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Deep fat fryers yes or no

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Thinkcalmthoughts Sat 07-Oct-17 16:22:39

My partner has talked me into getting a deep fat fryer says it's makes better chips etc
I've never used 1 or grew up with one in the house so a bit nervous about it are they safe to use
The one we've looked at has good reviews and says it's has a mechanical and digital timer

dementedpixie Sat 07-Oct-17 16:24:50

We got an air fryer as we don't like the smell from the deep fat fryer

DeathMetalMum Sat 07-Oct-17 16:26:30

In terms of safety I'm pretty sure they're quite safe. Certainly safer than a traditional chip pan.

I wouldn't buy one as they're so unhealthy. While oven chips are no where near as nice as ones deep fried, they are far healthier.

Thinkcalmthoughts Sat 07-Oct-17 16:26:46

The air fryer I've seen are too dear would love one of them

Thinkcalmthoughts Sat 07-Oct-17 16:28:42

Wouldn't be used a lot think my bf is just so used to using one

BellaGoth Sat 07-Oct-17 16:29:47

DH wanted one... I hate it. It's permanently greasy and the worktop around it is too. Yuck.

Thinkcalmthoughts Sat 07-Oct-17 16:34:51

I'm going to see if I can persude him to get a air fryer

PurplePillowCase Sat 07-Oct-17 16:39:34

don't see the appeal.
oven chips are nice enough imo and if you want something like from the chippy - get if from the chippy...

Thinkcalmthoughts Sat 07-Oct-17 16:43:10

I don't either to be honest but the way I'm seeing it might not be used as often as most folk hoping can find a air one cheeper lol the things we do for our other halfs

dementedpixie Sat 07-Oct-17 16:45:58

The skinny oven fries come out nicer in the air fryer than in the oven. They tend to get burned ends on some of them in the oven whereas the colour is even and they are crispy done in the air fryer.

VimFuego101 Sat 07-Oct-17 16:48:37

The smell really clings. I made DH move ours into the garage.

Thinkcalmthoughts Sat 07-Oct-17 19:27:37

Lol ended up getting one air ones to much lol so far was ok does let off a lot of steam plus not much of a smell I'm not used to these things don't think I'll use it much though chips were ok lol

e1y1 Tue 10-Oct-17 20:33:31

Dear God, NO.

The health thing I can totally get past, what I can’t get past however is the God awful smell.

Can instantly tell a house with a deep fat fryer, the smell is just everywhere.

Air fryer definitely, on our 2nd Tefal Actifry and it is worth its weight in gold.

Fluffysparks Tue 10-Oct-17 20:40:57

They're not too unhealthy if you use the right oil, but they are very fattening...

Thinkcalmthoughts Wed 11-Oct-17 00:12:53

Have only used it twice since getting it lol I bet it will be one of those kitchen appliances that will get used every now and again much like my smoothie maker lol

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