It seems that every time we turn around, there’s a new kitchen gadget that hit the market and no matter what it is, we have to have it. While some are can be more of a fad than a trend, there are some gadgets that have proved they’re worth hanging onto and using on the regular. One of those appliances is the air fryer and its simplicity and almost effortless usability are some of the main reasons why it’s so popular. But have you ever seen a dual-action air fryer? Well, the folks over at Ninja Kitchen created one and let me just start by saying, it’s everything.
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The Ninja Dual-Action Air Fryer
Perfect for anyone who loves to meal prep, is in a rush, or just hates cooking one thing at a time, this dual-action game-changer has two different zones that can cook at the same time, at different temperatures. Believe it or not, there’s even a Smart Finish feature that magically manages cooking so both foods finish at the same time. How’s that for timing?!
To give it a little test, I decided to start easy with some Brussel sprouts and some paleo chicken cutlets crusted in almond flour. The thing about air fryers is that they require very little or even no oil — unlike a deep-fryer which requires vats of oil. The machine itself is on the larger side, which now seems obvious because of the two baskets. However, I plugged her in and got to work!
I crusted my chicken filets and prepared the Brussel sprouts. I sprayed each fryer basket lightly with avocado oil and plopped each in their own zone and said a quick prayer. After about 15-20 minutes, I was sitting down to the most effortless meal I’d ever made. The chicken was perfect and much crispier than I could ever get it in the oven. The Brussels on the other hand were on the dryer side but I’m chalking that up to being my bad since I was a wimp on the amount of oil to add and probably cooked them too long.
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The Clean Up
Now I’ve heard horror stories about folks trying to clean their air fryer baskets. I’m very relieved and happy to report that the clean-up was basically as easy as making the meal which really says something. The baskets come apart very simply and can be washed in the dishwasher which is a huge thing for me.
All in all, this dual-action air fryer is definitely going to be in heavy rotation in my kitchen this summer, and all the time for that matter. The fact that there are so many recipes out there that can be made in an air fryer is incredible and with this baby, it feels like I have two due to the two zones. Now I can make a meal and air fryer brownies all in one swift motion!
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