How does an air fryer work?
An air fryer works by using super-heated, fast circulating air, a little bit of oil and some inventiveness to bring delicious meals to your dinner table. Technically, you could even use no oil at all when using an air fryer – but a little bit of oil does help your food not stick to the baking basket.
Think of an air fryer as a mini turbo-charged oven that makes food tender on the inside and crisp on the outside. When using the appliance, be sure to give your food plenty of space and stick to the recommended capacity limit so that the air can properly circulate so you’re not left with a cold or soggy dinner.
Every now and then, be sure to give the basket a little shake to distribute everything evenly. This will make sure that there is an even consistency throughout.
What can I cook in an air fryer?
Essentially, anything that you would normally fry, bake or roast can be cooked in a benchtop air fryer when you want faster results compared to a conventional oven and without all the oil. More specifically, frozen foods and things that are usually deep fried are perfect for an air fryer.
Chips, wedges, chicken nuggets, crumb-coated eggplant chips, mozzarella sticks and the like are a good place to start. Roasting is where the air fryer really shines, though. Roast up some veggies, make roast beef or even a whole chicken with crispy and golden skin.
But that’s not all! You can also bake cakes and cookies to perfection in an air fryer. And lastly, you can reheat last night’s leftovers in minutes using an air fryer so nothing will ever have to go to waste again!
Best air fryer brands.
If you’re looking for some of the best air fryers around, you’ve come to the right place. Choose from our top-of-the-range air fryers from the best brands online or in store at The Good Guys.
We’ve got all the brands you’re familiar with, and each has something unique to offer. Our Philips air fryers are available in sleek black to compliment any kitchen countertop with the latest in air frying technology, the Tefal Easy Fry Range comes with a touchscreen and eight pre-set modes for easy cooking, and we’ve also got the popular Deluxe Tefal air fryers in stock.
The Breville Smart Oven air fryer combo is a hybrid model for all your oven needs. If you’re unsure of which air fryer is best for you, have a look at our fryer guide. Shop our brands now and get a sweet deal on the air fryer that’s right for you!