The hot air fryer boom is one of those things you know isn’t just a fad. They have come to stay and although at first it may be a purchase that you think a lot about (due to space, price, ignorance …), we assure you that when you start using them you will no longer be able to do without them. It is a very useful small appliance , which saves you time in the kitchen, allows you to prepare your food with a good taste even if you are not a chef and, best of all, it helps you eat healthier, without unnecessary frying or fat. And it is that regardless of whether you are on a diet or not, whether you need to lose weight or not, or whether you praise Carlos Ríos or have him blocked on all social networks, surely you will agree with us on the importance of eat healthy and rich . And for all this today we are talking about the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer .
It is probably one of the best known models in hot air fryers or oilless fryers. And is not for less. Xiaomi turns everything it touches into gold and in this case it was not going to be an exception. But is it worth it? Let’s see it.
Design of this oil-free hot air fryer
We are facing a white fryer with a small black OLED display that mainly serves to quickly view the remaining time of your recipe. It has a size of 33.5 x 25.2 x 30.4 cm and a weight of just 1.5 kg . Its operation is as simple as pressing a button and starting to use it. You can configure your recipes from the app, so you will see that the machine itself only has a power button, the screen in a circular format that serves as a rotating wheel and a handle to extract the tray where it is cooked. That simple and that enough at the same time.
It has a capacity of 3.5 liters , which more or less gives to cook for 4 people (it depends on how hungry you are at home, it may give you for an extra portion, but more or less this is the reference you should take).
Power, temperature and connectivity
This Xiaomi oil-free fryer, Xiaomi MAF02 model , has a power of 1,500 W , a temperature range of 40ºC to 200ºC and a 360º hot air circulation function so that the food cooks perfectly homogeneously and you have no more parts hot than others.
It can be used via WiFi through the Mi Home app (available on Android and iOS). For example, this app allows you to turn the machine on or off, stop it, set a time reminder, change the cooking mode or anything else related to the recipe. In addition, you can also control it through voice assistants , such as Alexa or Google Assistant , making it even easier to give a specific order. It also has an automatic shutdown so you don’t have any problems in your kitchen.
And don’t worry about the manufacturer being Chinese, the device is available in ten languages (Spanish, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Chinese, and Korean).
Advantages of cooking in this Mijia Smart Air Fryer
The main advantage of this type of machine is that they allow you to cook without oil or fat , so the benefits go directly to your health. Specifically, the manufacturer claims that you can reduce your calorie and oil intake by 80%. And you should not only consider it if you want to lose weight, even if you are happy with your physical condition, eating healthy is still just as important as if you have not yet controlled your weight.
For most recipes you will only have to use a single tablespoon of oil and in a few minutes you will have your dish ready (the time varies, of course, depending on what you want to prepare).
But do not think that it only serves to “fry”. Thanks to its adjustable temperature, its grill , its two speeds and its eight cooking programs, you can prepare up to 100 preset recipes . You can fry, roast, roast, bake, ferment, thaw, dry and more. So you can make fish, meat or potatoes, which are sure to be the foods you most associate with these machines, but also cakes or even yogurts, among many others.
And if cooking is easy, cleaning is also simple. The basket has a non-stick coating so that the food does not stick and therefore it is much easier to clean. It also allows washing in the dishwasher (only the basket). To clean the rest of the machine, since the food does not skip, it is enough that you occasionally wipe it with a slightly damp cloth and then dry it. Fast and easy.
Technical characteristics of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer
|MY SMART AIR FRYER|
|Dimensions||33.5 x 25.2 x 30.4 cm|
|Screen||OLED with rotating wheel|
|Temperature range||40ºC – 200ºC|
|Air circulation||360º hot air circulation|
|Virtual assistants||Alexa or Google Assistant|
|Auto power off||Yes|
|Multilanguage||Yes (Spanish, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Chinese and Korean)|
If you have space in the kitchen and can afford the outlay, we absolutely recommend having one of these appliances at home. It will help you cook for the whole family saving time, effort and above all in a very healthy way. It is a worthwhile investment. And specifically this model offers many possibilities and guarantees a good cooking.
- Good power
- Excellent capacity
- Many functions available
- It allows frying, roasting, cooking, defrosting …
- Wide temperature range
- Dishwasher safe
- Only one color available
- Can’t be used wirelessly, need power cord