For this match, we focused on the function of fryer (the oil-free model is capable of cooking other foods). To compare the two cooking methods, we cooked the same amount of fresh and frozen chips. We ended up with chicken nuggets and nems. We then tasted them and proceeded to clean the deep fryers.
A more generous batch of classic deep fryer
The ratio is almost double. With a maximum load of 750 g, the Airfryer is a little just to serve at the same time a table of four people. This can be done without difficulty with Oleoclean-deluxe, its basket being able to receive up to 1.30 kg of potatoes. In the category of oil bath appliances, some can even cook up to 2 kg of fries in one go. Enough to satisfy the large families … or the gourmands!
In the end, even cooking time
Airfryer does not require preheating before cooking food. The resistance, combined with a fan, produces an almost immediate pulsed heat. For cooking, depending on the quantity, it is necessary to count between 10 and 15 min if it is frozen french fries (match size) and between 15 and 20 min if they are fresh fries. In a conventional fryer, the oil takes a good ten minutes to reach 190 ° C, but it takes only 5 min, depending on the quantity of fries and their size, for cooking.
Successful frozen fries in both systems
We cooked an identical amount of frozen French fries in both appliances. On leaving, they present, in both cases, a beautiful golden color, more homogeneous, however, with the fryer in oil bath. In the mouth, even without added fat, the potato is crispy on the outside. Recognize, however, that it is less crisp than with the standard cooking mode. Inside, it is softer and softer with oil cooking. A very slight advantage, therefore, for the latter.
Oil bath for freshly cut chips
For the cooking of fresh fries, the result is without appeal: the oil bath suits them better. With the Airfryer, we are far from the taste of a fry worthy of the name, despite the addition of a tablespoon of oil, as recommended in the instructions. The exterior is less crisp; The flesh, dry – a little like that of a potato in papillote: it is especially the flavors of the potato that stand out because they are not masked by the fat. In conclusion, to make real fries, nothing better than the oil bath, even if you eat less often for health reasons or to keep the line.
Nuggets and nems, best oil-free
We then wanted to know how our two fryers would behave when cooking chicken nuggets and nems. And there, the trend is reversed. If we prefer fries cooked with oil, the fat is far from being necessary for these two foods. In oil-free cooking mode, the nems rice crepe crisps well and the flavor of the various ingredients stands out better. Same finding for nuggets, which are not impregnated with cooking oil are much more digestible. In short, a good point for the Philips fryer. Note that it is possible to install a food separator in the basket of this model, which allows to cook simultaneously two different dishes.
Against the odors of frying, no miracle!
The pleasure of enjoying a good plate of French fries is a bit spoiled by the unpleasant odor of frying that is encrusted in the apartment. No oil, no odors! “He said. This is not entirely true. However, a smell is evident from the Airfryer, but it is less heavy than that of hot oil. It comes closer to the one you can feel when baking oven fries.
With the Oleoclean-deluxe of Seb, it is – almost – the usual hell of classic cooking in oil. Despite the imaginative efforts of manufacturers to design processes that filter the odor of hot oil, the results are a little disappointing. Of course, once the potatoes are immersed in their oil bath and the lid closed, the carbon filter retains most of the effluvia. During the cooking, it is therefore quite tolerable, nothing to do with the open models, copies of the professional fryers of the world of the restoration. Only, when the fries are cooked, you have to open the lid to recover them. At that moment, a cloud mixing steam with the odor of hot oil escapes in one fell swoop. It is better to put the fryer under the hood, in front of the open window, or even on the balcony, in order to remove these fumes.
The odors also come from the carbonized residues left in the oil bath. Seb has therefore devised a filtration system. The contents of the tank are emptied into a reservoir placed beneath the latter. The retained residues thus withdraw very easily. It is then sufficient to return the filtered oil to the fryer.
There is nothing more tedious than cleaning a deep fryer. Fortunately, manufacturers have made significant progress in this area. On Seb’s oil-bath model, the tank, lid, filter and basket can be dishwasher safe, as is the drain tank. So we followed the manufacturer’s instructions and started a machine wash cycle. It is clear that the result is not very satisfactory. If the lid and the filter protrude fairly clean, the parts that are really exposed to the fat will keep traces of them. To do this, you must either run a second wash cycle or clean the excess oil by hand.
This problem obviously does not arise with the Airfryer since the cooking is done without addition of fat, or so little. A single cycle is enough for a good cleaning, of the basket only, the other elements not dismantling.
The price of oil-free technology
The purchase price of the fryers retained in this match is almost double! The Seb, oil bath, costs 100 €, against 199 € for the Airfryer, without oil. This is also true for the other models of each category available for sale. To make the comparison fair, consider the costs associated with regular changes of 2 l oil (about every 15 uses) and odor filters (after about 80 cooking). Finally, the difference in price is not so important, especially since we find the Philips cheaper on the Internet. Fore more details mira la página ahora!