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Any advice on which air fryer to purchase please

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poppy1973 · 20/02/2022 18:12

Looking at getting an air fryer, for a family of 4 any recommendations please.

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BiologicalRealist · 20/02/2022 18:56

Ninja any of them

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poppy1973 · 20/02/2022 19:00

Ninja does look good, but so expensive. Not sure if it is in my budget. Trying to get one just under £100.

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freeandfierce · 20/02/2022 19:00

If you can't afford a Ninja I got the tower one with racks and rotisserie. I live one but don't have an oven so this enables me to cook a full meal. It was about £65. I've cooked all sorts including my Christmas dinner in it. I've not used the rotisserie yet as I'm pescatarian and can't think what I'd put on it!

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Elasmotherium · 20/02/2022 19:04

I've had three different brands over the years including a very expensive top of the range Philips one that I hated.

Stand out best I've ever had is the Gourmia air fryer. We bought ours from Costco for £54.99 but think it's available elsewhere for about £5 more. It produces amazing results every time, fab for roasting veg as side dish or for soups etc.

https://www.costco.co.uk/Appliances/Small-Kitchen-Appliances/Gourmia-57L-Digital-Air-Fryer/p/9254

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OldTinHat · 20/02/2022 19:08

The Ninja Foodi is worth every penny and will save you money cooking. For example, my gas fan oven will take 20 minutes to cook after warming up, my Ninja does it in 9 minutes.

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BertieBotts · 20/02/2022 19:10

If you're not getting the ninja then just get whatever is a real brand (not an Amazon made in China dropshipped brand) with the biggest basket you can afford.

Things like clubcard points can be good to put towards things like this.

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Fedupbuyer · 20/02/2022 19:17

We have the tower oven one,it’s brilliant!
I rarely use the oven now,cooks everything so much quicker,we paid £115 for it.

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Imtoooldforallthis · 20/02/2022 19:24

I have 2, the tower one with shelves and rotisserie in our caravan and a classic pull out drawer one at home live both and are constantly in use.

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LittleFriendSusan · 21/02/2022 08:11

I bought the Costco Gourmia one linked above last week (£47.99 in the warehouse). Still getting used to it but so far so good!

@Elasmotherium do you use the different pre-sets or just air fry? The manual doesn't give much info on timings so never sure how long / which setting to cook things on.

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Crowdfundingforcake · 21/02/2022 08:17

Another one who's just bought the Gourmia airfryer from Costco. We've had it a week and cooked gratin potatoes, hash browns, bacon, pizza, spare ribs, spring rolls (didn't realise we ate so much crap Grin). All turned out well, but realised that things take about a third less time in the airfryer than in the oven. And it heats to cooking temperature really quickly.

LittleFriendSusan, we used the 'bacon' setting Hmm Grin, and the veg setting but mostly just the air fry setting and plus or minus the time and temperature.

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CovidCorvid · 21/02/2022 08:18

I have this cosori one. Not a brand I’d heard of but apparently popular in America. There’s someone on YouTube who has an airfyer channel and this is her favourite one which swung it for me. I love it. here

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poppy1973 · 22/02/2022 15:47

@Crowdfundingforcake New to the idea of a air fryer. Can you only cook one item at a time, how would you cook chips and chicken goujons for example at the same time for a family ??

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Crowdfundingforcake · 22/02/2022 16:07

There's a metal rack with our fryer so you can cook 'double decker'........

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Imtoooldforallthis · 22/02/2022 17:24

You are only limited by size, just think of it as a mini oven.

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gogohm · 22/02/2022 17:39

@poppy1973

There's an article on air fryers on the guardian website. The conclusion is they are good for small quantities, if you need to put it on twice just use the oven - it doesn't fry it bakes

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BertieBotts · 22/02/2022 18:25

Yes I do think the name is a bit misleading.

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UnderCaffeinated · 23/02/2022 14:53

We have the tower 10-in-1 and I love it so much, hardly use the oven now as it does everything in so much less time and it tastes even better. 100% recommend.

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poppy1973 · 23/02/2022 16:55

@gogohm can you possibly link me into the article you mentioned. Thank you.

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Imtoooldforallthis · 23/02/2022 19:05

Oh and just to say I keep mine in a cupboard, but when I first got it I left it out and tried to cook everything in it first. But there is only two of us occasionally three, I don't think I would have used it as much when my children where at home.

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shoutinginasoundproofedroom · 08/08/2022 23:10

Elasmotherium · 20/02/2022 19:04

I've had three different brands over the years including a very expensive top of the range Philips one that I hated.

Stand out best I've ever had is the Gourmia air fryer. We bought ours from Costco for £54.99 but think it's available elsewhere for about £5 more. It produces amazing results every time, fab for roasting veg as side dish or for soups etc.

https://www.costco.co.uk/Appliances/Small-Kitchen-Appliances/Gourmia-57L-Digital-Air-Fryer/p/9254

Please can you tell me if you've cooked cakes or bread in it?

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Sims400 · 08/08/2022 23:37

i had stayed faithful to the large Phillips for years, but I loved the look of the Ninja duo and just about bought it…until a week ago I got the Ninja Foodi Grill and air fryer AG551UK.

it is RIDICULOUSLY easy to clean and I’d never look back at a drawer air fryer again. no way. It’s quite big, but I can certainly fit more food in it, and the temperature gauge thing is really clever!

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