Air Frying - Where do I start?
Your Instant Air Fryer Guide!
What can you prepare in an air fryer?
Most meals that you can make in the oven can also be prepared in the air fryer. Some of the most popular dishes to fry include bacon, hamburgers, vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, peppers, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and various forms of potatoes including hash browns, hassle back, and French fries.
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What an air fryer is not!
An airfryer is not a deep fryer and does not work like a microwave. Instead, an air fryer works like a small, powerful oven that uses air as the primary heat source, rather than fat.
What should you pay attention to when using it for the first time?
- Think about where you will place the air fryer, make sure it is on a heat-resistant surface and at least 8 centimeters away from the wall.
- Some manufacturers recommend testing your new air fryer for 10 minutes first. They note that you may experience a "new appliance smell" during this time, so it is advisable to open your windows to dispel the smell.
Can you reheat meals in the air fryer?
Yes, the air fryer can be used to heat up food. This is beneficial as the crunchiness of the food is preserved, unlike a microwave which can make certain foods a little soggy after heating.
Which oven dishes can I use in my airfryer?
You can use the same baking dishes as in your oven. Take the size of your air fryer drawer into account when choosing dishes.
Tips for using your air fryer:
- Some recipes may recommend a preheat time. This ensures that your air fryer is cooking according to the recipe instructions. As you become more familiar with your air fryer you will find that preheating is not necessary and you can simply adjust your cooking time to the time it takes to reach full heat.
- Preheating is recommended for frozen foods, as the high heat upon entering the air fryer improves the overall texture. The heat accelerates the evaporation of water crystals in the frozen food.
- Keep in mind that food cooks quickly in an air fryer, which is one of its most important features. You should reduce the cooking time by about 20-25% compared to recipes from the oven.
- Air fryers usually require lower temperatures than traditional ovens. Lower the temperature of the airfryer by about 20°C compared to the oven instructions.
- Do not use low-calorie spray on the drawer or internal parts of the air fryer as they contain lecithin which can damage the air fryer lining. Instead, spray the low-calorie spray on the food and then place it on the grille of the air fryer.
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