Ultimate Air Fryer Guide 2021: How Does it Work Without Oil?

Jan 31, 2021 07:31 AM EST | By Joshua Summers (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Ultimate Air Fryer Guide: What is it and How Does it work?
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Visitors line up to buy currywurst and french fries on German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) near the Brandenburg Gate on October 3, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

Different tools for cooking are emerging, thanks to the advancement of technology. These devices like ovens, air fryers, turbo broiler, and even microwave ovens are pulling the hearts of kitchen amateurs as the first step of falling in love with cooking.

The most recent invention is the air fryer, which gathered people's attention because of its unique way of cooking food without the need for oil!

To give you a background of what air fryer does, we will give you the ultimate air fryer guide that will make you an expert on this awesome kitchen device. This guide will also help you determine if an air fryer is suitable for you!

Read also: Deep-Frying Tips and a List of Food You Should Try Deep-Frying

What is an air fryer?

Egg-shaped, made from different materials, and with a sleek design, this cooking monster's appearance is luxurious, but what is an air fryer?

According to Taste of Home, this device promises crispiness due to deep-frying, however, without utilizing a large amount of oil. Family Handyman shares that in actuality, air fryers are amped-up countertop convection oven. They add that Philips Electronic Company is the one who originally created the product.

Now, if it does not need oil, how does it cook your food? According to Reader's Digest, the crispiness everyone loves is traditionally achieved by submerging foods with many oils. Still, for the air fryer, a tablespoon or so is only needed.

They add that with air fryers, the air circulating inside is the one that makes the food crispy. Still, the taste, texture, and even the color are the same as the traditional deep frying. Even though it utilizes a small amount of oil, you should bear in mind that air frying is still frying even though it seems healthier.

How do you use an air fryer?

Taste of Home provides us a guide on efficiently using your air fryers in three easy steps:

  1. You just have to put your food in the basket of the device, noting the size of the basket itself, reminding that in most cases, a single to a couple of tablespoons of oil is enough to make your food crispy.
  2. You need to set the time and temperature that usually ranges to five to 25 minutes, setting the temperature to at least 350 degrees to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Wait for the food to cook, turning them halfway if you need to.

Reader's Digest references a study saying that these fixed temperature and cooking time prevent harmful chemicals that can affect the body when eaten.

If you love the convenience air fryer offers, then maybe you have to get one to avoid being constraint by the time. There are even more and more recipes online that you can cook utilizing air fryers.

This ultimate air fryer guide may help you decide if you would avail of one or not. Just consider if you always fry foods and if not, you might want to reconsider.

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