I've always wanted to get the Phillips air-fryer for the longest time.
Ever since I saw my friends posting on Facebook the creations they came up with and how much healthier it is to consume fried food using this cooking method, I was sold. But due to the fact that in my household, cooking seldom happens, I just procrastinated and made a mental note to myself that I will have to get the air-fryer when I have a home of my own.
Because I love fried food!!
Fries, nugget, chicken wing, luncheon meat, fish fingers, etc.
Anything fried is definitely up my alley but it is really bad for health as the amount of oil used during deep frying is really frightening and my cholesterol levels are pretty high. :( So I've been forced to cut down on my oily/fried food intake by my boyfriend.
So imagine how happy I was when my blog manager told me that the generous people at Philips decided to sponsor me this air-fryer!! (& its the best version of all somemore, the AVANCE XL which has 1.2kg cooking capacity!)
*Thank you all so much!!*
Now I can indulge in fried food without actually having to fry them in OIL and risk having crazy cholesterol levels.
It is super easy to use.
Almost idiot-proof man. I didn't even have to read the instruction manual. HAHA.
So let's see what I managed to whip up!
On the LEFT panel - select the ⇧ or ⇩ arrow to set the TEMPERATURE.
On the RIGHT panel- select the ⇧ or ⇩ arrow to set the TIMER.
I set it to 200 Degrees Celsius for 11 minutes.
I was just making food for 1 person (loner is me) so I didn't cook much of the waffle fries.
So just dump the fries in, and press the START ⇥ button!
& after 10-11 minutes, TADAH~
Take a look at this golden perfection.
NO OIL USED.
Just HOT AIR to fry my fries and it is just as crispy and tasty.
So after cooking and tasting the plate of waffle fries, I decided to try frying chicken wings & battered fish!
So the same thing, I set it for about 180-200 Degrees Celsius for around 12 minutes..
& before I know it, the beeper from the air-fryer came on and the food was ready!
I love how I can just grab the handle and pull out the entire "basket" and just overturn all the food onto the plate so there's not need to use a chopstick/fork to slowly pick each item up.
Look at the amount of oil it drained out from the chicken wing & battered fish!!!
Read the following and keep this in mind:
I didn't use any oil to fry the chicken wings & battered fish and YET it even drains out excess oil from it.
Aren't you sold?
I even told my brother I will buy this as his housewarming present next year when his house arrives.
IT'S LIKE A MUST-HAVE in every household!
You can actually enjoy fried food and not feel guilty because it is not soaked with oil.
I still think the best thing is that it even pulls out the excess oil from the food.
I didn't even have to use any paper towels to soak up the oil like how I normally will do if I were to deep fry my food.
& cleaning of the air-fryer is such a breeze too.
1- take a few pieces of paper towel and soak up the oil that are left in the bottom "container" or if there is too much oil, then just pour it into a plastic bag for disposal.
2 - add a few pumps of soap detergent into the container + water and let it sit for awhile.
3 - Rinse off and air dry it before keeping it.
So just 3 days back it was my girl pal's birthday and all of us decided to have potluck over at her place.
& I volunteered to provide...
SPAM FRIES + CHICKEN WINGS!
3 cans of luncheon meat + 3.5 bags of chicken wings waiting to be AIR-FRIED
& in less than 30 minutes, I prepared a feast that is able to feed more than 15pax.
It was so easy!
& besides just FRYING, you can actually ROAST, BAKE and GRILL with the Phillips Air-Fryer.
Here's other food that you can cook using Philip's air fryer!
(Found all these on google image search, the pictures are not mine, so credits to the original owners)
Grilled cheese sandwich.
I'm so gonna make this for my boyfriend.
He keeps saying I never make him sandwich (inside joke).
Grilled salmon. I ALSO WANNA MAKE THIS!
& this is the number 1 item on my list..
SWEET POTATO FRIES.
*** I'm not paid by Phillips for this review, all they did was send me the air-fryer with no copypoints, no instructions. I really enjoyed using this appliance and that's why I'm writing so much about it. BECAUSE WHEN A PRODUCT IS GOOD, I'LL DEFINITELY RAVE ABOUT IT. ***
This will make the best present for anyone who loves cooking or even a noob like me who can't cook but enjoys food.