Yes it is national chip week in the UK this week and I love chips. Not very modern I know, but I have to say that there are a real comfort food for me, as my Dad made the best chips in the whole wide world.
We don’t have chips very often in The Mad House, partly as we don’t own a fryer and partly as we were spoilt as my mum had a Tefal Actifry so they were always a treat that we saved for visiting her.
When I had lunch with the chaps from Philips at Christmas they introduced me to their new Airfryer and then I was lucky enough to receive one a couple of weeks ago. Now there are some great reviews of the actifry at the moment in the Mummy Blogging world, but I have to say that although I loved the chips it made, it isn’t a fast or speedy way to make them. So I was intrigued that the Airfryer made chips from potatoes in 20 minutes, when it is nearer 40 for the Actifry.
Well I have to say I am super impressed with the Philips Airfryer, we had lovely chips in 20 minutes and you just had to shake it one half way through cooking. I have also used it to cook oven chips, fishfingers, roast potatoes, roast parsnips and even roast vegetables. I would never have been able to cook roast veg in the actifry as it would have been turned to mush with the paddle.
I love that it is healthy cooking with much less oil required and also that you can adjust the temperature, which means you can cook a large range of things in it. You can even cook chocolate brownies in it, not that I have tried yet.
The only pros I have come up with are the price and the size. £199 is expensive, but it will replace our oven for a lot of cooking and size wise it is comparable to a deep fat fryer in its footprint, although it is higher.
So we will be eating chips for national chip week and I really am starting to love my Philips Airfryer.
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