These Healthy Air Fryers Make Having Chips Every Day a Real Possibility
Once upon a time, every house in the UK had a chip pan, despite the fact that letting a huge pan of oil bubble away at a superhigh temperature was incredibly dangerous. Not only were chip pans a fire hazard, but the food cooked in them also wasn't exactly healthy. Deep-fat fryers aren't much better: they use just as much fat, and it can take days for the smell to leave the house after you've cooked in one.
Step forward air fryers, the new kid on the block. These health-conscious gadgets cook chips and other fried foods in a safer and healthier way. There's no pot of boiling oil; instead, they use hot air and movement, and they require only a teaspoon of oil, so your dinner isn't totally submerged in fat as it cooks. The chips that come out might not be identical to your favourite triple-cooked treats, but they're a pretty awesome alternative for a fraction of the calories. Some of these fryers are even dinky enough to fit in the tiniest of kitchens. So which one is right for you? Take a look at our roundup of the best air fryers, and start making your own McDonald's French fries at home.