As (very) enthusiastic cooks the team here at Milly's are always keen to try out a new way of getting dinner on the table - especially when it makes that task easier at the end of a long day. That being said, we're not interested in compromising the flavour and quality of our meals (nevermind our health) by jumping on some 'dinner in five minutes' bandwagon. It would be fair to say that we viewed the new trend to air fryers with no small amount of 'side eye and curled lip' as we never imagined that these would be the genius machines that they are. Honestly, after just a few sessoins we were convinced and here's what we love most:
1. Dinner's ready in a flash!
Because they take almost no time to preheat you're already winning. Combine this with super heated air and an element that's 'right there' and you can reduce your cooking time by half. So handy when it's that late afternoon time with the kids or you're running late after work.
2. Even frozen food tastes better!
An air fryer's super hot air and convection elements make short work of crisping up even the saddest frozen fries or kid friendly frozen nuggets. Trust us, they'll taste better than ever, we promise!
3. Kids in the kitchen!
Your air fryer is safe enough for your kids to use, so it's an excellent way to encourage them to develop their cooking skills while giving you a night or two off. We're not advocating child labour, but it's always great to have some help in the kitchen.
4. They're great for summer!
During summer, a steamy kitchen is the last thing you want. But with an Instant Pot air fryer, you don't have to worry about that because it heats up and cools down quickly, keeping your kitchen (and you) nice and cool. Plus, it's about a tenth of the size of your regular oven!
5. It's healthier (but still delicious)
An air fryer uses little to no oil, making it an excellent option if you're wanting to cut down on fat while still enjoying your favourite crispy textured foods. Any extra fat drips into the bottom of the basket, making it a healthier and still delicious option.
6. What can't you make?
Great question. We've baked and we've roasted. We've made desserts and biscuits, cinnamon rolls, pies and lasagnas. We've baked bread, we've melted brie and warmed soup - we've even made Cheese Scones in 9 minutes! We've dehydrated too! So, short answer ... almost nothing! If you're looking for an all-in-one kitchen appliance that's simple to use, economical to run and a breeze to clean, an air fryer is definitely the way to go.
7. There's a model for every size family!
At Milly's Kitchen, we have an Instant Pot air fryer for every size family from dinner for two, dinner for the family to dinner for a crowd. Plus, clean-up's a breeze! An air fryer is such a simple machine that cleaning it is as easy as giving the basket a good swish with some hot water and detergent.
An Instant Pot air fryer is a versatile, time-saving, and healthy addition to any kitchen. Come in and talk to us about what we're cooking in ours, see our full range of air fryers, find out which model will suit you best and how to get everything you need from your investment so it fits your lifestyle.