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Old 12-24-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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A very good friend got me an air fryer for Christmas. It was very thoughtful and I am very grateful for them thinking of me.


But, isn't an air fryer just a small convection oven?


I've never heard of air fryers and did some looking and that is what I'm thinking. I have not used it yet, though. But I don't think batter fried fish is going to work too well. lol




Just wanted your opinion.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Is it like this?

Robert Irvine 1300-Watt Halogen Oven with Extender Review and Giveaway - Steamy Kitchen Recipes

If so, it is called a halogen oven. During a weak moment I bought one from QVC almost a year ago. I understand they make great whole chickens and roasts. I have never used mine. I am an idiot.
 
Old 12-24-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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Originally Posted by maggie2101 View Post
Is it like this?

Robert Irvine 1300-Watt Halogen Oven with Extender Review and Giveaway - Steamy Kitchen Recipes

If so, it is called a halogen oven. During a weak moment I bought one from QVC almost a year ago. I understand they make great whole chickens and roasts. I have never used mine. I am an idiot.

LOL!


No, it's more like this.
air fryer - Bing images

I'm at work and don't remember the brand name or anything.
 
Old 12-24-2015, 11:58 AM
 
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Oh, totally different then. Those fries look good!

And you can make awesome looking potato chips.

I need to ignore this thread or I am going to end up with an air fryer.

Last edited by maggie2101; 12-24-2015 at 12:12 PM..
 
Old 12-24-2015, 01:35 PM
 
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I don't like fried air
 
Old 12-24-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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They seem to have very good reviews on Amazon. And they don't appear to be particularly cheap, either. I'd say your friend is quite generous!
 
Old 12-24-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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My parents bought one of these and were recently telling us about how much they love it. My dad has been using it to make anything that they previously fried. Apparently you can use it for just about anything you would throw into a regular fryer. He even recently made funnel cakes. Says that the taste is great and everything they make in it is so much healthier.
 
Old 12-24-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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Must. Ignore. This. Thread.
 
Old 12-24-2015, 03:21 PM
 
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The air fryer is nothing more than a concentrated toaster oven. While it works, it doesn't taste like deep fried because there's a loss of moisture. You do add oil to this but it's not enough to make fried chicken taste crispy and oily. There's something about oil that makes the shell flavorful. When there's less oil, it tastes like something is missing or dry.
 
Old 12-24-2015, 04:45 PM
 
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If you keep it, give us some reviews.

It's been on my "maybe" list for quite awhile. It is on the pricey side.
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