Airfryer vs oven
|Preheat 0-2 minutes||Preheat for 5-10 minutes|
|Prepares crispy snacks||Odds of soggy fries and snacks|
|Suitable for smaller dishes||Suitable for larger dishes|
|With fat drainage system||Without grease discharge system|
Airfryer - short preheating
An airfryer only needs 2 minutes to reach a temperature of 180 degrees. This allows you to quickly bake some bread or cook a piece of meat or fish. This way, you can easily use the airfryer during the week when you have limited time.
Fan oven - long preheating
Preheating takes about 5 to 10 minutes in a fan oven. This means that you can't prepare a chicken leg or other snack that quickly. You will have to take some extra time into account when preparing ingredients in a fan oven.
Airfryer - Crispy fries and snacks
An airfryer is designed so that ingredients you prepare in it become crispy. This is because fat and juices released during baking are drained to the bottom of the airfryer. This not only ensures healthier snacks, but it also prevents soggy fries. The airfryer is more suitable if you like crispy fries and snacks.
Fan oven - Soggy fries and snacks
In a fan oven, you prepare ingredients with a stream of hot air, just like with the airfryer. But a fan oven doesn't have a drainage system for fats and juices. Part of the moisture has no chance to evaporate and enters the dish. This makes fries and snacks more soggy and softer in structure.
Size and capacity
Airfryer - Small capacity
Airfryers come in different sizes. There are also XXL variants, but these will never have the same capacity as a fan oven. As a result, there is less room to place a baking dish in the airfryer, for example. It's also not possible to bake a large apple pie for your birthday, or to make many snacks at once.
Fan oven - Large capacity
A fan oven is especially suitable for baking large quantities or long products. Consider baking a large baguette or cooking a dish in a large baking dish. You can also easily bake multiple breads. This is useful when you have a large household, or when you have guests coming over.
An airfryer is easy to use along side of your fan oven. The one doesn't rule out the other. In an airfryer, you can bake snacks or chicken legs in a short time until they're cooked and crispy. This is thanks to the short warm-up time and the smart fat removal system. Do you bake snacks in a fan oven? If so, this takes more time and you may get soggy fries. You can use a fan oven for larger dishes such as oven dishes or to bake a large apple pie.