How to Use an Air Fryer, A Beginner's Guide

Are you new to air fryers or worried about how to use an air fryer? There is no reason to worry!

In this article, we will tell you how to use air fryers, which foods you can cook in air fryers, how to clean air fryers and different techniques of using air fryers. Hopefully, our nifty guide will make you love using an air fryer!

Air fryers are filled with hot air, which makes them a great cooking tool. These are basically small but powerful ovens. These ovens use air to heat food, while deep fryers use oil to heat food.

Air fryers do not cook in the same way as deep fryers. These cook using much less oil than deep fryers. As a result, air fryers are less dirty than deep fryers and food is healthier.

How to Use an Air Fryer, A Beginner's Guide

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Before First Use

Setting Up

Test Run of the Air fryer

You should test the air fryer at least once before using it for cooking. This will help you to get familiar with the different functions of your air fryer and verify whether it is working properly. We can test the air fryer as follows:

Tips for The Air Fryer Basket

How to Use Your Air fryer

In this section, we will describe to you step-by-step how you can use an air fryer. There are some things to keep in mind before using an air fryer.

Do not place anything on top of the air fryer as it will obstruct the airflow. This may cause the food to not cook perfectly.

Also, keep in mind that an air fryer is not a deep fryer. So, you do not need extra oil while cooking in an air fryer. In fact, extra fatty food should not be cooked in an air fryer.

At the end of cooking, carefully remove the basket. Be mindful of the hot steam released. Always make sure to remove the basket from the air fryer by placing it on a stable and heat-resistant surface.

Step-by-step instruction

Why we love using an air fryer

The air fryer is like a convection oven. They are small in size, but very effective in cooking food. Apart from frying food, you can also roast, broil and bake food items. However, you cannot use it to make deep-fried food.

This is because deep-frying requires a lot of oil to make food. The air fryer only uses a very small amount of oil to cook. As a result, deep-fried food cannot be prepared in the air fryer.

Go forth and make yourself some fries with guacamole in your new air fryer!


Are you craving more delicious fried food? Check out our Korean cheese corn dog recipe that you can make at home using an air fryer.

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