Have you ever used an air fryer?
May 13, 2022 4:41pm CST
I have a free standing air fryer but tonight I made chicken using the air fryer inside the oven for the first time. The thing I like about my free standing one is that it doesn't heat up the house like ovens do but I wasn't sure whether that would hold true when they are in the oven itself. I discovered that in that way it's just like the free standing type. They also don't take as long to cook. Normally in the oven I'll cook chicken for an hour to make sure it gets done enough. Today I did cook it longer than the recipe said but it was still a shorter time, only 26 minutes. We or I should say my husband is starting a healthy eating plan this Sunday. He'll be eating protein and up to three cups of veggies depending on their carb content. It's with a program called optavia. I'll probably be using the air fryer more for his meals. The pic, once it loads it's a piece of chicken breast as and baked potatoes for tonight's supper.
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• Midland, Michigan
@TheSojourner I'm not going to use the air fryer for those items but mainly because I need to bake many of my meals and we don't have a/c so it house will get to hot using the oven. I'll still have to use the oven for any casseroles we make though. Maybe I'll make extra and freeze them for days when it's too hot to use the oven.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
@MarshaMusselman No, well kind of. There's one at my mother in laws that I can have if I want it. I just haven't found a need for it. My counter space is already limited between the microwave, toaster oven, instant pot, croc pot and rice cooker.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
Not surprised some ovens have air frying built in. If I do use our oven tonight, it'll just bake. Which is fine with me. I don't have an air fryer, but I did buy a small waffle maker so I won't have to make store bought so much.
• United Kingdom
I don't have one (wouldn't have anywhere to put it) but I have seen my mum use hers. I don't think she uses it much. I believe the idea was to make things easier for her (she struggles with the cooker/oven) and for my dad's health. They will both cook things in the air fryer then finish them off in a frying pan - entirely defeating the purposes for which they bought it!
• United States
@MarshaMusselman right like fries, mozzarella sticks all taste better in there but recipes I’ve found on Pinterest and made in it weren’t good such as this one I’m adding a link to :
• Midland, Michigan
I don't have a/c so it helps keep the heat out of the kitchen while cooking things in less time. I didn't have one right away though and didn't use it last year since I was clearing things out of our kitchen too get ready for our remodel.