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Health & Wellness, Kitchen & Dining

Amazing Benefits of a Blender

What Is a Blender

A blender is an electric kitchen appliance used to crush, mix, emulsify or purée food and other substances,increasing the consumption of super nutrition boosters and increasing nutrient absorption in people’s daily food consumption. It was invented by Stephen Poplawski in 1922.

The benefits of a blender include; improved nutrients absorption, offers the best way to keep the fibre in food, and helps us to consume the less tasty but beneficial foods by mixing them with the tasty ones.


How do blenders work?

At the bottom of the blender are spinning blades that are attached to a motor. There is a control panel that has several different speeds, allowing the operator of the blender to switch the speeds that the spinning blades spin with.

You push a button to start the machine, and the spinning blades create a spiral effect or a vortex. The first step of the blending process is to cut down, smash and chop the food component. This step allows the food in the blender to be fluid. The spiral effect of the components, or the vortex in the blender which includes both now the liquid food and air creates a vacuum at the center of the spiral movement. This pulls all the food components towards the center, which ensures a perfect mixture of all ingredients in the blender.

The end result in this step is a rich emulsion or a smooth puree, with a homogenized blend of ingredients and a consistent texture.

Benefits of a Blender

One may be tempted to ask whether blenders have been overrated. Let us try to analyze the benefits of a blender and find out whether they are overrated or not.

  1. Best way to eat more Fruits and vegetable.

Topping in the list of the benefits of a blender, is that with a blender, you get to eat more fruits and vegetables. Now, because most people have grown accustomed to highly processed food, readymade or convenient food, many people simply don’t like the taste or texture of vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals. From Vitamins A, C and E as well as Magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and folic acid.

With a blender, you can actually make smoothies with fruits, vegetables, ice and your favorite flavors. To an amazement, vegetables in smoothies don’t even taste like vegetables


  1. Improved Nutrients Absorption

Did you know blending is one of the most efficient ways of maximizing the intake of nutrients from the food we eat. Food that is not broken down properly will lead to a number of nutrients failing to be absorbed. It can also lead to constipation or bacterial infections in the gut. Blended food is already partly predigested and in liquid form. This will automatically maximize the amounts of nutrients absorbed from the food. It also improves your health and general happiness.

Even though the fibers remain, the cell walls of the food are broken down, allowing a super improved absorption.


  1. Faster Meal preparation.

If time is of essence to you, then the blender is a mega time saver when it comes to kitchen equipment. With a blender, you avoid all the hustle of hand-mixing, chopping and mashing. Just add your ingredients to the jug, and blend. It takes less than 5 minutes to make most blender recipes,  whether it is smoothies, dressings, sauces, frozen treats, dips to name but a few.

Amazingly, you don’t only save the time to prepare the food, but also the time to digest and absorb, what a mind-boggling device to have in your kitchen.

I have tested and proven the Sayona Blenders, and the following clip is an evidence of the faster meal preparation as one of the benefits of a blender.


  1. Blending is an opportunity to mix the less tasty but beneficial food with the tasty food, and consume them together.

Citrus Fruits like the Oranges, lemons, lime and grapefruits are some of the fruits that are very bitter, but very essential in our bodies, not living out vegetables like the artichokes and arugula. Some people will not attempt to take them alone, and when mixed with sweet fruits like the pineapple, they become bearable to eat. To those people, the benefits of a blender being part of their kitchen are enormous.



  1. Blending keeps the fibre

Fiber is very essential in the digestion process in the body of a human being. It is a tough food, and it actually does not get digested, but passes through your system simply as intact as it is, in order to help move all the other food through the system effectively. If the fibre is able to pass through your teeth, the stomach acid, and all through it does not break down, well, then neither can the blender destroy the fibers.

All pureed food has the fiber as much as the whole fruits version. Smoothies therefore retains all the fiber contained in fruits and vegetables. Juicing is however a bit different, in that juicing separates the juice of the fruits from the pulp and peel, that has the fibre. Below are few reasons why fibres keeping makes it to the list of the benefits of a blender.


Importance of fiber in a diet

  • Keeps you satisfied for a longer time
  • Helps maintains bowel health.
  • Helps in achieving a healthy weight. Since consuming more fiber makes you full faster and for a longer time, you tend to eat lesser.
  • Fiber has been proven to reduce constipation. Fiber is believed to absorb water, and speed up the movement of stool through the intestine.


  1. Blending is a way of simplifying our fat consumption

Many seeds and nuts found in fruits, and many fruits themselves contain omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, that play a major role in our bodies. These are healthy fats that we cannot do without in our bodies, present in fruits, like the avocado. The benefits of a blender is that it gives you the opportunity to consume these fats without our knowledge, hence improving our health.

  1. Cleaning a blender is very Easy

Since all the fibre and peels from the fruits are completely processed, there are no leftovers left to make cleaning hard. So, when compared to other kitchen appliances, it is one of the easiest to clean.

To add on the benefits of a blender is that, it is a self cleaning machine. By simply adding water and soap in to the blending jar, closing the lid and turning on the blending function, the blending will clean itself, what an amazing benefit.


  1. Blending gives you a chance to include new foods In your diet.

For those foods that are hard to ever include in our diet, simply because we do not love them, they are almost like those tv stations we never know exist in our list of programs on your tv, yet their value is exceedingly great. The benefits of a blender is that, blending gives you an opportunity to mix them with your favorite foods and you don’t have to love them to consume them, just enjoy the nutrients they offer to you.



Why Eat Vegetables and Fruits

  • Lowers the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. They also prevent some type of cancer, eye and digestive problems. Amazingly, most vegetables and fruits can be used as appetizers, as they have a very low glycemic load, which prevents sugar spikes, increasing hunger.
  • Great source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, C and E as well as Magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and folic acid.
  • They are rich in fiber. Fiber is very important in your gut health, preventing constipation.
  • Fruits and veggies tend to be low in calories, and replacing your high calorie foods with them can greatly reduce your calories intake and hence promote weight loss.
  • Healthy for the brain. Researchers have linked the consumption of the antioxidants in the leafy greens to reduced risks of Alzheimer’s disease and also dementia.



What fruits and vegetables blend well together

  • Melons are not recommended for any pairing. Research has shown pairing melons with other fruits lead to stomach discomforts.
  • Kale, Cucumber and Pear go well together
  • Strawberry go well with plum, pineapples, banana and Apple
  • Pineapples go well with Kiwi, Oranges, Grapes, Strawberries and blueberries.
  • Oranges go well with pineapples, Avocado, tangerine, Mango, Pomegranate, plum, apple, strawberry, pear
  • Mangoes go well with Oranges, banana, peach, blueberry, pear, avocado, grapes, plum


  • Always pair a maximum of 6 fruits for optimum results and to avoid stomach upset due to digestion problems
  • Never mix acidic fruits, like Oranges, Grapes and strawberries with sweet fruits like banana, for digestion purposes.
  • Never mix vegetables with Fruits. Let fruits go with fruits and vegetables with vegetables, with an exception of Carrots and Apples which go with practically any product.
  • Melons are celibates. Melons go with melons only.




Most hated Fruits And Vegetables of all time

  1. Broccoli
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Figs
  4. Durians
  5. Beetroot
  6. Artichoke
  7. Guava
  8. Brae burn
  9. Brussels Sprout
  10. Turnip


How to clean a Blender

  • Add hot water to the blender halfway
  • Add liquid soap to the water
  • Close the blender with the lid, turn on the blender, and the blender will simply clean itself.
  • For the outside, mostly only a few, if any spill overs will be present. You only need some warm water and a soft cloth and you wipe it clean
  • Finally, rinse the blender in cold water, and the blender is ready for use for next time

NOTE: The base of the blender that contains the electricity components need not be washed with water, only wiped with a soft cloth.


What should you look for when buying a blender?

  1. The size and capacity of the blender

One of the key factors you can never really ignore is the capacity the blender you want to purchase. You can purchase a blender either for commercial purposes or for home use, and this will highly determine the capacity you go for.  Sayonapps blenders that I have interacted with come with all sorts of capacities, depending on the purpose of your blender.

A standard size can serve up to 6 people, while a high performance size can serve up to 15 people.


  1. The power of the motor

 The amount of power that a blender packs is the greatest determinant of differentiating high performance, conventional or commercial/home use blenders. The powerful the motor, the more the benefits of a blender will be.

Sayona’s Blender with the lowest Power has 300W, which is capable to blend most foods except the hardest of ingredients.

High performance blenders with a wattage of over 800W have the ability to work with dry ingredients, and you can make peanut butter, process grains into flour and has no limitations in your adventures of cooking.

So, depending on the intensity of what you want to blend, you will chose the blender with the wattage that serves you the best.


  1. The Speed settings

 Many blenders are multipurpose, and are featured with different speed settings, and controls for different purposes.

Sayonapps blenders for instance come with a minimum of 2 functions to a maximum of 7 functions, and speeds of up to 5 settings, ranging from low, medium and high speed. As you would expect, the benefits of a blender will increase with increase in functions and speed settings, and so will the cost.


Speeds and Settings Guide 

  • Fast Speed

Fast speed is essential when mixing liquids, purees or pastes. This speed will do a perfect work of mixing them to a fine and perfect mixture. This speed is not essential for hard ingredients.

  • Medium Speed.

If you are interested with a coarser and rougher texture, then this speed is the one to go for. This speed is also very important when it comes to chop vegetables, and to prevent nuts from turning into a paste, but leave them almost powdery.

  • Low Speed

When you want to mix a liquid with a solid systematically, then this is the speed to go for. It is best set for ingredients, and crushing them into a paste slowly.

  • Pulse

This one is not recommended for blending for a long time, only a short time. It comes in handy for crushing something like ice, and for cutting ingredients into smaller pieces.


  1. The material of the jar.

For material, there are two options, the glass jars or the plastic jars. If you chose the glass jar, it will be a little expensive than the plastic jar. Glass jars are loved more and preferred because through them, there is elimination of any consumption of chemicals.


  1. Cost.

Most important factor to consider in the whole process is the cost of purchasing. It is important to note that for every price range, you will find a blender, from as low as Ksh. 3,000. So, do not squeeze yourself on a budget that does not fit you. Even the cheapest will do most of the blending needs, but the more expensive, the more options you have (benefits of a blender will increase with increase in cost)



Frequently Asked Questions


Is it worth having a blender?

A blender is one of the kitchen appliances that have been categorized for championing healthy living, especially in these days where healthy living is being emphasized. The benefits of a blender are way too many for it to be ignored. So yes, it is essential to have a blender.


What are the best uses of a blender?

Blenders are used to crush, mix, emulsify or purée food and other substances. They can be used to crush ice, and make pastes or liquids from solid foods.


Can you use a blender to juice?

Yes. A normal blender will make a liquid juice from fruits, but the juice will be a little thick than you would get from a juicer. For better results, very watery fruits are recommended.

Why is it important to clean to blender after using?

It is recommended to wash the blender after every use to avoid the growth of bacteria from food remains, and also to keep the blender in prime condition.


What do you put in a smoothie?

A well prepared healthy smoothie may consist of a liquid, a fruit, mostly the fibrous fruits, a veggie to give the green effect, a little plant based fat, example from the Avocado or Chia seeds and ice.


What can you not put in a blender?

Avoid putting whole foods in the blender, but chop into smaller pieces. Avoid also using boiling liquids to avoid steam explosions. Finally, avoiding over filling the blender, as this will overload it, may lead to damage and poor results.


Can I use blender to make cake

You can try mixing cake butter in a blender but the results will not be the best. This is because the blender will over mix the butter leading to gluten formation. Also, it is not very efficient for mixing flour. Cake preparation does not major among the benefits of a blender.


What is healthier juicing or blending

Juicing separates the pulps and peels from the juice of a fruit, while blending crushes the whole fruits, hence blending will give you more nutrition benefits than juicing will. This one majors when it comes to benefits of a blender.


Is blending the same as juicing

No. With Juicing, you eliminate all pulp, fiber and peels, while with blending, you crush everything together.


Do you lose nutrients when blending?

No. unlike juicing, not a single nutrient is separated from the final product, hence the benefits of the end juice are similar to the whole food

Why is green juice good for you?

Green juice is a major source of nutrients, ranging from vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals which are readily absorbed to the body once consumed.


How can blenders save energy?

Most blenders will range with a wattage of between 300W and 1000W. This is a good range in terms of power consumption, hence blenders can be categorized as low power consuming appliances.


Who invented blender

The blender was invented by a Polish-American called Stephen Poplawski in 1922.


Can you blend ice in a blender?

Yes. There are blender that come with the ice crushing technology, like the Sayonapps blenders. The best way to blend ice is to ensure the ice is in small amounts and also should be in small size as well.


What is carrot juice good for?

Carrot juice is one of the essential nutrient providers in the body, contributing vitamins A, C and K. Carrots have been said to improve human eye health, and boost the strength of the skin.


Which foods should not be eaten together?

Some good examples of foods not recommended to be eaten together include: Any two high proteins,  Banana and Milk, Milk and any Citrus fruits,  among others.


Which fruit is good for empty stomach?

The best fruits that will not give any discomfort are the fresh seasonal fruits which include Mangoes, Guavas, bananas, and Watermelons.









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Air Fryers or Deep Fryers, Which is Better in 2022?


Which one is better, an informed review

Air fryer or deep fryer? This debate has been on the rise in recent times, as most people are switching to using Air fryers to fry chips, chicken, while others choose to stick to the traditional means of using deep fryers. So, how do the two compare?

What is an Air Fryer

An air fryer is a countertop electrical device with adjustable temperature and time controls that uses convection to circulate hot air around food in order to cook it.

How Does An Air Fryer Work?

Air fryers have a compartment that holds the food that is being cooked.  The device relies on a mechanism called rapid air technology, in which a heating element within the top of the machine radiates heat downward, while a fan rapidly circulates air around the food inside to heat it evenly from all angles. The air-tight, compact design of air fryers ensures that all air is contained in the chamber and actively flows around the food, promoting the intensity and efficiency of cooking.

This mode of heat transfer is also known as convection, in which energy is distributed through the movement of a gaseous medium. Meanwhile, excess fat and residues typically drain into a compartment below the food to be discarded, greatly reducing the amount of fat ultimately consumed by the user.

What is a Deep Fryer?

A deep fryer is a type of a kitchen appliance designed to heat cooking oil  to high temperatures, used for deep frying foods such as Potato chips, french fries etc.

They can be built for home use and commercial use, the difference typically being size and features.

Comparisons between Air Fryers and Deep Fryers

Air Fryers Deep Fryers
1.   Other than frying food, it can be used to bake, dehydrate, and roast food, among other uses. Only used for Deep frying food
2.    Achieves frying by hot air circulation Achieves frying by full immersion of food into liquid hot oil.
3.   Uses very little to no oil Uses a lot of oil, so that food can be submerged in the oil.
4.   Easy clean up, as they use little to no oil Disposing large amounts of oil can be a hassle sometimes


From a health point of view

By most measures, air frying is healthier than frying in oil. It cuts calories by 70% to 80% and has a lot less fat. Heart Diseases, type 2 Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity among other health complications have been linked to deep frying food in oil.

Air frying might also cut down on some of the other harmful effects of oil frying. There is a chemical component called Acrylamide that is caused when you fry potatoes or any starchy food. This component has been linked by researchers to greater chances of getting cancer. Air frying has been shown by various studies to reduce the amount of Acrylamide in fried potatoes by 90%.

When preparing your fish using the air fryer, a substance called “Cholesterol oxidation products” (COPs) is formed. COPs form when the cholesterol in meat or fish breaks down during cooking. One way to lower the amount of COPs when you air fry fish, the study shows, is to add fresh parsley, chives, or a mixture of the two. Research shows these herbs act as antioxidants to reduce the COPs in air-fried foods.

Did you know Air frying also appears to curb the omega-3 fatty acids in fish? These are the “good fats” that can help lower blood pressure and raise “good” HDL cholesterol levels, and they may help protect the heart.


Advantages of an Air Fryer

Versatility, Energy efficiency, Cooking oil free, are some of the benefits that have been highlighted for using an air fryer, as compared to other modes of cooking like deep frying. So, what are the benefits of an Air fryer over other traditional modes of cooking.

  • Cooking With Air Fryers Promotes Weight Loss

Switching from deep-fried foods to air-fried foods and reducing regular intake of unhealthy oils can promote weight loss.

Intake of fried foods has direct links with higher obesity risk. This is because deep Fried foods contain more calories than their non-fried counterparts, so eating a lot of them can significantly increase your calorie intake. It’s not that you can’t eat fat—nutritionists recommend fat to make up 20-35% of your diet. But eating too many fried foods is an easy way to overdo it on fat, and in turn, calories.

Furthermore, studies indicate that the trans fats in fried foods may play a significant role in weight gain, as they can affect the hormones that regulate appetite and fat storage.

In fact, an observational study that reviewed the diets of 41,518 women over eight years found that increasing trans fat intake by 1% resulted in a weight gain of 1.2 pounds (0.54 kg) in normal-weight women.

Regardless of whether it’s because fried food is high in calories or trans fat, multiple observational studies have shown a positive association between its intake and obesity.

  • Air fryers are safer to use compared to Deep fryers

Deep-frying foods involves heating a large container full of scalding oil. This can pose a safety risk. They pose the risk of spilling over, overheating which may cause fires and even severe burns. While air fryers do get hot, there is no risk of spilling, splashing, or accidentally touching hot oil. People should use frying machines carefully and follow instructions to ensure safety.

  • Air fryers reduce the risk of Acrylamide Formation

Frying food in oil can cause dangerous compounds to develop, such as acrylamide. Acrylamide is caused when you fry potatoes or any starchy food. This component has been linked by researchers to greater chances of getting some cancers, including endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic, breast, and esophageal cancer. Air frying has been shown by various studies to reduce the amount of Acrylamide in fried potatoes by 90%.

Research has also suggested a link between dietary acrylamide and kidney, endometrial, or ovarian cancers, though the results are uncertain

By switching to air frying, people can reduce the risk of having acrylamide in their food.

Sayona Air Fryer/Pressure Cooker 6 ltrs capacity

What are the pros and cons of an Air fryer

Air fryers promise deep fried flavor without oil, they are easy to use, easy to clean, highly versatile and associated with healthy living. This explains their fame over the recent years.

But, like any product, they have downsides. They’re bulky, difficult to clean, and have limited cooking capacity. Here are some explained pros and cons of the Air fryers.

Pros of using an Air Fryer

  1. Crispy food

The convection-style heating surrounds food in a perforated basket or on a rack, increasing its contact with super-hot air on all sides.

Using just a touch of oil, not more than a teaspoon, will help your food crisp up. This is especially true with fried and breaded items that you’re heating up or cooking in your fryer — the oil on the outside of the food will get heated by the air, helping to cook the breaded items to a crispy golden brown.


A video of Sayona Air Fryer Crispy Potato Chips cooking



Factors To Consider To Achieve Crispy Food Effect In An Air Fryer

  • Ensure your air fryer is not too full. Air fryers need the air to circulate freely to cook the food evenly. If the air is restricted because the basket is too full, you food will be unevenly cooked and not as crispy as you want. So consider the amount being cooked.
  • Make sure the temperature being used to cook the food is correct. The temperature chart of the Air Fryer for specific recipes can help you select the right temperature. Cooking the food at too low a heat will not crisp your food.
  • The dryer the food, the crispier the results. Essentially, ‘dry’ foods deliver better results. These include foods like French fries, meats, vegetables, breaded items and frozen items.
  • Adjust the cooking to be correct. Depending on the food you are cooking, each food will require different time, so it may well be that you need to cook the items a little longer, or a little less. Again, there is a time chart to help you achieve this.


  1. Healthier meals

You can cook delicious meals in an air fryer with little to no oil. When you use oil, you only use 1 or 2 teaspoons of oil which is negligible. Once the heat runs over the oil, creates a layer over your food and any excess oil drips off the food while it cooks, collecting in the bottom of the basket. This will definitely ensure less consumption of calories and Trans fats.

There is a chemical component called Acrylamide that is caused when you fry potatoes or any starchy food. This component has been linked by researchers to greater chances of getting cancer. Air frying has been shown by various studies to reduce the amount of Acrylamide in fried potatoes by 90%.

  1. Reheats food and cooks faster

Air frying is a faster cooking method that shortens both the pre-heating time and cooking time of many foods with its rapid air circulation technology.

Compared to conventional ovens or toaster ovens, an air fryer preheats and cooks food in a fraction of the time.

Most air fryers can preheat to 400°F in five minutes or less. Compared to gas cookers and electric ovens that can take an average of 15 minutes to reach the same temperature, definitely the air fryer is serious with the time saving business.

The Air fryers are replacing ovens in this manner. If you take the Oven recipe of any food, you will be able to cook it in an air fryer at 20% less time if you reduce the temperatures by 25°F . This is the power of Air Fryers.

  1. Less clean up required compared to deep fryers

Deep fryers requires a lot of clean up. After using a deep fryer, you end up with a lot of dirty pans, grimy utensils, and a greasy coating on everything around the fryer, hence deep frying is very messy. Air fryers, on the other hand, are relatively clean. The cooking basket is completely enclosed, which eliminates splattering and all the fat, grease, and oil in your food drips down into the oil pan below. Considering you use very little oil, and air fryer baskets are made with PTFE non-stick coating or a ceramic non-stick coating to aid in easier cleanup, cleaning is almost effortless.

Cleaning an air fryer:

  • Remove the Air fryer basket.
  • Soak the air frying basket in soapy water for at least 10 minutes to dislodge oil and food scraps.
  • Use a soft bristle brush, dish washing soap to wash the basket, to avoid scratches. Allow it to air dry.
  • Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the heating element of the air fryer if any food is stuck. This place is sensitive and contains electric components, so avoid using water.
  • Use a soft cloth to dry the air frying pot.
  • When fully dry, put the basket and air fryer pan back into place.
  1. Easy to handle and use

One of the best advantages of using an Air Fryer is that it comes with a time chart, temperature chart for various recipes that are recommended to be cooked via an Air fryer. The Sayona Air fryers actually particularly provide a digital display.

For the most part, all you need to know are the temperatures and cook times for what you intend to cook.

  1. Safe to Use Compared to Deep Fryers

Deep fryers rely on using several cupful of oil, to deep the food content. This poses a risk of oil spills, burns and even causing fires, which has happened in several occasions.

Since Air fryers use minimum oil to achieve the frying effect, the danger posed is less. The all food components are fully enclosed and this reduces the risk further.

Safety tips when Using An Air fryer

  • Do not attempt to clean the air fryer until it has cooled.
  • Keep the power cord away from excess heat.
  • Read the manual before starting to operate the air fryer.
  • Never wash the air fryer lid using water, because it contains the electricity components.
  • Clean after Every use. Oil remains and food residuals can turn into carcinogens over time.
  1. Versatility

Want to cook a Main course, a dessert, a side dish or even an appetizer, the Air fryer will help you. Unlike a deep fryer, an Air fryer is an appliance for more than just air frying. Its versatility, including the Sauté function in which you can even boil your cassavas, or cook Ugali is an advantage that cannot be overlooked.

Apart from Air frying, the Air fryer can roast, bake, given that other accessories can be fitted like cake and pizza pans, for various recipes..

Here are a few examples of what you can cook in an air fryer:

  • Roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Cookies
  • Egg rolls
  • French fries
  • Frozen, breaded, or battered foods
  • Lava cakes
  • Homemade chips
  • Hard-cooked eggs
  • Chicken breasts or parts
  • Burgers and Patties.

The video below shows a Sayona Air fryer being used to cook Chicken


Sayona Air Fryer/Pressure Cooker Recipe Chart

function Default time Manual Time Setting Default Temperature Default Setting
chips 15 mins 1 to 60 mins 200 80 to 200
Fish 15 mins 1 to 60 mins 160 80 to 200
Hamburger 13 mins 1 to 60 mins 185 80 to 200
Pizza 15 mins 1 to 60 mins 185 80 to 200
Beef Steak 25 mins 1 to 60 mins 175 80 to 200
Chicken Leg 22 mins 1 to 60 mins 200 80 to 200
Bake 30 mins 1 to 60 mins 160 80 to 200
Chicken 40 mins 1 to 60 mins 180 80 to 200
Dehydrate 2 hours 1 to 12 hrs 80 40 to 90
Broil 10 mins 1 to 30 mins 160 N/A
Corn 15 mins 1 to 60 mins 180 80 to 200
Defrost 5 mins 1 to 60 mins 50 N/A
  1. Doesn’t take up much space

The air fryers are fairly small to medium size, and even the biggest will still not dominate your kitchen space. Most air fryers are only the size of a small oven or a coffee machine. This is an essential feature considering a kitchen should be as open and spacious as possible, to avoid accidents and other complications.

Cons of using Air Fryers

  1. Difficult to store under cabinets and small spaces.

This is majorly because most of them are tall, especially when including the air frying top. But this should only be a problem to a person who plans to use the air fryer once in a while. For most people, thanks to its versatility, you can leave the Air Fryer on the Counter top as you can regularly use it to cook various foods. It does not occupy much space of your counter.

  1. Too small for large families 

Air fryers are relatively small, but not as small as you would dim concerning. You can find air fryers that can cook a meal of one person up to a meal of 6 or 7 people, which is a whole household. I would recommend the Sayona Air fryer/pressure cooker, which has a considerable capacity to cook for several people.

Sayona Air fryer pot has a diameter of 9 inches, and a capacity of 6 Liters, considerable for a good amount of food.

  1. Wasted food

The versatility of the Air Fryer gives you a chance to try out different kinds of food recipes not even included in the recipe menu. In this manner, as you try out the different menus, it is always a trial and error, until you get it right. Once in a while you experience very dry food, overcooked or sometimes burnt food until you are able to completely get it. This is normal.

  1. Short power cable

Most power cables from many Air fryers will require your Air fryer to be close enough to the power source. Again they are not as short to the point of concern. For instance I have tested the Sayona Air fryer, and the Power cord is long enough for convenient cooking, over one meter long.


Air Fryers vs Deep Fryers Time

Most air fryers can preheat to 200 degrees in five minutes or less. Compared to gas cookers and electric ovens that can take an average of 15 minutes to reach the same temperature, definitely the air fryer is serious with the time saving business.

The Air fryers are replacing ovens in this manner. If you take the Oven recipe of any food, you will be able to cook it in an air fryer at 20% less time if you reduce the temperatures by 25°F. This is the power of Air Fryers.

The cooking time for the deep fryer is however a bit more faster compared to air fryer. This is expected as when food is dipped directly in hot oil, the oil will penetrate faster compared to the air fryer that depends on penetration of the hot air. The difference is however negligible, and not one to raise a concern. The following is a time chart for various Sayona Air Fryer recipes.

Sayona Air Fryer Cooking Time Chart

Function Default Time
chips 15 mins
Fish 15 mins
Hamburger 13 mins
Pizza 15 mins
Beef Steak 25 mins
Chicken Leg 22 mins
Bake 30 mins
Chicken 40 mins
Dehydrate 2 hours
Broil 10 mins
Corn 15 mins
Defrost 5 mins


 Air Fryers and Power Consumption

Does the air fryer consume a lot of electricity? The answer is a clear no. We did a case study using the Sayona Air Fryer in collaboration with the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, from the study, if you cooked for an average of 32 mins, the air fryer/Pressure cooker will consume 0.32Kwh of power which translates to ksh. 6 according to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) rates.

A full meal made via pressure cooker used 0.42 kWh which cost 10 ksh. cooking for 1hr for more than 1 meal



Air Fryers and Radiation

Unlike Microwaves, Air fryers do not produce radiations, but only uses radiated heat, which is different from radiation. Even with microwaves that produce electromotive force radiation (EMF), neither of the two is a radioactive kind of radiation, hence not harmful to your food.

Air fryers only rely on circulating hot air over the food in its chambers as quickly as possible. This process causes the outside of the food to dry out extremely quick and creates a crispy coating.

Hence, Air fryers have not been associated with causing cancer and are completely safe to cook with.


Air Fryers Vs Deep Fryers Taste

The most amazing thing about the taste of the Air fryer is the ability to bring out the crispiness and crunchiness that is so unique cannot be compared.

Deep fryers also give their unique taste that is so unique because of being dipped in oil. Hence each of them has their unique manner.

While they didn’t have that deep-fried crisp, the fries were still very crunchy when finished cooking in the air fryer.



In a world where health has become a big concern, scientists, nutritionists and product developers have spent countless hours of research to develop the best strategies to cub this. Consumption of deep fried food has been associated with heart diseases, diabetes and obesity among other problems. The air fryer allows you to cook oil free, avoiding all the risk.

If your highest priority in your food intake is just good taste, regardless, then you would prefer to buy a deep fryer.

If you are concerned with both taste, health benefits, and also a device that can do more than just fry food, you can consider buying an Air Fryer.

I would recommend the sayonapps Air fryer/Pressure cooker which I have personally tested and proven.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is better an air fryer or a deep fryer?

Air fryers are much better especially when it comes to health matters. They cook with very little oil, one or two teaspoons, compared to deep fryers that immerse.

Can an air fryer replace a deep fryer?

Not 100%, the two devices have a unique outcome. The taste of deep fried food and the crispiness of air fried food are unique in their own way.

Does air frying taste as good as air frying

The Air Fried food has the taste of crispy oven food, which is good and unique. It is hence not comparable to the deep fried food.

Is Air fryer cancerous

No. cancer is mostly caused by radioactive radiations used when cooking food, which the Air fryer does not use. The Air fryer relies on heated air that is circulated quickly over the food.

Are air fryers overrated

No. The Air fryers have over the time been replacing the deep fryers for health benefits, and also its versatility makes it to be loved by many.

Do air fried French fries taste good

Yes. The taste is delicious. The chips get the crispy taste out of the hot air creating a layer on the chips with the sprayed oil on them.

Can you air fry an egg

Yes. The temperature of the hot air should be set at 132 degrees for 17 minutes is a sufficient time for the egg(s) to be fully cooked.

Can aluminum foil go in an air fryer?

Yes. Unlike Microwaves, you can wrap food will aluminum foils and cook in an air fryer, just make sure you poke holes on it. Avoid also wrapping acidic food as acidic food react with aluminum in hot temperatures, like tomatoes or citrus.

How long do chips take in an Air Fryer?

When cooking at a temperature of 200 degrees, the time 15 to 17 minutes and they will be well cooked.


Sayona Air Fryer/Pressure Cooker Recipe Chart

function Default time Manual Time Setting Default Temperature Default Setting
chips 15 mins 1 to 60 mins 200 80 to 200


Why do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

To achieve the crispy crust on the chips, the water in the potato should not evaporate in totality. To achieve this, even when evaporation occurs due to air frying, still water is left in the potatoes hence achieving the crispy effect.

What should you not cook in an air fryer

Any food with wet batter, broccoli, any delicate greens, raw rice, popcorns, burgers and cheese are some of the popular foods you should never cook in an air fryer.