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Air fryer... yes or no???

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  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Posts: 8,601Member Member Posts: 8,601Member Member
    @acpgee makes amazing meals and catering spreads when she hosts dinners using her air fryer. I vote, YES.
  • cheryldumaischeryldumais Posts: 1,777Member Member Posts: 1,777Member Member
    I have the T-fal one and it sometimes crushes the food when it fries because it stirs with a paddle. I bought a basket insert for it but haven't tried it. @acpgee says she has the Phillips one and it sounds like a better model. From her posts I am guessing she is a gourmet cook. I would really research them before buying to ensure you get a good one. I don't hate mine but it is a bit limited. Clean up is easy and I will get around to trying the basket and report back one of these days.
  • sammidelvecchiosammidelvecchio Posts: 583Member Member Posts: 583Member Member
    I have a mini DASH and I really like it! I've had it almost a year now. I use it for brussel sprouts, chicken tenders, marinated chicken breasts, re-heating leftovers, homemade tortilla chips, chickpeas, the list goes on.

    It takes up barely any counter space, is great to use in the summer as an alternative to the oven (in my small apartment anyways) and is quick and easy to clean.
  • etherealanwaretherealanwar Posts: 383Member Member Posts: 383Member Member
    I absolutely love my air fryer. Very good at crisping frozen items like fries, onion rings, chicken tenders etc. It is also fantastic for making wings.
  • EHollander89EHollander89 Posts: 162Member Member Posts: 162Member Member
    We love our air fryer and use it several times a week! Mostly for various forms of chicken. We like to marinate tenders, wings, drumsticks, etc. and then pop in the air fryer. It's faster than baking in the oven, and we like the taste. We've also tried veggies like broccoli and some frozen foods. The air fryer has become one of the most used kitchen gadgets in our house.
  • Lillymoo01Lillymoo01 Posts: 2,443Member Member Posts: 2,443Member Member
    I love my air fryer and use it all the time for roasting, grilling and reheating.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,012Member Member Posts: 7,012Member Member
  • OY74NmFGBLOY74NmFGBL Posts: 235Member Member Posts: 235Member Member
    Love my air fryer!
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Posts: 2,756Member Member Posts: 2,756Member Member
    I had to ask Mr. Google what an air fryer was... ;)

    Nope, don't have one and I probably never will. A convection toaster oven does the work for me.
  • wrigs631wrigs631 Posts: 1Member, Premium Member Posts: 1Member, Premium Member
    Love my air fryer use it almost daily! Totally different tha convection oven. Invest in a better brand not a cheap model makes a difference in how food cooks I got a Phillips from HSN on flex pay I hated my Power XL
  • bourbonblubourbonblu Posts: 3Member, Premium Member Posts: 3Member, Premium Member
    I have a tiny kitchen so I bought the Melfy Crisplid that turns your Instant Pot into an air fryer. Made sweet potato fries and "fried" fish sandwiches last night. Had no problem staying in my calorie range and it was so easy.
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Posts: 1,344Member Member Posts: 1,344Member Member
    bourbonblu wrote: »
    I have a tiny kitchen so I bought the Melfy Crisplid that turns your Instant Pot into an air fryer. Made sweet potato fries and "fried" fish sandwiches last night. Had no problem staying in my calorie range and it was so easy.

    I've been so curious about these lids! I don't have a convection oven and love how they cook but don't have the space for a full toaster oven or large air fryer. Does food have to be in a single layer for it to work?
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,010Member Member Posts: 4,010Member Member
    I love my air fryer. The fan is more aggressive than my convection oven. I feel it is better at rendering off subcutaneous fat from skin on chicken, fish, duck. I also like that it is more energy efficient and better insulated than my oven so doesn't warm up the house in the summer. Mine (Phillips Viva) actually stays cool to the touch when running at the highest temperature.

    I hardly ever use my oven any more. I use the air fryer for roast dinners of beef or a half leg of lamb. I also roast veg and potatoes in it. For less healthy treats I make croquettes which I freeze and warm up in the air fryer. I find these work best if you use oily crumbs for the final breadcrumb coating.

    I have a flat perforated pan for the air fryer as well as the conventional basket. The flat pan makes it easier for removing delicate or easy to break items such as fish. It also means I can fit a small casserole dish in the air fryer for making lasagnas and gratin dauphinoise.

    For anyone who has an air fryer I recommend buying some silicon mesh sold for preventing small items such as shrimp and asparagus from falling through BBQ grates. You can cut to size to line the air fryer. Nothing sticks to that stuff.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,010Member Member Posts: 4,010Member Member
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    bourbonblu wrote: »
    I have a tiny kitchen so I bought the Melfy Crisplid that turns your Instant Pot into an air fryer. Made sweet potato fries and "fried" fish sandwiches last night. Had no problem staying in my calorie range and it was so easy.

    I've been so curious about these lids! I don't have a convection oven and love how they cook but don't have the space for a full toaster oven or large air fryer. Does food have to be in a single layer for it to work?

    Single layer browns best but you can double capacity with accessory racks. Google air fryer double layer accessory for options.

    https://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/HD9904_00/viva-collection-airfryer-double-layer-accessory?origin=7_700000001578164_71700000025767916_58700003225417653_92700047001503429&gclid=Cj0KCQjwuZDtBRDvARIsAPXFx3BiCd5qbQaGOnGadKkCTi9XF_Gu8-qcKWY-3wj71QNHaPgpaZttLIYaAihAEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Posts: 1,369Member Member Posts: 1,369Member Member
    I use ours mostly for fries, chicken wings, chicken strips/tenders/nuggets. Does a great job on these things. More a matter of convenience than anything else. We have the t-fal version.
  • Sharon_CSharon_C Posts: 2,062Member Member Posts: 2,062Member Member
    My daughter has one and uses it daily. I've been debating whether to get one. She cooks almost exclusively vegetables in hers. She makes carrot fries that are so good and so healthy.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,012Member Member Posts: 7,012Member Member
    Gisel2015 wrote: »
    I had to ask Mr. Google what an air fryer was... ;)

    Nope, don't have one and I probably never will. A convection toaster oven does the work for me.

    Whoever disagreed with you must not have a decent convection oven OR must find ways to justify the extra kitchen gadget. There is a reason why you will never find one of these in a commercial kitchen.
  • TacklewasherTacklewasher Posts: 7,164Member Member Posts: 7,164Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Gisel2015 wrote: »
    I had to ask Mr. Google what an air fryer was... ;)

    Nope, don't have one and I probably never will. A convection toaster oven does the work for me.

    Whoever disagreed with you must not have a decent convection oven OR must find ways to justify the extra kitchen gadget. There is a reason why you will never find one of these in a commercial kitchen.

    Because they are for small servings????????
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,012Member Member Posts: 7,012Member Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Gisel2015 wrote: »
    I had to ask Mr. Google what an air fryer was... ;)

    Nope, don't have one and I probably never will. A convection toaster oven does the work for me.

    Whoever disagreed with you must not have a decent convection oven OR must find ways to justify the extra kitchen gadget. There is a reason why you will never find one of these in a commercial kitchen.

    Because they are for small servings????????

    Nope. Because you are not kidding any one that the food served is actually fried and just as good.
    No restaurant is frying anything in big batches unless its fast food places doing french fries.
    People can press the disagree button all they want but everyone knows that if you compare fried, air fried and convection oven food, air fried and convection oven are the same damn thing. Neither one is like deep frying. Simple physics. Nothing else.
    edited 5:34PM
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