Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer: for much more than French fries
PVS $ 110.00
“I thought that an appliance could not change my life, but the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer has done it”
Clean and minimalist design
Compatible with the Google Assistant
Some foods require more than one batch of cooking
My skepticism towards air fryers came to an end. Although until now I had a fairly basic concept about these types of products (such as that they only serve to make fries or batters), the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer It made me completely change my mind.
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I have tested this Xiaomi smart device and I am going to tell you all about it. From its design, functions and even how I made delicious cheesecakes with it.
A very Xiaomi design
One of the features that least encouraged me to buy this product (plus I had no idea that they could be so versatile) was the design. They are generally ugly and quite crude. Likewise, most of the ones we find on the market are black, one that I personally find very dirty, especially if we talk about having it in a kitchen.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer is the complete opposite of what I just mentioned. It is white, bright and with a minimalist design in which we barely find an almost invisible on / off button and a tactile dial in the center.
At the back is the hot air outlet and at the base there are several slots through which air enters. The container in which we introduce the food has a handle to remove it very convenient to use and a total capacity of 3.5 liters. In my case, this capacity is more than enough, because at home there are only two people, but in a household with more members it may be a bit short.
The dimensions are also another of its strengths. At 13 “x 10” x 12 “it takes up hardly any space in the kitchen and is more than enough to cook two servings of food (like French fries for two, of course).
Xiaomi makes it very easy to connect your devices with our mobile. To do this, you only need to have the My Smart Home app (in my case I already had it because I have more of the brand’s devices connected at home).
Once you have the app downloaded to your phone, it is very easy to connect the air fryer. You just have to plug it into the power and reset your WiFi from the settings that are among the options offered by the dial. Then you just have to enter the credentials of your network for the connection to be established.
From this moment you can use the app to program, start or turn off the fryer from your phone. In addition, you will find different preset recipes with temperatures and times, but you can also enter the ones you want. It has compatibility with Google Assistant, so you can ask it to do some things without having to use your hands (perfect if we are cooking and have them stained).
Operation and cleaning
Using this appliance is simple and very safe. We only have to introduce the food in the basket and select the program depending on what it is (fish, meat, fruit …), or manually add the temperature and cooking time that we want.
The base is non-stick, but it is advisable to put baking paper or aluminum foil on it to prevent it from getting dirty and keep it better for longer. In general, all foods are cooked in a single batch, although some dishes such as empanadas or cookies require that we put them more than once so that they are not raw.
What surprised me the most is, as I said above, its versatility. Since I got home I have not turned on the oven again (in addition to the electrical consumption of the air fryer is much better than this one), since I have been able to do everything in it. When I say everything, it is everything.
We cook fish, vegetables, Spanish tortillas, tortilla chips, empanadas, popcorn and even some cheese tarts that were to die for. I still have a lot to experiment with, but among the 100 predetermined recipes offered by the Xiaomi app, we even find yogurt.
In general, most recipes — day-to-day recipes — only require that we process the food well (clean, cut and season it) before putting it in the fryer basket.
In addition, it has a two-level cooking rack, ideal for some foods that can be cooked without putting one on top of the other. Although the bottom is less cooked than the top, it is a good option for faster cooking in some cases.
Finally, the device has a sound system that alerts us when we have to remove the products from the basket so that they finish being better or in case we need to preheat it, it tells us with several beeps that it is ready.
This product is perfect for many types of people. From those who are very lazy in the kitchen to those who want to innovate. It is also perfect for those who want to get one of these products without having to spend too much money, since its price is only 99 euros ($ 110 dollars at current exchange rates).
In conclusion, I thought that an appliance could not change my life, but the Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Fryer has.