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Tower T17021 Air Fryer 4.3L - £34.99 @ Argos
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Tower T17021 Air Fryer 4.3L - £34.99 @ Argos

£34.99£44.9922%Argos Deals
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Posted 12th Apr
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bout this productGreat tasting and healthier food is just a fry away with the Tower T17021 Air Fryer. It uses little or no oil at all, and instead rapid air circulates round to cook your food fast. It's ample 4.3 litre capacity pot and 3.2 litre capacity basket is more than enough for a family meal. You'll be more than impressed with the frying results.

  • 4.3kg food capacity.
  • Variable temperature from 80°C to 200°C.
  • Mechanical timer.
  • Removable bowl.
  • Safety cut out.
  • Size H32.6, W35, D28.7cm.
  • 1500 watts.
  • Manufacturer's 3 year when registering online guarantee.
  • EAN: 5056032925489.

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If you're making your own chips in it, dehydrate them at 100C for 10 mins first, then toss them in a little bit of oil, then stick them back in, bump it up to 175C for 10-12minutes, and they come out *almost* as good as deep fried. Crispy and fluffy.
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Great price! Tempted but want a bigger one
DnbTse12/04/2019 12:44

Great price! Tempted but want a bigger one


Digital one I posted
DnbTse12/04/2019 12:54

Same size isn’t it ?


Dunno ? I just assumed the digital display isn’t the only change, easier for people with visual to spend the extra £10 but I assumed it would be slightly larger
seaniboy12/04/2019 12:56

Dunno ? I just assumed the digital display isn’t the only change, easier f …Dunno ? I just assumed the digital display isn’t the only change, easier for people with visual to spend the extra £10 but I assumed it would be slightly larger


Same size but just fancy and being digital. Still tempted by this one though
DnbTse1 m ago

Same size but just fancy and being digital. Still tempted by this one …Same size but just fancy and being digital. Still tempted by this one though


I’d go for it, £10 saves going over to check the temp is right. The manual one is on the lid, this is visible with the digital display
Am i right in thinking it takes about 40 mins for chips though ( as opposed to say 10 mins in deep fat fryer ?

Yeah - i know the health benefits, just with hungry kids whether they would wait 40 mins ?

Any advce on if these are worth it would be very welcome...thanks !
Yeah they take longer. We have this fryer and the taste difference is well worth the 40 minute wait.
jch624119 m ago

Am i right in thinking it takes about 40 mins for chips though ( as …Am i right in thinking it takes about 40 mins for chips though ( as opposed to say 10 mins in deep fat fryer ?Yeah - i know the health benefits, just with hungry kids whether they would wait 40 mins ?Any advce on if these are worth it would be very welcome...thanks !


If you fill this then it will take 20min. If it's less than full it will take around 10-15min.

Just depends on how much your making and how dense the chips are packed inside it.

Two portions take me around 10/12min.

PS. I have the digital version of this
Edited by: "maxamus007" 12th Apr
I have this one and love it. Granted I don't have a previous one to compare it to, but it's used constantly despite not owning a deep fat fryer for about 20 years.
jch624112/04/2019 13:03

Am i right in thinking it takes about 40 mins for chips though ( as …Am i right in thinking it takes about 40 mins for chips though ( as opposed to say 10 mins in deep fat fryer ?Yeah - i know the health benefits, just with hungry kids whether they would wait 40 mins ?Any advce on if these are worth it would be very welcome...thanks !


I have the Philips Air Fryer, and use Mcains/ASDA Home Fries.
I set the timer for around 5 to 7 minutes, when it pings, I check the chips and give them a shake. Then I put it on again for a guesstimate finish time. I like my chips a golden brown colour, crispy outside fluffy inside.
At a guess, it takes about 12 - 15 mins to make chips to my preference.
If my air fryer ever breaks, I'll be immediately buying another one.
jch62412 h, 36 m ago

Am i right in thinking it takes about 40 mins for chips though ( as …Am i right in thinking it takes about 40 mins for chips though ( as opposed to say 10 mins in deep fat fryer ?Yeah - i know the health benefits, just with hungry kids whether they would wait 40 mins ?Any advce on if these are worth it would be very welcome...thanks !


Give your kids some fruit whilst waiting on airfried chips, balance is everything
If you're making your own chips in it, dehydrate them at 100C for 10 mins first, then toss them in a little bit of oil, then stick them back in, bump it up to 175C for 10-12minutes, and they come out *almost* as good as deep fried. Crispy and fluffy.
So I’m just thinking... does anyone cut their own chips, freeze them then dry frier them ? Do they come out any good ?
Ordered the difital one this morning. My Actifry packed up and I'm not paying silly prices. Comes with a 3 years warranty
CrawleyRed12/04/2019 17:05

Ordered the difital one this morning. My Actifry packed up and I'm not …Ordered the difital one this morning. My Actifry packed up and I'm not paying silly prices. Comes with a 3 years warranty


Link ?
Oh wow it’s been a while since I made the WA group alert, fantastic - I hope more people get a bargain air fryer 37452242-4eOU4.jpg
bangytupper12/04/2019 15:09

I have the Philips Air Fryer, and use Mcains/ASDA Home Fries.I set the …I have the Philips Air Fryer, and use Mcains/ASDA Home Fries.I set the timer for around 5 to 7 minutes, when it pings, I check the chips and give them a shake. Then I put it on again for a guesstimate finish time. I like my chips a golden brown colour, crispy outside fluffy inside.At a guess, it takes about 12 - 15 mins to make chips to my preference.If my air fryer ever breaks, I'll be immediately buying another one.


I was looking at air fryers recently, is there a difference between an air fryer and just sticking a tray of chips in the oven?
CrawleyRed21 m ago

argos.co.uk/product/7507520. 10 quid dearer


Digital, yeah I think it’s worth it, however this is cheaper so of course it’s winning lol
Edited by: "seaniboy" 12th Apr
Zephyrv3 m ago

I was looking at air fryers recently, is there a difference between an air …I was looking at air fryers recently, is there a difference between an air fryer and just sticking a tray of chips in the oven?


Probably more cost effective running if you don’t have gas, a whole oven over a smaller space, usually quicker too
Zephyrv12/04/2019 20:16

I was looking at air fryers recently, is there a difference between an air …I was looking at air fryers recently, is there a difference between an air fryer and just sticking a tray of chips in the oven?


Quicker - It was circa 30-35 mins to get chips to my satisfaction in the oven. Plus they do seem to be a bit fluffier inside, and crispier on the outside. As I said, if mine ever fails I'll be out looking for an immediate replacement. I use it as often as the hob, more than the microwave, as often as the oven, and more than my sous vide, electric pressure cooker .
It's not just for chips.
bangytupper12/04/2019 20:30

Quicker - It was circa 30-35 mins to get chips to my satisfaction in the …Quicker - It was circa 30-35 mins to get chips to my satisfaction in the oven. Plus they do seem to be a bit fluffier inside, and crispier on the outside. As I said, if mine ever fails I'll be out looking for an immediate replacement. I use it as often as the hob, more than the microwave, as often as the oven, and more than my sous vide, electric pressure cooker .It's not just for chips.


My halogen oven is great but chips aren’t the best, think I’ll maybe get the digital one if anyone has experience of potato cut chips fresh or frozen...
DnbTse7 h, 54 m ago

Great price! Tempted but want a bigger one


Bigger the better, you can get more in it.
I like the airfryer with shelves.
I need a family size for 6 people.
Heat OP.
Great price
Worth pointing out that it's not an Actifry.

My Mrs says they're the only ones that have a stirring paddle inside which flips the food over to get more even cooking.
Practically no need for oil, just a few squirts of Frylight & away you go.
Also does casseroles & curries.

Generally more expensive than the traditional air fryers but very good & fast to cook.
Depends what your after.
truffle696912/04/2019 21:42

Heat OP.Great priceWorth pointing out that it's not an Actifry.My Mrs says …Heat OP.Great priceWorth pointing out that it's not an Actifry.My Mrs says they're the only ones that have a stirring paddle inside which flips the food over to get more even cooking.Practically no need for oil, just a few squirts of Frylight & away you go.Also does casseroles & curries.Generally more expensive than the traditional air fryers but very good & fast to cook.Depends what your after.


Oh no I’d be putting a little beef dripping in mine to coat me chips
I have the 3.2 litre version of this bought in October ‘18.

Have been using it pretty much everyday since. Great product, great price, voted hot
seaniboy12/04/2019 20:36

My halogen oven is great but chips aren’t the best, think I’ll maybe get th …My halogen oven is great but chips aren’t the best, think I’ll maybe get the digital one if anyone has experience of potato cut chips fresh or frozen...


Started making fresh hand cut chips for the first time in over 20 years and taste like homemade. 15-20 minutes
Wammer13/04/2019 03:27

Started making fresh hand cut chips for the first time in over 20 years …Started making fresh hand cut chips for the first time in over 20 years and taste like homemade. 15-20 minutes



Homemade chips tasting like homemade ?
Fancy that !
Are these easy to clean?
turbo_c5 h, 37 m ago

Are these easy to clean?


The drawer parts are dishwasher safe
RockingTommy13/04/2019 08:45

Homemade chips tasting like homemade ?Fancy that !


Note the time of my post. Sleep deprived, not just back from the pub before you assume.

What it meant was that they were as good if not better than deep fried chips.

I would guess there are many on here who have never made or even tasted homemade chips.
turbo_c11 h, 2 m ago

Are these easy to clean?


Yes, very. The odd time something has stuck to the bottom, it has just wiped off after being left to soak for a short while
seaniboy12/04/2019 22:48

Oh no I’d be putting a little beef dripping in mine to coat me chips


You can sprinkle an Oxo or Bovril cube in with the spuds.
An olde Slimming World trick.
Naughties them up a bit!
truffle696913/04/2019 20:38

You can sprinkle an Oxo or Bovril cube in with the spuds.An olde Slimming …You can sprinkle an Oxo or Bovril cube in with the spuds.An olde Slimming World trick.Naughties them up a bit!


I can’t be adding fake foods to my real foods! Beef dripping it is
seaniboy11 h, 43 m ago

I can’t be adding fake foods to my real foods! Beef dripping it is



My bad.
seaniboy13/04/2019 22:35

I can’t be adding fake foods to my real foods! Beef dripping it is


You can use Goose Fat at Christmas.
Lol
Shove a few sprouts in with 'em n'all!!
Wammer14 h, 5 m ago

Note the time of my post. Sleep deprived, not just back from the pub …Note the time of my post. Sleep deprived, not just back from the pub before you assume.What it meant was that they were as good if not better than deep fried chips.I would guess there are many on here who have never made or even tasted homemade chips.



Home deep fried chips !
Ah ! ......Memories...….
Peel the potatoes
Cut into chips of various sizes
Rinse with water to remove starch.
Dry with kitchen roll.
Heat up the oil / lard / fat until boiling.
[ Remembering not to get distracted by the tv , phone , etc.etc….. ]
Lower the chips into the boiling chip pan and cook until tender and crisp.
Remove and toss in kitchen roll to remove excess grease.
Enjoy !
Then filter oil / fat/ lard and wash chip pan ………………
OR...…
Bung a handful of frozen chips into the air fryer.
Cook on high for 10 minutes.
Enjoy !
truffle696914/04/2019 10:24

You can use Goose Fat at Christmas.LolShove a few sprouts in with 'em …You can use Goose Fat at Christmas.LolShove a few sprouts in with 'em n'all!!


Oh no no no no no! I’m a Scotsman, only beef dripping does the job it’s healthier (in moderation) than processed branded spreads and without animal fats brains don’t get everything they need it’s brain growth stuff animal fat or we would still be in the trees, it’s also delicious try a very light coating on a slice of toast as a alternative, mind its potent flavour though as it’s like marmite/vegemite - use too much and its love or hate. Best toast ever, if you like vegemite do a even lesser coat ontop the melted dripping sets you up till lunch well that and all the coffee till lunch
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