Morphy Richards Air fryer – introduction
No doubt you will have heard of the Morphy Richards brands before – it has been established in the UK since the 1930s with a reputation for supplying value-for-money household appliances.
This Morphy Richards 480001 health fryer has been available on the market since mid-2016 and is a popular choice in kitchens all over the UK.
Let’s take a closer look and see what the 480001 fryer offers.
In terms of appearance, this model is of a similar look and feel to the Philips HD9220/20, except the Morphy Richards has a digital display, which controls the time and cooking settings.
If family cooking is a requirement in your house, then this fryer ticks that box. It has a 3-litre capacity for cooking for up to 4-5 people.
Rapid Air technology is the name given to how air is circulated in this fryer. It might sound technical, but it is just the way air is circulated inside the fryer during cooking to ensure evenly cooked food. As this model doesn’t have a rotating paddle, even cooking is achieved by fans which do a great job of circulating the air around the food.
If you’re considering buying a health fryer because of a calorie-controlled diet, then this, along with all of the fryers we review, only needs one spoonful of cooking oil, for crispy and tasty food. This is great news if you’re looking to lose a few pounds, as it means you can still enjoy fried food in your diet – just not the deep-fried fatty kind!
Pre-sets for simple cooking
Morphy Richards has done something clever with this fryer – they’ve included pre-set cooking programmes, so there’s no need for you to guess temperature and timer settings – it’s all done for you! Presets include pre-heat, defrost then cooking burgers, chicken, and cakes.
A nice surprise!
This fryer has a defrost feature built-in, meaning you can cook frozen food. This is the first fryer we’ve reviewed that has a defrost function, so this gets big thumbs up from us. Well done, Morphy Richards!
Recipes and Instructions
There’s an instruction book included which has some recipes in it. For further recipes, there’s also a free mobile App called “Cook and Create” – available on the Apple App Store and Android Store. We’ve downloaded it, and there are some fab-looking recipes on there – take a look!
12hr timer delay
Another useful feature is the 12-hour timer delay. This means you can program the fryer to start cooking at a certain time, so you can come home after work, for example, to perfectly cooked food, ready to serve. This is a great time saver, especially if you live a busy life where time is of the essence.
Touch screen display
The modern display is a full touch screen – just like a smartphone device. Simply touch the display to adjust the different settings. The controls are easy to see and use; however elderly users may struggle with the program settings.
What’s the difference between this 480001 model and the 480002 Morphy Richards health fryers?
The main unit is the same, but the 480002 comes with extra accessories, namely a cake tin and grill tray. You can find the 480002 model on Amazon here.
The non-stick coating on the basket is a nice feature that makes cleaning much easier after cooking. Not all fryers come with a non-sticking on the cooking basket/tray, but we’re pleased to see it here on the Morphy Richards.
You’ll be pleased to hear that the washable components can be washed in a dishwasher and the main unit can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Lots of positive reviews on Amazon to report!
Some buyers expected a faster cooking time, comparing it to a deep-fat fryer. This is NOT a deep-fat fryer, and cooking times will be different. However, you are getting food cooked in a much healthier way, with way less saturated fat. Yes, food will take a few minutes longer than a deep-fat fryer, but think of the fewer calories you’ll consume!
Buyers are very pleased with the even cooking this fryer does, as well as the capacity, which allows catering for 4-6 people depending on appetite.
It’s also ideal for making quick meals for the kids – sausage and chips. No problem – ready in about 20 short minutes!
Buyer’s like the stylish look of the fryer, complementing kitchens and blending in well.
The Morphy Richards air fryer 480001 is a stylish, fully-featured air fryer that won’t disappoint. It’s well designed and built and will cook delicious meals for all the family. Find stock, price and delivery information on Amazon using the button below.