OSTER HALO CKSTHF2 NXG 1300WATT AIR FRYER
I am sure no one wants their waistline to disappear by looking chubby and bubbly. The deep frying oil food definitely accumulates fat in the body making you unhealthy. But if you are a great fan of all that fried food like potato chips, spicy samosas and french fries, you would be happy to hear about the air frying technology.
Air fryer cooks the food using hot air instead of oil, which is, of course, a healthy practice. It just needs half a tablespoon of oil for cooking but still maintains the taste of the food. Air fryer makes it easy to cook alongside indulging in supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Oster halo air fryer of CKSTHF2 NXG model has all those special features and benefits that you would expect to make low-fat food. It seems to be a complete copy of the Breville halo+ health fryer. But I think we need not bother about this, as the working of the product is our main concern.
Halogen air fryer
Generally, there are three types of fryers namely
- Static air fryer
- Dynamic air fryer
- Halogen air fryer
Static air fryers are the normal air fryers. In this, the food does not move and the hot air is circulated around the food to cook it.
In dynamic air fryers, as in its name, food is gently moved around with the help of the rotating paddle. Hot air circulates around the food while the food is rotating.
Halogen air fryers like Oster halo CKSTHF2 NXG model are either static or dynamic air fryers that use the latest heating technology. Powerful halogen light bulb replaces the normal heating coils for heating the air. Halogen air fryer is also known as halo fryer or halogen oven. The two best things about this halogen technology is:
- The bright halogen light enables us to have a look at the food while it is being cooked. By this, we can decide on when we would like to stop cooking.
- Halogen heating is way more efficient than the normal heating.
Simple and cute looking fryer
Suiting the well-designed modern kitchen, the Oster halo fryer comes in a bright green and white color combination. To open it, you have to press the arrow button (lid latch button) on the front part and raise the lid. You can view the non-stick inner bowl placed inside the fryer. The unique design of the bowl allows cooking not only chips but also even more delicate foods like fish. The LCD screen displays the time and the buttons beside it allows us to choose the desired setting.
On the side portion, the outer shell of the fryer has a dial showing two options of fish and fries. It is for the grilling of fish if fish is displayed on the dial. Rotate the dial for the fries option and this will tilt the bowl for making chips.
When cooking time is complete, the fryer automatically turns off and sounds to alert you. Then press the release button and gently raise the lid. The food looks perfectly cooked and ready to serve hot.
Using the removable cool-touch handle, simply clip it in place and raise the bowl out to serve. The handle is then easily removed by the press of a button.
You no longer have to wait around to cook your favorite food. The halogen element gives an instant heat source so there is no need to pre-heat. The element also illuminates the inside of the bowl. So, you can view the cooking progress easily through the transparent lid.
The dual heat source with the assistance of fan gives instant heating. Closed fryer does not store the heat once it is switched off. So, you can be relieved of the tension of burning the food when it is unattended.
Cooking options for various actions
The Oster halo air fryer is the healthy way to fry chips and cook a wide range of food. The halo can be used to fry, bake, sauté, cook and roast. It hosts a delicious meal for all the family. You have three cooking modes in this special Oster air fryer.
- Dual heat on tilt
- Dual heat without tilt
Dual heating with tilt is generally for making chips, wedges, and fries. Curries can also be cooked in the fryer using the dual heat without tilt mode. Grilling is the specially designed facility for the non-vegetarian lovers.
Chips are now healthy!
Using an air fryer, you can cook French fries with a tablespoon of oil. So, it is not the fatty version of French fries that we all know and hate. It is a newer, crispier, and healthier version of fries now.
It gives low-fat food using just one spoonful of oil when required thus uses 99.5% less oil than a standard 3-litre fryer. The amount of oil that you use with this to fry is about 15 ml. So, it is a very small amount of oil to cook the whole bunch of fries.
The Oster also supplied a handy roasting rack, which raises the food allowing excess oil to drain out for a healthier meal. So, it can also be used for homemade burgers, sausages, fish, meat etc. The drip tray collects the condensed liquid.
Dishwasher safe cleaning
Now you will be pleased to know that the Oster halo is as easy to clean, as it is to cook with. Once cooled, the inner bowl, roasting rack and the lid can be easily removed and cleaned in the dishwasher. You can also clean it manually if you do not have a dishwasher at your home.
Manual cum cookbook
The package of the Oster air fryer comes with a manual. The instructions and the usage techniques are clearly mentioned in it. So, it is very easy to follow them and start cooking. The manual also contains some recipes for chips, side dishes, snacks, fish, seafood, chicken dishes, and delightful desserts.
Price and warranty
Priced at around 12,000 rupees, the Oster halo fryer is relatively cheaper one that is available in India. Warranty is also provided on the product for 2 years.
- Uses very little amount of oil thus making low-fat food
- No compromising in the taste of food
- Safe to cook than to fry in the boiling oil
- Very easy to clean
- Turns off automatically once the cooking is done
- Affordable price
- 2 years warranty
- Comes with the recipes
I think the Oster halo CKSTHF2 NXG air fryer is a must have appliance for your kitchen if you are expecting tasty fried food consisting of low fat.