If you’re looking for one product to cook everything without oil you’ll want an air fryer!
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If you haven’t heard about air fryers yet I am here to tell you all about them. I have been looking into Air Fryers for a while now and when I came across The Magic Chef® XL Digital Oil-Free Air Fryer I knew I found my perfect match. If you’re unfamiliar with the process of air fryers they allow you to cook pretty much anything with little to no oil.
With no oil, it allows you to make great tasting snacks and meals healthier than ever. The XL size is perfect for families or holiday get-togethers allowing you to cook enough snacks and food to feed everyone. You can group foods altogether to reduce your cook time. The digital setting makes it easy to switch between temperature and cook time. I used my air fryer for the first time and even though I was a bit nervous about using it, it was super easy to use. Actually, much easier to use than using a deep fryer which I’ve been looking to replace anyways. There hardly any “warm-up” time, the digital setting allows you to easily set and adjust your cook time and temperatures.
5 reasons why you need an air fryer
- Cook all kinds of food – You can literally cook anything in here; from meats to veggies to cakes and sweets
- Requires NO oil – For most foods, you do not need to add any oil for cooking
- It’s healthier for you – Since Air Fryer’s cook with no oil you can expect healthier alternatives
- Fast cooking times – Food cook a lot faster than traditional routes
- Large size – The large size means you can food larger quanities of food easy and fast
After reading the manual I realized you can cook pretty much anything in the air fryer; from veggies and meats to sweets and treats; yes you can bake a freaking cake in there!! We’ve only used the air fryer a few times but my husband is determined to cook everything it in! I love that when you open the tray to check on your food or to shake (for some items you may be required to shake them such as fries) it automatically turns off so you don’t have to worry about little ones getting near it. It also doesn’t get overly hot and cools down pretty quickly.
To try it out we cooked some frozen french and made burgers in there. I have to tell you the burgers were one of the best one I’ve ever had! The burger cooked exceptionally fast I think we cooked it for about 10 minutes and it was fully cooked. Best of all there was no grease splatter from cooking and the burger was not greasy at all. Since this air fryer is an extra large size it was big enough to make six full-sized burgers at once thus making it easy to cook larger quantities in less time.
There are some things to note when using your air fryer. Your air fryer requires an open space if you’re using it on a counter be sure to keep it away from other products and give it enough space to let the air come out of the back. This was a mistake I made when I first used mine, I ended up switching the breaker on the outlet I was using because it got too warm. I would recommend using on a separate outlet just in case your house is prone to this happening (like mine is).
It is also important to clean it thoroughly after each use to clean the outside of your machine with a moist cloth and clean your basket with hot soapy water using a non-abrasive sponge. For really stuck on grease you can use a little degreasing liquid if not soaking it for a little bit of time helps. You also need to clean the inside with hot water and a non-abrasive sponge; to clean the heating elements you need to use a cleaning brush to clean off any residue. This step is extremely important because this can adversely affect the use of your product. Store your product in a dry, clean location without direct sunlight.
The Magic Chef® Air Fryer comes in two different styles; a manual and a digital version. The manual version retails for $119.99 and the digital version for $129.99 the extra $10 is more than worth it. You can get yours from New Air available right now.