(as of Jan 29,2021 19:00:46 UTC – Details)
With a revolutionary kitchen appliance like the air fryer, cooking easy, healthy and delicious meals at home has become more practical. Not only will you be saving time but more importantly, you’ll be cutting back on oil in your food.
Before we move on, you might be wondering what an air fryer is exactly. Having made its debut in 2010, the air fryer is basically a kitchen appliance that fries without oil. Or, if need be, as little oil as possible. It does this by circulating hot air quickly with a built-in fan, a process that builds temperatures high enough to mimic conventional frying.
Because of this, air fryers are able to fry food without the hazards of traditional oil frying – such as oil burns or fire damage – and can do it in a more systematic, controlled manner.
Since an air fryer uses hot air, some may argue that it works the same as a conventional oven. One, however, must remember that the two appliances produce different results, often due to their differences in technology.
While ovens apply the dry air and heat directly onto the dish and take longer cooking times, air fryers contain a technology that rapidly spirals air around the dish, resulting in faster cooking times and a more fried appearance.
Since 2010, there have been countless versions of the air fryer, often with different styles and mechanisms. That said, it’s usually best to consult your service provider when it comes to how to use it, and if you’re looking to replace your current brand with another, how it differs from your newer appliance. There are, however, some similarities:
Use the right attachment. Before anything else, clarify with the recipe what attachment you’ll be needing for the dish. Do you need a mixer? A grill? And extra pan? Ensure that you have everything ready.
Unstick your pan. While air fryers don’t need oil to work, not using oil often means a larger chance of certain dishes sticking to the pan or basket. That said, you can either mist the pan lightly with oil to keep your food from sticking or add parchment paper to it for a true oil-free alternative. Nonetheless, unsticking your pan is crucial.
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Set the temperature. Whether you’re using Fahrenheit, Celsius, or amount of wattage, be sure you set your fryer at the right temperature or power level so it doesn’t over or undercook your dish. Some air fryers also provide “modes,” or cooking options, for certain types of food like fries and pastries.
Set the timer. Once you’re done with your temperature, just set the timer as indicated in the recipe and let it fly. You can experiment a little with this. Also, you can also take out the pan every now and then to add more or to check your cooking; all you need is to pause the machine.
These benefits make air fryers the obvious choice when it comes to healthy cooking No compromise on flavor or convenience!
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