There are different types of air fryers and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
However, being a citizen of 21st century requires eating healthy and getting rid of those nasty old oil fryers.
Air frying is the newest technological advancement that allows people to enjoy fried foods without all the negatives of traditionally fried foods. Air flyers require little to not oil at all and will successfully fry whatever food you want.
The real question is, are air fryers actually health?
How Does An Air Frier Work?
In reality, no food can actually be fried without oil. However, certain food that is being fried in the air fryers contains natural oils which helps the food fry itself.
In order for this process to take place a hot air must stream throughout the fryer and heat the food until the point where it fries using only its own oil. The hot air that an air fryer creates, also called Rapid Air Technology, is critical for an air fryer to work.
What Is Rapid Air Technology?
In order to explain Rapid Air Technology (RAT), we need to take a look at the parts of the fryer that make it possible to fry with no oil.
The first and main part of the fryer is the cooking container where the food should be put. The container has small openings on the lower part which makes the air flow freely and to make each part of the meal equally fried.
Above cooking container is an exhaust fan which helps dispersing the hot air throughout the whole container.
Where does the hot air come from?
It comes from the source of heat located below the fan and helps the air circle all around the container.
With air constantly streaming on a certain temperature and the food is equally exposed to the hot air. Therefore, your meal is fried with oil, but it’s the oil of the food itself.
You can create old school fried foods in your air fryer. For example, you can turn thinly sliced potatoes into delicious French fries.
Potatoes are known to have oil within them which means additional oil isn’t required. After waiting 10-15 minutes, you pop open the lid and find golden brown French fries ready to be eaten.
The longer you cook them, the crispier they become. It’s the same taste without all the extra fatty oils.
Is The Hot Air From An Air Fryer Dangerous?
As a matter of fact – no. There is no possible way that the hot air streaming through the fryer will in any way damage you, your home, or the food itself due to the fact that there is a special cooling system which turns on as soon as the machine is turned on.
Another interesting system which plays the safety part in the functioning of oil-less air fryer is the exhaust system which controls the temperature and inner pressure.
With this system, you will be able to fry the food just perfectly with no actual fear of over-cooking or destroying the whole kitchen with the bursts and splashes of oil that happen all the time with ordinary fryers.
In other words, it is a very safe kitchen appliance.
It turns out that air fryers are healthier than traditional oil fryers. By using the oil inside the foods, you don’t have to decide what additional oils are healthiest for you to cook with.
Frying in an oil-less air fryer is not only a new amazing experience, but also a great way to explore new recipes and make your general diet more healthy and diverse – without requiring careful cooking and clean up.
The mechanisms behind this piece of technology are steadily improving and turn basic foods into culinary delights.
Plus, you will have the same crispiness and the same taste as if it were fried in the regular fryer.