Thanks to the success of our recent ‘Tasty Tech’ competition, it has proved difficult to top the fantastic gadgets that were offered as prizes; but this month we have an innovative gadget that appeals to our British taste buds and to those of us that like to monitor our waistlines, without giving up the foods we love.
The Viva Airfryer from Philips is a novel take on the chip fryer that was once a staple gadget in many oak kitchens, but has more recently fallen out of fashion because of people’s desire to seek out healthier alternatives to deep-fried foods.
With just a tablespoon of oil, the Viva Airfryer uses a small fan to pass warm air over the chips in a manner similar to a fan-assisted oven, which creates crispy golden fries without anywhere near as much fat content as chips cooked in a regular deep fat fryer.
In just 20 minutes, the Philips Viva Airfryer is capable of creating tasty chips as well as a range of other meals such as baked potatoes, spring rolls and chicken drumsticks. Without the oil, you can even try your hand at cooking cakes, crumbles and quiches inside it, though you will need to hunt down a rather small oven dish to accommodate them in the Airfryer’s diminutive cooking compartment.
If you enjoy a delicious British meal of fish & chips, or as a side to burgers, pizzas and any number of other dishes, then kitting out your kitchen with a companion for healthy frying is a must. The Philips Viva Airfryer HD9220 retails at around £99 and has fully-adjustable temperature control, an integrated timer including alarm and uses up to 80% less oil than a conventional fryer.
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