HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Home & Family » Cooking & Baking (Group) » Who has an air fryer and ...

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:32 PM

Who has an air fryer and do you like it?

I bought a Crux and I'm not that impressed with it. I'm gonna use it tonight for french fries to go along with chili dogs. I've been putting foil in the bottom of the basket the last few times so it's not so bad of a clean up afterwards.

8 replies, 629 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Who has an air fryer and do you like it? (Original post)
bearfan454 Jul 2019 OP
Dream Girl Jul 2019 #1
kimbutgar Jul 2019 #2
dewsgirl Jul 2019 #3
Freddie Jul 2019 #4
Freddie Jul 2019 #5
procon Jul 2019 #6
EveHammond13 Jul 2019 #7
EveHammond13 Jul 2019 #8

Response to bearfan454 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:33 PM

1. I like mine it's kind of a cross between a microwave and an oven.

Faster than an oven, better results than a microwave

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bearfan454 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:37 PM

2. I brought one and love it

Iíve air fried shrimp, French fries, egg rolls and reheated frozen pizza.

My husband wants a bigger one. We got the first model and have learned there are more advanced models with larger capacity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bearfan454 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 02:48 PM

3. I absolutely love it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bearfan454 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:12 PM

4. Great for frozen potatoes and hot dogs

I always use the highest temp setting. Not sure about putting foil on the bottom because the heat circulates through the holes there. Mine cleans very easy and the baskets are dishwasher safe.
Hot dogs I do about 8 minutes, I like them quite browned. Then put them in the rolls and air fry another 2 minutes and you have hot toasted rolls too. Yummy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bearfan454 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:17 PM

5. Also - baked potatoes

Perfect for summer, no hot oven. Lightly coat potato with vegetable oil, prick with fork, air fry at highest settings about 45 min. Can do 2 or 3 at a time.
Cinnamon toast - mix a lump of softened butter or margarine with about 1 tbsp sugar and a healthy dash of cinnamon. Spread on your favorite bread. Air fry about 6 minutes. Mmmm.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bearfan454 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:21 PM

6. Using foil blocks the air flow.

That hot air needs to circulate all around the food to thoroughly cook it and get the outside crispy. Using foil leaves the bottom of the food soggy.

You can buy various liners to keep your air fryer cleaner. These disposable, perforated round parchment papers still allow the hot air to circulate while reducing clean up chores.

Be sure to preheat first. A light mist of cooking spray makes foods even crispier. This is very useful When cooking breaded foods like chicken, fish and shrimp. When cooking large amounts, stop half way and toss the fries to evenly cook all sides.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to procon (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:35 PM

7. agree. the foil defeats the purpose.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bearfan454 (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:37 PM

8. I have a small one - 2 quarts. Really like it for chicken wings

 

and tater tots. Easy to put a side in there while I'm making main course for dinner. Just a light spray of cooking oil, no real frying necessary.

Chicken wings came out excellent (yes, only about 6 can fit in this one). Light coating of olive oil, season well with garlic salt and lemon pepper seasoning. Crispy skin, tender and juicy on the inside. I can't achieve that in the real oven.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread