Air Fryer Cooking

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Air fryer cooking is the latest trend in healthy cooking. Air fryers are an excellent way to cook because they use little-to-no oil and do not produce the grease that is common with deep frying.

This makes air fryer cooking perfect for those who want to keep their diets light or avoid dishes that will leave them feeling heavy after eating.

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your air frying journey today!

If you’re new to using an air fryer, here are some helpful tips on how to use it:

close up of air fryer cooking crispy fries in the basket.

Air Fryer Cooking Tips

  1. You do not need to use oil when air frying, but using a bit of cooking spray will prevent sticking and crisp up your food a bit more.
  2. You can cook frozen foods in an air fryer! Just make sure that they reach the proper temperature to avoid food born illnesses.
  3. Do not overcrowd your air fryer. This will result in undercooked food that isn’t as crisp or flavorful as it should be.
  4. Try using parchment paper or foil when air frying to prevent sticking and make clean-up easy peasy.
  5. Use pothoders when handling your air fryer basket after cooking and use tongs or other utensils to serve the food and is will be hot and you do not want to burn your hands.
  6. Watch the cooking times for your favorite air fried foods and make note of the perfect time and temperature to make them so you have a nice cheat sheet handy for the next time.
  7. If you have a small air fryer, or prefer to cook smaller meals, cut your food into uniform pieces so they all cook at the same rate.
  8. Air fried foods are more delicate than traditionally deep fried foods so be gentle when removing from the basket of the air fryer and flip them over as little as possible while cooking.
  9. Airtight containers work great for storing extra servings of air fried foods in the fridge or freezer for meal prep. Just remove from freezer and reheat in the air fryer for a quick meal anytime!
  10. Experiment with your favorite spices on your favorite foods to create fun flavor combinations that will make healthy eating easy and enjoyable!
close of view of air fryer cooking crispy chicken in the basket.

Air Fryer Cleaning Tips

  1. The best way to clean the air fryer is with a dishcloth and warm soapy water. However, most air fryer baskets are also top-rack dishwasher safe.
  2. Make sure to clean your air fryer basket after each use to avoid food contamination.
  3. Use a damp rag to wipe clean the outside and inside of your air fryer, being careful not to get the electrical components wet.
  4. Do not submerge the entire air fryer in water or put in the dishwasher as this can be dangerous.
  5. Make sure that you air fryer is unplugged and that all surfaces are cool before cleaning and never spray cleaner on hot surfaces.

Air Fryer Recipes