A juicy chicken breast coated in a crunchy, golden-brown crust brings to mind summertime picnics. The aroma of fried batter can bring back sweet childhood memories of amusement parks and sugary funnel cakes. However, fried foods have become notorious for their negative effects on health. The saturated fats of oils clog your arteries, leading to high blood pressure and heart attack. Carcinogens formed during frying may cause cancer. These dangers have led to the recent appearance of hot air fryers on the market. You may have wondered how these appliances work and whether they offer advantages over traditionally fried foods. Read on for answers to these questions.
9. How Do Air Fryers Work?
Unlike deep fryers or pan frying, air fryers do not involve dropping food into large quantities of boiling oil in order to cook and crisp them. In contrast, air fryers work by placing food and about a tablespoon of oil into the fryer, where hot air is circulated in order to cook the food. The Philips company uses Twin TurboStar technology in the Philips Airfryer XXL to rapidly and evenly swirl hot air around the interior of the appliance and thoroughly cook your food.
8. Taste and Appearance of Air Fried Food
Taste tests suggest that food fried in an air fryer is similar in appearance and taste to foods that have been deep fried. Pre-packaged frozen items like French fries, chicken nuggets, or tater tots come out of the air fryer cooked to a much crispier perfection than those baked in a conventional oven. In addition, you can cut fresh potatoes or sweet potatoes into chunks or wedges, coat them with a tablespoon of olive oil and fry up a tasty batch of home fries. These fries require far less oil than deep frying while retaining all of the crispy delicious taste of frying.