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Air Fryers

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Air Fryers

Postby liketocook » January 29th, 2020, 12:28 pm

Hi,
I've been thinking of buying one of these for a while to reduce my oven use for things like wedges and chicken thighs. I don't want one with a paddle and my budget is around £100.
Do any Wildies have any recommendations or warnings re brands?
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby StokeySue » January 29th, 2020, 8:42 pm

I don't have one, but following a conversation about Burmese Fried Chicken I'm looking at this one, which successfully cooked the dish although most of them are supposed to be rubbish with battered food, which BFC is.

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Re: Air Fryers

Postby earthmaiden » January 29th, 2020, 10:20 pm

There are a few (conflicting!) comments if you put air fryer into the board search. I wondered if Sage did one as I like their things - but they only do a smart oven for over £300 which includes an air drying facility :rolleyes:. They all look wonderful for chips. I don't need chips :(.
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 29th, 2020, 10:57 pm

This same question was recently posed on the Instant Pot facebook group .... as many people favoured one brand as favoured a different one :? :rolleyes:
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby Rainbow » January 29th, 2020, 11:31 pm

I've thought of buying one but they are rather big and bulky for a small kitchen :( and I don't know if I'd do enough in it to justify the space and expense.
I do like chips and wedges sometimes though :D

I just searched on the board for air fryers and came across this comment from Sue
"Maybe I'll just wait for someone like Magimix or Cuisinart to make a really special air fryer". That was in 2012 - so I guess you're still waiting :lol:
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby StokeySue » January 30th, 2020, 12:06 am

This is the Instagram conversation with picture that made me think I might like the Phillips air fryer
Both MiMi and I were impressed
(You don’t need an Insta account)

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Re: Air Fryers

Postby earthmaiden » January 30th, 2020, 8:28 am

One thing to consider, the Phillips is 800g capacity but the larger Tefal style round ones are 1.5kg (and more expensive).
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby liketocook » January 30th, 2020, 10:13 am

Thanks for the suggestions everyone,
I did pop "air fryers" in the search box before posting but I didn't get any results - don't know what I did wrong :oops:
I'd like one with a reasonable capacity big enough to cover a one person chicken and veg traybake anyway.
I did look at the Ninja which like the Sage also dehydrates as I'd need to get rid of my dehydrator if I get one but is far less than £300 thankfully.
I think I will continue to ponder for a bit.
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 30th, 2020, 1:18 pm

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Re: Air Fryers

Postby Pepper Pig » January 30th, 2020, 1:56 pm

Wasn't there a thing a few years ago about them not being safe and blowing up? Or is my memory playing tricks again?

(I'm tempted too). :oops: :oops:
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby KC2 » January 30th, 2020, 2:38 pm

Until I saw this thread, I had no idea "Air fryers" even existed :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Air Fryers

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Re: Air Fryers

Postby karadekoolaid » January 30th, 2020, 7:44 pm

I used my son´s air fryer in Cincinnati. Not impressed.
It´s fine for frozen chips, ready prepared chicken nuggets, etc, but anything with batter on it ( or anything soft) doesn´t work.
Nothing like a bucketful of oil to give something flavour. :terrified: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Air Fryers

Postby StokeySue » January 30th, 2020, 7:53 pm

I think the current air fryers, such as the Phillips, are rather different from the old Actifry type we originally discussed, which had a paddle that rotated the food, thereby stripping off the surface of some items

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Re: Air Fryers

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Re: Air Fryers

Postby Herbidacious » February 2nd, 2020, 10:40 am

Which? Magazine gave an initial thumbs up to Ninja Health Grill and Air Fryer AG301UK £179 in the latest magazine. Might be worth a look.
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Re: Air Fryers

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