Air fryer recommendation
May 24th, 2021 3:16 pm
May 24th, 2021 5:25 pm
None of them will be easy to clean. I've had a few types and they all have the same type of sludgy tacky oil layer, hot oil fumes does that, think of it like the oil catcher in the stove vent.
May 24th, 2021 8:12 pm
Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
May 24th, 2021 8:24 pm
May 25th, 2021 8:02 am
Same with my ninja one
May 25th, 2021 9:24 am
May 25th, 2021 1:21 pm
What? no, I have a t-fal actifry since the day it exists, it is very easy to clean, you can even just wipe it when it is still hot/warm with a paper towel. Maybe you put too much oil?
May 25th, 2021 2:29 pm
May 25th, 2021 2:40 pm
I coat most things with cooking spray or brush on some oil
May 25th, 2021 3:05 pm
actifry is bit different in design than most of air-flyers, including Philips.
depending on what I cook but sometime, for like chicken, I use cooking oil spray bottle to spray light coat, makes it bit more crispy, i think....
May 25th, 2021 3:19 pm
Seems like a better design then, unless Acti-fry has a patent preventing copying? W that mess, might as well get a conventional fryer haha.
May 27th, 2021 7:22 pm
May 28th, 2021 10:16 am
Me three. The Ninja's ceramic crisper tray washes easily in the sink or dishwasher. Same with the basket though I usually wash that by hand.
Depends on what you're cooking. I use a light spray of oil on vegetables or frozen foods like dumplings, spring rolls and samosas. Sometimes meats as well depending on what marinade I used.
May 28th, 2021 2:37 pm
May 29th, 2021 9:14 pm
I know there is consensus that it’s just an overpriced convention oven BUT a dedicated air fryer like the philips is superior to a convection oven.death_hawk wrote: ↑ Firstly, you do understand you're buying a convection oven with a different name right? An air fryer is not a replacement for a deep fryer. It will not produce deep fried results in any circumstances. But they do make amazing convection ovens.
As for easy to clean... I haven't met one and I've owned like 5. The Philips is the worse (and the stupidest in every other category).
The "toaster oven" type are also ridiculous. I've had one slowly leak grease onto the counter. Turns out my counter is also sloped and there's a giant pool behind it. I ended up putting a half sheet pan under it to catch the crap that drips out.
I just bought a Ninja Grill but I can already see the stupidity.
As for cooking two things, as long as those things fit side by side then sure. Multi level cooking is NOT a thing despite some units coming with dual layer trays. Anything below will cook FAR more slowly (or not at all) compared to the top thing. Also if you get too close to the element, you get hilariously uneven cooking. I've reheated fried chicken in there (which isn't uniformly flat) and the peaks were burnt while the valleys were anemic. So trying to cook potatoes under a chicken isn't going to work.
I have no good recommendations. I for some reason had high hopes for the LG450CCO because it had a thermometer built in, but it produced the most anemic steak I've ever eaten in my life. A grill it is not.
The plus side is that it's a "contained" unit with a drip tray so it shouldn't spew grease out below like the toaster oven models, but the lid id weird.
I've cooked only one thing so far so I can't speak for the long term cleaning and how nasty it gets.
My current working one is a Cuisinart. I love analog switches, dials, etc because it's easy to adjust temperatures. What I don't like is analog time controls due to inaccuracy.
I can estimate a time, but I can't replicate it exactly. The analog dials work FAR better than digital ones for stuff like temperature since I don't have to push a button 12 times or wait for the "smart" (ie dumb) functions to adjust properly.
I'm tempted to try out a Breville but $500 is a pretty big pill to swallow.
May 29th, 2021 9:21 pm
How is cleaning it?
May 29th, 2021 9:27 pm
Simple to clean. Handwash.
May 30th, 2021 3:16 pm
I do not have a true dedicated air fryer...but I also have the Breville Smart Oven Air. Very happy with it even though it isn't as good as those lower capacity air fryer. Almost any air fryer with larger capacity will not perform like those small units because there's just too much room in the "oven" for the fan and heating to be as effective.whmcpanel wrote: ↑ I know there is consensus that it’s just an overpriced convention oven BUT a dedicated air fryer like the philips is superior to a convection oven.
I have the philips AND the breville air fryer / oven. The cooking performance is far superior in the Phillips because I think the fan to cooking area is much stronger than a convection oven. The fan in an air fryer is essentially the same fan of a full size oven despite being infinitely smaller.
Even if you say it’s simply a convection oven... my convention oven breville with a higher/bigger fan than a typical toaster oven cannot compare to air fry performance the Breville air fryer oven.
Each has its pros and cons and we use both
- much better air frying
- HORRIBLE cleaning, not a fan of using the dishwasher for fragile items but it’s almost a must when cooking a rack of lamb in this (Korean kalbi marinade lamp chops from a rack of lamb is soo addictive, also use the marinate for cubed short ribs)
- cannot toast
- for very messy things or willing to sacrifice cooking quality
- stainless mesh basket
- can put stainless pan to catch drippings
- much, much bigger (can fit a jelly roll pan)
- but cleaning the sides is still a mess cause of the tacky oil residue
- mediocre air dry performance, it’s essentially a high powered convection oven
May 30th, 2021 5:48 pm
May 31st, 2021 3:47 am