Black and Decker Purifry Review
Black and Decker is one of the most respected names in kitchen appliances, and the Black and Decker Purifry offers home cooks the opportunity to prepare foods that are traditionally fried without adding oil to them.
About the Black and Decker Purifry
All airfryers have one thing in common: they use convection heating to cook traditionally fried foods quickly and evenly without the addition of oil. The Black and Decker Purifry is no exception. It has dual convection fans that heat the appliance quickly and then cook food in less time than it would take in a traditional oven.
This is a fairly small machine with a two-liter capacity. It can cook about a half pound of French fries, or six to eight chicken wings, at a time. If you were planning to use this machine to cook for a large group you would need to do the cooking in batches.
The Black and Decker Purifry has non-digital controls that allow you to cook at temperatures ranging from 175 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and a 60-minute timer. It is worth nothing that the numbers on the time are very small and may be difficult for some people to read.
Other Features and Considerations
Here are a few other things to keep in mind if you are considering buying the Black and Decker Purifry:
- The fryer basket slides into a tray. It’s easy to remove, and you may need to shake or turn items halfway through cooking to make sure that they cook evenly.
- The basket has a non-stick surface and may be wiped clean with a paper towel or washed with soapy water and a sponge.
- The temperature dial includes markings or both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
- There are two indicator lights, one to show when the machine is preheated and the other to indicate that the power is on.
- The machine automatically shuts off when the timer turns off.
It is important to note that the manual dials don’t allow for the same precision temperatures as digital models such as the Philips Digital Airfryer or the Gourmia GTA2800 Wi-Fi Airfryer. However, as long as you don’t overcrowd the basket and take the time to turn or shake items, you will get evenly cooked and crispy food using this airfryer.
The Black and Decker Purifry is a reliable and affordable alternative if you want to find an easy way to prepare healthy versions of your favorite fried foods.