The AirFryer - revolutionary appliance, or a lot of hot air?
Given the choice between educating their lardy kids in the ways of healthy eating and exercise, or a way to keep serving up orange food in breadcrumbs that'll kill the children a little slower, parents will invariably choose the path of least resistance. Philips recognised this determined apathy, and so have created the AirFryer.
It looks like a deep fat fryer, until you open the lid and find there's no oil inside. In fact you only need to add a spoonful of oil before cooking; hot air is then circulated around a grill component at high speed, cooking burgers and chicken nuggets in around nine minutes. The result is food that contains up to 80% less fat.
Here's a promotional video that in no way explains the concept:
Philips are quoted as saying they hope to solve the problem of UK's fat-laden diet, but since it's still heavily processed food you're likely to pile into it, it doesn't really address the underlying issue. How much will it cost to have this lard-busting piece of plastic in your kitchen? Between £120 and £200.