Oil and saving the environment
The biggest difference between a deep fryer and an air fryer is the amount of used oil. A deep fryer has high levels of fats which most of the time don’t get changed too often. This can cause various health and hygiene problems.
Also, the extra oil used in deep fryers has a higher impact on the environment and in the context of renewable, green energy sources; the deep fryer seems to be the choice of the present, rather than the future. Air fryer also uses oil, but the quantities are way smaller. You can cook you favorite fries with just a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
Air Fryer Food Taste and Calorie Counts
As you might expect, many people think about whether the food cooked in an air fryer has the same taste as the food cooked in a deep fryer.
To be quite honest, in some instances you may not be able to tell the difference! Both give regular food such as chicken a beautiful and crunchy-type texture. Of course, if you’re a die-hearted deep-fryer fan you may be able to tell a few differences.
Using hot air instead of oil means you’ll cut down on some calories. According to My Fitness Pal, the amount of calories in a hundred grams of fresh french fries cooked in an air fryer is 226g. But when you compare the same 100 grams cooked by deep fryer it is around 319g.
Long story short, if you’re looking for a healthier lifestyle or just looking to cut down on the amount of fried foods you consume then definitely an air fryer is what you need.