Air frying is all the rage these days as home cooks are suddenly throwing everything from french fries to their Thanksgiving turkeys straight into the air fryer. With restaurant-style speed and quality, it’s no wonder these powerful appliances have become a staple in the kitchen, but the question still lingers: how much should you spend on one?
In the latest episode of PureWow’s take my money YouTube series creator Pascale reviews the $50 Dash Tasti-Crisp Air Fryer, which is trending all over TikTok and Pinterest, and she’s determining if this viral gadget is really worth it. Available in six different colors – black, white, grey, teal, aqua and red – this 2.6 liter air fryer has received over 19,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. So is this a good deal? Check out the video below to find out.
In the clip, Pascale tests the trendy device with three different food categories: breakfast, drunken snacks and dessert.
For breakfast, she tries hard-boiled eggs and fried crispy bacon, and succeeds at both, cooking the eggs all the way through and getting the bacon just right (no preheating required, she points out).
Next, Pascale makes mini-pizzas as her “drunk snacks,” and these turn out just as delicious, with perfectly melted cheese and crispy edges. She notes that if you want the bottom of the dough to be a bit crispier, it might help to soak it for five minutes before adding the toppings, but otherwise Pascale was happy.
Finally, the final test was the dessert, where Pascale cooked homemade fried Oreos. By quickly wrapping the Oreos in batter and dousing them with a dollop of butter, the treats came out evenly cooked and made even tastier with powdered sugar.
When the moment of truth came for Pascale to determine if the Dash Tasti-Crisp Air Fryer was worth it, she said YES. In her statement, the creator said, “It’s worth about $50. It’s easy to use, it’s versatile and on top of that you don’t need any oil to cook with it [device]. So it’s a win-win situation.”
Pointing out that the only downside to the fryer was the size of the tray, Pascale said: “It’s just a little bit too small so you can’t cook for groups of people.” But she added: “If you’re for yourself cook it yourself, you’re good to go.” On the PureWow100 scale, Pascale gave the air fryer an impressive score of 90 out of 100.
We will definitely pick up one of these for ourselves.
$60; $50 at Amazon
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