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Are Air Fryers Worth the Hype? Find Out with Fun Recipes!

06-26 2021

With the amount of hype air fryers are getting right now, they definitely appear too good to be true, but are they as convenient as everyone seems to think? If you’re wondering that too, don’t worry, we got you with an in-depth look on our new Haier Air Fryers – with a few fun recipes too!

Air Fryers – Worth the Hype?

Before we deep dive into it, let’s first address how an air fryer actually functions. Quite frankly, how an air fryer works is exactly as the name says it to be – it fries the air. Well, technically.

Air fryers are designed to mimic the results of deep-frying with nothing more than hot air and little to no oil. Without going too much into the science of it all, what you need to know is that it functions just as it says, by being an amped up countertop convection oven.

Initially, many were using their air fryers in substitute of foods that are typically deep-fried, such as frozen foods, but Haier’s latest additions, the HA-AF30A and HA-AF50D Air Fryers set out to achieve way more than the ordinary with convenient, versatile frying. You can make almost anything with your Haier Air Fryer – even a Sunday roast!


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So, now you know how it functions, what about their features? How would it differ from your standard cooking method?

One Appliance, A Variety of Foods

If you can bake it, roast it, grill it, fry it – you can Air Fry it. One of the main benefits of an air fryer is how versatile it truly is. Not only will this help you clear out your kitchen footprint, but it’s super convenient for those times when you’re craving a BBQ yet have no idea how to operate a grill.

 Delicious Foods, Minus the Fats

According to the great power of the Internet, air frying significantly reduces fat in your foods by 80%. Though the actual percentage differs from source to source, the figures unquestionably agrees that air frying your foods is definitely a healthier option in terms of fat and oil consumption as compared to traditional cooking means! 

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Don’t Sweat It. Literally

A feature that should be high up on the list when you’re considering to buy an air fryer is the minor inconveniences it unravels. Be it on a stove or an oven, these cooking methods omit an excessive amount of heat – especially for meals that require an amount of time to prepare. Let’s not compete with our weather and leave the warmth to the Malaysian heat and the precise heat temperature inside the air fryer. 

The Perfect Setting

Here’s where Haier takes the cake in its immersive designs. Not only are the air fryers super easy to get to the right temperature, but with the HA-AF50D large capacity Air Fryer, it’s intuitive displays allows you to customise your temperature down to the exact unit.

Won’t Smoke or Stink Up the Kitchen

This feature is more vital than you think it actually is. Not only does this make for easier clean up, but it ensures your home air is healthier. What happens in the air fryer, stays in the air fryer – smoke, oil, and all.

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Still undecided? Here are some of our favourite simple, yet scrumptious air fryer recipes. 

Zesty Chicken Wings

What You’ll Need

1 ½ chicken wings

1 ½ tsp salt

1 tbsp Tasty Zesty Spice Blend 

What You’re Going to Do

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 190℃

Step 2: In a bowl, toss the chicken wings with the seasonings until well coated

Step 3: “Fry” the chicken wings for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through

Step 4: Enjoy!

Side by side, you can’t even tell that this dish was made in an air fryer with almost zero effort! Unlike what would’ve been if you were to bend over backwards over an oven to ensure it doesn’t burn or deep-frying it with oil splatters literally everywhere and a wasteful tub of hot oil. It’s equally as flavourful and delicious with minimal effort, energy, and oil.

Lemon Cake

What You’ll Need

½ cup soft butter

½ cup margarine

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 ½ cake flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp salt 

What You’re Going to Do

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer to 160℃

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, add butter, margarine, vanilla extract, and sugar. Beat until light and creamy

Step 3: Add the eggs one by one and beat until fully mixed

Step 4: Add the cake flour, baking powder, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Mix until no lumps are visible

Step 5: Take some soft butter to butter the pan. Then pour the batter into the cake pan and place into the basket of the air fryer

Step 6: Set the timer for 25 minutes

Step 7: Enjoy! 

Fried Rice 

What You’ll Need

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp sriracha sauce

2 cups day-old rice

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp water

2 tsp vegetable oil

Salt and ground black pepper to taste1 large egg, beaten

1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed

What You’re Going to Do

Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 175℃

Step 2: Whisk soy sauce and Sriracha together in a small bowl and set aside

Step 3: Combine rice, sesame oil, water, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir until evenly combined. Transfer mixture to a pan or air fryer insert. Place pan into the air fryer basket

Step 4: Air fry for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through cook time. Pour egg over rice mixture and cook until egg is set, about 4 minutes. Stir in peas and carrots, breaking up the egg. Cook for 2 minutes more

Step 5: When serving, pour reserved sauce over top and voila - no-wok, hassle-free fried rice!

Snack foods and baked goods aren’t the only foods you can make. Fried rice is a staple in many Asian households can be made a whole lot easier yet still full of flavour with a Haier Air Fryer!

There is no need to stand over a hot wok when the air fryer can do all the hard work for you. Clean-up is also a breeze. The Haier Air Fryers are dishwasher friendly, but for also as easy as simply removing the basket and running it over the sink.

Air fryers are sweeping the nation currently, and we honestly can understand why. These sleek, smart, modern appliances are a thing of magic, giving the best of all cooking worlds with significantly less energy, effort, and oil. So, is it worth the hype? We say YES!

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