Oil-free air fryer

Oil-free air fryer

TOKYO —

As delicious as food fried in oil is, it’s high in calories and cholesterol, flammable, and messy. But thanks to the recent development of air fryers, we can now get crispy French fries without the greasy baggage that comes along with it.

From April 20, Ashikaga-based appliance manufacturer TMY will release its own version of oil-free fryer, named Air Fryer, across the country.

The Air Fryer works by rapidly circulating hot air around the food and cooks it in a similar fashion to oil. It can handle all the typical fried foods like French fries, fish, pork, chicken, and more.

Without using oil, it’s easy to clean, the food is healthier, and it’s safe enough for a child to use.

After April 20, it can be bought directly from TMY or one of many department stores or home centers all over Japan. The suggested retail price is 29,800 yen.

Until now, residents of Japan had to import the Airfryer from Philips. While the price was similar and according to customer reviews the cooking results were good, Japanese users had headaches with the voltage conversion from the UK product.

The retail price is kind of steep at the moment but, as with most new appliances, it should drop considerably once it becomes popular.

Source: TMY (Dreamnews)

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  • 4

    gaijintraveller

    Is this what we used to call an oven?

  • 2

    Serrano

    If it doesn't use oil, it's not a fryer.

  • 1

    Cos

    Is this what we used to call an oven?

    No, it's a pop-corn maker.

  • 2

    Frungy

    CosFeb. 15, 2013 - 09:22PM JST

    Is this what we used to call an oven? No, it's a pop-corn maker.

    So it's a pot with a little oil in the bottom? ... okay, now I'm just confused, because it sounds a lot like a convection oven.

  • 1

    Cos

    So it's a pot with a little oil in the bottom? ...

    There is no oil in a pop-corn maker. Go to a denki-ya, they'll show you one. The corn (and here the potatoes) are cooked by hot air.

  • 0

    Elbuda Mexicano

    The suggested retail price is 29,800 yen. Ok, it all sounded great until the 30,000 YEN price poked me right in my eyeballs! How about going down to 3,000 YEN, then I would be interested, since like many already said, it kind of sounds like an over priced thingamajig or a fancypantsy, whatchamacallit, right??

  • 0

    Foxie

    Hardly anything new. They have existed in Europe now for years and just cost 1/3 of that price.

  • 0

    Harry_Gatto

    Yes, they have been available for a long time but, like many high power electrical appliances they are not so common here in Japan because of the 100v mains voltage. If this thing has a 3Kw heater then in the UK with 240 volts supply it only draws around 12 amps but in Japan it will draw 30 amps which is a high current for a domestic power point.

  • 0

    Maria

    I was looking to buy one of the Philips ones, and read up on it. I read that these machines don't cook everything so evenly, and the food doesn't have the crispiness you get with oil. Still, less oil is good.

  • -3

    avigator

    I think it is a "Flyer".

  • -3

    theResident

    Why is it ALWAYS about the money on this website? If you can't afford it, don't comment.

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