Air fryer

kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using convection

An air fryer is a small convection oven. It does the same thing as deep frying but without putting the food in oil.[1]

Interior of an air fryer

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.[2]

Air fryers cook food that would normally be cooked in oil. The air fryer's cooking chamber radiates heat from a heating element near the food. A fan then moves the hot air.

Air fryers have become a useful kitchen appliance. With them people can make many different foods. These includes crispy french fries and chicken wings. This is all done with reduced oil content.[3]

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).[4]

Invention change

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[5]. 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.[6]

References change

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  4. McGee, Harold (2004). On food and cooking: the science and lore of the kitchen. Scribners. ISBN 978-0684800011. The Maillard Reaction, pp. 778-779; Caramelization, pp. 656-657.
  5. Luoma, Gene (2022-01-04). "Who Invented the Air Fryer?". Zip It Clean Inventing. Retrieved 2023-11-29.
  6. Morales, Christina (2022-01-25). "How the Air Fryer Crisped Its Way Into America's Heart". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-09-28.