Air Fryers

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that uses hot air to cook food. It works by circulating hot air around the food, creating a crispy exterior similar to deep-frying, but without the need for oil. Air fryers typically consists of a cooking basket, a heating element, and a fan. You place your food in the cooking basket, set the temperature and time, and the hot air is blown around the food, cooking it evenly.

Air fryers are seen as a healthier alternative to deep-frying. They can be used to cook a variety of foods, including french fries, crispy chicken, and even desserts like doughnuts and cakes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do air fryers work the same as an oven?


An air fryer is a great value, compact, countertop version of a traditional oven. They operate in pretty much the same way – hot air generated by heating elements is circulated by a large fan and are both used to cook food and for baking.

In the best air fryers, the heating element and the fan are both at the top. This top-down heat is more concentrated which means the air fryer will cook meals more quickly and is considered more healthy than regular frying or deep frying because it needs little or no oil.

In a conventional oven, the heating comes from the top and the bottom and the fan, which is about 30% slower. The rapid air technology and cooking process of the air fryer (and the fryer style basket) means that food you would normally fry or add oil to, cooks quickly, becoming deliciously brown and crispy without the need for extra oil.

To cook larger meals like a whole chicken or a pizza, it would pay to invest in a large capacity air fryer which has a bit more space than a compact air fryer.

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