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What makes this cooker stand out from rest?
One of the main characteristics of this air fryer that makes it really stand out from the rest, definitely has to be the innovative surround heating system, which is exclusive to De’Longhi. Building on the rapid heat system technology every air fryer has, the surround heating system act quite similar, yet it manages to achieve even faster cooking time, as well as better “coverage” of the cooking basket during the air frying process.
Further down the line, this air fryer is one of the best there is, when it comes to the air fryers’ secondary purposes like baking, roasting, broiling and many other cooking techniques, due to the fact that the mixing paddle is removable.
What can I get for less money?
Because it relies heavily on its versatility, while at the same time it insists on impeccable quality, this air fryer may come off as a bit pricey appliance, especially if you’re not quite sure you’re going to be using this machine on a regular basis. While this may be true, you can’t deny the fact that you’re getting so much more than just a regular air fryer with De’Longhi FH1163 MultiFry.
That being said, if it’s a too much of a hit on you budget, there are other options you can choose from, when it comes to air fryers, some of which may include: This one from GoWise or this one from Black+Decker. While these air fryers don’t have the same versatility or build quality that MultiFry has, they won’t take that much of a hit on your budget, and you’re sure to get a healthy air fryer for a bargain price. If you need any additional info on different types of air fryers, you’re more than welcome to check that here: Best Air Fryers Reviews & Buying Guide 2016 – Philips Airfryer
De’Longhi comes as a bit of an underdog of the air fryer realm, but soon upon testing out their FH1163 device, we came to a solid conclusion that this fella is one bonafide hidden gem. It has just about everything you need, and then a cheap price to top it off. Check out the full review below.
De’Longhi FH1163 MultiFry – at a glance
De’Longhi FH1163 MultiFry is a quite innovative cooking appliance that’s both a multi-cooker and an air fryer. It has many features, including an innovative surround heating system that makes sure you get an excellent, tasty meal, while maintaining a bare minimum of cooking time. SCS or surround cooking system, which is exclusive to De’Longhi, does that by surrounding the food you’re cooking with heat, thus enabling the food to be cooked evenly, using three elements. The upper heating element and the fan deliver heat from the top of the cooker, the lower heating element, logically, delivers the same amount of heat from the bottom, and we have the mixing paddle that stirs the food automatically, but it can be removed for baking or grilling purposes.
De’Longhi FH1163 MultiFry Review
Cooking basket capacity
Safety & build quality
As noted, this fella is a hidden gem! You know that feeling when you discover an amazing product that not a whole lot of people have heard about? Well, that's the very feeling we got with the DeLonghi boy. Highly recommended, a major thumbs up from here!
Features of De’Longhi FH1163 MultiFry
Let’s kick things off with a rundown of prominent features, shall we?
Why I Love it so much!
Air Fryer and Multicooker
Air frying is just the tip of the iceberg for this kitchen appliance. This versatile machine can cook, bake and broil. MultiFry is an innovative cooking appliance that’s both an air fryer and a multicooker. Now, you can easily prepare a wide variety of your favorite recipes on your countertop – from crispy French fries to sauces, from steaks to salmon. MultiFry even bakes pizzas, cakes and pies.
Frying With Minimal or No Oil
MultiFry is an innovative air fryer that allows you to prepare delicious recipes with little or no additional oil. Enjoy healthier versions of your favorite fried foods
With MultiFry’s exclusive Surround Cooking System and removable mixing paddle, you can prepare healthier fried foods and delicious favorites.
The automatic mixing paddle consistently mixes food allowing you to fry, saute and roast a variety of recipes without stirring. Remove the paddle for grilling, broiling and convection baking right on your countertop.
Cooking Time Reduced
The innovative surround cooking construction of the two heating elements surrounds the food with heat for a fast, even cooking process.
MultiFry’s removable mixing paddle saves you time in the kitchen by stirring and mixing for you.
You can cook up to 3.3 pounds of fresh potatoes and 2.7 pounds of frozen for up to 8 servings of crispy French fries.
See What’s Cooking
Easily monitor the cooking process through the BPA-free transparent lid.
Cool To the Touch
The exterior walls of MultiFry stay cool to the touch and won’t heat up the kitchen like a conventional oven, making it ideal for family cooking.
With that out of the way, allow us to explain how we rated the Multi Fry. Details below!
Cooking basket capacity: 4
The capacity of the cooking basket is 3.3lb, which makes it just about enough for 8 portions of French fries. I feel like the basket capacity is more than enough, and with this air fryer the cooking time is quite reduced, so making two batches of let’s say chicken wings doesn’t take that much time at all.
Temperature control: 5
The temperature range is quite standard, like with the most air fryers out there, but the new surround heating system made sure that you can get the best results, even when cooking at a bit lower temperatures. That turned out to be a killer combo, securing best results and convenient use.
There’s a reason this air fryer is being marketed as multi cooker – this bad boy does way more than just fry your food, it can grill, bake, roast and do so much more. While most of the air fryers are being marketed as being able to bake a cake, but this is the first one I saw to successfully do that, and not only that – you can even bake a pie in it!
Safety & build quality: 5
With its added functions, the build quality and safety of this appliance just had to be top notch, and that’s just what it is. The transparent lid, which opens with just one touch is a nice addition as well, and the designers made sure this won’t cause any safety issues as well.
Additional perks: 5
As I already mentioned above, this machine is not just an air fryer, it’s a real multi cooker, and it’s many additional perks are the exact reason why I’d give it a five star rating.