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Everything you need to know about the air fryer

 Planning on reducing your oil intake? The air fryer is your best bet (Image: Shutterstock)

They say necessity is the mother of invention and true to these words, with everyone scrambling for health newer inventions are taking centre stage as well.

With healthier lifestyles come stricter diets and nothing beats the air fryer currently gaining popularity in promoting this.

With good reason, the air fryer is not all talk that is likely to go away soon, all the fuss is true and the air fryer might just be the best cooking appliance in town.

You have probably heard about it from a colleague or friend but here is what you need to know about the air fryer before signing yourself up for one:

 No more spending long hours by the heat cooking away your steak (Image: Shutterstock)

How does the air fryer work?

Most people don’t believe you can actually fry your potatoes and cook your meat as well without adding oil to it.

Believe it or not this is exactly what the air fryer does. Instead of dipping your foods in oil to cook, the air fryer circulates hot air at a super high-powered speed to cook your food.

The best part about this appliance is that you don’t have to worry about checking and adjusting heat temperatures, you can easily set the dial and relax as your food cooks in your desired temperature and time.

 You don't have to worry about your chicken cooking at the right temperature just dial in (Image: Shutterstock)

Although the air fryer seems like the perfect solution to your potato woes, it can only cook a small bunch at a time.

Meaning, you won’t be able to fry a lot of food in this appliance, maybe just a snack or dinner for two but no big batches.

 You don't have to worry about deep frying your meatballs in oil anymore (Image: Shutterstock)

Also this gadget is perfect for a family setup since you won’t have to worry about your kids getting scalded from hot oil in the kitchen.

Other than being the perfect appliance for small spaces especially for those without the actual oven, cleaning the air fryer is a breeze. No oil spills, just water.

Note: Remember that air fryers come in different sizes and culinary capabilities, before making a purchase understand your culinary needs and expectations.

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