What's an Air Fryer?

An air fryer is a compact cylindrical countertop convection oven that uses superheated air to cook foods, giving results similar to deep-frying or high-temperature roasting. 


In a standard oven, air is heated and the hot air cooks the food. In a convection oven, air is heated and then blown around by a fan. This creates more energy and consequently cooks foods faster and more evenly.


Air fryers use the same technology as convection ovens, but instead of blowing the air around a large rectangular box, it's blown around in a compact cylinder with the food in a perforated basket. This creates an intense environment of heat, giving the food a crispy brown exterior and a tender, moist interior. The results are similar to deep-frying, but without using all of the oil and fat.

Chips, Bacon & Beyond

See how you can air fry savory eats & sweet treats.