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Looking for a solution for my small studio - oil issues from cooking

Hi again guys,

My studio does not have a separate kitchen. That means, the kitchen is just beyond the bedroom... Now I am looking for a solution to get rid of the oil produced during cooking. I don't think the range hoods is sufficient for that. The furniture and (most importantly) my clothes will be polluted bit by bit... Is a folding screen helpful? I saw one in ikea. Or is there some chemical solution for that? Any suggestion is appreciated.
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Old 06.12.2010, 16:43
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Re: Looking for a solution for my small studio - oil issues from cooking

Urgh. I feel your pain - I was in a similar situation not so long ago...

I would get a fresh filter for the extractor (if it hasn't been replaced already), and invest in a splatter guard- oh and the usual stuff like keeping a window open while cooking.
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Old 06.12.2010, 16:49
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Re: Looking for a solution for my small studio - oil issues from cooking

It also depends on the oil you want to use. I find that cooking with olive oil works pretty good and if you use just a splash of it the smell will not be a problem at all, of course if you are a Schnitzel and Pommes person, you should use the oil for used in Swiss chippers, (red plastic bottle) you can run it at higher temps but use only the fresh stuff. Other than that? Off to the Dönerbude
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Re: Looking for a solution for my small studio - oil issues from cooking

Don`t use oil for cooking...? (Vegetarian kitchens don`t have oil residue)
But seriously ....... if you try not using oil the residue is much reduced. Oily stuff can be grilled in the oven.
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Re: Looking for a solution for my small studio - oil issues from cooking

Thanks guys. I can get these stuff as you mentioned. Actually I am mostly worried about the smoke made by oil. My "kitchen" is not next to my windows. Between them is my bedroom... The smoke will accumulate and pollute my stuff...
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Re: Looking for a solution for my small studio - oil issues from cooking

One word : Actifry !



No more smells, makes good fries with it, kick ass potato wedges,fish, meat..it bakes everything.
You can even put veggies in it, or make eintopf gerichte with it.

Nice one is, you only use one spoon of oil per baking..thats all, 1 small spoon.

No smells, no oil to be dumped and all goes in the dishwasher.

I couldn't live wihtout it anymore !
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One word : Actifry !



No more smells, make good fries with it, fish, meat..it bakes everything.
Nice one is, you only use one spoon of oil per baking..thats all, small spoon.

No smells, no oil to be dumped and all goes in the dishwasher.

I couldn't live wihtout it anymore !

GENIUS. I am so spending my shiny pennies on that.
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GENIUS. I am so spending my shiny pennies on that.
It's better then the oven as it doesn't take that long to heat up ( works directly on a push of the button) , you can bake fries in it, fresh or frozen, meat,fish, sausage..you name it ,it cooks it.

A bit pricy but up there with the top frying units, that use 3 L of oil.
After 10 times using, where to go with the oil, clean it out etc..

No problem with the Actifry, one spoon makes 1 kg of fries !

As you see, its not a massive spoon..



So you can still have lovely fries, without to regret after having a "fatty " meal
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Thanks guys. I can get these stuff as you mentioned. Actually I am mostly worried about the smoke made by oil. My "kitchen" is not next to my windows. Between them is my bedroom... The smoke will accumulate and pollute my stuff...
How much smoke are we talking, and how often?

If your oil starts smoking, turn it down. If you can't fry anything without the oil smoking, change to an oil with a higher smoke point (e.g. sunflower, peanut or canola/rapeseed oil.)
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So you can still have lovely fries, without to regret after having a "fatty " meal

Mmm, fritjes...
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One word : Actifry !



No more smells, makes good fries with it, kick ass potato wedges,fish, meat..it bakes everything.
You can even put veggies in it, or make eintopf gerichte with it.

Nice one is, you only use one spoon of oil per baking..thats all, 1 small spoon.

No smells, no oil to be dumped and all goes in the dishwasher.

I couldn't live wihtout it anymore !
It also has a worrying electrical fault that has resulted i many catchnig fire http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/..._in_smoke.html and http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews-all-178984.html
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How much smoke are we talking, and how often?

If your oil starts smoking, turn it down. If you can't fry anything without the oil smoking, change to an oil with a higher smoke point (e.g. sunflower, peanut or canola/rapeseed oil.)
You've seen me in action with my wok haven't you?
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It's better then the oven as it doesn't take that long to heat up ( works directly on a push of the button) , you can bake fries in it, fresh or frozen, meat,fish, sausage..you name it ,it cooks it.
I am a little sceptical but willing to be converted - I have a sealed Tefal frier that is brilliant - no smell whatsoever etc etc but of course does use a fair bit of oil.

What concerns me is the term "bake". Chips (you can keep your fries, you continental types) need deep frying. Preferably in lard? Don't they? I mean, oven chips are a farce, not nommy at all.

Oops, there goes that heart murmur again .....
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Mmm, fritjes...
It's Frietjes,you dare to call yourself semi Belgian ( i found "Frikandellen " the other day, care to join me on a "belgian night " with frietjes, frikandellen en stoofvleessaus? ) hmmmh


@Richdog: Surely everything has a fault.. if you mass produce things there is bound to be a certain % that has something wrong..be it made on a monday morning or friday afternoon.. you don't drive a Prius by any chance?

Could be owners fault also, you need to clean out the filter from time to time.

No problems here with it, worked for 6 months with the Actifry and no complaints what so ever.

If it goes up in flames, you will be the first one to hear.
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It's better then the oven as it doesn't take that long to heat up ( works directly on a push of the button) , you can bake fries in it, fresh or frozen, meat,fish, sausage..you name it ,it cooks it.

A bit pricy but up there with the top frying units, that use 3 L of oil.
After 10 times using, where to go with the oil, clean it out etc..

No problem with the Actifry, one spoon makes 1 kg of fries !

As you see, its not a massive spoon..



So you can still have lovely fries, without to regret after having a "fatty " meal
This is magic! Do I need anything else to cook?
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I am a little sceptical but willing to be converted - I have a sealed Tefal frier that is brilliant - no smell whatsoever etc etc but of course does use a fair bit of oil.

What concerns me is the term "bake". Chips (you can keep your fries, you continental types) need deep frying. Preferably in lard? Don't they? I mean, oven chips are a farce, not nommy at all.

Oops, there goes that heart murmur again .....
I was too, they taste no where as close as to oven fries..who ever came up with the idea of oven fries should be sleeping with the fishes ..evil !

It needs one spoon of oil, and actually bakes them nice and golden brown, next time i make some ill post a picture of it online.

Fresh fries are a new taste in this..but frozen fries ( not Mccain,do not put them in there) are a winner and taste lovely.
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How much smoke are we talking, and how often?

If your oil starts smoking, turn it down. If you can't fry anything without the oil smoking, change to an oil with a higher smoke point (e.g. sunflower, peanut or canola/rapeseed oil.)
yeah, but it is hard to control. And no matter how careful I am, there will be some smoke...
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This is magic! Do I need anything else to cook?
First of all, i am a happy user, i don't sell these things

it won't " boil " potatoes so yes, you will need a pot or 2

Without the oil it works like a cyclone oven, i have baked off pre baked buns in it, bagels ,roles..

Just the idea that its using less time then an oven, as you don't need to pre heat it and the surface to heat is smaller so quicker.

Someone said to me " sure it takes 35 minutes to bake fries,thats way to long "
He them timed his " regular" deep fryer and worked out at 35 minutes also.
Only he had to melt the fat first, get to temp, watch it every few minuts etc..

I can drop my fries in there, spoon of oil, put the timer on and go back to my sofa to watch some pre dinner tv.
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@Richdog: Surely everything has a fault.. if you mass produce things there is bound to be a certain % that has something wrong..be it made on a monday morning or friday afternoon.. you don't drive a Prius by any chance?
Such a "normal" electrical fault that it made it to Watchdog... for catching fire? Yes of course, I am surely a Prius-driving boremonger for even pointing it out. Pah who cares about fires anyway... in houses... ahem.
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Any suggestions besides buying Actifry? I have such a nice bed that I really donot want to pollute it ;( Will it works if I put something between the kitchen and my bed?
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