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BANKER-CHUCK's Photo BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 9,193
10/7/19 9:28 A

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Don't have one but will investigate how it will work

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7/23/19 7:39 P

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I'm going to have to wait until the technology is sorted out a bit before I invest. I have bought kitchen devices only to have them superseded by fixes, better models, larger capacity, and even cheaper prices.


I'm not even near perfect, but I know someone who is.


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6/30/19 12:40 A

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which brand is best?

Make it happen- just one step at a time!


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6/29/19 2:16 A

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Just got one. More tempted by "roast" or tempura wanna-be veggies than anything.
Looking forward to seeing how this goes! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SIZE8TOB's Photo SIZE8TOB Posts: 82
6/12/19 12:32 P

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Yes and I love it for bbq’d chicken wings.

I don’t take orders from a cookie!


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6/10/19 8:32 P

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I hung back because I didn't need another "gadget", but when one was available for free through my job's wellness program I knew it was time. We don't use it often, but it's GREAT for the fried treats I'd been foregoing, like fries, tater tots and chicken wings. I wasn't a huge fan of the consistency on our fried okra, but my husband loved it so YMMV. I've found the trick to juicy, crispy wings is to cook them for 24 minutes at 380, turning halfway through, then crank up the heat to 400 and cook for 6 more minutes. If I toss them in sauce I do it after the cook, not before.

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KSMOMMY79 Posts: 64
6/10/19 1:21 P

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Bought one, but haven't tried it yet. Thinking it will be a great new tool in the kitchen for getting the family to work on eating healthier.



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5/29/19 10:01 A

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I bought one recently, and am enjoying trying new recipes in it. I love it!

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4/29/19 9:11 A

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I have 3. Great for reheating things. I just bought a magazine yesterday that gives recipes on everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner menu's to make in your air-fryer. They look simple enough. I'll let you know when I try some of them.

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BARBWMS's Photo BARBWMS Posts: 2,523
4/1/19 8:26 P

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My husband loves ours... we use it for everything from potatoes to heating up leftovers to crisping chimichangas without fat.

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1/1/19 7:24 P

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Just bought an AirFryer Oven haven't tried it yet, but will keep you posted.


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12/29/18 6:52 P

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I have had one for 6 months. Loved it. Got new larger one for Christmas. Cooked pork chops tonight. They were tender & juicy. Quick spray of olive oil with salt & Pepper. Delicious.

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3/1/18 10:52 P

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I purchased one last month (QVC on sale). It is a wonderful tool. I have used for baked potatoes, hash browns, turkey sausage, so many different things, You need no oil. I am very happy with mine. Make sure you check any recipe to be sure you can have it on Sparks. emoticon



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1965KAREN's Photo 1965KAREN Posts: 3,566
2/18/18 3:57 P

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This has been helpful because I have been thinking of buying one. Thanks for the great ideas.

“What you eat in private will show up in public.” ~Unknown
“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.” ~English Proverb
“Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” ~Michael Pollan
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LIN1263's Photo LIN1263 Posts: 14,902
2/13/18 2:59 A

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I want to buy one later this year on sale & will look for a large good cookbook for air fryers to do other things beside frying in it. Online a lot of sites that sell cookbooks have free previews, so you could see what ones are good. I would like to find one that has different containers to put in the fryer for other things. I understand they make enough for 1-2 people. I am single & think I would make use of it.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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SCARLETTDARLING Posts: 18
1/10/18 6:14 P

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I was considering one, so I googled "best air fryer"...this made up my mind for me

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-air-fryer/

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12/31/17 7:16 P

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I have never heard of one before. I will have google it.



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SMONTI's Photo SMONTI Posts: 1,250
12/26/17 3:37 P

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I bought small one about 1.6 L or 1.2 qts. It works very well. I try to use it daily. I have made tortilla chips, French fries, tilapia, salmon, hamburger patties, green beans, egg frittata, blueberry muffins, roasted chickpeas. And last night I made fried chicken drumsticks. They were so tasty and just like deep fried. I am hooked. emoticon
And while my weight it up a bit, it is definitely not from the air fryer foods. In fact, I think it has helped me lose over the last few weeks.

Edited by: SMONTI at: 12/26/2017 (15:40)
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12/22/17 12:51 P

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Oh yes I have a Air Fryer I love 💕 it 😍



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12/18/17 3:24 A

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Been thinking about getting one



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11/26/17 6:08 P

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11/18/17 1:16 P

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I have the Philips Air Fryer, but must admit, I haven't ventured far from Fries, Chicken Nuggets, or Egg Rolls. All have been yummy.

I saw a previous post with links...the apple chips caught my eye. I'll have to try that.
I did try Zucchini chips, but it wasn't really what I expected.



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11/17/17 9:22 A

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I don't have one of these

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9/11/17 7:08 P

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I always enjoy sweet potato fries as long as there is not brown sugar on them. As a kid I never liked the traditional Thanksgiving sweet-sweet potato bake that my relatives always served. I just want a little salt.

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9/11/17 10:25 A

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we have one and love sweet potato fries in it, we also do chicken wings, yummy!!

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7/17/17 9:19 A

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Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.

"To lose a healthy one pound of fat per week, all it takes is a 500-calorie deficit per day."


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7/17/17 7:58 A

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I am waiting for my copper chef air fryer for the oven. I know a few people who have one ( WHO ARE NOT USING THEM TO LOSE WEIGHT, JUST WANT EAT HEALTHIER) and they can't say enough good about them
my friend has a actual air fryer and she said he( hubby) is addicted to grilled cheese sand . and he makes one every day in it. she said he loves them and doesn't have to butter the bread. ( saving a ton of calories) she makes oth3er things in it as well fish chicken pork and says nothing has disappointed her it is delicious.


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7/7/17 6:26 P

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One of our girls has one & since she was into cooking in a deep fryer, she loves this. But, we don't have same tastes in food. Except for French fries, I dislike most fried foods. Example: I love shrimp cocktail but can't stand fried shrimp. I have trouble eating with some family & friends who are clueless about my preferences. Their idea of a salad is potato salad & a vegetable would be creamed corn.

Last night my husband had a support meeting with a dietitian. She recommended air fryer for people who love the taste of fried foods. I reminded him that the only thing I eat that way is occasional French fry - usually stealing 3 off my husbands plate.

So I started searching for info, including Pinterest. Most of the recipes were European. That means converting from centigrade. There was a recipe for banana nut muffins, grilled salmon, grilled pork chops, etc. Now I am interested.

I looked at brands and found several good options.

What brand do you folks recommend?
Anybody have an Avalon Bay air fryer?

Edited by: 60SIXTY at: 7/7/2017 (18:56)
Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.

"To lose a healthy one pound of fat per week, all it takes is a 500-calorie deficit per day."


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4/9/17 7:33 A

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We have used ours at least once a week. Yesterday we did a 5 lb. hen and have divided it up to use in three different recipes. My only complaint is the cooking outside pan needs to be made of metal all the way around instead of the plastic front part which holds the guide to make the switch come on. We cracked our first one and waited to buy another airfryer onsale. Would not pay full price if I had seen this one in the store before purchasing. I definitely would not buy through the infocommercial either. We got ours from Bjs at less than a hundred dollars.

Edited by: JIMA64 at: 4/9/2017 (07:33)
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4/5/17 1:09 P

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Tirzahlou, Thanks for the links to making chips. Haven't yet, but will check them out!



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4/5/17 1:05 P

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Pinterest is great for recipes. I bought a Kindle air fryer cookbook, which is basically worthless. "Air Fryer Recipes" By Steven Shaw. Only paid .99 cents so not too much of a loss. Advice I've heard is to use or buy a sprayer for oil. Uses the minimum for less calories. I've just been using cooking spray...canola or olive oil. Made homemade egg rolls and didn't use anything....they were crispy but dry.



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4/5/17 12:55 A

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I have one and am still learning how to use it. Ive found lots of ideas on Pinterest and instagram.

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4/3/17 9:44 P

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APPLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It73J94W7Qo
MasterChef Apple CHips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7PtizvQx5Y
Another APple chip recipe


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrKiCGrVuVE
Tart Apple Chips
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Banana Chips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLcZMlaAMKk

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Potato
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx091w8kL_c
Potato chips//air fryer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKLjVV1f2M4

how to cook chips in your air fryer.

Edited by: TIRZAHLOU at: 4/3/2017 (21:52)
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4/3/17 9:42 P

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AH someone finally replied. Sorry!

It does really excellent pork chops (cook on the chicken setting/360) for 14 minutes(more or less).

Sometimes when I'm home late---I will throw in OreIda Shoestring fries. They are only about 130 calories and sometimes I really crave fries.

This weekend I baked in it. I made an individualized cake (size of 2 cupcakes).

I didn't like steak in it though.

OH--I did like breaded shrimp in it too...but I did frozen.

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3/26/17 3:06 P

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Just got one also. Trying to experiment making apple chips at the moment. Can't really find what I need online. Time and temp is my problem. But I used it for chicken and some egg rolls that were great! How about you?



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3/23/17 10:12 P

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I just bought an air fryer...which isn't really a fryer at all. It is basically a convection oven, it cooks with air. So far, everything I cook in it is fantastic.

Since it cooks without oil---this shouldn't add extra calories, right?

Anyone else have one?

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