Keep hearing about the joy of air frying? Providing a faster and healthier way to cook fried food with little or no oil, an air fryer has become a staple in the kitchen. It works like a convection oven to circulate hot air around your food—it’s just more compact and will save you more time. Think guilt-free crispy chicken, homemade fries, and donuts that are not only easy to make, but have an easier cleanup compared to using a traditional deep-fat fryer.
With a smaller interior heating capacity and shorter preheating times, an air fryer can be a quicker way to cook than your standard oven too – potentially saving you money on your utility bills. energy if used wisely. (Just make sure it’s big enough to cook what you need, otherwise you’ll end up using it multiple times—which defeats the purpose of saving energy.) Multifunctional in design, some air fryers come loaded with in preset cooking modes for baking, grilling. , dehydrating, grilling, and reheating. They can handle a variety of meats, fish, and vegetables effectively, as well as sweet foods: think steak and sweet potato fries, homemade apple crisps and warm banana bread. Here are WIRED’s top picks that fit a variety of components and price points.
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