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shindigger

Air Fryer Purchase Tips / Angst

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Morning Mumsnetters!

Recommend me an air fryer please.

I am aware the Halogen ovens masquerade as such, so don't want one of them.

Must do decent, quick, low energy, chicken and  (home made) chips.

Ta.

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6 minutes ago, eight said:

What's wrong with a deep fat fryer? 

Its akin to comparing a hob to a microwave ... they do completely different things.

 

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5 minutes ago, eight said:

What's wrong with a deep fat fryer? 

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/is-oil-rancid-bad-for-you-article

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"From a chemical standpoint, any oil or fat can go rancid," says Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science at Penn State University. That's why you've probably smelled those stale aromas in a bottle of forgotten vegetable oil. As Dr. LaBorde explains it, the rancidity reaction (or, as it's technically called, "hydrolytic rancidity") is all about breakdown: When oils or fats start breaking down due to enzymes, oxygen, or heat, they "oxidize" into smaller chemical compounds called fatty acids. And it's those smaller compounds that create off-flavors and aromas.

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But even fresh oil can go rancid in a matter of minutes. If you reuse and reheat the same oil or fat over and over (to make, say, several batches of the best fried chicken ever) the heat will trigger the rancidity reaction, creating fishy off-flavors in your frying oil that then affect the taste of your food.

 

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Recommend this- Phillips Actifry.

Great for any frozen stuff that you'd normally put in the oven. Also good for roast potatoes from scratch - par boiled tossed in oil, seasoning in 20mins etc

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I am after one mainly because i cook for my old man, and he is a meat and two veg, and nowt else, type of chap.

To my knowledge he has NEVER eaten pasta (for instance) in his life.

I have had enough of standing in front of a blazing hot oven all through the summer months, and think one of these is a quick, simple, more energy efficient, way of banging out a chop, chicken, sausages, etc.

 

28 minutes ago, mattydread said:

Recommend this- Phillips Actifry.

Great for any frozen stuff that you'd normally put in the oven. Also good for roast potatoes from scratch - par boiled tossed in oil, seasoning in 20mins etc

20180904_223705.jpg

Theres a big Philips one on Amazon i was keen on. Is it a good idea to get a bigger than you need model so that the food is less tightly packed?

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Apologies for the 2.5mb file. 

15 minutes ago, shindigger said:

I am after one mainly because i cook for my old man, and he is a meat and two veg, and nowt else, type of chap.

To my knowledge he has NEVER eaten pasta (for instance) in his life.

I have had enough of standing in front of a blazing hot oven all through the summer months, and think one of these is a quick, simple, more energy efficient, way of banging out a chop, chicken, sausages, etc.

 

Theres a big Philips one on Amazon i was keen on. Is it a good idea to get a bigger than you need model so that the food is less tightly packed?

Only 2 of us so perfect size. Could possibly do 3 adults.

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