Air fryers have taken over the kitchen appliance space by storm. This intelligent cooking appliance has changed the way we cook fried food forever.
Not only does it make fried food healthier, but it also makes cooking more convenient.
Read on to learn more about air fryers, their different types, and how to choose the best one for your kitchen.
What Is an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance patented by Philips Electronics in 2010. It is essentially an advanced countertop convection oven.
Contrary to its name, an air fryer doesn’t really fry your food. Instead, air fryers rapidly circulate hot air to mimic the results of deep frying without using any oil.
Air fryers have a built-in fan that circulates the hot air around your food. The food is kept in a tray or basket, so all surface of the food gets in contact with hot air. As a result, the food becomes super crispy without dunking it in hot oil.
Air Fryer Benefits
- Effortless reheating process
- Versatile cooking appliance
- Prepares healthier foods
- It can be cleaned effortlessly
- Super crispy and crunchy food
- Easy and convenient cooking method
- Cooks faster than a conventional oven
Air Fryer Types
- Basket air fryer
- Tray air fryer
- Paddle air fryer
- Specialty air fryer
- Multi-purpose air fryer