Airfrying, it’s totally a thing.
Basically, an airfryer uses super heated air rather than oil to cook food that’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside – the same great fried taste and texture with up to 80 percent less oil than regular frying.
It’s going to be a big change for many kitchens but the health benefits are obvious and check out our list for the other great features that you’re missing out on.
It’s Really fast
An airfryer can go from room temperature to 200 degrees Celsius in as little as 3 minutes. Which means you’re ready to get cooking in just minutes and you can have a whole meal ready in super quick time.
There’s also no need to turn the food inside the airfryer and the convection movement of heat means that everything cooks evenly – which is necessary for that perfect crispy fried texture.
All the Fried Taste, None of the Guilt!
We all love the taste of fried food but the high fat content means that eating it a lot can be dangerous for your health.
The air fryer takes the oil out of the equation – using super heated air (and the odd dash of oil) to give you crispy fries, crunchy battered fish, tasty chicken and plenty more. It’s a great way to get the experience of fried food without having to deal with the greasy feeling afterwards.
It’s Versatile – Make Different Foods and Even Bake!
Some airfryers, like this model from Philips, also give you the chance to grill and roast, expanding your opportunities for making inventive meals.
What’s more, you can even use the airfrying method to bake things like cakes and buns and more. The dry air moving around acts just like an oven, helping to raise that dough and also doing it in a controlled environment that’s perfect for precision cooks.
Less Mess and Hassle
Frying food in the regular way is great, but it does leave to some unfortunate byproducts – like the smell of grease in the kitchen and layered into your clothes and hair. And those who have to clean up aftwards will know that every surface gets coated in grime.
Not so with airfrying – it’s clean and almost odour-free so it won’t linger behind. And what’s more the close unit means you don’t have to worry about being burned by explosions of oil – something fry-fans are very familiar with.
Easy to Use and Easy to Clean
In most cases, you just load up your food into one of the two compartments in the airfryer and you’re ready to go. Controls are simple and accessible, and also designed for precision, with some even sporting touch control panels for some space age looks.
And when you’re all done, you don’t have the hassle of trying to de-grease the device. You can just disassemble the parts you used and throw them into the dishwasher for an easy fix or even put down some tinfoil beforehand so it doesn’t get so dirty.
And if you do find yourself joining the ranks of the airfrying revolution, you can get inspiration from other users for the kinds of items you can cook on this dedicated Facebook page. You can even fry your breakfast!
In Short: Airfrying takes the grease out of frying – giving you all the taste and crunch that you want but in a healthier form with less mess