Can I air fry wet battered ingredients?
Yes, but use the proper breading technique. It is important to coat foods first with flour, then with egg, and then with bread crumbs. Be sure to press the bread crumbs onto the food with your hands. Because the air fryer has a powerful fan as part of its mechanism, breading can sometimes be blown off. Pressing the bread crumbs firmly on will help them adhere.
Can I cook bacon in the air fryer?
Yes, you can cook bacon in the air fryer. Cut 4 strips of bacon in half and place in the air fryer basket. Set the temperature for 350° for 8–10 minutes.
Can I pull out the basket to check on food while the unit is cooking?
Yes, we recommend checking on your food regularly throughout cooking. Simply pull out the basket and shake or toss your food with silicone-tipped tongs. When you are done, slide the basket back into place to continue cooking to your desired level of browning or crispiness. Please note that the timer will continue to run while the basket is removed. To pause the unit, press the START/PAUSE button.
Can I use parchment paper and aluminum foil in the basket?
Yes, it is safe to use parchment paper and aluminum foil in the basket.
Do I have to shake the basket while cooking?
Yes, for consistent browning and crispiness, we recommend frequently checking on and shaking or tossing your food with silicone-tipped tongs.
Do I need to use oil when air frying?
Oil is not required, but it is recommended in some recipes and with some ingredients.
For best results with fresh vegetables, use at least 1 tablespoon of oil. Add a little more to achieve that perfect level of crisp.
For more even browning when using oil, use an oil spritzer to evenly coat ingredients.
Do I need to defrost frozen foods before air frying?
This depends on the type of food. Follow the instructions on the food's packaging.
Do I need to preheat the unit?
For best results, we recommend preheating the unit before adding ingredients. To preheat, add an additional 3 minutes to the cook time and allow the unit to come up to temperature before adding ingredients.
Does the unit pause when I pull out the basket?
No. If you simply pull the basket out of the unit, the timer will continue to count down and the fan will continue to run. To pause the unit, press the START/PAUSE button.
When should I use the crisper plate?
Use the crisper plate when you want food to come out crispy. The crisper plate elevates ingredients so hot air can flow under and around them for evenly crisp results.
How do I set the cook time and temperature?
To set the cook time, use the Time up and down arrows on the right side of the digital display. To set the cook temperature, use the Temp up and down arrows on the left side of the digital display.
You can adjust the time and temperature at any time throughout cooking with the respective up and down arrows.
What are the timer's increments?
The timer's increments vary depending on the cook function:
Air Fry: 1-minute increments up to 1 hour.
Roast: 1-minute increments for the first hour, followed by 5-minute increments for the next 3 hours.
Dehydrate: 15-minute increments up to 12 hours.
Reheat: 1-minute increments up to 1 hour.