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    Sooooo

    It appears I am now at that age where I am less interested about the latest and greatest CPU or GPU, and, instead, I'm looking at an Airfryer...


    Anyone here got one, is the hype legitimate, or should I buy something else to calm my impulse buy habit...

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    Re: Sooooo

    We have a tower dual 9L, due to doing up the new house and removing the ancient oven it's actually the only way (except for the hob) that we can cook. We use it for everything, it's quick and easy to clean.

    If it ever dies we'll buy a new one instantly...

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    Re: Sooooo

    Last years Black Friday purchase was this:

    Ninja Foodi MAX PRO Health Grill
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Health-AG65...dp/B09D3SDZ4H/

    5/5 from me! Haven't used my oven since. Everything cooks 40% faster which is ideal for single person living.
    Preheating takes next to no time compared to the 10 minutes of the oven using tonnes of electric.

    The grill just gave it a bit more functionality and ironically it's what I use the most.
    Steaks come out brilliantly and I've found myself doing high rise kebabs!
    It's also been a game changer for curries where I used to fry the meat but grilling with a marinade and then plopping it into the sauce has meant I rarely get takeaways.

    The airfryer mode makes hash browns worth it!


    Not the most flattering or detailed of pictures but it makes good dishes!



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    Re: Sooooo

    Glad to see I'm not the only one then..

    I was originally thinking the dual style 2 bin type, but that grill one looks like a good option..

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    Re: Sooooo

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Glad to see I'm not the only one then..

    I was originally thinking the dual style 2 bin type, but that grill one looks like a good option..
    I had initially gone down the drawer/bin style with a COSORI. I then saw the Ninja and thought it had other functions I would actually use. I was never convinced by placing a steak or meat into the basket. I'm sure it's fine but it nagged me too much and the grill style made more logical sense to me.
    Being expensive even with the black friday deal I utilised the 0% 5 month payment, but I wouldn't go back to the oven now.


    I've also replaced my hob with a portable gas stove and that too has made cooking far more enjoyable. No more waiting for pans to heat up or cool down with the electric hob. The whole pan actually heats up rather than just the bottom. I'd forgotten how good gas cooking is!

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    Re: Sooooo

    Ninja AF300UK dual fryer user here.

    Chips in one side, meat in the other for a very quick meal.

    Also good for fast baked spuds. Microwave for about 7 mins, then air fry for another 10. Comes out soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside like they've been in the oven for hours

    Edit: Oh, and burgers are great too. Seals them nice and fast, so keeps the juices in while cooking.

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    Re: Sooooo

    Chips are next level, chicken wings are brilliant, they're definitely worthy of the hype. Get a Ninja dual.

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    Re: Sooooo

    I was thinking the dual basket thing to start with tbh a single wouldn't do for us as we've got 5 in the house, not overly bothered about the brand as long as it works but Ninja does come up again and again...

    9L, dual bin seems to be the choice atm, as much as I like that grill one, the thought of sticking a whole chicken on there does appeal, but i think for the majority of our use it wouldn't tick all of the boxes..

    Question is, do I just buy it for myself, or wrap it for the missus for Christmas

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    Re: Sooooo

    Actually, I've just had a look on the Ninja website, the AF500UK ticks boxes, you can remove the centre section and have a larger compartment, which would then cover the chicken aspect...

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    Re: Sooooo

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Question is, do I just buy it for myself, or wrap it for the missus for Christmas
    You old romantic you!
    Last edited by Rob_B; 30-11-2023 at 07:36 PM.

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    Re: Sooooo

    Well, its something I know she kinda wants as well, and I'd rather buy something that's useful rather than just buying tat for the sale of 'Christmas'....

    If we're hosting the MIL/SIL for Christmas then I might buy it before and we can use it for Christmas, or, if MIL is hosting then I can just wrap it lol

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    Re: Sooooo

    I've had my ninja dual (af451) for over a year now. Love it.
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    Re: Sooooo

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Well, its something I know she kinda wants as well, and I'd rather buy something that's useful rather than just buying tat for the sale of 'Christmas'....
    Only you know your own wife but I'd tread incredibly carefully there if I was you, that sounds like a whole can of worms you don't want to open, but your wife might be absolutely fine with it.

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    Re: Sooooo

    Nah, its a running joke, I'll get her other stuff as well, but she moans about me buying her stuff for the kitchen but then uses it all the time and says its the best thing ever, like a decent knife set I got her a few years ago, love it, proper Wok, loves that too....

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    Re: Sooooo

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Nah, its a running joke, I'll get her other stuff as well, but she moans about me buying her stuff for the kitchen but then uses it all the time and says its the best thing ever, like a decent knife set I got her a few years ago, love it, proper Wok, loves that too....
    Same. I got mine a flying experience last year to mix things up a bit. She did it, said she liked it, but felt airsick really quickly so doesn't want to do it again. I'll be more conventional this year.

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    Re: Sooooo

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Last years Black Friday purchase was this:

    Ninja Foodi MAX PRO Health Grill
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Health-AG65...dp/B09D3SDZ4H/

    5/5 from me! Haven't used my oven since. Everything cooks 40% faster which is ideal for single person living.
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    The grill just gave it a bit more functionality and ironically it's what I use the most.
    Steaks come out brilliantly and I've found myself doing high rise kebabs!
    It's also been a game changer for curries where I used to fry the meat but grilling with a marinade and then plopping it into the sauce has meant I rarely get takeaways.

    The airfryer mode makes hash browns worth it!


    Not the most flattering or detailed of pictures but it makes good dishes!



    Looks good but the 1star reviews make me hesitate. Seems it's not without its faults too.

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