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    Experience of using an air fryer?

    Thinking of buying one as Im sure they will be reduced for Black friday. Im used to making oven chips.
    So I know I can use this. I also buy frozen cooked kebabs than you put in oven and bingo. They are done
    in 30 minutes. Will an air fryer be suitable for that. Also I grill samosas, anyone got experience of using that in a
    Air fryer.

    I know Actifry is the top when it comes air fryers but any recommendation on something cheaper
    would be very appreciated.

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    You can cook almost anything in an Airfryer. I have the Philips one and it's great. Better than the Actifry in my opinion, and I've used both.

    Hi i got an actifry chips take a long time used it for chicken which was ok but used for a couple of weeks then went back to using grill.Would recommend it.

    I have an actifry... They are great... For chips - I just buy oven chips & they are usually about the same time in the actifry as they would take in the oven.

    For other things - you sometimes need to remove the centre part that rotates.. Otherwise it mushes things up as it turns...

    I have a Philips air fryer great for sausages, chips,fish fingers with just a touch of oil never tried samosas though

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone. Im used to using the oven but my mum saw an advert for the air fryer
    and wants me to get one on Black Friday. We buy things and never use them after a month so
    just checking peoples experience.

    Appreciate all the replies. Thank you.

    I got one from Asda on line for £44 delivered last week.

    Original Poster

    googleboogle

    I got one from Asda on line for £44 delivered last week.


    thanks.. off to check what they have,

    I love the Philips Airfryer, I would say I use it at least 5 times per week (it hasn't ended up in the slow cooker, George Foreman, rice cooker, juicer etc. cupboard!)

    It's great for reheating foods too and making them crisp again. Got mine last year in Tesco's Black Friday event for £49. Money well spent

    They're great no more oven chips thank the lord.

    Original Poster

    Tuesday4

    I love the Philips Airfryer, I would say I use it at least 5 times per … I love the Philips Airfryer, I would say I use it at least 5 times per week (it hasn't ended up in the slow cooker, George Foreman, rice cooker, juicer etc. cupboard!)It's great for reheating foods too and making them crisp again. Got mine last year in Tesco's Black Friday event for £49. Money well spent


    Cheers Tuesday4

    Use our Airfry all the time.. Roast potatoes are great as well as home made chips of course

    Original Poster

    Stevielar

    They're great no more oven chips thank the lord.


    Thanks.. That's mainly what I make with couple of chicken steaks.

    what kind of heat setting does a fryer have. Oven chips are gas mark 7 for 20 minutes?
    Will there be somewhere to find that exact setting for gas mark 7?

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    thisismark

    Use our Airfry all the time.. Roast potatoes are great as well as home … Use our Airfry all the time.. Roast potatoes are great as well as home made chips of course


    Thanks thisismark.

    shabbird

    Thanks.. That's mainly what I make with couple of chicken steaks. what … Thanks.. That's mainly what I make with couple of chicken steaks. what kind of heat setting does a fryer have. Oven chips are gas mark 7 for 20 minutes?Will there be somewhere to find that exact setting for gas mark 7?



    I'll get back to you, I'll have to ask the wife
    Edited by: "Stevielar" 24th Nov 2016

    shabbird

    Thanks.. That's mainly what I make with couple of chicken steaks. what … Thanks.. That's mainly what I make with couple of chicken steaks. what kind of heat setting does a fryer have. Oven chips are gas mark 7 for 20 minutes?Will there be somewhere to find that exact setting for gas mark 7?



    The Airfryer comes with a recipe book and shows you recommended timings for different things. If I do chips from frozen I bung them in the basket and put it on the highest (200 degrees) and just give them a shake every so often until they're cooked. Timings for me depends on how much I've put in the basket.

    YouTube might help you decide which one you want too

    I wanted one before but the timing for cooking out me off 1kg of chips in a normal fryer take about 7/8 mins looking into this it takes a lot longer and portions are quite small is that correct as usually cook around 1.5kg chips plus 5/6portions of fish I assume this would take about 2 hours total. or is that incorrect

    Original Poster

    Stevielar

    I'll get back to you, I'll have to ask the wife


    lol no worries.

    Original Poster

    Tuesday4

    The Airfryer comes with a recipe book and shows you recommended timings … The Airfryer comes with a recipe book and shows you recommended timings for different things. If I do chips from frozen I bung them in the basket and put it on the highest (200 degrees) and just give them a shake every so often until they're cooked. Timings for me depends on how much I've put in the basket.YouTube might help you decide which one you want too


    Thanks Tuesday4.. off to check. have few hours till midnight so better do some research.
    Was reading gas is cheaper for cooking than electricity. so many factor in that as well.

    Must admit only used ours for chips & roast potatoes so far but does get used weekly. Ideal for using when you haven't got the oven on eg pressure cooking the meat - roast spuds for 4 of us ready in 40mins (without having to par boil them first)
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