The most common misconception about air fryers is that their sole purpose is to churn out healthier, oil-free versions of junk-food favorites like French fries and chicken wings. Though this is partially true, these nifty countertop appliances are capable of so much more. Depending on the model, an air fryer can also roast meat, imbuing chicken, sausage, and steak with a delectably crispy exterior. It can function as both broiler and grill, should you need to crisp the tops of, say, BBQ ribs or cheese toast. Heck, the right air fryer can even bake breads, brownies, and cakes. All this to say: These fast-cooking marvels are a blessed addition to any kitchen, especially during warmer months when you don’t want to turn on your oven or stove.