Frequently asked questions and answers about air fyers
Below are the most frequently asked and popular questions about air fyers and buying a new air fyer. You can click on the question to read the answer.
What can be prepared in the air fryer?
Air fryers are more versatile than people think. In addition to baking fries, you can also prepare vegetables, meat, fish dishes in the air fryer. You can bake, grill, roast, roast, and roast different dishes. In fact, everything you can do with a normal hot air oven can also be done with an air fryer. The biggest differences between an oven and an air fryer are that you can prepare larger dishes in an oven and that an oven costs much more energy. An air fryer is therefore faster and costs less energy.
Best air fryer for 2 people?
If you have a small household of 1 or 2 people, we recommend an air fryer with a capacity of up to 1000 grams. With a 'large' air fryer you can prepare about 4 servings. Estimated 250 grams per portion. Make sure you don't overfill the air fryer, because there must be enough space for a nice crispy result.
Is an air fryer easy to clean?
An air fryer is much easier to clean than a traditional deep fryer. Most parts of the air fryer can be washed under the tap or in the dishwasher. In addition, an air fryer uses much less fat than a regular deep-fat fryer and is therefore a lot less greasy.
Can ordinary fried snacks go in the airfryer?
Yes, snacks, such as sausages or fish can be prepared in the air fryer. It is true that you get a better result with special oven snacks, or even snacks especially for the air fryer. An alternative is to brush normal fried snacks with a brush with some peanut oil to prevent cracking due to dehydration.
Is an air fryer healthy?
With an air fryer you use 90% less fat and you easily consume 70% less fat than when you prepare food in a regular deep-fat fryer. The dishes are heated by hot air and make minimal use of a fat substance, which means that the dishes are a lot lower in calories. So you can verify that an air fryer with deep-fry snacks is not necessarily tastier, but a lot healthier than a traditional deep fryer. Pay close attention to the size of the portions per person, the amount of salt and sauce you use. Otherwise it will quickly become unhealthy. It is good to know that you can do the same in an air fryer as in an oven, but faster and more energy-efficient. So baking something delicious and healthy vegetables can be done perfectly in an air fryer.
Is air fried food healthier?
Yes, air fried food is healthier than food prepared in a regular deep fryer. Air frying uses far less fat and therefore cuts calories by 70%. Air fried food also cuts down on some other harmful effects of oil frying.
What are the disadvantages of air fryer?
The air fryer produces high temperatures at a very rapid rate, and therefore food is easily burned. But in our experience you easily get the hang of it and burned food doesn't happen very often. Just pay attention, because charred food may be carcinogenic. Other downside is that you can prepare less food in an air fryer than a regular oven or deep fryer.
Does an air fryer really fry?
Honestly, no! An air fryer doesn't actually fry, because it's a small convection oven that blows very hot air around the food. And air fryer uses very little oil and therefore cannot fry the food.
Do air fryers use a lot of electricity?
Every device that heats or cools uses a lot of energy. Air fryers, on average, run at about 1500 watts, but this far less than a normal oven, so compared to a conventional oven, an air fryer uses about half as much energy.
What are the pros and cons of air fryer?
Air fryers have surged in popularity in recent years, and we understand why. Air fryers are versatile, easy to use, and deliver deep-fried flavour with far less oil than regular deep fryers. Making it a healthier solution. But air fryers also have downsides. They're bulky, and you can prepare less food than in a regular oven or deep fryer.
Can you steam food in an air fryer?
No, you can't steam food in an air fryer. Better to use a steamer or a pressure cooker if you need to steam your food.
Is air fryer worth buying?
In our honest opinion: yes! Air fryers surged in popularity in recent years, and this is not without reason. First; an air fryer is very versatile, and you can bake, grill, roast, roast, and roast different dishes. An air fryer is also faster than oven cooking and therefore more energy efficient. This means that it's a more environmentally-friendly cooking option and one that'll save you money in the long run.
Which brand is best for Airfryer?
Our Top Air Fryer Brand Pick is: Ninja, because Ninja air fryer had the best overall scores. Ninja air fryers circulating super-hot air to quickly cook and crisp using little to no oil – perfect if you want to cook healthier fried food with up to 70% less fat than traditional frying methods.
What size air fryer do I need for family of 4?
For a family of 4 persons we advise an XXL air fryer with a capacity larger than 1400 grams. In theory, you also could select an XL air fryer, with a capacity between 1000 and 1400 grams, but spend a little extra for an XXL version. You won't regret it!
Can I air fry an egg?
Yes! It's possible to fry an egg in an air fry. Place cold eggs into the air fryer basket. Air fry the eggs at 130 degrees Celsius for 17 minutes. Carefully remove the cooked eggs from the basket of the air fryer and place them into a bowl of ice water. Remove the eggs from the ice water bath after 10 minutes. Enjoy your eggs!