What makes a really good Air Fryer?

If you’ve been deep-frying your food instead of air-frying them, you’re definitely missing out! 

You’re thinking that sticking with traditional frying makes more sense — you’re used to it and you love the oil and grease that makes food juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. You believe that there’s no way air fryers can achieve the same outcome when it comes to fried food.

Philips HD9260/90 Airfryer XL

But what if air fryers can also do that? They can give you the golden-brown color and crunch that you love, minus the guilt. See, an air fryer omits the use of too much oil that clogs up the arteries, thus making your eating habits healthier. Ready to give air fryers a start?

What is an Air Fryer?

Philips Airfryer with French Fries

Because of the popularity of health awareness nowadays, the air fryer has been a hot commodity for people looking for an alternative and healthier way of preparing their meals. There’s a big chance that even your social media has been showing you different recipes and posts from other people raving about their air fryers. You may wonder what the hype is all about, what it is exactly, and if it’s worthy of a purchase.

An air fryer is basically a smaller version of a convection oven. It uses high heat that reaches up to 400°F and circulates the heated air for even cooking. Inside an air fryer is a small basket that catches oil drippings and excess grease from meat. They are also multi-functional — not only can we fry in them, but we can also bake and roast using air fryers.

What Makes a Good Air Fryer?

A good air fryer cooks food evenly. For example, the Philips Airfryer XL uses Rapid Hot Air Technology for faster and optimum distribution of heat. With this technology, you will be able to cook crispy and juicy dishes without needing too much oil. It can even cook your favorite french fries for 90% less fat! How cool is that?

The Philips Airfryer XL also has a 1.2 KG capacity that can accommodate cooking meals for three to four people. It offers a more convenient way to prepare meals compared to using heavy deep-frying equipment. Its parts are also non-stick and dishwasher safe, making it easier to clean. It’s portable and compact, so you can bring it with you on your trips!

Preparing meals and snacks has never been easier. With the Philips Airfryer’s digital controls, you can easily set its temperature and timer to cook and come back to perfect dishes. It’s guaranteed that you’ll achieve the most crispy and tasty results in no time!

Every purchase of Philips Airfryer comes with a recipe booklet that contains some delicious recipes that you can cook with this air fryer. It includes roasted meals, baked goods, and fried treats! In the NutriU app, you can gain access to hundreds of recipes that you can cook — the options are limitless!

Are Air Fryers Good For You?

Airfryer Man and Woman Keesha's Kitchen

There are many other benefits of using air fryers aside from the ones mentioned above. Here are some of those.

They are economical

Using air fryers like the Philips Airfryer cut down the use of cooking oils in frying, therefore saving you money from buying expensive oils. They also cost less than convection ovens, so if you plan on buying an oven, but you worry about its price, you can opt to buy an air fryer which costs significantly less.

Air fryers aid in weight loss

Eating fried foods risks high-calorie intake, making you vulnerable to illnesses such as obesity. That’s why if you want to lose weight, removing the trans fat that you get from deep-fried foods can help weight loss tremendously. However, you must also ensure that the accompaniment of the food you’re eating is healthy as well. You cannot air-fry your meals then eat tons of sweets afterward and expect weight loss.

Aside from weight loss, switching from deep-fry to air-fry also decreases the chance of heart diseases, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Meals in minutes

Convection ovens require preheating before cooking. With air fryers, you do not need to preheat them before using — you can just put the dish you want to cook inside, set the timer and recommended temperature, and it’ll be done before you know it. With the Philips Airfryer, you will be able to cook 1.5 times faster than if you do it in the oven.

Checking the food inside is convenient as well. For example, if you want to see how your meat is cooking, you can pull out the pan and it’ll pause cooking. You will be able to check your food and see if it is cooking evenly and nicely. For fries, shaking them every now and then ensures even and crispy cooking on all sides. After checking, just simply put back the pan and the air fryer will resume its heating.

Your favorite dishes — but make it healthier!

Airfryer healty fries

Now you can enjoy your favorite fried foods. Whether it’s pizza, fries, chicken breast, chicken drumsticks, or salmon, you will be able to enjoy them without feeling guilty and risking your health (although it’s still important to monitor your food intake). Air fry moderately!

Air fryers are recommended for people looking out for their health, parents who have limited time to prepare meals for the family, or individuals who prefer easy ways of cooking. If you’re looking for the most cost-efficient and reliable air fryer, check out the Philips Airfryer XL today!