Product Type: Philips fryers
Newest Review: ... chips do require a very small amount of oil coated evenly over the cut up potatoes. Philips recommend using around a tablespoon, however I... more
Virtually fat free cooking
Member Name: sharonmanc
Advantages: Quick and easy to use, very easy to clean, healthy "fried" food
Disadvantages: None that I can think of
The AirFryer is a great kitchen must have if, like me, you are health conscious, and even if you not it means you can indulge in fried foods with less guilt, as it gives food a "deep fried" taste without using a lot of oil.
The instructions say that, if you are using convenience food, like frozen chips or chicken nuggets for frying, you don't need to add any oil to it at all. When using fresh, homemade ingredients, such as potatoes that you have prepared yourself, you need to add a very small amount of oil. For example for 500g of potatoes, you only need to add 1/2 a tablespoon of oil, which is a fraction compared to how you cook them conventionally.
According to the instructions that came with it, the Philips AirFryer will save you 80% of the fat in your "frying." This makes it an ideal product to cook your favourite fried food but with less fat, which fro me is fabulous as any mums knows kids love all the foods we are told to give them in moderation, with the Airfryer, it means they can eat more of those fried foods but with less fat. This got a big thumbs up from my children.
The machine had come with a metal divider to be used when cooking two things at once, so I decided to cook some frozen chips with chicken nuggets have "fried" the chips at the same time as the nuggets.
It was really easy to make them. First you set the temperature, then pop the food in and then set the timer. Halfway through the cooking, you take them out and shake them up and put them back in. It was a really easy to use, and all in just 13 minutes. And the best bit is they did have a taste very much like they had been fried, which is great, especially with my middle child being such a fussy eater, but they passed his taste test and that is not easy.
The Philips AirFryer also came with a recipe book which had some great recipes in it! I found out I can even make brownies in the machine, along with recipes for "fish and chips," "crispy curry potato cubes with coriander salsa," "feta triangles" and "meatballs with feta," just to name a few. All of the recipes in the recipe book contain the nutritional values of the dishes.
Overall the Philips AirFryer is a big winner with my family, and I am looking forward to making many more meals using it.
Summary: A fantastic kitchen product for any home, that will allow you to enjoy fried food with the guilt
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