I have a convection oven, which is just a large air fryer. LOL.. I haven't bought one because I really have no room for one, but I have heard lots of good things about them. My daughter says she uses hers all the time.
Post by doolfan4life on Aug 9, 2020 10:48:14 GMT -5
I have the tfal one I use it for wings, fries, roasted potatoes, apple crisp etc etc Use it for everything If it’s frozen no oil required If fresh only a tablespoon of oil If you peel potatoes while and toss them in with a tablespoon of oil it is the best thing ever
My Aunt gave me an air fryer for Christmas. It works great for frozen egg rolls and appetizers. Sami made homemade crab Rangoon and cooked them in the air fryer. Yum! We haven't needed to use oil for anything yet.
I have an air fryer and we use it for everything...pork chops, steaks, tater tots (so good in an air fryer), chicken, etc. We absolutely love it! We haven't used oil in it for anything yet and we use it a lot.
I will admit that the first one we had, I wasn't sold on the air frying idea because it took so long to cook for us. Then, giving it one more try, I found a Nuwave air fryer at a yard sale for $25 bucks. It was larger than the one I had so I thought what the heck. BEST $25 EVER!! This one cooks larger portions and made a huge difference in cooking time for my army (2 teenage boys LOL).
The best advice I can give you is to find one that will fit your needs. If at some point you might use it to cook for more than 2 people - or cook larger portions for leftovers, then buy a larger size one. A smaller one will only end up frustrating you and turn you off to the idea of it. You can get as fancy or as simple with the controls you want. Also, it will take some time to get used to it and to figure out the temps and timings to cook the food the way you like. Most come with pre-sets but as you use it, you will figure out our own setting likes
Hi mae00. What do you consider a large or small unit?
I just ordered a Kalorik 5.3 quart from Wayfair. Shopped around a lot (online) and got the best deal I could find. Kalorik gets really high ratings, so I'm hopeful. I think it's going to be bigger (total size) than I would like, but I'm not someone who leaves appliances out on the counter anyway. Hopefully it can fit neatly in my pantry.
I was in the supermarket looking at the bagged frozen potatoes. They all have oil in them. I think to start with, I will make French fries from scratch. This is going to be a gift for Ron who is watching his cholesterol.
I don't remember how big mine is, but I think the 5.3 is one of the larger ones. Mine may be close to that one.
Good luck with the purchase!! Just remember it will take some time to figure out which settings you like the best so don't get discouraged. I had that problem and went into my 2nd one with LOTS of doubts. Once you figure that out tho, they are great!
Hey, how's that air fryer working for you? Still deciding if I will ever use one.
Hey sportsgirl, I am answering your question from the other thread here.
I love my air fryer. It's fun. I use it all weekend long. Been making fried chicken on Fridays, egg rolls on Saturdays, French fries on Sundays. Last weekend, I tried making pizza. It wasn't bad, but needs tweaking. I'll try again this weekend.
I bought a Ninja Foodi 8-quart pressure cooker/air fryer in November because I keep forgetting to get something out of the freezer in time for it to thaw to make dinner. It will thaw stuff, using the pressure cooker, in 5-10 or so minutes. FYI, I have gotten over my fear of the thing exploding. I have used it twice. It cost a lot of money, I should try harder to learn how to use it. My kitchen appliances apparently think I should too. My small crockpot insert cracked last month. The Ninja can slow cook that stew. This month my oven thermostat is being tempermental, mostly mental. The Ninja can roast potatoes and chickens.