I seasoned some boneless, skinless chicken thighs and cooked them for 20 minutes and they came out beautifully. Crispier texture than baking, very juicy and half the cooking time.
I cut up a potato into wedges, coated them a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper and they also came out really good. Crispy exterior.
Then I tried a grill cheese sandwich using French bread from the local bakery and it was TREMENDOUS! The texture of the bread was firm and crispy and incredible! I'll never again cook a grill cheese in a frying pan.
I just picked up some chicken tenders that I'm going to bread with a Hooter's coating that I picked up at the supermarket.
I can imagine that cooking a hot Italian sub and then adding the tomato, lettuce, onion, etc. AFTER cooking it will be amazing!
In my brief experience, the air fryer opens up a whole new way of cooking and eating with textures and flavors that previously didn't exist, at least not in my world. Of course, I am an extreme amateur at this stuff. If there is another appliance that compares to it, I'd like to know what it is.