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Mistral 3.5L Air Fryer $39.20 (Was $49) @ Woolworths

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Hot air technology for healthier frying
1500 Watts
3.5 Litre capacity
Detachable non-stick basket with rack
Adjustable temperature control 80-200°C
Power & heating indicator lights
30 minute timer

Previous expired deal for $45 - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/606345

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  • +7 votes

    Grabbed it for $45 the other week. Very happy with the purchase and my first air fryer. Surprised that the 3.5L comfortably fits a bag of frozen fries. Just need to shake them every 5mins or so. Not sure what the comparison is to the larger more expensive models.

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      please advise if you can remove the tray during cooking to shake them or do you just shake the whole air fryer?

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        LOL :) Shake yourself and the fryer

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        Yeah think of it like a slot for a saucepan that fills the pan with hot hair when you put it in. You can safely take the basket out during cooking (dont touch anything other than the handle tho)

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        I guess you can do both, but it's a lot easier if you just take out the tray:)

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        You pull out the tray and it automatically pauses so you can shake the tray.

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    Bought it yesterday for $45, pretty good.

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    Is this a fire hazard?

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      Is there any recent reported issue?

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        idk about this Woolies one, but Kmart one always in my feed with issues.

    • +16 votes

      Only in the sense that it's so hot right now

  • +5 votes

    I've had this for about 6 months now and have used it nearly every day. Great purchase

  • +10 votes

    I bought it for my self and my family said they'd never use it. Now I cant even use it because they do ….

  • +11 votes

    Potato gems for days with mine. Love it.

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      Neat, how long do you reckon it takes to cook a bag of potato gems?

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        I've never done a whole bag before. Usually, do about 1/4 of the bag on approx 180 degrees for 15 minutes and it's perfectly crispy.

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          Wow 15mins
          We do 180 at 8 mins otherwise too brown.

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            @Hirolol: Really? I've got slightly more than a single layer of gems so maybe that's why? They're extra crunchy which is the way I like them.

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              @lightcn: Bought one today and confirm 15 minutes for the crunchiness that I like as well :D

              Thanks for the tip!

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        We normally do them so they are only one layer
        None on top of others

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      The potato gems from Woolies in the red bag are so good in this machine. Love em!

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        We get ours from Costco. $5.99 for 2kgs of goodness.

  • +2 votes

    Best price yet! Got mine for $49 and use it almost every day! I love it!

    Does prawn cutlets so well!

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    What does this offer that a normal oven doesn't?

    • +19 votes
      • More convenient and energy efficient as pre-heating isn't really required.
      • I found I'm less liable to burn things as the timer is baked into its operation (pun intended ;)
      • Much easier to change the temperature on the fly and probably more precise (eg if the crackling has already come up on the roast pork belly at 180 degrees, but internal temp still requires a bit of time, you can easily set it to 80 degrees for 10 minutes and that shouldn't burn your crackling)
      • Much easier to clean, but you end up cleaning more often.
      • Great for having outside if you have access to power (eg chips whilst entertaining alfresco yum)
      • Useful if your oven sets off your apartment fire alarm, locate it to balcony or just next to a window
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        Brilliant! Thankyou! Essentially a smaller oven! Good option for smaller quantities. Cheers

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          The fan forced effect is much stronger than an oven.

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        Is it superior to a turbo cooker (small convection oven) or much the same?

    • +3 votes

      Heats up much faster, consumes far less electricity.
      This thing is really made for small batches when oven is too much of overhead.

  • +1 vote

    Great value. Got it a couple of months ago and haven't used my oven ever since. My energy bill actually dropped $15/month not sure if related. Haven't used other airfryers but the main downside of this one is that it's not dishwasher safe.

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      what about the power bill?

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        that's what I meant by energy bill. My oven is electric.

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      Isn't it?! I've been putting mine in the dishwasher. Oops

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        Pretty sure it says on the instructions that its dishwasher safe.
        Maybe someone can confirm but you are probably fine.

        I would just watch for the rubber pieces, make sure they don’t fall off

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          Yep. Watch the rubber bits. I lost one down the drain when I was cleaning it. Not a big deal though.

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    Bought it for $49 from the deal approx 6 months ago… Use it every day. Super easy to clean and no issues so far. Get on this if you're interested in trying out the air frying game

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    Had it for about a year, we use it regularly and never had a problem. Works well and can fit quite a bit in it. It lives on the bench, so must be good 🤗

    Go for it!!

  • +2 votes

    Had it since Xmas. Great for chips and buffalo wings, every weekend since. Even cooked a steak in it for shits and giggles, it wasn't bad . Money well spent.

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      If I can find one I'm going to try a sausage roll just for giggles.

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        Party pies and mini sausage rolls are great in it. I cook sausages also, haven't tried a steak yet.

  • +1 vote

    can this roast a chicken or will it be too small?

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      Used it to do a 1.2kg pork belly, (which turned out beautifully) it only just fit (both height and width).

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        Thanks, might purchase one tomorrow. I saw these yesterday and today, hope there's still some left when tomorrow

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        recipe please? wondering how it cooks thoroughly in air fryer

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          It cooks no differently to an oven, but just more efficiently. I roughly followed this I just dialled down the temp a bit because I'd rather cook for a little longer without drying out the meat "Crispy Roast Pork Belly in Air Fryer - Scruff & Steph" https://scruffandsteph.com/2020/03/06/crispy-roast-pork-bell...

          Main thing with any pork roast + crackling is to dry the skin properly. Some of cooking time is guess work, I cooked for approx 25 minutes at 180 degrees per 500g, but with the air fryer, it's easy enough to check the crackling. Even better if you have a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature hits 67 degrees or so, for maximum juiciness.

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      Nothing is too small for you Homr ;)

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      I have the Kmart 5.3 liter airfryer which can fit a 2Kg chicken in it, this smaller one could probably fit a smaller 1-1.2kg chicken I'd say.

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        What temp and time do you use on the whole chicken please?

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          It can depend a lot, I recently got decent results with 180C for 50 minutes (breast side down) and then flip breast side up for a final 10 minutes of cooking. I highly recommend getting a meat thermometer to accurately determine if it's been cooked properly.

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        none

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      It does 4 chicken legs from frozen in about 25 mins..
      A small chicken whole should be ok.
      Had ours since Christmas, used it near every day -meat pies chips/wedges.

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        I might get the kmart 5L one for $89

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    How long is the Warranty with this?

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      I checked and it says 12 months from date of purchase.

  • +3 votes

    Will go well to make up spend with targetted offers (eg 3100 pts for $50 spend)👍

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    Ok Purchased one, now why the heck did they put rubber grommets on the tray?? Inside exposed to 200C - silly gingerbeers

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      rubber ? or high temp silicon?

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      Not rubber, it is silicone.

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      The large kmart one has a rubber cover on the small exposed handle bolt inside. I just took it off.

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    Had this precise one for over a year. Really happy with it. Can't fault it. It is used frequently.

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    Don't get screwed by click & collect like I did with the last deal. Essentially a wasted trip as no stock despite being able to add it in.

    I was lucky enough to get one second hand practically new, happy with it so far.

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    I am just waiting until half price. :-)

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      LOL maybe next Wednesday

      Silicon/rubber pfft all petroleum crap, took it off.

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        silicone rubber

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    Can anyone comment on the size of this one, I see ones that are far larger, but not sure if that's overkill or if this is suitable? Some examples of what you cook in yours would be great if possible!

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      Just get it.
      Can’t go wrong for $39

      We have one for 2 people and it’s great

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    How do these and the Kmart ones compare to Philips? Are these garbage or are Philips just overpriced? Chur

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      I'd like to know how this compares to the Kmart one!

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      they wont be as good as the phillips one but for basic use (non family usage) its sufficient.

  • +5 votes

    Just picked up one, got 40% off because the box was damaged. Tried it out on some Aldi cafe chips and works an absolute treat! Thanks OP!

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    Voted for good value fryer

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    My plan is to buy a more featured one when my Kogan cheapie eventually kicks the bucket (like a rotating chip basket), but if they keep dropping the price of these basic model ones I might not bother!

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    what are some good recipes/food to cook using air fryer besides fries?

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      you will be surprised how tasty sliced spam is after you grill it on the air fryer.

      I like to cut it sligthly thick, and put it on air fryer say 20 mins or so until the outside is crisp.

      Another recipe is, marinated chicken.
      just put it into air fryer and yea you got it crisp roast chicken.

      Lastly I also tried it with salmon slice, just a rub of oil and salt on the skin and put it on the air fryer.

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    Bacon & Eggs?

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    Anyone tried to cook steak?

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      I have. It turned out okay. Very hard to check when it's ready without opening/closing frequently. So my steak ended up being slightly overcooked. Need time to practice which heat/timer setting is perfect despite what a recipe may suggest haha!

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        Would you rather keep using an air fryer or use a pot instead?

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          I've only tried it once. I'd be willing to try again but just easier to see how steak is going in a pan, so I don't see the benefit of an air fryer over it unless you're just being really lazy lol!!

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            @blueyez: I don't think I'm that lazy so I'll stick using a pan then lol!!
            Thanks for the honest feedback

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      We do it often.
      2-3 mins on each side for a standard ~2cm thick steak. (2mins is perfect for me)
      Comes out very juicy. You aren't going to get a crust on the steak though.
      Helps to dry rub marinate and then coat with oil before you stick it in.

      For the ease, lack of smell and cooking time it is a good way to cook up a steak.
      My preferred way when I am not bothered doing a whole cast iron sear/oven etc.

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    Its cheap, but don't fool yourself into thinking its healthy cooking.

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      I'm only trying to replicate my fan forced electric oven in a more convenient and cost effect method (much smaller too)….

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      It’s a better alternative to frying in oil.

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    Hi, P4rpm31c1um,
    Would you please tell me ( I am an aged oldie) how long it takes you to air fry the salmon slice? Any receipts to cook things like bananas fritters or similar ones? Thanks for your suggestions. Anyone’s advice from OZ will be profoundly appropriated.

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    Do they have air fryers bigger than 5.3 litres? I am looking for two of them in the same brand with different sizes:

    Big enough to fit a pig
    Big enough to fit a cow
    I want to air fry them both for different days of the week.
    The chicken ones are too small for me. Or maybe I can use the chicken fryer for frying moong beans. I am confused.

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    Silly question, but I just bought one of these and there are four rubber or silicon things attached to the tray that goes inside the basket. They look more part of the thing than the other packaging - do I take them off and chuck them before using?

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      Keep the silicon feet. They are part of the tray, it helps avoid scratching the sides, and they are fine to keep during cooking.