AN INCREASING number of people are turning to Air Fryers in a bid to save money amid the cost-of-living crisis.
And one savvy home cook, who posts under the acronym @theboardhousewifepdx, took to TikTok to share her top three tips that everyone should know when it comes to the popular kitchen appliance.Taken without permission, from TikTok. I’m a cooking pro & there’s three airfryer hacks everyone needs to know. https://www.tiktok.com/@theboardhousewifepdx/video/7065443297061293359[/caption] Taken without permission, from TikTok. I’m a cooking pro & there’s three airfryer hacks everyone needs to know. https://www.tiktok.com/@theboardhousewifepdx/video/7065443297061293359[/caption]
Nicole Jaques, who runs the social media account, begins by urging people to never use non-stick cooking spray.
“Instead, get a mister and use your favourite olive oil to spray the basket as you need,” she says.
Next, she recommends: “Always pre-heat before using and shake your basket half way through and when instructed to.”
Finally, Nicole advises you should always put water in the bottom of the basket when cooking poultry.
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“It’ll help it clean up and it’ll help it from burning,” she explains.
The post has since received a whopping 621,000 views and been flooded with comments online.
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“The chicken and water is a game changer!! Thank you!” enthused one.
A second praised: “Ooo, thank you!”
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A third commented: “Thank you for your tips.”
Elsewhere, one person was eager to hear more and asked: “Water?”
Nicole responded: “The fat and crumbs don’t smoke because they fall into the water.”
A further pointed out: “You shouldn’t use olive oil in an air fryer.”
Nicole replied: “Yes! You totally can or avocado oil. It’s just a mist so I’m not coating it. Otherwise you need a high smoke point oil like soy bean.”
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And one more person questioned: “Why shouldn’t you use non stick spray?”
Nicole explained: “The additives in it cause a breakdown on the non stick surface of the instant pot over time.”