Magic Chef Air Fryer

I recently got the Magic Chef Air Fryer and just started using it this past week.   I have heard for months now how several of my friends love their air fryers. To be completely honest, I just thought it was another new “kitchen gadget” that would be a phase, run its course and we would all go back to normal cooking.   All of my opinions on that changed DRASTICALLY the very first time I cooked in mine!!

I really had no clue how to use it, or what I should cook in it.   I started doing some reading up on the air fryer in general and realized that it is not only good for traditional foods that you would fry, but for so many other foods!   You can even bake in these!

Ok, so on to my own personal experience.  The first meal I made in this was chicken tenders.   I decided to do something very simple and straightforward. Since chicken tenders is a family favorite I decided to start with them.  I don’t make them often because they are so much work and they are far from being a healthy option. However, by using the air fryer, I knew I could take a recipe that is normally fried in massive oil/fat and make it in a healthier way.  In fact, I used the the recipe from the little mini cookbook that comes with the Magic Chef Air Fryer. (I will be including the recipe in my recipe section soon.  Keep your eyes open!!)

I cut up my chicken, prepared the breading, coated the chicken with mayo and breading and put it all on a plate, ready to go in the fryer.   You do have to heat up the Air Fryer before putting anything in it, so I pre heated it and got it up to temperature for about 3 minutes. I had used about 2 ½ lbs of chicken breasts and put half in the fryer at a time.  In 15 minutes they were done. While I was waiting on it to cook, I cleaned up my mess and made a vegetable to go with dinner.

I think that may be one of my favorite features of cooking with the air fryer.  Once I have done the prep work for whatever I am cooking and I put it in the air fryer, I have “free” time on my hands to finish fixing the meal , to clean up, or to simply go relax. 

This one that I have goes up to  BLANK temperature and so far I haven’t read any recipes that I will need it to go higher.   Once you set the time on how long you want it to cook, it will beep when it goes off, so you know to either turn over what your cooking or that dinner is done. It has a large fryer basket on it that is super easy to clean.   I tested out how bad clean up would be by doing ribs the other night with a TON of barbecue sauce and marinade on them. When I went to go clean the basket, there was a ton of sauce cooked onto the basket. Not burned on, but good and fried on.  I was a little worried it was going to be difficult to get it off. I was pleasantly surprised. All I did was run it under some hot water and start cleaning, easy peasy, it came right off!

As far as the flavor of the food that you cook in the air fryer, oh my goodness!!   It is sooo good!! I haven’t come close to getting flavor like that when cooking ribs, except for when we do them outside on the grill.   Another great feature is how quickly everything cooks. I can have roasted cauliflower done in about 13 minutes, whereas if I do it in my oven it takes about 45 minutes or more.  

When I first put this on my counter, I really thought it would be like my blender.  I would only pull it out occasionally when I had something specific to cook in it. I have since changed my mind on that logic.  I have found that I want to cook in it because it is so quick and produces delicious meals. It is a little large, so it takes up some counter space, but in my opinion it is so worth the space!!

You can check it out by clicking HERE to be able to purchase one for yourself!!

I would love to hear from you if you have ever used an Air Fryer or if maybe you have some questions on my review.  Please leave me a comment below!!! I always love interaction with all of my followers!

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59 Responses so far.

  1. wen budro says:

    I’ve been curious about how these air fryers work. I love that you can make food healthier and less greasy by using one. It looks like the chicken tenders came out good.

  2. Barrie says:

    I keep hearing about air fryers and they sound awesome. Were your tenders crispy on the outside? I wonder how they would do for “frying” fish?

  3. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I have been wanting one of these for a while. This is so nice. A much healthier way in which to eat. So many great recipes. Thank you so much for sharing this

  4. Dana Rodriguez says:

    We used to have one but my fiance’ wasn’t a fan. I can’t remember what brand it was but it was when they first came out. Def a healthier way of eating though.

  5. Debbie Welchert says:

    My daughter got an air fryer and just hated it. So guess who inherited it. Me. She first made tater tots in it and we all loved them. Then she tried out homemade French fries and they weren’t that good. So now I get to try things out in it and I can’t wait. I can’t wait to try hot wings in it.

  6. Barrie says:

    This looks like a great kitchen appliance! My hubby would die if I brought some thing else into our house. LOL

  7. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I always wondered how air fryers work. I can’t comprehend how they can make something crispy without any oil. Seems like it would be healthier but I have my doubts about whether it is really like fried food without the oil

  8. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    These are so nice. So many great and healthy recipes to make. Makes making dinner so much easier.

  9. Barrie says:

    I love the idea of healthier recipes! We are trying to eat healthier this fall.

  10. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I love how easy this is to use. It is great that it frees up some time to clean up or prep the rest of your meal. I really want one of these. Thank you so much for sharing

  11. Lauryn R says:

    This would be so awesome to have! I used to have a fryer and loved the results, but not the mess or smell of the oil! I also love that this air fryer is a much healthier option! I definitely want one of these now.

  12. Lorri says:

    I love my airfryer!! These are great and crispy foods turn out crispy without all the oil. Great review!

  13. June S. says:

    (Magic Chef Air Fryer) I have been reading a lot on different blogger sites about this great air fryers and how well they cook things. I am going to have to try one out someday soon to see what they are all about.

  14. Brianna Cavins says:


  15. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I can’t wait to make some chicken and french fries in one of these. So nice and so much healthier

  16. Gracie and I love our Air Fryer. It was the best money I’ve spent this year!

  17. Barrie says:

    I’m so glad to hear that it is worth the money. That is how I feel about my pressure cooker.

  18. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I would love to try chicken, french fries and onion rings in this. This is so nice. Thank you so much for sharing this

  19. Barrie says:

    Your walkthrough makes this seem easy to use? I hope it’s a gift for the holidays for me!

  20. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is such a healthy way to cook. It would save so much time and I would have less clean up. Thank you for sharing this awesome product

  21. Barrie says:

    I thought this was for “fried” foods only. Good to hear it also bakes…has so many uses!

  22. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I can’t wait to get one of these. I want to check out a lot of those great recipes out there. My family will love this

  23. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I can’t wait to make some french fries and onion rings in this. This is so nice and great for fixing family meals. Thank you so much for sharing

  24. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I really like how easy this is to use. I also like how easy the clean up is. This product sounds great

  25. Paula Pennachio says:

    This looks great I really want one

  26. Paula Pennachio says:

    I really want one

  27. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    So many great and easy recipes to try with this. I can’t wait until I get one of these. Thank you so much for sharing

  28. Barrie says:

    My hubby wanted to buy a fryer for cooking fish, I told him an air fryer would be heathier. I’ll explore Magic Chef’s!

  29. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    What great recipes for this product. So easy to use and clean up. Thank you so much for sharing this

  30. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I would love having one of these for nights we have baseball after school. It would make it much easier to fix a good meal for the family. Thank you so much for sharing this

  31. An air fryer is definitely on my Christmas wish list this year! I have an instant pot and I love it, so I’m sure I’d love the air fryer too.

  32. Lisa Vance says:

    Thank-you so much for posting this review! I’ve been considering asking for one of these for Christmas, and wishing I could try one out or know from an experienced user before I did. Your review has definitely solidified my decision. That is, if I don’t win this one!

  33. Barrie says:

    This would be a great gift idea for me! lol I’m adding it to my Amazon gift list and hopefully my hubby will purchase it for me.

  34. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I love how fast and easy this is to make a meal. This would be great for our family because we have so many activities we are involved in with the kids. Thank you so much for sharing

  35. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is such a great appliance to have in the kitchen. My sister has one and loves it. I can’t wait to get one of these. Thank you for sharing

  36. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I can’t wait to make some chicken in one of these. This sounds so good. I can’t wait to get one of these for our home

  37. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    How about some nice big onion rings in this appliance. They sound so good and so much healthier than fixing in grease. I can’t wait to get one of these

  38. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This will be perfect for our busy nights. Can’t wait to get one

  39. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I really wish I had one of these for dinner tonight. I have to spend the day at the hospital. This would be great for a quick and easy meal

  40. Paula Pennachio says:

    I wish I had one. The food looks amazing

  41. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I am skeptical that the food would taste as good as oil fried. Kind of like air popped popcorn. But I’d love to try it. It would be healthier, no doubt

  42. Amy D says:

    I have been really wanting an air fryer, and this looks like it is a good one and easy to use. Your chicken came out looking great.

  43. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I just talked my daughter in law into getting one of these. I know her family will love it. Thank you so much for sharing

  44. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I am so excited to see how my daughter in law likes hers. I think this is an awesome and easy way to cook a meal. Thank you so much for sharing

  45. Molli Taylor says:

    i really want to try one of these

  46. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    My daughter in law just got one of these a few days ago. She is not much for cooking. She just loves using this. Thank you so much for sharing

  47. That’s for me, fried food without the guilt.

  48. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I have been checking out recipes for one of these. So many to choose from. I can’t wait to get one of these

  49. kathy pease says:

    This looks awesome and I am putting it on my christmas list

  50. Denise Low says:

    These are really nice and also very healthy. Thank you for sharing.

  51. Dana Matthews says:

    I am going to have to give it up and go ahead and get me one! Love your review and the encouraging words that it’s a good product. I really think I would make good use of it!

  52. Paula Pennachio says:

    I want one of these and my Dad does too so it’s his

  53. Kelly says:

    For a couple of years, I have wondered if these work well.

  54. Barrie says:

    I like Magic Chef products. I could use this to make fried chicken fingers today…I have a hankering for them!

  55. kathy pease says:

    I have never used an air fryer but they sound great and much healthier

  56. Anonymous says:

    I really could have used this tonight for our chicken dinner. I am getting so anxious to get one for my kitchen

  57. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I really could have used this tonight for our chicken dinner. I am getting so anxious to get one for my kitchen

  58. Rosanne says:

    That food cooked in this looks delicious -chicken looks nice and crisp

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