I have been hearing SO MUCH about air fryers lately and have been curious to give one a test run. I love the test of fried foods, but I do NOT like to fry things in my house. Not only does that mean a lot of added grease and oil on the foods we are eating, but it also stinks up the kitchen!
So, I was pretty excited to try my hand at a Avalon Bay Air Fryer Review and see what it was truly like. The Avalon Bay Air Fryer gives you the option to fry, bake, grill or roast your food all within its enclosed basket. It actually uses super hot air to cook your food. In a nutshell, it uses fan technology to remove the fat and oil from the food itself and lets it drip the holes in the bottom of the food basket. Then it AirFrys that food by lifting up that oil and coating the food. It does this over and over throughout cooking to get a nice, even doneness.
The Avalon Bay Air Fryer is also super easy to use. It only has two buttons on the top of the machine: one to set the temperature and one to set the time. As soon as the timer is set, it begins the cooking process and it starts to count down. It automatically shuts off as soon as the time has counted down, which is a great safety feature. It also means your food doesn’t burn if you forget it for a few minutes!
I was overall very happy with the air fryer and, if I had a bigger kitchen, it is something I would use often. Unfortunately, with a small amount of space it’s not something I could keep on my counter all the time. On the other hand, I think this would be an EXCELLENT option for someone who does not have access to a stove and oven. I’m thinking I would have loved to have this back in a college dorm room. It could also be helpful for an office or even and RV. One other problem I had with the unit is that since we had to move it around a lot the basket portion fell on the ground and a plastic clip fell off. Now the basket no longer locks to the drawer. It is still usable, just not as easy to take the basket in and out. That was technically user error because we dropped it, but I wish that piece had been made out of metal rather than plastic.
Another plus is that the Avalon Bay Fryer has a Satisfaction Guarantee. This means:
- Up To 30 days to return your purchase
- Money back guaranteed
- Free return shipping
- No restocking fees
As you can see in my video above, the Avalon Bay Fryer is a breeze to use and the food turns out so delightful crispy and golden. It is really hard to believe it didn’t come from a deep fryer – EXCEPT for the fact that it doesn’t have that weighed-down icky greasy feeling of your standard fried foods.