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Air Fryers seem to be all the rage in kitchen appliances and I have a few friends who are crazy about them

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.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Tuesday at 7:49 AM

They were a rage 5 years ago, dear. Yes, they are awesome!

by Anonymousreply 105/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 205/01/2021

There great for making soufflés. And cream puffs.

by Anonymousreply 305/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 405/01/2021

Steaks cook to perfection in the air fryer. Line the basket with foil and there will be little mess to clean afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 505/01/2021

[quote] Steaks cook to perfection in the air fryer. Line the basket with foil and there will be little mess to clean afterwards.

Link?

by Anonymousreply 605/01/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 705/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 805/01/2021

And fried air has very few calories.

by Anonymousreply 905/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1005/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1105/01/2021

What kind of oil works best witb it?

by Anonymousreply 1205/01/2021

10w30, Rose

by Anonymousreply 1305/01/2021

I bought one about 2 years ago. It has sat on the countertop unused, glaring reproachfully at me ever since.

by Anonymousreply 1405/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1505/01/2021

Everyone needs one.

by Anonymousreply 1605/01/2021

I'm on about my 3rd, I currently have this one. It's really good.

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by Anonymousreply 1705/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1805/01/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1905/01/2021

They're fabulous for vegetables. Asparagus, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, artichokes... you name it and they're awesome.

by Anonymousreply 2005/01/2021

I followed the direction of running it a few times before using it but the food always tasted like plastic.

by Anonymousreply 2105/01/2021

Here you go, R6

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by Anonymousreply 2205/01/2021

It’s a waste unless you love fried crispy food and need to eat it daily.

by Anonymousreply 2305/01/2021

R23 it's not fried. That's the whole point.

by Anonymousreply 2405/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2505/03/2021

They are great for reheating takeout food since they give you cold fries most of the time.

by Anonymousreply 2605/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2705/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2805/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2905/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3005/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3105/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3205/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3305/03/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3405/03/2021

Anyone heard of this newfangled device called a microwave oven?!

by Anonymousreply 35Last Sunday at 7:15 AM

Fat whores rejoice

by Anonymousreply 36Last 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 Anonymousreply 37Last Sunday at 7:29 AM

My mother still her crock pot, a rage in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Sunday at 7:53 AM

[quote] My mother still her crock pot.

My Mother the Crock Pot, coming this fall to NBC.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Sunday at 8:09 AM

I got an airfryer to supposedly make low-calorie French fries. They're disgustingly dry and tasteless.

by Anonymousreply 40Last 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 Anonymousreply 41Last Sunday at 8:30 AM

Mini ovens have existed forever

by Anonymousreply 42Last Sunday at 8:35 AM

Just dump everything in one pot and stick it in the oven.

Viola!

by Anonymousreply 43Last Sunday at 8:39 AM

R43 Viola!

by Anonymousreply 44Last 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 Anonymousreply 45Last Sunday at 10:08 AM

Just stick dump everything into one pot and hit "cook".

by Anonymousreply 46Last Tuesday at 7:49 AM
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