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Air fryer, yay or nay?
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Rockbird · 23/05/2020 09:43

Amazon have a Tower one on a one day deal. Are they worth it or just one more thing that's going to sit on top of the fridge covered in dust and glaring at me?

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ladykuga · 30/05/2020 00:37

@Pyjamasarethenewblack thanks I will try that with the oil. I have the one with the rotating paddle. Yours sounds very posh expensive Grin

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Pyjamasarethenewblack · 29/05/2020 21:14

I also used 3/4 of the measuring spoon for oil.

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Pyjamasarethenewblack · 29/05/2020 21:12

I weighed mine and followed the timings in the instructions. I think it was 40 mins for 1000g.
The other thing was for the last 10 mins I put the top tray in with other food. I wonder if that made a difference because I know what you mean. I worried mine would burn as they got brown so quickly.

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ladykuga · 29/05/2020 20:23

@Pyjamasarethenewblack I dried but didn't rinseConfused. Will attempt again and rinse thoroughly. I have a contraption that chips the potato in one fell swoop and then I just dried them on a paper towel. I just want golden chips. I have a tefal actifry - how long do you do them for?

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Pyjamasarethenewblack · 29/05/2020 19:16

I bought an air fryer because of this thread!
I've only cooked one meal in it so far but I'm pleased to report that it is worth it just for the chips 😋
I got the Tefal Actifry 2 in 1 - it's pricey but I'm paying in installments.
I plan to do homemade fish fingers next (with chips!)
ladykuga are you rinsing then drying your chips before cooking?

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ladykuga · 23/05/2020 22:50

I have a Tefal ActiFry but my chips always burn. I've decreased the time as well. What am I doing wrong?

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Mumoflittles · 23/05/2020 22:41

Mine is a phillips rapid. Use it every day. Great for frozen bits for kids

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Netflixprimenow · 23/05/2020 22:32

We use ours loads. So handy for oven food (much quicker than heating and using the whole oven). Mainly used for baby potatoes and baked potatoes done in the microwave first for 10 mins then put into air fryer to crisp.

We even take it with us in the caravan

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Faithtrusts · 23/05/2020 22:20

Funny enough I bought one a while back and hadn't used it until tonight. We tried chips, just chopped up potatoes with skin on. Was really impressed... interesting to hear what other people use it for....

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WhiskersPete · 23/05/2020 22:06

It is just one basket to wash and that is dishwasher safe.

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Gwynfluff · 23/05/2020 21:51

Mine has a Teflon lined drawer bit and then a basket that sits inside it, so the fat can drain into the drawer. You can put drawer and basket in the dishwasher but a quick wipe out after use suffices.

I am very lazy and even I can manage it!

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Allmyeye · 23/05/2020 20:05

Are there lots of fiddly bits to wash? Not sure what they’re like inside.

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WhiskersPete · 23/05/2020 20:03

We have that exact Tower one. DH had to talk me into getting it. I thought it'll just take up space and never get used. I was so wrong. I use it all the time. Think crispy, succulent but healthy food that's cooked in a third of the time! It's a game changer.

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ComputerNikki · 23/05/2020 19:58

Yes. We use ours a lot. Just a little spray of oil. No smell.

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StartingGrid · 23/05/2020 19:56

Had a Tefal Actifry years back and it broke, (sold it for scrap on ebay actually!) bought a Philips Airfry and think it's great - probably could use it more often though

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WeKnowFrogsGoShaLaLaLaLa · 23/05/2020 19:47

OP that's the same as mine. I got mine from Argos, it's always on offer.

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LadyMonicaBaddingham · 23/05/2020 18:33

Yay. All the way. It has, quite literally, changed my life.

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aceyace · 23/05/2020 18:25

Ours is used most days and I would describe as a cross between a grill and a fast oven, you can cook without having to watch the food like you would with a grill, great for toasted sandwiches, frozen chips, fishfingers etc

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wowfudge · 23/05/2020 18:15

According to Which? The Morphy Richards Health Fryer 480003 is much better than the Tower one. I'm really glad you started this thread OP as I've been wondering about getting one.

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SpacePug · 23/05/2020 16:02

This thread has inspired me to get one !

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Gwynfluff · 23/05/2020 15:03

I’ve got the powerbreeze one. Largest capacity. Bought because in lockdown 3 teens were all down at different times and shoving oven on for various bits. You can Craig a croissant in it in 2 mins. All beige freezer food is good and done in half the time takes in oven (and no heating up). Did a couple of sweet potatoes in it. Brilliant for bacon.

Didn’t get a paddle one as heard they can break food up.

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Rockbird · 23/05/2020 15:00

It was this one. Usually priced about £55 and was selling for £30

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Rockbird · 23/05/2020 14:56

It's gone from Amazon now, about 5 minutes after I posted the OP Sad but nevertheless, I'm feeling the air fryer love on here and trying to decide which one is best.

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silentpool · 23/05/2020 14:36

Love it. I got the cheap Salter one as I wasnt sure how much I would use it but its used daily. I use it for chips, cooking sausages or small frying jobs, roasting nuts or veggies, making croutons etc.

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ssd · 23/05/2020 14:32

I checked amazon deals but could not find it?

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