Black Air Fryer with fries inside

The air fryer is a small countertop convection oven designed to stimulate deep frying without immersing the food in oil.   The food is fried by hot air which circulates it. This makes the air fryer a popular kitchen appliance. As in who would not love to cut out on the negative effects of oil frying.  The air fryer most likely sounds like an oven to you but they are quite different starting from the size and application.  Here is the difference between the air fryer and convection oven. 

How does the Air fryer work?

An air fryer is a hot air chamber convectionoven that cooks food that is placed on its perforated food basket by circulating hot air around it. The air fryer cooks your food faster than an oven. Air Fryer fried foods are seen as a healthy alternative to oil-fried foods and could result in weight loss for those on weight loss diet plans.

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What are the basic parts of an Air Fryer?

the 3 basic units of an air fryer

The air fryer comes in different models and makes which could make it vary in design.

The smart pre-set button on top of the air fryer; lets you tap in instructions to the air fryer making a much more digitalised work of technology than using buttons.

The cooking chamber is made up of a food basket with perforated holes to let in air from the bottom and allow air circulation throughout the food. The food basket can be entirely removed and placed back in.

Perforated Air Fryer Food Basket

The food separator is what separated the different foods that you place into the food basket. This helps you keep your food neat and organised.

The air fryer base which is the base below the coking chamber and food basket collects all oils that drop out of the food that you are air frying.

Now that you know the basic parts of the air fryers, you need to know how to use the air fryer. How to use the air fryer

How to clean the Air Fryer?

An air fryer should be cleaned every after use to remove any food that may have stuck and oils that drip as you cook the food. Don’t use utensils to scrape away any food that may have stuck as this will damage the non-stick layer inside the fryer. You water hand wash instead with dish soap and water.  The parts of the air fryer that can be cleaned are the food container, the separator, the base where the oil drips. The fryer exterior can be wiped instead. Ensure to unplug it fryer before you start wiping. Here is how to clean the air fryer from start to finish

What foods can be cooked in the air fryer?

The air fryer is best known for cooking frozen foods. check out my air fryer fried chicken recipe for a good expiernce.

Still need to know what you can cook in an air fryer. Still need to know what you can cook in an air fryer. Here is what to cook and what not to cook in an air fryer.

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