To use an air fryer, you must preheat it. Our air fryer takes just 3 minutes and it is ready to use.
Be sure to not overcrowd your air fryer basket. You must give your food enough room for the air to circulate. Ours can easily cook a big plateful of french fries at one time so you don't have to "baby" it...just give it some room.
Halfway thorugh the cooking time, you need to shake the basket a bit to be sure your food will cook evenly. If the food you are cooking is delicate, like shrimp, or hard to shake, like big baked potatoes, then just use some tongs to reposition the food.
When you are deep frying your food, you literally have to stand by and watch it carefully. With an air fryer, you need to shake the food once half way through the cooking time and that is all.
One thing I really like about the air fryer is that it doesn't heat up your home like your oven or a deep fryer does. There is also very little clean up and I can cook virtually anything in the air fryer with ease. It also cooks so much faster than other things do without having to sacrifice on flavor.
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Here is one of the first things I made in the air fryer: Homemade Crispy Potato Chips!