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  Reply # 1220365 22-Jan-2015 20:25
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Hi

have the philips Hd9230 model.  
We are a family of 5 and I cooked the fish (kept it warm in the oven) then did a bag of chips and had salad.

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  Reply # 1220370 22-Jan-2015 20:42
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We looked at an air fryer... then bought this Tefal filtering deep fryer. Absolutely awesome! 

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  Reply # 1220522 23-Jan-2015 08:34
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networkn:
I know this a personal question and you are welcome to not answer it, and it's not intended to be a rude question though it will sound like it is, but I am genuinely interested to know if this has had a significant impact on your weight/health?

Again despite the premise, I am not trying to be rude.



Not for me but my love of pies might be standing in the way of that, my partner might say yes as thats why she wanted one, I like to use it because its cheaper than using the oven because its a much smaller element and only takes half the time to cook.

Oven fries take 20 mins and no oil is added.

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  Reply # 1220523 23-Jan-2015 08:39
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jonathan18: Thanks so much for bringing this topic up – you’ve planted the idea in my head, and now even my wife’s keen!

Partly it’s because I’m sick of the smell left in the house when we even relatively shallow-fry stuff like papadoms, with a residual smell hanging around for a day or so. Plus there’s that definite health benefit of significantly reducing oil consumption- our kids love their chips so we could hopefully avoid having to buy F&Cs any more! (I hasten to add we don't have a deep fryer and very rarely fry stuff - primarily because of the levels of oil.)

My only problem is that I’d love to test it out before buying – it’s a significant investment to make without being sure it’s right. I wish shops had a ‘try before you buy’ option!

Looking at the various models, I’ve indeed read many worrying things about the Tefal model (a pity given it’s from the king of discounting, Briscoes), including parts melting!. I also am not keen on the stirrer in the Tefal damaging stuff that’s cooking. The cheaper Philips models (which seem to indeed get better reviews) are relatively small, though, with 800 g capacity – which means we’re looking at over $500 for their larger model ().

Does anyone have experience with other brands/models they could recommend? Or ideas of how to test them out before purchasing?



Our Tefal hasn't melted yet... fingers crossed. To cook chicken I remove the stirrer, I am not sure if I should do or not but its does;t say anything about it in the manual, will find out in time I guess.

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  Reply # 1220807 23-Jan-2015 14:33
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It's an "easy cook" if that helps.
We did buy it partly because we were healthifying our diet some years back and this way the fat separates out from meat and you use less oil for fries. It also makes nice gravy. ;) plus with two of us it makes more sense than using a whole oven a lot of the time.

I don't have much trouble keeping my weight down, I'm five foot two and weigh 52 kilos - 54 kilos most of the time but we use a range of health strategies to help with calories and healthy eating choices without doing without things like a bit of butter, gravy, pie or whatever.

:)

Sorry the response took so long, I've been really busy!

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  Reply # 1220972 23-Jan-2015 17:51
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JayADee: It's an "easy cook" if that helps.
We did buy it partly because we were healthifying our diet some years back and this way the fat separates out from meat and you use less oil for fries. It also makes nice gravy. ;) plus with two of us it makes more sense than using a whole oven a lot of the time.

I don't have much trouble keeping my weight down, I'm five foot two and weigh 52 kilos - 54 kilos most of the time but we use a range of health strategies to help with calories and healthy eating choices without doing without things like a bit of butter, gravy, pie or whatever.

:)

Sorry the response took so long, I've been really busy!


I believe that gravy and pie are actually part of the basic/core foods group!



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  Reply # 1220986 23-Jan-2015 18:10
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must be. carb protein and fat all in one!

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