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  • My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.
  • Lsherm: My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.


    We have the exact same mode, and it is also excellent at reheating gyoza from our local teriyaki place. We usually get enough so we have to extra for the next day.

    Fries come out really well also, especially if you cut them fresh.
  • Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.

    We have the exact same mode, and it is also excellent at reheating gyoza from our local teriyaki place. We usually get enough so we have to extra for the next day.

    Fries come out really well also, especially if you cut them fresh.


    They even do a fair job on cheap grocery store fries - they're surprisingly tolerable that way
  • Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They even do a fair job on cheap grocery store fries - they're surprisingly tolerable that way


    If I'm being honest, store fries were tolerable on a baking sheet in the oven.

    /sobs in my fat.
  • Air fryers are perfect for people that are too stupid to learn how to cook.
  • Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.

    We have the exact same mode, and it is also excellent at reheating gyoza from our local teriyaki place. We usually get enough so we have to extra for the next day.

    Fries come out really well also, especially if you cut them fresh.

    They even do a fair job on cheap grocery store fries - they're surprisingly tolerable that way


    Air fried frozen tater tots from the store are also delightful. Just the right amount of crispy.
  • I tried to get through that, but then this happened:

    absolutely, golden-yoke perfect. A little over-cooked
  • just got an instant pot duo crisp, its all set up in the kitchen and im reviewing all i can to see whats good to cook in it. so far ive gone through a bunch of youtube recipes  probably the best one was what NOT to do with it...fried chicken and steak seems to be well within the realm...any suggestions here would be highly appreciated...
  • hlehmann: Air fryers are perfect for people that are too stupid to learn how to cook.


    How do they differ from a convection toaster oven?
  • Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.

    We have the exact same mode, and it is also excellent at reheating gyoza from our local teriyaki place. We usually get enough so we have to extra for the next day.

    Fries come out really well also, especially if you cut them fresh.

    They even do a fair job on cheap grocery store fries - they're surprisingly tolerable that way


    Frozen "take out wings" cooked in an air fryer are as good if not better than what you get from takeout chains like Pizza Hut or Dominos at a much better price and require almost no effort to prepare. Just remember to spray the cooking basket beforehand to ensure an easy cleanup.
  • Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.

    We have the exact same mode, and it is also excellent at reheating gyoza from our local teriyaki place. We usually get enough so we have to extra for the next day.

    Fries come out really well also, especially if you cut them fresh.


    Do you or anyone have any anecdotes on cooking frozen gyoza/dumplings in the air fryer?
  • hlehmann: Air fryers are perfect for people that are too stupid to learn how to cook.


    They're just miniaturized convection ovens.  I don't have one since I have a convection toaster oven, but they're pretty useful.  No need to be a dick about it.
  • An air fryer is just a convection oven, right?
  • FrancoFile: An air fryer is just a convection oven, right?


    More or less, yeah.

    We got a microwave with a bake / convection bake / air fry setting a few months back from Wally World at a reasonable price. We get a lot of mileage out of it. We're currently living in a motel room and barring access to a true oven, this has been a godsend. I can do pork loin, meatloaf, small pizzas, etc in it. 

    Couple that with the instant pot, a 300$ dual burner induction cooktop, a toaster oven, and a griddle and we've turned the motel room into something considerably more than a kitchenette. We've lived here two years now, give or take (a little less maybe) and we needed to make it into home. 

    It works for now.
  • CFitzsimmons: hlehmann: Air fryers are perfect for people that are too stupid to learn how to cook.

    How do they differ from a convection toaster oven?


    well I think its more like the difference between a hair dryer and a heat gun.
    Its the amount of hot air they move and the concentration of the heat.
  • ToughActinProlactin: FrancoFile: An air fryer is just a convection oven, right?

    More or less, yeah.

    We got a microwave with a bake / convection bake / air fry setting a few months back from Wally World at a reasonable price. We get a lot of mileage out of it. We're currently living in a motel room and barring access to a true oven, this has been a godsend. I can do pork loin, meatloaf, small pizzas, etc in it. 

    Couple that with the instant pot, a 300$ dual burner induction cooktop, a toaster oven, and a griddle and we've turned the motel room into something considerably more than a kitchenette. We've lived here two years now, give or take (a little less maybe) and we needed to make it into home. 

    It works for now.


    If this is not out of choice I hope things look up soon!
  • Mcavity: ToughActinProlactin: FrancoFile: An air fryer is just a convection oven, right?

    More or less, yeah.

    We got a microwave with a bake / convection bake / air fry setting a few months back from Wally World at a reasonable price. We get a lot of mileage out of it. We're currently living in a motel room and barring access to a true oven, this has been a godsend. I can do pork loin, meatloaf, small pizzas, etc in it. 

    Couple that with the instant pot, a 300$ dual burner induction cooktop, a toaster oven, and a griddle and we've turned the motel room into something considerably more than a kitchenette. We've lived here two years now, give or take (a little less maybe) and we needed to make it into home. 

    It works for now.

    If this is not out of choice I hope things look up soon!


    It was necessity at first and then COVID hit and the ability to get gainful employment enough to break into the miserable housing market hamstrung us for much longer than we planned. 

    Thank you! We make do. It's cramped for us and her kiddo and the two cats but we manage, we eat well, and we don't have to worry about utilities so we are scrimping away.
  • Cortez the Killer: Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.

    We have the exact same mode, and it is also excellent at reheating gyoza from our local teriyaki place. We usually get enough so we have to extra for the next day.

    Fries come out really well also, especially if you cut them fresh.

    Do you or anyone have any anecdotes on cooking frozen gyoza/dumplings in the air fryer?


    One of my favourite items to make.  Hell, I've made pierogi in the air fryer, and they came out nice.  I did 8 minutes at 350F, shake, flip, do another 8 at 350F, which you may want to extend depending on personal tastes.

    Also, quick tip: take a napkin or paper towel, soak it, and toss it in the air fryer basket as soon as the food is out of it and you're done.  Makes cleanup easier on that and most grillplates such as a Foreman grill
  • CFitzsimmons: hlehmann: Air fryers are perfect for people that are too stupid to learn how to cook.

    How do they differ from a convection toaster oven?


    The fan size are bigger and since they are smaller than a CO they get hotter and use less energy. Instead of turning on my oven in the summer to use convection mode, i can just turn on this small thing without heating up the house and making my AC run .
    /Homemade and frozen pot pies come out great in these
  • CFitzsimmons: hlehmann: Air fryers are perfect for people that are too stupid to learn how to cook.

    How do they differ from a convection toaster oven?


    FrancoFile: An air fryer is just a convection oven, right?


    https://www.madibarestaurant.com/what​s​-the-difference-between-air-fryers-and​-convection-ovens/
  • No, really, you see... the difference is that the air fr... nothing.
  • So it's a 10 page Ninja infomercial? I got to this point and gave up:

    I should also preface this experiment, one more time, by saying that I enjoy cooking and baking. I'm not as actively into either as I'd like to be these days, because wHo hAs tHe tImE??

    The reason you don't have time to cook is this adblog or whatever.
  • hlehmann: Air fryers are perfect for people that are too stupid to learn how to cook.


    I'd argue that I can cook reasonably well, and I like our air fryer quite a bit. It does some thing well that probably qualify as cooking:.
    Quarter a Cornish game hen or per preference. Season it with:
    Soak in red wine, then dry and apply tarragon salt.
    Garlic salt and lemon pepper
    Olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
    Montreal chicken seasoning
    Whatever you like, but avoid sauces.

    About 20 minutes at 350 degrees, maybe flip once.


    Lsherm: My parents upgrading their air-fryer for Christmas so I got their old one. I've only been using it for a bit over a week, but it excels at reheating two things: McDonald's fries and chicken wings. I'd imagine anything you want crispy after cooking would work.

    McD's fries get nasty these days when you microwave them. Air fryer brings them back to life.


    It does wonders on reheating chicken, pizza, etc... anything you want crispy but not dried out.
    Veggies like broccoli, asparagus, etc work well too.
    Now I wonder about brussel sprouts.
  • Percise1: Now I wonder about brussel sprouts.


    Can confirm if you toss them in any oil - they turn out great. Crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside.
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