Craving the taste of fried food but don't want your arteries to harden and kill you at a way-too-young age? Air fryers are a good way to prepare something that tastes a lot like fried food but that doesn't contain the kind of oils that will seep into your blood and turn it into something resembling gelatin. The DeLonghi MultiFry makes food with little or no oil. It heats foods from two directions with a pair of heating elements that keep your meal warm throughout. And it uses an automatic mixing paddle so that you can fry, saute and roast food without ever having to get up and do any stirring of your own. Isn't that what home automation is all about?
The Multifry has a cleanable pot that inserts into the unit and, once it's filled with food, a dome that closes over the pan so that air frying can begin. There's a dial on the dome for setting the frying temperature while switches on the front of the unit turn on a hot plate in the bottom of the fryer and the air frying unit in the top. There's a digital timer to set the length of frying you need for the food. You can use it for making french fries or fried chicken, but also for making stews and rice. The pan is non-stick, so washing it after you've finished making the meal should be pretty easy.
One major complaint about the unit is the noise; you'll have difficult making casual conversation around this fryer. But lots of appliances are noisy and kitchens aren't known as sanctuaries of silent thinking, so this may not factor into your buying decision. Compare this unit to the T-fal ActiFry and the Philips Digital Airfryer for alternative takes on automated air frying. If you just want a multicooker, look at the Instant Pot IP-Smart and the Gourmia GMC680. And if you're interested in a unit that specializes in automated rice cooking, check out the Zojirushi NS-YAC18 Umami Micom.
Got this for my mom who needs a little help now and then, and after showing her some simple steps to use it, she is very happy with it.
Very disappointed! Did some chicken wings and they turned out under cook and boiled not fried. Can't understand why some one would pay $250.00 for this product.
A versatile big health fryer… but it's slow and we're not convinced that you need it.
Love it, cooks quicker than the Actifry and more versatile as it has the base heated element. Love my multi fryer.
I really love this product; it's so much better than the Tefal Actifry... better build quality, heats from the bottom as well as heat above, and plenty of space for food.
I'm so pleased I bought this. Makes amazing Quiche, Pizza, Chips. So many options. Tea time isn't boring anymore. Quick and easy to clean.
Excellent quality! A bit expensive but you do pay for what you get. Very easy to use. Quality product! I recommend this product.
We have the DeLonghi FH 1363 and are totally enthusiastic. And the most beautiful thing for me as a housewife is the easy cleaning. Better than expected!
When I got this I found it has 2 places scratch . And the most important part, the cooking pot is damage inside. I'm very disappointed with Delonghi Multifry quality...