Nobody argues with the taste of a fried piece of chicken, a juicy burger or some crunchy French fries. Deep fried foods are delicious and addictive. Unfortunately, they are also bad for our health, on so many levels.
Disadvantages of deep frying your food
- Deep fried foods are high in calories so if you are struggling to lose a few pounds, deep fried foods are not the way to go
- Deep fried food is rich in trans fats and cholesterol which can clog the arteries and lead to heart diseases
- They can also cause diabetes, colon cancer and other diseases
- Deep frying produces a strong, unpleasant odor and is a messy way to cook your food
Benefits of using an air fryer
Air fryers are a great alternative to deep oil frying, because they cook your food using hot air circulation instead of large amounts of oil. The principle of hot air circulation produces a pretty similar result to deep frying, without all the negative aspects associated with it. You can still obtain the crunchiness on the outside and the softness inside the food, but you only have to use around 1 single tbsp. of oil for an entire batch of Fries, for instance. There are also a lot of recipes that require no oil at all.
With almost to no oil required, you obviously reduce the cholesterol and calories in your food considerably.
Air frying doesn’t produce that bad smell you get when you deep fry something in oil.
An air fryer is also easier to clean after use.
Krups Fry Delight
The Fry Delight AJ1000US is a really popular air fryer manufactured by Krups, a German appliance company.
The Fry Delight is a bit bulky in design and weighs around 20 pounds. It has a capacity of 2.5L, meaning you can prepare up to 4 portions of food in a single cycle. When it comes to French fries, you can make 2 portions in just 15 minutes.
The Fry Delight lets you cook your food in various ways: by frying, roasting, baking and grilling. A lot of the recipes you can make with this Krups air fryer don’t require any oil at all and even those that do need some oil, require just a few drops.
The Fry Delight has dishwasher safe parts, so it is easy to clean.
The basket can be removed by pushing a button and when your food is ready, you can easily take the drawer out and empty the basket.
Main features of the Krups Fry Delight
The Fry Delight is a simple fryer, with just basic controls but a tasteful design. The cooking time can be set from the upper left timer. On the top you have the temperature settings. You can go from 300 to 390F.
There are also cooking times available for various foods, such as poultry, fries, meat, snacks. For French fries for instance, you should set the timer on 12 to 16 minutes and the temperature at 370F. These indications are for a quantity of 0.66-1.54 lbs.
The air fryer has an orange LED that turns on and off during the cooking cycle. It corresponds to the heating element.
Krups takes pride in the 3D pulse technology used in the Fry Delight. This technology uses an upper heating element and an optimized air flow.
Price. The Fry Delight can be purchased for $90.
All in all, the Krups Fry Delight is a good air fryer to consider. It is affordable, solidly built, has an elegant design and it is easy to use and clean. It can cook almost all your favorite foods and does wonders especially with the frozen ones.