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Air Fryers

We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chicken to answer one question: Should you buy an air fryer?

What We Learned

Air fryers are large countertop appliances that offer a bold promise: perfectly fried food using very little oil (often less than a tablespoon). While we’ve never been shy about frying (which usually requires cups or even quarts of oil), a gadget that promises to do the job faster, with less oil, and with less mess sure seems appealing. But does the air fryer’s claim have merit or i...

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