Fried food can be delicious. Everybody knows that just as much as they know that eating such food may require some personal juggling of one’s health “settings” in order imbibe. But one of the biggest turn offs for eating fried food at home has been the fact that the fryer requires oil. Lots of oil. And the oil makes for problems that range from replacing it, disposing of it and cleaning it up. For this reason alone, many have given up and gone with pre-made fried food (a miserable choice compared to the real thing) or having to spend exorbitant amounts in order to buy the food already made. That’s why Rosewill’s Oil-Less Low Fat Digital Touch Screen Air Fryer (model #RHAF-15003) will seem so appealing, because it doesn’t have to tank up on oil since it is a “air fryer.”
How the RHAF-15003 actually works is easy to understand: Heat is generated inside the cooking area and blown onto the food in waiting through a fan mechanism. This process allows for the minimization of oil being necessary, although a light spraying of cooking oil will prove helpful with some foods, while most processed foods will already have oil saturation already “built-in.” So it’s not that oil becomes zero, just that the amount of oil becomes insignificant in use. You’re still getting fried food, just not having to heavily drench it in oil in order to attain that crispy fried look and taste. There’s a 3.3 quart capacity for food, which is more than adequate for most uses. It’s fair to say that a family of 4 won’t have any issues, although if it’s going to be used for a party it’s sensible to start cooking hours ahead and not worry about the “just out of the oven” attitude (as it were, since it’s not coming out of an oven anyway).
And for those who dread cleanup, the cooking area, or basket, is removable from the front, with it and other elements removable for quick cleaning in a sink or via a dishwasher (go green and work your hands, not a machine).
Getting down to the nitty-gritty, the RHAF-15003 isn’t complex to operate since it has a LCD panel in front that not only displays information, but can be access by touch (i.e, touch sensitive screen). There are 7 cooking presets (chicken, steak, shrimp, fish, etc.) and a cooking timer of up to 30 minutes. Manual control is also available, with a range of heat temperature from 170-400 degrees F (more than sufficient for frying food). The display goes into a little “dance” when in use — that’s ot to say it will replace listening to music while it’s doing its job — this helps to keep your attention from flagging should it be on manual and is a nice touch, if unnecessary.
What should be noted is that the RHAF-15003, being an air fryer, can be more healthy and a lot less messy that an oil filled fryer. And obviously a lot less dangerous than being in a situation where there’s the potential for spilling or being hit by extremely hot oil. This is something to keep in mind regardless of whether one has small children or not, as the idea of hot oil is a definite turn off to many. And while safety requires vigilance as well as common sense, it’s fair to say that you’ve a lot less issues as regards oil when using an air fryer.
The Oil-Less Low Fat Digital Touch Screen Air Fryer retails for $199.99 and represents a true cost, since no large oil bills will need to be factored in regularly over time in order to allow it to function. This also means that it doesn’t have to be coddled as to where it’s being placed. There are those who like fried food and appreciate being able to provide it for themselves when they want it. For them, the RHAF-15003 can become a valued addition to their kitchen.