Confession… I’ve spent the last week trying multiple air-fryer units and so far, I have a major favorite! It’s the Winnprime Air Fryer oven (12.7 quarts), with a touch-screen panel and ten dedicated cooking functions.
This little devil is a delight! I’ve been wanting to get an air fryer since we switched to a Keto lifestyle and are trying to remove (bad) oils from our diet. I was REALLY missing some of our favorite fried delights, like fried pickles, jalapeno poppers, and mozzarella sticks! Baking definitely isn’t the same.
What is an Air Fryer?
If you’ve found yourself wondering, “What’s an air fryer?”, allow me to explain. An air fryer is an appliance that uses up to 85% less fat than traditional deep-fried food. Despite using a mere fraction of the oil, it maintains the texture and delicious flavor acquired when frying.
Winnprime Air Fryer Review, My Personal Experience
I was antsy unboxing this thing, there’s a LOT of extras included, rotating mesh basket, rotisserie accessories, silicone grips to protect your hands, rotisserie skewers for awesome kebabs (and more). Luckily, they all fit nicely inside the unit itself when it’s not in use, so storage, or worry about losing pieces isn’t a problem.
Air Fryer Test #1: Keto Fried Pickles
On the first go, I threw together some air-fried (keto) pickles, from start to finish they took less than 20 minutes, and that includes clean-up time.
I was eyeing the pickles through the handy window because let’s face it, I made up the recipe as I went and I wasn’t sure how long to cook them for!
I added two trays of pickles, one on top and one in the middle, and switched them after 6 minutes. Crispy Perfection!
The coating is nicely browned, crisp, and evenly cooked, with no soggy spots.
Air Fryer Test #2: Rotisserie Chicken
The second go-round, we opted to try out some of the interesting accessories that accompany the Winnprime air fryer oven, in this case, the rotisserie skewer.
It seems pretty simple, rinse the chicken, truss the chicken, carefully secure the rotisserie skewer on one end, slide the rod through, secure the second rotisserie skewer in place, season the chicken, and pop it into the WinnPrime air fryer for 45 minutes.
The chicken is completely hands-off, self-basting as it cooks, leaving you with forty-five minutes to do whatever else you’d rather do.
Here’s the end result, perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken in less than an hour, juicy, fork-tender, and completely delicious.
Here’s the bonus of the whole deal, cleanup is a breeze because the bottom non-stick drip pan catches any potential mess. When I say it’s easy, I’m not kidding. Literally a two-minute cleanup.
Storing the Winnprime Air Fryer Oven
This unit is significantly larger than other air fry units we’ve tested. However, the accessories fit nicely within the machine itself for easy storage. Place the items within the rolling basket.
If the basket accessory is an item that your family uses frequently, place the skewers and holders in a gallon zip-close bag first. This way, you can pull the items out quickly without having to worry about losing or forgetting to put away any pieces later.
Once all of the items are safely stored away in the roller basket, close it. Slide the trays into the bottom of the oven.
Pull the top tray out slightly. Place the roller basket containing the accessories on the tray, then push the tray back into the WinnPrime air fryer unit.
Place the rotisserie removal tool between the shelves.
The rotisserie skewer attachment can then be placed on a shelf.
Then gently push the shelf in and close the door. Now, all of the accessories are stored away in the unit and you won’t risk losing any of them.
WinnPrime Air Fryer Pro’s & Con’s
This unit has a lot of “pro’s”:
- All the necessary accessories are included with the unit.
- It cooks rapidly, the quality of the food is fantastic.
- The unit is surprisingly quiet.
- Short learning curve- it’s easy to get the hang of, even if you’ve never used an air fryer before.
- Preset Buttons- the preset buttons are super handy for having a temperature starting point, then use the up and down arrows to finish adjusting
- The unit is bulky and a bit difficult to store.
- Be sure to run the unit, empty for at least 15 minutes prior to the first (cooking) use. Yes, it does stink.
- The rotisserie skewers can be a bit difficult to seat into a chicken unless you truss it first. It definitely would have been easier if they were standard 4-prong skewers. Check out our rotisserie chicken tutorial for additional help.
Air Fryer Cheat Sheet
While I really love using the air fryer, I was a bit frustrated with trying to figure out how long to cook things in it. I didn’t really want to have to purchase a special cookbook or constantly be looking things up online so I created a little cheat sheet that you can print off and hang on the inside of a cupboard door.
In short, I think I need to go ahead and order a second unit to put in the RV for glamping! By the way, if you’d like us to review an item for you, feel free to contact us here.