We’ve been on the lookout for an air fryer for a long time but always get apprehensive because of it’s size and limited use. Enter the De’Longhi Multifry, it’s a multi cooker and so much more. They advertise it as a low oil fryer but we tried french fries and chicken nuggets with 0 oil and they were pretty good.
5 reasons why we love the De’Longhi Multifry
- Size – boasting a 1.7kg food cooking capacity.
- Speed – use SHS (surround heating system) which means there is a heating element above and below. The SHS cooks food faster and more evenly and works together with the mixing paddle that automatically stirs the food. The unit can replace many things
- Multipurpose – can replace many different appliances in your kitchen. Can bake, stir fry, roast and of course fry.
- Healthier – uses less oil to no oil than usual cooking methods
- Multitask – automated features give you more time to do other things
I got a chance to test and play around with the De’Longhi Multifry last week at a cooking workshop. I was apprehensive on joining because I’m useless in the kitchen. Chef Mitchie Sison led the workshop and started out by saying that the Multifry is very easy to use and even easier to clean. Just remove the non stick ceramic bowl and the clear cover and clear the upper heating element and you are done.
First recipe we were doing was a South Western Potato Hash. I never would have attempted this recipe at home but the gentle prodding of Chef Mitchie gave me courage to try. I just opened up the Multifry, followed the recipe and crossed my fingers. Recipes are tailored for the unit and includes all setting you need to cook it perfectly.
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Here’s the finished product after removing the excess oil and plating it. I did a pretty good job to my eternal wonder. I imagine more experienced cooks and chefs will do an even better job than the newbies. This should give courage to everyone who has so far been afraid to cook to give it a try and be surprised like I was.
After cooking, we moved on to baking a batch of Raspberry Almond Muffins. Me, baking and cooking, I must be in the Twilight Zone. We had all the ingredients laid out but we still had to use some of our muscles sans a mixer.
We removed the mixing paddle and filled the ramekins with the finished dough placed water because we were going to be using steam to bake the muffins.
After 45 minutes, we popped open the multrifry and out came the muffins. The 3 overflowing ones were our masterpieces, the one in the machine was by the other groups. Don’t you think we did a much better albeit messier job.
I also got to play around with the Il Gelataio ice cream maker. I mixed the per-proportioned ingredients and just poured it into the machine. Turned the knob and waited 25 min for the process to finish. The machine can make 700ml of ice cream per batch. I made an espresso flavored ice cream.
After 25 minutes, this is the end product. Smooth texture with a strong coffee taste. Amazing isn’t it.
The other group made an affogato using espresso from a De’Longhi machine and vanilla ice cream they made on the spot also.
You can also check out their other small appliances like oven toasters, bread toasters, kettles and even a bread maker at their showroom in 72 Sct. Dr. Lazcano, QC and in leading appliance and department stores.
Our family is a big supporter of the De’Longhi brand. We have a Delica Espresso Pump coffee maker in Black, my dad and brother each have one also. My sis in law has a the full range of their retro inspired Icona Vintage line. The new Multifry just cements our belief in the brand.