The air fryer was invented as a way for French French-fry lovers to make fries in their small home kitchens. The air fryer certainly does this. From perfectly crispy vegetables to perfect chicken wings, without vats of sizzling oil.
An air fryer is basically just a convection oven. It includes a heat source and a fan that circulates that heat for even cooking. However, it doesn’t work well with fried foods with a wet batter. Chicken wings and schnitzel all should be dry-coated with breadcrumbs, or cornmeal, alongside spices and herbs for a crisp texture. The air fryer is perfect for crispy chickpeas, roasted veggies and of course, french fries. Here's our round up of the best versions.