By Castro Cruz and Gift Khosa
Gone are the days when frying pans and deep fryers were the only means of frying food. A magnificent kitchen appliance has been launched by Philips. It is the Airfryer, as the name suggests it fries food with air.
At first we didn’t quite get the idea behind it, but soon after unboxing this magnificent piece of technology it all made sense. The Airfryer is available in two colors metallic white and blazing black. I have the blazing black one. Personally, we thought nothing would ever replace the “frying pan”, but after making my first meal with the Airfryer I literally said goodbye to my frying pan.
This product uses touch technology to switch it on and off as well as to adjust heat levels and cooking time. With heat levels ranging from 0 degrees Celsius to 200 degrees Celsius, one can fry anything that is fried on the frying pan.
In today’s world where people are concerned about eating healthier meals, the Airfryer just compliments that need as it cooks with 80% less fat. Yes 80% less fat, and depending on what you cooking you could literally fry without using oil/fat at all. Unbelievable, isn’t it? we were also quite impressed.
Here is a short list of meals we have made using the Airfryer:
- Fried 300g of sweet potatoes with only two table spoons of oil.
- Portuguese chicken drum sticks without adding any oil.
- Seasoned pork chops with no additional fat.
- Crispy potato chips using only 25ml of oil
- And finally, I fried a variety of sausages including vienas, and beef sausages. Oil free!
Those were the first meals made with the AirFryer, the best part is that if fries fast. It comes with a recipe book from which you can choose a variety of delicious and healthy menus. Now you don’t have to worry about your health when eating fries, they are fat free!
The AirFryer With recipe book
Just before we conclude, it is really worth mentioning that the AirFryer saves electricity, as unlike the frying pan you don’t have to wait a for the oil to get hot before you start frying. As you may recall it uses 80% less fat or no fat all. And most recipes will cook under 30minutes.
In closure, I would recommend this wonderful appliance to everyone who seeks to reduce the amount of fat they consume. A very stylish product from Philips, which changes people’s perspective when it comes to frying. HAUTE MUST HAVE FOR YOUR KITCHEN
About the Airfryer
“The Philips Avance Airfryer XL which is the global #1 low fat fryer according to Euromonitor is single-handedly making air the new oil. This simple, yet effective appliance is a versatile addition to any kitchen as it’s able to fry, grill, roast and bake your favourite foods using little to no oil. The Avance Airfryer removes up to 80% oil that you would have otherwise consumed. It not only sets itself apart from other products but makes a real difference in our consumers’ lives,” added Jones.
The Philips Avance Airfryer was recently voted as Product of the Year (POY) in the Small Cooking Appliance category by the Consumer Survey of Innovation 2015 in South Africa, testament to the success of the technological innovation in the product.