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Philips Airfryer

Tuesday 29 March 2011

G-Rating

Rating of 4

The basics

The Philips Airfryer marks a new and innovative way of frying chips and other foods, managing without buckets of greasy oils, and using a fan and heating element instead. The result is faster and healthier – but join us after the cut to find out if it can match the real thing when it comes to taste.

The good

The Philips Airfryer uses a heating element and a fan, both of which sit above a tray for your food. It offers temperatures of up to 200 degrees, and can cook chips in around 15 minutes – around 10 minutes quicker than an oven. One of the best bits about the Philips Airfryer is the fact that it doesn't use much oil – around a table spoon in fact. That also makes a difference when it comes to taste, but we'll get to that in a moment. The lack of oil produces healthier results, with food proving a lot less greasy.

The bad

On the downside, the Philips Airfryer doesn't produce chips that are up there with the very best. It may be a slightly healthier option, but for taste you simply can't beat a conventional fryer. The Philips Airfryer also takes up a lot of space.

The bottom line

A decent enough option if you're looking to cook food in slightly less time than an oven, the Philips Airfryer is also capable of producing food that's slightly healthier than fried rivals. It's not perfect, however, with food proving a bit dryer than usual.
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User comments (3)

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Rosni

I have purchased the air fryer @ 2 years ago in Malaysia. Nonetheless I don't use it frequently, except if I need to prepare chips or grilled meat. Recently I noticed the coating of the fryer is peeling, Is it still safe to use the fryer? I only use soft sponge for washing the fryer. Please let me know if it's still safe especially where health of my family is concerned. Appreciate your response, Thank you. Rosni

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Mark Hetherington

Surely the best people to ask are the manufacturers?

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