How Does the Air Fryer Work?
An air fryer contains a heating coil and a fan. It simultaneously heats to a high degree and circulates hot air around the exterior of the food, much like a fan oven, and crisps up the exterior, while cooking the food to the perfect internal temperature.
You might think the air fryer is just a substitute for a deep fryer, but it can cook anything, from potatoes to pork chops.
Why Buy An Air Fryer?
The biggest reason to buy an air fryer is to achieve the same affect as a deep fryer, but in a much healthier manner. However, there are many other great reasons to use an air fryer for cooking at home.
Here are a few of the main reasons you might consider buying an air fryer.
1. Less Mess
With a deep fryer, you have to change the oil regularly, and clean the greasy, grimy interior. Not to mention that while cooking, the oil often splatters around the kitchen.
2. It’s Healthier Than Deep Frying
Deep frying your food can add an incredibly amount of calories and fat to the final product. Plus, many oils used for deep frying are unhealthy and high in trans fats.
3. It’s Economical
For around $70, you can get a very good air fryer that allows you to do a lot of different types of cooking at home, in one appliance, so you don’t have to run the oven.
4. It’s Time Efficient
The air fryer has saved us an incredible amount of time. It doesn’t require a lengthy preheating time and it takes way less time to cook food than it takes in the oven.