3 Things to Keep in Mind Before Investing in an Air Fryer

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The air fryer is definitely the trendiest kitchen appliance of 2021 and a star of countless TikTok videos, but do you actually need it in your home? You’ll be tempted to buy one after seeing it every time you’re scrolling through social media, but here are three things you should keep in mind before making this investment.

Smaller Portions

If you think you can simply fire up your air fryer when you want to make a meal for a whole family, think again. This kitchen tool can cook a limited amount of food and that’s why it’s only a good option when you’re trying to make smaller portions for one or two people.


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Limited Space

If you have a lot of room on your kitchen counter, feel free to welcome an air fryer into your home, but avoid it at all costs if that’s not the case. This appliance takes up a significant amount of counter space, and it’s not such a great investment if you don’t have anywhere to store it.

Different Flavor

Don’t expect your air-fried foods to taste the same as their deep-fried counterparts. This kitchen tool owes its popularity to the fact it’s often considered as a healthy alternative to deep-frying, and a difference in taste is a good change in this case.


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