Air fryers

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Post by gnappi » 06 Mar 2019, 01:50

JL8Jeff wrote:How is the air fryer on the electric bill? Have you used the air fryer for reheating meals? I usually cook meats on the grill outside even if it's 0 degrees out. I have not fried anything in a pan in oil in a long time. I wonder if you can get chicken wings crispy with it.
They use no more electricity (1700 watts) than a hair dryer, far less than an electric range burner which can be 2500 watts. Also since you cook for less time, it's pretty clear that as compared to an electric range they're more efficient. Add to that the "XL" can easily cook meat and other things simultaneously with the divider its power remains @1700 watts where adding a second burner on an electric range (or microwave) will double energy used.

Anyway, getting food crispy is no problem, getting them crispy and cooked the way you want is a matter of practice. It's been opined that they wind up is a cellar with other disused gadgets. That may be true but it's not the fault of the gadget, it's lack of perseverance on the part of the buyer to use and learn the gadget.

My GF's fryer was at Bed Bath and beyond for $99 with their 20% coupon it's ~$80. My "XL" was IIRC originally $139 on sale for $99 and with the 20% off coupon it was $80 and that made the purchase a no brainer. I've blown more silly money on fishing gear that didn't cook my catch for me than that! :-)

Oh, you couldn't get me to cook in frigid weather if you paid me, while not very hot, in winter the air fryer helps warm the kitchen too :-)
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Post by JL8Jeff » 06 Mar 2019, 20:39

Thanks, that's good info. I have solar on the roof so I was wondering if something like that would use too much and throw off my balance. I have gas stovetop and oven and I really prefer that over electric for cooking. But I don't use the oven much since I'm cooking for myself and the oven is original to the house from 1973 and not the most efficient. I use the toaster oven way more than the oven for reheating and cooking small dishes. The air fryer might be a nice alternative for when I don't cook outside on the grill.
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Post by gnappi » 08 Mar 2019, 23:34

JL8Jeff wrote:Thanks, that's good info. I have solar on the roof so I was wondering if something like that would use too much and throw off my balance. I have gas stovetop and oven and I really prefer that over electric for cooking. But I don't use the oven much since I'm cooking for myself and the oven is original to the house from 1973 and not the most efficient. I use the toaster oven way more than the oven for reheating and cooking small dishes. The air fryer might be a nice alternative for when I don't cook outside on the grill.
I would think a small microwave at 500-600 watts would be most the efficient use of power on a solar setup? They're fast which means less power for a shorter period of time.
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Post by LDUBS » 14 Mar 2019, 00:12

I was at my brother-in-law's today helping him tile his bathroom floor, which is a whole another story.

Anyway, he tossed some frozen buffalo wings into what I thought was an air cooker, but instead it is a combo infrared, convection, and conduction cooker. Kind of like an air fryer on steroids. Pretty neat and didn't take long to cook up the wings. Brand is Nuwave. Looks kind of like the air fryer pictured above. I was impressed enough that I might consider getting one provided Mrs Ldubs will sanction some counter space.

Made me think of this thread so thought I would share.
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Post by Jim » 14 Mar 2019, 06:49

Not related, but we have the NuWave induction cooktop and that is awesome!
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Re: Air fryers

Post by gnappi » 21 May 2019, 17:22

Well, it's been a few months now and I think I've settled into what I like.

I have found that white potatoes do not make good fries, while Idaho style baking types do, just about any sweet potato makes very good fries, prepping chicken thighs by the butterfly and boning method works (and tastes) best. Cooking bone in should be at lower and slower temps/times with the meat sliced parallel to the bone to get it fully cooked.

My all time fave (and my son's) is the "Boston style" Jamaican jerk chicken prepared from a rub with spices found in jars at grocery stores. Just throw a few tablespoons of spice in a gallon sealing bag with 5-6 pieces of chicken shake, and go.
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Re: Air fryers

Post by Quiltingcafe » 25 May 2019, 08:31

Hint: frozen food works best! Like fries, veggies, breaded meats, egg rolls, etc. (but not frozen pizza!)That's because they crisp up before drying out. I also use it in place of my toaster oven for leftovers and of course, bread!

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