- Joined Feb 16, 2013
A coworker mentioned this to me today and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with one of these Infrared cooking systems?
I agree with both Bear and Sandy. Safer than a 375°F pot of Oil, OVER A FLAME!?! Definitely! But if you ain't cooking in " some amount of Oil, " You ain't FRYING! This is just like Air Fryers. A marketing scheme to sell a Mini Convection Oven under the quise of it producing Healthy FRIED Food. An Air Fryer can make delicious, crispy, brown French Fries. But they will NEVER taste like French Fries deep fried in Veg Oil, Duck Fat, Lard or Beef Tallow! Yes, I did buy an Air Fryers, based on the rave reviews of folks here. First it was too small to cook for 6 adults at a time and even spraying the potatoes with Oil did not give the same Taste and Texture of Deep Fried Fries. My oldest Daughter took it for her and her husband to use.
While I can believe this Oil-less Fryer makes a delicious and easy, nice brown, crispy skin, Turkey. It will not have the same Taste as a Deep Fried Turkey. It's like Baking an Egg, Poaching an Egg and Pan Frying an Egg in Bacon Grease. While they may all get Cooked to the same degree of doneness, firm White and beautifully runny Yolk, there is No Way all three will taste the same...JJ
I bought this highly rated Air Fryer...So don't knock it if you really didn't give it a real chance to prove itself to you.