I have a 2.5-quart air fryer sitting on my counter right now and it almost never leaves, if I’m being honest. It’s my new go-to for incredible chicken thighs (15 minutes, add a sauce and then another 10) and homemade french fries, among other things. I’m usually cooking for two and it’s more than enough room to get done what I need to get done without cramping my counter completely. I got theand paid $80 for it (harrumph!) but you can get a similarly sized 2.1-quart Elite Gourmet air fryer for less than half that if you nab it on Woot right now. The mighty little (normally sells for $48) but only for today or until supplies run out.
If you’ve never tried an air fryer before, I implore you to and this is a very low-risk way of getting one in the house. It has a touchscreen to help toggle between temps and set timers. The beauty of an air fryer is crispy and moist food without using a ton of oil the way you would with deep or pan-frying.
I’m a total convert and this little fryer might make you one too.