It is a type of fan-assisted oven. It is an oven that has fans to move air around food. This spreads the heat evenly.
Inside the air fryer, there is a removable cooking basket or tray where you place the food. The basket is designed with holes to allow the hot air to circulate around the food, promoting even cooking and crisping.
The machine uses a small amount of oil for cooking. It coats the food in a thin layer of hot oil. It does this at 200 °C (392 °F).
Fred van der Weij, an inventor from Netherlands, started developing the air fryer in 2005 building on William Maxson's "whirlwind oven" used in the United States Army. He took three years to develop a prototype, and his egg-shaped fryer, produced by Philips, was introduced in 2010 at the IFA Berlin (Internationale Funkausstellung), a major consumer electronics fair in Berlin.
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