After almost 10 months of using my air fryer, I must say it is a useful tool in the kitchen but not necessary if you have an oven and prefer to use oven. (Not microwave oven!) It functions quite similar to oven rather than deep fryer.
– Air fryer is good if you need to cook small portion of food and want to keep out the smell and grease from your kitchen.
– Oven has the space to put in more food, air fryer cannot.
– Oven produces food that’s less crispy than air fryer. (Does that mean healthier food from the oven?)
– Both oven and air fryer keep cleaning to the minimum.
Oops, the comparison should be between air fryer and deep fryer? But it really function similar to an oven! Ok, i forgot, good thing is the amount of oil to pour into the deep fryer. With air fryer, less or no oil required. In fact, it “squeeze” out oil from some of my processed food like nuggets.
Even with the above, I still like to use both oven and air fryer.
Tried air frying chicken today. Looks yum? The process is really easy peasy lemon squeedy.
The dressing is those store bought pre-mix type. (Thai-style BBQ chicken dressing, taste and smell more like satay chicken.)
All I need to do is just to marinate the chicken with the dressing, keep in the fridge for an hour, air fry chicken for 15 minutes at 180 degrees, flip them over midway. (The oil is from the dressing)
See the basket? I like that the base of the basket has holes rather than mesh, it would be more troublesome to wash if its mesh.
Have been on a chiffon cake baking frenzy in my oven lately, may be I should try chiffon cake with the air fryer sometime. 🙂
In the kitchen, no matter which tools or ingredients, it’s all about trial and error, experimenting and exploring. Don’t you think so?