air fryer

plural air fryers

Definition of air fryer

: an airtight, usually small electrical appliance for quick cooking of foods by means of convection currents circulated rapidly by a fan Contrary to the name, an air fryer doesn't fry food. It's a compact kitchen appliance that circulates hot air around the food to cook it …— Rasha Ali Air fryers create a crispy coating on foods using minimal oil by way of convection.— Betty Gold

First Known Use of air fryer

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Air fryer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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