Have you ever thought of buying an Air Fryer, but don’t have any idea which brand to go with.
People always want to go for Philips Air Fryer but with such Premium price(Especially on the digital), GOSH it’s RM1650 for RRP, a.k.a recommended retail Price.
You want to go for budget type, there are so many brand to choose and you have no idea which is reliable to go for. Obviously you don’t want to buy an product that gives you half cook item, right?
Here’s another 4W1H on Air Fryer.
WHAT is Air fryer? Well, if you search for typical google answer it would be ” kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot airaround the food. A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer.”
But to Layman term, Air Fryer is simply lazy people kitchen appliances. I’ll explain in next WHY.
WHO is suitable to use? Seriously? This question? There are few categories.
- Lazy people. Have you ever tried to fried chips, and it results in disaster in your kitchen? Well, air fryer doesn’t require you to have oil. BAM.
- Health conscious people. Nowadays people keeps talking about diet, health, fit and so. That’s true and that’s the direction the society needs to go for. When you use air fryer for nuggets and chips, not only you don’t need oil, air fryer also helps to extract the excessive food oil to their bottom. TaDa! Double KILL.
- Small family with size of 2-4 person. As usual, the size of the air fryer allow for a size of small chicken, but not HAM for M size air fryer. For XL you’ll have to refer to Amway who distribute it in the shopper catalogue section.
WHEN you need air fryer? Oh God the question is killing me. Well~ The correct answer is anytime you want. Snack time, Supper time, breakfast time, lunch and dinner time. Anytime you need a oil free bite.
WHY do you need an air fryer? As i mention in the previous post, air fryer is simply lazy people appliances. Here’s why.
First, air fryer allows you to of course fried the conventional nugget, sausage, fries and so on.
Second, air fryer allows you to reheat your food inside the fridge overnight. Example will be like yoo tiao, or subway 6 inch, or siew pao. Anything that you wanna use pan to reheat, you can do so with Air fryer. How? You can tune the temperature to 80 degree, and timer as 5 -8 minutes depending on how big is the portion. After that, viola, you got a heated breakfast/snacks.
Third, air fryer allows you to make pizza. Of course it’s not the big size pizza portion, but is a 6 inch pizza. Pretty cool huh~
Forth, have you ever know that you can bake muffin or even cake with air fryer? It’s basically the same functionality as oven. How cool is that huh~
Oh Finally, the best thing about Air Fryer is that you can use it as a tool to defrost your frozen food. You can even save your money from buying microwave oven. Which is the wave is known to hurt our inner body cells.
HOW it works and HOW to use it?
If you notice the mechanism behind air fryer, it’s basically a coil at the top, caught with high current and make the heat going. Above the coil is the fan to blew the heat to the food, circulating in an intense speed that the air flow managed to fried the food. If you remove the fan, put another coil at the bottom, you basically gets an oven, roast chicken or pork. BINGO. However, with slight modification on the technologies, it became an awesome stuff.
How to use it? Below are my instruction.
6-10 pieces of Nuggets: tune to 180 degree, 14 minutes split into each 7 mins. 1st 7 min pull out flip the nuggets, and another 7 mins you are ready to serve. For 10 pieces and above , make it 16 minutes.
Medium portion of McDonald fries: Tune to 200 degree, 16 minutes split into each 8 mins, 1st 8 min pull out and shake it few times to allow fries flipping, make it another 8 mins and you are ready to serve. For large portion of fries, make it 20 minutes.
For defrost, it actually depends on the portion. Suggested way is to apply 100-120 degree and the timer on 5 minute. You can then pull out and cook it.
For making 6 inch pizza; It’s simple, buy the dough and apply tomato pasta sauce, apply ingredient like ham, pineapple, sausage, chicken(cooked), and finally mozarella cheese with parmesan cheese on the surface. Put it into a preheated 200 celcius air fryer, and tune it to 10 mins, then pull our to stir whichever doesn’t cover and another 10 mins. You’ll get a very nice crispy pizza.
OKAY AFTER ALL THE 4W1H, back to square. Since i am renting a house not owning the house, i never thought to buy all premium electrical appliances like Philips. So, i chose the cheapest in lazada. Which is XMA Air fryer.
Here’s the picture.
It’s pretty cool, and it work the way i expect it to works. Above instruction are my Air fryer review. XMA is a local trading house, importing the products from china and White label it to become XMA. If you do take the first generation of Philips air fryer, you will notice that there’s 70% similarity on the products itself, except for tuning the temperature size. You can either assume that both are actually from the same factory, so treat it something like you buy a products from Philips appointed Contract manufacturer, just with a different logo with some mechanical tuning. That’s a lot of saving with the quality given.
Left: Philips Air Fryer. Right: XMA air Fryer.
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