By Chef Alli on March 3, 2021

Getting the Most from Your Air Fryer

A Surprisingly Efficient and Useful Small Appliance

Air Fryer

Have you wondered if an air fryer is right for you and your family? I spent a considerable amount of time pondering that very thing.  

“Would we really use it? "

"Would it be a purchase that led to long-term use or just another trendy kitchen tool that soon made its way to the small appliance graveyard in our basement? " 

“Can I afford to dedicate valuable countertop real estate to an air fryer?”  

So many things to process.  

Fast forward a few years and an air fryer has proudly graced our kitchen counter and guess what? We are so glad we (finally) took the plunge.  

And nobody has been more surprised than I have at how much we’ve fallen in love with our air fryer. Our investment has been totally worth it.  

When your heart is longing for something with a crunchy, crispy exterior such as onion rings, broccoli, French fries, garbanzo beans, cauliflower or bacon, an air fryer is just the ticket.  

Air Fryer French Fries

We’ve had a good bit of trial and error as we learned to air fry, but it’s been exciting to see how crispy everything gets without using tons of oil. Plus, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at how many different things we can cook in the air fryer. 


  • Chef Alli

    Chef Alli is a wife, mom and chef. She's been stirring up a love of farm fresh cooking for more than a decade.  To see more of Alli's recipes, go to