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    Air fryer

    I just purchased an air fryer and it is fabulous. I love it, makes fried chicken with no oil, great for grilled cheese sandwiches and french fries. So easy to use and clean up is nothing

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    every time i see it on tv i want to order it. so the food tastes just as good with one teaspoon of oil?
    Not a mes with the oil on plastic to clen up?
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    Will have to look that up...I've never heard of such a thing.

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    We bake a lot and I'm not telling DH about it or he'll go get it. The price may deter him if he has seen it.

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    advice on Air Fryer

    I saw one of these Air Fryer's on TV. It supposedly "deep fries: with air. Does any one out there is quilting land have one and how do you like it? Which one do you have?
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    I have tefal Actifry, I use the spray canola oil in it. It makes great fries, chicken, prawns, I love it, I am a member of Slimming World, not sure if you have that in US, but it makes my food syn free. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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    you're the second person that I've heard who loves their Air Fryer. I just recently heard of such a thing.
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    This is news to me, never heard of "airfry" anything. Can someone please give us a picture or better explanation of just what this is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    I have tefal Actifry, I use the spray canola oil in it. It makes great fries, chicken, prawns, I love it, I am a member of Slimming World, not sure if you have that in US, but it makes my food syn free. Can't recommend it highly enough.
    I also have the Tfal Actifry but I can't make grilled cheese sandwiches in it so this airfry must be something different. With the Tfal, you use only 1 tbsp. of oil or even less and it will make fries, shrimp, wings etc. without lots of oil & they come out crisp & tasty, just like deep fried ones. You can't do breaded items like onion rings because they will come out like little nuggets. I have had mine ever since they came out & I have NEVER regretted buying one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    This is news to me, never heard of "airfry" anything. Can someone please give us a picture or better explanation of just what this is?
    check it out on Amazon or youtube, they have videos. It makes chicken that tastes just like fried but with no oil. Its wonderful. I am using mine a lot

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    I was just watching QVC selling an air fryer for $99. It was tempting because it wouldn't heat up the kitchen, and I hate greasy smells. I didn't buy it... but 33,000 sold today... sounds interesting. They're going to demonstrate it again after the Vitamix guy, so I'll watch and decide then.

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    I never heard of this but my hubby has to watch what he eats because of high blood presser . I will check this out.
    I won't tell him I fried anything in this thing with out oil....He will say I am trying to kill him. He just love his fatty food. I cook right for him and he sneaks of and eats stuff bad for him
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    I bought one of these on a shopping channel and ended up sending it back. I had hoped it would "fry" frozen French fries but it didn't. Most things had to be made from scratch not frozen. Perhaps they have changed the way that works with the newer models ?

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    Which brands?? With google, I'm seeing everything from $75 to $350??
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    Feffertim...glad to get feedback from someone who has actually used it! I've been on the fence all winter about buying one.
    When you do french fries, do they get crispy on the outside or just brown?
    For everyone else..I've been researching these for a while now, google reviews...from what I can glean there are lower end models that the heating won't get up to a high enough temp to get anything crispy, so you have to watch for that.
    The other thing I keep seeing is "nonstick"...is this teflon? Sure looks like it, but I can't get an answer as to what this non stick stuff actually is? I've been leaning toward the models with glass bowls for ease of clean up and to avoid the non stick lining on the plastic models.
    Reviews on line seem to favor Phillips brands..but for all I know they can be put up by Phillips! That's why it's good to hear from someone that actually has one.

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    I've had mine for about 12 months and love it. I have only use a smear of oil once. Just brushed a little oil across the top of the food. Mine is a Phillips. I only have a small one as I live alone. Chips are perfect, crispy and golden on the outside light and fluffy on the inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littledreamdevil View Post
    I never heard of this but my hubby has to watch what he eats because of high blood presser . I will check this out.
    I won't tell him I fried anything in this thing with out oil....He will say I am trying to kill him. He just love his fatty food. I cook right for him and he sneaks of and eats stuff bad for him
    DH's bro did the exact same thing. His wife was diabetic from a young age & knew all about the diet/food plan she followed.BIL would have none of it & was well known in their small town restaurants.Eventually they moved to a long term care facility.When asked how he liked it,he said "they give me all the pie I want".Was an expensive place ,but food was number one for him.Food is a powerful want.
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    I watched the "air fryer" demonstration again and it looks like they're just rebranding an old technology. Their function is similar to the portable convection ovens with the glass bowls from the '90s. We bought one to use in our camper 17 years ago and loved it for roasts, chicken, veggies... never tried french fries.

    So, I pulled out a bag of Ore-Ida crinkle cut frozen fries and my old portable convection oven. I sprayed the fries with Pam Original, used the upper rack, 425 deg. and 20 minutes later I had delicious crispy french fries.

    The glass bowl with mine is heavy. If these new appliances work as well as my old one, I may get an "air fryer" for chicken breasts, fries, and other small meals.

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    Thanks for the feedback! Looks like I'm going to get one!

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    Sounds like a good idea, especially for summer. I have not seen the commercials, stations I watch don't show them. I don't watch shopping channels. I don't watch much TV.
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