Saturday, May 28, 2011

Philips Air Fryer - The deep fryer that uses ZERO OIL!

Philips HD9220 Air Fryer
S$349 (U.P. S$399)
How would you like to deep fry those Chicken Nuggets or Fried Chicken Wings at home, without having to clean up the greasy cupboards, walls and floor? Also not to mentioned the stink in your clothes?
A deep fryer was the solution.
Notice I used "was"?
Yes!
Because there is now the Air Fryer!
And at 80% LESS FAT!



We had not intended or heard of this product before the Philips Carnival Warehouse Sale.
But the demonstration got use convinced!
Since it is the warehouse sale, a S$50 off the retail was worth it!
After all, I love to cook but hate to clean up!
And I have a fetish for cool and new household appliances!



The Philips HD9220 Air Fryer




So what is an Air Fryer?

The patented Air Fryer uses Rapid Air Technology.
Hot air is used instead of oil, to do all the work of a deep fat fryer.

No oil needed!
By circulating air up to 200C around foods like chips, chicken, fish or pastries.
Philips claims to be able to fry them perfectly with up to 80% less fat and healthier!





On the face, there is the big timer dial, temperature dial and indicator lights.



The frying tray hangs in the base drawer.
These are essentially the 2 components to clean!





Lets put it to work!
Fry some frozen "Japanese Crispy Chicken"

The results were non-greasy, tender, crispy, juicy Japanese crispy chicken!


Fry the chicken nuggets that Philips gave out free with my purchase.


Fabulously brown chicken nuggets done perfect!


I laid the nuggets on a piece of paper.
Guess what!
NO GREASE STAINS!
Where have all the grease gone?
The grease from the food has dripped onto the drawer base!


Rapid Air Technology
(in Dutch only)




The GOOD
  1. Minimum cleaning
  2. No more stink in clothes
  3. No need for oil
  4. 80% less fat
  5. Healthier
  6. Chic modern appearance
  7. 2 years warranty

The BAD
  1. Hard to clean wire mesh. In order to get rid of some food stuck to the mesh, I had to use the green scouring pad. It ends up have strands of the scouring pad tangled and stuck among the mesh.
  2. Pricy

Philips Air Fryer is the next generation of cooking!
A perfect appliance for home!
A perfect gift for mum!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hatched

It is Sunday again! No better way to spend the beautiful, sunny Sunday, with a lovely brunch. I love visiting Hatched at Bukit Timah, which is not too far from home. A short 15 mins ride away to my eggs and coffee!

Pancakes

2 slabs of moist pancakes topped with caramelized apples.

Philly

Omelette and toast

Inside the omelette is strips of juicy steak, peppers and onions. Topped with a slice of cheese.

This is the 3rd time here, still as good as ever!
I will always recommend this lovely place to anyone who wants to escape the city and find a good brunch!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dyson Air Multiplier™ - AM01



Dyson Air Multiplier™
AM01 Silver/Iron
S$459 (Retail Price)
S$159
When we first saw the Dyson Air Multiplier™(AM), we were quite convinced that it has revolutionized the conventional bladed fan. Air Multiplier™ technology draws in air and amplify it up to 18 times, producing an uninterrupted stream of air. With no blades or grill, they’re safe, easy to clean and don’t cause unpleasant buffeting. The Dyson AM easily catches the attention of shoppers who were puzzled and curious of how the ring can actually churn out wind without blades. There are 4 models for the Dyson AMs: Standing, Tall, Table-top 30cm and Table-top 25cm. I guess it is time to score one of these cool AM home. It just happened that our accumulated Takashimaya Shopping Center vouchers were able to be used at the Best Denki roadshow, helping us to offset S$300 off the retail price. On top of that, there is a 5% rebate with OCBC payment, plus a free $50 Robinsons voucher. In a nutshell, I only paid S$101 for this baby!

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Unboxing the Dyson Air Multiplier™




The Dyson Air Multiplier™ ring head.





Air vents in the ring head which emits the air.


The Dyson Air Multiplier™ base is where the motor and controls are located.
The base is also where the centre of gravity of the whole unit is, making the Am stable.




Vents which draws in the environmental air.


Controls available are: On/Off Button, Fan speed control (progressive), rotation toggle.


Fixing up the Dyson Air Multipler™ is an easy 2-step "Click & Lock".




The complete Dyson Air Multipler™






The Dyson Air Multipler™ not only rotates, it can be tilted up or down easily.
Tilt Up



Tilt Down



Official Videos of Dyson Air Multipler™



Check out this cool video for a demonstration of the airflow with Dyson Air Multipler.



I love the Dyson Air Multipler™ design. It is innovative and chic. The innovative Air Multipler™ technology makes the device easy to maintain as well. No more hassle trying to dismantle the fan grille and blades. The only shortcoming will be the sound generated. It is tad noiser than the conventional plastic or high velocity fans. However, the noise level is subjective. Of course, this cool device comes with a dear price tag. From S$399 for the 25cm table-top version, the standing version costs S$699! Since I am able to use my vouchers to offset the cost, with the rebates and voucher given, I paid only S$101, which I am quite happy with it. All Dyson Air Multipler™ comes with 2 years warranty.
Do check it the Dyson Air Multipler™ at your nearest electrical superstores.


Photography & Editing of Photos by William Tan
©William Tan 2011