Aldi’s $89 8L Ambiano Air Fryer: How does it compare to Australia’s best?

Posted: 7 May 2021 5:24 pm
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As part of Aldi's Saturday 7 May 2021 Special Buys, the supermarket chain is featuring the 8L Ambiano Air Fryer. The Ambiano Air Fryer range isn't a new item for Aldi and we've seen it appear no less than five times in the last two years as a Special Buy appliance. Where previous models have been smaller (2.5L and 3L) and bigger (a 16L model), this weekend shoppers can opt for the family-friendly 8L model.

So, how does the Aldi 8L Ambiano Air Fryer compare with the best air fryers in Australia. For the full run-down, you can read our review of the Aldi Air Fryer. But below, we'll give you a quick overview of how it stacks up against the market.

How does the Aldi Ambiano Air Fryer's features compare?

If you're looking to compare air fryers solely on price, then the 8L Aldi Ambiano is hard to beat. At $89.99, it's got just about every major player covered. The question, of course, becomes whether or not the more expensive options offer substantially more features and a better cooking experience?

Below you will find the Aldi Ambiano Air Fryer's features compared against other options in the market. This includes the air fryers that made our list for the best air fryers in Australia.

Air fryerCapacityCooking cptionsMax tempTimer (min)Size (mm)Finder AwardPrice
Aldi Ambiano Air Fryer8L7 presets200°C30350 x 470 x 390N/A$89.99
Anko 3.2 Litre Air Fryer Roaster3.2L7 presets200°C30302 x 354 x 358Best budget air fryer$96
Healthy Choice 12L Digital Air Fryer12L10 presets200°C60422 x 412 x 374Best large air fryer$199.99
Tefal Easy Fry Classic Air Fryer4.2L4 cooking types200°C60326 x 394 x 326Best compact air fryer$179
Philips Air Fryer Premium XXL7.3L5 presets200°C60398 x 398 x 334Best premium air fryer$599
Nutri Ninja Foodi Multi Cooker4L9 cooking types260°C60360 x 320 x 430Best multifunction air fryer$349
Bellini BAF02011L8 presets and 3 cooking functions200°C60TBCN/A$149

Ultimately it compares very favourably. Especially when you look at the capacity you're getting at such a low price without losing key features like a timer, presets and a 200°C max temperature. Elsewhere you'll find overheat protection and non-stick pans, as well as most of the base features you find in most air fryers.

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Who should buy it?

We've gone hands-on with Aldi's new air fryer for 2021 and as detailed in our review, overall it's impressive for the price. It's not without its foibles. The basket can be slid out of the appliance easily enough, but it can be a pain to get back into place. The 30-minute timer is a bit restrictive, too. And there are a couple of high-end features that would be nice, even if they are ultimately luxuries.

There's also the unknown question of how long it will last? Previous models have been hit and miss if you go by user reviews, but there's nothing we've seen in its performance thus far to suggest there is anything to worry about. At this price, reliability is a risk you take and you can opt for more well-known brands.

With its 8L capacity, it can easily hold a BBQ chicken with vegetables, a large pie or quiche or tons of chips. In short, plenty for a family. As a result, it feels like good bang for buck to us.

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