Shoppers are going wild for these air fryer alternatives that are cheaper and healthier to run | The Sun

AIR fryers have been a hot topic in recent years, with a huge rise in sales as people look for healthier and more cost-effective ways to cook food.

But now shoppers are searching for an alternative kitchen appliance that's said to be a better (and cheaper) alternative to air fryers: halogen ovens.

  • Daewoo Healthy Halogen 17L Air Fryer, £38.84 (was £39.99) from Amazon – buy here

Halogen ovens work by releasing infrared heat from bulbs, which is then circulated around a glass bowl by fans, cooking the food in the process.

They use less energy than traditional ovens so may help to reduce your household bills and require less cooking oil or fat.

They're also generally cheaper to buy than air fryers, with prices starting from around £30.

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One of the best halogen ovens is the Daewoo Healthy Halogen 17L Air Fryer, currently on sale for £38.84 on Amazon.

Claiming to be 73% cheaper to run than an electric oven, this handy kitchen gadget can cook for up to 8-10 people at once and is easy to clean, with little-to-no oil needed when cooking.

It has racked up thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, with customers calling it "a culinary marvel", "so easy to use and versatile" and "great value for money".

Another halogen oven that is proving popular is the EMtronics 17 Litre Halogen Oven, which is even cheaper, costing £30.69 from B&Q.

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Similar to the Daewoo one, this model features temperature and timer controls, with shelves for cooking different foods all at once.

  • EMtronics 17 Litre Halogen Oven, £30.69 from B&Q – buy here

One B&Q customer called it "very easy to use", while another said that "it roasts the best chicken".

With a slighter smaller capacity but lots more cooking functions, JML Halowave Halogen Oven – which costs £60 from Argos – is a great choice for those who want a more high-tech halogen oven.

With energy costs still high, we predict we're going to be hearing a lot more about halogen ovens in the coming months.

Still, got your heart set on an air fryer? Black Friday is the time to buy one – read our guide to the best Black Friday air fryer deals coming up.

And if there are other kitchen appliances on your wish list, it's worth keeping an eye on Ninja's Black Friday offers, with huge savings to be had on everything from blenders to ice cream makers.

Want to find more savings on your online shopping? Then head to Sun Vouchers where you can get discounts and voucher codes from hundreds of top retailers including B&Q, Boots, Iceland, Lookfantastic, Dunelm, Adidas and more.

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