Accessible Air Fryer for Blind & DeafBlind

By Daniel Hawkins: Complete Post through this link…

One of the first steps to becoming independent is learning how to cook for yourself. During the pandemic I learned how to slow cook and smoke meat. I had so much fun with it and enjoyed eating my creations and sharing with family and friends, I decided to look into other avenues of meal creations.

One thing I love is homemade hand cut French fries. I do have a $25 deep frier I have been using for years. But like everyone who uses these, it can get messy, and you have to replace the cooking oil. I never did enjoy replacing the oil and the mess to clean up. So, I started researching on what some have told me to use an air fryer to cook French fries. I found out it is healthier and does not use much oil. Very easy to use and clean up. As you have guessed, I invested in an air fryer.

I did my research as a Blind person and read comments of others on the accessibility of air fryers. You can buy an analog fryer that just has two knobs, one for the temperature and the other one is the timer. But I wanted the best of the best! So, I found the Cosori Pro 3 which uses dual blade heating technology. What this means, most air fryers only have one heating element which is usually at the top. It will then have a fan that circulates the hot air around. In this case it can heat up very quickly and make your food crispy quickly. However, you will have to halfway through the cooking to pull it out and flip what food you are cooking. With the dual heating element, there is one at the top, and another one at the bottom. No need to flip your food halfway through.

Haha, I know I am lazy at this. This Cosori air fryer was perfect on my counter. It has a big basket with a handle, sort of like a big jug you pull out. There is a touchscreen at the top front part of the device. The touchscreen is one of those you do have to put pressure on to activate a button, not one of those super sensitive screens that just a slight touch will randomly activate itself.

However, I chose this unit due to its smart capabilities. You can connect to a free app called Vesync on your smartphone, which I used an iPhone for. Or, you have the ability to use your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to control the air fryer.

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