A lot of us have found ourselves in the kitchen lately, experimenting with more home cooking (hello sushi bake, ube cheese pandesal, and dalgona coffee!). But what's one hot item that many are eyeing during sales? Air fryers.
Because they are fast, easy, and convenient to use, it has become a favorite appliance in many households including Kathryn Bernardo and Mimiyuuuh's.
"Best purchase ko ever! Alam lahat ng tao yung story behind that air fryer," said Bernardo during the Lazada 12.12 Press Conference. The actress shared that before she quarantined for the taping of The House Arrest of Us, she ordered one. "Nag order ako nun kasi nga kami lang magluluto at sobrang useful siya—not just for me, but for everyone on set."
Hearing this, Mimiyuuuh, who was in the same online event, was actually convinced to get one for herself. “Nakita ko kasi kay Ms. Kath yung air fryer. Nagluto pa kayo nun eh ni Sr. DJ eh, porkchop ba yun? Chicken! Sabi ko, ‘Ay ang bilis! Wala nang apoy-apoy, pwede na pala ito sa airfryer.'"
What is an air fryer?
Air fryers are similar to a countertop convection oven—but better. Since it is small, the heat source is highly concentrated and a large fan allows the hot air to distribute the heat evenly, allowing the food to be crispy.
Without the use of oil (or maybe just a little), air fryers make a healthier alternative in making a fried meal. You can also use it to reheat food like pizza or fries without affecting its crispness.
What can you cook in an airfryer?
With an air fyer, you can pretty much cook anything similar to a regular pan or deep frying pan—from fresh meat like chicken, fish, and pork to frozen foods like French fries, chicken nuggets, fishballs.
And since it's like a conventional oven, you can also use it for baking chicken breasts, steak, vegetables, and so much more.
Where can I buy one?
There are a lot of air fryers in the market that cater to any budget. But before checking out, be sure to buy from legitimate stores and read the reviews. Check out some of the options below, which will be on discount during the Lazada 12.12 sale.
Camel CAF-241 Air Fryer 2.4 L (Black)
The cheapest one you can get (it's only P1,818 from P2,455), The Camel CAF-241 Air Fryer can hold up to 2.4L, has an adjustable temperature, and a 30-miunte timer.
Imarflex Air Fryer CVO-430MW
The cool, sleek, and clean design of the Imarflex Air Fryer CVo-430MW makes a cute addition to your countertop. It has a variable time and temperature control setting, a detachable non-stick oil tray and frying basket, cord storage, and has up to 60-minute timer. It's for sale at P4,171 this 12.12.
Russell Hobbs 3.5L Manual Air Fryer
A 3.5 L capacity air fryer basket, like this Russell Hobbs Manual Air Fryer, is perfect for a household of two to three. This one has a variable cooking temperature up to 200 °C, a 60-minute times, and a non-stick cooking surface. It'll be at 33% off on December 12.
Philips [HD9228/10] Air Fryer
Philips' HD9228/10 Air Fryer lets you fry, bake, roast, and grill using its patented Rapid Air technology. It also has an 0.8kg capacity, automatic shut-off, temperature control, preset cooking function, and a cool wall exterior—definitely worth every peso at P12,499 this 12.12!