Within the first couple weeks, I was using the air fryer at least three times a week to do something. At first it was a lot of reheating leftovers like a slice of pizza or french fries. Then I was putting anything frozen that would normally get put in the oven like fish sticks or chicken nuggets. But where it really started to shine was when I'd slice up potatoes into fries or cubes and cook them until they were nice and golden brown. I was using it so often that I decided it needed a full time spot on the counter. Since we don't use our four-slot toaster but maybe once a week, I just swapped their places.
My favorite thing about the airfryer is that it cooked food more evenly and in a much quicker time. Because of its size, it heated up significantly faster than a standard oven. The air part of the fryer basically makes an airfryer a mini convection oven. The fan blows air past the heating element, which then circles around the food for a even distribution of heat and fat to crisp the food up.
See my post about that and why it's still right but know that the airfyer basically mirrors them in a shorted amount of time. I also made a bunch of other things that turned out really great including: baked potatoes, chicken wings, and biscuit donuts.
The silver lining in my free airfryer breaking is that I know I really want one because I'll use it. It also showed me that I don't want one that has the closed basket where you can't see how everything inside is doing. You have to do that anyway to toss or flip the contents to get even cooking, but with the now broken airfryer...RIP...I had to open it semi often to check, which turns it off and cools it down. Just like if you were to keep opening your oven's door. They make glass faced ones now and I believe that's what we're going to go with next time.