How To Make the Perfect Roast

Published On: December 20, 2023

As Christmas day draws near, the anticipation of preparing that big roast may be on your mind. Luckily, both the Instant Vortex Air Fryer Oven and the Instant Vortex Versazone Air Fryer simplify cooking for a crowd. Here’s a guide to achieving the most flawless roast in either appliance.

Cooking Techniques: Air Fryer Oven vs Versazone

The 13L Air Fryer Oven boasts two trays, ideal for separate cooking—roasties on one and meat or veggies on the other. This setup can allow flavourful juices from the top tray to drip down and enhance crispiness.

Alternatively, the adaptable Versazone provides two separate cooking baskets for meat and veggies or can convert into a single XXL 8.5L drawer, ideal for crafting a one-tray roast. Simply arrange your seasoned meat amidst an array of potatoes, carrots, or your preferred vegetables to elevate both flavour and presentation.

Creating the Perfect Roast Chicken

For that sought-after crispy chicken skin, ensure the chicken is thoroughly patted dry before cooking. While it cooks, collect the tasty juices in a tray— they’re perfect for your gravy.

When using the Air Fryer Oven’s rotisserie, season the chicken after it’s securely tied onto the spit. And here’s a tip: soak the kitchen twine beforehand to prevent any burning.

Remember, the rotisserie function isn’t limited to chicken alone— you can cook various types of meats to perfection!

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Find the recipe here.

Cooking Times

Take note of your meat’s size and adjust the cooking time accordingly. Generally, a whole chicken requires approximately 12-15 minutes per 500g in an Air Fryer. However, accuracy is key—always confirm the internal temperature reaches a safe 75°C using a meat thermometer.

Whether you opt for the Instant Air Fryer Oven or the Versazone Air Fryer, both will simplify the process of crafting a delightful Christmas roast. With these tips in hand, creating a stress-free and delicious meal becomes effortless, ensuring a feast that’s sure to please the crowd. Here’s to a successful and tasty Christmas dinner!