Hottest kitchen appliance gifts for Christmas 2018 tested by Taste Buds

Putting an air fryer, Instant Pot and Ninja Foodi to the test

Hottest kitchen appliance gifts for Christmas 2018 tested by Taste Buds
The Taste Buds are testing the combination pressure cooker and air fryer is hot on holiday wish lists this year.

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Hottest kitchen appliance gifts for Christmas 2018 tested by Taste Buds

Ever get sucked in to an infomercial, or wish you had a chance to “try it before you buy it?” The Taste Buds are taking care of it for you.

This week, the trio of hosts will be testing three kitchen appliances that are hot on many people’s wish lists this holiday season.

Chef David Kocab, Chef de Cuisine at The Black Pig, was curious about air fryers, so he tried several recipes with an air fryer from GoWise USA, to see how it performs.

Chef Matt Mytro, Chef/Partner at Flour, was eager to see what the Instant Pot could do. He was excited to try some family favorites, like chili, to see if the pressure cooker would speed up the process. He also wanted to try some outside the box options that the pressure cooker is capable of, like yogurt.

And Jen Picciano, of Cleveland Cooks, took the brand new Ninja Foodi for a test spin. It’s a combination pressure cooker and air fryer that boasts “Tender Crisp” technology. This unit promised to cook a protein, starch and side all in one device, and finished all at the same time.

Tune in to Taste Buds this Tuesday at 10 a.m. to see what the Taste Buds think about these devices, and watch them demonstrate recipes live to see if these products live up to the hype. Catch the show on Cleveland 19 News app, website or Facebook Live, plus on Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

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