Someday, I will cook stuff. Until then, it’s the microwave and toaster oven for me. I have an obscene number of fabulous coffee and espresso making devices though which I use all the time. So maybe I just know where my priorities are, I dunno. Someday, meh, someday…
… an obscene number of fabulous coffee and espresso making devices
@kerryzero Methods I have include drip, percolator, manual pour-over, k-cup, nespresso, steam espresso machine, pump espresso machine, french press, aero press, and moka pot (stovetop and electric). Quantity, I’m not sure; I have multiple spares of some.
I recently looked up air fryers. If anyone is wondering…this is no different from regular convection oven. It doesn’t make things faster, better, or crispier. It does save a minor amount of power, but it’s negligible. The only real benefit is it preheats faster. I cannot think of a reason for these unless you bake a lot in your normal oven and need an extra little one or simply don’t have a regular oven.
@goldnectar most people don’t own a convection oven (an oven with circulating fans). I can make wings in my air fryer in 25 minutes, while it would take an hour in my regular oven, plus 10 minutes of preheating. They are also much crispier in the air fryer
@goldnectar My home oven doesn’t have a rotisserie. That said, the Ron Popeil one they used to advertise looked pretty slick, but I never bought it either. My wife has forbidden me from buying anything for the kitchen. In return, I never have to cook or clean anything in the kitchen! I’m not going to ruin a good thing!
@goldnectar My understanding is that the convection in an air-fryer is also convectier than in a regular convection oven. Like there is more rapid air-flow around the food, because of the smaller volume of the container. So while it is the same operating mechanism as a convection oven, there is still a difference in the outcome. (Though I guess the degree of difference depends on the specific fryer and oven.)
i recently purchased a new oven. To my surprise, they had one in my price range that included an air fryer.
I will thus make a thing using convection setting, then the air fryer setting and see if i can tell the difference?
I tried my sister’s air fryer for the first time this month. I’d been wanting to try one for a long time and finally had the chance. I can’t say I was impressed. The cheese sticks just melted all over, and the french fries came out mushy no matter how long we cooked them. They just got burned edges if we left them in longer. But they were still mushy.