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Please talk to me about Air Fryers.

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PriamFarrl · 26/08/2022 12:12

Hello. Please talk to me about air fryers, I know I’m late to the game here.

We are vegi so no need to cook meat or fish. However I’m aware that I heat the oven to just cook a small amount as there is only two of us.

Are they worth it? How do they work? Is it better than the oven or just cheaper? Can I cook things that I might have in the freezer, like a pie, for example?

Thank you all.

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Cynderella · 27/08/2022 20:55

Eeksteek · 27/08/2022 19:01

There a few of the double drawer ones on marketplace near me. You can just use one half, right? I don’t suppose I’ll use both very often, but I prefer the square shape to the round, and I have space.

Yes, you can. The one I have has separate controls for each side, but you can program one side and then press MATCH so both sides cook the same. Or you can cook different things at different temps for different times and press SYNC which will delay the quickest item, so it's all ready at the same time.

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Helga55 · 27/08/2022 21:21

I bought a tower 10 in 1 this morning, we've cooked lunch (pasties from frozen) and dinner (fish & chips) in it this evening, and I can say I am impressed so far. Approx 10 mins less easily cooking time than the oven. My oven is 9kwh, the AF is 2Kwh, so is cheaper to run, both turned out tasty, well cooked, and easier clean up, quick wipe inside and the door, and the trays in the dishwasher 😁 We only chose the Tower one because it has trays rather than draws, so feel I can cook more in one sitting than using the drawers as per the Ninja, so looking forward to trying a cake & lasagne tomorrow. If it does live up to expectation, I doubt I'll be using the oven very often now

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Eeksteek · 27/08/2022 22:00

@Cynderella excellent, thank you. Just checking. I imagine they won't be the latest model, so they might not be so fancy, but so long as I can just use one side for beige/kid stuff/just one part of a meal that'll be fine. (I really miss my halogen oven, so I want to make sure it will do the same stuff. Cursed thing broke just before the shtf here)

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MenaiMna · 27/08/2022 22:18

Photosymphysis · 26/08/2022 13:42

We've got a combo-wave. A combi oven, microwave and air fryer in one (replacing the microwave).

We hardly use the big oven at all now.

The combiwave is cheaper to run (though I purposely haven't looked at how much DH spent on it). Good air fried fried food. We cooked pie in it last night. Cooks things quicker than normal since it'll, for example, microwave your jacket potatoes and then crisp them up.

It gets used multiple times a day.

What? That sounds really good. What make and model is it please if you don't mind me asking?

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Waitwait · 28/08/2022 08:11

OK I am sold in buying one, but which one?
We are a family of five (young children not teens) and I would like to be able to do a roast dinner, cake, bread, pizza and also casseroles etc (would like a slow and pressure cooker function too if possible). Draws or shelves? Which make and model should we get?

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TheSleeperandTheSpindle · 28/08/2022 10:15

Waitwait · 28/08/2022 08:11

OK I am sold in buying one, but which one?
We are a family of five (young children not teens) and I would like to be able to do a roast dinner, cake, bread, pizza and also casseroles etc (would like a slow and pressure cooker function too if possible). Draws or shelves? Which make and model should we get?

following to hear replies to this question too. Just me and 2 small children but would like to be able to cook things like casseroles etc.

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7eleven · 28/08/2022 11:58

Look at the ninja range.

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PriamFarrl · 28/08/2022 14:10

I’m about the hit the button in a Ninja max. I’ve got a discount code and everything.

Should I do it?

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WoolyMammoth55 · 29/08/2022 15:06

Just jumping in to ask - I want one but want one that is (a) relatively dishwasher safe and (b) not too much with the toxic non-stick coatings everywhere.

Anyone got one like this that they would recommend, please?

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