This is a review of my personal experience using my OMORC air fryer in my kitchen and tips I've learned along the way. This is an amateur home cooks' pros and cons to the small electric countertop appliance. I will even tell you how I clean mine and where to store it!
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Why use an air fryer?
It took me years of hearing how great air fryers are before biting the bullet and purchasing one for our home. It was way too long to wait.
To be honest, we use our air fryer almost every single day.
We create little warm dishes like delicious air fryer chicken legs, baked potatoes, Air Fryer Pork Chops, Air Fryer Potatoes (and air fried frozen french fries and tater tots!), Air Fryer Asparagus, and even air fried bacon!
You can basically make almost anything in an air fryer! With little mess and little clean up, you can't go wrong.
You also can't go wrong with the little to no oil that is needed to cook up your dishes in an air fryer.
And then I have to mention that there is little to no preheating an air fryer (my air fryer has never needed to be preheated!) which saves even more time that the already quick few minutes that your food needs to cook in the air fryer!
How does an air fryer work?
Air fryers work by circulating heat around the food. The basket that the food is placed inside of the air fryer has holes in it to help the air circulate 360 degrees around your food while it cooks.
This helps produce the ultimate in crispy, fried-like tastes and textures to your favorite foods without all of the grease, oil, fat.
The Kitchn does a great job of explaining things in their article How Does an Air Fryer Work?
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What's the best brand of air fryer?
There are so many brands of air fryers out there, it becomes a little overwhelming.
Cosori, Phillips, Cuisinart, Ninja, Chefman, are big names in the air fryer game. All of these companies offer multiple models of air fryers ranging from basic and plain, to sophisticated and complicated. From small to large. From slim to bulky.
You could spend hours scouring Amazon just reading the reviews to different brands and models of air fryers. I did.
But when it's time to bite the bullet and choose an air fryer for your kitchen or as a fantastic gift, I've got to recommend the OMORC air fryer to you.
Is the OMORC air fryer easy to use?
My OMORC air fryer is so easy to use!
This air fryer has a simple basket where your food goes during cooking.
It has a very easy and intuitive digital display and turning knob to help you select your settings.
It's incredibly easy to clean too! The basket that gets the cooking juices on it during the air frying process is dishwasher safe so of course that goes straight into the dishwasher for easy clean up.
Is the OMORC air fryer affordable?
Yes! Comparing the cost of the 6 Quart OMORC air fryer that I use to other similarly-sized air fryers from other brands, yes, it's definitely a cheaper option. As of November 2019, Amazon is selling this air fryer for less than $68 plus free shipping.
You can't beat that price for the size and quality that you get out of this air fryer.
Does the OMORC air fryer have a digital display?
It has a fantastic and very intuitive digital display that lights up once the air fryer is plugged into the electric outlet.
When using the light-up digital display, you will notice a short beep if changing any settings that coincides with the digital display.
The display itself really helps get your dish from uncooked to cook in less time.
How you ask?
Well the display panel couldn't be any easier to set up some custom cooking parameters. The display allows you to easily set your temperature and time in just a few simple pushes of the button that is on the central turning knob.
There are also preset options on the air fryer such as roast, bake, and even a "keep warm" setting!
How easy is the OMORC air fryer to clean?
The inner basket of the air fryer releases from the outer basket of the air fryer with a simple release of a button which is hidden underneath a proactive outer casing that can be released using just one finger.
The inner basket (the basket with the holes) can then be placed in the dishwasher for easy clean up.
The outer basket can simply be washed out or wiped out with a dishrag and dish soap.
The outer basket is made of a smooth metal so cleaning it out and wiping it down takes only seconds.
You can also place the outer pot in the dishwasher, but my dishwasher is usually full with my family's dinner dishes so finding room for the outer pot is usually lost. So I usually just wipe down the outer basket like described above.
What are the cons to the OMORC air fryer?
The instructions manual is very thin. The instructions are very short but it does have the vague instructions in a few different languages.
I got the hang of the air fryer by playing with it and actually using it more than reading the very few instructions that came in it's box.
I decided that the larger OMORC air fryer would be best for my family. The larger size allows me to cook up for food in one batch, perfect for larger families and hearty hungry appetites. HOWEVER, this size air fryer is on the large size.
Our kitchen is a large kitchen with lots of cupboard space. It was difficult for me to find a spot in the cupboards where this beast could fit. So if you have a small kitchen, I would recommend finding a spot right away for your air fryer or size down to a smaller unit that the one I have.
How do you store the OMORC air fryer?
I store our air fryer in one of our large cabinets in our kitchen.
But honestly, since we use our air fryer almost every single day, it usually just stays out on one of our countertops.
Wherever you decide to store your air fryer, make sure that it is stored on a level surface so there is little chance for it to fall and either break or injure anyone on the way down.
Does OMORC make other varieties of air friers?
Yes they do!
OMORC also makes a larger air fryer that is 7.6 Quarts! Impressive right??? It is described at being able to serve up to 10 people with it's huge basket. I'm impressed.
And if you are in the market for a smaller unit, then look into OMORC's 4 Quart Air Fryer.