Deep frying is a standard cooking method worldwide that is quick and inexpensive. However, when you compare deep frying to other cooking methods, it can add calories and fat to everything you make. Fats contain more than double the calories (per gram) as carbohydrates and proteins, which isn’t ideal if you’re looking to prioritize a healthy lifestyle or lose weight. Luckily, there is a healthier way to get that deep-fried flavor and crispy coating with an air fryer and avoid the extra calories that come with frying.
How Do Air Fryers Work
Air frying is everywhere today! “Consumers are excited about the healthy preparation of some of their favorite “less healthy food choices.” Air frying uses the power of circulating heated air around the food, at a minimum temperature of 320°F, and a small amount of oil to brown & crisp foods, delivering deep fried quality results,” said Danby’s Product Trainer Kimberley Mann.
Air Fryer Benefits
“Although the term air fry may be the initial draw for the consumer, once they have it home and get comfortable with the technology, it will become one of their favorite tools in their meal prep arsenal! Some Danby air fryers offer pre-programmed functions for a selection of foods, but you can experiment with your favorite foods,” said Mann.
Health Benefits of an Air Fryer
Of course, this cooking technology’s number one health benefit is how little oil is required for air frying fresh foods, and no oil is required for frozen pre-cooked foods. Most consumers are looking for ways to reduce fats in their diet, and air frying lets them do it without eliminating some of their favorite foods!
How Easy Are Air Fryers to Operate
If you can use an oven, toaster, or microwave oven, you can use an air fryer. The controls mirror most other cooking appliances and are easy to use.
Danby 5-in-1 Multifunctional Microwave Oven with Air Fry
Danby’s 5-in-1 Multifunction Microwave Oven with Air Fry is an excellent option for consumers looking for a new microwave oven. ‘No need to find a spot to store a stand-alone air fryer because it is always out and ready to use in your microwave oven! And to help the consumer get started with air frying, we have pre-programmed 10 of the most popular food items for easy operation. This multifunctional appliance also features convection bake & convection roast functions, which means you’ve just added a second convection oven to your kitchen. It also has combination cooking functions such as micro-convection and micro-grill. These combine the speed of microwaving with convection baking or broiling for faster cooking while enjoying oven-quality results! Counterspace is a precious commodity, and the Danby 5-in-1 microwave just delivered three new appliances that will live in the space of a mid-size microwave oven,” says Mann.
Danby 0.9 cu. ft. Convection Toaster Oven with Air Fry
The Danby 0.9 cu. ft. Convection Toaster Oven with Air Fry is another great multi-tasking appliance. “I’ve just replaced my aging four-slice toaster with this appliance, and in the space of that old toaster, I now have an additional convection oven and an air fryer, and I can toast 6 slices of bread or cook a 12″ pizza! It was an easy transition as the oven offers versatility with 8 convenient pre-programmed cooking functions. With 1800W of power for fast heating and even cooking from 150 to 450°F, this is an entire convection oven, and we’ve included the accessories needed for the various cooking functions,” said Mann.
Danby 3.2 Quart Air Fryer
At 3.2 quarts, this Danby Air Fryer makes it easy to cook food for up to 4 people. “The air fryer is equipped with an easy-to-use timer (up to 30 mins) and an adjustable temperature dial to suit any recipe or product cooking instructions. There are no complicated buttons to set. To help new users get started, we’ve included a list of cooking instructions for 6 popular food items. Like a conventional fryer, the removable basket makes serving and clean-up easy. And because counter space and storage space may be limited in some areas, the compact size is a good fit,” said Mann.