I almost hate to admit this, but one Sunday afternoon a couple of weeks ago I was bored and flipping through the tv channels when I stopped to watch QVC for a bit. It happened to be the In the Kitchen With David segment and featured a guest promoting his Copper Chef, Copper Crispers. They are touted as air fryers, put food on them and Air-Crisp Technology allows heated air to pass through & circulate around all 360 degrees of the food with no turning and no burning. I was rather intrigued by how those copper pans were used and after a while decided to buy them.
Don't judge me.
They had a special deal going whereby if you purchased that day you'd get two sets. One had a basket for cooking things like french fries or vegetables or fried chicken etc. The other basket had slots or channels that could be used for bacon or meatballs etc. Each had a copper tray to hold the baskets.
I thought I was getting one of each type, but when they arrived, imagine my surprise when I actually received two of each kind. Our daughter happened to be home for a few days when the box came and she laughed and laughed that I did this. But, hang on. The first thing I tried was meatballs for meatball sandwiches and wow, they turned out fantastic. No turning to brown each side, the pans really did brown all around with nothing for me to do.
Last night I used the flat basket and roasted a whole chicken. It turned out very well, although I could have done with a slightly smaller chicken. You can do hotdogs, brats, meatballs, etc in the slotted pan, I love that. They clean up easily too.
Here is a picture of my meatballs.