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Old 04-12-2019, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I got one for Christmas and used it once but wasn't crazy with the results. I thought it gave the food an off taste. Maybe that's because it was new.
I'll probably give it another try, but so far, I just don't see why so many people are crazy about it.
It does need to be played with a bit practice makes perfect. I liked mine from day one, but the more I used it and the more I read recipes from a couple of books I got the more I learned to love it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Why, what do you not like about it? If I lived close to you I would buy it in a second. I could use 2. Like tonight, it I had 2 I would do fries in one and talapia in the other.
Well, maybe if we had ever fried things to begin with it would be more usable, but we realized after we bought it that we don't ever fry anything anyway.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well, maybe if we had ever fried things to begin with it would be more usable, but we realized after we bought it that we don't ever fry anything anyway.
Well that makes sense then. We use ours for, as I have said, things like salmon, chicken, veggies, yes, hash browns or frozen fries, and so much more, though we are not huge frying people either. Of course for someone who doesn't fry foods at all it would be a waste.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:53 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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Well, maybe if we had ever fried things to begin with it would be more usable, but we realized after we bought it that we don't ever fry anything anyway.
I felt the same way. The friend who loved hers used it to heat biscuits and rolls and cook French fries. It took me awhile to figure out what to cook. Now I think of it as my little oven. It makes great meat loaf and chicken (not fried but delicious) and reheats many things better than the microwave.


I bought a bundt pan which I'm planning to use to make bread.


The drawer is awkward to me. Getting it in and out of the appliance and getting cooked food out of it without burning yourself, but I bought one of the cheapest. I will research a little when this one needs replacing
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Well that makes sense then. We use ours for, as I have said, things like salmon, chicken, veggies, yes, hash browns or frozen fries, and so much more, though we are not huge frying people either. Of course for someone who doesn't fry foods at all it would be a waste.
I fry food but an air fryer doesn't fry food or even come close. It's like a small convection oven, too small to cook very much of anything. I have an LG range with a convection oven with a fan that does exactly what an air fryer does but better, my old range with a convection oven didn't work as well as this one, but it still worked better than an air fryer because I could fit more food in it. I got the biggest air fryer I could find, but the drawer was tiny compared to the overall size of the thing. I just don't understand the enthusiasm over these things

https://www.wired.com/story/air-fryers/

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Old 04-16-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I fry food but an air fryer doesn't fry food or even come close. It's like a small convection oven, too small to cook very much of anything. I have an LG range with a convection oven with a fan that does exactly what an air fryer does but better, my old range with a convection oven didn't work as well as this one, but it still worked better than an air fryer because I could fit more food in it. I got the biggest air fryer I could find, but the drawer was tiny compared to the overall size of the thing. I just don't understand the enthusiasm over these things

https://www.wired.com/story/air-fryers/


How many people do you cook for?
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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How many people do you cook for?
Either two or four if my son and his little boy come over to eat which happens about 3 times a week
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I fry food but an air fryer doesn't fry food or even come close. It's like a small convection oven, too small to cook very much of anything. I have an LG range with a convection oven with a fan that does exactly what an air fryer does but better, my old range with a convection oven didn't work as well as this one, but it still worked better than an air fryer because I could fit more food in it. I got the biggest air fryer I could find, but the drawer was tiny compared to the overall size of the thing. I just don't understand the enthusiasm over these things

https://www.wired.com/story/air-fryers/
I will agree with you on the size considering how large they look on the outside and it fine if you have a new range with a convection oven, but some of us do not want to invest in a new oven. I guess you must cook for a lot more people than I do. Last night I did 12 buffalo wings in my air fryer. They came out perfect, With only 2 of us to cook for I think the air fryer is the answer. when we modeled our kitchen about 5 years ago I probably might have considered a convection oven, but I didn't.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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I love mine, we don't eat many fried foods, but that is Ok too. I often will do boneless chicken in it, with lots of herbs added & cook it, or fish. or potatoes, I Like that I can cook a hot meal, in the summer, without having to turn on the oven & make the place even hotter.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This is the base: https://ifoodblogger.com/baked-chick...-extra-crispy/

I usually use a tad more powder. I add seasonings to powder (NOTHING with salt) like, garlic powder, ground coriander, cayenne, paprika, etc. whatever your taste.

Cook them. I found the wire rack crisps them on bottom... pain to clean, but worth it.

IMMEDIATELY liberally sprinkle (or toss in a bowl) with tajin chili/lime/salt.

(and I use the convection setting)
did it yesterday: I used a little salt plus other spices, put the wings and mixed with baking powder and flour in a plastic bag, shock well and popped them in the air fryer for about 20 minutes: the second batch I did a few minutes longer and they were browner but both batches were nice a crisp. thanks for the hint. BTW, I used very little flour. I only wanted enough to be sure they got brown. We use almost on flour except for baking at holiday time. I also sprayed them and used no oil.
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