If you loved fried food but you don’t love the negative health side effects, then you need to go with an air fryer. Air fryers use only air to cook and they actually reduce the fat content of the food by up to 75%! Not only is it healthier, but it actually makes the food taste amazing as if it was from a deep fryer! Before buying an air fryer that is right for your cooking needs, there are several things to consider. This particular air fryer is a great option in terms of ability to cook evenly, timer and temperature range. It will be one of the better air fryers for the money you can find.
BLACK+DECKER HF110SBD Air Fryer Key Features
Dual Convection Fans
As you may have already figured out, air fryers work by pushing and circulating hot air all around the food. With the dual convection fan technology in this particular air fryer, you are able to combine heat with powerful air circulation so that the air is constantly surrounding the food to help deliver crisp and delicious food at all times.
Most timers that you will find on the market today don’t offer a lot of different timer options and might only support a timer that goes up to 20 or 30 minutes. If that happens to be the case, you will find that you need to restart the air fryer a couple times just to cook the food you want. With this, you’re able to cook a wide range of food and the fryer will automatically turn off when it is done.
Variable Temperature Control
Much like cooking in an oven, you’re quickly going to realize that not everything needs to be cooked at the same temperature and some foods will need cooler temps while others will need higher temps. With this product, the temperature control ranges from 175 degrees all the way up to 400 degrees so you will have no problem finding the perfect cooking range to meet the needs of what you are cooking.
If you would like to be able to just glance at your fryer to figure out where it is at in the process of heating up and whether or not it is on, this is going to be the best fryer option for you. There are two indicator lights on this fryer. The first one will show when the unit is on and the second will turn off once the fryer has reached the temperature you set it at.
2 Liter Capacity
The large capacity of this fryer is around 8 cups, or 2 liters, which means you will have no problem fitting food ranging from snacks all the way to main course dishes for dinner. In general, you will find that you can fit around 2 large potatoes worth of food or about eight chicken wings, which is more than enough room to make yourself a large dinner .
Little To No Oil Needed
Like most of the other air fryers you will find, the big selling point is that you are going to need little to no oil in order to cook the food. If you happen to cook fresh cut fries, you will only need one or two tablespoons worth of oil to make them crispy. If you make frozen food, odds are good that you will not need to add anything to the product, making it even healthier.
For this fryer, both the basket and the pan are non-stick which means you will have little to no cleanup involved to help make your experience even easier. You will also find that both parts are dishwasher safe so you can toss them into the dishwasher when you are finished.
Last but not least, one of the more simple but helpful features on this particular basket and fryer is the cool-touch handle. Once your food is finished cooking and it comes time for you to get everything out, it will be no problem for you to do so because the handle of the basket is just as cool as it was when you put the food in. SImply grab it with your hand and you can dump the food out of the basket and onto the plate.