An air fryer is not really a fryer. It doesn’t fry food like deep frying or pan frying does — it’s more like oven fried. “It is basically a little hot air chamber convection oven. It cooks a little faster, distributes heat more evenly, and suspends food in a perforated basket. It can really speed things up — sometimes you need some good food fast,” says McManus.
Most models don’t need to preheat, so that saves time, and they cook food quickly. In warmer climates and summer months, they won’t heat up your kitchen the way your oven can.
Author： Stephanie Thurrott