Air Fryer- Get one!

Discussion in 'Food and Wine' started by K9Buck, Jan 30, 2020.

Tags:
  1. K9Buck

    K9Buck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2020
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    301
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    It's a revolutionary machine. It cooks better and in less time. I made the best fried chicken ever the other night. You're welcome.
     
    vman12 and Red Lily like this.
  2. Red Lily

    Red Lily Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2016
    Messages:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    2,852
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I love my air fryer! :heart:
     
  3. Blaster3

    Blaster3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2018
    Messages:
    6,015
    Likes Received:
    5,278
    Trophy Points:
    113
    mine doubles(actually triples) as a hair drier and a clothes drier :p:D
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
  4. vman12

    vman12 Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    58,248
    Likes Received:
    39,036
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Oh indeed.

    Just make sure you get one big enough to do a whole chicken and a couple shelves.

    I can do a whole bag o' chicken wings in mine. They come out a-mah-zing too.
     
  5. Blaster3

    Blaster3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2018
    Messages:
    6,015
    Likes Received:
    5,278
    Trophy Points:
    113
    y'all do realize that an air frier is actually a convection oven, right?

    most microwaves & ovens have convection as well as conventional settings...
     
  6. vman12

    vman12 Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    58,248
    Likes Received:
    39,036
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Sure, if your main oven has "true" convection capabilities to include an active fan.

    Takes longer to cook small things like chicken wings though.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
  7. Blaster3

    Blaster3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2018
    Messages:
    6,015
    Likes Received:
    5,278
    Trophy Points:
    113
    which brand & size did y'all get? i mostly bbq & grill (there is a difference between the two) , rarely fry anything but might try one of them air thingamajigs
     
  8. vman12

    vman12 Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    58,248
    Likes Received:
    39,036
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I can't remember off the top of my head.

    Mine's squarish and has a window on the top which is great for when you first get it and don't know how long and at what temp to cook at.

    Has a rotisserie attachment and I can do a whole chicken in that sucker, so it's not a small one.
     
    Blaster3 likes this.
  9. Blaster3

    Blaster3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2018
    Messages:
    6,015
    Likes Received:
    5,278
    Trophy Points:
    113
  10. Red Lily

    Red Lily Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2016
    Messages:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    2,852
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I have a Phillips XXL similar to this. It was a present for Mothers Day ...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. MJ Davies

    MJ Davies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I had to apologize to my Crock-Pot for naming my Air Fryer *Best Small Appliance* ever. I could use my AF every single day. Amazing!
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2020
  12. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    31,620
    Likes Received:
    11,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    It's GREAT for wings but DO NOT cook a steak in it. Even though it tells you (on their website) it'll cook it to perfection, it's not good at all. Tastes like someone boiled a steak.
     
  13. MJ Davies

    MJ Davies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking about ribeye this weekend. I'll stay with my tried-n-true.
     
    ArmySoldier likes this.
  14. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    31,620
    Likes Received:
    11,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yea stick with the grill or skillet/oven for steak. The air fryer wings are wonderful though. Nice and crispy. I also make cheesy french fries in the air fryer.
     
  15. MJ Davies

    MJ Davies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    ...
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2020
  16. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    31,620
    Likes Received:
    11,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So I make the french fries first. And then when they are about 2 minutes from being cooked to perfection, I add shredded cheese on top. That way, it doesn't melt to the bottom. Made that mistake a few times.
     
  17. MJ Davies

    MJ Davies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Wow. How do you do the cheesy fries? I would think it would all ooze out to the grease catcher.

    P.S. Have no clue how that attachment got there. ;-0
     
  18. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    31,620
    Likes Received:
    11,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    No worries- answered this right above your last comment. I cook the fries and then when they are 2 minutes from being done, I add shredded cheese. It cooks it perfectly without dripping below the fries :)
     
    Red Lily and MJ Davies like this.
  19. MJ Davies

    MJ Davies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Awesome. I'll have to try that. Thanks!
     
    ArmySoldier likes this.
  20. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    31,620
    Likes Received:
    11,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    No problem! I have an update. I recently marinaded some small chicken thighs (skinless) and cooked them via air fryer. First try, was bad. I seasoned them before putting them in and didn't end up tasting it that much. Decided to make another round of chicken thighs with more taste. I cooked them three quarters of the way and then added the seasoning, then finished the chicken in the air fryer...SO much better.
     
  21. Pants

    Pants Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2018
    Messages:
    6,033
    Likes Received:
    4,069
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    I have the T-Fal Actifry. It was one of the first to come out and I've had it for a few years with great success. I use it for french fries almost exclusively, but also use it to reheat fried foods - it will remove excess fat and make it crispy once again. Great if you want take out fried stuff! I've purchased them for friends and family as gifts - all well received.
     
  22. MJ Davies

    MJ Davies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks for the tip. Did your chicken thighs have bone-in or boneless? I find they cook better (in general) with the bone-in. I also get a different result from cooking bone-in white meat as well. What do you think?
     
  23. ArmySoldier

    ArmySoldier Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Messages:
    31,620
    Likes Received:
    11,806
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Agree- bone in is always the way to go. One fun (and super easy) recipe I do with bone-in skinless thighs. It's not an air fryer recipe it's for the oven though:

    1. Place chicken in a baking dish
    2. Season chicken first (with whatever is your favorite)
    3. Place in oven at 375 degrees for an hour
    4. About 40 minutes into cooking, add broccoli, asparagus, and some onions (or whatever veggies you like) that have been soaked in olive oil prior and then season those veggies (i love seasoned veggies)
    5. Take out after an hour, check the meat's temperature, and enjoy
     
  24. MJ Davies

    MJ Davies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2020
    Messages:
    1,540
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    That makes me hungry (and I just had lunch! ;-). Thanks!
     
    ArmySoldier likes this.
  25. Spim

    Spim Well-Known Member Past Donor

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    6,365
    Likes Received:
    4,909
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Never tried an air fryer, I have an insta-pot and a convection toaster oven.

    id have to explore some recipes
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020

Share This Page