I'm on the fence about getting one. Do any of you here use one? Is it worth it? How do you like it? I confess, I mainly want one so that I can make crispy green beans.
Air Fryers seem to be all the rage in kitchen appliances and I have a few friends who are crazy about them
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Tuesday at 7:49 AM|
They were a rage 5 years ago, dear. Yes, they are awesome!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/01/2021|
Household with a teenager here. He uses it for those lousy Perdue chicken nuggets. I use it to reheat fast food french fries if they're cool by the time we get home.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/01/2021|
There great for making soufflés. And cream puffs.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/01/2021|
Like R1 said, this was a thing 5 years ago.... how are you just hearing about it now? Regardless, they are great, I have a fairly large one and use it all the time! It's less a fryer and more a high-powered mini portable convection oven. Obviously, the marketing department wouldn't like that name, but it is great at cooking a wide variety of foods very quickly that taste better than putting them in a microwave.
I've done "grilled" chicken, homemade cream cheese rangoons, freshly cut fries, pineapple upside down cake, etc. It really does replace a lot of my other appliances except where I have to cook with liquids on a stove.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/01/2021|
Steaks cook to perfection in the air fryer. Line the basket with foil and there will be little mess to clean afterwards.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/01/2021|
[quote] Steaks cook to perfection in the air fryer. Line the basket with foil and there will be little mess to clean afterwards.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/01/2021|
[quote]Steaks cook to perfection in the air fryer. Line the basket with foil and there will be little mess to clean afterwards.
Do you flip them over half way just like you would on the stove? And how long on each side?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/01/2021|
I heard about them a year ago so I got one and I can't cook for shit but it does cook steak and chicken really well. If you line the bottom it defeats the purpose of the circulation of the air which is what its main purpose is.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/01/2021|
And fried air has very few calories.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/01/2021|
Why is it called a fryer? Sounds like it’s an oven. I think of a fryer as the thing they put French fries into.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/01/2021|
R10 It's for marketing purposes and to appeal to a public that loves fried food. It's really just a convection oven blowing very hot air on food in a very small space.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/01/2021|
What kind of oil works best witb it?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/01/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/01/2021|
I bought one about 2 years ago. It has sat on the countertop unused, glaring reproachfully at me ever since.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/01/2021|
I bought the cheapest one I can find off Amazon recently - now I know why it's so cheap. Anway, I probably will get maybe another month or so from it. In fairness, the fried chicken and crispy pork belly are not bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/01/2021|
Everyone needs one.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/01/2021|
I'm on about my 3rd, I currently have this one. It's really good.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/01/2021|
Do I need one if I have a pressure cooker? Are they essentially the same thing? I was under the impression it fried things without oil.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/01/2021|
I second R17. I have the Ninja 5 in 1 also and use it almost daily. It's the best one I've had due to grill feature and larger basket. Most models have baskets which are too small. I've made chicken wings in it several times and they're better than any I've tried in restaurants. Just unbelievable. 😍
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/01/2021|
They're fabulous for vegetables. Asparagus, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, artichokes... you name it and they're awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/01/2021|
I followed the direction of running it a few times before using it but the food always tasted like plastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/01/2021|
Here you go, R6
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/01/2021|
It’s a waste unless you love fried crispy food and need to eat it daily.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/01/2021|
R23 it's not fried. That's the whole point.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/03/2021|
I got mine specifically for rotisserie chicken, and it works really well for that. It's also been good for frozen tater tots, which tend to get soggy in the oven.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/03/2021|
They are great for reheating takeout food since they give you cold fries most of the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/03/2021|
No way OP, who has been on this site a while, is hearing about them for the first time now. There have been MANY threads on them over the years
Give me a break.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/03/2021|
Let's all berate the OP for what he wrote in his post! What fun.
I've debated about getting one. I might just order the one R17 recommends and get going.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/03/2021|
R27 - considering the average age of a DL-er, I would say it's normal to forget even if you discuss it a million times.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/03/2021|
Great to reheat pizza. Makes great chicken wings. Bacon comes out perfect. You CAN send them through the dishwasher , I was hand washing for two years before I realized that.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/03/2021|
I have a convection toaster oven. I also have an air fryer lid for my pressure cooker. Do I really need an airfryer oven?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/03/2021|
I used it a lot at the beginning, not so much now. But it IS great for desserts as some others on here have mentioned.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/03/2021|
It doesn’t make a lot of sense if you have a convection oven, unless you really like the conveniences of a small oven like faster preheating, easier cleaning, and portability.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/03/2021|
I've been hearing about these things for years...very popular with the back East relatives and i just mainly ignored it. But then when i went back to NY last October and R30 is correct. Re-heated leftover pizza tastes like it was freshly delivered...crust gets a little crispy, everything melts nicely. i was pretty amazed at the stuff that came out of air fryer. i will be buying one but not until i move.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/03/2021|
Anyone heard of this newfangled device called a microwave oven?!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Sunday at 7:15 AM|
Fat whores rejoice
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Sunday at 7:21 AM|
If you are going to deep fry, then deep fry . Don't be half-assed about food preparation.
Do they also use Stevia in their cookies?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Sunday at 7:29 AM|
My mother still her crock pot, a rage in the 80s.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Sunday at 7:53 AM|
[quote] My mother still her crock pot.
My Mother the Crock Pot, coming this fall to NBC.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Sunday at 8:09 AM|
I got an airfryer to supposedly make low-calorie French fries. They're disgustingly dry and tasteless.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Sunday at 8:20 AM|
Ours is in the pile for donation, the edginess quickly wore off and it's too much trouble to clean and get it out. And it doesn't taste like it was fried, only frying does. It's just a tabletop convection oven and we have a microwave convection combo already.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Sunday at 8:30 AM|
Mini ovens have existed forever
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Sunday at 8:35 AM|
Just dump everything in one pot and stick it in the oven.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Sunday at 8:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Sunday at 8:42 AM|
I am now seeing ovens advertised with hot air fryer settings built in. Isn't this just a convection oven?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Sunday at 10:08 AM|
Just stick dump everything into one pot and hit "cook".
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Tuesday at 7:49 AM|