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Produce Fried Food Out Of Thin Air

Phillips AirFryer introduced at IFA 2010

Fat may equal flavor, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option. Rather than suffer through bland food or questionable fat-free products, take a dip in a little bit of oil. But how to get the most flavor out of the fat without adverse heath effects? With air, of course.

The Phillips AirFryer, introduced at IFA 2010, is an upcoming product designed to minimize fat while maximizing flavor. Able to create “delicious meals with up to 80% less fat”, the new kitchen appliance uses circulating air around an enclosed heating element to get the job done. When considered along with the T-fal Actifry, it’s beginning to look like low-fat fried food isn’t just a lot of hot air.

September 7, 2010   No Comments

Twist Whisk promises more than hot air

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Air turbulence isn’t always a bad thing. While the aerodynamically sensitive industries surrounding planes, trains and automobiles may disagree about that, cooking is all about moving air. One might think that usually cooking concerns the movement of hot air in particular, but not in this case.

The Cuisipro Twist Whisk may look like loopy red licorice vines sticking out of a handle, but these silicone-wrapped wires aren’t going to be very tasty (or easy to eat). Designed to create more movement of air while mixing, the textured nature of the of the wires carry with them the promise of increased efficiency, resulting in reduced whipping and mixing time. Forget the mysterious black box material, if Red Vines licorice makes things go faster, maybe they start making airplanes out of candy.

January 16, 2010   No Comments