👩🍳I am now a proud member of the air-fryers of the world!
3/18/17 EDIT: I am now the proud owner of 2 air fryers! Both Farberware. I bought the larger version of this which has a digital screen. I plan to write a review very soon after I have used it for a little longer. It is cooking great, just like this one.
Today, I got to know my new toy, I mean, gadget, I mean appliance.
😂Air Frying feels like an Easy Bake Oven for Grown ups.😂
-Miss Mindful Sparkles
It was just so cute and fun to use. Cleaned up easily & made cooking in it a lot of fun!
👏After a full day of trying a variety of things, I would say that I really do like it. I was hesitant to purchase it as I really don’t do ‘fried’ food per se with my more mindful way of eating, but I do cook with all kinds of oils, so I suppose this is similar to what I was already doing in a fry pan or baked in an oven. I think over time, I will know the best uses for it, but as of today, I am just a beginner. 😉
🍽I would say that I didn’t ‘fry’ things during my trials, I would say that I roasted or baked things today in mini-batches. I didn’t bread anything, but that will be another day. But things crisp up nicely in this mini-convection oven for sure. It is about knowing the temperature that works for what you are working on.
📲Future posts will cover individual recipes about my new adventures in Air Frying, but I wanted to share my appliance review first.
Today I made 🍗chicken cutlets (like roasted, but totally perfect and juicy), 🥔potato chips (good, but wayyyy too much work), 🍎apple chips (an epic fail and I will need to try again), and probably my favorite thing today, was a 🍳fabulous frittata! That was Nom Nom Nom. Sometimes I did a control group experiment with cooking half in the air fryer and half in my toaster over on its convection setting.
☀️I am very excited to have a new gadget to use in my kitchen to help keep things fresh and new in the cooking department. I will never be a natural cook, but as part of my lifestyle change after losing -47 pounds, I am always trying to see if I can up my game in the cooking department. When I make food at home, I can control exactly what I eat. I also have 3 kids and a husband who may want to eat occasionally….so, cooking is necessary for my ever-evolving mindful journey. I need to experiment to see what is best made in this appliance. But now that I have dipped my oven mitt in the Air Fryer Pool, I totally get why people like it.
👩🍳Air Frying Makes Cooking Feel More Accessible👩🍳
🔷Air Fryer Pros & Cons Appliance Review 🔷
This is my model, the Farberware Oil-Less Fryer
$79 at Walmart
This is also available at Amazon, but more money. Only order it there if you cannot wait for it to be back in stock at Walmart.
I started with this one because if I didn’t like the gizmo, I didn’t want to be out more money. If I do end up using it all the time, I can afford to either buy a second one or upgrade to a larger model.
☑️So Easy to Use. 👍
☑️Clean up was sooo easy. The instructions indicated that I should use a soapy paper towel or just a paper towel to clean it up and that is what I did. Last night, I did run the basket and the pan in the top rack of my dishwasher.👍
☑️Trusted Brand Name – Farberware has been around forever👍
☑️Quick Reference Guide on the side of the machine is a nice touch in case you don’t want to look up the times or temperatures👍
☑️Size is really good.
☑️Big, but not too big. Fits under my cabinets as it is not too tall. 👍My husband called it a Coffee Maker Oven and I agree that it is like a puffy big coffee maker size. LOL!
☑️Holds a decent amount – it held 4 regular sized apples, so if you have 4 apples at home, you can get an idea of how much the ‘fry’ basket holds.👍
☑️And most importantly, it cooked my food very well. I followed basic instructions and everything came out as directed.👍
🔻My biggest complaint is that the Temperature controls are not clear…there isn’t even an even amount of degrees between the numbers listed, so it is hard to know if I am cooking it at the correct temperature. This would make me want a digital temperature control, for sure….but it’s fine and I will get to know it over time.👎
🔻I do not like the ticking timer…👎the ding bell is fine, but I hate tick tick tick. There is a white noise that the machine makes, so it kind of gets drowned out in that sound, but I prefer a quiet timer. ⏲
✅✅✅But that’s it. I really liked it overall and loved the easy clean up! Wahoo for something new and fun!😃😃😃
What new gadget has made cooking fun for YOU lately?
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Just trying to live my life as mindfully as I can. We only get one shot at this life & I do not want to miss a thing! I lost almost 50 pounds in 2016 (and I am still an active Weight Watchers Member) and I feel great...and this feeling is not about what I lost, it is about all the perspective I have gained. My journey is always evolving, so I decided that blogging about it would be a great way to share the joy. Writing about my journey keeps me mindful! Thanks for coming along! Live Life Mindfully