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Old 06-19-2020, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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Every kitchen tool has its limitations. A great microwave and convection oven are our first used tools.

But we use the air fryer virtually every day cooking frozen french fries, reheating day old biscuits/rolls (pizza) and frozen foods of all kinds. I seldom cook more than a couple of items in it, however.

Seldom are we in the kitchen but a few minutes.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I've used my AF more in the past month than I've used my IP in the three years I've owned it.
I own and use both, but I use my air fryer a lot more. It gets used at lease once a day, sometimes more
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Old Today, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Troy, NY
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I finally used my air fryer to cook off some chicken wings. The first batch came out slightly under cooked due to the differences in size between the different wing sections. The second batch turned out a whole lot better. They were nice and crisp.

I followed the recipe suggestions in the "cookbook" that came with the airfryer. I think that the next time I prepare wings, I will drag the wings through a seasoned cornstarch rather than seasoned flour. I also will cool the wings a bit longer to get them good and crispy.

I am very satisfied with my results and I will be looking for some other ways to use it.
Make sure the pieces are similar in size, and the basket isn't over crowded. Use the recipes in the provided cookbook as a starting point. There are thousands of recipes online & in other cookbooks.


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I think it is safe to say, more people like or love their air fryers than don't.
I've been happily been using mine for close to 4 yrs.

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I hope so. Amazon had a 50% off coupon for a 3.2L one with good reviews, for $29.99 I figured it was worth a shot.
Sounds good, but you may discover 3.2L isn't big enough. Or it may be the perfect size.


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i find it to be a particularly unattractive appliance so i don't really want to want one. however, i like things that are improvements on what i currently use so i have looked into it. from my online research; it seems like if i am happy with my toaster oven; then i probably shouldn't bother with an air fryer. so i haven't gotten one.
I was happy with my toaster oven, but it did have some limitations. So I got my airfryer. There are things that cook better in the toaster oven, while others in the airfryer. But both are very useful. Unfortunately my toaster oven died a while back. So things I would cook in that a forced into my traditional oven. But I will replace it when I have extra $$.

Just consider a toaster oven as a mini traditional oven.


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Can you do something beer battered in the AF or would it have to be a flour/egg/breaded type coating?
Here is a recipe you can try for beer batter.
https://bluejeanchef.com/recipes/beer-battered-fish/
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