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Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive Air Fryer?

texiecarrtexiecarr Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
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New here, have been thinking about getting an Air Fryer, can you tell me what your using and what you recommend? Also any good diet-wise websites out there for air fryer recipes?

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  • neugebauer52neugebauer52 Posts: 530Member Member Posts: 530Member Member
    I have not understood the advantages of an air fryer yet. Watched my friend - still using oil. What can it do which can not be done on a fire / in the oven with top heat / bottom heat / in a non - stick frying pan / in a griller?
  • Jaquan1839Jaquan1839 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I think the idea is just to use a lot less oil which is technically healthier.
  • Elfy_66Elfy_66 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    They also heat up super quick, are more economical than the oven. Anything you can cook in an oven you can cook in the air fryer. I use mine a lot.
    The one I have was about £40 from Amazon.
    edited February 3
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 3,088Member Member Posts: 3,088Member Member
    I love my air fryer. The very aggressive fan does a better job of melting subcutaneous fat from chicken, duck and fish skin than a regular convection oven. Because it is better insulated and more energy efficient I never use the oven anymore unless I need to fit in a large roast. Mine was an expensive Phillips model though
  • debtay123debtay123 Posts: 1,048Member Member Posts: 1,048Member Member
    I bought mine from walmart for less than $100.00- it is a power XL air fryer- I LOVE mine- chicken wings sausage, crispy fries etc- so much yumminess
  • llr927llr927 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    We have this one from Walmart. We didn't want to spend alot of $$ until we knew how they worked and if we would even use it :). Use it for chicken wings - YUMMO. You can cook frozen chicken breasts in about 25 mins. Uses a lot less oil than deep frying foods. Kalorik Digital Airfryer with Dual Layer Rack
  • judypetuttijudypetutti Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    I purchased a used Tefal factory on EBay as I didn't want to splash out $120 on something I wasn't sure I would use but it's been 2 years now and I use it weekly. Makes good fries with just a spray of oil. I mainly use it for potato or sweet potato fries, but you can use it for other things. I like it because it has a paddle inside that moves the food around gently
  • judypetuttijudypetutti Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    That was Tefal Actifry. Auto correct is a pain:)
  • chunky_pinupchunky_pinup Posts: 749Member Member Posts: 749Member Member
    I would check out Facebook Marketplace if you're on FB....we got one on there for $10 that was still in it's original packaging. Person got it as a gift and never used it. I've had a lot of success getting new or almost-new products for really cheap that way.
  • iac1003iac1003 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    I bought the Gourmia from Costco for about $50. I use no oil at all.
  • Chef_BarbellChef_Barbell Posts: 5,116Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,116Member, Premium Member
    iac1003 wrote: »
    I bought the Gourmia from Costco for about $50. I use no oil at all.

    I started with that one too... does a decent job. I've since upgraded to the Ninja Foodi which does an amazing job at almost everything. Worth the $$$
  • JennJ323JennJ323 Posts: 404Member Member Posts: 404Member Member
    I just wanted to add, there aren't really "air fryer recipes," anything you can make in the oven you can make in the air fryer - as long as it fits.
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