Common reasons behind why nearly half of Brits don't use air fryers
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The latest trend over what gadget needs to be in your kitchen is the air fryer.
Over the past few years you might have noticed that plenty of people you know have started talking about them like they're the best thing since sliced bread.
It's not just that people are a bit sick of hearing their mates bang on about how great they are.
They bring little new to the table
As much as people love their air fryers for convenience there's not much they can do that you can't already manage with your oven.
According to The Kitchn's gadget expert Sharon Franke most of the things you'd use an air fryer for 'easily be made in an appliance you already own'.
On top of that the experts have warned that there's plenty of foods which you shouldn't stick in your air fryer.
You can end up making things 'very messy' if you put the wrong food in, and if your oven would do the same job do you really need it?
THEY'RE A BIT LOUD
This one is pretty self-explanatory, air fryers can make a bit of a racket which makes them quite an annoying kitchen fixture.
It's a mild complaint, but according to experts at Wired they're 'loud' and 'don't do anything significantly better than an oven'.
They take up space
Experts from the same site also warn that getting yourself an air fryer requires 'bumping your toaster and coffeemaker onto a storage shelf'.
Kitchen worktop space is a bit of a premium and you don't want to get yourself a new gadget that's going to take up all the room.
Conversely, you also don't want to fork out for the latest gadget that's just going to be used for two weeks and then sit in a cupboard next to the toastie maker and blender gathering dust.
Do you need it? Doesn't sound like it.
They're not worth the cost
That's according to the food gadget boffins at Wirecutter, who say that an air fryer is 'far too expensive for what they give you'.
Of course if you really still want an air fryer then nobody's stopping you, plenty enough reckon they're a worthy addition to the kitchen.