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Old 11-13-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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The last thing I need is one more kitchen device, but I've heard so much good about air fryers I've been thinking about buying one but would like to hear any negatives too before I invest.

Is there anyone out there who hates their air fryer? Why? Badly cooked food? Hard to clean?
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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No such thing.

If it's frying it uses hot oil to cook. That's the definition of frying.

What you are talking about is a high powered convection oven.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:09 PM
 
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I use mine 5-7 times per week I cooked a steak in mine tonight ….
ive cooked bacon, turkey pork, eggs wings chicken thighs turkey thighs even a lobster

its essentially a broiler with the element on top...… I like mine because its quick easy and very easy clean up...also I use to use the oven a lot with tinfoil....and now im reading tinfoil will kill you.... I can use this with no foil.... and it was only 49 dollars at Walmart..


I got a new instapot too.... todays pressure cooker - the air fryer is dry heat...this is meant for moist... cooking.....for roasts, stew pulled pork ..this was 49 dollars at Walmart too I like it and use them both

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Old 11-13-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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I love mine. I make everything in it.

I don't find it hard to clean. I just put the bottom section in the dishwasher. I find it is an easy cook once you find the right time. Even cooking. Which I don't find with other things where you might get a stubborn patch that doesn't cook.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:24 PM
 
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air fryer airfryer airfryer airfryer



allll we are saaaaying is give (an airfryer ) a chance
LOL

Your posts on the dinner thread are what mainly got me intrigued. Bacon? You can cook bacon? I haven't eaten bacon in years because I hate cleaning up the spatter off the entire stovetop and adjoining counter and often the floor too.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:00 PM
 
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I had an "airfryer" back in the early 90's ~ it was such a disaster that I would Never consider such a gimick again. Poorly cooked food, impossible to clean (oil gets places that can't be reached, on parts that can't be washed) ~ maybe the design has changed, but I've not found a "miracle device" yet that actually lives up to the hype. This from the perspective of a very active home cook....



Funny thing about confirmation bias, everyone hates being wrong or to look foolish. So, whenever someone spends money on something, of COURSE it's going to be the best thing since sliced bread. Unless you're conscious of this natural tendency, it's easy to not even see it happening.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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Your posts on the dinner thread are what mainly got me intrigued. Bacon? You can cook bacon? I haven't eaten bacon in years because I hate cleaning up the spatter off the entire stovetop and adjoining counter and often the floor too.
yes cooks bacon great!! no splatter!!

the clean up is what I love...I cook for myself...tho I do like leftovers...… when you cook for yourself or two …. lots of food you shy away from cooking because of the mess.... or if you have little time to cook..... the air fryer is very practical..in both these areas

I also cooked fish fillets a couple nights ago and it cooked it well..
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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Your posts on the dinner thread are what mainly got me intrigued. Bacon? You can cook bacon? I haven't eaten bacon in years because I hate cleaning up the spatter off the entire stovetop and adjoining counter and often the floor too.
I have no comment on the air fryer, but all you have to do is bake bacon on a cookie sheet. Lay each piece out flat and not overlapping on the sheet. You start it in a cold oven, and it takes somewhere between 18 - 25 minutes on 400, depending how crispy you like it.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I have one, My co-worker gave me an extra. It's an older model maybe 2 years old. I made bone in chicken thighs tonight and they were juicy and the skin was crispy (almost as if I grilled them on the BBQ) last week I made chicken legs. I marinated them in lemon, garlic and honey. I have only had mine 1 month. I plan to make a small meatloaf in it next time. BTW the chicken took 20 minutes to cook on 350 degrees. Easy clean up too. If my friend did not give me one of her extras (she has 2 others) I wouldn't buy one because I don't have counter pace. I keep it in my spare closet and take it out when I need to. You use very little oil and no need to on meats, maybe veggies and fish but 2 tsp. oil is plenty.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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I have had several over the years. The non stick coatings on all flaked off after about six months of use. Other than that, they are easy to use and clean. Large pieces of foods such as chicken breast, fish fillet, etc. need to be turned over half way through for best result.
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