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On 17/11/2022 at 05:46, schmojo said:

I can now be an air fryer bore too!

 

Bagged this one from Costco today for about 45 quid: https://www.costco.co.uk/Appliances/Small-Kitchen-Appliances/Cooking-Specialty/Gourmia-67L-Digital-Air-Fryer/p/6487

 

It's 6.7L, and has been pretty impressive with the few things I've thrown at it.

 

Is this model number GAF798? Think I've found the same one for sale here but want to be sure.

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15 hours ago, Yiggy said:

The old dear has bought us one for Xmas. So I have a dual drawer heading my way later this week. Excited. 
 

Is there a goto foolproof way of making fresh cut chips?

 

 

For chips I do the following:

 

Peel & chop the potatoes. 

 

Put them in a bowl of cold water for at least 30 mins to remove excess starch.

 

Drain them and dry them as much as possible with either paper towels or a clean tea towel.

 

Place in a bowl, pour in about a tablespoon of oil and coat them thoroughly. (I swirl/shake them in the bowl for about a minute)

 

Cook for 20 mins in the air fryer at 160C then for a further 10 mins at 180C

 

If you're doing really chunky chips, they may need a bit longer at 160C. Mine are about 1cm wide/deep.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Stejay said:

Has anyone tried one of those ready meals that you normally cook in the oven with the film on in an air fryer?  Any issues?


This is what I love about air fryers. They're like a mini-convection oven and now people are just willing to throw all sorts of stuff in there... "Can I do a hard boiled egg in it?" (yes, you can) "Can I cook a fried mars bar?" (yes, but if you do this we might have to ban you from the forum)

Try it, @Stejay and report back!

 

Anyway, the next birthday cake I make is going to be in the air fryer:
 

 

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On 01/12/2022 at 13:50, Stejay said:

Has anyone tried one of those ready meals that you normally cook in the oven with the film on in an air fryer?  Any issues?

 

Not a ready meal, but I did a chicken joint in a foil tray no problem.

 

I think the general rule for airfryers is reduce the temperature by 20 degrees and reduce the time by 20% than what's on the packaging.

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Yeah, the term air fryer is a bit of a misnomer. Most higher end air fryers have multiple cooking options like baking, roasting and even dehydrating (so you can make those fancy dehydrated lemons, limes and oranges to stick in a drink). I think the name comes from Philips, but when they launched the first air fryer it was a replacement for a deep fat fryer, where you still had to put a bit of oil on it. I guess other manufacturers expanded out on it.

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On 21/10/2022 at 20:29, stephen129 said:

I'm curious. Can people really tell the difference between food from an oven and from the air fryer? I'm especially interested if anyone has actually blind tested the two side by side. I understand you save money with an air fryer, but it would surely take a long time to make back what it cost in saved energy bills 


we did our first whole chicken on Saturday.

 

I have NEVER had a roast chicken with breast cooked that well, retaining so much moisture.
 

1,31kg 45 minutes.

Start upside down (30m)

right side up (15m)

 

great!

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I've got the Ninja dual zone, so I'd be lucky to find a small enough chicken to fit in one of the drawers, but boneless, skinless chicken breasts with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika come out amazingly tender and juicy.

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I've joined the air frying community now too.

 

By fuck what is the deal with the fucking life story of some self important blog posts claiming to be a recipe.

 

I'll have to have a wee look back for some sites to use.

 

I wish Google would let me filter out all that pish.

 

The air frying is awesome done some chicken thighs and it only took me 10 min, skinless bonless and rather small.

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21 minutes ago, davadvice1 said:

I've joined the air frying community now too.

 

By fuck what is the deal with the fucking life story of some self important blog posts claiming to be a recipe.

 

I'll have to have a wee look back for some sites to use.

 

I wish Google would let me filter out all that pish.

 

The air frying is awesome done some chicken thighs and it only took me 10 min, skinless bonless and rather small.

 

This is not unique to air frying. Its the same for most recipe posts outside of the big obvious pure recipe sites (i.e. BBC Good Food, etc).

 

It's an SEO problem mostly. Longer form content hits search engine algorithms better so get higher rankings. In addition a long article provides more.ppsces to embed adverts you have to at least scroll passed.

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On 28/01/2023 at 16:08, davadvice1 said:

I've joined the air frying community now too.

 

By fuck what is the deal with the fucking life story of some self important blog posts claiming to be a recipe.

 

I'll have to have a wee look back for some sites to use.

 

I wish Google would let me filter out all that pish.

 

The air frying is awesome done some chicken thighs and it only took me 10 min, skinless bonless and rather small.

 

I use Recipe Keeper and that strips all that shit away and saves just the recipe part for you at the press of a button.  I used Paprika previously and I think that does the same too.

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Yep. Paprika is my choice.

 

But in the end it's still searching around the web for recipes. Browsing passed all the shit. Deciding you want it.

 

After all that the apps can extract the recipe to keep it for ever more.

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22 hours ago, thesnwmn said:

Yep. Paprika is my choice.

 

But in the end it's still searching around the web for recipes. Browsing passed all the shit. Deciding you want it.

 

After all that the apps can extract the recipe to keep it for ever more.

 

I used Paprika for ages now, and I can't recall why I switched to Recipe Keeper.  It doesn't look as nice, and I know the price of desktop Paprika put me off a little, but there was some extra functionality that finally pushed me to change.  Like you say, you still have to great through the crap initially, but both are great at clearing the clutter afterwards.

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