The IVEENY 10-in-1 air fryer oven functions as an air fryer, rotisserie, convection toaster oven, pizza grill, and dehydrator. It has 13 accessories, including a mesh basket and air flow racks that are used to aid in the cooking process. You can use this device automatically or manually set it to function with the corresponding heat settings.
What is an air fryer
An air fryer is a small, pod-shaped kitchen appliance that sits on the countertop. It has a door on the front that, when opened, reveals a basket and tray for holding food to be air-fried. The open-weave design of the basket allows hot air to circulate more efficiently, creating a crispier exterior than you’d get with a deep fryer.
You add a very small amount of oil (or cooking spray) to your food, place it in the air fryer and set the timer. You’ll likely need to flip your food (like a chicken breast or burger) halfway through the cook time, but that’s it! Once your meal is done, the resulting foods are crispy, crunchy and delicious.
They also tend to be less messy than deep-fried dishes, and they heat up your kitchen much less than a conventional oven would. And because they’re so easy to use, you can whip up meals quickly. Plus, eating fewer fried foods can help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity and other health issues. However, it’s important to note that an air fryer is not a replacement for nutritious, nutrient-dense foods. Choosing whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean meats is still the best way to maintain a balanced diet.
How does an air fryer work
Air fryers are all the rage in health-conscious circles and among fans of all things crispy, because they can make foods such as chicken wings and fries super delicious with very little oil. But what exactly are these countertop appliances, and how do they work?
Unlike a deep fryer, which heats food in oil, an air fryer uses hot air convection to cook food. The heating element and fan are located above the food, which sits in a slotted basket. This allows the fast-moving, super-heated air to get around every side of the food, so it can crisp and brown.
To make sure the food browns evenly, it’s important not to overcrowd the basket. Also, you should periodically pull the basket out and shuffle the food around to encourage even browning. Many air fryers come with a recipe booklet or a list of suggested cooking times and temperatures for various foods, but it’s good to experiment and adjust cooking times as needed.
Some foods, like meat and fish, are better cooked in batches rather than all at once. The same goes for vegetables, which may need to be done in multiple batches to ensure the right texture. It’s also helpful to cut the food into smaller pieces, such as medallions or cubes, so it cooks more quickly. Most air fryers also have a tray for residue, drips and crumbs, which should be removed and wiped clean before cooking new dishes in the appliance.
Is air frying healthier than deep frying
Air fryers use circulating hot air to crisp foods without having them submerged in oil. This allows you to cook food with significantly less fat, which can be a major plus for people trying to lose weight or lower their calorie intake. Studies have also shown that air-fried foods create fewer potentially harmful compounds when compared with traditional deep frying, including advanced glycation end products and acrylamide (1).
Another benefit of air fryers is that they don’t require as much oil as a regular deep fryer, so you’ll save money on cooking oil, too (2). Deep frying requires at least 3 cups (750 mL) of oil, so using an air fryer can cut down on the amount of oil used by up to 75%.
Depending on the type of air fryer you choose, some models come with built-in dishwasher-safe baskets, pans, and trays that make clean up easier. Other models may require regular cleaning and sanitizing to avoid build-up of smells and residue. Depending on the air fryer you purchase, you’ll also need to buy oil that can be used for cooking and should change it out regularly (as soon as it starts to smell or change color) to avoid over-heating.
Despite the many benefits of air frying, it’s important to remember that it’s not a free pass to eat high-calorie fried foods. Air-fried foods still contain calories, and they don’t have the same crispy texture as deep fried foods (3).
What can you cook in an air fryer
This air fryer also acts as a convection oven, rotisserie and dehydrator. It is a multifunctional kitchen device that saves you time, energy and money while making your food healthier.
Baked potatoes in an air fryer are amazing – with gorgeous crispy skin and a fork-tender fluffy inside that’s just asking to be slathered in butter. And they cook in a fraction of the time it takes to bake them in an oven!
For a dinner that’s easy but full of flavor try air fryer chicken wings. You can even make them without the bone for a kid-friendly appetizer! The hot air does a great job of crisping up the skins but if you want them extra crispy you can rub them with oil (we like olive or avocado) or spray them lightly and sprinkle with salt.
Another simple and delicious meal is air fryer chicken thighs. They get super tender and crispy in the air fryer and can be served with a salad for a quick dinner or with some chili for a heartier meal. You can also cook frozen dinners in an air fryer, they turn out a lot better than you’d expect. I’ve done air fryer orange chicken and chili mac and they are delicious! They are a lot easier to make than a whole chicken and are great to reheat for lunch the next day.
Can you bake in an air fryer
This air fryer oven has 13 different functions that will save you time and effort in your kitchen. Its easy-to-use digital touch screen lets you select any of these functions with a quick press of a button. Plus, it comes with removable and easy-to-assemble accessories that make cleaning and maintaining the product a breeze.
Baked potatoes are the perfect comfort food, with gorgeously crispy skin and a fluffy fork-tender interior that’s just begging to be slathered in butter. Air frying them is even better, since the high heat crisps the skin without overcooking the inside.
For the best results, be sure to use a metal cake pan – glass bakeware conducts heat more slowly and can lead to uneven baking. If your air fryer doesn’t fit a 9 inch cake pan, try splitting the batter into two 6 or 7 inch pans and altering the bake time accordingly. And don’t overfill the pan – a full-sized cake will puff up during cooking and may lose its shape when baked. This recipe makes a proper-sized cake that serves 12 and is delicious simply dusted with icing sugar or topped with your favorite frosting.
Do air fryers use oil
Air fryers promise to make delicious, crispy foods with minimal or no oil. The circulating hot air helps to create the crunchy exterior by creating what is known as the Maillard effect. Some recipes do call for a light spray of oil to enhance the crunch, but it’s not mandatory.
If you’re going to be using an air fryer it is important to choose the right kind of oil. Some oils can become toxic or smoke at high temperatures. You should use oils with a high smoking point like vegetable oil, canola oil, or peanut oil.
You also need to keep in mind that air frying is not a substitute for deep frying. Compared to the four to six cups of oil that are used when deep frying, air fryers only use one or two tablespoons. Adding more than that may result in soggy or greasy food.
Avoid aerosol oil sprays with propellants, as they contain dangerous chemicals. Instead, use a pump or spritzer that you fill with your choice of high flash point oil. It’s more cost effective and healthier for you and the environment too! It’s easy to find a great pump spray or spritzer for your air fryer at your local grocery store. Alternatively, you can buy an empty bottle to fill with your favorite oil and reuse it. Just be sure to clean your spritzer after each use.