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    Need opinions on these "Air Fryers" I am seeing all over

    Anyone here have an "Air Fryer"?

    Are they any good? Is the food good? Is it even close to tasting like it was fried?

    Will they do a perfect tater tot?

    I want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly!

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    My wife has a Ninja Foodi. It pressure cooks and is also an air fryer. I think the term they use is air crisper. It also slow cooks like a crock pot I think. Every thing she’s done in the air fryer/air crisper has been great. French fries, steak, chicken. She loves it.
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    I want to follow this also...we were gifted an Instant Pot many weeks back and it's still in the box. The Air Fryer has also intrigued me.
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    Me not know.....but want to- so I'll be watching this thread.

    Okay now- y'all speak up.
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    Air fryer?
    Oil less turkey fryer, now they are great!
    I like cooking a whole sirloin tip in it better than a turkey. Awesome, perfectly crisp bark, juicy moist inside. Easy to control inside temp for medium, medium rare red meat or done turkey. No regrets at all. Get one. Char broil $99-$130 two or three sizes. We pass one around taking turns using it in the family. We all share the big 120 boiling pot for crawfish.
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    Never seen one, never used one. That's not to say I wouldn't ever use one, I just have never used one. My positions have always required traditionally prepared dishes using classic French technique. Old school kinda' chef here.
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    My wife was curious enough to buy one. We have a bunch of dietary restrictions atm so we can't make 'normal' food, but the gluten free chicken tenders turned out pretty good. She has made sweet potato fries a couple times that were good. Problem I see with them is you can't just shove a bunch of stuff in the basket and cook it, there has to be one layer that covers the bottom of the basket. That limits capacity a lot. Otherwise it all sticks together and doesn't cook the center of the clump... Does that make sense? That slows down the cooking speed tremendously. I don't think she likes it as much as she was hoping she would. It hasn't been used in a couple weeks. The Instant Pot, however, gets used constantly. I love cooking rice in it and soups that take an hour to cook take 5 minutes in the IP.

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    Wife wanted one, wife got one, wife used one a couple of times, seemed alright but I don't think it has been off of the shelf in a couple of months.

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    Think of the air fryer as being like a shower. You get clean quickly and you use less water cause it's sprayed on you. With a bath, you soak in the water, you start to prune and you use maybe more water than you need to. Both get you wet and clean.


    Wait, that's a terrible analogy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefduane View Post
    Never seen one, never used one. That's not to say I wouldn't ever use one, I just have never used one. My positions have always required traditionally prepared dishes using classic French technique. Old school kinda' chef here.
    classic French technique? You throw down your cook knife and give up?

    convection infrared oven is all it is. Just a cooking technique like using a salamander.

 

 
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