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Who says you need to cook your favorite fried foods in oil to get that crispy texture you love? Meet the Philips Twin TurboStar Technology XXL Airfryer — and it’s nearly 70 percent off right now at Amazon.
Air fryers use much less oil than traditional frying. The machine circulates super hot air around whatever food you’re cooking to create that crispy, crunchy outcome we all adore — but it does so only using a few tablespoons of oil.
To put that into perspective, normal fryers use 50 times more oil than air fryers.
Air fryers cook up fries, wings and more with tons of flavor but much less fat content and with fewer harmful compounds than are found in most traditionally fried foods (specifically arcylamide, which studies show could be linked to cancer).
And if that’s not enough to convince you, the customer reviews on this Phillips fryer might.
“The airfryer has a non-stick surface which is very easy to clean,” says one five-star reviewer. “The basket size is large enough to cook what is needed for a family of six although a second or third batch may be necessary for some things. As long as the food is cooked properly the food comes out crispy on the outside just like an oil fryer. It has become a favorite kitchen appliance to cook with.”
What makes this four-quart air fryer different is its size. It has a 3-pound capacity, which means it can cook up six servings at once. You can fit an entire chicken inside!
“We had the smaller version of the Philips Airfyer and used it for about 5 years (purchased it reconditioned) and we LOVED it, but it was too small,” says another happy shopper. “SO, thanks to my birthday, we purchased this model about 3 months ago, and we love it more. It's easier to keep clean (and easier to clean when it gets dirty), holds more than twice what the old one did, doesn't heat up the kitchen like the oven does, and seems to cook more efficiently,”
Shoppers are also raving about how easy it is to clean this dishwasher-safe air fryer — a rarity when it comes to fryers.
One thrilled reviewer shared that their favorite part of the Philips Airfryer is how good it is at perfectly cooking up your favorites: “The first thing we tried was the chicken fajita recipe, and it came out perfectly - moist and done but not overdone, and that's always a trick with chicken breasts - and almost no oil at all. The trick to getting veggies just right is to cut them just a bit thicker than you might normally so that they don't overcook.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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