Air fryers have been available to purchase for years, but recently they are turning into a trendy kitchen appliance. These fryers, like most appliances or technology, released looking a little rough around the edges. Early air fryers were large, clunky, and difficult to cook food to perfection. Modern air fryers are much more refined. Air frying food has many benefits over cooking in a conventional oven or deep fryer.
If you are curious about exploring the delicious world of air frying food but have no idea what air frying actually is, then look no further. Below are reasons why you should consider purchasing an air fryer for your kitchen.
One major advantage air frying has over deep frying is oil. Air frying does not use any. Instead of soaking French fries or onion rings in hot, fatty oil, air frying just uses hot air to cook food.
It is also healthier when cooking meats. Most air fryers use a basket to cook in. The basket sits over a larger bucket that gathers crumbs, oil, grease and fat. Cooking beef, pork, or poultry allows all the fat and grease that would normally gather in the pan to drip off into the collection bucket at the bottom.
When cooking with a conventional oven or deep fryer, it can sometimes take a long time to pre-heat the oven or oil. An air fryer eliminates the long wait before you can start cooking. Air fryers can reach temperatures of up to 400 degrees. They can reach these temperatures in minutes or even seconds. With a good air fryer, you can toss in you want made and start cooking instantly. Foods that would normally take 20-30 minutes can be done in less than 10.
Air fryers can cook more than just French fries and onion rings. Almost anything you can make in a regular oven or frying pan you can cook in an air fryer. They can make anything from pizza to cheesecakes. Meats and even baked goods can be prepared to perfection.
A major hassle with deep frying is the oil. Cleaning and replacing the oil in deep fryers can be frustrating enough to make it not worth the space keeping it in the kitchen. Air fryers eliminate this problem. No oil is required so clean up is a breeze. Just take the frying basket out and throw it in the dishwasher. Over the years air fryers have decreased in size. They are no longer large, clunky appliances that take up too much counter space. Now, modern fryers are no larger than a small microwave.
Another major convenience air fryers have is how they cook the food. Since air fryers heat up in seconds, there is no need to worry about checking on the food and letting heat escape. Opening and closing the machine while cooking has no effect on the food. If you are ever worried about over cooking, fear not. With air fryers, you can always keep an eye on what is cooking.
Air fryers can give frozen foods such as French fries, mozzarella sticks, or chicken nuggets the same taste and texture like deep fryers can. Typical frozen food when cooked in the oven have a noticeable difference than the same food ordered in a restaurant. If you want your fries to taste like you ordered them from a sit-down restaurant, then air frying is for you. You will be surprised at just how more delicious air fried food tastes than the same food baked in an oven.
Air frying has many advantages over other traditional cooking methods. Air fried foods are healthier, easier to make and taste better. The air frying revolution is just starting to being and now in the perfect time to jump in and experience the air frying difference.