Baking in an Air Fryer vs. an Oven?

Air fryers are quite nifty kitchen gadgets, and it is said to be healthier to heat your food or even cook them in an air fryer as opposed to pan-frying them with oil. However, have you ever tried baking with an air fryer?

I’ll be the first to admit that I was a longtime air fryer hater, often leaning on the retort that they’re “just little ovens.” But I’ve since eaten my words. Or rather, I’ve eaten kale rolls and lasagna in tins sized for two; a few cookies, baked fresh late at night; and small squares of fast focaccia — all of them made within minutes in the air fryer.

Bettina Makalintal of Eater shares her experiences with the air fryer and how you can bake using one.

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I bought one but have never used it to air fry anything. Mine has a rotisserie function that makes fabulous kabobs and rotisserie chicken in a very short amount of time. It doesn't make a mess inside the machine for which I am grateful. I love it just for that feature.
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