I had the opportunity to attend the Philips Avance XL Airfryer launch event recently and had a blast of time.
At the event, Philips set up a photo booth with some props for us to take photos with our mobile phone and post them on instagram. This is like heaven for us bloggers coz we simply love to pose for photos, take photos and share them in our instagram. What's more, we can print our insta-photos on the spot~ Instaprint Singapore printed our photos onto these palm size cards.
I was squealing with delight when I saw these 2 celebrities at the event! The ever funny, sharp tongued, quick witted Bryan Wong and the famous founder & owner of I Love Philips Airfryer facebook community Dable Kwan! Be sure to hop by her facebook page and join her community, you will be awed by the many airfryer recipes shared over there!
AIR IS THE NEW OIL - What a cool tagline
We all know that Philips Viva Collection Airfryer that was launched in 2011 has taken the world of home cooking by storm, enabling the home cookers the chance to serve oil-less and healthy fried food. With the new Philips Avance XL Airfryer besides frying you can grill, roast, gratinate or au gratin and bake your food. One Machine, Five Ways of Cooking, now that's a useful gadget I want to have in my kitchen.
And the group of us, the proud members of Singapore Mom Bloggers, jived, dined, laughed and enjoyed ourselves to the max at the event.
As all of you know, I've been cooking on weekends and starting of this year I've even managed to cook on some weekdays too but it's a little bit challenging since I have about an hour plus to get dinner on the table before the little man screams "I'M DYING OF HUNGER" into my ears. Even with marinated meat and vegetables all cut up earlier that morning, I still have to spend roughly about 30 to 40 mins to cook and serve them. So most of the time I will prepare one dish and have it with steaming white rice, simple and boring to a certain 7YO.
On a particular day I decided to use my new kitchen gadget Philips Avance XL Airfryer to prepare dinner. I bought a salmon fillet, a packet of marinated pork belly and a packet of vegetables from Cold Storage after work and headed home.
After washing the salmon fillet, I cut it into 3 smaller pieces, rub on some sea salt, sprinkle some pepper and Italian seasoning, let it sit for about 5 mins while I preheat the airfryer. I am glad that the airfryer comes with a large basket (1.2kg capacity), this means that I can cook my salmon fillets all at the same time instead of cooking them in 2 batches.
My salmon and pork belly took about 8 mins each to be grilled to perfection and while these 2 dishes are cooking, I stir-fried my vegetables.
Dinner is served under 30 mins! Amazing isn't it! Now I am sure that I will be able to cook dinner more often during weekdays, plus there will be no more one dish dinners!
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Now here is a great deal for all of you wonderful people out there!
Cook with Air today! Quote DinoMama and buy the Viva Digital Airfryer at $399 (Usual price: $459), FREE $50 SHOPPING VOUCHER and Avance XL Airfryer at $479 (Usual price: $539), FREE $50 SHOPPING VOUCHER at the PHILIPS EXPERIENCE SHOWROOM. This promotion is valid from 1st December till 31st January 2014.
Limited to 1 Airfryer per person. IC must be produced.
PHILIPS EXPERIENCE SHOWROOM
Address: 620A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh Building TP4 Level 1 S(319762)
Tel: 6882 5800
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm.
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
The Viva Digital Airfryer and Avance XL Airfryer are also available at regular prices in leading electronics stores, department stores and supermarkets island-wide.
Disclaimer : I received a Philips Avance XL Airfryer from Philips for purposes of this review, all opinions are 100% based on my experience as a first time user of the airfryer. All photos in this review were painstakingly taken by me so they belongs to me.