Tower Airwave low fat air fryer £29.99 @ B&M
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Tower Airwave low fat air fryer £29.99 @ B&M

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Found 25th Jan 2015
Bought one of these today and it cooks food a treat' cheapest anywhere :-
DESCRIPTION
The Tower Airwave Low Fat Air Fryer uses less energy and cooks 3 times faster.

Halogen heating element heats directly.

Works by convection, circulating the air for even heat distribution which allows for faster cooking.

Recipe book included.

Features:

1300W
17 litre capacity
5L extender ring
Triple cooking power: halogen, convection, infrared
Removable glass bowl for easy cleaning and observation
Cooks from frozen - no thawing time needed
Added browning, roasting and flavour enhancement
Even heat distribution

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First time I've seen a halogen oven described as an air fryer. Maybe just to confuse buyers and make it difficult to compare prices?
Plenty around at this price or cheaper see hotukdeals.com/sea…ven
Edited by: "tapi" 26th Jan 2015

Original Poster

Good point - you could take the manufacturer to court for trying to imitate an ' air fryer ' with a halogen oven' description of goods act I think they call it. truth is this works in a very similar if not the same way to the ' air ' fryer' it's fast heat circulated by air' And you won't find the same product anywhere cheaper.

pennyfarthing88

Good point - you could take the manufacturer to court for trying to … Good point - you could take the manufacturer to court for trying to imitate an ' air fryer ' with a halogen oven' description of goods act I think they call it. truth is this works in a very similar if not the same way to the ' air ' fryer' it's fast heat circulated by air' And you won't find the same product anywhere cheaper.



I doubt you'd win if you tried to take them on under the 'Trade Description Act'.

Almost all halogen oven these days use convection to cook.

Air fryers use convection.

It's sneaky and underhanded from manufacturers to label it an air fryer rather though since Halogen is the main source and you can't selected convection separately.

Banned

This post makes me hungry!

Still does the job but it's a halogen oven.

Heat

pennyfarthing88

Good point - you could take the manufacturer to court for trying to … Good point - you could take the manufacturer to court for trying to imitate an ' air fryer ' with a halogen oven' description of goods act I think they call it. truth is this works in a very similar if not the same way to the ' air ' fryer' it's fast heat circulated by air' And you won't find the same product anywhere cheaper.


No, my point was that you can find it cheaper (£19 - £25), and many others at the same price so not that much of a deal
Edited by: "tapi" 26th Jan 2015

Got this for 22.50 at bnm on black Friday deal

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tapi

No, my point was that you can find it cheaper (£19 - £21), and many o … No, my point was that you can find it cheaper (£19 - £21), and many others at the same price so not that much of a deal



Can find it cheaper ? Where ?

A friend of mine bought this and was adamant it was NOT a halogen oven and that it worked in a completely different way - hmmmmmmmm, looks like I was right then and it is basically a halogen oven which I already have!

pennyfarthing88

CommentCan find it cheaper ? Where ?


Aldi, sainsbury, Tesco, Robert dyas (though think they've gone up) lidl and so on. Just search here for 'halogen oven'

By the way, if you want to use it as an 'air fryer', look on amazon for halogen fryer adaptor. There's a ring with mesh and airflow holes for just the job amazon.co.uk/FRY…ing

Original Poster

Mmm' Tapi' I think we'll have to agree to disagree that this can't be bought anywhere else cheaper' similar models perhaps but not this exact model' air-fryer and halogen all in one combo :-D

Original Poster

Reviews are good overall on amazon too

Tower T14001 Airwave Low Fat Air Fryer - Black amazon.co.uk/dp/…2ED

Tapi - you can buy a simple round or square mesh - not sure what its made from, some fibre I think - in Home Bargains or B&M for 99p which fits low in the bowl, and does the same thing as the more ornate fryer adaptor at nearly £12 on Amazon. Also it looks as if it fits on top of the bowl where the extender ring would fit, which would make it much too close to the heating element; you would have to have the temperature really low to avoid burning your food and the food would then take a long time to cook and may not be cooked satisfactorily. On the face of it, a badly designed piece of kit, unless I have misunderstood it.

Certainly looks like a halogen oven to me - they are great and much cheaper and more versatile than an air fryer. I have two, the 2nd was only about £12 in Aldi because the box was damaged (original price was £25) but its not as good as the 1st one which I got in Robert Dyas for about £22 with discounts I had of about £7. The Dyas one has mechanical timer/temperature controls which only need adjusting if you want to change the settings, but the Aldi one is digital and has to be re-set each time you use it. For example, most of the time I cook on 200c so I don't have to re-set the Dyas one but I have to re-set on the Aldi as it reverts to 60c when you switch it back on.

Edited by: "RayB" 26th Jan 2015

This post has completely flummoxed me! (_;)
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