The removable parts are non-stick and dishwasher safe (if you are lucky enough to have a dishwasher…. And if you are… grrr I envy you!). Cleaning up took no time at all, and the most amount of oil I used was 2 tablespoons; hardly a waste!
Whilst I had tweeted about receiving one for testing, a few suggested it was just merely an oven. What is really just a small, good looking oven? Happily, after test #1 (pigs in blankets), I’m happy to confirm it’s not; it’s much better!
This is definitely the secret to perfect chips, as they were crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Test #4 – Potato Croquettes with Parmesan Cheese
I’ve made pigs in blankets in the oven before, and they were fine, I didn’t know any better. Using the Airfryer made the puff pastry so amazingly crsipy, crunchy and more awesome than I thought puff pastry could be. I could only fit about 10 at a maximum at a time in the basket; 8 more comfortably so they crisped up without touching each other.
Whilst an oven would be better for cooking a large quantity at once, I’d the rather Airfried version, even if it took twice as long. Test #2 – King Prawns with Ham & Red Pepper Dip Overall….
I highly recommend it and will be whipping it out whenever I can to make my life easier! The Airfryer boasts the ability to cook great tasting food with 80% less fat. Making it easy to produce fast, convenient, tasty cooking at home, allowing you to enjoy simple fried foods without the hassle or mess. You can prepare some fries or wedges within 12 minutes – far quicker than oven roasting them.
If you’ve been following me on twitter on instagram/ flickr, you would have known I’ve been putting the new Airfryer through some tests. The key features of the Airfryer include: I would have really liked to have tried making the brownies in the Airfryer, but ran out of time. When I do, I’ll let you know 😉 Here photographed is my first batch of wedges.
I cut them fairly unevenly, so I think if I cut them more smaller they would have been better. I tried again when I got home from work; I had a craving for airfried chips.
It all comes down the variety of potato you use and how evenly you chop them. I know, I tried with two differently varieties and one toooootally didn’t work as well as the other. I think there is still a bit more experimenting to be done (longer cooking time, different types of potatoes), but I did achieve some crispy chips.
Would like to try using a packet of store bought chips to see how they go as well. Iron Chef Shellie sampled the Philips Airfryer thanks to Philips and Fleishman-Hillard.
The crispy outer (looked better in the book but I’ll perfect my novice shaping), and gorgeously fluffy, cheesy, potato-y insides sent me to a happy place. So let’s see my results with recipes from the cookbook that comes with the Airfryer: Test #1 – Pigs In Blankets Char-grilling capsicum is something I would do if our BBQ actually had a gas bottle attached to it…. We are too lazy to do something about that.
And whilst you can do it in an oven, or carefully over a gas burner; 10 minutes in the Airfryer and it’s done! I couldn’t believe how easy it was. Usually when doing it on the BBQ I’m standing there monitoring it, turning it and giving it lots of TLC. YAWN… put it in the Airfryer and get on with preparing the rest of the dish.
I was surprised how perfectly it cooked the prawns; I was worried they would be underdone, but they were bang on. Test #3 – The French Fries / Wedges Test.