I just got an air fryer for Christmas, and I haven’t started using it yet. Any tips for maximizing its use and keeping it in great condition in apartments near FSU?

It seems like the hot new kitchen item is an air fryer. Almost everyone nowadays has one because of how versatile it is when preparing different kinds of foods quickly with minimal prep and cook time. My mom has one, I have one, and it seems that more and more people are getting them every day. If yours is new and a gift, it's important to take care of it and use it to its fullest potential.

The great thing about air fryers is that they are affordable, are healthier to fry with, and take up little space on your FSU apartment kitchen counter. If you take care of them and make sure they are clean and not misused, they will last for years. Due to their cheap price and small size, they are dorm and apartment-friendly, perfect for Florida State University students of all ages.

Pick the Correct Air Fryer for FSU Apartments

If you are thinking of purchasing an air fryer, it's important to keep in mind that there are different sizes, styles, and settings depending on the air fryer you get. The more expensive air fryers tend to have multiple settings and be more complicated to use. Not to mention, the larger air fryers tend to be more expensive also.

If you want to save up for a larger air fryer in apartments near FSU, opting in for a cheaper apartment can give you wiggle room with your budget to afford it. If you plan to be cooking a lot of food for multiple people including yourself, getting a larger air fryer is the way to go. If you are only planning to cook small meals for yourself, saving some money to get the small model might not be a bad idea.

Prepare and Clean Your Air Fryer 

One of the biggest mistakes people make when using an air fryer is that they sometimes neglect to clean it after cooking with it or don't use it properly when cooking with it. Just like any other appliance, it requires maintenance and cleaning. Even though it's tedious, it's best to clean it after every use. This will prevent the build-up of grime and other food that can harden onto the grates and ruin the frying basket over time.

I recommend greasing the basket with oil every time or using aluminum foil on the bottom of the basket, for easier cleanup. If you decide to use oil, after it cools off, you should clean it and make sure all the oil is cleaned off before using it again. If you live in a three-bedroom apartment, your roommates might use your air fryer with you. Making sure everyone living in your FSU apartment with you do their part to keep your air fryer clean is the best way to avoid damaging it.

Be Mindful of What You Cook in FSU Apartments

Not everything can be cooked successfully in an air fryer. If you have some greasy takeout food in your refrigerator you want to reheat, the air fryer is the best way to go about reheating it. If you want to cook a whole chicken, it might be more difficult to pull off. Do yourself a favor and stick with more simple recipes to avoid messy cooking in the air fryer.

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