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Old 02-14-2018, 01:58 PM   #31
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In my opinion, the air fryer is a redundant tool, at least in my house. I have a convection oven in my range as well as a Breville oven with convection. I bought an air fryer due to all the hype of how it was so much better. I did a chicken on the rotisserie and it was good, but no faster or better than a spatchcocked chicken in my convection oven. I also wanted to do fresh fries. I tried three ways found online and they were not impressive. Oven and Primo grill do much better job.

So, if your doing frozen fries, onion rings, chicken fingers from a bag, I guess for small cooks it is good. For me, it just didn't fit any need. I returned it last week.

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Old 02-14-2018, 02:14 PM   #32
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... or my Breville small convection oven...
Those Breville Smart Ovens are really nice! I absolutely love mine! I also bought it when I had a Kitchenaid Oven which was absolutely the best oven I ever used!

Why you ask? Who wants to heat up a 30" oven for English Muffins in Tucson, Arizona when it's going to be 115F outside in the afternoon? It made awesome steaks, brownies, etc. too!

The air fryers have their place in some kitchens. Personally, I hate working with the amount of grease and clean up a real fryer has. For a family event, sure but for just myself, no way. Shallow fry maybe for veggies and things but, fried chicken? No, not going to happen.

A good air fryer is a whole lot easier to clean up and use. No grease splatters on the stovetop or counters too! In the summertime, it doesn't heat up the kitchen like a traditional fryer does.

My sister went to an air fryer because the kids really like French Fries and Chicken Fingers/Nuggets and are picky eaters so her other options are pretty limited. It is hard to argue with what works and it works well for her.

For me, battered fish is where I see the most benefit in my kitchen as I don't do French Fries. Falafel and other things are in the planning stages for future meals.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:28 PM   #33
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I have an oiless Turk fryer and another air fryer a Vietnamese lady gave us.... I like them... just so many on the market..... which one do you buy is the challenge.....
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In my opinion, the air fryer is a redundant tool, at least in my house. I have a convection oven in my range as well as a Breville oven with convection. I bought an air fryer due to all the hype of how it was so much better. I did a chicken on the rotisserie and it was good, but no faster or better than a spatchcocked chicken in my convection oven. I also wanted to do fresh fries. I tried three ways found online and they were not impressive. Oven and Primo grill do much better job.

So, if your doing frozen fries, onion rings, chicken fingers from a bag, I guess for small cooks it is good. For me, it just didn't fit any need. I returned it last week.

Just my 2cents.... and worth every penny!


i think thats exactly where i stand now.. thanks for everyones input.
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