The air fryer is one of the most useful products on the market today for your kitchen. Of course, quality that initially attracts most people to an air fryer is the promise of a lower fat alternative to the traditional fried food fare.

 

Health benefits aside, the air fryer offers a quality meal with the convenience of lower cooking times and uncomplicated instructions.

 

It’s time to update your kitchen appliances and bring in the air fryer. The proof isn’t necessarily in the pudding (although I’m sure there’s a way to make it work!) but in the French fries… the great equalizer of all fried foods.

 

When shopping for an air fryer, keep capacity in mind. One rather common complaint, especially when air fryers were first being developed, was that the capacity was too small, so it was too hard to cook a full meal.

 

As a rule of thumb, fryers that are 1 to 2 quarts in size are good for cooking snacks and heating up leftovers. A fryer that is 2.2 to 3 quarts are ideal for a household with one to two people, while one that is 5.3 to 5.8 quarts in size are good for larger families with 3 to 5 members.

 

You can go up to 16 quart sized fryers for super large families, cooking full sized meals (like a whole pizza or a turkey) or for bulk cooking.

 

Regardless, think about your cooking needs and number of people you might cook for and make your purchase accordingly.

 

We hope you enjoy the recipes in the following guide so you can cook your way to a healthier you!