Things are so dull in my life that the only thing I have to contribute to this board is random kitchen appliance chatter lol. I have points from a credit card that I could possibly use to buy an air fryer. I have friends who love them, but I wonder how often people actual use it. Do you have one? Do you love it? Is it really worth buying?
Post by BlondeSpiders on May 14, 2020 11:25:57 GMT -5
I'm on my 2nd air fryer. We got a cute little red one to match our kitchen and it was way too small. In fact, for whatever size you think you need, go up! It never seems to be big enough. We just bought an AF lid for our 6-qt Instant Pot, which is plenty large. We like to make chicken strips: I make my own pretzel-crusted ones. Anything you'd put in the oven can go in an AF. My favorite AF veggie is asparagus. I usually bake it because I love crispy tips, but if you cut it up and AF, you can do an entire bunch at once. In fact, the AF is good for almost all veggies. I don't use it as often as I'd like, but most of our meals are made on the stovetop so I wouldn't use an oven anyway.
If you do Facebook, there are many AF groups on there.
Post by downtoearth on May 19, 2020 8:26:50 GMT -5
I have a counter convection oven/oven/air fryer. I bought it when my stove stopped working and before I could afford to buy a new stove (plus the time for delivery/install - so only had that for about 2 months). I really like it. I didn't know I would, but I use it almost every day. Kids toast bagels each morning they are here, I use it for air fryer for vegetables and roast vegetables in it too - the air fryer makes the crispiest brussell sprouts and asparagus, that are so flavorful and not full of oil. I also make small batches of bacon in the convection oven or fake meat/real meat sausages for a quick breakfast. I don't have my microwave in the kitchen, so it's great. But it is weird to have both an oven/stove and a counter top oven. I think it's great when I am roasting something in the oven or baking bread and still want to make roasted veggies or air fryer veggies in the counter top air fryer/oven.