We’ve all had that craving for some good old fried chicken or french fries before, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is much more important than giving in to temptation and drenching your meals in harmful trans fats.
Experiencing the full taste without any of the harmful side effects wasn’t possible until fairly recently when air fryers started taking the culinary world by storm. One particular model that caught our eye was the GW22621 by GoWISE.
Currently in its 4th iteration, this fryer’s latest feature is a fully functional and intuitive touch screen. With just one press you can be making shrimp, fries, steak or fish. The great thing about it is that you can drastically cut down on the amount of oil you needed to use to fry food up in the past while still retaining the same succulent taste. You can use as little as a tablespoon of oil and get pretty much the same result as you would with a regular fryer or pan.
There’s also the added benefit of its built-in timer. You can set it manually, but can also choose to let the GW22621 go automatic and prevent your food from burning ever again since it turns the heat off on its own after half an hour. Speaking of which, once you put the ingredients in and choose a setting, the GW22621 heats up very quickly to as much as 300 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the task at hand.
An all-round meal cooker
At a capacity of 3.2 quarts, this is one of the more spacious models we’ve encountered and is able to fry up dinner for two people in just one go. It’s detachable basket can be easily removed when it is time to serve the food, but won’t move while cooking thanks to a built-in button guard. GoWISE even have a special pan you can purchase separately that lets you bake a cake, enhancing the GW22621’s versatility even more.
Since the whole cooking process happens within the sealed fryer, you won’t experience unpleasant smells that you’d otherwise associate with fried food. As we’ve said before, only a tiny amount of oil is used, meaning there won’t be any related mishaps or stains in your kitchen when using the GW22621.
The only thing we didn’t like about this model was the fact that it gets pretty hot while cooking and stays that way until it is finished. You won’t need to open it up to check on the food in the middle of its operation, but you will have to use oven mitt when handling the GW22621 or wait for everything to cool off a bit.
If you can get past this annoyance, we’re confident that the GW22621 is one of the best air fryers out there that will allow you to still be able to enjoy some of your favorite meals while taking active measures to improve your eating habits. Not to mention the power and grocery costs you’ll end up saving if you use it continuously.