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NEW! VonShef Turbo Air Fryer

New on the market in the UK is the VonShef Turbo Air Fryer.

As with the Tefal Actifry and the Philips Air Fryer the VonShef will cut out most of the calories and fat in cooking.

With 7 programmable modes – Speedy, Roast, Fries, Bake, Pizza, Steak and Skewer – as well as a manual setting, the VonShef Air Fryer makes a versatile addition to the modern kitchen. It also features a handy manual setting – which can be set to cook between 50 – 230℃ and for up to 60 minutes.

With its spacious 10 litre capacity bowl, you’re not confined to cooking just small meals with the VonShef Air Fryer – which is large enough to hold an entire chicken.

The VonShef Air Fryer scores highly when it comes to energy-efficiency too, with its ability to cook just as thoroughly as a conventional oven whilst using less energy.

Clear digital display, easy to read PCB control and overheat protection feature for safe cooking.


Speedy

Select the ‘speedy’ setting, and your food will be cooked in record time. This setting is great for cooking a wide range of foods – from vegetables to fish. The speedy setting is perfect for those days when you need a tasty meal but don’t have time to waste.

Roast

Using the ‘roast’ setting, you can create a roast dinner with all the trimmings with minimal fuss and minimal fat. From chicken, pork, lamb and beef to potatoes and vegetables, this setting will roast your food to absolute perfection.

Fries

The VonShef Turbo Air Fryer dispels the myth that chips and fries have to be fattening and unhealthy – in fact they can be quite the opposite. Using the smallest spoonful of oil, in a just a few minutes you’ll be enjoying some of the most delicious and healthiest chips you’ve ever tasted.

Bake

Baking is even more fun with the VonShef Air Fryer, making it easier than ever to bake cakes, cheesecakes, bread, quiche and much more. Baking using the VonShef Air Fryer is quick, easy and healthy, and the air fryer is compatible with many types of dishes, trays and moulds.

Pizza

You can’t quite beat the taste of a home-made pizza, and with the VonShef Air Fryer, you don’t have to be a culinary whizz to create a pizza worthy of a top Italian pizzeria. Achieve a crispy, evenly cooked base with using the dual rack.

Steak

Whether you like yours rare, medium or well done, the VonShef Air Fryer makes light work of cooking a mouth-wateringly delicious steak which tickles the taste-buds. Low – medium temperature cooks steak to perfection – retaining flavour and keeping meat moist.

Skewer

The skewer function is a must for expertly spit-roasting chicken and smaller joints of meat. Using the skewer attachment, rotating feature ensures meat is cooked evenly – the end result being moist and succulent. Perfect for the Sunday roast.

Defrost

When cooking chicken, it’s vital that to make sure that it’s defrosted properly. This is where the VonShef Air Fryer comes in handy. Meat is defrosted quickly yet thoroughly to get cooking off to the best possible start.

Accessories Included

The VonShef Air Fryer comes complete with a great range of accessories – tongs, dual rack, baking cage and fork. These accessories make the Fryer an even more versatile culinary choice and a must-have for every modern kitchen.

60-Minute Timer

Easy to read timer ensures food is cooked for exactly the right time for the most delicious results. Timer can be set for up to 60 minutes.

Non-stick

Non-stick coating stops food from sticking, burning and cooking unevenly, which not only produces the most delicious food, but also makes cleaning the fryer an incredibly easy task.

Variable Temperature

Temperature can be manually set between 50 and 230°C. This is great for cooking dishes which are best cooked on the manual setting, rather than a pre-programmed mode.

Healthy

As the Air Fryer doesn’t need lots of oil in order to cook food thoroughly, the fat content of food is greatly reduced when compared to other methods of cooking. With the VonShef Air Fryer, every meal can be a healthy meal.

The Box Contains
1 x 13/093 Turbo Air Fryer
1 x tongs
1 x dual rack
1 x baking cage
1 x fork
instruction manual

Read more about the VonShef Turbo Air Fryer here.

The Philips Air Fryer

The new Philips Air Fryer works using a unique combination of air circulation and a top grill known as Rapid Air Technology. What this does is to provide a uniform combination of heat and air to all areas of the food resulting in a dry crispy outside with a normally cooked inside. The current cheapest available price is £89 in the black and the white coming in at over £154, you can still obtain the Philips Viva Collection Airfryer HD9220/50 seen below for about £164 if you follow any links on this site  for this model  but this changes almost as fast as I get in and out of the shower in the morning so you may be lucky and get it for less!

Moving on, there have been claims that the Philips Air Fryer will work without oil, but to get any decent taste they have now admitted that you do need a little.

There is a food separator accessory for the Philips which means you can happily cook different foods at the same time. The air filter deals quite effectively with any smells which avoids your kitchen smelling like the local greasy spoon café.

Philips Air Fryer

Philips HD 9220/40 Viva Air Fryer


As for cleaning, the basket, divider and pan are all dishwasher safe. In addition if the you have the HD9225, you can put the baking tray in as well.

When in use, the outside of the fryer will mostly be just warm to the touch, but there are some external areas that will become quite hot. Obviously, the machine should be keep well away from little hands.

The recipe book even provides a way to bake muffins and brownies as well as the savoury recipes you would expect. While vegetables that can be grilled, such as zucchini, corncobs or peppers, can be prepared in the Air Fryer, those that need to be steamed or boiled such as broccoli, beans and carrots cannot. Pre-baked bread can be put in the fryer to crisp up fast, foods prepared for a barbeque and frozen foods defrosted all adding to the machine’s versatility.

Philips Air Fryer NOW £89!

To give you an idea of how long things take to cook let’s look at one of our favourites, chips!

If you are using frozen chips they will already have oil on them, so you don’t need any more. 300-700 grams of thin chips will take 12-16 minutes and thick frozen chips 12-20 minutes. 300-800 grams of home made skinny chips take 18-25 minutes while wedges will take 18-22 minutes. Don’t forget to add on the three minutes warming up time and the fact that you have to shake the basket half way through.

Where the Philips Air Fryer differs from the Tefal Actifry is that you can bake in it as well (although you can’t do stir fries). You can put pre-baked rolls etc., in the pan to brown off and make yourself some muffins which take 15-18 minutes. If you fancy a quiche this will take 20-22 minutes.  There’s a recipe for Risotto Balls HERE, watch out for more!