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Expected more from it, rightly or wrongly
10 October 2018
As someone who likes to cook, pretty much all that was missing from my repertoire was the deep fat fryer; an essential item for battered or crumbed items, croquettes and of course chips. However, wary of the 'fat' in 'deep fat' I had seen the healthier options, notably air fryers and hence I ordered this. I suppose what I envisaged was a swirling tornado of hot oil quickly and healthily frying my items in less oil than your traditional fryers. This is not the case. Effectively what this is, is an electric oven with hair dryer built in. What this means is , when you put items like battered fish into this, it 'dries' them rather than fries them, what little oil you've used falls to the bottom and your batter sticks to the non-stick cage. That's not to say there isn't any frying action, but you have to be liberal with the oil to get any result. Roasties are dried, chips are dried. I mean it's okay and it will do what an oven takes 30 minutes to do and does it in 15 but as a replacement for a deep fat fryer? No. However, maybe I went in with the wrong expectations, that said, I therefore don't know what this adds to my kitchen.