Low energy cooking appliance scheme

Working with Climate Friendly BoA, we’ve bought:

  • 3 air fryers
  • 3 slow cookers
  • a pressure cooker.

These are all available for town residents to borrow for up to 3 weeks to see if they work for you.

Although they cook in different ways, air fryers, slow cookers and pressure cookers can all help you to save energy, money and time when you cook meals.

They can also be convenient ways to try new recipes, use different ingredients, batch cook and add flavour and spice.

However, people might be unsure about how to use these appliances. Or they might be uncertain about how much they would use them – or how much they could save.

As such, people living in Bradford on Avon can borrow the appliances to try them out and see how they like them.

This way, people can see whether these appliances suit them – helping them to decide whether to buy their own in the future.

What you can borrow

Air fryers:

  • a Ninja air fryer suitable for 2 to 3 people
  • 2 Tower air fryers suitable for 2 to 3 people.

Slow cookers:

  • 2 1.8L Crockpot slow cookers for 1 to 2 people
  • a 3.5L Morphy Richards slow cooker for up to 4 people.

Pressure cooker:

  • a 6L Tower pressure cooker for up to 6 people.

Want to try something out?

Contact us to let us know what you’d like to borrow – and we’ll let you know when that item’s next available.

You can borrow up to 2 items at the same time – but this depends on availability.

Essential information

  • you must be over 18 and a Bradford on Avon resident for the try before you buy scheme
  • we’ll need to see proof of your identity and your address
  • there’s a £20 deposit for each item that you borrow. This is fully refundable when you return the item clean, working and in the same condition you borrowed it
  • you can pay your deposit by card or in cash. Sorry – we can’t accept cheques
  • we may keep some or all your deposit if the item comes back broken, dirty or in poor condition – and if you bring it back later than when it’s due back
  • each item comes with its original instruction and care manual. Some of these also contain recipe ideas.

Typically, items are available to collect on weekdays from 9am to 4.30pm.

Good to know

We check returned items before they’re due to be borrowed again.

And all our appliances will be PAT checked once a year from November 2024 onwards.

Borrow an appliance

To register your interest in borrowing one of our appliances – please complete a registration form and we will be in touch as soon as one is available for you!