Air flow Fryer, Anyone?
So, you have decided to throw yourself into the world of air fryers! Useful to you! You’ve probably decided that you would like to enjoy tasty foods that remind you of mum’s ‘fried’ chicken, but you do not want to clog your arteries with all the fatty oils she used!
We get that, and we have all the information you require to help you choose the best air fryer for your kitchen, your checkbook, your heart, and most importantly—your taste buds!
To Spend or Not Paying?
1 of the most crucial things you need to consider when you are looking to acquire an air fryer is price. There is quite a range of prices when it comes to air fryers on the market today, and for the most part, we feel you’ll get what you pay for.
You’ll need to decide whether or not brand name is super important for you, and then, you’ll need to determine whether or not you’ll pay for that brand name.
For example, if you are looking for the industry head air fryer, you’ll change to Philips. Most abundant in alarms, whistles, aesthetic appeal and patent-pending technology, you might pay upwards of near 300 dollar (or more, depending on vendor)!
If you are looking for an air fryer that will enthusiastically and effectively do the job, just maybe without all the bells and whistles of the Philips lines, then there are a lot products out there (GoWise USA and Glip are strong contenders) that will be much kinder to your bank account!
Handle, Control, Control
Once you have decided on your target budget, you’ll want to start taking a look at how you’ll be able to set food preparation temperature and time.
You will want to look at whether the air fryer allows you to manually established controls (nice if you have a variety of recipes you’d like to try) or if you have to use the pre-programmed temperatures set by the maker.
Another big variation to think about is actually those controls are digital or analog. Digital configurations are nice because they add a fairly easy and quick way to operate your air fryer, and add a touch of modernity to your kitchen.
That said, a couple of air fryers on the market are working to appeal to you with their cool, sleek retro style, and analog controls are what makes them pop!
We’re not saying you are better than the other, but you will want to decide what you want so you will know just what outlines to look at.
Dimension Does Issue
Most air fryers on the market tout themselves as healthy alternatives for family cooking. Claiming the ability to ‘fry’ foods with no oil (though many still require about a tea spoon or so), air fryers are able to provide meals with up to 70% (80%, depending on what company you pay attention to! ) of body fat that traditionally fried foods have.
More, the time that is needed to cook these meals is a fraction of the time that would be needed if you were to really fry the foods, and with almost an identical outcome in preference and texture.
The get, though, is that while most air fryers have a pretty generous size for cooking (typical capacity is about 2-3 lbs., ) many find that this is a good amount for one or two people. Might be three, if light predators. Or, these air fryers would be great for making appetizers for the top game or cocktails for an romantic get together.
If you are looking to feed your entire family (four or more), you will want to be sure you have at least 2. 5 qt. capacity or higher, and you ought to plan on making food in batches (or buy the brand that allows you the option of buying a multi-cooking rack that will provide you with more space when cooking).
You may even want to consider some of air fryers that are on the market industry right now, but are currently sold not only as air fryers but also as multi-function cookers.
These appliances are likely to have pretty cavernous cooking spaces (think small turkey size! ) and get good reviews for their air frying capacity and their versatility.
Convenience and Cleanup
One of the perks of an air fryer is not hard food preparation. EASY. By which, we mean that you do not have to be a rocket scientist to operate. When you are making your purchase, some key things to look for are the following:
Really does the air fryer you are considering have a basket that has been reviewed and proved to be easily removable?
This is key when cooking things like fries or chicken nuggets because most manufacturers recommend periodic shaking up of foods like that when cooking food. If you have a basket that is easily removable, this will be no issue.
If you occur to decide on an air fryer with a drop-in basket, with no handle for periodic shaking, this may be an issue unless there is an alternative food preparation style included.
For instance, one of the air fryers on the market has a drop-in basket, but also has a tungsten-halogen light heat source at the top of the cooker and a heat element on the base, in addition to swiftly circulating air, so banging food up while food preparation might not exactly present a problem.