The challenge has been how to continue to enjoy fried foods while reducing the risk. So have tried healthier oils but these often influence the taste of the foods being fried and that impact isn’t always a good one.
Some have tried baking but that fails to deliver the crisp that is so enjoyable when eating anything that is well fried.
All of those challenges have been effectively eliminated with the introduction of the air fryer, where no oil is required to create a perfectly fried piece of chicken or batch of pries, not to mention delightfully delicate tempura.
In this article, we will explore the benefits of 2 leading air fryers from Gotham steel that add non-stick qualities to a great alternative frying method. See our Gotham Steel Air Fryer Review.
Gotham Steel Air Fryer Review 2021
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The team at Gotham steel looked at the air fryer and saw some real challenges to making this frying alternative truly deliver.
While all air fryers remove unhealthy fats and oils from the frying process, they haven’t always delivered a fried texture that is consistently satisfying. Some portion of the food in these fryers always seems to wind up more or less cooked than the rest.
They aren’t particularly versatile either. They might do great fries or a nice piece of fried chicken. They might even do both but try doing things like steaks, burgers, chops, and veggies and they fall flat.
They aren’t easy to clean either, with caked-on foods stuck deep in the air fry chamber that is a real pain to get to.
The developers at Gotham Steel set out to address every one of these shortcomings and the remarkable result is the Gotham Steel Air Fryer.
This version has a 3.8-quart capacity that will fry up a fairly large batch of fries in a single pass, but that is just the start of what this air fryer can do.
The pan your food cooks in is coated with Ti-cerama, a patented non-stick coating offered exclusively by Gotham steel. This means that clean up requires little more than a rinse and wipe.
This is also a very versatile air fryer that can easily prepare great burgers, fries, chicken steaks, chops, and oriental favorites like spring rolls and all sorts of tempura. It has a wide range of temperature presets that let you cook any of these and more with confidence. Just set the temperature and time preset that matches your dish and let the air fryer do its thing. When it dings, your meal is ready to serve.
Caring for this air fryer is simple. After each meal, simply remove the frying draw and give it a quick rinse. If needed, you can wipe the pan with a soft cloth or sponge. You can also wash it with gentle dish soap if needed. That is all it takes.
If you have committed to eating healthier, this Gotham Steel Air Fryer is going to help you keep that promise without giving up the fried food you love so much. You’ll eliminate most, if not all of the oil, butter, and other fats you normally fried with, without giving up any of the flavor and texture you love so much.
To be completely fair, there is still something to be said for traditional frying, including the incredible smells that fill the kitchen when you’re cooking. You do lose some of that with an air fryer but given all that you’ll gain, this is an excellent transition on your path to a healthier lifestyle.
Gotham Steel Digital Air Fryer, 4 Quart Review – Bigger, Better and Digital
For all of the same reasons for making the move to a Gotham Steel Air Fryer that we’ve already covered, this larger version of the air fryer takes all of those benefits to the next level.
It employs the same non-stick technology as its smaller sibling, with a draw and interior pan that is just as easy to slide in, slip out and clean up.
It’s also just as versatile. Everything you would normally fry can be prepared with this air fryer, with results that are just as tasty, just as crispy, and much less oily. That means that no matter what you are preparing, you have a healthier meal that is just as satisfying.
Your meal will also get cooked faster. This air fryer shares the same rapid air technology that creates the heated vortex to ensure a great result in record time.
You’ll also be able to cook more in a single pass with this larger version. The 3.8-quart version will easily handle 6 decent sized drumsticks in one go. This one ups that to 8 pieces or as many as 30 chicken nuggets and even more fires.
Your fryer is just as easy to care for, with the same non-stick Ti-cerama coated interior pan that requires little more than a quick rinse and wipe to keep clean.
The Gotham Steel air fryer was already packed with a lot of advantages over traditional frying. In this version, the larger capacity and the digital controls make it even better.
If you are going to go with an air fryer (you should), and you have a big family, this size and the speed of the cooking process makes it a great way to eat your favorite foods without all of the risks.
I can happily recommend it and do use it myself.
How to Choose the Best Steel Air Fryer – Buyer’s Guide
Versatility should be your first concern. We all wind up with single-use gadgets that seemed like a brilliant idea at first and wound up collecting dust because they don’t do enough. An air fryer like these from Gotham Steel avoids that problem with their ability to prepare a long list of foods you and your family will love.
Find a fryer that is easy to use. Air fryers can be a bit tough. The food is out of sight when it’s cooking so you can’t just take a peek to see how the dish is doing. You have to be able to trust the presets and the accuracy of the temperature and time settings. Again, Gotham Steel, in both the analog and digital versions, does this very well.
Technology and Materials
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the internal basket dimensions?
The baskets range from 7.5 to 8.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 to 4 inches deep.
Is the interior basket removable?
It is. There is a simple latch system that allows you to remove and clean the basket easily while keeping it secure in the draw to avoid accidents.
Is the interior basket made out of stainless steel?
The basket is made from a solid aluminum base that is fully coated with Ti-Cerama for non-stick performance.
Is the nonstick coating PTFE & PFOA free?
The non-stick coating is toxin-free and that includes these toxins. You will never be at risk when you use any of the Gotham Steel non-stick cookware.
Make the transition. Start frying healthy meals with a modern air fryer and enjoy all the food you love with none of the unhealthy side-effects.