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Airfryer - what do I need to know?

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peekaboo1 Wed 15-Jul-15 19:47:47

After months of humming and hawing, I have finally taken the plunge and ordered a Phillips Airfryer. It looks great for small batches eg when I am just cooking one chicken drumstick for DD, and of course chips. But what else do I need to know? Any tips, hints and ideas most gratefully received!

50ShadesofNope Wed 15-Jul-15 19:58:06

Don't leave the plastic measuring spoon in!! Even though it may have a handy little stand bit for it and it may LOOK like it's supposed to stay there, it isn't. It will come out a shrunken, mangled plastic mess and ruin your sweet potato fries. You have been warned although you probably didn't need to because who the hell leaves plastic in a fryer hmm

peekaboo1 Thu 16-Jul-15 12:33:14

Thanks 50shades, I will be sure to bear that in mind smile

SavoyCabbage Thu 16-Jul-15 12:39:11

I've got the Phillips one but I don't have any tips. <helpful>

I use it for chips, fish fingers and spring rolls. I don't put oil in every time nor do I clean it every time and it's all good.

SavoyCabbage Thu 16-Jul-15 12:41:02

Oh, and my next door neighbour has the Tefal one and we used them at the same time one day to make chips and they were exactly the same.

peekaboo1 Thu 16-Jul-15 23:03:40

Good to know there's not much difference between the Tefal and Phillips.
I'm hoping this isn't going to be a waste of money/space!

BrassicaBabe Fri 17-Jul-15 17:38:29

Oh they really make decent chips with just a tablespoon of oil?

peekaboo1 Sun 19-Jul-15 19:44:58

I will report back on the chips once I've tried it out

Behooven Sun 19-Jul-15 19:54:34

The chips are great, not chippie standard but much better than oven.

Sweet potato chips (even the frozen ones) are lovely
Roasties are great, the teeny potatoes left whole and done for about 30 mins are delicious and for a recent family party I made those prepacked fritters which went down well with the vino!

2LittleFishes Sun 19-Jul-15 19:58:20

I second what 50shades says.... Even had to show your post to my dh to prove I'm not the only dim wit one. grin

MyGastIsFlabbered Sun 19-Jul-15 19:59:52

Watching with great interest as I'm very tempted.

peekaboo1 Mon 20-Jul-15 20:00:04

Well, the chips were great, just like deep fried at home but obviously less greasy. Next up, will try chicken drumsticks. I see many chips in my future...

OnAPedalStool Mon 20-Jul-15 20:47:13

I'm watching this with interest. We've been considering getting one.

peekaboo1 Wed 29-Jul-15 20:01:17

Airfyer success #2 is chicken drumsticks. Chucked over some bbq sauce. Cooked in 20 mins, juicy and delicious. Served with oven chips and potato waffles, also airfryer-ed, done in half the usual time, crispy and tasted much better than usual.

Only downside is cleaning as I find the dishwasher doesn't remove the oil residue so a good old scrub is needed.

I am a little bit in love with my airfryer...

timefortiggy Wed 29-Jul-15 21:41:01

I love mine v much. Makes great chips x

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