Air fryers have gained immense popularity in recent years as a healthier alternative to deep frying. These countertop kitchen appliances offer a way to achieve crispy, delicious food with significantly less oil.
An air fryer is a compact kitchen appliance that uses hot air circulation to cook food, giving it a crispy and golden texture similar to deep frying but with significantly less oil. It combines the principles of convection cooking and air circulation to achieve quick and even cooking results.
Air fryers work by circulating hot air around the food using a high-powered fan. The appliance heats the air up to a precise temperature and then rapidly circulates it around the food, creating a convection effect. This circulating hot air cooks the food and creates a crispy exterior, similar to deep-fried food, while using only a fraction of the oil.