For years, slow cookers have been heralded as the home cook’s best friend, simplifying meal times and removing the need to use an array of pots and pans to produce one dish. Now though, Aussies are going mad for another kitchen appliance as the air fryer has enjoyed a boom in popularity.
While air fryers have been around for years, they have soared in popularity in recent months thanks to the sale of affordable options in high street stores such as Kmart, Big W and more. They can be used to cook a range of foods and work by circulating hot air around the food to achieve a crunchy, crispy exterior, without the need to use an excess of oil.
Australia’s obsession is down, in part, to social media, with platforms such as Facebook and Instagram now flooded with delicious looking recipes and hacks – such as this pork crackling recipe – and specialised groups have even been set up to support the craze and allow people to swap ideas and advice. However, with Kmart’s affordable option selling out almost as soon as it hits the shelves, and other options wielding a hefty price tag, many people have been left struggling to get their hands on the newfangled appliance.
But if you’re one of those yet to jump on the bandwagon, fear not as consumer website Canstar Blue has perused the End of Financial Year (EOFY) sales to find the best deals on air fryers.
For just $69 you can purchase the Healthy Choice 3.2L Matte Black Air Fryer from online retailer Kogan. According to the priduction description
The 4 litre Devanti Air Fryer (in black) will set you back $112.95 on Kogan, which is less than half its original retail price of $285.95. According to Canstar, “this Devanti air fryer can turn any ordinary meal into something special”. It also boasts features including an automatic shut-off when the basked is removed, a removable cooking tray, non-stick coating and a heat shield vent to boost air circulation.
If you have slightly more available cash then you might want to check out the Kambrook Air Chef Air Frying Oven 1550W which is on sale for $130 via online marketplace Catch. Or for $139 you can take home the Turbo Oven Air Fryer Dehydrator Rotisserie 9.5L which is on sale on Catch. This impressive appliance is an air fryer, dehydrator and rotisserie oven all in one, and features a rolling cage, chicken fork, dual rack and cage handle to roast your meat to perfection, says Canstar.
The Westinghouse 5.2L 1800W Opti-Fry Air Fryer (Black) usually retails at $199.95 however its currently on sale at Dick Smith for just $169. Canstar says is “offers the performance and convenience you’d expect from a big brand”.
The Maxkon Air Fryer Cooker Convection Oven Small Oven 12L: will set you back slightly more and is currently on sale for $189 on Kogan, down from a pricey $279.95. The air fryer boasts a huge 12 litre capacity and also operates as a convection oven, meaning it is perfect for those looking to cook a wider range of foods.
The priciest air fryer in Canstar’s list is the DeLonghi Idealfry 1kg Manual Air Fryer. For $194 you can cook your food 20 per cent faster, claims Canstar, thanks to the fryer’s ‘Rapid SGS Double Technology’. While the appliance usually retails at $229, you can get it for $30 less on Appliances Online.
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