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Looking for an air fryer. What’s good?

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your oven if it has a convection system. calling it an air fryer is exactly what it is. just not small
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We have a Ninja and cook everything in it. It's the Ninja 7 in 1...it makes the best wings!
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Originally Posted by ylyl1943 View Post
your oven if it has a convection system. calling it an air fryer is exactly what it is. just not small
This ^^, we have the Bosch microwave, convection combo.
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Originally Posted by ylyl1943 View Post
your oven if it has a convection system. calling it an air fryer is exactly what it is. just not small
Pretty much, but not exactly. I have a convection oven as well as a Ninja air fryer.

An air fryer tends to be cylindrical with a fan situated above. They are really good at throwing a lot of hot air at a small space.
A convection oven will be quieter, larger, rectangular, and better at throwing some air at a large space.

For small batches of french fries, onion rings, chicken wings, or bacon, air fryers are great.
They'll crisp up stuff better than a conventional convection oven.

However, they are a pain in the ass to cook any significant volume of food. If I'm making bacon and eggs for just the wife & I? No problem, throw 6 slices of bacon in the air fryer and it's done in 6 minutes. Cooking a pound of bacon? Forget it.
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I bought this one for the GF, she loves it. She made wings in it yesterday, DELICIOUS. It was $69 a few months ago when I bought it - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JBLY2D2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Still happy with mine after a year. The new has worn off and mostly used now for some form of frozen potatoes.
Well...Got My First Air Fryer
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Our was in the kitchen for about two weeks before it got relegated to the bonus room / storage room / where things go to die area of our house.
Old 01-18-2021, 03:25 AM
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An air fryer is just a tabletop portable convection oven. We have a small one in our RV and a big one at home.

They're evolving. Our home unit can be started over the internet, but I'm not about to use it that way.

Air fryers have their limitations, but we use ours almost as much as we use the microwave. Our last one had so much air movement that it blew the food around the inside.

I use mine to reheat biscuits and make toast fast. The kids use it on frozen chicken strips/nuggets and frozen french fries.
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Bigger is better, I had one of the small ones and I could only make one item at a time.
I gave it to a friend and bought a bigger one with 2 mesh shelves.
They cook bacon or french fries/any taters great!
I don't like butterfly shrimp in it because it dries them out too much, I use toster oven for those.
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I've been satisfied with mine from Pampered Chef. It will rotisserie a whole 4 lb chicken to perfection in 45 minutes. The rotisserie feature is a must have in my opinion.
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The big easy is an outdoor propane unit. Great for frying chicken and turkeys
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https://www.charbroil.com/the-big-ea...fryer-17102065

Like everything else, looks like they are sold out.
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We got the Cuisinart TOA 60 toaster oven/air fryer combo that gets a lot of use. Typical frozen items like fries and chicken but mostly for leftovers. Not so great for toast however but most toaster ovens are not. I like that it is not a single task unit. It replaced a Cuisinart 135N convection toaster oven and I can say the "air fry" performance is much better than the convection unit it replaced. I attribute that to the top fan vs back. Also the basket that elevates the food from the pan.
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Instapot vortex is what we have. Limitations as stated above, but does a good job on leftovers amd frozen stuff. Even does a decent job on quick cornbread.
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Originally Posted by timberman1979 View Post
Instapot vortex is what we have. Limitations as stated above, but does a good job on leftovers amd frozen stuff. Even does a decent job on quick cornbread.
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Originally Posted by ylyl1943 View Post
your oven if it has a convection system. calling it an air fryer is exactly what it is. just not small
Not exactly. My kitchen has two convection ovens. One is gas and the other is wall mounted electric. Technically it can be done and we have tried but our Ninja Foodie is way more intense with the heat and air flow. Convection ovens are good for even baking or crisping a pizza up but for wings, air fried veggies and what not we use the foodie. Also convection ovens don’t have a good way to cook under the food so when I have tried wings on a rack on with a sheet pan the results were not the same. Airfriers have a basket designed to help move the air evenly. It’s also nice that the basket and pot in the air fryer go into the dish washer. If you make a mess out of your convection oven especially when cooking something with sauce on it then you are cleaning the oven after.

we have a Ninja Foodie and use it almost daily.
it also has a pressure cooker function so you can pressure cook country style ribs for 22 minutes then airfry for 7 and get a perfect rib.
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Breville Smart Oven Air. It’s been great. Wings, okra, squash, pizza, fish, and plain old toast. I think it gets used much more than a plain air fryer. Little pricey for a “toaster oven”, but it’s way more than that if you’re willing to try different stuff.

https://www.breville.com/us/en/produ...ns/bov900.html

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Originally Posted by seascritch View Post
https://www.charbroil.com/the-big-ea...fryer-17102065

Like everything else, looks like they are sold out.
I bought one, works great, but a bitch to clean the racks.
I tried to resell it but the low-ballers wanted it for free I told them I threw it away and I gave it to a friend.
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https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-TOA-60-Fryer-Toaster-Silver/dp/B01K0W8LTE/ref=asc_df_B01K0W8LTE/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167141308073&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8642621863504513857&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9011890&hvtargid=pla-305794304571&psc=1The TAO 60 from Cuisinart.
I have had this one for a while. I have noticed the price fluctuates quite a bit. It was $150 when I got it. It is great for the foods that everyone above mentioned. It has settings for Toast, Bake, Convect Bake, Broil, Convect Broil and of course Air Fry. I use it a lot for roasting vegetables also.

There is a learning curve. Whatever temp you would use for your oven, you need to use a lower temperature in this machine.

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