What is an Air Fryer?

What is an air fryer?

What does it do to your food?

How do air fryers work?

What is the difference between an air fryer and an oven?

Air fryers have surged in popularity over the last few years, but have you ever wondered “what is an air fryer?”. 

An air fryer is essentially an amped-up countertop convection oven designed to simulate deep frying without submerging your food in oil. 

There is a heating mechanism and fan located at the top section of the air fryer, hot air will be circulated at high speed to cook the food that would otherwise be submerged in hot oil. Thus, air fryers cook meals a lot faster than an oven, also you don’t need to preheat your air fryer like oven. 

Here’s how to use an air fryer:

  1. You may place your food in the basket, depending on what kind of food you are cooking, you’ll want to add 1 or 2 teaspoons of oil to help the food get nice and crispy. You may also put a piece of parchment paper before placing your food so that the food residue won’t stick on the basket. 
  2. You may then set the cooking time and temperature depending on the food you are cooking. 
  3. You could then sit and wait for your food to cook. In some cases, you may need to flip or turn the food halfway through the cooking time to make sure it crisps up evenly. 

Is air-fried food healthy?

The taste and texture of air-fried food are comparable to the results of a deep fryer which is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. However, you would only need a very small amount of oil, if any at all depending on what food you are cooking. So yes, air-fried food is definitely healthier than deep-fried food because it used much less amount of oil. 

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