*This giveaway is sponsored by GoWISE USA.
Update: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Maria for winning this giveaway!
Perhaps you have heard of an air fryer before? My guess is that many of you have been just waiting for the day when we would do a giveaway for an air fryer. Well, if that’s the case, then I am happy to tell you that today is that day! 🙂
The air fryer is at the top of many people’s Christmas lists this year, and with good reason. We have had the pleasure of using ours in the Hughes house for about a month now, and let me tell you, we are loving how it can make our foods crispy and delicious and I think you will too!
I have a confession to make:
I didn’t know what an air fryer was until a couple of months ago. (I think I was the last person on the planet to learn about the air fryer, actually.) 🙂 One of our MPM readers dropped an adorable comment not too long ago, “How about posting some weight watcher recipes done in the air fryer. Please.. Air fryer is the greatest thing since applesauce..”
The comment could not have come at a more perfect time, actually, because I was already in the process of looking for products to do reviews on in our giveaway series, and I was pretty set on only doing giveaways for items I thought our readers would be really excited about. That cute little comment got the ball rolling and led me to reach out to GoWise USA about sponsoring this giveaway… which they quickly agreed to… and look where we are now… one lucky MPM reader is going to win an air fryer for themselves! How fun is that?
Let me tell you a little bit about our giveaway today…
There are actually three parts to today’s giveaway. The winner of today’s giveaway gets all of these…
PLUS, GoWISE USA has generously offered to include this
6-piece Air Fryer Accessory Bundle in the giveaway…
…AND this parchment paper that is the perfect size and shape for the GoWISE USA air fryer is included in this giveaway as well.
The parchment paper is a perfect companion to the air fryer in our giveaway, making cleaning just that much easier!
Questions you might be asking if the concept of an air fryer is new to you…
1. What does an air fryer do?
Air frying is a new technique for preparing food that usually needs to be dunked in oil and fried. The air fryer makes crispy fried food with hardly any fat by quickly circulating hot air around the food. The best part about the air fryer is that it heats food in all directions and most dishes need little to no oil.
2. How does an air fryer work?
The food goes into a basket, just like it would in a deep fryer, but instead of getting submerged in extremely hot oil, the basket is blasted with high-speed hot air that cooks the food to a crispy finish, giving very similar results as deep frying in oil would. It’s truly amazing to me how crispy the food comes out of the air fryer!
3. How is an air fryer different than an oven?
♥ AIR FRYERS AUTOMATICALLY TURN OFF WHEN COOKING IS DONE…
The built-in timer has an auto switch-off feature so you can get other things done as you allow your food to cook. Unlike an oven, that cannot turn off automatically, the air fryer has a self-timer that turns off the unit when the basket is removed from the air fryer or after the timer is done! No more over-cooking!
♥ THE FOOD IS CRISPIER WITH AN AIR FRYER…
This was my first question when I got mine. I thought, isn’t this just a cute little oven? It’s really not, though. I have been experimenting with lots of different foods since we got ours. I have been amazed at how much more crispy I can get foods with the air fryer than with my oven, and in a fraction of the time, which bring us to my next point…
♥ THE FOOD COOKS FASTER WITH AN AIR FRYER…
Many ovens take 10 minutes or more to pre-heat, but an air fryer only takes about 3 minutes! Most recipes cook WAY faster in an air fryer. I was able to slash the time in half for some of the foods we cooked in ours!
OUR PERSONAL EXAMPLE:
I’ll give you an example… My husband and kids LOVE waffle fries. (Okay! I do too… don’t judge!) 🙂 I have always bought the waffle fries in the freezer section and cooked them in the oven like the package said to. Here’s the thing though… I was never patient enough for the oven to preheat, and then for them to cook… so I would always pull them out a little too early, and they weren’t super crispy. In the air fryer, though, I cooked them in half the time, and they came out perfectly crispy, just the way I love them! That was the moment I became a believer… air fryers are, indeed, as awesome as people say they are!
4. Why do Weight Watchers members love the air fryer?
The air fryer allows you to indulge in the fried foods you love without the oil that makes them fattening! This is the obvious one, right? If you have been visiting Meal Planning Mommies for long, you know that I try to take the kinds of foods that we all love and find a way to make them low in SmartPoints. The air fryer makes this so easy. You literally can fry with no oil at all, if you wanted, and it would still come out crunchy and delicious.
5. How hard is it to clean?
It’s SO easy to clean. Oil is a mess to clean up, but with the air fryer, there is very little oil if any at all, so it makes cleaning up very fast. I have not cooked anything in mine that did not clean up fast and easy… and that is saying a lot because I made brownies in it, and I thought it was going to be a nightmare to clean, and it was surprisingly painless. 🙂
6. What can I cook in my air fryer?
You can do more than just fry foods with an air fryer! Air fryers aren’t just for french fries (although you can make some really great french fries with it), but they’re also great for baking, grilling, and roasting as well. Use your air fryer to make Chicken Parmesan, meatballs, steak, grilled fish or vegetables, muffins, cake egg rolls, hard-boiled eggs, and a whole lot more! The manual includes a comprehensive chart with foods, temps, and times, so you aren’t completely shooting in the dark. Plus, the GoWISE USA air fryer has these built-in smart programs on their touch screen: Fries/Chips, Meat, Shrimp, Cake, Chicken, Steak, and Fish.
Here are a few things we have been making in our air fryer recently…
Sweet Potato Fries:
French Toast Sticks:
Hash browns and eggs:
(I will be getting these recipes up on Meal Planning Mommies soon!)
Lastly, how about a quick video so you can see it in action…
And here’s a tiny video that shows how the GoWISE USA Touch Screen Electric Air Fryer works:
You are probably already imagining all the ways you can use an air fryer, and perhaps you have seen recipes online already that you wished you could try, but don’t have an air fryer of your own yet to try it with. That’s where this giveaway comes in.
To recap, here is a detailed explanation about the three parts to this giveaway that one lucky MPM reader is going to win!
- The latest model of electric Air Fryer lets you enjoy your favorite foods without the added calories of oil.
- Touch screen accessibility to manually program cooking time, or select from 1 of 7 built-in smart programs: Fries/Chips, Meat, Shrimp, Cake, Chicken, Steak, and Fish. A button guard prevents accidental detachment of the basket.
- Adjustable temperature from 175°F – 400°F allows you to prepare a variety of food from crispy fries to juicy wings with little to no oil.
- 30 minute timer with automatic standby feature that switches the fryer into standby mode upon completion.
- ETL Certified; The detachable basket makes it easy to transfer food to the plate.
- Includes 7″ baking pan, 8″ pie/pizza pan, insert rack, insert rack w/ 3 skewers, toasting/warming rack, silicone pot holder
- Universal Accessory set that is 100% compatible with all air fryer brands. These accessories will fit in a 3.7QT, 5.5QT, and 5.8QT Air Fryer
- Prepare a wider variety of recipes such as cakes, pizzas, kebabs quickly and without the extra mess
- This 7.5-inch Parchment Paper pack comes with 100 pieces.
- It is perforated to assist with air flow within the Air Fryer.
- With its double-sided silicone coating, non-stick capacity, and greaseproof capabilities, it makes clean up a breeze. Clean-up even faster when using parchment paper!
- It’s heat resistant up to 450°F, so don’t worry about overheating.
- FDA approved.
How to enter today’s giveaway.
To enter today’s giveaway, provide your email address and answer the question in the giveaway tool below. You will have until 8:59 a.m on December 9 to enter. If you are the winner, you will be notified by email on the morning of December 9, 2017. Good luck to you!
Update: This giveaway has ended.
*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in the hope that I would review it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. See full disclosure here.