Forget the frying pan, deep-fat fryer or even your oven roasting tray – air fryers are a healthier way to produce better tasting results, especially when it comes to chips.
They work by using hot air that circulates around the machine to bake the food. Most require you to add a small amount of oil – usually no more than a teaspoon, but often less – and the majority have pre-loaded programmes that take the thinking out of setting the temperature and timing.
But chips aren’t the only thing air fryers can excel at. Get the right machine and you’ll find yourself serving up great-tasting meats, fish, vegetables and even cookies and cakes.
The growing number of multi-purpose machines means the sky’s the limit for some of these gadgets.