Tower T17005 Air Fryer, Rapid Air Circulation System, 1350 Watt, Black £43.61 Amazon
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Tower T17005 Air Fryer, Rapid Air Circulation System, 1350 Watt, Black £43.61 Amazon

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Found 2nd Feb
Good cheap air fryer if your not looking on spending loads. Never was at RRP that's Amazon for you.
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I have this, I have owned the Philips and the Actifry and I prefer this out of the 3. Its pretty much the same as the Philips, doesn't mush the food like the Actifry and is by far the easiest to clean
We bought one of these just before Xmas, so can't comment about any long term problems but up to press very happy with it, makes brilliant chips. Top tip for chips drop the temrture a bit and extend the time slightly.
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I have this, I have owned the Philips and the Actifry and I prefer this out of the 3. Its pretty much the same as the Philips, doesn't mush the food like the Actifry and is by far the easiest to clean
We bought one of these just before Xmas, so can't comment about any long term problems but up to press very happy with it, makes brilliant chips. Top tip for chips drop the temrture a bit and extend the time slightly.
I've had two of these last year and owned an Actifry as well and this type of design works really well. The flaw in them, well with the two I purchased and used for 5 months was the paint coming off the basket and going rusty. The clear plastic sliding fell off within days! Both were returned to Amazon without hassle for full refund.
Can u use frozen chips in them?
dobowet15 m ago

Can u use frozen chips in them?



Sure
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dobowet2nd Feb

Can u use frozen chips in them?


Yes you can, its not limited to chips you can cook almost anything you can cook in a oven in it.
We have the digital version and really impressed with it. Cooks so many different things too!
I have one of these.

Think of this of a small fan assisted oven, I don't really understand why they coin it as a fryer at all.

Some things it's great for, hash browns, croquettes and 'picks' (sausage rolls and the like), but its decidedly rubbish for chips.
Genuine question here! Been interested in getting one of these "Air Fryers" Philips/Tefal etc for a while as everyone says they are great for chips but I can't get my head round what they actually are? If they are just a small fan assisted oven, whats the benefit over a normal size fan assisted oven and where does the "fryer" part come in? What makes chips better in this than a normal oven?
Benefit is that they use less energy than a fan assisted oven, less volume to heat up.

I don't know where the fryer part comes in either to be honest, the idea was that they vaporise the oil but this cheap kind don't do that.
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JonN52 m ago

Genuine question here! Been interested in getting one of these "Air …Genuine question here! Been interested in getting one of these "Air Fryers" Philips/Tefal etc for a while as everyone says they are great for chips but I can't get my head round what they actually are? If they are just a small fan assisted oven, whats the benefit over a normal size fan assisted oven and where does the "fryer" part come in? What makes chips better in this than a normal oven?


I have a range double oven it's got a gas oven and electrical fan oven.

So this is the benefit i get

1. If I am only cooking a small amount of food it's a waste of electrically or gas using a big oven so I save money by using this.
2. Takes less time to heat up then my big oven and cooks quicker
3. I find it cooks some food move evenly due to the small area to heat up and the ability to flip food easy in the tray (chips, fires mainly)

This is a personal thing for me not saying everyone will have the same experience or opinion.
Thanks for the info Spies and zee!
I love chips but hate the smell of the deep fat fryer.

What's the smell like? I might go for one.
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cheapo5 m ago

I love chips but hate the smell of the deep fat fryer.What's the smell …I love chips but hate the smell of the deep fat fryer.What's the smell like? I might go for one.


Like a normal oven does it's just a fan no oil needed apart form home made chip which is a half tea spoon of oil.
cheapo1 h, 50 m ago

I love chips but hate the smell of the deep fat fryer.What's the smell …I love chips but hate the smell of the deep fat fryer.What's the smell like? I might go for one.


I use frylight or any spray oil, couple of squirts needed, not much smell at all, not like a deep fat fryer. If you get this make check it after 20 times use for paint blistering off the basket which can then turn rusty.
Ive been cooking with this badboy for the past year and i have to say its a must buy
Bought the one from the Argos deal a month back - it died after 2 uses Not impressed at all tbh (even though they offer a 3 year warranty!) though on the upside - Argos took it back for a complete refund.

Phillips one we had before was awesome - though much more expensive. That one died after 2 years as the touch-sensitive buttons stopped registering.

Tefal actifry was a great start - though the spinny mixer thing broke off - it did last ages though.




JonN: When people say they're great for chips - they really are. But as you said - there's little difference between this and a fan assisted oven. Possibly the smaller enclosed space allows the oil to remain within the compartment and crisps things up a lot nicer. Not a scientific overview - but basically - chips are great in this thing ... just like fried chips except without the oil! ;-)
Can anyone recommend whether it's worth going for the digital version? It's about £15 more on Amazon at the mo.

Heard some people in the past saying the dial wasn't great on this. Any feedback?
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durrant272 h, 14 m ago

Can anyone recommend whether it's worth going for the digital version? …Can anyone recommend whether it's worth going for the digital version? It's about £15 more on Amazon at the mo.Heard some people in the past saying the dial wasn't great on this. Any feedback?


I had both not much different. I kept this one as the whole unit is smaller
Edited by: "zeekillah" 3rd Feb
Any feedback about cooking chicken? Most of the reviews say about chips but the ad says about anything
The price has gone up to £51.94
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