I’m becoming very obsessed with kitchen appliances, they make menial tasks so easy! My latest obsession is air frying thanks to my Philips Airfryer – that’s right, air frying. What’s it all about? Let me fill you in…
How does it work?
The airfryer uses a unique patented combination of high-speed air circulation, with a top grill, called Rapid Air technology. The Rapid Air technology makes the hot air circulate very rapidly around the ingredients in the basket.
This heats up the ingredients in the basket from all sides at once, making it a healthy, fast and easy method to prepare tasty food. Food prepared in the airfryer is deliciously crispy on the outside, without being dry on the inside.
A healthy alternative
Conventional deep fat fryers use oil to heat the food and create the crispy layer. The airfryer does not need frying oil. The food is only heated by the circulating hot air. When you air fry chips, the chips prepared contain up to 80% less fat compared to chips prepared in a deep-fat fryer.
When you prepare home made chips, the fat percentage can get as low as 1.5%. Even if you’re like me and don’t use a deep fryer, I always feel like I am wasting oil when I roast veggies in a conventional oven. Air Frying requires no oil, I simply drizzle coconut oil a little Himalayan rock salt over them when they’re done – yum!
Shorter cooking time means you will be eating quicker
And it’s better for the environment. I hate turning on the oven for only one tray of roasted veggies and now I no longer have too! The airfryer cooks pumpkin in 20 minutes and potato chips in 15 minutes, so quick!
It’s not limited to just vegetables!
You can cook cakes, muffins, quiches, meats, fish, poultry, tapas or anything that needs defrosting. So many options!
Roast Pumpkin Cooked in the Philips Airfryer
Half a pumpkin
Himalayan rock salt
- Peel pumpkin & cut into thin strips
- Set airfryer to 180 c for 20 minutes
- Add pumpkin into the airfryer using the netted tray
- Regularly take the tray out of the airfryer and shake to ensure all pumpkin is evenly cooked
- Once cooked to your desired result take out and drizzle with coconut oil and Himalayan rock salt
Do you know what appliance I have my eye on now? I would really love love love a Mix Master! In red please – not that I’m being demanding, well maybe, just a little.
Have you heard of the Philips Airfryer? Are you tempted to buy one after my review?