Miami Herald (Sunday)

Innovative features make air fryers more appealing

- BY GREGG ELLMAN www.hysapienti­

As Google told me years ago, “Air fryers produce foods that are crispy outside and moist and tender inside without actual frying.” Many also view air fryers as a cheaper and easier way to cook. As with any other gadget, time has added innovative features to air fryers.


The design and storage of the Gourmia GAF789 Fry ’N Fold air fryer will quickly make it a kitchen favorite simply because it takes up half the storage space of current air fryers. When the device is not in use, the top detaches and sits in the large 7-quart glass cooking basket, enabling it to fit on a shelf. Gourmia accurately states in the descriptio­n, “Countertop space is valuable real estate.”

And while the storage makes this an attractive appliance, design and functional­ity also shine. The larger basket is an excellent feature. It increases the cooking capacity, as we experience­d with our initial chicken enchiladas, which came out as good as, if not better than, any we have ever made in the oven. Our cooking did not inhelpful. clude oil; other meals included chicken tenders and French fries, cooked perfectly crisply.

Cooking is fully visible with the EZ-View fully transparen­t, shatterpro­of, dishwasher-safe, nonstick glass cooking basket, and an internal built-in light. There are 10 one-touch cooking presets, and preheat options with a ready prompt are all accessible from the backlit LED display, which includes a time and temperatur­e display.

It cooks evenly and quickly, producing a tasty, crispy outside with Fry Force 360-degree technology. An optional turn food reminder is also A 68-page book of original recipes is included.

Price: $59.99


HYSapienti­a’s 24L 10-in-1 Air Fryer oven is as versatile as an air fryer as can be, with more of a supersize design. With 10 cooking modes and a large capacity, entire meals can be baked, grilled, roasted or toasted with the push of a button on the smart LED display.

It is bigger than your average countertop air fryer (15.9-by-16.1by-14.5-inches, 24.2 pounds) but is still moveable. The versatilit­y of the HYSapienti­a 24L can do the job of multiple appliances, and it does them all well. Everything was cooked and tasted great, from a personal pizza to hamburgers to a grilled cheese sandwich.

Seven accessorie­s include racks, trays and what became my household favorite: the rotisserie fork and handle. Pork roasts and whole chickens were roasted in about half the time they would take in a standard oven.

The 10 modes include bread, cake, fish, dehydrate, chicken, French fry, warm, steak, pizza

In three easy steps, the Gourmia Fry ’N Fold air fryer easily nests within itself for storage. and rotisserie cooking in a temperatur­e range of 104 to 446 degrees Fahrenheit.

The HYSapienti­a’s 24L has 1800 watts of power and a 360-degree air convection system for fast and healthful cooking. It features a tube design with four heating elements above and two below, NTC temperatur­e probes, and a PID precise temperatur­e control algorithm to maintain a constant and stable temperatur­e during baking. It cooks with two levels of convection speeds, which evenly distribute­s heat and cooks fast.

With the help of the internal light, cooking progress can be viewed through the double-layer glass door. Heat dissipatio­n holes are built on the top and sides to help reduce oven temperatur­e, and rear cooling holes ensure moisture discharge and improved baking results.

The food-grade stainless steel air fryer, resistant to smudging, fingerprin­ts and scratches, has a capacity of 25.3 quarts/24 liters with built-in slots to hold the accessorie­s.

Price: $199

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