RE: Kitchen gadgetry - Dryfryers (Airfry, Actifry)
(04 May 2012 05:28 PM)I ♥ my Kindle Wrote: Does anyone have either?
Thinking of getting an electric dry fryer thing.
Prefer the look of the Philips Airfryer but the Actifry has a turny thing which looks practical.
Do they do a proper job? or shall I suffer the horror that is ovenable chips for evermore?
Haven't owned a chip pan for about 8 years.
Have seen videos of the Actifry, and it seems to be really noisy, is it really that bad or does video exaggerate that?
I no longer have one but really miss the Actifry. It is a bit noisy with the air blower but didn't bother me. Fresh or frozen chips took 20-25 minutes for two people but I think that timing doubles for four. I tried sausages which took 20 mins, as opposed to 10 on the George grill, but at least I didn't have to faff about turning them. Sausage and chips cooked together were okay too. I found it easy to clean and reassemble. I never got round to experimenting with it but was happy enough with the limited use it got. Actually I never did like oven chips until I tried them this way but still added a little oil.
The negative side was that the first one went out with a bang at just under two years old and its replacement quietly died at 14 months. Look at reviews on Argos.
I replaced it with a tiny deep fryer from Argos for £15 so hubby could still have chips but I really prefer the dry-fried ones and have gone back to having a few oven chips occasionally.