20 Reasons To Buy An Air Fryer
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of air frying, and you like fried food, you are missing a treat. With an air fryer you get all the good parts of fried food without the large amounts of oils and fats. Air fryers work by circulating hot air around the food, this gives an even cooking and a crispy coating without deep frying.
Air fryers use up to 50 times less fat or oil than a deep fat fryer. Which means you get deep fried tastes and textures with 50 times less fat. Deep frying produces a compound called acrylamide which is linked to the development of some cancers.
In the UK we are a nation of chip lovers, so it’s no wonder that air fryers are such a popular appliance. You can eat your chips without the added health problems often associated with fried foods.
Here’s Why Air Fryers Are Flying Off The Shelves
Air fryers are so much more than just fryers, there are many different foods, and styles that can be cooked in an air fryer. Air fryers are:
- Able To Fry All Of Your Favourites
In an air fryer you can fry chips, chicken, nuggets, crisps, doughnuts, steak, pork chop, fish, sausages, bacon, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and much more.
- Faster Cooking Times
Due to the convection technology, air fryers cook foods in around half the time used by a deep fat fryer.
- Use Much Less Oil
Air fryers don’t technically fry food, so they need almost no oil at all to create a crisp, crunchy just fried flavour and texture.
In an air fryer, the heat is all contained in the unit, no heat escapes around the sides of the pan. Also convection heating cooks way faster than conventional cooking. Air fryers use approximately half the energy to cook food as conventional cooking will.
- Odourless Cooking
Deep frying foods uses a lot of oil. That oil once heated, has a smell that permeates throughout the house. Air fryers use hardly any oil, so do not create any odours.
- Healthier For Your Heart
Saturated fats cause high-cholesterol, which in turn, can lead to cardio-vascular problems. Consuming saturated fats increases your risk of developing heart related problems and strokes. Air fryers use no, or hardly any oil, so there’s a greatly reduced risk of consuming too many saturated fats using an air fryer.
- Safer Than Deep Fat Fryers
It has been scientifically proven that deep frying food in oils exposes you to acrylamide. Acrylamide is a toxic compound that has links to endometrial, kidney, and ovarian cancers. Cooking your food in an air fryer with hardly any oil significantly reduces the risks of exposure to acrylamide.
- Easy To Clean
The removable parts of the air fryer can be washed in a dishwasher, and the rest just needs a quick wipe down. If you don’t have a dishwasher it can be cleaned using hot water and washing up liquid.
- No Need To Watch It Cook
With conventional cooking, you have to constantly be checking what’s going on. Air fryers can be loaded, controls set, start button pushed, and that’s it. Just walk away and do something else. Once the food is cooked an alarm will notify you it’s finished and it will turn itself off.
- Perfectly Cooked Food Every Time
It’s virtually impossible to burn food in an air fryer. Once it’s been cooking at the preset temperature for the preset time, it will cut out, done.
- Not Just An Air Fryer- Multi-Cook With An Air Fryer
An air fryer can fry, bake, roast,and grill. It can also be used to cook pizza, biscuits, cookies,cakes, muffins, roast peanuts, and it can even reheat leftovers.
- Sizes To Suit All Households
Air fryers are available in a number of sizes, some small enough for 1 or 2 people right up to XXL which will cook enough for 4 to 5 people.
- See Through Lid
If you like to see what’s going on whilst the food is cooking, there are many air fryers with a transparent lid. Others have a pause button allowing you to lift the lid to check how the food is doing.
Some models have this function, it automatically shakes the pan to move foods around to get an even cook on all sides.
- Digital, Pre-Settable Controls
Digital controls are always easier to use and more accurate. Being able to preset the cooking time is a useful function. You just prepare the food, set the controls and do whatever you like. Knowing that when you return your food will be cooked perfectly, not underdone, and not burnt.
- Saves On Washing Up
We have already pointed out the air fryers dishwasher friendliness, how about the fact you only need one pot to cook all of your dinner, which means you only have one pot to clean.
- Many Designs To Suit Your Style
There are many air fryers available, and as they come in different colours, sizes and styles. You will find at least one to fit in with your decor.
- Seals In Nutrients
Deep frying, boiling, and baking all leach nutrients from our food. Air frying seals the nutrients inside the food .
- Splash-Proof Cooking
With its tight fitting lid, and lack of oil, there is no chance of getting burnt with scalding hot oil when using an air fryer.
- Guilt-Free Food
We are constantly being told that fried food is bad for our health. High-cholesterol, high-blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and many more health conditions have been attributed to consuming deep fried food. By cooking with an air fryer you can eat the fried food you enjoy without feeling guilty, or worried about any harmful effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can get air fryers on next day delivery from Amazon Prime, John Lewis, Currys, Appliances direct and many others.
Air fryers are worth buying if you enjoy the taste and texture of fried food but prefer to eat healthy foods.
There are many manufacturers making air fryers, some of the more popular manufacturers are Phillips, Tower, Ninja, Tefal, Breville, Salter, Daewoo, Swan, Morphy Richards and many more.
It is safe to shop for an air fryer online as long as you buy from a well-known reputable retailer.
You can buy an air fryer on finance with many companies offering 0% finance. Check online for the best deals on price, brand, delivery and finance deals.