5 Reasons People Love Air Fryers
1. It Makes Fried Favorites Without the Fat
There’s a reason it’s called an air fryer: The machine works like a super powerful
convection oven right on your counter, circulating super hot, dry air all around the food inside.
The result? An evenly crispy exterior and tender interior, just like you’d get with deep-frying or
pan-frying – bit without all the oil. It’s perfect for un-fried chicken wings and French fries.
2. IT COOKS UP CRISPY, GOLDEN BROWN… ANYTHING!
To really unlock the power of the air fryer, you need to go beyond alternatives to fried food.
Our Test Kitchen is obsessed with the results you get when roasting vegetables in an air fryer:
Crispy, flavorful Brussels sprouts, caramelized cauliflower and eggplant with just enough
brown char to bring loads of flavor without any sogginess.
3. IT’S FAST
A typical air fryer preheats in just three minutes, a fraction of the time it takes a regular
wall oven to get that hot. And because the hot air is circulating all around the food, it cooks
faster, too! A bone-in chicken thigh, for example, will be done in about 20 minutes,
compared to 30 or 40 minutes in a regular oven.
4. IT MAKES CONVENIENCE FOODS MORE CONVENIENT
A countertop air fryer is perfect for reheating pizza without the resulting soggy crust,
cooking up crispy side from frozen vegetables like sweet potato fries or heating up frozen
burritos, meatballs, or veggie burgers for the family.
5. IT’S INCREDIBLY VERSATILE
Attachments, like a baking dish, grill pan, or double-layer rack with skewers make a
traditional air fryer even more useful. The nonstick grill pan is perfect for fish while the rack
with skewers makes flawless kebabs a possibility in just fifteen minutes (without firing up the
grill). An air fryer snack cover makes it easy to cook healthy snacks like apple chips or zucchini
chips – it traps lightweight vegetables, so they don’t fly around in the powerful swirl of hot air.
With the right accessories, you can even bake cupcakes in your air fryer!
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