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Food expert issues warning to people who cook bacon in an air fryer

Food expert issues warning to people who cook bacon in an air fryer

Using your air fryer to cook the breakfast favourite may spell chaos in the kitchen.

Air fryers have taken the world of kitchen appliances by storm.

The gadgets have become a regular feature on countertops across the country and most Brits are obsessed with theirs.

I mean, you can whip up an entire roast dinner in there. What's not to love?

Nowadays, people turn to their air fryer instead of reaching for a frying pan, as it is a healthier and more convenient way to cook.

People partial to rustling up a full English will know you can bang all your ingredients inside the energy efficient tool, which makes for less washing up too.

But nobody is perfect - not even our beloved air fryers.

A food expert has urged people to think twice about cooking their bacon in their air fryers.

Dietitian Brenda Peralta explained that this method of frying the breakfast favourite can cause chaos in the kitchen.

It might be best to cook your bacon elsewhere.
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As bacon is extremely fatty and often comes in an awkward size, this can spell trouble for amateur chefs.

Brenda told Yahoo: "It is a fatty food, and when it is cooked in an air fryer, the fat can drip down and cause smoke or splatter.

"This can make the bacon difficult to cook evenly, and it can also produce a lot of smoke and odours."

The recipe developer said this means you run the risk of some rashers being uncooked - which could cause food poisoning.

As well as this, the air fryer becomes quite a hazard due to the build-up of bacon grease and can suddenly begin to smoke.

The bacon fat splatters out across the air fryer's heating element, causing the gadget to start smoking before a smell of burnt food fills the air. Lovely.

The dietitian said that fatty foods are difficult to cook in air fryers.
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Aside from the impromptu pyrotechnic display, bacon can also be difficult to deal with if you want your plate arrangement to look pretty, according to Brenda.

She continued: "A bacon strip is a small and delicate food, and it can be difficult to flip or remove from the air fryer basket without breaking it."

And although it's small, that doesn't mean you can fit loads in.

"The air fryer basket may not be large enough to accommodate a large quantity of bacon," the dietitian added.

"This can make it difficult to cook a lot of bacon at once, which can be inconvenient if you are cooking for a group."

And of course, piling it on top of each other will inevitably leave some portions uncooked.

Maybe the magical mini ovens can't cook air-vrything after all.

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Topics: Food And Drink, Technology, UK News