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Discussion in 'Food and Beverage' started by Unforgiven, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Unforgiven

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    Well, I've been using my air fryer for a few weeks, and tonight I did my first "winging it" recipe. I was hoping to make wings, but they were sold out at the store. Instead I grabbed a bunch of drumsticks. I cut the tendons by the knuckle, spritzed them with olive oil, and dusted them with salt and pepper. I probably overstuffed my frying tray, but I cooked all 6+ pounds at once. I turned them every 10 minutes and after 35 minutes of cooking the largest ones were at 195, yes 195. I pulled them out, tossed them in Jamaican Jerk, Franks Red Hot, and a homemade mustard sauce. They were perfect, juicy, crispy skin, whatever. Even though I would never cook chicken to near 200 degrees, these were perfect. I love grilling and smoking, but this may be a new cooking passion for me.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    never cooked drumsticks in my ninja foodi which can air fry before. i have done wings and drumettes, shrimp, and fish. its great cuz its not much of a mess to clean up and it does it pretty fast.

    did you coat the drumsticks in anything before frying? flour? breadcrumbs? both? none?
     
    #2 ocnbrze, Dec 27, 2020
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I'm also thinking of getting an air fryer.
    This information is going to help me out
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    OK thanks. So I'll definitely get the 5 quart size...
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    cool beans let us know how you like it, when you get it.
     
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  7. Unforgiven

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    Pretty much the same thing I do with wings. Spritz with olive oil and some kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
    There are many options, so I'd go for the one that fits your kitchen best. I already have a 9qt Instant Pot, so I didn't need that aspect. I needed to replace my toaster oven, so I went witha Cuisinart oven the toasts, bakes, dehydrates, air frys, and coordinates the satellite movement of the GPS system. :p
     
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  8. dontpanicbobby

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    6+ pounds @Unforgiven? I seldom cook 6 and being from Boston I boil them.
    Please tell me. What did you do with all that chicken ?
     
  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    is this a boston thing....boil everything? i mean first you mention boiling onions, and now chicken wings?:spitoutdroid::p:spitoutdroid::p
     
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  10. dontpanicbobby

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    Everything. It's Irish. I'm Black BTW.
    I have been assimilated. :cool:
     
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  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    OMG i finally know a black irish person........when i was in college this really drunk dude thought that i was a black irish person (i'm japanese american).....and at the time i was like, is there such a thing as a black irish person? now i know of one.....LMAO!!!!!!

    never knew that irish people boil everything.....i guess now i know.
     
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  12. Unforgiven

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    It all got eaten and my son was hungry for more and they wanted more.

    I'm not irish and I don't boil everything.
     
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  13. dontpanicbobby

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    WOT: I once answered when asked about my Religion. I answered "Irish' Catholic.
    This was before "The Troubles".
     
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  14. dontpanicbobby

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    That hotdogs looked to crinkly.
    I hate those.
     
  15. olbriar

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    Okay... I've been teased enough. :) I don't need the pressure cooker aspects.. just the air fryer. What features should I shop for? How large should the cooking area be?
     
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  16. ocnbrze

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    the bigger the better. on the foodi, i can only fry so much.....so get the biggest you can afford and or have space for.
     
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  17. olbriar

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    Just watched some vids and yes.. size does matter. :) There are only two adults in the house but I rarely cook anything that we don't make two meals of. I was left thinking I don't want to air fry three chicken thighs at a time.
     
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  18. Unforgiven

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    Just for reference, this is the one I have. It says 3lb frying capacity, but I cooked 6lbs of wings and 6lbs of drumsticks and neither felt like I crammed them in there. It is on the pricier side, but we were replacing an often used toaster oven so we wanted something that would last. Also, the reviews were good. My brother has a straight "air fryer" that has the slide out bucket / drawer thing. It was a lot cheaper, but it does all he needs, and his food comes out as good as mine. Thats why I said "just for reference." :)
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    https://www.cuisinart.com/shopping/appliances/toaster_ovens/toa-65/
     
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  19. dontpanicbobby

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    I saw the hotdogs on the roller.
     
  20. olbriar

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    I was shopping with my mouse and was looking at this one. 14qt size for two bills.
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    The question that I have is what sort of service is required to run one of these appliances? Being as I live in an old house, I have one.. yes one 15a circuit in my kitchen. I ran a designated 20a service years ago to power my microwave hood. I can run another circuit but would rather not.
     
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  21. olbriar

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    I like your air fryer and see that it can be had at my local Target for seventy bucks more. I like and trust the name. I only plan on buying once. :)
     
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  22. Unforgiven

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    I run mine on a 15A GFCI circuit with no problems.
    Yep, ~$270 is the going rate for the Cuisinart digital. They have an analog on for a little less. I don't know what advantages the digital gives you except for some temp and time presets, but I'm pretty sure you can set the temp with a knob and use a kitchen timer. :p

    The one I have does about everything. If you are only looking to get into air frying, there are options out there for about $100 that will do the job and not take up counter space.
     
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  23. olbriar

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    15a and I'm all in. I will have to do some shopping for your unit is too tall for my kitchen. Being an old kitchen, I only have 14" between counter top and upper cabinets. I need the toaster ability and quite interested in the air fry features. It would be best if it was large enough to do up a package of chicken thighs and I would hate ruling out feeding it a 12" pizza on occasion. All of the local stores are out of stock on quality air fryers right now. Not that I have to have one today but fried chicken for dinner sure sounds good. :)

    Appreciate the supply requirements. 1800w seems to be the norm for the better fryers but none mention the amps required.
     
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  24. olbriar

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    @Unforgiven if you were buying again, would you go with the same model? I've spent the afternoon shopping and I'm finding it difficult to find a unit I like better than yours. There is one available here and unless I stumble across something better or you have another to suggest... I'll snag one up tomorrow. I decided that I'll move my food vac to where I'd like to place the air fryer and place the fryer on my cart where the vac resides. I simply can't find one that I like that will fit between counter and upper cabinets.

    Added... I knew if I looked long enough I'd find a fryer I like as well as yours. Perhaps better for it's wider and less tall. It is made by Breville which is another brand that I'm impressed with. It is large enough to do a thirteen inch pizza or a traditional muffin tin. It will even do a 14 pound turkey if you don't mind parting with $400 for one.. I think not. :)
    https://www.breville.com/us/en/products/ovens/bov900.html
     
    #25 olbriar, Dec 28, 2020
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