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    The food from my Philips Airfryer is not crispy or as expected

    Published on 05 December 2022

    If you find that the food or snacks prepared in your Philips Airfryer are not crispy enough, follow the steps below to find out how to simply solve this yourself.

    Too many snacks or items cooked at the same time

    Avoid cooking a large number of snacks or too much food at one time. Smaller portions are airfried more evenly.

    A good way to ensure this is to cover the bottom of your Philips Airfryer's basket with just one layer of snacks.

    Fresh homemade fries are not correctly prepared

    If you are preparing homemade fries in your airfryer, please follow these steps:

    1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into sticks.

    2. Soak the potato sticks in a bowl of water for at least 30 minutes, take them out and dry them with kitchen paper.

    3. Pour a half tablespoon of olive oil in a bowl, put the sticks in the bowl and mix until the sticks are coated with oil.

    4. Remove the sticks from the bowl with your fingers or a kitchen utensil so that excess oil stays behind in the bowl. Put the sticks in the basket.

    5. Fry the potato sticks at 180°C (350°F) and shake the basket halfway through the hot air frying process. Shake 2-3 times during the air frying process for a more even result.

    Non oven-ready food, snacks or fries have been used

    For optimal results with your Philips Airfryer, you should use oven-ready products. Oven-ready snacks become golden brown and crispy when prepared in your airfryer.

    The temperature set is not correct

    Please choose the right temperature: Most snacks need to be prepared at 200˚C (400ºF), except for pastry-based snacks. Pastry-based snacks should be airfried at 180˚C (350ºF).

    The preparation time chosen is not correct

    Most snacks need the preparation time indicated for the oven to become fully cooked. Preparation time for the deep fat fryer is shorter and will not lead to a well-cooked result. Most snacks need between 6 and 10 minutes to cook. Add some minutes extra if the food is not crispy enough (but please be careful not to burn the food).

    Shake the basket of your Philips Airfryer halfway through the preparation process if the ingredients touch each other.
    Shake the basket 2-3 times if you prepare larger amounts of food for a more even result.

    Oil or fat has not been used correctly

    When you make home-made breaded snacks, do not forget to mix oil into the bread crumbs.
    Also, use low-fat snack varieties where possible. It will be difficult to get a crispy end result with snacks that have a high-fat percentage.

    To find out how to use oil in your airfryer correctly, please follow the next tips:

    • Dry the outside of the food properly before you add oil
    • Do not use too much oil, as this will make the food less crispy and more fattening
    • Meat or poultry can be lightly brushed with oil or marinated to get the crispiest results
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