Airfryer And People's Craze About It

Air fryers are the newest kitchen craze–it appears that everyone is buying them and enjoying the results. The air fryer is just a more powerful countertop convection oven – it doesn’t fry your food. We've witnessed an increase in the number of air fryers in the last year.

But, why are air fryers so popular?

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Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular, owing to an increase in home cooking last year and increased awareness of the positive benefits of reducing the amount of oil used when frying dishes. It has been around for almost a decade. But it was only the last year during the pandemic that their sales went up. It resulted in more individuals cooking at home, which led to an increase in the purchasing of more specialized appliances. People missed fried food but without the mess of oil and added fat that deep fryer uses. Oven cannot make food crispy like that from restaurant and not everyone has a broiler or convection oven. Plus, roasting does not provide the same level of crunch as frying. 

This is where air fryer comes in.


1. Healthy

The idea of healthier cooking is the single most important consideration for most individuals purchasing an air fryer. With very little oil needed in the cooking process, this is an excellent method to substitute unhealthy deep-fried items with a healthier option.


2. Simple and easy

Because air fryers are quick and simple to operate, cooking at home becomes a much more appealing choice. Dinner is simplified thanks to the air fryer. Simply season a piece of meat, such as a chicken breast (even from frozen), place it in the basket, and set it to cook.


3. Crispy like restaurant

The air fryer really crisps up the food you cook, giving it a crispy and golden surface instead of a soggy mess. All you need is a little spray of cooking oil on the outside of the meal to get a crisp and crispy exterior. This is the ideal method for making anything breaded, as well as any frozen or breaded dish.


4. Jack of all

This appliance can prepare almost anything, from fried chicken to entire spaghetti squash to curries and sweets. It's ideal for reheating frozen store-bought dishes such as French fries, tater tots, and pizza rolls.


5. Easy to clean

If you keep up with cleaning it after each use, it will just need a routine clean, just like any other pot or pan you use. Simply fill the basket with soapy water and scrub the interior and outside with a non-scratch sponge. Some air fryer baskets are also dishwasher safe.


6. Does not take up space

Even the largest air fryer will not take up too much room on your counter. The majority of air fryers are the size of a tiny oven or coffee maker. They're tiny enough to keep on the kitchen counter. There are also attractive air fryers that will match your similarly lovely kitchen.


How does the air fryer works?

The upper part of the air fryer houses a heating mechanism and a fan. When you turn it on, hot air flows down and around the food, which is placed in a fryer-style basket. This quick circulation crisps the food, similar to deep-frying but without the oil. They also heat the bottom of the meal, which is more difficult to achieve with a traditional baking sheet. Ovens normally have a larger food capacity than air fryers, but air fryers are far more portable and do not leak much heat into the kitchen.


Are there any drawbacks?

One disadvantage of air fryers is that they produce more noise than convection ovens. If you want a quiet kitchen appliance, an air fryer might not be the greatest option. Furthermore, air fryers cannot cook items with a flour-based or wet batter.

Another disadvantage of an air fryer is its short power line. If the power outlet is close to where you want to put the air fryer, it won't be an issue, but if it isn't, you'll need a power plug extender.