Which saves the most time?
The cook times of both deep and air fryers vary depending on what you’re cooking. Once a deep fryer has reached the proper temperature, the hot oil can cook food as quickly as 3–5 minutes. Air fryers typically take between 10–20 minutes to heat and cook your meal. Cook times vary depending on the food being prepared, so be sure to consult the packaging of what you’re cooking.
Though a deep fryer cooks food faster than an air fryer, it also requires more preparation and attention during the cooking process. In many deep fryer recipes, food needs to be dipped in a wet batter, so you have to consider the time it takes to prepare the batter and dredge each item. Typically, with air frying you can simply place your food in the appliance and select the temperature and setting, then you can let the air fryer do the rest. Deep fryers need to be monitored throughout the cooking process to avoid hot oil splashes and burnt results.