Making space on the counter


My husband and I had Sunday dinner at his brother’s. As I was trying to help my sister-in-law in the kitchen, I noticed her air fryer. I have been wanting one of these for some time, but my kitchen is tiny. I don’t have enough counter space for one more small appliance.

I didn’t notice the brand of fryer, but it looked similar to the Ninja above.


This Black & Decker toaster/convection oven  is what I am currently using. We got this as a replacement, or so we thought, for one we had for many years. This new one, however, is a dud. Try though I may, I cannot figure out what settings to use to produce items that are properly toasted or heated without being burnt.The interior is also much smaller than the one we had before. I used to be able to fit a standard cookie sheet inside. No longer. What fits in this one is a 12 inch pizza pan. Who bakes anything, except actual pizza, on a round pan?

I’m going to call my sister-in-law to find out what air fryer she actually has. She told me she loves it. In the meantime, I’d love some recommendations. Do you have an air fryer? What brand is it? Do I need to ditch the toaster oven?