1 ~ Convenience
Who doesn’t love all those delicious dripping-with-grease comfort foods? Imagine being able to enjoy those same foods without all that guilt attached? You can cook those same favorites with an air fryer. It’s super easy to use and it works great for small families!
Of course, I’m an advocate for this little gem, and while I may be slightly biased, I can think of so many reasons it’s convenient. It’s a time-saver. Air fryers don’t take up too much space, and trust me, once you get one, you’ll be using it all the time, so clear a spot on your counter for it immediately. It’ll become a permanent fixture! And just for fun, you should know that they don’t use much electricity and they don't emit too much heat.
2 ~ Calorie Cutter
Not only are you able to enjoy all the same foods you love, you’re going to love the fact that by air frying your food, you’re not adding calories to it! No greases involved! You don’t even have to use a cooking spray.
One of the things I’ve learned from having my air fryer is that I enjoy learning new recipes to try. The benefit of that is two-fold. For one thing, it’s fun (for me) to find new recipes. The best thing is that I’m learning to enjoy healthier foods, which seem to become even healthier when fixed in the air fryer! Win-win!
3 ~ Quick Clean-up
Have you ever had the privilege of cleaning up the mega mess from deep frying? The mess that leaves is one big reason I never deep fry anything. Cleaning afterwards takes all the enjoyment out of the food.
My goodness! This handy little cooking wizard’s design makes cleaning it a breeze! Most times, I find that it doesn’t even need to be thoroughly washed; I’ll just wipe it out with a paper towel or a soapy, damp cloth. The basket detaches separately, though, making it easy to wash when necessary.
4 ~ Cook-Friendly
Whether or not you think of yourself as a great cook, there’s no sweating it when it comes to figuring out how to best use an air fryer. In fact, it’s been fun teaching my children how to use it, too! You don’t need to be a genius to figure this out. Pop the food in and let it do its magic.
If you’re in a hurry or you just happen to love frozen foods, this is a great way to cook in a pinch. So often, especially on the weekends, the kids will be craving something like sweet potato fries. Since they’re a relatively healthy snack, I have no problem using the air fryer to crisp up some of those tasty treats. Here’s a secret. Just a few days ago, I cooked an egg inside an avocado and it was delicious! It took 9 total minutes!
5 ~ Cost-Effective
The cost of something is almost always dependent on size and brand. I’ve had my air fryer for longer than two years, and it’s still working great. I’ll admit that the frugal side of me splurged for a cheaper model, but it’s perfect for my needs. Air fryers also range in size. This will likely be a factor in the overall cost of yours.
My air fryer is the average size, and therefore, it didn’t break the bank. However, if I were to consider purchasing a new one in the future, I might invest in one that is a little larger. We use it so often that it would be an advantage to be able to cook more food at the same time.
I love to experiment with our air fryer. While we love to use it for frozen items, it’s been fun to learn about other tips and tricks. For example, it can take forever to cook bacon when you want it in a hurry. The usage of the air fryer makes it so quick and the best part is that the bacon isn’t bathing in its own grease; it drips through the basket and collects in the base. I’ve made muffins and cinnamon rolls in the air fryer, making delicious baked goods a possibility as well!
A simple search on your favorite search engine or online store will give you many options to choose from. Obviously, you’re going to want to read reviews and make the best decision for you and your family. Purchasing an air fryer has definitely been a game-changer in our home. I don’t regret it at all. The kids love it and the product of each meal made in the air fryer is delicious and to crispy perfection.
It’s all the rage these days, you know! If you haven’t yet heard about air fryers, it’s time, my friend. From one mom to another, here’s the bottom line - you’re going to want in on the amazing secrets of this kitchen countertop accessory. As its name communicates, it cooks food using air. It circulates the air at a high speed and is a fantastic alternative to deep frying food in oil!
From my perspective, every household needs one of these magical machines! Okay, okay. So it’s not often when a woman actually has a request to add one more darned thing to the already cluttered countertop. The benefits to adding this to your cooking arsenal are endless! Check out why it’s a must-have in my kitchen!