Air Frying Is In
Pan Frying Is Out
The Philips Air Fryer does exactly what it says. No more, no less.
It won’t cook a meal large enough to feed ten. In fact, four is a stretch, but it is great for cooking a batch of pork chops or chicken pieces or – my favorite – french fries large enough to feed 4 or 5.
We bought our fryer on special for under $150 for Mother’s Day (2013) and have used it weekly – conservatively speaking – ever since. It still works like a charm. We’ve never been disappointed.
Does it cook french fries 100% evenly? No, particularly since we cram the cooker basket full, but the fries get more than sufficiently golden and crispy to satisfy the need for visual appeal and texture.
Does it cook entirely oil-free? No, but most of the olive oil I drizzle on our fries, which is very little, goes into the drip pan. And olive oil is a healthy choice!
I give the fryer 10 stars out of 10.