- What shouldn’t you put in an air fryer?
Because the air fryer will be blowing hot air around the cooking cavity, you want to ensure any food that is light in weight or that is at risk of being blown around the cavity should be avoided. Also avoid any wet batters because the air flow will blow the batter off the food and all around the cavity.
- Can I use aluminium foil or baking paper in the air fryer?
As a general rule, you can use both on the bottom of the air fryer if the basket sits on top. Using aluminium foil or baking paper in the basket technically can be done as long as it’s weighed down by the food however it’s not recommended because an air fryer works by providing a constant air flow around the cooking cavity and if you have it blocked by something like aluminium foil, or baking paper, the foods will be cooked less even, or even cook slower.
- Should I shake the basket while cooking?
Yes. Foods might stick to the basket if you don’t shake it while cooking. Also, if you overlap foods, you need to shake the contents of the basket often to ensure the food is evenly cooked.
- What are the benefits of using an air fryer?
It’s a healthier form of cooking as an air fryer requires no oil to cook a food. It uses the oil that’s already in the food. In some cases though, you might need to add a teaspoon of oil, but even if that’s the case, the excess would drip off the food and generally offer a huge health benefit over cooking in a bucket of oil.
- Can I put liquid in an air fryer?
The amount is what should be the issue at hand. If you just marinated your chicken or fish, these spicy juices shouldn’t be an issue. It is actually advised that one should add water regularly when cooking. So yes you can, just be cautious with the amount.
- How do I clean my air fryer?
Soak the basket and removable bucket in warm soapy water for around 10 minutes before trying to clean it. Don’t use any scouring pads that scratch because the air fryer bucket is non stick and a scouring pad will in some cases peel off the non stick coating.