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Old 10-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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Phillips Air Fryer- I am in love!!!

LOL! Can one be in love with an appliance??

So I bit the bullet and bought one today and I am so glad I did. I love deep fried foods but hate the clean up. Even with a deep fryer sometimes the oil gets on the counter top and makes it greasy. Emptying the oil and cleaning out the deep fryer is always a pain. Oven fried food just isnt the same, even in my convection oven.

This is an investment. The retail price was $199.99, but I had a coupon so I only ended up paying $160 for it. But it is worth not having to deal with messy clean ups after deep frying.

I was skeptical but this baby delivers, I made fried chicken wings for dinner, breaded with a variation of the Fantastic Flour Mix and it came out nice and crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The best part is that it really does taste like fried food!

Previously, I had bought the Big Boss Air Fryer but that was a dud. Its similar to the Nuwave oven, that also promises air frying. Nope. Food cooked in the Big Boss and Nuwave taste just like oven baked foods. My dad had the Nuwave. The Phillips Air Fryer is different, foods really do taste like they were deep fried!! -

Now, I will say that it does take some playing around to figure out the right temps and time. I found that the time and temp they suggested for chicken wings did not get it crispy enough so I had to increase the temp and time to get it crispy enough to my liking. Tomorrow will be fried shrimp for dinner. I can't wait

If you love deep fried foods, you can't go wrong with this appliance. Its worth it! The biggest con to this appliance, (Other than the price, is the size). I could only get 8 wing sections in the basket at a time. Luckily, I was only making dinner for 2 so that was OK. There is a bigger model by Phillips that I am considering replacing this one with. That one sells for $349.00. Again pricy, but I think its worth if for me not having to deal with an oily mess and I also want to eliminate the use of peanut and vegetable oils. Now I can use 1-2 TBS of unflavored coconut oil,lard or olive oil to air fry my food. I also made sweet potato fries for my son using 1 TBS of oil and they were also nice and crispy.

There are some cheaper models on the market that I want to try to see if they are as good as Phillips. Emeril has one that sells on QVC. Someone did a comparison of the Phillips model vs The Black and Decker model and said they preferred Black and Decker so I might order the Black and Decker and see how it performs. The Black and Decker sells for 99.99. There are some other brands on the big A site for under or right at $100.00.

Oh, it can also be used for baking desserts. Haven't tried that yet though.

ETA:

My first batch took longer to get crispy. Too much breading. Second batch with less breading crisped up much faster.

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Old 10-15-2015, 10:18 PM   #2
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I also tried to make zucchini fries but left the in too long and they burnt. Will try again tmrw.

ETA - will cut them bigger next time too

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Old 10-16-2015, 12:48 AM   #3
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As if I needed another gadget, but they have an Emeril Air Fryer on clearance at Sam's Club and I'm seriously considering going back and buying it. Your review definitely has me curious!
A friend of mine fried her Thanksgiving Turkey in an Air Fryer and she says she will never go back to preparing it any other way.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:21 AM   #4
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Does it smell up the kitchen? This looks great.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:24 AM   #5
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Oh, thks for this review Tulips, I had asked about deep fryers but I tell ya, I just don't think that I'm going down that road again. Will ck into this.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:27 AM   #6
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Wow, just looked at this thing. I had never seen one, new appliance to me. Tulips, they've got 3 on Amazon, 3 sizes I guess? Assuming you have the smallest one?
Keep posting here what you think of it, this could be one of those Christmas gifts that I put on hubby's list for myself. Do keep us posted.
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Old 10-19-2015, 06:39 AM   #7
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Tulips I just saw this and I like it.!! Another gadget my DH will want to strangle me.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:45 PM   #8
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Still love my air fryer, but there has been a lot of trial and error. The temps and time listed in the manual never work out. The fried shrimp was a mess. Not sure what I did wrong there. I will have to wait till shrimp is on sale again to try again. Don't want another expensive failed dish. It does chicken beautifully though. Perfect " fried chicken" every time. I've done pork chops too and they came out great. Yesterday I put some Impastable pasta in there and they came out crispy and I used them like won ton strips on soup.

I need to get some celery root soon and see how well it makes fries with that.
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:44 PM   #10
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Pics from tonight's dinner. Made breaded wings for my son and fried pork chop for myself. Appetizer was crab rangoon eggrolls - used mama lupe's for that but I want to try to make it from scratch with Jen Eloff's miracle dough.




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Old 11-05-2015, 04:00 AM   #11
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T&Roses - chicken wing recipe just for you

Hey everybody,

Long time lurker - first time poster. Responding to this thread so I can ask Ms 'roses a question. First this:

I too loves the airfryer. Note that I have the larger one - the cook times are definitely different for the smaller model (I have used both).

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings and Sauce

Using Frozen wings (from Sams):

Spray EVO in the basket (helps prevent sticking a little and seems make the grease pan easier to clean)
Set at 360 and cook the frozen wings for 10-12min (this heats the airfryer to full cooking temp and "defrosts" the wings)
Spray EVO on chicken and shake (makes it crispier)
Sprinkle pepper and salt on the chicken (I use telecherry pepper from Amazon - supposedly the secret ingredient in KFC)
Cook on 360 for 23-25min (basket full)

Sauce (The sauce is the star of the show - note that whenever I forget any one ingredient of this sauce it is not as good) - the measurements are approximations - tweak to taste:

5 tbl Bob’s Buffalo wing sauce
Salt and pepper
1 tbl white vinegar (apple cider vinegar not as good for unknown reason
6 drops stevia (I only really like KAL)
1-2 tbl melted butter
¼ tsp cayenne (to taste)

Stir in a large bowl and toss the cooked wings until coated.

Nothing earth shaking but I have this once or twice a week - usually w/ LC mac and cheese and greens (southern style) - and I dont particularly love buffalo wings. Everybody else seems to say something like "best wings ever".

Tulipsandroses - question about beef patties to follow in new thread.

Mike

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Old 11-05-2015, 05:58 AM   #12
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I wonder about doing our Thanksgiving turkey in one of these... we always deep fry two turkeys and a turkey breast... I would love to not fool with the peanut oil and mess that follows
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Those pics are amazing! I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for one during the holiday sales.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:04 AM   #15
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I wonder about doing our Thanksgiving turkey in one of these... we always deep fry two turkeys and a turkey breast... I would love to not fool with the peanut oil and mess that follows

Even the largest model might be too small for a whole turkey I think. The XL model's capacity is 2.65 pounds.
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Pics from tonight's dinner. Made breaded wings for my son and fried pork chop for myself. Appetizer was crab rangoon eggrolls - used mama lupe's for that but I want to try to make it from scratch with Jen Eloff's miracle dough.
What type of breading did you use for the wings and porkchop? Looks good! Thanks!
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I wonder how it would do putting some dough in there a la a doughnut or cornbread muffin type thingy...
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Old 01-05-2016, 12:48 PM   #18
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What type of breading did you use for the wings and porkchop? Looks good! Thanks!
I typically use some kind of variation of the Fantastic Flour Mix and add various spices.
Usually a mix of the following
Almond Flour, Eqq White Powder, Oat Fiber, Unflavored Protein Powder, a wee bit of gluc ( I use unflavored pea protein)- I add various spices to the mix - salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, white pepper,cayenne, ( i love spicy food) - or lemon pepper for lemon pepper wings.


Or grated parmesan cheese (green can) + garlic powder for garlic parmesan wings.


By the way, Walmart now carries an Air Fryer, I tested it out and returned it. It works better than an oven at making things crispy but does not perform as well as the Phillips Air Fryer. The Walmart Air Fryer is $79

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I wonder how it would do putting some dough in there a la a doughnut or cornbread muffin type thingy...
I still have not gotten around to testing it out on desserts. I mostly use it for meats.
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I would like to try the Black and Decker after watching the UTube demo.
Me thinks husband might throw me and the fryer out into the snow, (ok the rain)
dare I bring another electrical appliance into the house.
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Barbo. You and me both. I'd have to "sneak" it in and tell him I've had it for ages, just never used it. But he'd probably know better anyway. I'd like to try one tho.
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Still thinking about it...birthday comin' up next month.....
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I would like to try the Black & Decker one. Right now they are $117 on at Walmart though and the store doesn't have them.
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I just got the Black and Decker one. Can't wait to try it!
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Waiting anxiously to hear results of B and D. Air fryer
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I would sure like to see more recipes using this appliance. I bought mine last spring, and never could get the times right for anything. Ultimately, I ended up putting it in the storage pantry where it now lives. I love the idea - may have to Google again now that more people have them.
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Mr three - I'd love to hear results of the B&D one. I, like many others, have more 'toys' than I need, but what's one more. Does the food really taste like deep fried tho?
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Hurry up and answer us. We are dying waiting to hear results.
I soooooo want it just for crisp wings, I mean really crisp wings. lol
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