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Air Fryer Lids for Your Instant Pot or Multi-Cooker

Interesting Things logo Interesting Things 9/23/2020 Edmund Torr
If you have a multi-cooker, there’s no need to purchase an air fryer, too—an air fryer lid will give you all the features you need. © Provided by Interesting Things If you have a multi-cooker, there’s no need to purchase an air fryer, too—an air fryer lid will give you all the features you need.

Multi-cookers can do so many things: pressure cook, slow cook, make yogurt. (Has anyone actually made yogurt with the yogurt setting on those things?) In any case: they can’t, usually, air fry. But there are replacement lids you can buy to add that feature, without springing for a whole new gadget.

With protection against overheating and an automatic shutoff option, you know this product will safely prepare your food. © Provided by Interesting Things With protection against overheating and an automatic shutoff option, you know this product will safely prepare your food.

Air fryers don’t actually fry, in the sense that you’re not submerging anything in oil. Instead, they work by creating a heating element on top of the food, like a broiler, but circulating heat rapidly with a fan. It’s a way to create a super-high temperature that’s evenly distributed around your food, just like deep-frying.

a close up of a device: With a locking mechanism that only heats up when activated, you can be sure you won’t burn yourself on this item accidentally. © Provided by Interesting Things With a locking mechanism that only heats up when activated, you can be sure you won’t burn yourself on this item accidentally.

If air frying sounds an awful lot like convection to you, you wouldn’t be totally wrong. Both convection—a feature found in many new toaster and full-size ovens—and air fryers use circulating fans to heat more evenly. But air fryers tend to have their fans located above the food, close to it. Convection ovens sometimes place their fans in the back. That makes air fryers capable of delivering stronger heat to a smaller amount of food.

a close up of a device: This product is completely BPA-free, so have no fear while using any of its many modes. © Provided by Interesting Things This product is completely BPA-free, so have no fear while using any of its many modes.

Just like the multi-cookers they pair with, air fryer lids offer several different functions beyond just air frying. These lids can also roast, dehydrate and broil, all of which are functions a regular multi-cooker can’t really handle.

Also Consider:

This product has a wide array of temperature settings; you can set it as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or as high as 400. © Provided by Interesting Things This product has a wide array of temperature settings; you can set it as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit, or as high as 400. a close up of a computer: This product comes with a tempered glass lid, which lets you actually watch your food as the cooking process progresses. © Provided by Interesting Things This product comes with a tempered glass lid, which lets you actually watch your food as the cooking process progresses.
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