Difficult to make a choice for your new Oil Free Fryer? We wrote this special buying guide Oil Free Fryer to help you, with the TOP10 best sellers of the moment, tests, opinions... As in all our shopping guides, we've done our best to help you choose the best Oil-Free Fryer!
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You might be tempted by a traditional fryer for fear. But, oil-free fryers promise tasty food fried without oil, or at least with a single spoon of oil. Although they work more like mini-ovens than fryers, they can be used to prepare fries (fresh fries or frozen fries), nuggets, other fried foods, and foods that you would normally grill. Some models can even roast and cook food.
In this buying guide, we will help you choose an oil-free fryer from this comparison. There are many electric fryers that require only one spoon of oil. So it would be simpler if you knew above all about this small appliance.
What is an oil-free fryer?
An oil-free fryer is an electric fryer that circulates hot air blown by fans to cook food and in particular to obtain crispy and golden fries. Just like with an oven, food cooked in an oil-free fryer should be turned or shaken regularly to ensure even browning. Depending on the design of a forced air fryer, there are three different types:
- With sliding drawer
- Rotating and multifunction basket
The models with sliding drawer and basket require you to monitor the cooking and manually stir your preparation every five minutes to ensure even cooking. Most models do not have a timer or alert to remind you to shake your food. So you will have to pay attention to the cooking time. These models are best suited for foods you would normally have to fry or grill such as grilled fish, chicken, meatballs, baked vegetables and crumbed foods.
The fryers self-agitation have a pallet that gradually stirs food in a removable ceramic, stainless steel or BPA-free plastic tank, without splashing (e.g. Seb Actifry Express fryer, Klarstein VitAir Turbo fryer, Russell Hobbs fryers). This saves you from having to intervene every five minutes while the fries are cooking.
But some models stir better than others and it is still possible to end up with unevenly browned food that has been bent or deformed by the agitator. These models are best suited for foods that are typically fried or baked, such as small portions of meat, baked vegetables, or potato chips. Some models can be delivered with an additional tank without a rotating pallet for roasting meats or even baking a cake with forced air.
These more versatile oil-free fryers have rotating baskets on which your food rests. They include other accessories that allow additional functions such as
How to choose an oil-free fryer?
Before you decide to buy a fryer, it is prudent that you consider a few important points.
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First, make sure you know the space available in your kitchen, next to your other appliances.
When it comes to oil-free fryers, there are two basic forms. The first brings together large and large models like the Philips Vivo Air Fryer. The second brings together low-profile and not very wide models like the Tefal Actifry fryer.
Please be aware that the top opening models are not suitable for an overhead kitchen. The cover must be open upwards. If you plan to store your fryer without oil after use, look for a compact size with a uniform shape.
The parts of an oil-free fryer are relatively easy to clean and wash in a sink. Most of them go in the dishwasher. However, they can also be cleaned by hand if they have a non-stick coating.
And if you are worried that cooking scents may still stick to the different parts of the fryer, choose a model that offers anti-odor tanks.
There are two types of controls on an oil-free fryer: dial or digital. Dial controls are more basic and less precise, with a dial for set the cooking temperature and another dial as a timer ringing at the end of cooking. On this point, look for a timer that can be set for more than 30 minutes.
Digital controls have a touch screen with an accurate timer, temperature readings and some may also have preprogrammed parameters with several cooking modes. It is advisable to turn to the models with icons easy to understand and with an alarm that will sound when the cooking is finished.
Who really needs an oil-free fryer?
An oil-free fryer is right for you if you live alone and usually only eat pre-cooked or frozen food.
You may also need an oil-free fryer if you love camping. There is no more practical than multifunction models for prepare various recipes.
If you love experimenting with crispy foods like vegetable chips, there is no oven that offers quick cooking like an oil-free fryer.
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Last update: 2020-05-25 02:34:09