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Bistro on Avenue brings air-fried chicken wings to Toronto

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Bistro on Avenue brings air-fried chicken wings to Toronto

https://www.toronto.com/whatson-story/9 ... ontent=a06

Flossy Carter has me wanting to buy an air fryer. Can anybody here comment on how food tastes when cooked in one?

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I tried Kore Chicken in Markham and we've done it at home

It's very similar to deep frying it just less greasy. Because it's less greasy it'll never be "Authentic" but it is still damn good.
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I've had my Philips for almost 7 years now, 80% of the usage is for chicken. Wings, Thighs, they come out great, never dry unless you overcook it. Fat collects at the bottom and I reuse it for cooking. Taiwanese popcorn chicken is something I make every week.


All my friends have airfryers because of me lol. It's a great kitchen tool that makes meals easier for small families and couples.


It's not a fryer, it's a convection oven. Love mines.
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Air-fried chicken doesn't taste as good as traditional fried chicken.

Example: Kore chicken vs all the other KFCs
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sprung wrote: Bistro on Avenue brings air-fried chicken wings to Toronto
So... baked chicken wings. Gotcha.
Can anybody here comment on how food tastes when cooked in one?
Nothing like a fryer that's for sure.
It has zero resemblance to fried. Even worse is when you try to dredge them.
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To me, wings never taste greasy when I deep fry them. They taste crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Wings always taste greasy when cooked in the oven. Never understood the point of an air fryer tbh, why not use $3 in oil and cook them the right way instead. If health is a concern, the food absorbs a very minimal amount of the oil when cooking.
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People don't want to buy a deep fryer or risk splashing hot oil around
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Squirrel99 wrote: People don't want to buy a deep fryer or risk splashing hot oil around
But if they don’t want to buy a deep fryer... why would they wanna buy an air-fryer?

If they buy a deep fryer... theres no risk of oil splattering around because it has a cover. (Provided you use it properly).
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Ppl buy air fryers because they perceive it to be more healthy. Crisco used to do those commercials to show ppl that not a lot of oil is absorbed when one frys. Not sure why those commercials aren't run anymore....likely because ppl now have air fryers. LOL.

Confession...I don't have a air fryer or a deep fryer. I do have a pan/pot I can fry in though and a splatter shield. Don't really need or want another appliance.
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CardinalComb wrote: To me, wings never taste greasy when I deep fry them. They taste crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Exactly. Even better if they're coated.
Wings always taste greasy when cooked in the oven.

That and soggy. You can mitigate this to some degree by air drying in the fridge before cooking, but I usually want wings today, not 2 days from today.
Never understood the point of an air fryer tbh
To be fair, they make REALLY good toaster sized ovens. It outperforms my real oven even on convection mode.
But there isn't a chance in hell that it'll ever even come close to a deep fryer.
Squirrel99 wrote: People don't want to buy a deep fryer
So they spend money on an air fryer instead?
or risk splashing hot oil around
There's minimal risk assuming you read and follow the instruction manual.
Consumer deep fryers are designed to be idiot proof with so many safety features that it's actually ridiculous.
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air fryer is good when use fatty meat. Else it is not so great. It's like a convection oven.
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