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Breville VDF021 Deep Fat Fryer Makro £15.59 (£12.99 + VAT)
Breville VDF021 Deep Fat Fryer Makro £15.59 (£12.99 + VAT)

Breville VDF021 Deep Fat Fryer Makro £15.59 (£12.99 + VAT)

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controversial item nowadays but still great for a quick chip butty..

anyways didnt think too much about it til I got home and seen how much they are elsewhere..

1.5kg oil, 0.750kg food capacity, tis nice and compact for its food capacity.

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Original Poster

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very hot....
elsewhere it is not less than £33.

Although no Marko in Derby....:-(
Edited by: "baldude" 5th Jan 2011

if i had some deep fat to dry i would get one:p

baldude

very hot....elsewhere it is not less than £33.Although no Marko in … very hot....elsewhere it is not less than £33.Although no Marko in Derby....:-(



they sell this in tesco's if you have 1 with an electrical section, got one just before christmas, will dig out the receipt as it wasn't much more than £15.

mmmmmm..... fat

home made chips, cant beat em

healthier than frozen oven chips

Mr-Smooth

healthier than frozen oven chips


5% fat oven chips must be healthier ?

snoopy18

5% fat oven chips must be healthier ?



oven chips are coated in fat to allow them to 'fry' in the oven, giving them crisp outside. As the fat is with them it warms up in the oven and all soaks into the chip (why the tray isn't oily afterwards). A normal chip in a proper fryer (ie very hot) gets crisped immediately on hitting the oil and actually absorbs very little more thereafter. Therefore a properly deepfried chip is not that different in fat content to an oven chip, if you make sure they're drained and shaken after cooking.

(NB, an improperly fried chip at a lower temperature just sits and absorbs a hell of a lot of oil).

If you really are health conscious you could fry using coconut oil but this could be quite expensive.

Holland and Barratt have the pure unrefined stuff at £6.50 (half price) just now but they have no stock.

I have seen it in asian food stores before for cheaper but only the refined stuff.

hissy miss - wouldn't it taste like coconut potatoe? not nice with ketchup ?

tapi

oven chips are coated in fat to allow them to 'fry' in the oven, giving … oven chips are coated in fat to allow them to 'fry' in the oven, giving them crisp outside. As the fat is with them it warms up in the oven and all soaks into the chip (why the tray isn't oily afterwards). A normal chip in a proper fryer (ie very hot) gets crisped immediately on hitting the oil and actually absorbs very little more thereafter. Therefore a properly deepfried chip is not that different in fat content to an oven chip, if you make sure they're drained and shaken after cooking.(NB, an improperly fried chip at a lower temperature just sits and absorbs a hell of a lot of oil).



Didn`t know that , thanks

Just what you need in January! X)

denandyas

hissy miss - wouldn't it taste like coconut potatoe? not nice with … hissy miss - wouldn't it taste like coconut potatoe? not nice with ketchup ?



No, You cant taste any coconut when you eat it, just gives a nice odor while cooking. I cant stand the smell of olive oil.

Original Poster

Mr-Smooth

they sell this in tesco's if you have 1 with an electrical section, got … they sell this in tesco's if you have 1 with an electrical section, got one just before christmas, will dig out the receipt as it wasn't much more than £15.



£24.97 in Tesco we were in today (Leicester B Leys)

Hissy Miss

No, You cant taste any coconut when you eat it, just gives a nice odor … No, You cant taste any coconut when you eat it, just gives a nice odor while cooking. I cant stand the smell of olive oil.



tsk, olive oil isn't a frying oil - goes very bitter and, as you say, smells.

Well all the celeb chefs use it for frying. You saying it's just meant as a dressing?

I'm not the only one who got it wrong then italianfood.about.com/od/…htm


depends who you listen to, but the 'smoking point' for olive oil, at which the structure of oil changes, is around the usual frying temperature so other oils are recommended. Of course, it's not just for dressing - you can use it when cooking (saute, searing etc). I was agreeing with you; the smell you don't like and bitterness I mentioned are a giveaway the temp is too high. (unless you mean you don't like the smell, full stop - which is understandable)

Having said that, it's just my experience and general received wisdom - another american chef affirms the general concept above, but concludes Olive Oil's fine for frying if done right. http://chefs.californiaoliveranch.com/health/deep-frying-with-extra-virgin-olive-oil-yes-you-can/.

Either way - neither of us will be deep frying with it anyway
Edited by: "tapi" 6th Jan 2011

think I may try the coconut oil tip tho.

You should give it a go, it gets good write ups but I dont know anything about smoking temp or anything else, just it has a low melting temperature. I just know it's less bad than other oils and some say it has health benefits, it smells nice when cooking and seems to fry things just like normal.

I'm the worlds worst cook though (stews look like soup) and all this saute stuff etc is way over my head, to me if you put it in a pan with oil your frying lol.

I'm just glad I wasn't using the eqivalent of thousand island dressing as a cooking oil as yoou did have me worried for a bit.

Coconut oil is also a great moisturiser and hair mask and some say sun screen but I havent tried the last option yet as that doesn't make sense to me. You should read up on it a bit, apparently the england rugby or cricket (some sport Scotlan are rubbish at, dont say that's them all) team are meant to be using it when cooking.

Down side is the price.
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