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Air Fryers. All you need to know. And why you need to get one.

Nov 18,2019 | Alpha Living Collaborator

Everyone is taking about it.

Your sister has one. Your uncle who is surprisingly good at cooking has one. Your friend posts air fried food on Instagram. Your Facebook cooking groups have people sharing air fried food. Air fryers constantly turn up in your marketplace and suggestion lists. So what is it all about?

Well, an air fryer is a relatively small and compact kitchen appliance that cooks food by circulating hot air around it.

Air fryers operate based on a radiant and upstream heating mechanism, also known as Rapid Air Technology (RUSH). In this technique, heat is transferred at a very high intensity and distributed over the food from all sides allowing the heat to penetrate through a thick pile of food particles.

This not only allows the food to be cooked completely in a short amount of time, but also creates an even and crisp outer layer while maintaining a tender interior.

As a result of the high heat intensity, the effectiveness of the heat is better. This promises a shorter preparation time, thus preserving more nutritional values and moisture levels. 

Cooking with an air fryer is somewhat similar to deep frying. You place the food in a food basket to allow hot air to pass over the food surface, as opposed to deep frying, where hot oil passes through the sidewalls of a deep fryer basket, eventually cooking your food. When air frying, you can also remove the basket periodically to rearrange the ingredients or expose other surfaces to heat.

Are you looking to lose some weight or was it one of your goals to start eating healthy? The air fryer might be able to make it easier for you.

Wouldn't it be great to indulge in healthier versions of fattening food?

Think of it like this: less oil means less fat!

You can still have your favourite fried dishes, while shaving off the unwanted calories and saturated fat. You can fry bake, grill and roast almost anything! The air fryer is perfect for potato chips and fries, fried chicken, fish, onion rings, bacon and even vegetables.

Cleaning up is always a tiresome process. We all sigh at the thought of piled up dishes and for some of us, it takes more time to clean than to cook. Well, fret not. For an air fryer is as easy to clean as it is to use. The parts of an air fryer are made of non-stick material that is designed for hassle-free cleaning. The food basket, holder and grill are removable and dishwasher friendly. For a thorough and increased cleaning, leave the removable parts soaked in warm water and detergent for a few minutes before washing. Refrain from using metal utensils when cleaning to prevent abrasions and scratches on the material.

In short,


  1. Convenient and easy to use
  2. Low fat, low calorie meals
  3. Saves cooking oil
  4. No oily mess to clean up
  5. Safe - no external oil splashes
  6. Easy to clean appliance


  1. Outer layer of appliance get hot when in use
  2. Heating elements and baskets have to cool down before washing and storage

the pros outweigh the cons by a tonne. 

So learn more about the Giselle Digital Air Fryer here and switch from deep frying to air frying today.