A Brief History Of The Airfryer

​Eventhough Airfryer is not a major invention of the century that changes the course of human history, it certainly changes the life of many housewises/husbands significantly in a better way. It also brings up a new cooking lifestyle with health benefits."

John Doe
kitchenweapon Admin

Do you know how it works?

An air fryer is a newest technological innovation on the way we cook and prepare foods in the kitchen. An air fryer is a machine that is said to fry delicious dishes without having to use cooking oil that could make you fat or unhealthy

It works by cooking your food using super heated air that it circulates within its chamber. A fan inside the air fryer helps circulate the hot air and help the air fryer create a reaction called the Maillard Effect.

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Maillard effect, named after the French chemist Louis-Camille Maillard, is chemical reaction characterized by the bonding of amino acids and reducing sugars.

This chemical reaction is most notably known on how it gives browned food its unique taste and aroma. Some examples of browned foods are biscuits, bread, steaks, fried dumplings, and much more.

A quick look into Airfryers' bio

Due to our changing and fast-paced lifestyles, people are finding less and less time to prepare healthy and nutritious dishes. They needed a machine that could cook them food that is not just convenient but also healthy.

Alongside with the fact that processed foods and fast foods are getting fatter and fatter, people needed a way to prepare meals that are not only nutritious but also low in fat and cholesterol. Thus, the air fryer was born!

The first Airyfryer

In the third quarter of 2010, Philips Electronics Company introduced to the world an appliance like no other, a first of its kind. With Philips’ current motto “Innovation & You”, they had certainly taken into account the needs of Philips’ customers and innovated with it.

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Philips Electronics Co., claim that the dishes that are cooked with the Air Fryer contain up to 80% less fat. That is a massive decrease from the grease that you ingest every time you eat oily foods such as French fries, chips, and much more.

The company also claims that the appliance is not only limited to cooking dishes and entrees but also desserts such as cakes, cookies, and more.

On-going growth

Ever since then, the Philips Air Fryer had hardly changed their design or their features. It is a testament that the first one was as god as it can get and that it can already perfectly serve its purpose without having to reinvent.

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Philips boasts the convenience, economical, and ergonomic benefits of the Air Fryer, which is why dozens of companies worldwide had then tried to replicate the success that the original Philip Air Fryer is.

Some similar products that have since popped up in the market are the Go Wise USA Air fryer and the Avalon Air fryer. All of which have advantages and disadvantages compared to their competitions, and the first Philips Air fryer.

Airfryer is the new treat for your health

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The Air fryer may go down in history as the first appliance to help people prepare food almost instantly but without excessive fats and unwanted oils. Whether it really is or not, one thing is for sure, you can cook damn healthy and nutritious foods with the air fryer!


Famous Airfryer brands and their most successfull products on the market that you should be aware of:

  • Philips - Philips Xl Airfryer
  • GoWise - GoWise USA 4th Generation Electricity Airfryer
  • Avalon - Avalon AB Airfryer

Top 10 Easy Dinner Recipes Best Cooked With An Air Fryer

Air Fryers are the newest trendy appliance in the market. It helps you prepare a batch of delicious foods without worrying about the grease and fat in your body shooting to the stars. Here are 10 easy dinner recipes with the use of air fryers.

Benefits these recipes give you

  • Save time  - you would not want to spend too much time preparing your meal after a long working day, would you? just keep it simple.
  • Easy and convenience - with a couple of available ingredients, a good Air Fryer and a little bit of handwork, you can cook almost like a restaurant chief.
  • Used for emergency cases - whether you want to greet unexpected guests decently or you're about to go out and still want your stomach stuffed, these are the recipes that would help.

1. Shrimp Wrapped in Delicious Bacon

In this recipe, you’ll be needing a pound of bacon, and four pounds of shrimp. To do this, wrap each shrimp (after peeling them) with thinly sliced bacon strips. Start from the top of the shrimp going down to its tail. Refrigerate the shrimps for about 30 minutes.

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During that time, preheat the air fryer to 380°F. Take the bacon shrimps from the freezer then cook them in your Air Fryer for 7 to 8 minutes. Drain any excess oil and enjoy!

2. Korean Satay Barbeque

To make this, you will be needing 12 ounces of skinless chicken tenders, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, scallions, pineapple juice sesame seeds, pepper, and garlic cloves.

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Using barbeque sticks, skewer the chicken tenders. Combine all other ingredients into a bowl, their quantity depends on your taste. Marinate the skewered chicken for at least two hours and cook for 6-7 minutes under 380°F.

3. Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

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Prepare small button mushrooms, crushed garlic cloves, slices of bread, black pepper, parsley, and olive oil. Place all ingredients except the mushroom in a food processor then grind them until fully mixed.

Remove the mushroom stalks then fill the mushroom head with the grounded ingredients. Cook for 7-8 minutes.

4. Pepperoni Pizza

Ready some ready-made dough, olive oil, mushroom caps, mozzarella, tomato sauce, salt, pepperoni, and any other Italian seasonings you want.

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Cover the top of the dough with the olive oil followed by the tomato sauce.

Then evenly place all other ingredients on top of the dough. Cook the prepared pepperoni pizza for about 10 minutes at 330°F.

5. Country Style Chicken Tenders

For this, you will be needing ¾ pound chicken tenders. Prepare the breading by mixing eggs, all-purpose flour, black pepper, bread crumbs, salt, and olive oil.

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Coat the chicken tenders with some beaten eggs, then cover it with the breading that you have prepared. Cook the chicken tenders for 15 minutes at 360 °F. Enjoy with your dip of choice!

6. Easy Home Made Cheeseburgers

Prepare some ground beef, cheddar cheese, burger buns, salt, and black pepper. Season the ground beef with the salt and pepper then form them into patties of your chosen size.

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Cook the patties for about 10 minutes at 390 °F. Place the cooked burger patties along with the cheddar cheese into the burger buns and enjoy your own delicious homemade cheese burger!

7. Grilled Cheese

For those who are into light dinners, you will need white bread, sliced cheddar cheese, and melted butter. Preheat your Air Fryer to 360°F.

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Gently brush the insides of the white breads with butter then place one slice of cheese between two white breads. You then cook it for five to seven minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

8. Fish Nuggets

Preheat your trusty Air Fryer to 390°F. Cut the fish of your choice into 2.5 inch long and 1 inch wide strips. Cover it with beaten egg, then dip it on a batter made out of all-purpose flour, olive oil, egg, salt, and bread crumbs.

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Apply as much as you want. Cook the fish nuggets for 10 minutes or until it looks golden brown to you. Serve it with a mayonnaise dip!

9. Easy Cajun Shrimp Recipe

To cook this delicious meal, you will need to prepare 1 and a half pounds of tiger shrimps, salt, olive oil, black pepper, smoked paprika, and old bay seasoning.

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Combine everything in a bowl, make sure that the shrimp is well covered by the oil and spices. Cook the shrimps for 5 minutes at 390 °F.

10. Salmon Served with Dill Sauce

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Cut the salmon into 6 ounce portions, then drizzle it with olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Cook the salmon in your Air Fryer for twenty to thirty minutes at a low 270°F. Make the Dill sauce in a bowl by mixing nonfat yogurt, salt, sour cream, and finely chopped dill. Enjoy with a nice glass of wine!

These 10 dinner recipes are extremely easy to prepare with an Air Fryer and still put out the best dishes to enjoy."

John Doe
Kitchenweapon Admin

How are air fryers different from convection ovens?

Convection ovens and air fryers had been one of our best friends in the kitchen. They revolutionize cooking by allowing more ways to cook outside the boundaries of pans and stoves.

​Convectional ovens and air fryers allow baking, roasting, and other types of cooking, all in just one device."

John Doe
Kitchenwepon Admin

There isn’t a need to change pans or worry about uneven cooking with these two. However, each has its own differences, and some may work better for some recipes than the other and vice versa. Here are some of the main differences between a convection oven and an air fryer:

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Size and shape

  • One of the best giveaways to differentiate a convection oven from an air fryer is its size and shape.
  • Convection ovens are mostly bigger with a rectangular shape, while air fryers are more compact and rounded and would fit in any countertop.
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Mecganism, food quantiy, and cooking methods

  • The convection oven would naturally allow the user to cook more food than the air fryer, because of of its size.
  • The air fryer also makes use of rapid air technology that would require adequate space.
  • Thus, cooking by batch or in smaller amounts is how the air fryer works.
  • The convection oven also has fans that give off hot air evenly throughout the oven’s interior. However, it doesn’t work with rapid air technology.
  • Both devices allow baking and roasting, but the air fryer can do grilling better, while the convection oven offers toasting and broiling.
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Results and cooking time

  • Convention ovens usually produce less crispy but juicier food, but it also has a toasting function that could be used for bread.
  • An air fryer on the other hand produces crispier and flavorful food that is stripped of much oil, which makes it a very healthy choice.
  • An air fryer also takes less time to cook, but as already said, may require more batches if the amount of food to be cook is for a bigger group of people.

Maintainance

  • One of the best things about an air fryer is it has a guard at the bottom that could catch the dripping oil without it touching the heating elements of the convection oven.
  • Convection ovens don’t have it, which would require more time to keep it clean and well-maintained.
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Price and durability

Price

  • This would usually depend on brands and models, but convection ovens are generally more expensive than air fryers.

A good quality air fryer may have an equal price to a mid-range convection oven."

John Doe
Kitchenweapon Admin

Durability

  • Longevity would mostly depend not only on the brand, model, and materials used for the appliance but also on the owner’s care. Keeping the appliance clean would make it last longer.
  • Since air fryers are easier to clean, it may last longer for most users who are not very keen on cleaning. Residues are never good for any appliance.
  • Longer life and durability will be enhanced with keeping unnecessary moisture and food residues out of these kitchen appliances.

Conclusion

Airfryers are not to replace convention ovens

In general, both have its pros and cons. Convection ovens does cooking in a different way compared to air fryers. Results also vary for each device.

It would be important to keep in mind what kind of food you want to have specifically, before choosing a preference or deciding that you need both.

5 no-sweat tips for an effective air-fryer maintenance

An air-fryer is a conveniently designed device that is perfect for cooking various kinds of food the healthy way in the kitchen. Since this device is very convenient to use, it would be necessary to keep it at its best condition for the longest time possible.

Having a handy and functional air-fryer anytime is a must-have once you’ve tried it.

Because it’s relatively newer technology compared to other cooking devices in the kitchen, one may think that it’s high maintenance. However, the ease of taking care and keeping this device clean is mostly dependent on the user’s knowledge of how to do so.

Here are 5 useful and no-sweat tips in keeping your air-fryer as good as new over a long period of time.

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First, protect the electrical parts.

  • Like any other device that relies on electricity for power, keep the cable and plug from getting wet.
  • Also, make sure to unplug the device when not in use.
  • This way, you ensure that the device won’t be damaged or completely wrecked by any form of electrical failure or surge. 

Second, clean the parts after each use.

  • Make sure to clean the basket and pan after each use.
  • Don’t let food or ingredients that settled stay in the pan longer than it should.
  • It’s designed to hold food, but if food stays on it for a long time, it becomes prone to bacteria and other microorganisms that may either damage or clog the air-fryer’s part, or simply, make cooking with it unsanitary.
  • Cooking with an air-fryer is healthy, no one would like to ruin that with unsanitary habits.

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Third, alongside cleaning, ensure that no food residues are left behind

  • Check and double check the air-fryer’s parts for any stuck or clogging food residues and make sure to remove it as soon as you see it.
  • Letting food residues stay for longer than it should is highly unsanitary and could damage the device too.
  • To prevent having a hard time on looking for food residues after cooking, one can use baking paper or aluminum foil to cover the surface where food would be placed before cooking.
  • This way, you only have to remove the aluminum foil or baking paper, and the air-fryer would be clean and residue-free.

Fourth, make sure to wipe the outside surface well too

  • A moist sponge or cloth could be used to wipe away dirt or possibly a little amount of grease or stain outside your air-fryer.
  • This way, you can keep its new-look no matter how often you use it. Because most likely, you will use it often once you start.

Lastly, don’t let bad odor stay

  • Bad odor means that some residues that could not be seen may have left some traces on your air-fryer.
  • Don’t let this stay there for long.
  • Squeezing a lemon and letting it sit on the air-fryer for about 20-30mins will do the trick. Let it stay longer if after that, the smell still stays. You wouldn’t like your air-fryer to smell bad. Also, it might affect the smell of your next air-fryer dish.

That’s it. Hopefully you can keep your air-fryer as good as new! Let’s see how long it will last with these tips in mind!

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Is an air fryer best alternate to deep frying?

Oily food is not good for the health as it leads to obesity, heart diseases, stretch marks and many more. With such massive side effects people still love to eat oily food as it is more delicious than dry food. A person cannot resist himself from eating oily food because of which a special kitchen appliance,air fryer is released which cooks food in lesser amount of oil without disturbing the taste.

This appliance has solved a major problem of eating oil filled junk food as you can cook any dish in this appliance with a very less amount of oil. Air fryer has received tremendous applause worldwide because of its amazing benefits. Some of the major benefits of this popular kitchen appliance are listed below which makes it the best alternate to deep frying:

Not harmful to body

Deep frying is quite risky because if oil gets spilled then it will cause severe harm to the individual cooking food. But this is not the case with air frying, because the food is being fried inside the boiler which is placed inside the stainless steel body of this kitchen appliance.

Air frying is economical

Large amount of oil is required in deep frying and oil once used cannot be used again and again for frying. So, in order to enjoy delicious fried food a lot of oil is wasted which proves out to be quite expensive.

Air frying requires a very less amount of oil, which allows you to enjoy fried food with delicious taste which proves out to be quite economical as no oil is being wasted.

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Enjoy healthy fry food

Deep frying is not at all healthy as it contains a lot of oil and sometimes oil deposits on the cold food which is hard to digest. Moreover, improper digestion can lead to constipation and other severe health issues.

So, get air fryer and enjoy delicious and healthy fry food which are easy to digest because this kitchen appliance uses rapid air circulation technology which cooks food from all the angles. Moreover, with less oil used the air food is less on calories and fat which keeps people away from major health problems.

Easy to operate

This kitchen appliance is easy to operate. It also comes with auto shut off feature which automatically turns off the heating coil once the food is properly cooked which protects the food from getting over cooked. So, use air frying instead of deep frying to easily cook delicious fried food with perfect taste.

Easy to clean

This kitchen appliance is easier to clean than the utensils used in deep frying. The tray used to cook food is removable and is quite easy to clean because of its smaller size.

Conclusion

Air frying has numerous benefits and is definitely the best alternative to deep frying. You can also cook multiple dishes at the same time, which saves time too. So get this appliance as soon as possible to enjoy fry food and several other food dishes with a perfect taste.