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Old 11-27-2017, 01:58 PM   #1
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This seems to be the big trend in small kitchen appliances, lately. Anybody have one? You don't need any oil to "fry" all of your favorite fried foods, thus, greatly reducing the amount of fat in those foods. A co-worker has been using for several months now, and he swears by it. He cooks chicken wings, tater tots, and french fries in it.

I decided to order one from Khol's today. Got about $30 off of the sale price. Picked up a 4.5 quart for $85. Can't wait to try it out!
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:12 PM   #2
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I had never even heard of one before you mentioned it. Looks interesting though, let me know how it works out.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:25 AM   #3
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This seems to be the big trend in small kitchen appliances, lately. Anybody have one? You don't need any oil to "fry" all of your favorite fried foods, thus, greatly reducing the amount of fat in those foods. A co-worker has been using for several months now, and he swears by it. He cooks chicken wings, tater tots, and french fries in it.

I decided to order one from Khol's today. Got about $30 off of the sale price. Picked up a 4.5 quart for $85. Can't wait to try it out!


Please let us know if it's any good ,I still don't understand the premise on how you can "fry without oil"?
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:10 AM   #4
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Please let us know if it's any good ,I still don't understand the premise on how you can "fry without oil"?
I don't quite sure I understand the concept either, but if the french fries come out nice and crispy and it can make some good chicken wings, then I'm all for trying it out! I have a friend at work who swears by it! Hopefully he's not swearing at it!
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Would also love to know how this works. We do baked fries by soaking in baking soda, baking at 350 for about 20 minutes, then crank it up to 450 for the last 10. Would love to do something less complicated.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:31 AM   #6
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Would also love to know how this works. We do baked fries by soaking in baking soda, baking at 350 for about 20 minutes, then crank it up to 450 for the last 10. Would love to do something less complicated.
I should be getting this thing in a few days. From what I was told, you just heat it up according to what you're going to cook in it, throw the food in, and you're done. Season to taste afterward.

I've always just baked fries too, but I've usually just bought the fries in the bag.
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:08 PM   #7
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So I finally used the air fryer last night. Only thing I really had to test in it was some chicken nuggets and some fish sticks. Upon first try, I got the nuggest and the sticks just a little too done, but not enough to ruin them. Definitely made them crispy. The nuggets were good. The fish sticks, eh, I actually like them not as crispy, but I was really making them for my son, I just wanted to sample.

I want to try some french fries in it, maybe some tater tots. Definitely want to try some chicken wings in it.
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Nice. So were these previously frozen or did you make them yourself?
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Nice. So were these previously frozen or did you make them yourself?
See , that's my question? So is the food you're putting in already "breaded" or are you doing that yourself?
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:01 PM   #10
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See , that's my question? So is the food you're putting in already "breaded" or are you doing that yourself?
The food I tried was the frozen food you get out of the frozen food isle in the grocery store. We have chicken nuggets and fish sticks - Chico's favorite food LOL - on hand for our little boy. I usually don't eat that crap, mostly because I can't get it to taste like it does from the fast food place. Which, probably also tastes like crap - but I digress....

Anyhow, I just threw in about 12 nuggets, set the temp, set the time, and in about 10 minutes, the nuggets came out fully cooked and crispy. On stuff like fries, nuggets, or tots, you'll want to take the food out half way through and give it a shake - just like you would with a conventional deep fat oil fryer - so that it cooks evenly. The fish sticks - didn't need to cook them at the temp I cooked them at (I threw them in with the nuggets), so they came out a tad bit too crispy, but my son still liked them and he's a picky eater.

But, yeah, you can also do homemade stuff too, like fried chicken, pork tenderloin, salmon, etc...they give you a cookbook. I mainly got this thing for stuff like french fries, or potato wedges. Basically when I want junk food and don't want to all of the fat with the oils and such. One of my work buds who told me about this thing said you can use a little oil, but my particular air fryer says to not use oil or Crisco or anything like that, so I wouldn't try it. Some of the frozen stuff might have been pre-cooked in oil, but that won't hurt anything.
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Nice. So were these previously frozen or did you make them yourself?
Nope. Just the frozen ones.
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Lol fish sticks...man thatís sounds disgusting
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Chico, do... you like fish sticks?
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Chico, do... you like fish sticks?
LOL. I see what you did there.

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lol fish sticks...man thatís sounds disgusting
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