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Started by WibbleAgain on Feb 14, 2018 1:25:30 PM
Air fryers

Has anyone used them and are they as good as advertised?

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cozzer - 14 Feb 2018 13:53:00 (#1 of 26)

Fried air doesn't sound like a very substantial meal, you're better off sticking to potatoes, I reckon.

Moschops - 14 Feb 2018 13:53:55 (#2 of 26)

If you find yourself sticking to potatoes, might I suggest a more thorough hygiene routine?

Catspyjamas17 - 14 Feb 2018 13:55:02 (#3 of 26)

My parents brought one with them from their house. I wouldn't choose to have one but then using for oven chips is probably not using it to its proper potential. Oven chips are better from there than in the oven, IMO, but do you really want to take up more space on the worktop for it?

JohnIlly - 14 Feb 2018 14:06:29 (#4 of 26)

but do you really want to take up more space on the worktop for it?

And how easy are they to clean?

Catspyjamas17 - 14 Feb 2018 14:09:28 (#5 of 26)

They are quite easy to clean. The tray comes out and goes in the dishwasher.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 Feb 2018 14:17:59 (#6 of 26)

You don't really need to buy oven chips; just cut up your potatoes, coat in oil, and cook them in the over. If you're feeling particularly fussy, par boil them first.

That's all oven chips are: par boiled cut up potatoes with a covering of oil.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 Feb 2018 14:20:51 (#7 of 26)

I don't know about air fryers - I'd never heard of them before - but they look a bit faddy. They again I don't really fry anything so I don't what I'd use it for other than chips. And I don't really cook chips.

nemo75 - 14 Feb 2018 14:23:30 (#8 of 26)

How would it do with, say, a battered sausage?

JohnIlly - 14 Feb 2018 14:31:53 (#9 of 26)

Or eggs?

cozzer - 14 Feb 2018 14:32:19 (#10 of 26)

It's great for powdered soup sandwiches.

TinyMcOtter - 14 Feb 2018 16:57:35 (#11 of 26)

Is this like air miles?

breakfast - 14 Feb 2018 17:22:23 (#12 of 26)

A vegetarian battered sausage.

breakfast - 14 Feb 2018 17:25:22 (#13 of 26)

I've never been to Croydon and I'd never heard of an air fryer before now.

breakfast - 14 Feb 2018 17:26:50 (#14 of 26)

I have seen the very first Star Wars film but none of the others.

widenation - 14 Feb 2018 17:30:33 (#15 of 26)

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/air-fryers-healthy-or-cancer-causing/119690.htm

54321wibble - 14 Feb 2018 17:48:22 (#16 of 26)

I wouldn't be without my air fryers (yes I have 2). I use them for chips, "roast" potatoes, chicken tikka, samosas, freezer to fryer type food, hearing ready made Yorkshire puddings (on lazy days) etc. Yes I could use the oven, but the air fryer is much quicker to heat up and more economical to use.

WibbleAgain - 14 Feb 2018 17:50:23 (#17 of 26)

Can you link the ones you've got please?

54321wibble - 14 Feb 2018 17:58:35 (#18 of 26)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-HD9220-20-Healthier-Airfryer/dp/B0042EU3A2

I have 2 of these (although probably a couple of models ago - I got them about 3 years ago as black Friday deals!)

WibbleAgain - 14 Feb 2018 18:02:26 (#19 of 26)

Thank you.

Some of the brands apparently don't fry the food evenly but only on the top, so that you'd have to keep stirring. Do these do that?

54321wibble - 14 Feb 2018 18:07:42 (#20 of 26)

You have to shake them up to get an even cook if you have a lot in them

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