Born out of the need to have tasty fried foods that are not a hazard to our health, the air fryer, a cooking appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using convection came to be.
Frying with air results in food that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside – much like deep frying minus the oil, mess and odor.
Here are 10 reasons you’ll find the air fryer to be a valuable addition to your kitchen.
- Use of little or no oil:
First and foremost reason to get an air fryer is cooking the food by using hot air as a medium for cooking instead of oil containing lots saturated of fats. It makes it and ideal choice for health conscious people.
It can be used for cooking various types of foods by using different cooking methods including grilling, frying, baking and roasting. It can cook roasted chicken, fried fish, pakoras, brownies, cakes, garlic bread and meatloaf etc. in one device only.
- Fast cooking:
You need not spend lots of time and efforts to prepare food for the family or the guests at a party as your air fryer can cook them at faster speed than the fryers usually used in household kitchens. It can save up to 70% time.
- Cook sizeable quantities at-a-go:
The cooking space in an air fryer is large enough to cook sufficient food for a family of four people as it has capacity of three liters.
- Less messy:
The interior of an air fryer is made of non-stick materials to clean it easily after every use just by using regular detergent. Moreover instead of cleaning various greasy pots and pans you have to clean only one device.
- Tasty food:
An air fryer cooks tasty food as it retains the flavors even after cooing it without or with less oil, as it cooks the food with hot air.
- Healthy food:
It allows you to cook healthy food every time as no or very less oil is used for cooking any kind of food.
- Suitable for every kitchen:
The compact design of the air fryer, in comparison to a microwave oven, allows you to put it on your kitchen work-station or in some other storage space easily.
- Dishwasher safe
For fast, easy cleanup you can throw in the parts into your dishwasher.
- Worry free cooking:
You only have to set its time and temperature and rest of the cooking will be done by your air fryer itself. You need not check or turn the food frequently to cook them evenly as hot air flow of your fryer will work to cook your food evenly. Some air fryers come with their own cookbooks to help you in setting the optimal time and temperature for different meals.
- Eat without any guilt:
Now you can eat all those oily foods which you have stopped eating long back due to excessive use of oil in them. It can cook them without using any or excessive oil. You can eat spring rolls, French fries, muffins and fish fingers without any guilt as now they can be cooked by using up to 80% less oil.