The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
Why is it that the best tasting foods are often the worst foods FOR you? Sure, we all know we should be eating more whole fruits and veggies, but sometimes you just really want a big ole pile of french fries. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have those fries with a lot less guilt?
Enter the Philips Airfryer to help you out. With the use of Rapid Air technology you can get great tasting fries with 70% less fat*! How is this possible? Well, the Airfryer circulates hot air around a metal mesh cooking basket, requiring little or no oil as it fries, bakes and grills. The starfish design on the bottom of the Airfryer facilitates air circulation, ensuring your favorite foods cook evenly. So now you can eat healthier without giving up the taste and texture of your favorite foods.
Customize the settings to cook your food exactly as you want. The Airfryer’s integrated timer allows you to preset cooking times up to 30 minutes. The fully adjustable temperature control allows you to preset the best cooking temperature for your food up to 390°F. The Rapid Air technology also lets you grill, bake and even roast your favorite dishes for a one stop solution for all of your meals
The Airfryer comes with a recipe book full of of low-fat fried food recipes that you can make in the Airfryer. It also introduces you to recipes that showcase the versatility of the appliance so that you can grill, bake and even roast food healthier, faster and more conveniently.
And if you’ve ever fried food you KNOW what a mess it can be but the removable nonstick coated drawer and the food basket are dishwasher safe for a quick and easy clean up.
It sounds too good to be true, right? So here’s the real scope I found after using the Philips Airfryer in our house.
First of all the unit is a little large, it works in my kitchen because I have the counter space and the storage space. But when deciding whether you can make it work it’s comparable to a large food processor or a slow cooker in space required. But despite it’s size I wasn’t sure that it could really hold enough of food to feed my crew. The cooking basket simply didn’t look that big but it actually held way more than I would have guessed.
Secondly, I’ll be honest when I heard of this I was ready to start making some serious fried foods that I could consider not AS bad for you. You know, think carnival food. Well the thing isn’t magic, it won’t make me a guilt free fried chocolate bar. But the recipe book did have a few recipes that created whole new worlds of ideas and I haven’t tried them yet but you can make donuts in it!
But for ME, the Airfryer comes in most handy for making some of the things we already loved, just in a new way. For everything from french fries, fish or chicken strips the Philips Airfryer can make them quickly and deliciously whether you are using frozen or homemade. The quickness if a fabulous feature for because of our hectic schedule, it helps me not lean on fast food and carry out so much. The other thing that made me fall in love with it was that in addition to making these types of things better tasting than baking them, and better for you than frying them by using the Airfryer there was no noticeable heat added to the house. For me this is huge in the warmer months when you’re battling to keep air conditioning costs down I often default to not wanting to cook as I don’t want to heat up the house with the oven.
*As shown in a laboratory using fresh fries, canola oil and compared to a deep fryer