I’ve had my air fryer for about 6 months now. As a woman that lives alone for most of my life, this perfectly fits my lifestyle.
It makes cooking meals, especially single serving ones, easy and healthy. I don’t remember using my pans, although I think I used it once or twice. Diving into routine meals have been easy with this appliance in hand, and I’d like to share my thoughts about it.
I’ve seen the many reviews online, and they all just look so perfect. I would say that I’m completely satisfied and even pleased with this appliance. It’s been a buddy of mine in the kitchen for 6 months now. But I wouldn’t say that it’s perfect. Air fryers are meant do some things, but they can’t do everything. I wrote this in hopes to let you know how you could make the most out of it. That includes not expecting it to be something that it isn’t.
Here’s a description first of the product’s highlights and product description
before I proceed with its advantages and disadvantages.
It’s the latest fourth generation electric fryer new model that is equipped with touch screen technology that is used to operate and select through 7 built-in smart programs, namely: chips, meat, chicken, steak, shrimp, fish, or manually program time.
It also has a button guard to prevent accidental basket detachment.
There is also a standby mode that the air fryer could turn to automatically when cooking is done.
It has a detachable basket and would allow frying and other methods of cooking without added calories and too much oil.
It weighs 12 pounds at 9 x 8.5 x 12 inches and has a 3.2 L capacity with a touch screen display and seven built-in presets.
It has a removable tray and a detachable dishwasher-safe basket. It also is equipped with overheating protection and has a non-stick surface.
It runs on 1550Watts and is programmable.
The size is just right to be relatively portable and could fit into any kitchen size.
Let me just say, that first and foremost, this is like a heaven-sent cooking buddy for me. I’m bad with estimating oil and I’m not the best in estimating time and temperature on the stove. I was skeptical when I first bought this air fryer, but the risk of switching to a new cooking buddy was worth it. It is totally independent. I basically just drop the ingredients the way I’ve mixed them on the frying basket, leave it there for a certain number of minutes. It’s faster than using pans and stove or a convection oven, and it’s also evenly cooked and most times crispy.
The shape and size of the air fryer may let one think that the variety of the things that you can cook on it is limited, but that’s not true. I cook pizza rolls and even cold pizza in it. They really turn out well and frozen goods especially cook nicely and fast.
What I like about it the most is the fact that I could cook totally free of oil with it. It makes my lifestyle much healthier, without sacrificing taste. I also look forward to cooking food that I like, free of guilt. Because I know that it’s as healthy as it could be.
However, it’s worth noting that air fryers would always be different from other types of cookware. It has the ability to cook without oil and could even strip your food of oil, so it’s mostly really healthy. If you like your food juicy and oily, this might not be the best choice. It’s worthy of trying first before plunging into. I think it’s really good, but have come to realize that some may find it extremely dry and bland.
It also would never replace a real human cooking and checking if all parts are perfectly done. There’s no problem in having the food cooked evenly, the heating system is enough for that. However, cooking some floured goods may leave some uncooked flour on the surface, which is awful for most. I don’t like putting flour on most of my food so this isn’t a problem for me.
The device is also small and requires limited batches of food for cooking. It cooks by rotating hot air, so it needs ample space inside. This may not work for people who love cooking in bulk.
Let me just end by saying that this is not a perfect device, but it works for me, perfectly, actually. Especially my lifestyle.