The Air Fryer Oven – Discover the Benefits of the Latest Cooking Trend
Cooking methods are constantly evolving. Some of us can even remember when the microwave was the newest must-have appliance. The most recent cooking trend is the air fryer. The mention of it probably immediately brings to mind the popular appliance currently gracing so many kitchen countertops. However, did you know that there are now household ranges that have an air fryer oven feature? How cool is that?
We aren’t suggesting you run right out and replace your existing range, but if you are in the market for a new one, the air fryer oven feature is something you might want to consider.
The Air Fryer Oven
Ovens with the air fryer feature circulate hot air at a high speed through the use of convection fans. The result is crispy, evenly browned food that could pass for deep-fried without all the oil or the mess. It also cooks the food faster than traditional deep frying. Imagine the possibilities! Besides taking your culinary skills to new heights, an oven with an air fryer feature built-in offers other benefits as well.
The appeal of fried foods is undeniable. Crisp and crunchy outside, and moist and flavorful on the inside. However, fried foods can be bad for your health. The oil used to deep fry foods has been linked to health issues like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Fried foods are also more fattening. The air fryer oven uses little or no oil, cutting the calories by 70 to 80 percent. Air-fried foods are healthier without sacrificing flavor.
Even though we enjoy eating fried foods, many of us avoid making them at home. Whether you are using a deep fryer or a skillet, making fried food can be messy. The oil can splatter, making a mess of your range, countertops, and backsplash. If you happen to be in its path, oil splatter can also cause burns. With an air fryer feature, all this can be avoided, and you won’t have to go out to eat your favorite fried food.
Fried foods require a lot of oil, and that can get expensive. You can save the oil and reuse it. However, the oil will take on the flavor of the food that’s cooked in it. If you’re not careful, this week’s french fries could end up tasting like last week’s fried fish. Storing all that oil can be messy, and disposing of it after each use can get expensive. An oven with the air fryer feature can eliminate the mess, and while it may cost a bit more to purchase, it could save you money over time.
Yes, you can get a small countertop air fryer, but let’s be honest. How many small appliances are already cluttering up your counter space? With the toaster, coffee maker, and blender, do you really want another appliance taking up valuable counter space?
With an air fryer oven, the air fryer feature is contained in the same unit as your conventional oven. You won’t lose another inch of counter space.
While the countertop air fryers may be a smaller investment, they can be insufficient if you’re feeding more than one or two people. When feeding a large family or entertaining, you could end up serving the food in shifts. An oven with an air fryer feature will allow you to cook more food as quickly as a countertop model and have everyone eating dinner together.
Considering an Air Fryer Oven?
If you love fried food but hate the mess and expense, an air fryer oven can be a great investment. With today’s busy lifestyles, an appliance that saves cooking and cleanup time can be a real lifesaver. And as a bonus, it will save you money over time.
The experienced staff at Jersey Coast Appliance can answer any questions you may have when considering an oven with an air fryer feature and help you select the perfect model. From sales, service, and parts for the DIYer, we can handle all your appliance needs. We have 40 years of providing quality products and services to the community. Stop in our Toms River location or browse our selection online.