An air fryer is a popular kitchen appliance used to make fried foods such as meat, pastries and potato chips by circulating hot air around the food to produce a crunchy, crispy exterior. Air-frying requires just a tablespoon of oil to achieve a similar taste and texture to deep-fried foods. You can use an air fryer to replicate any traditionally fried food your heart desires.
See some health benefits below
1. Air frying is healthier than deep frying
Air-fried foods are a healthy alternative to deep-fried foods. The main reason people love air-frying is that, compared to deep-frying, using an air fryer can reduce the amount of fat, calories and potentially harmful compounds in your food.
They are lower in fat, calories and even some potentially harmful compounds that are found in traditionally fried foods. If you’re looking to lose weight or lower your fat intake without modifying or cutting down on fried foods, switching to an air fryer may be a good choice. Note that air frying food has to be in moderation as excess intake of fried food may have adverse effects on your health.
2. Air fryers are time-efficient.
You can bake a chicken breast faster in an air fryer than you can in your oven. Since they are smaller than an oven and circulate the air around with fans, they cook foods faster as well.
An air fryer can be used to grill, bake, and roast. Yes, it fries really well compared to an oven. But it also can bake (even cakes), broil, roast, grill and stir fry!
You can cook fresh and frozen foods and even reheat leftovers in them. Some fryers come with extra features, like a rotisserie rack, grill pan or elevated cooking rack. Dividable baskets mean you can cook several things at the same time as well. It is impressive that a single unit can cook so many things in so many ways.
4. Easy cleanup
One part of cooking that most of us don’t enjoy is the cleanup. With an air fryer, you just have a basket and pan to clean, and many are even dishwasher safe. With non-stick coated parts, food usually isn’t stuck to the pan. It takes just a few minutes to wash up after using.
To make sure you get the most out of your appliance, most fryers are accompanied with a recipe book to help you get started right away on your journey of fast, yet healthy meal preparations.
5. Perfect for picky eaters
Another benefit is that if you have picky vegetable eaters at home, air-frying is a great way to crisp up veggies and make them tastier.