Thursday, March 24, 2011

Air Frying? Yes, Philips is doing it…

I attended the launch of a very interesting product this morning – a frying machine that uses air instead of oil to fry food. This must be one of the most innovative products I’ve seen in a long time!

Most people are becoming more aware and concerned about the quality of food that they consume, and specifically about the amount of fat used during cooking. But there is something about the crispiness of deep fried food that just hits the spot… and now we can have our fries and eat them (literally)! Philips has created an AirFryer that makes use of Rapid Air technology to give food that crispy exterior with the use of little or no oil.

I must admit that I was slightly skeptical, how could air give you the same deliciously crunchy effect as oil? But it really does come close – with zero guilt (up to 80% less fat)! And that alone makes this product something that I would want in my own kitchen (family, friends…hint hint J) Here are some more of the benefits:

-          It's compact, so won’t clutter up your kitchen too much.
-          It’s dishwasher safe.
-          It can be compartmentalized to ‘fry’ different foods at the same time.
-          Speedy cooking times.
-          An internal air filter makes it low odor and relatively soundless.
-          It has a built in timer and auto shutoff.

In a nutshell I think this product is great, it can ‘fry’ from springrolls, to crispy prawns, to meatballs and chips– just not egg. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this kind of technology being implemented in restaurants all over.

* Expect to pay R1999.00

Darren Scott (who wrote the weight loss book “No Fries on Us”) 
was the MC and also endorses the AirFryer.

 Seriously Crispy Prawn 

 Air Fried Chips!

Delicious Meatballs (burger patties will also work very well!)

The Philips AirFryer
– comes in White and Black


  1. Hello,

    I am tryind to find one of this Air Fryer for me and no results until now.
    Do you know a retailer in Johannesburg to recommend me?
    Thank you

  2. Hi Mary
    Apologies for the late response! If you haven't found one yet Makro sells them, and Groupon has a special on them at the moment.
    Hope you find one!
    Kind Regards

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe with philips airfryer. I use it to make dinners every evening for my husband and I. The meat is never dry
    and it tastes delicious. I love cooking again because of the shorter cooking time and the cleanup is a breeze. We are eating healthier now, and the food tastes amazing.