Updated: Mar 11
History’s greatest love affairs…
Romeo and Juliet
Mark Antony and Cleopatra
Lancelot and Guinevere
Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler
Kid Rock and Pam Anderson (oops, okay, maybe not that one!)
And now it's time to add a new power couple to that list…
Magan and her Air Fryer
(I may or may have not professed my undying love for my Air Fryer on my Instagram story)
All kidding aside, I’m on week 4 of air fryer ownership, and I can emphatically proclaim that I have completely fallen head over heels for my new kitchen gadget.
Essentially, I've been feeling a lot like Tom during his couch-jumping days...yep, that's pretty much how it feels!
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Not to sound totally jaded, but I’ve been around the block with household gizmos...
Spiralizer (still in the box)
Fry Daddy (eww, so much grease)
Cake Pop Maker (one hit wonder…I mean how often can you make cake pops?)
George Foreman Grill (never had a fighting chance)
Instant Pot (gave it away cause I was insta-scared of it exploding)
In a nutshell, I’m super picky about the doodads I let in my life, and when I give up precious real estate space in my cabinets or counter, then it better rock my world!
And that is exactly what I’ve found in the Air Fryer…it’s seriously da’ bomb!!
(I bought the GoWise 7 Quart one, and I’ll share why I chose this specific one in another post!)
So let me share why I’ve come to this level of semi-obsessive admiration of my Air Fryer.
( I actually my first YouTube video to profess & share my love - check it out below)
Oh, Air Fryer, how I love thee…let me count the ways!
1. Jack of All Trades
First and foremost, the air fryer is so.dang.versatile (no, cake pop maker complex here).
It can bake, grill, broil, reheat, roast…the one we bought even dehydrates (hello, kale chips!)
I have been thoroughly impressed by all the functions it has and how I’ve been able to cook a wide array of foods in it.
2. Father Time
The next reason I’m the head cheerleader for “Team Air Fryer” is that it saves me time!
Due to its higher temperatures and convection style of cooking, the air fryer can heat food much faster than a traditional oven or toaster oven.
Like they say, “A stitch in time saves nine”…(I have no idea what that means but it sounds deep...and possibly true!)
3. Health Goddess
If you are trying to get more veggies into the bellies of your family (and yourself), then the air fryer will be a great addition to your healthy eating arsenal.
I find we are eating healthier because the air fryer makes it easier to cook veggies, and they taste better than when they are oven-roasted!
I mean seriously, don't these brussel sprouts look Ah-Mazing!?!
You also use less oil when making your food so that helps out in the health department too!
Oh, and added bonus…we are definitely using the microwave WAY less…I just still feel a little uneasy about anything you refer to as “nuking”! I've gotta' believe that the air fryer is better for my family’s health than the microwave.
4. Easy Like Sunday Morning
The air fryer makes meal prep so easy!
The air fryer that I purchased even has buttons with presets for roasting, air frying, grilling, baking, dehydrate, and broiling so it is so simple to make just about anything! Hit the button and presto you've got dinner!
5. Keep Your Cool!
There is nothing worse than needing to heat up the oven on a hot and humid summer day, especially when you are cooking a small batch of something like chicken nuggets!
My oven heats up the whole kitchen and uses a lot of energy, so I can feel better about using less energy and not overheating my house when I use my air fryer!
6. The Savior of Leftovers
Leftovers normally linger in my fridge left to die a sad slow death…but since purchasing the air fryer, leftovers are actually being eaten! (Hallelujah - It's a miracle!)
The way that the air fryer heats leftovers doesn’t make them limp and soggy like the microwave does, so no more wasted food!
7. The Queen on Clean
One of the worst parts of dinner time is the clean-up!
And pretty much every other kitchen gadget I use, it’s a little challenging to clean…
I mean, I have a love/hate relationship with my juicer because it takes longer to clean than to make and drink the juice!
A huge selling feature of the air fryer is that it makes clean-up a breeze! You literally wash off the crisper tray that the food cooks on (which is non-stick so cleaning it is an easy task), and rinse out the basket (the part with the handle).
No exaggeration…after using the air fryer, cleaning up takes no more than a couple of minutes!
8. Fool Proof
I’ve never considered much of a chef, but with the air fryer, not only me, but even my kids can whip up a meal.
It truly is fool-proof…anyone can use it and successfully prep food. You really can’t mess it up!
It’s a real win in the parenting category because now the kids can help more with meal preparation. #winning
Move over instant pot, there’s a new sheriff in town, and it’s taking the cooking world by storm….the air fryer!!
So, now you know what I really think of the air fryer, and that it truly does live up to all the hype!
I’m frequently pinning (on Pinterest) the air fryer recipes I am making, so let’s connect there!
Got an air fryer must-make recipe for me?? (Yes, please!) Shoot me an email and let me know or leave it in the comments for everyone to enjoy!
So, until next time, cheers to air fryer love, and cheers to you!!🥂