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Discussion in 'Life in the UK' started by guitarfreak, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Thanks. I have forgotten most of the immigration stuff now and even our own application detail, through to citizenship is in the fuzzy distant past.
  2. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Slight change of topic but has anyone tried an air fryer?
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  3. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    The rice is perfect indeed the grains usually separate better when microwaved, I remove the rice from the bags while frozen and place the billet in a plastic tray 2 minutes 30 seconds in a 700 Watt microwave comes out perfect and tastes perfect.
  4. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    Thought about it but never tried one.
  5. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    We did consider getting one, but the fryer we already have is only 12 months old, and it has been used only a handful of times.. So she is fresh out of luck there.........;)
  6. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    There are not many things I want to fry and generally most that I do fry are done in the Wok with little oil.
  7. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    Jet sees something, and instantly she wants it...... Sometime I do give in if I see a glimmer of a need for whatever she has her eyes on, but in most cases she listens to reason.
    the only annoying thing is that I am always well equipped with tools of all sorts for all sort of jobs around the pad.
    I have always been a very keen DIYer, but she has been driving me absolutely barking mad by moving stuff to the attic.
    So I look for something that I need...... Don't find it where I left it ... and end up going out a buying another one........
  8. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    My wife does fry. She does some nice fried chicken but deep fries it in vegetable oil. Also spring rolls (lumpia Shanghai?). I usually avoid eating too much of her fried cooking and either grill or fry in butter, and so we were thinking of an air fryer as only a small amount of oil is necessary. A few people say that air fried chicken without batter is pretty good (nice crispy skin).
  9. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Yes, I am struggling to remember also.
    Life takes over!
  10. Tony James
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    Tony James New Member

    Yes, got the Philips Air fryer when it first came out.

    We use it most days and it's very useful as well as a healthier option compared to deep fat frying.

    It is really versatile and can be used as a small oven rather than just an alternative to frying or cooking in oil. (Oven) Chips are much better than in a conventional oven and it cooks most things faster than an oven. For example last night we used it to cook garlic bread and whilst the instructions on the packaging suggest 10-12 minutes it takes about 7-8 minutes in the Air fryer - and at a lower temperature than the oven.

    It is more economical to run than an oven as the warm up time is just about 3 minutes compared to around 10/12 in the oven. It cooks faster and at a lower temperature (as mentioned above) so you use a LOT less electricity.

    It can also be used as an alternative to the microwave when warming things up. The microwave can leave things a bit soggy when warming up but not with the Air fryer.

    We must have had ours for 8 years and it's still going strong. If it ever packs up I'll get another one, although possibly the larger model next time.
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  11. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Thanks. We are looking at the Tefal Actifry.

    Easier to clean too?
  12. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Im all ears..if its better than oven chips done in the oven...

    Had several deep fryers over the years..they stink the house out.
  13. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    My sister and I both have the Actifry and it is OK.
    After a while it becomes difficult to see into it as it gets dirty.

    My father has seen them and he has an air fryer and says it is much better......and my Dad knows his chips!
    I will keep the Actifry until it doesn't work and will get an air fryer next.
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  14. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    We have an Actifry and it is so much tastier than the deep fryers, bigmac, and more healthy too.

    I ALSO had chips done in my father's POWER air fryer XL and they were even better than chips done in the Actifry:



    He said families should get the 5 Litre one:

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  15. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Okay. So 5 litres is best.
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  16. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    It's those dried fish.
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