- Air Fryers
Enjoy ultra light fried food from the comfort of your home with a air fryer from OnBuy's extensive online collection! Healthier and far more adaptable that a deep fat fryer, an air fryer makes a great substitute for all those oily appliances. Choose a model with bowls or trays, machines that do all of the stirring for you, and more! Explore the fantastic range today!
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About Air Fryers
Most home cooks love the crunchy texture and mouth-watering flavour of fried food, but we’re a lot less keen on the health effects of such delicious morsels. Packed full of saturated fat and calories, consuming too many of these meals is a sure-fire way to pile on the pounds! There is a healthy compromise available for OnBuy customers however: air fryers! They're the hot new culinary gadgets that are cropping up in kitchens all over the world. Read on to find out more about them!
How do air fryers work?
The ‘fry’ part of the air fryer name is technically a misnomer, as frying usually requires oil, and these machines, unlike deep fat fryers, use none. Instead, they use a powerful combination of heating elements and fans to blow cyclones of super hot air around their interior compartment. This process cooks food in all directions simultaneously, and the result is the delicious crispy crunch of fried food with significantly less calories. Some sources suggest a calorie count reduction of 70-80% compared to deep fat frying!
Air fryers are more versatile than deep fat fryers as well. Because the cooking process closely resembles a convection oven, the choice of recipes and ingredients open to you is immense. Fried favourites like chicken wings, ribs and the mighty chunky cut chip are there for the cooking, but you can also prepare crunchy, crispy vegetables, steaming hot egg rolls and empanadas... and even desserts like cannoli as well - delicious!
What are the different types of air fryer on offer?
In our varied virtual whitegoods store, you’ll find plenty of different air fryer designs. Each one is useful, but depending on your needs, you’ll want to narrow down your options. The first way in which air fryers differ is their loading method. In some, you can choose models with pull-out trays (like a traditional oven). These fryers make it easier to arrange your food in neat rows - great for meals that need to stay flat - but you won’t be able to check on the cooking progress without removing the tray from the oven.
On the other hand, bowl-based air fryers do allow you to check how they're coming along - just look down on their transparent lids. You might need to stir your food when cooking with these machines though. If this sounds like too much work, go for an air fryer with a rotating basket or automatic stirring paddle.
You can even find ‘smart’ air fryers in this collection. These internet-of-things enabled cookers have dedicated apps that you can use to control every aspect of the cooking program. Select the recipe from your smartphone or tablet and relax - the air fryer will sort out the temperature and cooking times automatically! Popular air fryer brands include Tower, Tefal, and Philips.