Labor Day weekend I woke up a little groggy and when I turned on the cable TV Eric Theiss was on pitching his beloved Air Fryer. For those of you who are not familiar with Air Fryers – oil is eliminated from the cooking process and it is replaced with hot air that circulates and surrounds the food – cooking it to crisp perfection. They have been around for a while and allows you to air fry or air broil or air bake a huge variety of foods. The Power Air Fryer XL has a digital control panel including a Power Button, Timer Control Buttons, Temperature Control Buttons and Preset Buttons. If you would like a pile of french fries to accompany a piece of fish, just peel a potato and cut it into square lengths (although the prepared packaged french fries have much less water and fry great), place them in the fry basket, press the preset french fry button and the potatoes will cook for 18 minutes at 400F. The taste and crunch of freshly air fried potatoes is the best. If you want to add the fish – put some batter on it and press the preset button for Fish – the Air Fryer will run for 10 minutes at 350F to create a delicious crispy battered air fried piece of fish.
The unit uses a standard polarized plug and uses a 120v/60hz outlet. It draws 1500 watts to generate 180 to 400 F temperatures. It comes with a large 3.4 quart fry basket with non stick coating. The dimensions for the unit are 12.7″w x 14.4″h x 12.7″d
Here’s how easy it is to roast a turkey * season the turkey with a rub of 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp rosemary 1/2 tsp thyme and 2 Tbsp olive oil * place the turkey breast side down in the fry basket * press the M button * and scroll to the turkey/chicken icon * press the power button and adjust the cooking time to 20 minutes at 360 degrees F * when the time runs out carefully turn the turkey over and press the M button * scroll to the turkey/chicken icon * press the power button and adjust the cooking time to 20 minutes at 360 degrees F * test the turkey with a thermometer for proper cooking (165 degrees F) * let it rest for about 20 minutes before serving * By the way the frying basket is big enough to fit two small turkey breasts or a turkey and chicken breast at the same time * I am very happy with the Power Air Fryer and find myself using it at least once a day – usually twice daily!