but my husband found a good review for it and really wanted to try a ...
Karen B, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: We have owned several home fryers and mostly make french fries. I was skeptical about this product, but my husband found a good review for it and really wanted to try a healthier version of homemade fries. Shake the basket during cooking for more evenly cooked fries. I couldn't believe how crisp and delicious the fries were without much oil (just coated in a bowl before placing in the fryer). Also, no oil to deal with and no smelly greasy odor for days.
Summary: I just think that the basket had to be basket a little bigger than it is, other then that works just fine, it do not have the same taste as a real deep fried, but it gets real closed to it. But for who's looking for healthy life, this is going to help a lot.
Summary: We spend a lot of time in the kitchen around our house trying different recipes and foods, so we tend to try a lot of different cooking gadgets. When you find a good one it becomes invaluable. As we've gotten older eating healthier has definitely become more of a concern. Enter the "Philips HD9230/26 Digital AirFryer with Rapid Air Technology, Black." Here are my thoughts; Pros + Dishwasher safe (although I prefer to hand washing just to be safe).
Cooks fast/Cleans easily - Biggest drawback - Small cooking basket
30 March 2014
Summary: Length:: 7:07 Mins This air fryer cooks food quickly and self contains oily splatters within the unit. The removable basket (which is a two piece unit) are dishwasher safe and the exterior of the unit only needs to be wiped clean with a damp cloth. The cord can be pushed inside the unit. You can cook just about anything that you would typically bake or fry.
Summary: So this isn't really a fryer. Yes you can bake things in it to make them like fries, but you can make oven-baked fries in any oven. And I like those better than greasy fries. What you really have here is a very small, portable oven. This could be incredibly handy for people tight on space and needing a second option for cooking. Brilliant for small apartments or people who cook several different things at different temps simultaneously. But it's expensive.
Summary: The AirFryer adds another option for cooking foods that might otherwise be traditionally fried, microwaved or heated on a pan in the oven. The benefit of the AirFryer is that such items are cooked evenly, quickly and without grease or much oil. I think the term AirFryer is a bit of a misnomer, because the food is really AirBaked rather than fried. We have cooked veggies, lumpia, burgers and kale chips. All turned out very well with little mess or time.
Summary: As a self-proclaimed connoisseur of french fries (I once followed a disappointing dinner at Bocuse's restaurant by ecstatically munching the next day on a perfect bag of McDonald's fries while sitting on a park bench in downtown Lyon) I was not expecting much from my first experiment using the air fryer -- a batch of French "Fried" Potatoes. They were shockingly good! All this time I believed the oil the potatoes were fried in was the critical element. Not so!