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Sunday 12 February 2023

I'm getting it!

 After much deliberating and reading tons of reviews of various dual drawer air fryers, I've decided to go for the Lakeland one.  Apparently it has almost as many features as the Ninja, but the 2 big advantages are that it's around £100 cheaper, and has a 3-year warranty, rather than the normal 1 year given by most others.  I ordered it yesterday and will be collecting it today.  We're also going to look in 2 big charity furniture shops in the same area, to justify the trip out to Weston super Mare - the Lakeland shop is a concession inside a huge garden centre....I may just have to have a look around there as well!  The garden centre is so big that the last time I went (also the first and only!), I couldn't find my way out and had to ask staff.....twice!

The only issue about the Lakeland one mentioned by reviewers is that the instruction booklet/recipes that comes with it is very limited (only 3 recipes for a start).  However, I've found a FB group specifically dedicated to Lakeland fryers which seems very helpful, so I've joined that.  Exciting!

We've only got a couple of appointments this week, so I'll have plenty of time to play around with the AF and try things out.

I haven't looked out of the window yet so don't know what the weather's doing, but it's certainly a lot warmer than of late - I've not put the heating on as it's not needed.  I saw a headline in the paper this morning with a doom and gloom prediction about more freezing weather to come.....not sure where, I didn't bother to read the story.  Pretty sure it won't be here though, the forecast for the coming week looks fine and mostly dry with sunny spells, temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees C.  I hope it stays that way (or gets even better) for caravan week - only 17 days to go now.  As I said before, we may or may not stay over for a night or two, it depends on the weather.

I need to start collecting supplies to take to the van - toiletries and store cupboard foods, all of which we brought home when we closed it up last October.  All the towels, bedding etc are washed and in the caravan linen bag, ready and waiting to go back.  We're looking forward to seeing all our Park friends again, the regulars will all start coming back during March and April - a few don't arrive until after Easter.  

11 comments:

  1. I wish the weather doom and gloom merchants would give it a rest. Cry wolf comes to mind. In the event of a real weather problem, people would ignore it and suffer. Main thing I am finding out about air frying is to keep things covered for half the time else they catch.

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  2. We bought a Ninja air fryer the other day. I did want to compare several, but they were the only ones left! Used it for the first time yesterday and am very pleased with it. It actually came with an instruction manual, but the power lead is very short. I'm going to have to root out an extension lead for it, so I can place it near the open window, as my kitchen cupboards were soaking! Why do manufacturers skimp on power cords? It would cost them buttons to put a decent length on. I hope you find a nice sofa bed. Only 17 days - I bet you feel like a kid at Christmas! xx

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    1. Thanks K, I do! What did you cook first? Luckily, mine will be going right next to a power socket, and the utility room door is on the other side so that should take care of steam/moisture.

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    2. I air fried onions, carrots, Brussels and cabbage with a little sun-dried tomato oil, then popped in some Quorn fillets. Next time I'll cook the onions for longer first, then the carrots and sprouts, then add the cabbage and Quorn. The veg was a bit hit and miss, some cooked, some only semi cooked, although I did stir them round a few times. And some of the cabbage leaves were rather crispy! Still, it's a learning curve. I do like it and I'm sure it'll get plenty of use. xx

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    3. Ninja apparently keep their cable short for child safety and recommend not using an extension cable. Mine is under my top cupboards and pulled forward don’t find the steam too much of a problem. Certainly a learning curve.

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  3. Cuisinart is the one we decided on. It doubles as a convection oven and will hold a casserole dish. Other half loves it. I think the big oven has been used maybe five times since last summer.

    If it keeps my husband cooking, it's a win.

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  4. I'll be interested to hear what you think of the air fryer. I've been weighing up whether I'd use one very much.

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  5. You are going to love your air fryer!!!

    God bless.

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  6. I hope it is everything you want it to be.

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  7. Good for you - I'm sure you will get great use from it. xx

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