Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 month ago

are air fryers and microwaves the same thing?

a friend told me an air fryer is like a small convection oven and it uses hot air to make it seem like its frying

isnt that a microwave?

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  • 1 month ago

    nope         .

  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    no two different principles

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, and the air fryer is the healthiest.

  • HMFan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No. Convection ovens (and air fryers) use ambient heat to cook the food from the outside in. Microwaves heat foods from the inside out by exciting the food molecules with electromagnetic waves.

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  • 1 month ago

    Microwaves dont use hot air, they use, as the name suggests,.microwaves. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A microwave doesn't use hot air to cook.

  • 1 month ago

    No, they are not. My microwave oven sits right next to my convection oven.  Mirowave ovens use microwaves to heat food. Convection ovens use traditional heating elements with the addition of a fan that circulates and distributes heat more evenly.

    An air fryer is something else entirely.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, convection ovens are different to microwaves.

  • 1 month ago

    Two totally different appliances. 

  • CB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not the same and anon is clueless -- microwave uses energy to move molecules very fast - the friction between the molecules heat up only the food - not the plates or bowls. They do NOT cook from the inside out - that is an old wives tale - look it up! Air fryers used forced air and heat

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