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The Air Fryer topic

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""   It may even roast a small quantity of green coffee beans. ""

 

that's pretty interesting.  Ive been roasting at home for 15 years.

 

if it gets people to try home roasting  ---   those that really like coffee ---

 

another bonus, but a small one id guess.

 

N.B.: home roasting is addicting if you really like coffee and and find an easy way to do it at home.

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Most foods that emulate deep-fried foods still have some oil on them.  That's for two reasons:  To give them added crispness and to give us that taste of fried foods.  It does leave a lot less oil on the food than deep frying, and my wife cares about that.  Personally I'm not worried about it and it's not the reason I bought it.  I bought it primarily because it doesn't waste any oil, I don't have to figure out how to dispose of the waste oil, it cooks much quicker, and cleans up easier.

 

I did try some roasted Brussels Sprouts in it last night.  Not so good.  Part of it was  probably that I cooked them too hot and didn't use enough oil, but the thing that will keep me from cooking them in the air fryer in the future is that once it cooked and dried out the inevitable separate leaves, they blew all over the inside.  Not that hard to get out and clean up, but I'll stick to the BSO for Brussies.

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@mgaretz  well said :

 

" it doesn't waste any oil "

 

cleans up easier "

 

" I don't have to figure out how to dispose of the waste oil, "

 

        [Ed.:  Alton Brown on his GoodEats  did a whole turkey fried  ( outside ) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/deep-fried-turkey-recipe/deep-fried-turkey2.html ]

 

he let the fat cool and as its a Vegetable, dumped it in his neighbors yard, at night  Just Saying ]

 

all the above appeal to me.

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@Toliver

 

Ive got BJ's warehouse covered but not Costco.

 

so Im saving  $ 199 + tax !

 

sweet !


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4 hours ago, mgaretz said:

 

Cleanup is easy, certainly compared to the deep fryer.

 

I used to have a deep fryer on my counter.  There is a reason I got rid of it!

 

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Last night I tried chicken tenders from raw chicken.  I did them with two different styles of breading - flour, egg, panko and flour, egg, flour.

 

Before breading I did a lot of web searching and came upon three significant tips and they all worked great:  1.  Start by patting dry the chicken with paper towels.  Counter-intuitive but it works like a charm.  The first layer of flour goes on perfect.  2. Shake off the excess before moving to the next step.  3.  Have a "dry hand" that handles the flour/panko and a "wet hand" that handles the raw chicken and the egg step.  Keeps your hands from becoming breaded better than the chicken.

 

The Philips recipe books says to mix oil with the bread crumbs.  Since only half the batch would have the bread crumbs, I decided to spray the oil on as a last step.  I probably wasn't generous enough with the oil.  In general, they both came out good, but I preferred the all flour version.  They could have been more golden in color.  I chalk that up to not enough oil and the two stage heating process as called for in the recipe - 10 minutes at 330F and another 5 at 390F.  Next time I will use more oil and try 390F for the whole time.

 

Served with microwaved, fresh white corn and salad.  Panko on the left, flour on the right.

 

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@mgaretz - you certainly makimg wonderful thimgs in your air fryer!!

 

I'm getting very close to pulling the trigger/

 

Any suggestions regarding which brand/model? On Amazon.ca the prices range from $430 to $140. I don't want to spend more than I have to, but more interested in getting the one that will do the job!

 

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image.jpeg Those are not my hands!

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, palo said:

@mgaretz - you certainly makimg wonderful thimgs in your air fryer!!

 

I'm getting very close to pulling the trigger/

 

Any suggestions regarding which brand/model? On Amazon.ca the prices range from $430 to $140. I don't want to spend more than I have to, but more interested in getting the one that will do the job!

 

p

 

I opted for the Philips because with the sale and coupon, it was almost as inexpensive as the clones of it.  The GoWise unit looks good, but what I didn't like about it was that evidently it turns off when you open to shake it, causing you to have to renter times and temp.  The Philips has a pause button or just keeps running if you don't press it.  Whatever you do, get the XL version as even it is rather small.

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2 hours ago, palo said:

@mgaretz - you certainly makimg wonderful thimgs in your air fryer!!

 

I'm getting very close to pulling the trigger/

 

Any suggestions regarding which brand/model? On Amazon.ca the prices range from $430 to $140. I don't want to spend more than I have to, but more interested in getting the one that will do the job!

 

p

  If you decide on the Phillips and you do not need the larger size then your best price may well be Cosco's. You do not need a membership to purchase off the Costco website.

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I was so tired last night but I did want to share my experience with you so I apologize for the rather blurry pictures. It was also not a fair view of the air fryer in terms of french fries. I did not find them especially good.  I think I cut them a little too thick,  perhaps overloaded the basket somewhat and should definitely have given them more time.   But let the games begin ........


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I went on-line to costco and found no air-fryers.

 

here are three phillips side by side from amazon :

 

Airfryer.jpg

 

second from the R is the @Anna N version , correct ?

 

I could not figure out the size difference  if any of the three Phillips models    however , maybe the model on the far L is smaller

 

and the two models are the same size  but the more expensive is a digital model.

 

looking forward to more cook'n

 

may thanks

 

here is the full ref. from amazon :

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D7N43UA/ref=psdc_289918_t2_B00H8OATGG


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@rotuts

 

 Believe that is my model.  Cannot help you with the size differential. You might want to try Costco.ca website.

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nope.  could not even find it at the ca.com

 

odd.

 

has anyone found the AirFryer at Costco USA ?


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BB%B :

 

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/philips-viva-collection-airfryer-trade-in-black/3283078?Keyword=air+fryer

 

1.8 lb capacity  $ 199  =  $ 160 + Tx

 

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/philips-viva-avance-digital-airfryer-trade/3268889?Keyword=air+fryer

 

2.6 lb capacity  $ 350 = $  $ 280 + Tx

 

there are of course grilling racks that fit each one.

 

sadly  no Tax Holiday this year in MA.  which usually comes around just about now


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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

nope.  could not even find it at the ca.com

 

odd.

 

has anyone found the AirFryer at Costco USA ?

 

 

1 hour ago, Anna N said:

@rotuts

 

 Believe that is my model.  Cannot help you with the size differential. You might want to try Costco.ca website.

It was there but I see it no longer is although the accessories are still showing up at the very bottom of the page where it was when I checked a day or so ago!  

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So breakfast ... Sweet potato fries with chili mayo. 

Fast, easy, tasty. Crispy ....no.  Greasy...somewhat.

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First off, congratulations on your new acquisition/toy!

 

I hope it lives up to your expectations. I too am looking into such an addition to my kitchen, but have started a new topic:

 

that provides a reasonable alternative. 

 

p

 

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@Anna N

 

""  Greasy...somewhat ""

 

operator error ?   did you spray or add oil and mix ?

 

went down to BB$B inspire of the weather.

 

they had both the digital and the smaller analog side by side.

 

neither app is small, and the larger digital seems humongous   think : the latest Cuisinart 

 

the mechanism for removing the cooking unit is different for the digital , you will have to note it in a video.

 

the system on the digital on display did not go in and out easily and did not lock in easily either .

 

maybe Customer Abuse ?    the digital is on sale for I think 260.  that's not reflected on the web price.

 

can't say if they will give you another 20 % off  

 

the grilling rack is not stocked  at least in my store.

 

they will take a coupon and order it in the store, but there might be shipping charges.

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1 hour ago, palo said:

First off, congratulations on your new acquisition/toy!

 

I hope it lives up to your expectations. I too am looking into such an addition to my kitchen, but have started a new topic:

 

that provides a reasonable alternative. 

 

p

 

Thank you. Been there, done that. Heavy, awkward, unwiedly. YMMV

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

@Anna N

 

""  Greasy...somewhat ""

 

operator error ?   did you spray or add oil and mix ?

 

went down to BB$B inspire of the weather.

 

they had both the digital and the smaller analog side by side.

 

neither app is small, and the larger digital seems humongous   think : the latest Cuisinart 

 

the mechanism for removing the cooking unit is different for the digital , you will have to note it in a video.

 

the system on the digital on display did not go in and out easily and did not lock in easily either .

 

maybe Customer Abuse ?    the digital is on sale for I think 260.  that's not reflected on the web price.

 

can't say if they will give you another 20 % off  

 

the grilling rack is not stocked  at least in my store.

 

they will take a coupon and order it in the store, but there might be shipping charges.

 Operator error?  You impugn me, young man!  I used about a half teaspoon of oil and tossed them in it with my hands.  I might try to spray next time. My suspicion is that sweet potatoes do not lend themselves to crispness no matter the appliance you apply to them.  But I will address the greasiness either by reducing the amount of oils or by using a spray oil. Stay tuned.

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@Anna NFWIW, I have never met a cripsy, non-greasy sweet potato fry - even conventionally fried, or in restaurants...  I've had some start out ok, but after 5 minutes at the table, all crispiness has left the building....  maybe just my luck, but I tend to avoid them now.

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