Table of Contents
- 1 Best Air Fryers in India 2020
- 2 Working of Air Fryers
- 3 Buying Guide for Air Fryers in India 2020
- 4 Cleaning and Maintenance Guide
- 5 Benefits of Air Fryers
- 6 Drawbacks of Air Fryers
- 7 Theories related to Air Fryers
- 7.0.1 Air Fryers are completely safe to use and even a kid can use it: Myth
- 7.0.2 Air fryers are unhealthy due to the usage of heat waves and radiation to cook the food: Myth
- 7.0.3 Air fryers can help in reducing fat content: True
- 7.0.4 Air Fry cooking is better and healthier than deep frying: True
- 7.0.5 Air fryers disturbs the nutritional value of the food content: Myth
- 8 Frequently Asked Questions
- 8.1 How does an air fryer work?
- 8.2 Can I use aluminium foil in air fryer?
- 8.3 Can air fryer reduce cooking time?
- 8.4 Can I toast in my air fryer?
- 8.5 Does air fryer food taste the same as normal fried stuff?
- 8.6 Is air fryer healthier?
- 8.7 Do air fryers fry better?
- 8.8 What are the benefits of an air fryer?
- 8.9 What is air frying?
- 8.10 We are a family of 3 what size of air fryer should we choose?
- 8.11 Can we cook chicken in air fryer?
- 8.12 Can you fry frozen ready to eat products?
- 8.13 Do I have to buy a food separator additionally?
- 8.14 Do I have to flip the food and then re-use the air fryer?
- 8.15 Can I bake in the air fryer?
Are you even an Indian if you don’t like fried food? Let’s be honest with ourselves, our palette loves fried stuff. There’s a reason why street food thrives so much in India. It is the oil laden delicious scrumptious food that hits straight to the heart. But lately millennial have started becoming more and more health conscious.
Everyone has started exercising to an extent where people have started counting their steps. But even then there’s craving for cheat days. It is due to this changing lifestyle that Air Fryer has taken an important place in our Kitchens alongside other necessary electrical appliances such as microwave, oven, etc.
Oil has become a curse especially in the Indian lifestyle. It is the root cause of all our health problems. Heart diseases, obesity, hypertension, etc. so much so that India has become home to an alarmingly high cases of obesity. But that being said our body also needs good fat and good cholesterol.
Instead of ignoring all the fatty food, everyone should focus on eating right with the right balance of every nutrient. For these very reasons Air Fryers have been introduced as the answers for all our problems. Instead of cutting fatty foods, cut the fats from these foods.
Air fryers are an innovative new way of frying food. Instead of dropping the food in a boiling pan of oil air fryer instead circulates hot air inside the fryer to cook the food. That helps in cutting the oil used during the cooking/frying alternatively making each bite of the fried food healthier.
Best Air Fryers in India 2020
There are many air fryers out there some cheap and some more expensive. But we have curated a list of the ones that we find best to help you figure out the right Air Fryer for your kitchen.
|Philips Viva Collection HD9220 Air Fryer||1425 Watts||2 Years||30 minutes||2.2 Litres|
|Havells Prolife Digi Air Fryer||1230 Watts||2 Years||12 minutes||4 Litres|
|American Micronic Turbo Tunnel AMI Imported Air Fryer||1500 Watts||2 Years||30 minutes||3.5 Litres|
|Prestige PAF 6.0 Air Fryer||1200 Watts||1 Year||30 minutes||2.0 Litres|
|Inalsa Air Fryer 2.3 L||1200 Watts||2 Years||30 minutes||2.3 Litres|
|SToK Air Fryer||1350 Watts||1 Year||30 minutes||2.6 Litres|
|Glen Rapid Fryer 3044||1350 Watts||2 Years||30 minutes||2.8 Litres|
|SToK Digital Air Fryer||1500 Watts||1 Year||30 minutes||4 Litres|
Philips Viva Collection HD9220 Air Fryer
Philips is a multinational conglomerate with a presence that spans over multitude of domestic use electrical appliances. They make virtually every electrical appliance needed at home that one can think of. Philips is a brand that everyone is aware of and have purchased something or the other from their product offering as they have proven to be a very reliable brand. It isn’t required to specify that they are known for their high quality offerings that last many years if not decades.
Philips forayed into the world of air fryer and changed the game completely. This is currently one of the most loved brands in this segment.
Philips air fryer is very stylish, sturdy and overall has a very good built. The material used in the air fryer is of high quality which guarantees durability. Currently available in two standard colours: White and Black. The overall weight of the product is 7 kg which is slightly on the higher side considering the high quality material used.
The Philips air fryer is smaller with a capacity of 2.2 L and will be well equipped to fulfil 2 to 3 people’s appetite. The power rating is 1425 W that is more than enough to handle almost of the Indian recipes. The temperature range is up to 200 degrees. It comes with a temperature knob and no display.
Now coming to the cons about this product, it doesn’t come with a timer which means no auto cut-off so the user will have to keep an eye out with the cooking being done. This might not appeal to all the beginners. It doesn’t come with a standard food separator attachment. That is an additional purchase which will cost another few hundred bucks.
However the price may seem steep for a smaller sized air fryer compared to the rest of the products in this list but it is the price of the quality standard behind the name. The overall temperature provides an option to fry and grill.
Philips air fryer comes with 2 year warranty. To sweeten the deal Philips also offers a booklet of 25 recipes that can get you started with the air fryer.
- Capacity of 2.2 L
- sturdy and durable built
- temperature control
- 2 year warranty
- user recipe manual
- no timer control which means no auto shut off
- expensive considering no timer function available
- no food separator
- no display
Havells Prolife Digi Air Fryer
Havells is one of the leading electrical appliances manufacturing brands in the country and has been present for decades now. They have an entire range of kitchen appliances which have been generously received by customers for many years. Air Fryer is a natural extension for them and they have not disappointed.
The Havells Prolife Digi air fryer is a 1230 W power consuming appliance. It is a very sleek and clean looking air fryer. It really stands out in terms of its design. This is a 4 L air fryer which is sufficient for a small family. It comes with a food separator tray.
Havells Prolife Air fryer provides flexibility to the user to bake, roast or toast in it. Their method of cooking ends up saving around 75% to 85% oil compared to deep frying which is a huge plus point.
In terms of features it packs a digital display which is very clear. Apart from that it has soft touch buttons for setting time and temperature. This is a plus as you can operate the air fryer even with messy hands.
Havells Prolife Air Fryer has a unique design which helps in filtering the foul odours so that the kitchen smells fresh after use. It provides temperature setting function up to 200 degrees along with timer control which auto cuts-off power after the fryer is done.
The company also provides a warranty valid for 2 years.
- Capacity of 4 L
- Sleek and beautiful display
- Digital display, temperature control
- Auto-cut off
- Food separator tray
- Filters food odours
- 2 year warranty
American Micronic Turbo Tunnel AMI Imported Air Fryer
American Micronic is an imported brand that most of the customers are unaware of. As it is an imported brand it is amazon exclusive. But it has been around for quite some time and has not disappointed. At an economical price it provides what even costlier models fail to give. It is definitely one of the top picks in this list.
The brand offers top notch build quality with high quality finish. You can be assured of the brand quality when they focus on the small details that most brands fail to do. They provide on-stick finish coating on the basket which is covered under warranty.
The basket is of 3.5 L which is one of the biggest on this list. This basket size is perfect for a joint family that cannot be fed using the smaller basket air fryers than this should be your top priority.
The air fryer has two knobs. One for temperature that offers maximum range till 200 degrees. Another knob for timer control with a maximum of 30 minutes. This temperature range is enough for baking, frying and roasting most of the Indian cuisines.
The overall power rating of the air fryer is 1500 W which is more than most of the air fryers on this list. This results in quicker heating which results in lesser cook time.
27% more energy efficient than most of the first generation air fryers.
The air fryer comes with a turbo tunnel fresh technology that soaks up the odour to keep the kitchen fresh post the cook.
The air fryer comes with a 2 year warranty. Another added advantage is that the brand offers free pick up and drop during warranty and repairs or replacement all over India. The brand also provides an option to download a soft copy of the recipes book by simply sending a message on WhatsApp on their registered number.
The biggest drawback of this product is that as this is an imported product its spare parts are not available in the market.
Also, there is no option of using food separator.
- Timer and temperature control knobs
- 2 years warranty
- Turbo tunnel fresh technology
- Basket with non-stick coating
- Free pick up and drop during warranty period
- Imported brand so spare parts not available
- No food separator
Prestige PAF 6.0 Air Fryer
Prestige is one of the most reliable and known brands for kitchen appliances with a long history. There is no denying to the fact that they have created a name for themselves in this crowded space with their quality, durable and long lasting products. Prestige air fryer really does justice to the established brand name.
The overall build is very sturdy and compact.
Prestige PAF air fryer is of 1200 W power rating. The overall capacity of the fryer available to cook is of 2 L. it is rather suitable for small families. With the technology being the same in all of these fryers Prestige does a wonderful job in packing this air fryer at an affordable price.
The overall temperature range available to use is from 80 to 200 degrees. It also features the timer control knob ranging to 30 minutes. Another addition in this air fryer is that it has 5 coils for heating instead of the usual 3 coils that are available in most of the air fryers.
Apart from this the air fryer also filters odour. But what makes it unique to Prestige PAF is that the air fryer also has an external vent which also sucks up and filters the odour of the kitchen.
They offer a warranty of 1 year on the product. It is amazing to see all these features built in this air fryer.
Prestige has done an amazing job to include virtually every feature that the user might require and they have done so by keeping the price very affordable.
- Timer and temperature control knobs
- 1 year warranty, external vent to filter odour
- Very economical
- 5 coils for heating
- Limited cooking basket
Inalsa Air Fryer
Inalsa a new entrant in the air fryer market. It is inclined more towards the economical customers.
The air fryer is 2.3 L in capacity suitable for a small family. The overall build is good not the best that we have seen but it certainly justifies the price tag.
The power rating is 1200 W which is slower than most air fryers currently in the market. The air fryer has two precision knobs for temperature and timer control. The temperature ranges from 80 to 200 degrees and the timer is up to 30 mintues.
This fryer has gained market by its heating that cuts oil usage upto 80 to 85%.
The basket is non-stick coated and is dishwasher safe.
It comes with a 2 year warranty.
- 2 year warranty
- Temperature and timer knobs
- Dishwasher safe
- Heating cuts usage of oil by 80-85%
- Basket is smaller than most fryers
Stok Air Fryer
Stok air fryers have taken the customers by storm. This is amazing choice providing an unmatched value currently in the market.
The fryer comes with a 2.6L basket that is a good enough size for a 4-5 people. Even with the basket size of 2.6L that fryer is not very large and doesn’t take up a lot of space on the kitchen top. The available colour option is white.
All the parts of the air fryer can detach easily to clean easily. It also is dishwasher safe.
The fryer has two knobs one for the temperature control and another one for timer control. As per the standard rating range available in all the air fryers this one is no different. It has the temperature ranging from 80 to 200 degrees and timer control till 30 minutes.
One innovative measure that Stok air fryer have included in this is that they have made a provision to differentiate the pan from the heating basket. All this can be done by a simple push of the button. Not just that they have also put in a button guard to avoid any accidental detachments. It is very smart of the brand and extremely innovative and serves as an added safety feature. This is something that is completely unique to this air fryer and is not just for show but extremely useful.
If all of these weren’t enough Stok air fryer also comes with an extra grill.
There is only one down side that we see and that is no external food separator can be used with this model. Although it is not a big difference for the customers.
It also comes with a 1 year warranty.
Stok has done a fantastic job by packing all the necessity in an affordable package.
- Knobs for temperature and timer control
- 2.6 L cooking space in the basket
- Push button to detach basket and pan with an added button guard safety feature
- 1 year warranty
- Dishwasher safe
- Extra grill
- Very economical
- Food Separator cannot be used with this model
Glen Rapid Fryer 3044
Glen is another brand in this list that is known for its economical product offerings.
Glen Rapid Air Fryer is 2.8 L I capacity which is decent enough for a small family in this price range. It has a power consumption rating of 1350 W which higher than most air fryers available in the same price range. This is a plus point in its favour.
The air fryer has knobs for temperature and timer control which has auto cut-off feature to avoid over cooking of the food. The air fryer can cut up to 80% of oil consumption compared to deep frying.
The name Glen rapid is justified as the coil is of stainless steel which makes heating faster which results in quicker frying, roasting and grilling.
The basket is detachable to directly serve the ready food. The cool touch handle makes this serving job even easy with better grip than most air fryers. Easily detachable and easy to clean.
It comes with a recipe booklet to get the user started with delicious food right away.
It also comes with 2 year warranty.
- 1350 W power rating
- Temperature and timer control knobs
- 2.8 L capacity
- Stainless steel coil for rapid heating
- Easy clean
- 2 year warranty
- Free recipe booklet
SToK Digital Air Fryer
The previous Stok air fryer is one of the best when it comes to value for money and this one is no different. For a little more bucks this model gives you even more features if the previous was not enough already.
Stok air fryer is well built with good quality materials. It has a wide base that helps to stay put while using it. The overall capacity of the air fryer is 4.0 L which is the largest one in this list. This size is perfect for a big family. It can be used for a variety of purposes like bake, fry, sauté, grill etc. as per the requirements. The overall design is such to allow even heating and actively supports air circulation.
This one comes with a touch panel and digital display which gives it a whole modern and premium look & feel. It allows temperature setting from 80 to 200 degrees. There is also a timer function up to 30 minutes for ease of cooking. The overall air fryer is 1500 W in power consumption which ensures faster heating and quicker cooks.
The air fryer, basket and tray come and separate easily making it extremely easy to use and clean. This Stok air fryer is dishwasher safe as well.
Stok uses rapid air 360 cooking technology which helps in cooking faster compared to a conventional oven.
One innovative measure that Stok air fryer have included in this is that they have made a provision to differentiate the pan from the heating basket. All this can be done by a simple push of the button. Not just that they have also put in a button guard to avoid any accidental detachments. It is very smart of the brand and extremely innovative and serves as an added safety feature.
It comes with a 1 year warranty.
And if all of these weren’t enough they have also added a free recipes booklet along with this model.
Even with a higher price tag from the previous model all the features packed in this air fryer make this a great choice with value for money. Unless 4.0 L is too big for your use and digital panel doesn’t concern your purchase decision much then you should probably stick with the smaller earlier variant of Stok air fryer 1350 W.
- Digital display
- Soft touch panel for temperature and timer control
- 4 L cooking space in the basket
- Push button to detach basket and pan with an added button guard safety feature
- 1 year warranty
- Dishwasher safe
- Extra grill
- Free recipe booklet
Working of Air Fryers
Before moving forward let’s understand what an Air Fryer is and how does it work its magic.
Conventional frying uses a lot of oil. The food that needs to be fried is then dunked in the hot boiling pool of oil and after a few minutes the food is carefully removed scooping the excess oil.
On the other hand Air Fryer as the name suggests uses air to fry the food. The food is lightly brushed with oil and then placed on a grill inside the fryer. The fryer upon heating circulates this hot air inside the chamber through the food which in turn fries them.
Very clearly the amount of oil utilized in the process is excessively low essentially giving the same output. The usage of oil can be reduced anywhere from 75% – 80% which matters a lot.
The biggest plus point that air fryer offers over conventional pan frying is that there’s no excessive oil absorption by the food which essentially makes them lighter and healthier.
The Air fryer uses the convector heating technique to heat the air which passes through the food thereby frying it and giving it its crisp. Also as the fryer is closed it also helps in frying the food faster as there is essentially no loss of temperature and the food is being subjected to heat from all the sides at the same time. This technique of frying food is called Maillard effect.
Buying Guide for Air Fryers in India 2020
Not everyone should succumb under the pressure of modern equipment. It is very important to understand weather you really need to buy an air fryer or not as it is a commitment.
If you can find yourself to agree with any of the below points then Air Fryers are a thing for you.
If you love cooking and eat like a king but hate to do all the cleaning of the massive pile of utensils in the sink then this product is for you.
The convenience is majorly the reason why you should buy.
There’s no oil spots to clean after, no or very less spills in the nearby area/stove, less use of kitchen utensils all of which will result in a gratitude for your air fryer.
Healthy Eating Habit
If refreshing your eating habit is the motivator then it is for you.
Everyone aiming to cut down on fats without compromising on the taste air fryer is like a boon. It basically cuts down the calorie count of the meal with the absence of unhealthy ingredients.
People on the go
If saving time is what you are looking for then this is a natural extension in your kitchen appliances.
It will help you cook faster without the constant need of vigilance as opposed to while using the pan full of hot oil on the stove.
Now let’s take up one by one and understand on the different variables that come into play while finding the best suitable air fryer for you or your family.
Air Fryer comes in various sizes. They range from small to large depending on the number of people to feed or the servings required. Typically a smaller fryer will be around 2 litres to 3 litres and is enough for a couple of people or equivalent to 2 servings.
While the bigger size ranging from 3.5 litres to 4 litres is enough for a small family.
People looking to fry non-veg should consider the larger sizes as they are better suited to hold the bigger pieces of meat or chicken.
The air fryers prices depends on the brand name and the additions that come with them. Some are cheaper while some are relatively costlier. Some have extra features or touch screen while other are manual.
It is important to note down the important features that one needs and if additional benefits do not add any value to your cause its not worth spending extra bucks on them.
Due to the versatile nature of foods that require different cooking temperatures to be properly done air fryers come with temperature adjustable knob.
Generally stating the temperatures range from 140 degrees to 200 degrees centigrade.
The temperature range regulation are important to note depending on the types of food the user wants to cook or fry.
The air fryers currently available in the market are in two formats: Digital and Manual. Although the differences only end in the way that they both operate. Rest essentially remains the same.
Digital Air Fryer: The temperature control and timer can be set via a touch screen.
Manual Air Fryer: The temperature and timer can be set with knobs.
The function setting may differ but everything else is similar. The digital air fryer may cost a bit more due to the presence of the touch screen panel.
But apart from the aesthetic beauty the digital screen adds it is important to note that if the cook likes to be messy in kitchen they may encounter some problem in operating the touch screen. If that is the case then manual air fryer might be more suitable for use.
Like every other kitchen appliance the air fryer also consumes a high power as it requires heating to cook/fry the food. The normal range of the air fryer is 1000 W to 1500 W.
Length of the Cord
This is an often overlooked component in the purchase decision of any kitchen appliance. If you have a fixed space in the kitchen to keep the air fryer then it is important to note the length of cord that will be required to connect to the nearest 3 pin plug.
Or else an extender will be required.
In the case of air fryer some of them have the option of using food separator which is basically a steel tray or grill that connects in the inside that allows the user to cook multiple food items simultaneously.
Good brands’ air fryers also provide auto cut-off or cooking timer that provides an ease to the user. One can set the temperature and set the timer and then be assured that the food will not be overcooked or burnt in case they get busy with some work.
The cooking timer automatically stops the fryer and keeps the food crisp for some time inside till it is opened.
Invest the money in a good brand that you can trust. A clear display is a must to avoid accidental spoiling of food due to misreading temperature or time. Also, if possible buy one with a timer that can add an additional safety net.
It will stop the fryer once the timer hits the mark. Like every other appliance make sure that the air fryer does not slip. Most of them come with non-slip bottom.
The handles of the air fryer should be insulated so that it makes it easy to directly use it to serve after cooking.
Ease of Cleaning
If you have a dishwasher at home then looking for the mark of dishwasher safe can do wonders for you. It will not only save effort but save time too.
Most of the air fryers are dishwasher safe but there are a few cheaper ones that are not so its important to check before making the final decision.
It is important to invest in a good brand as they would warranty and after sales support. Air fryer is not cheap to begin with and every customer would want this addition in their kitchen to last a long time to get their money worth and enjoy its benefits for a good amount of time.
Cleaning and Maintenance Guide
To clean and maintain the air fryer for years to come make sure that it is regularly cleaned. Follow the below steps:
- Unplug the air fryer and let it cool down before proceeding to clean it. Wait for atleast 30 minutes.
- Wipe the outside air fryer body with a damp cloth or sponge. Make sure water does not enter and damage the internal electronics.
- Remove the tray, food separator, basket, grill, etc. and wash them with soap and running water. If the air fryer components are dishwasher safe then they can be cleaned in the dishwasher a well. Prefer hot water for thorough cleaning as you will be dealing with oil spots and spills. If the air fryer smells even after washing try using strong cleaning agents or also try using lemons to remove the odour.
- Clean the inside of the fryer using hot water and cloth.
- After they are rinsed dry those off before putting them back together.
- Once used make sure it is assembled and stored in a cool place and is not plugged in while storage.
- Regularly inspect the cords of the machine
- Try to clean the air fryer after every use. If not there might slowly start deposition of oil residue inside the fryer which may start burning during future use and release foul odour.
Benefits of Air Fryers
- The foods fried in Air fryer is comparatively healthier than conventional pan frying.
- The food prepared is low caloric as the oil doesn’t get soaked up in the food.
- The amount of oil used in the process of frying is extremely reduced. This is the biggest plus point as everyone can still enjoy their fries without any guilt.
- Frying is deemed dangerous and can’t be done essentially by everyone. Air fryers on the other hand are easy to use.
- Conventional frying require a lot of turning so that the food receives an even cook but there is no need for that with an air fryer.
- The cooking time is drastically reduced due to the process of using hot air. This also retains the moisture inside the food without making it feel dry when eating. This is essentially lost in normal pan frying due to the prolonged exposure to heat.
- Using air fryers is more economical than conventional frying. It saves both gas and oil.
- Normal pan subjected to excessive frying are a nightmare to clean. On the other hand air fryers are easy to clean. They utilize less oil so the mess left behind is less sticky, can be easily disassembled and most of them are also dish washer safe.
- Most air fryers come with timers so frying becomes easy and convenient. There is no stress of burning food or getting distracted. The food will be fried as per requirement and be ready to serve without much hassle.
- They are definitely safer than handling a pan full of boiling oil.
- Apart from frying they can be used as a normal kitchen top oven and be used to just roast, grill or bake as they also have temperature control knob.
Drawbacks of Air Fryers
It is not all rosy in air fryers fairyland as they do have some drawbacks too. They are as follows:
- The modern commercial air fryers available are not very big. They are essentially only good for small families. So if a big family is to be served it can be done in batches but that will consume more time. Trade-off is between time and health, a tough decision to make.
- The initial cost of buying an air fryer is high. Although over a period of time the health aspect and savings on the usage of oil as a raw material outweighs the initial cost.
- Not a lot of stuff can be put in the fryer at once. There needs to be left some amount of space to allow proper movement of hot air in order for it to be cooked properly. This may sometimes require the food to be cooked in batches which might seem cumbersome if there are more mouths to feed.
- If someone is looking for using it regularly it might not seem easy to continuously remove it from storage and put it back in. And for those reasons air fryers will require and take up some space of its own on the kitchen top and for some they may seem bulky if the kitchen top is small.
There are many theories that float on the internet when it comes to air fryers, let’s address them one by one.
Air Fryers are completely safe to use and even a kid can use it: Myth
Just because it is safer than conventional frying that doesn’t mean that it is completely safe. Like every other electrical appliance in the kitchen it also requires the user to meet the necessary safety and security concerns.
Air fryer uses hot air so the user must stay careful when opening it and as well as while touching the surface. For settling on the final purchase do look for good brands such that the product’s outer surface and the handles remains insulated from the high temperatures of the air fryer.
Air fryers are unhealthy due to the usage of heat waves and radiation to cook the food: Myth
First of all air fryers do not use any sort of radiation to cook the food. It simply uses a burst of hot air to pass through the food that cooks or fries the food kept inside them. This is a convection technique of heating and is similar to that of a convection oven.
It does not use any sort of radiation or electromagnetic waves to heat the food.
Air fryers can help in reducing fat content: True
This is simply because the amount of oil required to cook is drastically low. The cooked/fried food may be as much as 75% healthier.
Deep frying causes a lot of oil being absorbed by the food which is then directly consumed by the connoisseur.
Air Fry cooking is better and healthier than deep frying: True
This is true as stated in the above point for the same reasons.
Air fryers disturbs the nutritional value of the food content: Myth
This is not true air frying simply uses less oil. No frying or cooking in the air fryers disturbs the nutritional component of the food items.
It is just a different process of cooking that only adds in the benefit of less oil consumption and nothing more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does an air fryer work?
Air fryer uses bursts of hot air to circulate through the chamber of the fryer and through the food. This instantly starts to cook food making them crisp and ready to eat.
Can I use aluminium foil in air fryer?
Yes, it is safe to use aluminium foil in air fryer.
Can air fryer reduce cooking time?
Due to enclosed chamber and convection heating using hot air cooking time is reduced compared to normal frying.
Can I toast in my air fryer?
Yes, you can toast in an air fryer. In fact you can toast, bake, grill, fry and sauté as well in an air fryer.
Does air fryer food taste the same as normal fried stuff?
Not exactly there is slight taste variation. But this is not due to the air fryer but the reduction in the usage of oil during frying. In normal deep frying the oil is absorbed by the food which is absent in the air fryer food.
Due to this reduction of fats the taste of the food may slightly vary.
Is air fryer healthier?
Yes, it definitely is healthier compared to any conventional frying.
Do air fryers fry better?
Yes, as there is no need to twist and turn the food to get an even cook. Air fryer uses high temperatures air flowing in the basket that evenly cooks the food.
What are the benefits of an air fryer?
The biggest benefit that air fryer offers over conventional pan frying is that there’s no excessive oil absorption by the food which essentially makes them lighter and healthier.
What is air frying?
The Air fryer uses the convector heating technique to heat the air which passes through the food thereby frying it and giving it its crisp.
We are a family of 3 what size of air fryer should we choose?
Depending upon the average appetite any air fryer from 2.3 L to 3 L should serve the purpose.
Can we cook chicken in air fryer?
Yes, non-veg can also be fried / cooked in air fryer.
Can you fry frozen ready to eat products?
Yes, it is safe and can be used for frozen ready to eat products.
Do I have to buy a food separator additionally?
The use of food separator depends from person to person on the cooking that they are planning to do. It’s not a necessity.
Do I have to flip the food and then re-use the air fryer?
No, it’s not required. The air fryer cooks the food evenly from all side as it is heated by hot air using convector heating.
Can I bake in the air fryer?
Yes, you can. Air fryers can be used for baking, frying, grilling etc.