Healthy Cooking with Philips Avance XL Airfryer

The Airfryer

The Philips Avance XL Airfryer

Are you looking for an alternative way to deep frying? How about trying Air frying? It is certainly healthier as you use the rapid air technology to make your food to make it crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Cooking meals with up to 80% less fat then a conventional fryer it makes whipping up tasty meals a breeze.

There is no need for smelly kitchens and messy clean up with an Air fryer. The gadget is easy to clean, safe and economical for daily use making it really suitable for my two little junior chefs to operate.


The newly launched (2100W) Philips Avance XL Airfryer has made cooking a breeze for me. With a 1.2 kg capacity it is 50% bigger then the previous model. It is 5X the size of the old model and is capable to feed up to 5 people which is just nice for our family of 5. You can even put a 7 inch cake tin inside to bake a cake!! ( More on that in the next post)

Available in black or white this nifty kitchen gadget is capable of the following.

– Fast cooking speed ( It only takes 18 minutes to cook 750g of fries which is 30% faster then traditional cooking methods)

– It has a touch sensitive full digital timer and control screen.

– Smart preset and easy glide drawer

– it allows you to bake, roast, grill and gratinate


Doesn’t it look neat? There is no need for so many different kitchen gadgets which will clutter up your counter top. This is certainly a PLUS in our modern homes where space is a constrain. At $539 b/f discount it is certainly a gadget which one should consider getting for the kitchen.

The kids were really excited to try out this new kitchen gadget and decided to make some carrot chips with the Airfryer as we had lots of carrots in the fridge that day.


The ingredients used

The ingredients used

Carrot Chips


– carrots

– Salt

– olive oil

– pepper

– paprika



1) slice the carrot into strips

2) add olive oil,paprika, salt and pepper in a bowl

3) coat the carrot strips with the mixture

4) place the marinated carrot strips in the Airfryer at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

It’s that simple!!


Airfried Carrot Chips

Air fried Carrot Chips

Here is how the chips turned out after baking it. I placed a sheet of baking paper under the carrot strips to prevent the marinate from flowing from the basket to the bottom of the drawer during the cooking process. This makes it easier to clean up after cooking.


The Chips

The Chips


Yummy , yummy chips which tastes as good as those made out of potato. The kids cleared the plate within minutes!!

If you are thinking of what to cook with an Air fryer don’t fret. The Air fryer comes with a really neat international recipe book which has a wide selection of recipes from culinary experts which showcase the versatility of the appliance so that you can grill, bake and even roast food more healthily, quickly and conveniently.

Just for the Singapore readers of my blog!

Cook with Air today! Quote [Dominique’s Desk] and buy Viva Digital Airfryer at $399 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $459) and Avance XL Airfryer at $479 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $539) at the PHILIPS EXPERIENCE SHOWROOM.


This promotion is valid from 1st December till 31st January 2014.

The Viva Digital Airfryer and Avance XL Airfryer are also available at regular price in leading electronics stores, departmental stores and supermarkets island-wide.

*Limited to 1 Airfryer per person (IC must be produced).


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Easy Peasy Soup and Smoothie with a Philips Jamie Oliver Blender

Red peppers

Red peppers

The kids love drinking soup and smoothies. I am always on a look out for new recipes to try out at home from the recipe books which I have in my cupboard. With a Philips Jamie Oliver blender it has made making the kid’s favourite soup and smoothie a breeze.

Sliced red peppers being saute in a saucepan

Sliced red peppers being saute in a saucepan

Red pepper soup is one of the soups that we serve regularly at home. It is quite easy to make and there isn’t too many ingredients that are needed.  You only need the following
– 2 onions finely chopped
– 2 tablespoons groundnut or olive oil
– 1 garlic clove, crushed (optional)
– 3 red peppers, de-seeded and roughly chopped
– 2 courgettes, roughly chopped
– 900 ml vegetable stock or water
– sea salt and freshly grounded black pepper.

After  the vegetables are tendered  you just need to pour it into the Jamie Oliver blender to blend. The ultra sharp titanium  serrated blade took only about 5 minutes to fully blend the soup in the 2 litre glass jar.

I love the big capacity of this blender as I only need to blend the soup once and there is enough to serve the 5 of us.

blending the soup

blending the soup

Red Pepper soup

Red Pepper soup

With the time saved from blending the soup we had time to make the kids some chocolate smoothie. It only took 5 minutes and only 3 ingredients are needed- chocolate sauce, yoghurt and ice.

The ingredients for the chocolate smoothie

The ingredients for the chocolate smoothie

Making the smoothie

Making the smoothie

It is really easy to blend up a healthy soup and tasty drink for the kids with the Philips Jamie Oliver blender. It’s a tool which I certainly recommend for all kitchens.


Keep life simple with the PHILIPS | Jamie Oliver range which includes a food processor (S$268), blender (S$128) and handblender (S$108).

Available at leading electronics and departmental stores.

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