air frying vs deep frying side by side comparison

Air Frying versus Deep Frying – Side by Side Comparison

Air Frying versus Deep Frying – the Health, Finished Product, Environment, Energy, Safety, and Cost Side by Side Comparison

Hi Everyone, Yes Nkwa Dua is the inventor of Ghana Fries. Everyone loves them, but I bet you didn’t know that they are not deep-fried. Do you want to know why? Here’s more info. If you want some Ghana fries to eat while you read this blog, click here to order Nkwa Dua’s Ghana Fries.

If you want to understand a side-by-side comparison of air frying versus deep frying, I’m going to share everything you wanted to know. I’ll compare which is more beneficial for health, energy costs, food costs, food taste/texture, and safety.

What is Air Frying

Air frying is a relatively new cooking technique that has recently gained popularity.
Restaurants frequently employ it to prepare their food because it is a healthier alternative to deep frying.
French fries are one of the foods that are most frequently air-fried.
Let’s discuss why Nkwa Dua prefers shallow fry or air fry foods like fries rather than deep fry.

Air Frying versus Deep Frying – Health Comparison

First off, frying in the air is healthier than deep frying.
To deep-fry, you submerge food in scalding oil, which can boost the item’s calorie and fat content.
The dish may also absorb too much oil from the hot oil, turning it greasy and unhealthy.


Air Frying versus Deep Frying – Oil use ingredient costs Comparison

Contrastingly, air frying uses hot air to cook the food rather than just oil, which consumes less oil overall. As a result, the food is less oily and has a lower calorie and fat content. Air frying appeals to the health-conscious since it enables you to indulge in your favorite cuisine without jeopardizing their well-being.

Air Frying Versus Deep Frying – Taste Texture Comparison

Second, air frying can make french fries’ texture better. Deep-fried fries can be highly crispy on the outside yet soggy on the inside. This happens due to the high oil temperature, which causes the fries’ exterior to cook more quickly than their interior. In contrast, air frying cooks the fries using hot air, resulting in a more uniform texture.

The fries are more satisfying to eat since they have a crispy exterior and a soft interior.

Our fries now have a better texture than our competition, which is a big plus for us.

Air Frying versus Deep Frying – Environmental Impact and Carbon Footprint  Comparison

Thirdly, air frying is less harmful to the environment than deep frying. You need large amounts of oil for deep frying, and if you do not dispose of the oil appropriately, it can be wasteful. It is necessary to dispose of used oil in a method that doesn’t hurt the environment, such as recycling it or taking it to a facility that turns waste into energy. On the other hand, air frying uses little to no oil, reducing discarded waste.  Reducing our carbon footprint is a huge bonus for those who care about the environment.

Air Frying versus Deep Frying – Energy Costs Comparison

If you are now considering getting an air fryer, great! A fourth great reason to air fry is that the long-term costs may be lower with air frying than deep frying.

Even while they can cost more than deep fryers, air fryers often use less energy.

Compared to deep fryers, air fryers take less energy to heat up because hot air cooks the food.
Our food service chose to employ air fryers, and we have seen a reduction in energy costs as a result.

Also, air fryers use less oil than deep fryers, which may result in lower oil expenditures over time.

So again, while an air fryer may initially cost more than a deep fryer, the long-term cost savings make it an investment advantageous for your family’s wallet and health.

Air Frying versus Deep Frying – Personal Safety Comparison

Finally, frying food in the air can be a safer cooking technique than deep frying. If the hot oil for deep frying splashes, pops, or spills, it can cause severe third-degree burn injuries. As a food service, air frying is safer to protect our people. You may choose the same thing for your home. If you get injured while cooking alone, it may be difficult to get help. But if you are cooking with others there could be a greater chance of a bump or mishap causing an accident involving the hot oil. If you use an air fryer at home it’s also a safer solution.


In conclusion, if you are deciding whether to try air frying now, you know it can be safer for your family, healthier, better for the environment, use 99% less oil, and improve texture and taste—hooray for easy decisions.

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Nkwa Dua Ghana Fries with cheese