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How to Use an Air Fryer

How to Use an Air Fryer

You went shopping and finally have an air fryer to call your very own. Or maybe you are in the market to purchase one but still unsure if using it will actually be a simple feat! Like any new parent, you are filled with questions and uncertainty: what can your new baby do? How do you take care of it? Fortunately, unlike a real baby, this one does come with a manual. In many cases new air fryer owners often feel like the manual isn’t quite up to scratch or difficult to understand, so we’ve decided to break it down for you.

Any new appliance can be daunting to figure out, but don’t let the air fryer fool you; it’s a very simple and easy-to- use utensil. It really is a case of merely placing your food in the basket or on top of the tray and letting the fryer do all the cooking for you. It will maintain the perfect temperature according to your specification and let you know when it’s done by sounding an alarm when it automatically stops. Once you’ve got the basic know-how required to work your fryer, you can start digging in to the recipe book that usually accompanies a new fryer. Trust me; this can keep you busy for quite a while.

Here are a few step-by- step guidelines to use when cooking various foods with your fryer:

Prep Before Cooking

  • To avoid any food sticking to the basket, just add a little bit of oil to the food (if the food is not already oily) and spray some oil unto the bottom of the mesh.
  • If the food is marinated or oily pat them dry.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer in order for it to reach the appropriate temperature (this can take about three minutes).
  • When placing food into the cooking chamber, ensure that you give all the food enough space for the hot air to circulate thoroughly and cook the food evenly and throughout. Do not overcrowd!

During Cooking

  • When you are cooking smaller items like fries or chicken wings, you need to shake the basket a couple of times during the cooking time. Other foods being cooked on the tray etc…can also be rotated every five to ten minutes.
  • It’s very important to regularly empty the fat/oil accumulating in the bottom drawer, especially when it comes to fatty foods such as chicken wings. If you don’t remember to empty the drawer throughout the cooking process, it can cause quite a lot of smoke.

After Cooking

  • Time to start cleaning. Luckily air fryers are easy to clean because of their non-stick material and since most are dishwasher safe. Just remember to clean the inside and the outside.
  • The air fryer is a kitchen appliance for convenient cooking, and handling it is just as convenient. By using our simple guidelines you’ll be a fryer pro in no time!

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