Love fried food but want to cut the calories? The VonShef Digital Air Fryer can reduce the fat used in cooking by up to 80%, but keeps all of the flavour.
We’re all trying to eat healthier these days, aren’t we? I know I’m always looking for ways to make my cooking healther, as well as quicker and simpler. But it’s not easy, especially when you have teenage sons who are still a bit suspicious of anything that looks too healthy.
So when VonShef asked if I’d like to try out their Digital Air Fryer, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to cut fat from my cooking without arousing the suspicions of my teens. They’ve wanted me to get a deep fat fryer for years, but I’ve never been keen on the idea. I remember using one a couple of decades ago, and wasn’t very impressed by it.
But the VonShef Digital Air Fryer is really simple to use. Air is circulated quickly around your food, which means that you need to add little or no oil. You can use it to cook everything from chips and wedges to meat and fish, and even doughnuts and cupcakes!
And you’ll be glad to hear that air frying your food can have several benefits.
Benefits of an Air Fryer
Helps to Cut Fat Intake
This is the big benefit for most people. If you’re thinking of buying an Air Fryer, you are probably interested in making your diet a bit healthier.
By circulating hot air quickly around your food, the Air Fryer cooks food evenly with a lovely crisp finish. And you only need to add a small amount of oil to your food, just enough to lightly coat it. Some foods will need no added oil at all.
You could cut the fat used to cook your meal by up to 80%, but without losing any of the flavour.
No More Nasty Smells
If, like me, you associate deep fat frying with the linger smell of fried food, then you’ll love the Air Fryer. There’s no more greasy smell and oily residue left hanging around after you’ve cooked your food.
Less Dangerous than Deep Fat Frying
I always felt a little nervous using a deep fat frier, because of the inherent danger of heating a large quantity of oil to a high temperature. I put it down to watching too many public safety films in the 1980’s!
But because you only add a drizzle of oil to the food in the Air Fryer, there’s no danger of cooking oil fires. The pan does get hot, so you need to be careful when adding and removing food. But it’s so much safer than a deep fat fryer – I’m definitely happy letting my teens use the Air Fryer.
More Economical than Oven Cooking
If you’ve tried replacing fried food with oven baked alternatives, you’ll definitely love the Digital Air Fryer. It has a powerful 1300W motor, and is more economical than a conventional oven.
Using the VonShef Digital Air Fryer
Using the Digital Air Fryer is incredibly easy. After putting food in the basket, you simply use the digital touch panel control to set the temperature and the cooking time. Then just leave the fryer to do its thing!
The frying basket has a non-stick coating, and it can hold up to 1kg of food. So that’s perfect for cooking family meals. If your food is overlapping in the basket, you should give it a shake mid-way through the cooking time. Just hit the pause button on the control panel, remove the pan and replace after shaking the food.
Both temperature and time can be easily adjusted. You just press one button to toggle between temperature and time, and then use the + and – buttons to set your preferences. The 0-60 minute timer will automatically shut off the Air Fryer when time is up.
The air fryer’s easy to follow instruction guide includes recommended cooking times and temperatures for chips, meats and frozen foods.
Putting VonShef Digital Air Fryer To the Test
I first tried out the Air Fryer using some oven chips from my freezer. After checking the manual, I added the chips to the frying basket, selected the recommended time and temperature, and hit the start button.
9 minutes later, I had a bowl of crispy oven fries. They were much better than when I cook them in the oven, and were ready to eat in the time it would normally take to heat up my oven!
Home Made Fries in the VonShef Digital Air Frier
Next I tried out making my usual home-made oven fries in the VonShef Digital Air Fryer. I cut two medium potatoes into thin fries, making sure to cut them as evenly as possible. I washed the fries in cold water and dried them, before tossing them in a teaspoon of rapeseed oil.
After adding them to the basket, I selected the time and temperature and waited for my lovely home-made crispy fries. Because the fries overlap in the basket, I gave them a shake half way through the cooking time.
I was really pleased with the results from the VonShef Digital Air Fryer. The fries were cooked more evenly than in the oven, and I didn’t have to deal with fries sticking to the oven pan like I often have to with oven baking. I think the results were much better than with my usual cooking method. The fries were crisp on the outside with a lovely fluffy middle.
I’ve also had great success with sweet potato fries (which I’ve never successfully cooked in the oven!) and with roast vegetables as well. You can cook all sorts of things in the Air Fryer, from steaks to cupcakes – I’m really enjoying trying things out!
The VonShef Digital Air Frier: The Verdict
If you are looking to reduce the fat in your diet, the VonShef Digital Air Fryer is a great addition to your kitchen. It’s easy to use, and does away with a lot of the downsides of a traditional deep fat fryer.
The Air Fryer looks sleek, is easy to use and simple to clean. And at £54.99, I think it represents great value for money.
397 thoughts on “The VonShef Digital Air Fryer: All the taste without the fat”
I’d fry some chicken
Chips and chicken
Fresh cod and home made chips!
“what food would you like to cook in the VonShef Digital Air Fryer?”
Anything that should be fried and it does. It might seem simplistic an answer & not what you might have been looking for, but it would be for that purpose.
I would love to cook nice crispy chips with this using less fat :)
What food would you like to cook in the VonShef Air Fryer . . . . .as well as chips l’d like to cook chicken
Oooh I’d love to cook sweet potato fries! Delicious.
Sweet Potato Fries – Delish
I’ve always wanted to use an airfrier as a healtier option to the deep fat fryer which is so annoying to clean. Thanks for the chance x
I have to lose a lot of weight, so being a chip lover, i would try chips
Chips…yours look lovely and crispy!
Chips and chickenstrips
some yummy chips x
VonShef Digital Air Fryer sounds brilliant I would cook vegetables Chips :) x
would love to cook some chips :)
they look great for cooking chips, my over (i blame the tools of course) never seems to get oven chips right, they are always brown around the edges and soggy in the middle, my mum swears by her air fryer
Would have to be home made potato wedges
Definitely chips! Maybe chicken too!
I think chips would be the very first thing I would try!
I would definitely cook chips!
Chips whether that be the potato or the parsnip kind i really dont mind
id like to cook chips and southern fried chicken i never normally have it because of the fat content iv been wanting one of these for ages
has to be chips
Fish and Chips – much healthier than the usual chippy meal
Southern Fried Chicken……Can’t get any at KFC !!!!
would love to try out chips first to see how they turn out
Would have to be chunky chips
I’d love to try some chicken
Fries – normal and sweet potato ones!
they are great for cooking chips and nuggets with out greasy oil
Fries, fried chicken, burgers, steak and sausage rolls.
I would love to cook waffles!
I would try any vegetable, to try and make them into fries so that my little man will eat more of them. Personally though, I love fried aubergine, but it never works for me and just ends up really oily, so I’d love to see if this worked better.
Has to be chips!
Got to be nice crispy chips
I make my own chips, but they never taste..AMAZING. I’d love to try them in an air fryer!
I would love to make my own, healthier potato chips first.
West Indian Fried Chicken.
Doughnuts, got a real craving for them!
Has to be home made chips, nothing beats home cooked.
Definitely fries and also my homemade samosas and spring rolls.
Chips I miss them not having a deep fat fryer
I would love to make some sweet potato fries :)
I would like to cook some delicious chips – I am currently doing the slimming world plan and miss delicious fries!!
i would like to try chips that have been cooked in it xxxx
Sweet potato wedges
I would do chips in the air fryer
Great prize, would really help me with my diet.
Chips for me
I can think of so many but I will pick CHIPS
I’d love to make guilt-free chips – potato and sweet potato :-)
Southern Fried Chicken
I would cook chicken in mine, My mum reckons hers is brilliant
Fries would be finally making a welcome comeback in my house :)
would love to try the cake option
I’d fry sweet potato wedges – happy days
I’d love to have chips that are not as bad for me as the usual deep fried ones.
Im a chip freak so it would be nice to have healthier chips
Well, I hate to say it, but I’d cook chips! I’d like to try other things tho’ from sausages to fish.
oooh I would love to try sweet potato fries!
I would love to make healthy butternut squash wedges and homemade fries
I would love to try roasted vegetables
Slimming World Chips
Healthy or at least healthier chips would be my choice, cant beat a pile of chips
I have always wanted to try homemade chips in an air fryer
For me some lovely crispy chips mmmm gorgeous
Good old chips
love that it does not use lots of oil and does not require cleaning.
Proper home made chips from potatos
Proper homemade chips of course!
Would love to try chips in one x
Sweet potato Fries, Crispy garlic chicken and homemade onion rings.
It would have to be chips and fish.
I’d love to try making healthy chips in it!
Love to try the chips as I never seem to have much success in the oven x
Chips of course.
Great giveaway I would cook chicken and chips. I have just joins SW so this would be fantastic help to cutting down on fat.
A really authentic, yet healthier! KFC style chicken! Yummy, with a bit of a kick, some wedges too
woulkd like to try some sweet potato fries x
Chips and roast potatoes – I want to see how they would come out :)
I would cooked chips and wouldn’t feel guilty about eating them x
I would like to try sweet potato chips
Actually chips! I’d be very interested to see how they compare to my usual unhealthy deep fried fare.
I would love to cook chips or sweet potato chips! Something I rarely have because of the fat content but I miss as an occasional treat!
I would love to cook home made chips in the fryer. With churros for dessert!
I’d love to cook sweet potato fries and southern fried chicken
some healthy chips would be lovely!
I’d like to cook Sweet potato fries in this
My favourite food… Chips haha
I would cook some healthy chips, if there are such a thing
I’d like to try out various different roast veg!
Chips , im not sure what else
Not just less fat, but fresh fat every time too. Whilst using the deep fat fryer as it takes nearly two litres the fat has to last several times which bothers me.
I’d cook mostly chips in the air fryer.
I’d love to try sweet potato chips – they always go soggy in the oven – I’m sure they’d be nicer done this way!
I’d like to cook healthy chips!!
I’d love to cook some healthy chips!
I’d love to be able to cook healthier chips. Not sure what else I think I would like to experiment after that.
I’d try roasting vegetables in it!
I would try chips!
Chicken nuggets would be the first thing i would cook.
I would love to she what chips are like cooked in the airfryer
I too am eating healthy and air fryer is on my never ending woshlust so this would be PERFECT! I’d love to experiment with veggies & sweet potato fries (I too can’t cook them in the over, they come out a mushy & horrible lol) x
Homemade chips yummy x
Chicken and Chips
i would fry chips it would be nice to include this food in a healthier way instead of being depirved
Homemade fish and chips – wonderful !
I think I would try the chips first but would love to cook all kinds :)
I would like to try chips in the airfryer
Chips of course!
Chips, my wife and I are missing chips on our diets.
been wanting one for ages
I would like to cook some onion rings.
It would have to be chips
I would try sweet potato fries. Yum!
I would cook some chips.
I’d cook sweet potato wedges
I will cook some jacket potatoes. Wonderful prize
I love potato slices so would love to give them a go
Chicken, chips and homemade onion rings! plus on the healthy side sweet potato fries and humous!.
Salt and pepper chips
Healthy chips for sure. Wouldn’t feel as guilty about eating them if I used this.
I would like to try cooking sweet potato chips they are a favourite but I’ve never made my own
I’d like to cook sweet potatof fries. Mine never come out right either.
I’d like to try good old classic chips but I would also like to try sweet potato chips in it
I’d start with chips
Tofu, it makes it lovely and crunchy
Ooh, I hadn’t thought of trying that!
I would cook some lovely healthy-style chips!
Hot and spicy chicken wings and thighs
chicken and chips
to cook vegatables like fries
Home made chips
Healthy chips, I would love to win this, great prize great blog x
I would love to try homemade chips
I would start with chips
Crispy homemade chips.
home made chips
Some big thick wedges. Perfect with just salt, can’t beat it!
I think that I would use it to make some yummy sweet potato fries.
Wonder if you can do spring rolls definitely would try to make them :)
Some yummy spicy potato wedges
Chips, lovely lovely chips x
Chicken drumsticks and chips. Ive read you can do Cake !!
household favourite, wings and chips would go in first
Definitely healthy chips first, and then maybe sweet potato fries.
I would love to make sweet potato, carrot and beetroot fries ( rainbow fries)
I would cook some lovely roast potatoes & Some Chicken Wings. Great Prize xx
some home made veggie nuggets
Sweet potato fries
would have to be chips
These are brilliant for cooking wedges!
That’s what would cook
If love to make some chips in this beauty!
If it would fit a chicken id try that! Or otherwise some potatoes wedges
I’d give churros a try
I would love to cook chips and onion rings
We eat lots of chicken so this would be fab for a different taste
What wouldn’t I cook! I could make tempura in it! And my favourite desert- deep fried banannas to go with salted caramel and coconut icecream!!! And obviously fries for a late night snack :)
I like the sound of lovely and healthy sweet potato fries
Roast potatoes for Sunday dinner
Homemade chips for me!
Chips first, probably!!
Chicken and home made chips. Thankyou for the competition x
I’d like to try healthier chips. Although I cook over chips, the amount of grease on the baking tray afterwards does concern me.
I would cook chips
some nice chips x
I’d like to try making some yummy pakora in it
id love to cook shrimp
I’d like to try some chicken in it!
Fish and chicken
I would have to make some healthy chips on my first cooking session.
the first thing i would make is home made chips
I would love to have a go at fried calamari or halloumi
some yummy home made chips and scampi
I’d make some sweet potato chips! I bet they would be gorgeous with this!
I would cook some chips first. My sister has one and she says the chips are the best ever!
probably the same as most but chicken for sure
Sweet potato fries and some yummy chicken . Can enjoy with my homemade coleslaw
Some chicken and sweet potato
I think i’d like to have a go at making schnitzels.
I’d try donuts
Spicy chicken and spicy wedges
chips and fish
This would be great for making perfect chips
I love chips!
Chips, I haven’t had decent chips for years!
Homemade chips would be healthy and delicious.
My husband’s extra special homemade chunky chips
Home made chips!
Home made chips.
salt and pepper chicken
I’d love to do fish
I would try some low fat chips!
certainly chips but also cupcakes and vegetable fries
I would like to make some courgette Kievs for our dinner!
The first thing I’d try would be sweet potato chips – I am craving some good sweet potato chips at home, and I just haven’t managed it yet!
I’d really love to try making sweet potato chips. I bet they’d be lovely.
Churros or something sweet.
Would love to cook chips in it
Scampi and chips!
I would cook chips in it.
Chips and fried chicken
Perfect for making healthy chips
FISH, CHICKEN & CHIPS!!”!
I think it would have to be chips and onion rings.
I’d love to cook chicken pieces, never seem to get them crispy
Best giveaway this would make everything feel eating chips would be healthy and not full of rubbish. So thank you for this chance.
Oh, I would like to make my own scampi and chips, mushrooms, chicken fillets – there are so many things I would love to try :-)
Calamari so difficult to cook at home and I love it!
I would love to cook sausages and mushrooms at the same time.
I love fried things with a breadcrumg coating, mushrooms, chicken, would that work?
Friend chicken and chips x
It would have to be healthy chips
I would love to cook some healthy chips, all the crisp and none of the fat
Samosas and spring rolls, not homemade , lol
My husband would love one of these for his chips.
I have heard that these are fab for cooking sweet potato fries so i would cook them first if im lucky enough to win.
Would love to try chips, hate oven chips
Chips. Seitan strips and Tempura
Home made chips
i would cook lovely chips
Other than chips I love baby potatoes pepper onions chorizo and garlic all done in the fryer.
would do chips first, as I has wanted to have one of these for quite a while now
Steak and chips
chips. maybe some fish or chicken
I’d cook fried gyoza, tempura, char sui pork, & of course…doughnuts!
fish and chips
Mmmm, chunky chips
It would have to be Chips
chicken and chips for the family first as its a favorite of theirs
Homemade chunky chips!
I’d like to try some good old fashioned fish and chips
Those fries look delicious!
Sweet fryer, can’t wait to try.
I would love to cook chicken and able to cook really crispy chips!
I found this blog really relevant as I’m in the process of trying to find a good and affordable air fryer as I’ve Just started slimming world. Thank you
I think it would have to be chips
Fish and chips
I would cook nice chunky chips.
felafel and Spicy Indian potato patties
I would cook chips and feel less guilty about eating them
Sweet potato fries are the best ever
Onion rings, fries etc…
Some healthy homemade chips – we threw our deep fat fryer out when the other half had a heart attack :o)
Think I would experiment and try some sweet potatoes fries first off!
I’d cook chicken and chips
I think these airfryers are ideal for cooking chips/fries. So that is definitely what this would be used for most.
I would love to cook chips in it, the kids love chips but I try not to give them to them to often as they are not the healthiest of options .x
yummy home made chips would be lovely
Chips! Trying to eat more healthily we cut them out a couple of years ago but they are sorely missed by us all :)
Chicken and chips
LOve to try some potatoe wedges
Chips, chips and more chips! Potato and sweet potato. And I wonder if they are any good at cooking Kale chips? Would be such a treat to find out
Firstly it would be chips but Id try all sorts in it : )
Definitely chips; I don’t have them very often, so they’re a real treat.
I’d like to cook some chips.
It would have to be home made chips
Chicken would be lovely.
Chips as I’m rubbish at any other method of cooking them.
Tempura prawns are one of my favourite fried foods and I’m sure they’d be amazing in the air fryer.
Just some lovely chips! Yum!!
Crinkle cut chips – nothing better made healthily and with some delicious dip and tasty fish alongside them :)
It’s got to be the doughnuts..!!
Sweet potatoes chips
Chips because oven chips just aren’t the same
like to try scampi
I’d like to cook chips in the VonShef Digital Air Fryer.
Scampi and chips
Love to try some chips. my granny used to fry the best chips, bet they were awful for you though, tasted great!!
I would like to cook chips because I love chips
Fish and chips
Homemade chips and steak pie :)
Chips and potato wedges. Been after one of these
Sweet potato fries
Would love breaded fish,chips and breaded mushrooms.
Beer battered Cod & Sweet Potato chips
My husband (the main cook in our household) has recently learned how to make samosa fro scratch, it would be great if he could air fry them instead of deep frying
I would use it to make healthy chips x
Healthy chips xx
Breaded chicken and chips
I saw a recipe for stuffed gurkins with ham and cheese they look delish
Sweet potato fries
Tofu and chips.
Salmon would be good and some sweet potato fries x
Definitely sweet potato fries! x
Homemade chips – there’s nothing like them!
Definitely chips, I loved my Actifry but its finally broken beyond repair and we really loved chips made in it
Breaded mushrooms – they just aren’t the same done in the oven.
I’d love to cook healthy chips and roast potatoes. I understand they’re beautiful cooked in an Air Dryer.
I would love to try cooking chips in an air fryer
I have to be boring and say chips nothing is better than home made chips
I would love to make some vegetable chips in this fryer.
chips of course
Chips! I currently use an ancient deep fat fryer and am looking for a healthy alternative
Other than chips, I would like to try homemade samosas.
can’t beat a good portion of chips!
Chips – sweet potato, potato, parsnip, any type really
Chicken and chips would be nice
Has to be chicken and chips
Lemon garlic chicken with Garlic waffle fries.
I would love try cooking chicken in this
Would love to win
Veggie Pakoras, although always wanted o try cougette flowers
Healthy chips of course
Samosas! I love them but would love them to be a little healthier
Chips & West Indian fried dumplings. My parents are now living in Jamaica for a slower pace of life & I miss my Mums dumplings! (And her too of course!) Here’s hoping your winner is me & ♡Thanks for the opportunity♡
Slimming World chips because they just don’t taste good in the oven
Home made cod bites and chips!
I’d like to try lots of things but I’d probably start with chips!
Chips, chicken, mushrooms in breadcrumbs, donuts and onion rings
chips nothing better than home made chips
I’d love to do sweet potato wedges
Definitely potatoes to see how the chips turn out I gave up using a deep fat fryer a decade ago for health reasons I now oven cook chips
i’d start off with something easy and try chips
Chips, chips & more chips!
I would like to do some onion rings
Looking forward to some sweet potato fries ooo yeah
Chips I would cook first
slimming world chips
some healthy fried chicken
Sweet Potato Fries
sweet potato chips
I’d love to try chips in this as I try to avoid them most of the time.
I wonder if you could cook doughnuts in there? I’d love to fry some doughnuts
Chips – everyone’s favourite!
I would love to cook my fish and chips in it
I’d love to try chips and hunter’s chicken in the air fryer.
Would love to cook fish fingers and chips.
Some sweet potato fries :)I’ve never even tried them ! x
It would have to be home made chips. Frozen oven chips never seem to taste as good.
I’d love to cook homemade chips
Sweet potato fries!
Cajun jerk salmon is one of my favourite recipes ..would love to try it in an airfryer
I would love to cook sweet potato chips as they have started adding things I am sensitive to in the shop ones and I can no longer buy frozen ones and don’t have much luck cooking mine in the Oven. it sounds from the review as though there as so many things that can be cooked in the Von Shef and it would be a wonderful kitchen addition, I have other Von Shef appliances and they have been reliable and are stylish too! fingers crossed to win
chips and onion rings
Chicken and chips.
Chicken and chips
Healthy and Tasty… easy!
I would love to make some chips! They have been off the menu since I joined Slimming World, so I would love to indulge!!
I’m now following a healthier lifestyle so would love some healthy homemade chips !!
I’ve never actually cooked chips other than oven chips (my Hubby is the chief chip maker in our house!). So I’d love to become an expert chip maker!
The first thing I think I would cook would be some homemade chips.
chips and onion rings
scampi and chips
I’m following slimming world and would really love to make some decent chips x
Lovely chips, heard this air fryer is fantastic – can’t wait to try!