Large Viewing Window
6 Cooking Pre-sets
Bright Interior Light
1400 Watt Power Output
5L Cooking Capacity
Non-Stick Coating Basket
Air Fryer FAQs
You’ve heard it so many times, you’ve probably seen it but you’re still wondering what this air fryer thing is. It is simple. It’s a recently invented alternative for cooking. This life-saving kitchen appliance only requires countertop space and does nearly anything your ordinary stove, oven or even microwave can do. It bakes, it cooks to a crispy crunchy texture just like your deep frying, and it even warms up leftovers.
Yes, you do. But here’s the catch, the air fryer can cook food smoothly with only a tablespoon of oil or just a spray of your oil of choice. A number of nutritionists have been quoted saying that the air fryer is the nearest way of cooking that promotes healthy living. But in case you don’t want to use some oil that is also good. Just ensure to shake your air fryer frequently to avoid sticking.
Well, it’s fast at cooking, cooks just like a commis chef, it is healthier and did I mention it doesn’t greedily eat up your kitchen space like your fridge, stove and your oven. Isn’t that just about enough to make it worth it?
To some extent, we could say it is. But the thing is, an air fryer can grill, it mimics deep frying, warms up leftovers, things that an oven can’t do. A conventional oven is bigger in size and therefore facilitates for massive cooking. They surely have some similarities but we can’t quite say they are the same. We could call them siblings though.
This is hard to answer. But here is my verdict. Both the oven and the recently invented air fryer have their own cons and pros. This kitchen appliance not only saves time but also allows for different cooking techniques to achieve a variety of delicacies. On the other side, the oven also cooks food so good and allows for cooking in larger portions. So it is only fair to say that none is better than the other. They just perform different roles to their standards of perfection.
Using convection mechanism, to heat up food, this appliance consists of a heating element that transmits heat to the food drawer and a strong fan that works to turn food for even cooking. Food is placed in the cooking chamber that is enclosed. The compact size of the chamber is not just by coincidence. The manufacturer designed it that way purposely to aid in faster cooking. By simply tapping the start button, after keying in your preferred cooking settings dependent on the food you’re cooking, the air fryer begins to cook your delicacy.
The list is so vast I don’t know where to start but I think veggies are a good start. If you love your vegetables cooked differently every time, then roasting them would be a worthy option. The air fryer can roast your vegetables to that crisp yet tender texture. I particularly love how the cauliflower turns out.
The question should be, are there healthier cooking options other than the air fryer way of cooking. The fact that it uses less oil makes it a healthier alternative. It reduces cholesterol and calories uptake unlike other methods of cooking. There have been adverse effects of eating deep-fried foods, starting from heart complications like thrombosis, obesity and it has even been linked to liver problems.
If you have the ability to purchase one, it is definitely a must-have. I am not trying to overrule the functionality of an oven, but hear me out. The air fryer works more than just to cook great meals. It does at a rate you’ll definitely love. So yes! It makes life easier in your kitchen, therefore you do need one. At least I know it, I do see the necessity. But I wouldn’t advise anyone to squeeze your budget. If it isn’t within your means you can let it rest for now.