Remember how air fryers became the trending thing? From celebrities to social media influencers to even friends and family. All of a sudden everyone developed an interest in owning an air fryer, you couldn’t scroll past posts on Instagram without seeing videos of food bloggers using and praising air fryers. 

If you’re considering adding an air fryer to your cooking appliances, you may be wondering if it’s really worth it. We’ve got all the information you need to help you make a decision.

What do air fryers do?

Let’s address something really quick!

Air fryers actually don’t “fry” foods. What they do is known as cooking using convection heating (circulating hot air around food). The hot air circulating around the food makes it crispy with a crunchy coating. Air-fried chicken will have the same taste and texture as fried or roasted chicken only that the air-fried chicken would be cooked with little or no oil.

So, are air fryers the healthy option?

The answer to this question greatly depends on what you are using the air fryer for.

For example, if you pick air frying your chicken over deep frying it in oil, that will be considered a healthy option. On the other hand, if you air-fry food like chicken nuggets, it doesn’t make the nuggets any healthier.

Do you get the point now? Air-fryers can be said to be the “healthy option” only in some cases.

What are some pros of using an air fryer? 

1. It is fast and easy to use 

2. You can use it to prepare healthy meals 

3. Very easy to achieve crunchy and crispy food

4. You can prepare different things in it 

5. It cooks faster than a standard oven 

6. It is easy to clean and assemble 

What are the cons of air fryers? 

There are amazing benefits of owning and cooking with an air fryer, but like most things, what has advantages will also have disadvantages. Air fryers are relatively expensive, noisy and have limited cooking capacity. 

What can you prepare in your air fryer?

The types of food you can prepare in your air fryer include vegetables, chicken, sweet potatoes, pork, steak, fish, sweet potato fries, bacon, cookies etc.

You can also use your air-fryer to reheat food. For example, your leftover fried chicken from yesterday.

Some foods you probably shouldn’t prepare with your air fryer?

It is advisable not to fry wet foods in your air fryer. For example, cheese is a no. Why? Because the cheese will melt and settle under the tray of the air fryer. What we are trying to say is that preparing wet foods in your air fryer wouldn’t give you the results you are looking for, you will most likely be disappointed.

Other foods you probably shouldn’t prepare in your air fryer include hamburgers, popcorn, toast, grains, food with wet batter, broccoli, fresh greens, eggs, entire chicken etc.

However, the foods mentioned above can be prepared using your air fryer but with different techniques or cooking methods. You need to tweak your cooking technique for you to achieve your desired results.

Extra work, right? Yeah, we thought so too.

After cooking, how do you clean your air fryer?

Your air fryer is pretty easy to clean. You should also remember to clean it regularly.

Wash the fryer basket, pan and tray with clean warm water and soap. Unplug the air fryer appliance itself and clean it with a napkin after each use.

When your air fryer and the other parts are dried, assemble them in the appliance and keep in a safe place.

Where can you get an air fryer in Ghana?

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We hope you enjoyed our article about air fryers. With this knowledge, we know that you can make the most of your air fryer by knowing what to use it for and how to go about it especially if you are looking for healthy food options. 

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