Tasty Chicken Ideas For Your Air Fryer

Chicken is one of the mainstays of many a home in the Uk, and with the rise of the air fryer more and more people are wondering how best to marry the two for some wonderful meals.  Well never fear, using your air fryer for chicken snacks or meals is ever so simple.

air fryer for chicken

Sometimes you want to go all out and create something worth looking forward to, and other times you want to be able to just “shove some chicken in” and eat it as soon as possible.

Here then is a round up of some of the best chicken recipes we’ve come across.

I wanted to show recipes that could be done fast and others that took longer.  Trouble is most chicken if cooked from fresh will take at least 30 minutes so you need to factor this into your cooking schedule.


Crispy air fried chicken – 70 minutes total cook & prep time

Source: https://meateatingmilitaryman.com/air-fryer-fried-chicken/

This recipe looks utterly DELICIOUS!  It’s a case of mixing together some flour, egg, cajun seasoning etc.

Cooking time including prep: 70 minutes (10 minutes prep, then 30 minutes on one side, turn the chicken and cook for a further 30 minutes).

How to do this:

  • (Please refer to the above link for specific step by step instructions), but in a nutshell you will be mixing 1½ Tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning, a cup flour, and 1 teaspoon seasoning salt.  Then whisking an egg separately in another bowl.
  • The next step is to drop a chicken piece into the flour, then into the egg then back into the flour.  Repeat for a few pieces of chicken and finally give them a spray all over with some spray oil.
  • Then you can pop them in the air fryer.  Looking at about an hour cooking, and you can turn them over after 30 minutes.

A definite one to try out.

 


KFC Chicken recipe for your air fryer – omg…! – 40 minute cook and prep time

If you can demolish a KFC time after time, it’s no wonder.  Their secret recipe for the Chicken coating is what has entertained people for many years.

Cooking time including prep: 40 minutes approximately

So I’m just going to let the video below do the talking.  If you’re a fan of KFC then give this a whirl!

In the video she outlines a list of all the ingredients that go into it – and they are all easy to find ingredients that are stocked at most supermarkets.

She cooked the KFC copycat chicken for 18 minutes however it did look a bit raw when finished, so I’d personally look to add an extra 10 minutes on, and see for yourself if you are happy.  As long as it’s steaming hot and White you can adjust to suit your own personal taste.  Some chicken might be bigger too, so this is one recipe that comes with an approximate cooking time depending on the size.

 


Chicken strips – 15-20 minutes total cook & prep time

Source: http://www.simplyscratch.com/2018/05/crispy-air-fryer-chicken-tenders.html

FAST recipe, great for hungry kids!

Cooking time including prep: 15 to 20 minutes (5 minutes prep, then 3 minutes on one side, turn the chicken and cook for a further 3 minutes – an optional 2 extra minutes right at the end for reheating if you are cooking a large number of chicken strips).

How to do this:

(Please do refer to the link above for this excellent fast recipe).

The recipe simply involves preheating your air fryer as usual.  Then creating a breadcrumb based mixture you will use for coating the strips and finally cooking.

The mixture uses a “seasoning salt” (1 to 1/2 teaspoons), 1/2 cup of plain breadcrumbs and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.

  • You essentially mix the ingredients, turn your chicken strips in  the mix (aim to do 4 to 5 pieces at a time in the air fryer –  It’s best not to cook too many at once as you really don’t want each piece to be touching the next one, so that a good all round finish can be achieved when cooking).
  • Spray the wire tray in the air fryer with a spray oil and pop in the chicken, cooking for about 3 minutes each side.

Serve and enjoy!

 


Orange chicken –  minutes total cook & prep time

Not the fastest of meals but utterly delicious!

Cooking time including prep: 30 to 40 minutes

How to do this:

(Please do watch the video to the link above for this recipe).

  • The recipe essentially involves the mixing of flour, corn starch, salt and black pepper into a food bag and popping this to one side.  You will be using this to coat the chicken pieces in a moment.
  • Whisking an egg in a bowl, then popping in some cut up pieces of chicken in the bowl to coat them, before popping the chicken into the coating you mixed together previously in the bag.  Don’t forget to season the chicken at every stage with salt and black pepper.
  • Once the chicken is coated in the flour mix, pop it out of the bag onto a plate or tray and a quick spray of oil will help at this stage to give it a nice crispy coating.
  • Pop the chicken in the air fryer at 370 degrees for about 10 minutes… turn it over, another spray of oil then cook again for a further 12 to 15 minutes.

At this stage it should be nicely cooked.

For the Orange sauce you can get the ingredients list from her website at https://www.cookingwithhua.com/orange-chicken/

Add the sauce ingredients as per the video and when it’s all thickened up , add in the chicken and serve!

 


Cooking frozen chicken  – 10 to 15 minutes defrost time, then 20 to 30 minutes cook time depending on size of chicken

Source:

 

Cooking time including prep: 30 to 45 minutes.

How to do this:

(Defrosting meat PROPERLY is really important, and needs to be done thoroughly.  If you are at all unsure then defrost the meat overnight in your fridge.

The main takeaway here is that you should check that the meat is soft right n the middle (after the defrosting part of your meal has been done).. If it feels firm and hard then it’s probably still frozen in the centre.

In the video above the guy is seen cooking the chicken on both sides for between 6 and 12 minutes per side.  That will give you some sort of idea on how long to cook each piece for.

 

If you’ve enjoyed these chicken air fryer ideas then you might feel compelled to go get an actual air fryer?  We’ve got you covered with our list of some great models.  Take a look.


Air Fryer Oreo Cookie Recipe – With An Orange Twist!

Air fried Oreo cookie recipe with our own Orange twist.

Air Fried Oreos with an orange twist

If you’ve ever been to a fairground or carnival recently you may well have come across stalls offering you deep fried Oreos.  Essentially it’s the same as a deep fried donut but using Oreo’s as the middle piece.  Not only that but our Air fried Oreo cookie recipe makes it ever so slightly healthier.

I have seen a few of these online, and wanted to re-create the recipe, but adding in a bit of a twist.  The twist is quite literally Orange.

By mixing in some Orange essence, and sprinkling on some Orange pieces on top, we get something quite unlike anything you’ve seen before.

In brief, how to make our Air fried Orange infused Oreo cookies

  1. Prepare pancake batter according to mix, or make from fresh
  2. Mix into this some Orange extract flavouring
  3. Pre-heat the Air Fryer for 3 minutes at 200 degrees
  4. Dip your Oreo’s in the batter mix and lay in the air fryer
  5. Sprinkle the Orange chunks on top then pop them into the air fryer
  6. Cook for 8 to 9 minutes
  7. Remove and enjoy straight away.

 

Air Fryer Oreo Cookie Recipe

Oreo's.  Air fried?  Really?  Well yes, actually.  People are discovering the mouth watering taste sensation that comes from "frying" Oreo cookies, but using an Air Fryer to make it a healthy eating version.  Fancy a go?  Enjoy instant memories of funfairs and carnivals where you can buy a bag of fried battered Oreo's and put a smile on someone's face!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie, Oreo, Snack
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Shaun Baird

Ingredients

  • 1 Packet Pancake Mix Every packet is different so choose according to how many you'd like to make
  • 1 Serving Icing Sugar (or any other topping!) To gently sift over the top of the cookies once they have been cooked
  • 1 Each Egg For the pancake mix
  • 1 Unit Milk (if the mix requests this) For the pancake mix
  • 1 tsp Orange flavouring To mix into the pancake mix

Instructions

  • The first step is to create your batter.  You can sometimes find pre-made batter mixes, or part-made batter mixes that contain only flour and milk.  If the mix is read to go then great!  If it says on the packet just add an egg and water then add in the water and 1 egg as mentioned on your batter mix packet.  This is usually the case in pancake mixes pre-made.
  • Open the pancake mix, pour it into a bowl.  Add 1 egg and water (as per pack instructions).  Then add in around a teaspon or two of Orange essence or flavouring.
  • Mix all the ingredients together until it is a gloopy mixture, using a whisk.
  • Pre-heat your air fryer to around 200 degrees.
  • Take an Oreo biscuit, and push a fork into the filling.  Dip the Oreo into the batter mix, then pop straight into the air fryer.  Alternatively you can do it with a spoon or your fingers!
  • If you are using Orange chunks as per this recipe, sprinkle some on top of the Oreos, then close the Air Fryer drawer and start cooking for 8 minutes.  If you are using icing sugar on top to dust the Oreo's, then sift the icing sugar over the top once the Oreos are cooked.

Nutrition

Serving: 11g | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g

Watch the video for this recipe below:

So, first up, take out an hour to pop to your local Supermarket.

It’s a very inexpensive recipe costing under £5 for the ingredients.

You are going to need some sort of batter to dip the Oreo’s into.  There are a few options – firstly you can buy strips of dough already made.  These are a bit less messy and can simply be wrapped around each Oreo, but these tend to turn into pastry as opposed to a batter.

Here’s our ingredients (we also used an egg in our mix as well):

air fryer oreo cookie with orange twist ingredients

So first of all, we decided to use half a bag of pancake mix, and made the mix up according to half of each choice.

So we mixed in 75ml of water, 1 egg and 3 capfuls of Orange flavouring extract.

 

ingredients preparation for orange infused oreo cookies air fried

 

Once all the ingredients were mixed it was time to dip the Oreo’s.

I tried to push a fork into the soft bit of the Oreo at first, but it forced the Oreo to fall apart, so soon gave that idea up and just used my fingers.

At this point I had switched on the Air fryer for about 14 minutes.  It needs about 3 minutes of warm up time before any cooking should begin.

The Air fryer we use is a Duronic air fryer (I wrote a long review about it here if you want to know more about it, it’s actually our favourite air fryer at the minute!)

Once dipped, I placed the sticky gloopy Oreo’s into the Air fryer drawer, then sprinkled some of the Orange chunks on top.

air fryer oreo cookie with orange twist ready to cook

I then closed the drawer and left it to cook which was around 8 or 9 minutes.

A metal spatula makes it easy to remove.

One thing I should note is that it may be better to cook them in the bottom of the drawer and not in the wire mesh inner tray as the batter ran through the mesh into the tray below, leaving the underside of each Oreo uncovered.

air fryer oreo cookie with orange twist ready to eat
yum yum! A kids favourite!

 

So, if you ever fancy making a kids favourite treat – Oreo’s with an Orange flavoured sweet tasting batter around it then please give this a go – and let me know what you thought in the comments below!

 

 

Tower T14004 Air Fryer Review 2019

We went all out with our Tower Air fryer review and soon found that this air fryer was one of our overall favourites ever tested

Tower T14004 Air Fryer with 1400w power
A firm favourite for family cooking from Tower Air Fryers

Why bother with one of these all singing new fandangled Air Fryer thingies?

Well, when you are cooking the healthiest food possible , usually it means a compromised taste.. Agreed?  I know things have gotten better over the years but in general healthier stuff never quite tasted as good as “the stuff we loved”.

But, this does not mean you should end up depriving yourself of your favorite fried foods.

So (drum roll).. when I mention the very words “low-fat cooking”, we can now refer to food that is air fried instead of deep fat fried, and getting a very similar taste, and if you want to add a spot of oil, you can.

With this type of cooking, you can achieve similar tasting food without having to worry about consuming high levels of saturated fat.

Fancy trying out an air fryer recipe for Oreo cookies?  Check out our Orange infused recipe here!

Right from the start air fryers have always been advertised as a guilt-free, healthy way to enjoy your favorite fried foods. This resulted in a surge in their popularity.  Who elose wouldnt want the tste of deep fried in a healthy way.. surely it’s not possible!  Is it?

Anyway, these appliances have been claimed to help in lowering the fat content of your favorite foods, including chicken wings, French fries, and fish sticks.

 

Things are hotting up

When it comes to air fryers, a number of manufacturers have been competing in the market these days. There are a lot of competitive options, offering different features. One of the most popular models out there are the air fryers from Tower.

The Tower company is a company known for their high-quality products, having been in this industry for over 100 years already. As such, their name is synonymous to innovation, quality, and value.

We also have a list of our favourite 10 air fryers currently.  You can see them here.

So with that, for this specific guide, we will take a look at one of the best models out there. the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer model.

The Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer comes operates with an advanced rapid air circulation technology which works by cooking the ingredients coming from every possible angle of the food, providing the owner with an evenly cooked meal each time.

It also features a huge 3.2-litre capacity, offering you enough room to fit all food and ingredients that you want. Chips and onions cooked using this air fryer will certainly be delicious enough to match your taste. Similar with other traditional air fryers, the fans of this fryer helps in circulating directly around the food. This means that your chips will really get crispy.

This tool is also quite easy to use. There are only two controls that you need to be familiar with – the temperature, and the time. It does not come with stirring paddles. For every five minutes, you can simply check and see your food, or shake the basket to evenly distribute added ingredients.

There is no need to use oil in order to make your favorite fried foods such as onion rings or chips. In fact it’s one of our favourite air fryers for cooking chips too!  Still, adding a really small amount of oil may also give it an even better taste. Regardless of your method, the resulting foods are amazingly healthier and more delicious. This air fryer also needs a few minutes of pause in cooking, giving the frying basket quite a few shakes if you are interested in making your foods fry and brown quite evenly.

Check out the Tower air fryer here on Amazon.

 

Key Features

Here are some of the key features that you can expect from the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer model:

Set and Forget

One thing that is good about this model is that it allows you to set and forget. This is possible, thanks to its timer, extending up to 30 minutes with a bell sound, notifying you when the time has already passed.

Reliable Features

This air fryer model comes with interesting features. This includes a temperature control of between 80 to 200 degrees Celsius. It features healthy cooking that uses little to zero oil, with rapid air circulating system cooking fast while saving money.

Large Capacity

This model also features a large cooking capacity, at 3.2 liters. This means that you can cook up to a portion that will feed up to 5 people. This means that if you are planning to cook for a big group, there is no need to wait for a long period of time just to prepare your favorite dishes.

Digital Timer

tower T14004 air fryer review
A really beatiful air fryer

The digital timer that is featured in this model gives a notification of up to 30 minutes. This means that you cannot go overboard when it comes to cooking, or worry that your dishes will be burned. An alarm bell will also notify you as you choose your timer. This does not mean that you need to consume all 30 minutes, but you can always choose the period of time needed in between. This, in turn, also serves as a security feature, as this will help in avoiding accidents in the kitchen.

Pros

  • Parts are all dishwasher safe
  • Easy to clean
  • Cooks with less to zero oil
  • Easy to control the temperature
  • Digital timer included

Cons

  • No other color options
  • The black coating comes off after a few months

Which is Better – Tower T14004 vs. T17005?

The T14004 model from Tower is virtually identical to the T17005 model. The primary difference, however, is that the T14004 model comes with a digital display. Instead of turning a dial in order to set temperature, as well as the cook time, all you need to do is to press buttons, while seeing the number change to a digital display. Otherwise, this is a really similar huge capacity air fryer which uses rapid air circulation technology in order to cook foods.

When it comes to choosing which model you would like to have as the latest addition to your kitchen wares, it is quite important to look into your actual needs.

What are the specific features that you are looking for?

It would even be helpful to make a list of the features that you would like to have, and start the comparison from there. In this way, you can get everything that you need in a single product. The T14004 model, however, is no doubt able to provide you with the features that you are looking for, with a twist – thanks to it being equipped with the digital display system.

Customer Reviews

Among the things that customers love about this model from Tower is that it uses three different cooking options in convection, halogen and infrared models. This is not just an air fryer, but can also be used as a halogen oven that you can use in cooking healthy foods. This fryer comes with more capacity, with 1300W. This means that you will use less energy compared to a conventional oven.

Also, they often commend the fact that this fryer uses air circulation, allowing you to cook food effortlessly and quickly without unnecessarily using too much oil. As a bonus, you can also cook two levels, all at the same time. The hot air simply circulates around the foods, and they become crispy from all possible angles.

Another customer also mentioned that this fryer is also ideal for cooking meat, as it can cook faster, and also with less heat compared to a standard fan oven. Overall, the reviews have been positive, with some recommendations, but the product as a whole has certainly captured a lot of attention from the general customers.

Conclusion

When it comes to cooking your food, you will definitely be free from some health hazards typically associated with frying. At the same time, consuming more calories may only lead you to some troublesome diseases such as cancer, hypertension, and obviously, obesity. Using the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer provides the assurance that you will only use very little oil, while still making sure that there is some amount of fat that stays in your food. This only means that using an air fryer offers a lot of benefits compared to the conventional methods of cooking.

With the Tower T14004 Low Fat Rapid Air Fryer, you can now say goodbye to the unhealthy preparation of food. With this model, you now have the option to still enjoy your favorite fried food without feeling guilty. You can use little to zero oil with this model, and still be assured that the flavor, the crisp, and the amazing taste of fried food will not be affected at all. You can also explore some other food choices, such as using this air fryer to cook meat, vegetables, and others. As heat is evenly distributed from all sides of the food, you can be assured that you will be enjoying that very same crisp that you have always anticipated with food that is prepared using traditional deep fryers.

Did you enjoy this Tower air fryer review?  Let us know in the comments below if you own this and how it has gone for you.

2019 Salter Air Fryer Review (EK2205)

Here we take the Salter EK2205 air fryer and look a little bit closer at it. It’s an air fryer with a good amount of positive feedback from previous purchasers and this prompted us to see what all the fuss was about. So without further ado, here is our Salter Ek2205 air fryer review.


If you have been taking into consideration whether or not purchasing an air fryer is worth your money, you may want to take note of its benefits.

For one, you can expect some features that are beneficial for cooking purposes. This includes the capability to cook low-fat meals, and much healthier foods. At the same time, it is very easy to clean up. It also uses hot-air circulation, which means that the air fryer can cook the ingredients from all of the angles, which eliminates the need to use oil.

As a bonus, you can also get the most out of your appliance, as most models of air fryers come with a recipe book which can help you to get started right away in terms of preparing healthy meal preparations. Whether you are planning to prepare your favorite muffins, French fries, chicken tenders, chips, or grilled vegetables, you can be assured that an air fryer can prepare them all.

For this specific guide, we will take a look at one of the best models out there. Read along to read this Salter Air Fryer review.


Salter Air Fryer Review

One of the healthier ways to fry your favorite food without losing the flavor is using Salter air fryer. This model is designed to allow you to enjoy fried food while using just a little, to zero oil.

For this model, hot air is being circulated throughout the cooking capacity, thus ensuring those mouth-watering results. This means that you can enjoy your favorite treats without any guilt, while consuming fewer calories, preparing healthy meals for your loved ones.

The Salter air fryer comes with a compact, sleek shape that will easily free up some of your kitchen space, and is also capable of cooking a wide range of low-fat meals. Whether you are preparing for a birthday cake, preparing crispy fried chicken, or cooking a roast dinner, all you have to do is to adjust the settings easily, setting the timer for some carefree cooking.

Using the Salter air fryer allows you to enjoy your favorite fried dishes without having to compromise the taste unnecessarily. Aside from offering an impressive lower amount of calories and fat compared to deep fried meals, they also offer a much safer solution to actual frying.

As a bonus, this model is also easy to use and comes with a removable cooking basket for better convenience. At the same time, because you only use less oil, it means less clean up at the same time. The use of rapid hot air technology also produces a much faster result, thus making the preparation of phenomenal food easier, with food that is amazingly succulent on the inside, and crisp on the outside.

 

Here are some of the key features that you can expect from the Salter EK2205 Healthy Digital Hot Air Fryer model:

Even Cooking

The Salter air fryer allows you to cook with just minimum or zero oil. The best part is that it will allow you to do so without losing any flavor, at all. The use of rapid air technology makes air circulate in this fryer, thus distributing heat quite evenly. It has something to do with the way air is circulated right inside the fryer while cooking, thus making sure that food is cooked evenly. Since this model does not come with a rotating paddle, it is easy to achieve even cooking using the fans which perform an amazing job in circulating air just around the food.

If you are taking into consideration purchasing a health fryer due to control in calorie intake, then this fryer will allow you to cook that tasty and crispy food with just one spoonful of oil. For chips, for example, you just need a few sprays of oil or cooking spray. Certain foods, including those pre-oiled frozen oven chips, do not require oil at all. All you have to do is to put them right into the air fryer and it will start cooking. This is an amazing news if you are aiming at losing some pounds, mainly because it means that you can still enjoy your favorite fried food, without doing so – deeply fried.

Easy Cooking

The EK2205 Salter Air Fryer is very easy to use. For one, it comes with a 30-minute timer, along with a digital LCD display, and an automatic switch-off. All you have to do is to set the temperature right to a degree of 200 degrees Celsius, or 400 degrees Fahrenheit, place the food inside the basket and turn the switch on, with or without oil.

If you are frying chips, all you need to do is to slide the cooking basket, shaking the chips constantly so that they will be cooked evenly. The cooking or frying stops right in as you remove the try in order to check the food, starting immediately when slotted right back in. This means that there is no need to reset. You will simply hear an audible alert right at the end of the complete cooking period.

Pros

  • Even, distributed cooking
  • Glossy black stylish finish
  • Audible timer alert included
  • 200 degrees max temp

Cons

  • 30 minutes limited timer
  • Smaller cooking capacity compared with other models

 

Salter EK2205 vs. EK2118 Models – Which is Better?

Salter is a known brand which provides a guarantee of quality. For this reason, it comes with a wide range of products, including EK2118, or the EK2118V2 models. How do they fare with the EK2205 air fryer?

The EK2118 air fryer comes with a higher wattage, 1500W, but comes with a 2.5 liter of internal air capacity. On the other hand, the EK2118V2 air fryer also features a 2.3 litre of internal air capacity, together with its 1500W power. These models come with dial controls for managing the temperature, and a timer, which is opposed to the digital controls that can be found on the EK2205 higher capacity model.

The Salter EK2205 model features a non-stick coating found on the basket and pan, making cleaning a whole lot easier after you cook. Note that not all fryers are equipped with a non-stick coating feature on the tray and cooking basket, but it is found on this model.

Customer Reviews

This model comes with a number of positive reviews on Amazon.  For instance, customers are really pleased with the fact that this model offers even cooking. It also offers a good capacity, allowing catering for four people. Among the food that you can prepare includes wedges, chips, spring rolls, roast potatoes, and fish. It is also perfect for preparing quick meals. This could translate to saving on gas bills and electricity. Some customers also love the stylish look of the air fryer, commenting on how quiet the appliance is when operating.

According to customers, cleaning is also a breeze, as both the basket and pan can be hand washed easily. Any food drips or excess fat can be caught right into the drip pan, which can easily be washed in warm and soapy water. The outer parts can be cleaned easily using a damp cloth.

 

Conclusion

The Salter brand is known as a well-reputed manufacturer of high-quality kitchen products which works in enhancing lifestyle. With more than 250 years of high-quality British innovation and design, they are trusted and well-known for their wide array of kitchen appliances, cutlery, bakeware, cookware, and a whole lot more.

Overall, this Salter air fryer review shows that this model is no doubt a healthy way to prepare your favorite fried dish while using little or no oil. It is very convenient and simple way to use with a digital LCD display, an automatic switch-off, and a 30-minute timer. The air fryer also circulates hot air around, and right through the food for a thorough and fast cooking. This model is no doubt an amazing alternative to using a deep, fat fryer, thanks to its 1400W power, as well as a huge 4.5-litre capacity, along with a non-stick, removable coated cooking basket which makes the food very easy to serve, and the air fryer quite easy to clean.

Discover this air fryer here, or you can jump straight to our top ten list of best overall air fryers here.

What Is The Best Air Fryer For Chips In 2019 ?

whats the best air fryer for chips
Cooking chips in an air fryer is no longer boring, it’s now a great way to get healthy tasty chips!

Searching for the “top rated”, “super”, “brilliant”, “best of the best” best air fryer for chips?  Well you can kick back and relax a bit now as we’ve done the homework already.

If you’re a chipaholic like I “can be”, things have to be right.. you wnat to be able to simply enjoy the chips a give a silent air punch knowing that they’ve been cooked super healthily too.  Bonus!

 

What should you be looking out for?

crunchy chips
Is your mouth watering yet?

The best one should be able to produce that perfect chippy “crunch” that you are aiming for.

Oooh.. now you’re talking.

This, combined with the ease of maintenance, in comparison to using a traditional deep fryer, are just among the things that could make an air fryer attractive.

Now, there are  certain things that need to be taken into consideration.

Read through this guide to learn some more.

 

Do You REALLY Need An Air Fryer?

Fried food – sounds crunchy and delicious – isn’t it?

As you sit down on your favorite couch, watching your favorite show on TV, your favorite chips can turn out to be your best companion. Bad enough, if you are not the type who loves doing things manually, you might find leaving your couch a difficult thing to do. Then comes the fun part.

With the use of an air fryer for chips, you can finally have an efficient way to sort out your niggling fried food craving, allowing yourself to eat to your heart’s content.

 

These air fryers work through the concept of convection.

This means that they circulate warm air around the food. All you have to do is to spray a little amount of oil to the food before turning the appliance on. This further creates a chemical reaction called the Maillard effect, which creates the delicious flavor and texture of deep fried food.

As a bonus, it contains about 75% less fat.

Generally, these air fryers operate at around 200°C, even though certain models may offer various features. This means that they may not exactly produce the very same results as the ones you see on your favorite high street shop, but the best of these models really come close.

Choosing the Best Air Fryer

When it comes to choosing the best air fryer that will prepare your favorite chips, there are certain things that need to be taken into consideration.

Amount to be Spent

  • The good thing about these air fryers is that there are a lot of options that you can choose from in terms of price.
  • In fact, you can get one for about £30 to £80.  Prices are coming down all the time.

These models often do the basic tasks, offering some basic features required in frying food with minimum fat. One thing that you may have to anticipate however, is that the cooking times may be slower compared to other more expensive models. When it comes to the budget, other factors that may be involved is style, as well as the capabilities of the machine. As a matter of fact, there are certain models that can bake or grill.

Another consideration in this regard is load capacity.

Standard Features

One standard job of an air fryer is convection frying. This means that there is a need to look out for the temperature control. This feature will allow you to adjust the heat so that it will suit whatever it is that you are cooking. One thing to note, however, is that all models of air fryers come with removable parts, all dishwasher-safe, with a pull-out loading tray which easily slots right into the appliance. Certain air fryer models also come with some recipe booklets, giving you some inspiration in terms of cooking.

Extra Features

There are certain air fryers that only comes with the standard basket. Others, however, come with various accessories which can turn fryers into something similar to a mini oven. Other features that you might want to see added to your appliance is a compatible grill pan, roasting tray, as well as muffin cups that will allow you to even bake in them as well.

Other Factors

Aside from the ones that have been mentioned already, there are other factors that can also be taken into consideration. For one, air fryers are considered as relatively new technology and innovation, and it is rapidly improving. Older air fryer models may even take a while in terms of durability, and may also need more oil compared to newer designs. You may also want to look for secondary features. In fact, certain models may even cook without using fat at all. Some even make toast as a bonus.

 

Best Air Fryer Models For Chips

1. Tower T17005 Air Fryer with Rapid Air Circulation System

This air fryer is low-cost, yet easy to use and sturdy enough. It also produces an amazing quality of fried foods. While you may conclude that price is the only advantage of this model, there are a lot of others that makes it a good option.

We also have a full review on a Tower T14004 air fryer if you’d like to find out more.

For example, it features a large capacity. It even offers healthy options, claiming to cut down fat by about 80%. The parts of this model are dishwasher-safe, making it the perfect option for fast cleaning right after cooking. At the same time, there is a wide range of accessories that are available, from a divider to a baking pan.

Even though this model still depends on a manual 30-minute timer that comes with an auto switch-off, what gives it extra points is that it can still be used together with the app of the manufacturer. This means that you are not just limited to creating tasty chips.

Pros

  • Compact 3.2 liters capacity
  • Swift air circulation system
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Alexa app
  • Integrated 30-minute manual timer

Cons

  • Depends on a manual timer

 

2. Philips HD9240/90 Avance Collection Airfryer

As a powerful manufacturer, Philips create some of the best air fryers that are available these days. The HD9240 model has been the flagship model for years and has seen some improvements in terms of capacity. For example, this model features a spacious 1.2kg cooking capacity. As such, it is large enough to satisfy up to 5 eaters.

This model also introduces a touchscreen control panel, serving two important purposes. For one, it offers precision in terms of control over the actual time and cooking temperature, thus allowing you to achieve the exact precision of the food. Also, unlike the use of an analog timer, this digital model has no such fault.

Pros

  • Rapid air technology feature
  • Special design
  • Comes with extra recipe booklet
  • Digital screen for easy control
  • Non-slip feet

Cons

  • More expensive than other models

 

3. Russell Hobbs Purify Health Fryer with Timer

One thing that makes this model attractive is the fact that there is no need for you to preheat this appliance before use. Other models usually take up to 3 to 5 minutes to do so. All you need to do is to use the bottom and top dials to set the temperature and timer of the model.

Just like its other more expensive counterparts, this appliance can also cook a wide range of food items, some of which are normally fried or cooked in the oven. It is also designed to heat up to 200 degrees, making it a great tool to use. At the same time, you can easily handle the outer part without unnecessarily burning yourself.

Pros

  • Oil-free healthy fryer
  • Auto switch off
  • Variable temperature
  • 2 L cooking capacity
  • Up to 200 degrees Celsius

Cons

  • Non-stick surface peels off

 

4. Tefal ActiFry Genius XL

This model is designed to incorporate nine different programmes. One of these programmes is the “1 Meal in 1 Go”, which allows you to throw the ingredients in, and do other tasks while it does the cooking. It is not just a mere healthy fryer. As a matter of fact, it also offers a huge capacity that can feed a family easily.

It is very easy to use, featuring a delay-start option, along with a keep warm feature. For this reason, this model is more of an investment compared to other air fryers that are currently out in the market. Because of the features that are incorporated into this model, it is definitely worth every penny.

Pros

  • Generous capacity
  • Patented dual motion technology
  • 9 automatic settings
  • Adjustable temperature
  • Actifry app

Cons

  • Quite difficult to clean

 

5. Lakeland Touchscreen Air Fryer
This model is known for its large digital LED touchscreen. As such, it became a compact device which is easy to control. Among its interesting features include an easy-to-use timer, as well as a temperature gauge. It also comes with an auto-stop function that allows it to prevent it from being unnecessarily left out.
This model also operates quietly. Any excess oil which escapes the cooking will go right into the tank right below. This tank, along with the basket and the non-stick pan can be placed in the dishwasher right after using.

Pros

  • Healthy frying
  • Digital touchscreen
  • Adjustable heat settings
  • Cooking guide included

Cons

  • Some issues with durability

Finally, if you’re still hungry, why not try out our Oreo cookie air fryer recipe with a delicious Orange infusion!

Conclusion
Fried foods often come with a negative connotation – unhealthy options. Worry no more! Air fryers come to the rescue. These appliances allow you to enjoy your favorite fried food without consuming tons of extra fat. Aside from that, their versatility also provides the assurance that they can be used every day for other types of cooking aside from chips.

Thinking of getting for yourself the best air fryer for chips? The options above are just some of the best options that you can take into consideration. Why not list down the specific features that you would like to see, and start comparing from there.  Finally we do have a list of the top 10 best air fryers overall right here.