My god I want to punch my Airfryer
I just cleaned the damn thing so I have no idea WTF could be smoking.
I've been meaning to have a single pointer thread that I can point to so what a better time than when my smoke alarm is currently making me deaf.
If anyone is curious to know which one I have, it's a regular sized Philips Digital.
May as well start with the cons:
-Randomly decides to smoke. Always fun when your smoke alarm is in the kitchen. That's a different punchable offense.
-Basket is dangerous. The clip that holds the basket to the outer shell sucks. It releases randomly without me touching the button. It fell off with hot grease in the bottom of it. Luckily it missed most of me but I did get burned a little. My basket is now dented.
-(Digital) Whoever designed the UI should be punched. Touch screens don't belong on everything. This is one of the things it doesn't belong on. Setting the timer is stupid. Turning on the unit after setting the timer is stupid. The entire UI is just stupid.
-Cleaning the thing is just a disaster. The mesh basket is extremely fine so it holds onto food. Plus it sticks like no tomorrow. Dishwasher doesn't help, even though it's powerful enough to clean my deep fryer's fried on gunk and my sheet pans that have baked on grease.
-The outer shroud isn't much better. It's not non-stick but it's coated with something that I'm sure will scratch if I put a scouring pad to it.
-Why this thing is called a "fryer" is beyond me. Air doesn't have the heat capacity of oil. Don't believe me? Stick your hand in it for 3 seconds. You won't be burned. Try that with a fryer. (NOTE: Don't actually try this with a fryer)
-Some people argue the healthiness of this thing. I don't buy it. They're putting par fried frozen foods in. That's why the results are good. You're reheating deep fried items. Cooking anything from raw is about the same as an oven. Mostly because it is an oven.
-TINY basket. Won't feed more than one person. There's an XL model (as well as other manufacturers) but the Philips model is over double the cost.
-I don't know how people are cooking steaks and chops in theirs. This thing cooks so quick that it has no time to brown anything. Chicken only has a chance because it's spending 20 minutes in there and even then it's only one sided. Everything coming out of mine has been anemic.
-It makes a great convection oven.
I'll be amending this randomly when more stuff pops into my head.
Plus it's been 12 minutes and my smoke alarm shut off finally.
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