Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with my air fryer and I’ll sing its praises to anyone who will listen. I received it as a Christmas gift last year and have used it every week since then. As someone who loves to cook meals at home but is typically pressed for time during the week, my air fryer has been a game changer. The air frying method circulates hot air around the food to cook food faster than a conventional oven and creates a crisp outside while allowing it to remain tender on the inside. It can fry, bake, grill, toast, and roast all of your favorite foods in record time.
The air fryer I use is the Farberware 3.2 Quart Digital Oil-Less Fryer and it’s on sale for just $39 (originally $69) at Walmart. Truth: It’s worth every penny. Available in both black and white, the handy countertop appliance doesn’t take up too much space but still has a capacity of a little over three quarts. Most foods are ready to enjoy in 10 to 15 minutes, but baked potatoes and a few other items can take up to 45 minutes. The digital touchscreen makes it simple to adjust the temperature and cooking time while the dishwasher-safe basket makes cleanup a cinch.
Thus far, I have not been disappointed with a single dish that I’ve cooked in my air fryer. My favorites include chicken Parmesan, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potato fries. In addition to cooking, air fryers are also great for reheating leftovers in just a few minutes without leaving them soggy or with a rubbery texture. Reheated pizza comes out better than the first time around.
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If you don’t already have an air fryer for yourself, you won’t regret adding this budget-friendly option to your cart immediately. It also makes the perfect Christmas gift for anyone you’re shopping for this season.