People are ditching air fryers after finding much cheaper alternative that's just as healthy
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Everyone’s either got one or are sick of hearing their mate bang on about theirs by now.
Whether it’s the size or the efficiency people are bragging about, the obsession has truly taken over the lives of those who have one.
I’m talking about air fryers obviously, what else?
As much as you might be fed up with your co-worker going on and on about what they made in theirs last night for tea, you can kind of see why, as they are actually pretty good appliances.
But, while students might be gearing up to ask their parents to get them an air fryer for Christmas, people are already considering switching to another alternative.
Essentially a big glass bowl with a lid, halogen bulbs and a fan, the little ovens are praised for being particularly efficient.
According to the team of exerts, the average energy use (wattage) for an oven 1575, meaning it costs 50p to run per hour.
An air fryer usage is 1500 meaning it costs 43p to run per hour.
Therefore, a quick 30 minutes using the air fryer would cost about 22p.
Perhaps you’re more regularly chucking stuff in the microwave, which has a wattage of 1750 – meaning five minutes of that costs 0.04p.
You can easily find halogen ovens on Amazon from around £30, with this one from Daewoo having an average rating of 4.4 stars from 7,178 reviews.
Customers say the ‘energy savings alone compared to cooking in the main oven has meant that it has already paid for itself’ after just a few months.
Plenty write that it has brought both the ‘cost and time way down’ for cooking as another says they ‘don’t know how I got by without it’.
While some recommend buying a digital version instead of this manual one and warn it can be quite big in the kitchen, they say it ‘cooks more efficiently (and cheaply)’ than an oven.
Ah, the war of the money-saving kitchen appliances.