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Old 03-13-2019, 05:47 PM   #1
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Help/advice w/air fryers

Been considering an air fryer. Don't want to invest lots of $$$ but want to see what an average unit would cost.


I have NO experience with these appliances but they seem to be a good tool to stay away from fats, etc. when frying.


Any information or experience would be welcomed.

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:26 PM   #2
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Been considering an air fryer. Don't want to invest lots of $$$ but want to see what an average unit would cost.


I have NO experience with these appliances but they seem to be a good tool to stay away from fats, etc. when frying.


Any information or experience would be welcomed.
I don’t like air fryers. I bought one, used it twice, and out it went to the garage. If I want “fried” chicken, I just make it in the oven. Same with pretty much everything else you can make with an air fryer. The dang thing was too hard to clean and took up too much room.

Don’t remember what brand it was.
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My understanding is that it's basically a small countertop convection oven. So if you have a full-size convection oven, there's not much of an advantage.
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My understanding is that it's basically a small countertop convection oven. So if you have a full-size convection oven, there's not much of an advantage.

No convection oven here and I have no clue how to operate one.


Thought an air fryer would be good for us since we're actively trying to reduce fats and still enjoy some of the foods we enjoy.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:59 PM   #5
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Katie, luckytrim has an air fryer and posts a lot of air fried somethings in the nightly dinner thread. I bet he could give you a lot of info.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:12 PM   #7
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No convection oven here and I have no clue how to operate one.
It's just a selection on the dial or control panel that turns on a fan while the oven is on. It circulates the hot air around the inside so foods cook faster and more evenly.
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Here's CI's review:


https://www.cooksillustrated.com/equ...870-air-fryers
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:51 AM   #9
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The first time I heard the expression "air fryer", I thought it was an oxymoron.

If it plugged into an electric outlet, I thought I JUST HAVE TO HAVE IT! Today, the only thing I am the owner of is my coffee maker and microwave. My neighbors now have the pleasure of keeping all those misguided wants clean and looking for a place to store them. Oh yeah. I also have a very simple steam iron. Yeah, I am one of those folks who enjoy ironing. I find it very relaxing.
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Health reasons aside, I watched a bunch of YouTube videos on air fryers and found out that it wasn't for me as I have other appliances that can basically do the same thing and at a much larger capacity. Based on that I bought an inexpensive electric deep fryer which takes up to 8 cups of oil. I got the largest of the Presto Fry Daddy line of fryers, the Dual Daddy. It's a no-brainer, pre-set temp, just plug in to turn on, fryer.
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