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Saving By Using Our Air Fryer

We love our air fryer. It has seen a lot of use over the past year. It has saved us lots of energy.

Rather than heat up our big oven or even the toaster oven, we use it to do lots of meals. It doesn’t heat up the kitchen when it is hot or you have the A/C on. Bonus is that it takes less energy than the ovens. Sometimes, I even cook with it out on the patio.

I bought a rack for ours that allows us to cook an entire meal in it. We put the meat in the basket and layer the veggies on the rack. 

We have done pork chops, chicken, hamburgers, and even pizza in it. I make French fries and onion rings for Hubby in it. Hubby has made haddock that he breads in it.

There is a huge number of recipes online to use it. Just google “air fryer recipes”.

You could do frozen fried chicken, fish, chicken nuggets, mozzarella sticks, pizza rolls, etc. in it. I just wish they would put air fryer directions on those boxes. Just the temperature and time would be a big help. Maybe as more people use them, the manufacturers will eventually do that. When I do pizza rolls or any of the other frozen items for Hubby, I use the temp for an oven but cut the amount of cooking time back. 

So if you are looking to save energy, this is a good choice to cook with.

Do you have an air fryer? Do you cook anything special in it?

4 replies on “Saving By Using Our Air Fryer”

I just purchased one after my niece telling me how much she likes and uses hers! I have not tried it yet. I am interested in how to roast eggplant and corn and also cook chicken, etc. will be anxious to see others comments and suggestions. I love to cook but will admit to being somewhat intimidated with it……I just need to jump in and use it!

Hi Karen,

Yes, you need to just jump in. Just google your ingredients with directions for how to with the air fryer. There is lots of help out there.

Hi AD this is Chris. Thanks for mentioning how you use your air fryer. I see it is a Phillips brand, have you had it a long time? We do not have one, and I am not sure if it would be worth it for us to buy one? Can you roast veggies in it? If so, it might be worth it? Looking forward to seeing you write more posts about some of your small appliances. I am still on the fence about replacing my stand mixer. In the last year I have only needed one on 1 occasion, otherwise my hand mixer has been good.

Hi Chris,

We have had it well over a year. Yes you can roast veggies in it. But I use my toaster oven for those more often. I will get ti the other appliances. I have a stand mixer and I love it. But a little one does most everything.

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