Ninja Foodi OL550

This 2021 model does a really good job in almost all cooking modes. Economical in use against a standard gas or electric oven. Versatile in the sheer number of cooking modes and reasonably inexpensive to purchase Ninja Foodi 550 functions What can the Ninja do?  It’s a long list Pressure Cook – top speed … Read more

Crockpot Turbo Express

This is an electric pressure cooker. It does not have Air Fryer function, so it doesn’t  fully meet the criterion to be included here, but it is a very good and very good value unit in its own right. In these difficult times of rapidly rising energy costs, it is important to minimise the number … Read more

Find the best Multicooker for today

MultiCookers can perform almost all common cooking methods. Steaming, pressure cooking, baking, frying, boiling, roasting, slow cooking, searing, crisping, and dehydrating.  Like all such multipurpose devices, they are complex and expensive.  Do they represent good value for money? Yes if you use all the functions and do a lot of cooking.  Are the running costs … Read more

Beat The Rising Energy Costs Discover The Lowest Cost Cooking

2022 Gets even worse with spiralling costs Putin’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine attempt is now in its seventh month. The price of oil is slowly on the way down, if it manages to go sub 60 dollars, then the Putin regime will be out of cash, as gas exports seem to be their only income, … Read more

Comparing The Best Air-Fryers VS Halogen Ovens Which Is Better?

Which is best Halogen or Air-Fryer? The short answer is – it depends on your cooking style and needs Basic Halogen Ovens are roughly the same price as Air Fryers but have a larger capacity, are easier to clean, are easy to view your food cooking, and are more versatile doing frying, boiling, roasting, steaming … Read more

The Philips Original and First Airfryer 9220

I first reviewed this one back in 2013 on “”  And…. its still a current model!  Safety When Frying Most of the comments from buyers included appreciation of the safety of the product compared to frying in a pan. Although less common now than a few years ago, frying with a pan full of boiling … Read more

How to Clean an Airfryer Heating Element

If you have experienced this, don’t worry its usually nothing worse than a build up of splatter around the heater. Basically the higher fat foods do produce a small amount of ‘splatter’ when cooking in the Philips range of airfryers. The heater area is difficult to clean, but the technique described on their website will … Read more

COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer 5.5L

At last, a family-size air-fryer to compete with Philips. This Smart model has the features usually associated with only the top line ones aka Philips.  The California-based company produces several models, differing in size, the CS-158  5.5Litre  is the one I have reviewed here.   Cosori Air Fryer with App 5 pound Chicken fits just … Read more

Klarstein 4 rack Dehydrator

Klarstein a German manufacturer, comes to the UK  with high quality kitchen appliances.  This food dehydrator is well made, functional and laid out, with sufficient guidance for even total beginners to get going fast. The stainless steel wire mesh shelves will last well very sturdy construction.   Well constructed, hardy stainless steel materials, big fan, … Read more

Cooks Professional Food Dehydrator 5 Tier

Cooks Professional have products in almost all my categories, dehydrators are no exception, this budget product has good specification and unless you’re a commercial operator, will work well for you over many years.   Just starting or experimenting…? Load one tray, or two…. Controls On the Tefal Easy Fryer Very simple Time and Temperature … Read more

Sous VideTools 6 Tray Stainless Steel Food Dehydrator

The Quality of the SousVide Tools unit is obvious from the start. No cheapo plastic construction either in the case or in the 6 shelves.  Built to last, works quietly ( big fan ) and has a powerful heating element, thoroughly drying your produce.   The SousVideTools Food Dehydrator uses silent fans to circulate warm … Read more

The Air Fryer Attachment for Halogen Ovens

This is a device which you can add  to any halogen oven with a standard size bowl.  It fits between the heating element top and the glass bowl  It cooks chips like nothing else… perfect  Construction of the ring frame The basic framework for the air fryer is the standard extender ring, if you are … Read more

Tower T17076 Air Fryer

Tower’s 11 litre Air fryer is big.  With this, you can cook for a big family or event. The T17076 has some additions over the standard drawer type of Airfryer, like the Philips.  To evenly cook, it is recommended to change the racks around during cooking time. It has the facility to attach a rotisserie … Read more

New Safe JML Halowave Halogen Oven

Safety First This is a best seller in the Halogen Oven category, I think the design – using a plastic basket outside the glass cooking bowl is a great idea, from a safety point of view. Anyone with kids knows how dangerous the kitchen can be. With this product, little hands are kept at bay … Read more

Tower T17024 Digital Air Fryer

Tower T17024 Digital Air Fryer Controls On the Tower T17024   The tower appears to be simpler in design to the Philips and Tefal However it’s because they have combined the temperature and  timer up- down keys, to change temp, first change the toggle key to indicate  temp, then adjust with plus and minus keys, … Read more

New Tefal EY401840 Easy Setting Digital Air Fryer

Tefal’s Air fryer for 2022, is the Easy Fry Precision EY401840. Tefal is a UK company, well known and with a long history of good products.  The description ” Air Pulse Technology” doesn’t seem to be explained, at least anywhere in the manual, so it’s probably just promo-speak for a standard hot air + fan … Read more

Beat the Rising Energy Bills

2022 More Price Rises 2022 update : Since writing this is Nov 2013, we now have an even more threatening crisis, looming up.  Ukraine and Russia are in conflict, so Russian gas supplies to Europe may be completely cut off by sanctions forcing EU to buy in from more expensive sources.  After the effects of … Read more

Philips Essential AirFryer HD9252/91

What’s under that gleaming black exterior of the new Philips  HR9252 “essentials” model. The Philips Air Fryer appliance model has been proven over 10 years. It has remained a best seller. Many manufacturers have copied the style, but none have topped the performance and longevity of the products.  You can get spares for these products, … Read more

Cooks Professional Air Fryer Halogen Oven Rotisserie

A Truly Unique Design There cannot be many Air Fryers with such a distinct shape and design. Most just have a Frying basket or drawer, this one has a Spit Roasting spindle and a rotating fry basket. The new 2021 Cooks Professional Digital Air Fryer. The combination of a hinged lid and a safe-to-touch machine … Read more

Michael James Hinged Lid Halogen Cooker

** OUR TOP RATED REVIEW ** Now… a halogen powered design with a hinged lid – a great safety feature Hinged Lid Design I have been a strong supporter of the hinged lid variety of Halogen cooker since the idea appeared some years ago, the advantages are plain to see, it is so much easier … Read more