Philips Airfryer: Now down to £84.99 at Amazon.
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Philips Airfryer: Now down to £84.99 at Amazon.

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Found 29th Nov 2012
Lowest ever price according to camelcamelcamel.

Use up to 80% less fat than a conventional fryer for the best-tasting chips, without the oil (for fresh chips add half a tablespoon of oil for extra taste)
Fully-adjustable temperature control allows you to pre-set the best cooking temperature for your food
Its integrated timer allows you to pre-set cooking times of up to 30 minutes. The auto-off function includes a "ready" sound indicator
Comes with an inspiring recipe booklet, written by a culinary expert, that contains 30 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes including brownies and quiches

Have been debating getting one for a while. It seems to get better reviews that its rival Tefal actifry so I bit the bullet today and ordered.

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****, I bought one like 5 days ago on amazon for £89/99, reckon I could wangle my fiver back?

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****, I bought one like 5 days ago on amazon for £89/99, reckon I could … ****, I bought one like 5 days ago on amazon for £89/99, reckon I could wangle my fiver back?

are they any good.

BIGDADDY14

are they any good.



Dunno, hasn't arrived yet. I did spend a fair amount of time putting research into this & the alternatives & I reckon this is the best of the bunch.

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****, I bought one like 5 days ago on amazon for £89/99, reckon I could … ****, I bought one like 5 days ago on amazon for £89/99, reckon I could wangle my fiver back?



Yes contact CS they will arrange a credit.

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tempted

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Had ours 12 months now, absolutely fantastic, and it does more than just chips! I have cooked alsorts of things in mine.

So, do you have to put the oil? How is it cleaned?

How do these compare with a tefal actifry? Anyone tried both?

Cheers

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We have it for a year now. Really like it however i brush the chips/wedges with oil.

wosman

How do these compare with a tefal actifry? Anyone tried both?Cheers



i've been wondering that too

Could never be without mine.

yes can anyone compare :-)

or, a crazy idea I know, you could use an OVEN.

These appear to be essentially small ovens. Which begs the question....why not just put the oven on?

How can a chip taste as good without all the grease?

wosman

How do these compare with a tefal actifry? Anyone tried both?Cheers

airfyer defo the best had tefal actifry and replacesd twice due to parts breaking .Air fryer faster and you can do things like ready meals pies sausages pizza highly recommend use mine daily

This vs halogen oven
Mmm not sure which one to go for

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total waste of money gimmick when you can buy a bag of oven chips for a quid a bag

no doubt will be confined to the back of the cupboard after a month

I was going to get one of these, but then I've seen this bad boy is coming out.

Philips Airfryer XL

Only thing negative about these from reading up on them, is when I had an Actifry you could use a bit of beef dripping which made for yummy chips. Can't use beef dripping with the Airfryer.

These look good, but surely the actifry is easier in that you don't have to shake the contents half way through?

How do these chips compare with those fried in beef dripping?

Sent mine back for a refund. Best tasting chips! Rubbish. At the end of the day this is just a very small oven that can only cook for one.

d19mes

Had ours 12 months now, absolutely fantastic, and it does more than just … Had ours 12 months now, absolutely fantastic, and it does more than just chips! I have cooked alsorts of things in mine.



Daft question but how crisp are the chips, the demos on videos show chips as wedges, what about a food old fashions chip does it crispy up well?..

Soooo tempted

Ray Davies

total waste of money gimmick when you can buy a bag of oven chips for a … total waste of money gimmick when you can buy a bag of oven chips for a quid a bagno doubt will be confined to the back of the cupboard after a month



I (and several friends) have an Actifry and it gets used often. Chips from these devices are infinitely better tasting than any frozen oven chips that I have ever tasted.

Yes, you can cut up some chips, dry them and then toss/spray with some oil and cook in a conventional oven....but they still won't be as good as the Actifry which constantly 'tumbles' the chips. This process produces non-oily, crispy chips and doesn't allow them to burn as they would in the oven (without regular attention).

I buy many, many gadgets and they often end up in the garage or attic. The Actifry is used on a weekly basis (sometimes several times a week) and when it does break I will be buying a new one. I presume the Airfryer is a similar device?

I cook frozen oven chips in mine.

just got £5 credit as i paid £89

or £72.98 in Amazon Warehouse

amazon.co.uk/gp/…sed
Edited by: "suniil" 29th Nov 2012

Amazon will only credit you back once per account for a price change!

£89 in curry's

Told the Mrs this would be in the cupboard after a month (18 months ago!) i was wrong been used daily since..chips great and not a bad word to say about it!

It is the size that put me off the airfryer it only holds 800g of food, althoug I do prefer the design.

I opted for the Actifry family because of the size and I find it soo easy to use especially with the viewing window as you can keep an eye on how the food is cooking. I have even cooked Chicken Korma in mine!

How does this differ from a Fan oven and a little fry light that has no real cals or fat ?

Seems a waste for me, what does this do

Genuine question

Ah man, gutted! I'll have to pass guys. I've just checked the back of the kitchen cupboard but there's no room to stick this in next to the Soda Stream, the George Foreman Grill, the Toastie Maker, the Chocolate Fountain, the Bread Maker, the Slow Cooker, the Juicer, the Teasmade......

I got sent one of these to product test. The results were very disappointing. The food burned easily on top so I constantly had to babysit it. Plus it doesn't hold very much.
Edited by: "Badbear" 3rd Dec 2012

I ve had one of these for approx 8 months we eat chips very rarely yet mines used on a daily basis eg aunt Bessie Roasties are dne in aporox 15-20 mins my oven would take an hour at least
Sunday breakfast sausages bacon mushrooms Tomatoes take me about 10 mins
I feed a family of four and feed the size adequate
I do all my meats eg chops , chicken fillets in 1/4 time of the oven or grill
Roast veg takes minutes too
Roast parsnips about 10. - 15 mins too if you have a super fast oven I don't suppose you ll need one of these but if time is of the essence after a long days work this is fab
Neverr in the cupboard unlike my George Forman ,toaster maker etc
Got one for my brother the other day for Xmas too

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22 x 1 star reviews on amazon

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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not useful., 27 Feb 2011
By Gretchen (Where the cow slips, so slip I) - See all my reviews
(TOP 1000 REVIEWER) (VINE VOICE) This review is from: Philips AirFryer Healthier Oil-Free Fryer (Electronics)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Programme (What's this?)
Just to be clear this isn't a fryer in the sense of a deep-fat fryer. This is a table-top oven that uses circulating heat waves and a small amount of oil to cook your food. This was certainly proven when I tried to make some carrot crisps, which I usually do in a pan with veg oil. What came out of the tray was burnt, uncooked in places and generally something I would be embarrassed to serve. So forget about this device if your looking for a fryer.

I also tested the AirFryer with a variety of cut chips (from a potato not from a packet, I tried thin to thick cut with the skins on). Following the instructions I got pretty much the same results each time, some cooked all the way through, some not. It doesn't really crisp up the chip, no more than an oven would do anyway. I also did some fish fingers, but then any kind of heat could cook them. I then tried to cook some chicken legs. Frequent turning is necessary as the chicken skin went black quite quickly. The results were cooked through but needed longer than the book specified to achieve this. Again, why do I need an AirFryer when I could have easily done the exact same thing in my oven.

I suppose the big question is, after it being pretty redundant as a fryer, how is this better than a conventional oven? Well its not. It's difficult to regulate as the included cook book is very hit and miss as to the results. You would have to play around with settings and timings to get the desired results. Obviously conventional cookbooks direct you for use with an oven, so you'd have to interpret the recipe for the AirFryer.

I suppose the market for this appliance is families with young kids, and as kids can't seem to get enough chicken nuggets and chips, this offers a healthy way to make them... not sure I quite understand the logic behind that. If you're that conscious of your kids diet then wouldn't you try to offer healthy alternatives rather than giving them slightly less unhealthy food? I just don't see how this device can be at all useful, even to those outside the target market. Even using the AirFryer to bake with (some recipes like brownies etc are included though I didn't try them) the tray is too small to make anything more than three or four cakes or muffins at a time.

The AirFryer tries to be something, but hasn't quite worked out what. It's not a fryer, it's not as versatile, as large or as good as a conventional oven. It doesn't produce good results even following the book and to top it all your kitchen will be steamed out by the time your cooking is done (I had to have a window open when using it).

Sad to say that at over one hundred pounds this is not worth it. You either buy a deep fat fryer, stick with your oven or just have fried food on the occasion if your health conscious. Can't recommend this at all.

Ray Davies

total waste of money gimmick when you can buy a bag of oven chips for a … total waste of money gimmick when you can buy a bag of oven chips for a quid a bagno doubt will be confined to the back of the cupboard after a month



Frozen pre packed cheap chips over homecooked?! Hmm. No accounting for taste I guess.

I think these things are a great idea as they have obvious advantages over deep frying and taste better than oven chips. However, even at £85, they seem overpriced for what they are. I'm sure the mark-up on these devices is very high and expect prices to come down further when more manufacturers enter the market (perhaps when the patent expires). I only eat chips at home about once a month (but would eat them more frequently if I had one of these airfryers), so I don't think the benefits justify the expense right now. So, for the time being, I'll stick to deep fried and oven chips and wait patiently for the price to come down to something reasonable.

For chip lovers who really want one of these things, this is about the best price available, so have voted hot.

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Kind of doubting my purchase now. I think there is a 60 day complete satisfaction money back guarantee..or at least there was. If it does what it's supposed to, I'll be very happy with my purchase as it would be ideal for my needs.... but if it doesn't hopefully that money back guarantee is still active!
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