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Forget the pie maker – the $69 Kmart air fryer is the new must-have gadget

Kmart fans are used to the hype surrounding an array of the retailer’s cheap electronics.

Just last week the internet went into a state of meltdown over the $29 pie maker, which was being used for everything from pancakes to scones and morning scrambled eggs.

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But it’s the $69 air fryer that’s making waves today – the item so popular it’s very rarely in stock.

It’s the $69 air fryer that’s making waves today – the item so popular it’s very rarely in stock

But it's the $69 air fryer that's making waves today: the item so popular it's very rarely in stock (pictured are some of the meals you can make)

But it’s the $69 air fryer that’s making waves today: the item so popular it’s very rarely in stock (pictured are some of the meals you can make)

With a 3.2 litre depth, removable frying basket, overheat protection and adjustable temperature up to 200 degrees, the air fryer is fast becoming the easy and healthier way to cook pork, chicken, chips, nuggets and bacon. 

What sets the air fryer apart is its reasonable price point, with Tefal’s version costing $503 and Phillips at $499. 

Members of the Kmart Mum Australia group have been posting about the product for months, sharing delicious photos of crackling and crunchy chips. 

What sets the air fryer apart is its reasonable price point, with Tefal's version costing $503 and Phillips at $499

What sets the air fryer apart is its reasonable price point, with Tefal’s version costing $503 and Phillips at $499

One woman said it didn't 'dry out' her meat and 'did wonders with her roast pork' while another added its 'a new gadget to make life easier'

One woman said it didn’t ‘dry out’ her meat and ‘did wonders with her roast pork’ while another added its ‘a new gadget to make life easier’

People are suggesting cooking with the air fryer actually makes the food 'taste better' than if you had replicated the process in the oven

People are suggesting cooking with the air fryer actually makes the food ‘taste better’ than if you had replicated the process in the oven

How does an air fryer work? 

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top.

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food ‘crispy’ – without the fat content from oil.

One woman said it didn’t ‘dry out’ her meat and ‘did wonders with her roast pork’ while another added its ‘a new gadget to make life easier.’

But you have to be rather stealthy in finding one.

A mother of the group shared an image of her cooked chicken drumsticks and chips with the caption: ‘So I decided to give this air fryer thing everyone is raving about a whirl. Got my hands on one and could feel the stares of others wondering how I managed to get one as I made my way to the check out.’

People are suggesting cooking with the air fryer actually makes the food ‘taste better’ than if you had replicated the process in the oven. 

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top.

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top

These kitchen tools are appropriately named because they work by circulating hot air around the food inside, much like hot oil surrounds food to cook it all the way through on a stove top

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food 'crispy' - without the fat content from oil

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food ‘crispy’ – without the fat content from oil

On the Kyle and Jackie O show they discussed the latest Kmart phase to hit Australia and even spoke to a caller who was 'in love' with her fryer

On the Kyle and Jackie O show they discussed the latest Kmart phase to hit Australia and even spoke to a caller who was ‘in love’ with her fryer

Where ovens may be better for toasting, broiling and roasting, the air fryer is predominantly used to make food ‘crispy’ – without the fat content from oil.

On the Kyle and Jackie O show they discussed the latest Kmart phase to hit Australia and even spoke to a caller who was ‘in love’ with her fryer.

That sentiment tends to be spreading far and wide, with the only complaints online being from people unsure how to use it properly. 

That sentiment tends to be spreading far and wide, with the only complaints online being from people unsure how to use it properly

That sentiment tends to be spreading far and wide, with the only complaints online being from people unsure how to use it properly



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