NEW – Russell Hobbs Purifry Health Fryer

And still they come….. Yet another air fryer has now reached the market, again a testiment to their popularity. This time, we have the Russell Hobbs Health Fryer which should be available on the market for around £80. Yet again this one is in a similar design to the Philips Air Fryer which was the first to come out with this egg shaped design.

So is this one any different? Probably not, but Russell Hobbs like Philips do have quite a good following as they have been around for some time. Reviewers seem to think it’s good (see some of the reviews at the bottom of the page), so it’s up to you to decide. If you buy from a reputable web site or store, you can always return it under the guarantee so worth a punt if you either buying for the first time or replacing an original (I’ve had my Philips since they first came out and it still gets regular use and looks good on the worktop).

Here’s a few basics of the Russell Hobbs Purifry Health Fryer that may help.

2L capacity
Basket separator
Timer with auto switch-off
Variable temperature up to 200°C
Cooks both fresh or frozen
Dishwasher safe basket

The Purifry from Russell Hobbs is designed to be fast and easy to use as it utilizes fast-circulating air to cook favourites like chips or chicken nuggets using very little oil or fat. The coatings are claimed to be still crispy and of course there is no vapour or odour of food frying.

You can roast and bake with it too… helped by the recipe book that comes with it to give you a few ideas (there are also several recipes and details of air fryer recipe books on this site).

With its sizefryerable 2 litre capacity drawer with food separator you can cook meat, fish and vegetables separately at the same time, just set the controls to the right temperature and time that you need. What’s more, you can make baked treats such as scones, pies and cupcakes or even roasted joints, the versatility is endless. There is no messy oil to dispose of and it is dishwasher safe too making it quick and easy to clean too.

The Purifry has a 2 litre capacity and a food separator, it heats up quickly and cooks more efficiently than a conventional oven.

With a sizeable drawer, you can cook a variety of vegetables, meat, fish, potatoes and the food separator feature allows you to do a couple of things at the same time without the need for any oil if thats your choice. Personally, I like to use a teaspoon of rapeseed or sunflower oil as your body does need a little!

With no oil to dispose of which would risk clogging up water systems, you can simply slip out the containers and wash them in the dishwasher.

You can read some of the reviews below and check out more by following  this link for the Russell Hobbs Health Fryer. Some of these reviews mention the instructions, with respect to those people, these machines are pretty simple to work and the recipe books do tend to make it clearer. Don’t be put off by comments on the instructions, you put the food in, select the temperature and set the timer and press go. Depending on what you are cooking, you will need to shake the basket half way through. I have also baked cakes in mine and can recommend the brownies! I’ve warmed bread rolls, roasted veg and done much more as well!
5.0 out of 5 stars It works……and is much better than I expected…., 7 April 2014
mandynolan “mandynolan” – See all my reviews
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
I like the idea of an airfryer but wasn’t convinced that it would work…But it does!!….
Its really easy to use…Set the temperature…warm it up….put the food in the basket…set the timer and go….just shake once half way through cooking….I tried to use more oil than I needed to as I didn’t believe that 1 teaspoon was enough but it is…as ever just read and follow the instructions ….they work!I’ve made chips…of course…and they were lovely….and I’ve roasted vegetables in it ….again lovely….The basket can be split into 2 and you can cook two things at once which is a bonus I think….PROS
1. Easy to set up
2. easy to use
3. easy to clean…..all dishwasher safe..
4. Healthy…
5. No oil to spill….so safer than a chip pan….
6. 2 litre capacity….
1. Its big..
2. Not cheap….
3. 2 litre capacity may not be big enough for some….
4. Not many cook books around for them…but just experiment…Overall…its great….easy to use and the food tasted good….

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 6 Dec 2014
By Mrs Marie McCann – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Works great, I had another airfryer that was giving up. Very pleased with my new airfryer.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Simply Awful, 5 Dec 2014
By S. Warren (Liverpool UK)
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Really, do not buy this machine. You cannot cook a full basket of fresh chips from potatoes. I put well washed, well dried, oiled potatoes in and after 40mins of cooking with manual turning every 5mins I ended up with half burnt, half raw inedible chips. The hot air isn’t strong enough to circulate round a basket and the grill element on top only crisps the top layer. Go and look at reviews on YouTube etc, and buy an actifry. This went back.
5.0 out of 5 stars Get One!!, 29 Nov 2014
By Helen thorogood
This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Awesome bit of kitchen kit, especially if your oven is over 4 years old! The kitchen ends up hotter than the oven!
Cooks chips better than fast food chains! Sausages lush and cake is very good and light!!
So easy to clean it is ridiculous!! Better than spending the day scrubbing out oven too!
4.0 out of 5 stars It works, 1 Sep 2014
By Mr. G. Craig  (Portsmouth UK)
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This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
Bought this for the chips! Seems a good idea to reduce fat intake. It really does produce acceptable chips. We are vegetarian, so not interested in some of it’s capabilities. Have tried roasting some veg and was impressed that they were cooked in 20 minutes and tasted just right. Easy to clean! No smell! No grease! Just needs to be wiped after use, unlike our previous deep fat fryer.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for healthier cooking, 20 May 2014
By S. A. Broadhurst “SBroadhurst” (Worcester, UK)

This review is from: Russell Hobbs 20810 Purifry Health Fryer, 2 L – White (Kitchen & Home)
I was really excited to get this product to try however when I opened the box I was unsure how to use it to its best due to teh lack of instructions. There is an instruction book but for me, as a very limited and unconfident cook, I felt that I needed more instruction. However my husband, who does the cooking in our house, has had a play and really likes it. He has had to play and it has been trial and error to get the cooking times right but we have had some gorgeous food – little mini roast new potatoes are a firm favourite. it is easy to clean and it doesn’t take too much storage space on the side, and looks good too!
My score does reflect the lack of detailled instructions.

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