Cooking with less Oil or no at all? Does it sound strange. But it is made possible by science by introducing air fryers in cooking appliances market. It is the close competitor of oven and deep fryer. Less or no oil cooking is impossible in oven. Another perk of this modern cooking machine is it is extremely fast. You can get results comparatively with less time.
The air fryer has been around for a long time. We saw them on the market in the year 2013. Now, you can buy these in different types and shapes. As we know microwave ovens are almost in same shape. But they offer a big diversity in shapes and sizes. Despite in difference in models, size and shape they retain the same functions.
What is an Air Fryer? How Does Air Fryer Work?
An air fryer is basically a compact convection oven. This device cooks food quickly in a non-stick pan or basket. It has a heating element and a powerful fan at the top. It circulates hot air around the food that is set below in a basket. The food can be cooked at a high temperature. There are different models available with various features. The basic model comes with three racks, two heating elements, and one fan. A four-rack model includes two heating elements, while a six-rack model has three heating elements and a larger fan. The larger models allow for cooking up to eight food items at once.
Do Air Fryers Affect Your Health?
You probably hear a lot of things about air fryers. The truth is that you can cook food with air fryers and save yourself a lot of time.
You can cook foods with less or no oil while in case of deep fryer the situation totally opposite.
Air fryer is just a tool to give you the control to decide the fat content of your food. But it doesn’t make your food healthy holistically.
The biggest problem is that you don’t realize that what you’re eating isn’t really healthy. You probably think that you are doing the right thing by using an air fryer because you are helping to cut back on calories and fat. You may even think that the food tastes better. In reality, though, the food might not be as healthy as you think. To make sure you are eating the healthiest food, you should always read the ingredient labels. If you want to be healthier, it is good to eat foods that are low in fat and sugar.
Things Need to Consider Before Buying An Air Fryer
- The air fryers market is quite diverse. You will find air fryers in different sizes and shapes. Smaller units are best for single or two persons. While the large and extra large size can accommodate food for up-to 6 people at a time.
- Some air fryers are just simple while others are equipped with extra functions. In market one of the famous airy fryer with multi-functional feature is air fryer toaster oven combo. While some air fryers come with pressure cooker functions as well. So it is totally dependent on your kitchen space and your budget to decide which one is the best for you. Most people find a combo unit a best fit. You can decide according to your own needs.
- If you are going to buy an air fryer with just simple functions or multi-functional one. You can easily find an air fryer in price range of $35 to $400 on many online stores. According to my personal experience, you can easily find a quality air fryer in price range of $100.
- Some brands sell accessories separately so if you are interested in getting more from your air fryer you can buy these accessories.