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Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

Never had one, but, thinking about getting the TSV one. Would appreciate your comments.

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Re: Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

I love my air fryer, but I don't use it to try and replace my oven, so the TSV is an easy pass for me. 

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Re: Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

Glad you asked that.  Can't wait to see the replies.  I don't normally eat frozen fries, tater tots, cheese sticks, frozen hash browns, wings and a lot of what I see them cook.  Can't batter and fry.  Been trying to determine if I would use one!

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Re: Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

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@SapphireGal wrote:

Never had one, but, thinking about getting the TSV one. Would appreciate your comments.

 

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I am also debating getting an air fryer.

 

I would use it mostly for roasting vegetables. 

 

 This TS has been on my wish list for a few days. 

 

Free shipping is a huge draw for me! 

 

The main issue I have is that it does not include the air fry basket. It is a separate purchase for $24.00.  Plus......$5.50 to ship.  I will wait........


 

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Re: Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

Most air fryers are huge and take up a lot of real estate on the kitchen counter.  Its one of those things that must be immediately available or it won't be used.

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I have a multi function air fryer that replaced several items in my kitchen. So yes, it's a great purchase! I'm health conscious with my food, and use it for just about everything other than 'frying'!! Even when recipes call for frying.

 

I don't have 'long term' faith in the newer  brands like the tsv; mine is a mid-size Cuisinart. 

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Re: Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

I don't care for a lot of fried foods like French fries or wings, but, I could see myself using the rotisserie function for chicken and prime rib. Really can't decide!!😊😊

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Re: Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

I'm a big fan of the Foodi 5-in-1 Grill.  I do like to grill a lot and I got it to use instead of my Jenn-Aire cooktop whch smokes a lot and I had an asthmatic cat at the time that I bought it.  It does take up a lot of real estate, but you can grill, roast, bake, dehydrate, and air fry in it.  I roasted a turkey breast in mine for Thanksgiving and I'm looking to explore that roast function rather than air frying this winter.  I prefer the 5-in-1 over the newer XL version because, 1. it fits the space I have for it and the XL wouldnt, 2. the main pot is deeper which means you can fit deeper foods in it although you would still have to spatchcock a large whole chicken to get it in, and 3. the heating element on the 5-in-1 is actually larger than the one in the XL which gives better browning.  The air fry capacity for both is the same, 4 qt.

 

I guess it sorta depends on your style of cooking.  I rarely would want to cook different items at the same time in the same unit and they would probably have different temp requirements anyways.

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I have a Ninja Foodie 5 in 1 also so it's a grill, air fryer, baker etc and I use it often. I make frozen and fresh fries breaded zucchini, etc. I like it because it's a multi use appliance.

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Re: Air Fryers-Are They Worth Having?

I got mine primarily for roasting things like salmon and vegetables in the summer, when I didn't want to turn on my oven because it would make the house too hot.  It definitely served it's purpose, although once the weather got cooler, I switched back to using my oven.  Coincidentally, we have a new stove/oven on order, and one of the features is that the oven is capable of air frying!  I won't be able to report on the results of this until February, when it will be delivered.