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In October 2018 we bought an “air fryer”, really a small high pressure forced convection oven:


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It proved to be useful, though not for the purposes for which it was advertised, and when a second, bigger one came on the market in March 2019, we bought it too:

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Based on the appearance, we call the first one the “coffee machine” and the second one the “hair dryer".

Currently (May 2019) I'm still gaining experience. It took me a while to note the consequences of the fact that “air fryers” use very little air, and it's recirculated: as a result, it can get very humid, and things like peanuts and ikan bilis don't get crunchy. After a few minutes cooling down after cooking they do, however, get better.

Here are some times and temperatures that I'm working on:

Food       Temperature       Time       Comment       Link
Beef kebabs       230°       8 min       to be confirmed       diary entry
Bratwurst       210°       14 min             diary entry
Chicken filo       180°       20 min             diary entry
Chicken kebabs       230°       18 min             diary entry
Chicken tanduri       230°       15 min             diary entry
Chicken wings, cooked       160°       12 min             diary entry
Courgettes       200°       4 min?             diary entry
Ćevapčići       210°       10 min             diary entry
Enchiladas       200°       8 min             diary entry
Ikan bilis       200°       20 min       Add oil       diary entry
Kidneys, lamb       210°       20 minutes             diary entry
Papadam       170°       4 min       slow!       diary entry
Pizzas (reheat)       230°       5 min             diary entry
Peanuts       180°       20 min             diary entry
Salmon       180°       8 min       small fryer       diary entry
Spring rolls       200°       8 min       size dependent       diary entry
Steak and kidney pie                   not recommended       diary entry


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