Is anyone using an Air Fryer????

Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:25 pm
I’m interested in ways other people use an Air Fryer. I just bought one and have high hopes for utility. Any ideas, ladies and gents?
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 11:18 pm
Never, but someone on another forum is really happy with hers. If I can find it, I'll copy or link it.
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Wed 10 Oct, 2018 11:31 pm
I PMed what little I found.
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 03:35 pm
Thank you roger, you're the best.
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 04:53 pm
I try, and I've been told I'm very trying.
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Thu 11 Oct, 2018 06:09 pm
I liked the idea of "frying" with very little oil and thought it would be great for use in hot weather. Air fryers also cook faster and the results are crispy. I bought a T-Fal Actifry when they first came onto the market, gosh, probably 10 years ago, but I rarely used it, other than occasionally for roast potato wedges or sweet potato fries. I couldn't find much that was appealing in the recipe booklet that came with it, and found very little online at that time. Now air fryers are popular, and there are more brands on the market, so there are lots recipes and ideas. What brand did you buy?

I use it frequently now, roasting all kinds of vegetables, fresh or frozen: broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, carrots, beans, sweet potatoes, peppers, etc., varying the seasonings, depending upon what we feel like. Yesterday, I had some leftover steak to use up, so I roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms in the air fryer for fajitas.

I used it last week to toast pumpkin seeds, and often make kale chips. I roast nuts and it makes great granola.

The Actifry is different from other brands, in that it has a paddle in the middle. It keeps food rotating, which is great, but it can mangle softer food, like fish, for instance. I have never cooked larger pieces of meat or seafood because of the paddle (which can be removed), and must keep an eye on gadget because it doesn't have a temperature setting, just off or on and a timer. I do use it for things like shrimp, ginger beef, beef and broccoli, chicken wings, legs and strips, etc., smaller pieces.

It does a good job with stir frying.

Here is a link to 150 air fryer recipes. I came across the "This Old Gal" and "Recipe This" websites when I was learning to use my Instant Pot earlier this year. (Yes, I love kitchen gadgets!)





Fri 12 Oct, 2018 12:28 am
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I really appreciate the links to the recipes.

The model I bought is the "Power Air Fryer ELITE", I saw it advertised on one of those TV shopping channels. It has a 5.5 qt capacity and I paid about $80 USD.

I'm hoping to use it frequently, I injured my back a few years ago and find it exhausting to stand too long. But we really need to eat healthier and avoid the carry out. By the way, I love ginger beef.....I'm totally jazzed. Thanks again Mckenzie
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 05:40 pm
You're very welcome.

I had not heard of the Power Air Fryer brand at all. It's an air fryer, a countertop rotisserie and a dehydrator. Very versatile! If we didn't have an old Ronco Showtime rotisserie and a food dehydrator already, I would definitely buy that one. Do you think that you will use the rotisserie and dehydrator functions?

I use the rotisserie often. As with the Actifry, when we purchased it, I couldn't find many recipes online, other than for rotisserie chicken, so I bought a cookbook which I still rely on for everything other than chicken.


There are a couple of dozen recipes posted on the Power Air Fryer website. I like most of them! Did you see those? Some of them look really good.

http://www.powerairfryer.com/PAF/recipes-power-airfryer.php<br />

If you belong to Pinterest, you can access these recipes. It's a good compilation.

https://www.pinterest.ca/wendylynn101/airfryer-recipes/?lp=true<br />

I came across this site on Facebook because it talks about both air the fryer and Instant Pot.


$80 U.S. was a really good price! Did it come with the extra accessories?
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Fri 12 Oct, 2018 05:54 pm
I've thought about the air fryer but can't seem to fully register with something getting called fried iffens no oil's involved.

Give me a few years, I had a microwave for a decade before I used it.
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