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    are airfryers better than deep fat fryers ?

    I use a deep fat fryer as the food is prepared well in it. if you keep the oil clean and drain the surplus fat it is excellent. do airfryers produce food that is as good ? I know airfryers are better for your health but that isn't a consideration for me. so what's the difference ?

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    I have a philips airfryer and use it most nights. Much healthier chips and probably safer to use too.

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    RHodgett

    I have a philips airfryer and use it most nights. Much healthier chips … I have a philips airfryer and use it most nights. Much healthier chips and probably safer to use too.




    yes but are the chips better ? I don't care about the health issue.

    Chips don't taste the same

    I reckon chips taste well better out a airfryer!

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    pinkie_pip

    I reckon chips taste well better out a airfryer!




    are they crisp and what make is yours ?

    jonnithomas

    are they crisp and what make is yours ?


    I have a philips airfryer, and they are defo crisp! Would never be without one now

    Yeah my chips are great.. Also from a Philips Airfryer.

    We found the cheapest Tesco chips actually come out best in it.

    My opinion on this: if health isn't a worry, stick to your regular fryer. The air fryer is basically a portable(?) fan oven, the chips taste nothing like they're fried, don't have the same level of crispiness etc. Plus you can't cook battered stuff in it.

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    jonnithomas

    yes but are the chips better ? I don't care about the health issue.



    Genuinely interested, how overweight are you?

    I have the Philips too and it is great for chips and just about anything you put in it really!
    We use it all the time.

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    WonkyDoctor

    Genuinely interested, how overweight are you?



    about 2 stone but as I have a terminal illness I don't really care I'm more concerned about the amount of pain I'm in. btw no need to apologise, I'm not offended.

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    anthony212

    My opinion on this: if health isn't a worry, stick to your regular fryer. … My opinion on this: if health isn't a worry, stick to your regular fryer. The air fryer is basically a portable(?) fan oven, the chips taste nothing like they're fried, don't have the same level of crispiness etc. Plus you can't cook battered stuff in it.



    thanks for the comment. I've now read some reviews as comments on here were so mixed. so I will stick with deep fat frying. which I only use maybe 2-3 times a week.

    they take a lot longer to cook food aswell than a traditional fryer so I didn't bother getting one aswell my sisters got one but it really is hit and miss some chips come out very good some don't plus somethings come out all mashed if u follow the maximum fill guidelines. it's good for smaller and slower cooking portions

    jonnithomas

    about 2 stone but as I have a terminal illness I don't really care about 2 stone but as I have a terminal illness I don't really care I'm more concerned about the amount of pain I'm in. btw no need to apologise, I'm not offended.



    In that case why not just get chips from a chippy shop? how often will you eat them, will buying an airfryer/traditional fryer adding cost of electric, chips and oil over time be that much different? And takeaway chips are sooooo much better

    Do you filter your deep fat fryer oil or just keep changing it? Mine's getting a bit manky and not sure where to buy filters from, don't have any spare tights lying around that aren't used on my saturday nights..

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    mattsokolinski

    In that case why not just get chips from a chippy shop? how often will … In that case why not just get chips from a chippy shop? how often will you eat them, will buying an airfryer/traditional fryer adding cost of electric, chips and oil over time be that much different? And takeaway chips are sooooo much better




    because my chipshop is 20 mins drive away and shuts at 8 !!! btw I have a deep fat fryer already. this would have been a replacement if it was worthwhile.

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    PenguinsForAll

    Do you filter your deep fat fryer oil or just keep changing it? Mine's … Do you filter your deep fat fryer oil or just keep changing it? Mine's getting a bit manky and not sure where to buy filters from, don't have any spare tights lying around that aren't used on my saturday nights..




    I just change it. just thinking does that mean you only have one pair of tights which you use as a mask when you go to the sm club on a saturday ? if so using it as a filter might make your face a bit errrrmmm sticky

    jonnithomas

    I just change it. just thinking does that mean you only have one pair … I just change it. just thinking does that mean you only have one pair of tights which you use as a mask when you go to the sm club on a saturday ? if so using it as a filter might make your face a bit errrrmmm sticky




    Aha, I hear some people filter 'em, might just go ahead and change it, starting to smell the house up and overflow when using!

    Aha, so that's why they're sticky. X)

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    PenguinsForAll

    Aha, I hear some people filter 'em, might just go ahead and change it, … Aha, I hear some people filter 'em, might just go ahead and change it, starting to smell the house up and overflow when using!Aha, so that's why they're sticky. X)




    if it overflows definitely change it. heat oil and dispose of. then pour in boling water and decent washing up liquid and leave to soak. then after 20 + mins use a brush to clean the inside. then rinse thorughly and clean the outside. add new oil.

    btw at least you didn't ask what marks and spencer had to do with it. lol

    you can easily clean your oil with a large sieve lined with kitchen towel. pour your oil in and let it drain. it'll take out all the miniscule dirt from the oil and you'll be left with cleaner oil. If your oil is still bubbling over after this then you probably do need to change it.

    I fry on the hob in a pan so clean my oil after every use and only use the kitchen towel method once it's really grotty.

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    adhkarzf

    you can easily clean your oil with a large sieve lined with kitchen … you can easily clean your oil with a large sieve lined with kitchen towel. pour your oil in and let it drain. it'll take out all the miniscule dirt from the oil and you'll be left with cleaner oil. If your oil is still bubbling over after this then you probably do need to change it. I fry on the hob in a pan so clean my oil after every use and only use the kitchen towel method once it's really grotty.



    I fell asleep using a pan and had a fire. hence electric.

    Are people who use air fryer putting oven chips in it?

    I'm gonna give filtering a go!


    termite

    Are people who use air fryer putting oven chips in it?



    Yeah you can put any frozen chips in.

    jonnithomas

    I fell asleep using a pan and had a fire. hence electric.



    ​you could still use this method with a deep fryer my sister inlaw does and she has a fryer.

    PenguinsForAll

    I'm gonna give filtering a go!Yeah you can put any frozen chips in.


    Only like fresh potato, double fried. Can an air fryer do that?

    I have a tefal air fryer, use it almost every day. Chip are great so long as you dont overfill it, chips for 2 is a maximum but I take the paddle out so it doesnt break the chips up. Have used fresh potato chips with olive oil spray on came out great, oven chips etc. Also use it for sausage, waffles and hash browns. Dont think I could ever go back to deep frying again.

    termite

    Only like fresh potato, double fried. Can an air fryer do that?



    Yes you can double fry them.

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