Air Fryer Testing

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by bearcarver, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Air Fryer Testing

    I promised I’d post some stuff when I get using this new Air Fryer, so here is a start.
    This thing won’t take the place of Smoking or Grilling, but it works pretty good for small amounts of various things.
    It’s also nice & warm in my kitchen, and with my Numb Leg & messed up arm, I don’t have to carry anything too far.
    Just another toy for an old guy to play with.
    The Fries are the best I ever had.
    The Fresh Sausage was very Juicy & Tasty.
    The Little Smokies are real good too, and will be Great with my Morning Eggs for awhile.


    Pricking holes with a Fork:

    Sausages ready to get Hot & Tasty:

    Sausages after 14 minutes of 360°—Flipped at 7 minutes:

    A little BBQ sauce on a Steak Roll:

    Threw some Hot Peppers on top:

    Second Day I cut some Fries & soaked them in cold water:

    Then Drained, rinsed, and Dried Fries. Sprayed lightly with Olive Oil
    and Sprinkled some “Tony Chachere’s Salt Free” on them.
    Then into the Air Fryer for 18 minutes at 400°—Flipped at 10 minutes:

    Shook some Frank’s Hot Sauce on this roll first:

    Then added the BBQ sauce, and plated my Sammy & Fries, all made in the Air Fryer:

    One more experiment for the day. Some Little Smokys—2 batches, because I don’t want them stacked:

    Set the Air Fryer at 390° for 5 minutes:

    Both batches after Air Frying. (Should last me nearly a Week):

    Breakfast for the Bear:
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2017 at 12:58 PM
    gary s, tropics, halfsmoked and 2 others like this.
  2. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, Very interesting, I have been interested it these for awhile. Thx, Bear
  3. That's neat !!  Color is spot on,and not greasy.  Two of my favorite stand-by's  Frank's & Tony's   Nice job Mr. Bear  [​IMG]

  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    I have a buddy with one of these here and he loves it. Makes Potatoe skins and chicken wings all the time.
  5. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Man another idea that 's going to cost money like the idea of grease less food looks great. Can pass on the potatoes would be doing sausages and I see where Brian mention wings now that I could really go for.  [​IMG]for great idea of posting for us to see the in action.

  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Bear that looks very good the food,I have such a limited amount of space.What kind of sausage was that?


  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Everything looks great... we loving our air fryer as well... We have one with the pull out drawer type basket as well... as usual... If we were to do it all over we would go with the bigger one... the one with the basket on top and a lid.. much bigger ...
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Interesting,how crisp were the fries?
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You AB !!

    Thank You Gary!!

    Yup--All the grease goes through the bottom holes in the basket & accumulates in the bottom of the drawer.

    And Thanks for the Points.

  10. I really don't know anyone who has one of the air fryers so I have not seen how things come out. Thanks for posting!
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've seen them on TV & in the store.

    Looks like a handy gadget to have around the house.

  12. All that food looks great Bear!!!

    So is that the 3.4 quart or the 5.3 quart??

    Really need to get one just ain't sure which one.

  13. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A Week!!! They would last me an Hour :sausage:

    Thanks for the review Bear
  14. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    We use ours mainly for fries & small batches of wings. I'm going to try sausage now!
    Amazing how it browns & crisps without oil...
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Brian!!

    The first thing I did was Chicken Thighs, and they tasted like flour.

    After reading a lot on the Web, I believe that was because I didn't spray a little olive oil on them. I'll be trying them again. We'll see.

    Thank You Warren!!

    The Fries are Awesome!!  And Healthy!!

    And Thanks for the Points.

    Hi Mike!

    Mine is the 3.4 quart.

    If you have an outlet that will handle it, I would definitely go with the 5.3 Quart.

  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Brett !!

    I'll be trying other things sometime.

    I like it.

    Easy to use & easy to clean!!

  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Dan!!

    It's not easy, but I still got about half of them left.

  18. crazzycajun

    crazzycajun Meat Mopper

    Has anyone cooked fish in theirs been debating on getting one.
  19. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member are badddddddddddddd pushed me over the top. My air fryer will be here Wednesday.
    Thanks for the review.

  20. crazzycajun

    crazzycajun Meat Mopper

    Lamar don't tease us where did you order price style etc enquiring minds want to know

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