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Air Fryers - Who Uses Them

Just got one a few days ago and I’m fairly impressed with it. So far I’ve made Parmesan breaded chicken, Soy Balsamic Chicken, Chicken Nuggets for the grandson, Scotch Eggs and Salisbury Meatballs 


If you have one what are you cooking in it?  

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2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,985
    I love fresh broccoli and asparagus. Let it get roasted/crispy.

    I also like canned potatoes roasted. They do well 
    ~ John
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
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    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • outrageousoutrageous Posts: 801
    Bacon wrapped asparagus, boiled eggs, wings, great for reheating pizza, etc...

    Large egg and mini max egg plus a Blackstone griddle

    South Ga. cooking fool !!!!!!!!

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,307
    I like "fried" chicken in my air fryer. Pork chops are pretty good too. Tried a steak once, not impressed. Frozen french fries work well. Scratch fries aren't bad, but not as good as grocery store bagged ones. But scratch fries have only as much sodium as I choose to add, so there's that.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 9,444
    Thank for the info.  

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 808
    wings are one of my favorites out of the airfryer, i have the PowerXL 7 qt, target had it on sale and it is pretty awesome.  i have done buffalo chicken bites, mozzarella cheese sticks jalapeno poppers are all great and easy.  

    my wings i do rub, 16 minutes, flip halfway.  take out and sauce and then 3 more minutes for some really good wings.

    2 Large Eggs - Raleigh, NC

    Boiler Up!!

  • posterposter Posts: 672

    https://instantpot.com/portfolio-item/air-fryer-lid/

    This might be of interest to some if you already have an instant pot.

  • poster said:

    https://instantpot.com/portfolio-item/air-fryer-lid/

    This might be of interest to some if you already have an instant pot.

    Have you used one of those?  I like the air fryers but didn’t want another appliance since we already have an instant pot that rarely gets used. 
  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,992
    Lowcountrygamecock said:

    already have an instant pot that rarely gets used. 
    It is a game changer when you learn to use it more. 90% of our weekly cooking is done in the IP.

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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 2,992
    Not sure about air fryers...  I had one of the first round to be released and found out that I had similar result tossing whatever I wanted to “air fry” in a bit of oil and then cooking in the convection oven (or straight in the regular oven).  I rarely eat fried food anymore.

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  • paqman said:
    Lowcountrygamecock said:

    already have an instant pot that rarely gets used. 
    It is a game changer when you learn to use it more. 90% of our weekly cooking is done in the IP.
    I like to think my wife and I are good cooks but everything we’ve had from the instant pot is watered down and seems to take as long as traditional cooking. Maybe we just haven’t tried the right recipes. 
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 597
    I've had an air fryer for almost a year and I would say they are every bit as good as people said they were. Mostly used for chicken thighs and legs, but I've done a number of other things in it. Sweet potato fries are awesome. So much quicker and easier than getting out the deep fryer, which I may never use again.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,015
    poster said:

    https://instantpot.com/portfolio-item/air-fryer-lid/

    This might be of interest to some if you already have an instant pot.


    I have the mealthy version of this, and it's good, but it only cooks on one side (glorified heat lamp), so you have to flip everything and your space is limited.

    It works though.
    NOLA
  • posterposter Posts: 672
    poster said:

    https://instantpot.com/portfolio-item/air-fryer-lid/

    This might be of interest to some if you already have an instant pot.

    Have you used one of those?  I like the air fryers but didn’t want another appliance since we already have an instant pot that rarely gets used. 
    Never tried one myself, but am interested as i have an instant pot, but not an air fryer. Figure it would be a little bit less to store
  • Hoster05Hoster05 Posts: 175
    Our new gas range has an air fryer setting.  I’ve only used it on fries and chicken nuggets for my kid.  The part I don’t understand is if I cook chicken wings, how do the drippings not fall to the bottom of the unit and burn?   I’ve got a basket with holes in that I have been using per the owners manual.  
    Mankato, MN - LBGE
  • LitLit Posts: 7,723
    4 pieces of bacon and sausages takes 8 minutes for the kids breakfast in the mornings plus no splatter everywhere. Fries, chicken nuggets, anything that I would have baked before takes half the time and is 100% cooked better. I did try burgers in it and they were chewy but besides that I love it also. 
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,821
    Mostly use ours for oven fries tater tots Chicken nuggets kid food
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  • PlutoniumPlutonium Posts: 170
    We have a convection toaster oven. Is an air fryer much different?
    Albuquerque, NM - LBGE and an old rusted gasser that I use for accessory storage.


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,307
    edited February 12
    Plutonium said:
    We have a convection toaster oven. Is an air fryer much different?
    I think they are similar. @Judy Mayberry, a member here, tried fried chicken in her convection toaster oven and it sounded like her results were pretty much the same as mine (air fryer).

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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