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MOM21SON

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Does anyone have a air fryer.
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:25:39 am »
I do and when I remember I have it, I love it! 

I just made some stuffed pretzel poppers and they were so good.  I made chicken, hot dogs, fries of course.  I belong to a FB group for Air fryers and I'm amazed at what people are able to do.

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Re: Does anyone have a air fryer.
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 08:50:47 am »
Which brand to you have? I'm very interested in one but I'm surprised at the variance in pricing. I definitely want one that can do 4 servings of something.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 10:09:46 am »
I do not have one, but my friend just got one, and I'm going to visit her next week and we will set it up and play with it to see how we like it.
If you want, I can report back when I get home.
Brand, model, what we tried and how it worked.


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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 12:14:04 pm »
I have one - I've made chicken breasts and bacon. Bacon is so easy - put a little water in the bottom, set it at 400 F, cook for 7 minutes, check, then cook for 4 minutes more. Mine is a smaller air fryer, so I can cut 3-4 pieces of bacon in half and cook them. Comes out nice and crisp and much less messy than stove-top and don't have to turn on the oven.

Chicken breasts came out very moist and tender.

It does take up a lot of room, but I got a good deal on it, so I bought it. I'm glad I did. Mine is a Cooks brand from JCPenney. I don't know what size it is.

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 01:00:37 pm »
I have a question right off. How difficult are they to clean?

I used a Galloping Gourmet oven in the 70s and 8os. We loved the food and my 8 year old used it for years. It just got too heavy for me. For comparison, I think the old Foreman Grills without removable plates are hard to clean and my small Instapot comes apart easily enough.

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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 01:21:59 pm »
I also would like to know how the food compares to a regular deep fryer!

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 02:55:11 pm »
We bought the t-Fal actifry when it was on sale at costco.  We actually bought it halfsies with our neighbors and it mostly lives at their house.  It can make enough fries for 4 big eaters, but the rotating arm breaks some of the longer fries when they're thawing out.  I haven't tried it with fresh cut fries.   

I've jammed 8 drumsticks in there (probably over crowding them, but whatever...!) and they came out crispy and delicious. 

Pros:

The major pro for me is that I can cook a decent amount of food in there without heating up my whole kitchen by using the big oven.  Clean up is easy, because the whole food cooking area comes out, and you can rinse it in the sink (I've never cooked things in there that required a lot of scrubbing).


Cons:

The con is that I can't cook for more than 4 people in it.  It takes about 40 minutes for the fries to cook, and same for other cuts of meat. I sometimes feel like there's a lot of dead space that should be filled with food, but I know that's to let the hot air circulate. There are even bigger t-Fal models, that allow you to cook two things at once, which might be more useful.

It takes up a lot of shelf space, which one might not have available.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2018, 12:33:54 am »
My first one was a Cooks Essentials and was only 3.25 qts.  I wanted a bigger one and DH successfully ruined my CE one by using it on the stove and accidentally got it on fire. 

Now I have a Emerill.  It's a little bigger but I still want a bigger one.  I have made chicken wings. fish, fries and last night I had cheese stuffed pretzel poppers.  I have made many other things.

I belong to a FB group and they post the most amazing food!  Cleaning it is a breeze!  Just wash the container, that's it!

As soon as I can figure out how to sneak in a bigger one, it will be here.

I have seen pictures of meatloaf, roasted veges, potatoes, shrimp.  Just about anything can be cooked in one. 
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Re: Does anyone have a air fryer.
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2018, 10:55:48 am »
I have a question right off. How difficult are they to clean?

I used a Galloping Gourmet oven in the 70s and 8os. We loved the food and my 8 year old used it for years. It just got too heavy for me. For comparison, I think the old Foreman Grills without removable plates are hard to clean and my small Instapot comes apart easily enough.

Mine is very easy to clean. The basket and the holder come apart and can be hand-washed.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2018, 12:11:28 pm »
I got a Vonshef one this week. So far made rosti, sweet potato fries, and crispy duck legs
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