, potatoes and the food separator feature allows you to do a couple of things at the same time without the need for any oil if thats your choice. Personally, I like to use a teaspoon of rapeseed or sunflower oil as your body does need a little!

With no oil to dispose of which would risk clogging up water systems, you can simply slip out the containers and wash them in the dishwasher.

You can read some of the reviews below and check out more by following  this link for the Russell Hobbs Health Fryer. Some of these reviews mention the instructions, with respect to those people, these machines are pretty simple to work and the recipe books do tend to make it clearer. Don’t be put off by comments on the instructions, you put the food in, select the temperature and set the timer and press go. Depending on what you are cooking, you will need to shake the basket half way through. I have also baked cakes in mine and can recommend the brownies! I’ve warmed bread rolls, roasted veg and done much more as well!
5.0 out of 5 stars It works……and is much better than I expected…., 7 April 2014
mandynolan “mandynolan” – See all my reviews
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
I like the idea of an airfryer but wasn’t convinced that it would work…But it does!!….
Its really easy to use…Set the temperature…warm it up….put the food in the basket…set the timer and go….just shake once half way through cooking….I tried to use more oil than I needed to as I didn’t believe that 1 teaspoon was enough but it is…as ever just read and follow the instructions ….they work!I’ve made chips…of course…and they were lovely….and I’ve roasted vegetables in it ….again lovely….The basket can be split into 2 and you can cook two things at once which is a bonus I think….PROS
1. Easy to set up
2. easy to use
3. easy to clean…..all dishwasher safe..
4. Healthy…
5. No oil to spill….so safer than a chip pan….
6. 2 litre capacity….
1. Its big..
2. Not cheap….
3. 2 litre capacity may not be big enough for some….
4. Not many cook books around for them…but just experiment…Overall…its great….easy to use and the food tasted good….

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 6 Dec 2014
By Mrs Marie McCann – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Works great, I had another airfryer that was giving up. Very pleased with my new airfryer.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Simply Awful, 5 Dec 2014
By S. Warren (Liverpool UK)
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Really, do not buy this machine. You cannot cook a full basket of fresh chips from potatoes. I put well washed, well dried, oiled potatoes in and after 40mins of cooking with manual turning every 5mins I ended up with half burnt, half raw inedible chips. The hot air isn’t strong enough to circulate round a basket and the grill element on top only crisps the top layer. Go and look at reviews on YouTube etc, and buy an actifry. This went back.
5.0 out of 5 stars Get One!!, 29 Nov 2014
By Helen thorogood
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Awesome bit of kitchen kit, especially if your oven is over 4 years old! The kitchen ends up hotter than the oven!
Cooks chips better than fast food chains! Sausages lush and cake is very good and light!!
So easy to clean it is ridiculous!! Better than spending the day scrubbing out oven too!
4.0 out of 5 stars It works, 1 Sep 2014
By Mr. G. Craig  (Portsmouth UK)
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This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Bought this for the chips! Seems a good idea to reduce fat intake. It really does produce acceptable chips. We are vegetarian, so not interested in some of it’s capabilities. Have tried roasting some veg and was impressed that they were cooked in 20 minutes and tasted just right. Easy to clean! No smell! No grease! Just needs to be wiped after use, unlike our previous deep fat fryer.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for healthier cooking, 20 May 2014
By S. A. Broadhurst “SBroadhurst” (Worcester, UK)

This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
I was really excited to get this product to try however when I opened the box I was unsure how to use it to its best due to teh lack of instructions. There is an instruction book but for me, as a very limited and unconfident cook, I felt that I needed more instruction. However my husband, who does the cooking in our house, has had a play and really likes it. He has had to play and it has been trial and error to get the cooking times right but we have had some gorgeous food – little mini roast new potatoes are a firm favourite. it is easy to clean and it doesn’t take too much storage space on the side, and looks good too!
My score does reflect the lack of detailled instructions.

NEW! VonShef Turbo Air Fryer

New on the market in the UK is the VonShef Turbo Air Fryer.

As with the Tefal Actifry and the Philips Air Fryer the VonShef will cut out most of the calories and fat in cooking.

With 7 programmable modes – Speedy, Roast, Fries, Bake, Pizza, Steak and Skewer – as well as a manual setting, the VonShef Air Fryer makes a versatile addition to the modern kitchen. It also features a handy manual setting – which can be set to cook between 50 – 230℃ and for up to 60 minutes.

With its spacious 10 litre capacity bowl, you’re not confined to cooking just small meals with the VonShef Air Fryer – which is large enough to hold an entire chicken.

The VonShef Air Fryer scores highly when it comes to energy-efficiency too, with its ability to cook just as thoroughly as a conventional oven whilst using less energy.

Clear digital display, easy to read PCB control and overheat protection feature for safe cooking.


Select the ‘speedy’ setting, and your food will be cooked in record time. This setting is great for cooking a wide range of foods – from vegetables to fish. The speedy setting is perfect for those days when you need a tasty meal but don’t have time to waste.


Using the ‘roast’ setting, you can create a roast dinner with all the trimmings with minimal fuss and minimal fat. From chicken, pork, lamb and beef to potatoes and vegetables, this setting will roast your food to absolute perfection.


The VonShef Turbo Air Fryer dispels the myth that chips and fries have to be fattening and unhealthy – in fact they can be quite the opposite. Using the smallest spoonful of oil, in a just a few minutes you’ll be enjoying some of the most delicious and healthiest chips you’ve ever tasted.


Baking is even more fun with the VonShef Air Fryer, making it easier than ever to bake cakes, cheesecakes, bread, quiche and much more. Baking using the VonShef Air Fryer is quick, easy and healthy, and the air fryer is compatible with many types of dishes, trays and moulds.


You can’t quite beat the taste of a home-made pizza, and with the VonShef Air Fryer, you don’t have to be a culinary whizz to create a pizza worthy of a top Italian pizzeria. Achieve a crispy, evenly cooked base with using the dual rack.


Whether you like yours rare, medium or well done, the VonShef Air Fryer makes light work of cooking a mouth-wateringly delicious steak which tickles the taste-buds. Low – medium temperature cooks steak to perfection – retaining flavour and keeping meat moist.


The skewer function is a must for expertly spit-roasting chicken and smaller joints of meat. Using the skewer attachment, rotating feature ensures meat is cooked evenly – the end result being moist and succulent. Perfect for the Sunday roast.


When cooking chicken, it’s vital that to make sure that it’s defrosted properly. This is where the VonShef Air Fryer comes in handy. Meat is defrosted quickly yet thoroughly to get cooking off to the best possible start.

Accessories Included

The VonShef Air Fryer comes complete with a great range of accessories – tongs, dual rack, baking cage and fork. These accessories make the Fryer an even more versatile culinary choice and a must-have for every modern kitchen.

60-Minute Timer

Easy to read timer ensures food is cooked for exactly the right time for the most delicious results. Timer can be set for up to 60 minutes.


Non-stick coating stops food from sticking, burning and cooking unevenly, which not only produces the most delicious food, but also makes cleaning the fryer an incredibly easy task.

Variable Temperature

Temperature can be manually set between 50 and 230°C. This is great for cooking dishes which are best cooked on the manual setting, rather than a pre-programmed mode.


As the Air Fryer doesn’t need lots of oil in order to cook food thoroughly, the fat content of food is greatly reduced when compared to other methods of cooking. With the VonShef Air Fryer, every meal can be a healthy meal.

The Box Contains
1 x 13/093 Turbo Air Fryer
1 x tongs
1 x dual rack
1 x baking cage
1 x fork
instruction manual

Read more about the VonShef Turbo Air Fryer here.

Air Fryers in the USA

While air fryers were initially marketed in Europe, they are now becoming more readily available in the USA and Canada.

The Actifry and Phillips can still be hard to obtain, but not impossible. However there are different models that have been developed for the US which are just as good.

Take for example the GLIP AF800. The GLIP is similar in design and the way it works to the Phillips Air Fryer. It will cook your favorite foods and snacks in a healthier way using the principle of rapid-air exchange (continuously heated air combined with high-speed air cycling) and a unique, multi-surface air flow design to provide a one-time comprehensive heating. So, for most food, there is no need to add oil for cooking.

FLIP AF 800With the additional roasting plate, you now have a more convenient way to make delicious foods like fries, chicken wings, cheese sticks, hamburgers and much more! You will also enjoy eating your healthier food sooner than with traditional models, because the Glip Oil-less Air Fryer can cook delicious meals and snacks in less time. Most foods, including fries, pork chop, chicken wings, drumsticks, calamari, shrimp, etc., are ready to serve within 20 minutes and the built-in timer, which supports automatic turnoff, allows you to preset a maximum of 30 minutes, if necessary.

Cleanup is simple because the removable frying basket is dishwasher-safe. The Fryer also comes with cool-touch housing and a heat insulated handle for easy and safe operation.

This AF800 model comes in Black or White, Power output: 1400WVoltage: 120V/60Hz with a capacity: of 2.2Liter. Maximum Cooking Temperature is 400DegreeF and there is a  30 minute Timer. Made from Stainless steel, steel with enamel, and comes with a Heat Resistant Pad, Manual and Cookbook. Prices currently around $138.