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Old 01-22-2021, 05:10 AM
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air fryers and I went back and read them. I'd like to know, though, what brand and size you have. I'm thinking of getting one for us and one for a college student. Don't need lots of bells and whistles, but would like a decent one.


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Old 01-22-2021, 05:23 AM
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Id consider one of the Instant Pot ones. One pot can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and air fryer. We have the 6 quart one for the two of us.
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:16 AM
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We have 2 (one was a gift). Both work great but I hardly use either because they are too big for my counter top. If I want to use one, I have to put it on my kitchen table and use an extension cord. So, my advise would be measure your space and buy one that fits
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Old 01-22-2021, 06:26 AM
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Think about size, number of parts and convenience of use. My father in law gave us an air fryer that doubles as a pressure cooker. There are so many parts. It is huge for our tiny kitchen. We've used it once in one year. Its more than we need or want. If we had a large kitchen I think we would be more willing to use the air fryer, but it is really in our way when we pull it out, so we just don't. That's really sad because it really was a very generous gift that my father in law spent a lot of money on. The sad thing is we really would like to use an air fryer.
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Old 01-22-2021, 09:16 AM
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of looking at one that is a toaster oven and air fryer. Our toaster oven is not so great at toasting anymore, but the oven part still works, so I am trying to justify a new one. Would something like that work for you?


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Old 01-22-2021, 11:49 AM
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I love my Cuisinart air fryer toaster oven. It also has bake and convection bake, so it is quite versatile. The new version is digital, but I have the old mechanical dials. I use it three or four times daily to make toast, air fry regular and sweet potato fries, tofu squares and tempeh, for heating up things, baking smaller items like small fruit pies, etc.
It has a large tray and rack, a drop-down door like a regular toaster oven, a window so you can see how things are going. I have made multiple items simultaneously.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:54 PM
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I bought this one when MASped posted about a sale. It was only $70 then, so it might go on sale again. I like that I can fit more than one thing in it at a time.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/chefman...?skuId=6414714
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:00 PM
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Like cvt, I also have the Cuisinart toaster over/air fryer and I LOVE it. I use it all the time. I did get rid of my toaster oven and toaster so there's more room for the air fryer. It is quite big, I can make a 4lb chicken in it, cooked perfectly. I heard they have some that are also a microwave.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:30 PM
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I have the combination instant pot and air fryer. I wouldn't get it for a college student unless they really like to cook (I just don't think they'd use all of the functions, and so having two lids and all of the stuff would be a pain). But for my family it's great! I hate to cook and I use it all the time, as do my teen boys. I have a small kitchen so the fact that I could get rid of my slow cooker and egg cooker when I got it was a definite selling point for me.
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Thanks for the help
Old 01-23-2021, 09:28 AM
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I guess I should leave the ultimate decision up to her, but now I can at least give her some input.


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