Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a serious fan of cooking and baking. It is a true passion of mine and I would like to think that I’m pretty good at it. I love buying kitchen gadgets and cookware of all sorts and nothing makes me more happy than when I find something that truly works like “they” say. Are any of you wunderful readers familiar with Air Fryers? If not, an Air Fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food. A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high-speed, cooking the food, which then produces a nice crispy layer. I literally just heard about Air Fryers about 2 months ago and really wasn’t that interested or impressed until I read that no oil is needed for this small appliance, making it a healthier choice when cooking foods you would normally fry in oil. With all that being said and after receiving some Amazon gift cards for Christmas, I decided to purchase one.
Now, I thought this was going to be an easy process by simply purchasing one and that’s it. That wasn’t the case at all because there are literally hundreds of these Air Fryers on Amazon, to choose from. I had no idea what I was looking for or what kind to purchase. There were every brand name available and at every price point. The lowest was $49.97 by Della and the highest priced was $564.79 by Balakie. I knew I wanted something that was moderately priced because I didn’t know how they worked or if I was going to even like it. After reading SO MANY reviews and watching SO MANY videos, I finally narrowed it down to the ZENY 7 in 1 1500W 3.7 Quart Electric Air Fryer w/ Touch Screen for $65.99 (Below, you will find the link to Amazon, to purchase your own). I received my new toy a few days later and when I opened the box, I was immediately intimidated by it. It looked like some futuristic pod in a scientific movie. My husband will tell you that I have no patience and I never read the directions on anything. I feel the best way to learn how to use something is to play around with it and that’s exactly what I did.
I happened to have 2 packages of raw chicken wings and thought that would be the first thing that I was going to try cooking. A little side note: using salt, pepper, and a dusting of baking powder will make your wings super crispy…just saying. Anyway, there is a pre-programmed setting for chicken which is 400 degrees for 20 minutes. My husband and I were really skeptical and we were waiting with anticipation, only to be pleasantly surprised by how brown and crispy they turned out and let’s not forget about the taste…ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!!!! I went on to make some french fries and frozen taquitos (You can even make a steak and make some cake). Everything was turning out amazingly well. The machine itself, doesn’t make any noise and the clean up is extremely easy because nothing sticks to it. The Air Fryer is a little big and if you have a small kitchen and little counter space, it can take up some room and of course you need to have somewhere to store it. Other than that, I am one happy camper. It is one of the best purchases I have made in a very long time and I look forward to using every chance I get.
Do any of my wunderful readers, own an Air Fryer? If so, tell me what you think. I look forward to hearing from you. Don’t forget to subscribe!