It seems a little counter-intuitive for a product that's designed to promote healthy snacking, but Philips has updated its AirFryer cooker with the XL model that boasts 50 percent more capacity and 30 percent faster cook times—encouraging users to gorge themselves even more. But whipping up a batch of crispy fries or potato chips still only requires about 80 percent less fat than regular deep frying methods—so in the long run your heart still wins.

Like the original, the AirFryer XL uses a combination of piping hot circulating air and a unique starfish-shaped design inside to fry up foods using a minimal amount of oil. So while a diet of strictly eating french fries is still a terrible idea, you're at least better off making them in one of these machines than drowning them in a vat of oil. What's particularly great is that the new model has the same footprint as the original, so it won't gobble up more counter space. And when it's available for a yet-to-be-disclosed price, it will come with accessories for baking other types of snacks, and your choice of a black or white finish.


[Philips via Pocket-lint]