A couple of month ago, our toaster was burning everything it touched or not heating up enough. It was a cheap one and figured it was time to replace it. I had been flirting with the idea of getting an air fryer for a little while and Ashley’s detective work found the COSORI Air Fryer Toaster Combo that does all of the following: preheat, air fryer, toast, roast, broil, keep warm, pizza, slow cook, bake, dehydrate, defrost, and ferment. Honestly, having used it in a variety of situations, I’d encourage you to try it out as it works better than our very effective Samsung oven. Definitely not a replacement as it’s size is too small for somethings, but definitely worth having.
So in exploring all the ways we used, it, I wanted to share below some of the creations and recipes that we have tried so far and then also ask, have you used any of these features before and what recipes do you like to make? We may also try out COSORI’s online recipe guide for more ideas in the future.
This was the first recipe I used was this which utilizes the dehydrate feature. The apple chips were good, it just seemed to take a really long time. We also tried to dehydrate banana chips and meat into jerky. Unfortunately it takes so long to run in the machine, it really may just be used in preparation for trips we take in the future unless we find something amazing.
Air Fried French Fries
Yes, it is more efficient to just put a thing of frozen fries in the fryer, and we did do that too. But it was fun making our own fries though our kids thought they were too peppery. Here’s the Food Network recipe.
Twice Baked Potatoes
These things were so simple to make and honestly were SUPER delicious? Health? No. But tasted great. Here’s the recipe for those that want to try it.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Now we are getting fancy with this Delish recipe and even getting the benefit of being a healthier option. You have to use season salt or your own favorite seasonings. Taking it a step further was Ashley getting her favorite Buffalo Wild Wings Honey BBQ sauce and my favorite Buffalo sauce and making the chicken into nuggets.
The latest project was to roast our own coffee. A friend recommended The Happy Mug and after some research, I found a company that went over some basic details to consider when roasting that you can watch on YouTube here. We ended up buying a green coffee from Africa, South America, and Central America. The first roast was definitely a light blonde and very good, though we will try some darker roasts and experimentations with the flavors.