Air Fryer 2 FAQ's
How does an air fryer work?
An air fryer uses a convection mechanism with a powerful fan to circulate hot air around food inside the fryer basket for quicker, crispier and healthier result.
Is air frying a healthier option than deep frying?
Yes. Air frying uses less oil which makes it a healthier alternative to deep frying. Since less oil is used, it reduces cholesterol and fats thus becoming a healthier option for all your favourite fried food.
Do I need to use oil when air frying?
In air frying, oil is not necessarily required but a specific amount can be recommended for some recipes to ensure best result. Spray oil works best as the oil is distributed evenly and less is needed. Canola, olive, avocado, coconut, grapeseed, peanut and vegetable oil work well.
What is the air fryer basket made of?
The air fryer basket is made of aluminum with non-stick coating. It is PFOA-free, BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
Is preheating the air fryer required?
If a certain recipe requires preheating or when cooking meats that benefit from an initial hot sear, use the built-in Preheat function. You won’t find a preheating option in many other air fryers. Preheating visibly improves food texture and takes 2 to 5 minutes! That certainly beats the time consuming preheating of traditional ovens.
How do I turn off the air fryer?
To turn the air fryer OFF at any time, simply press and hold the white POWER button.
How do I get rid of excessive smoke when cooking high fat foods?
When cooking high fat foods such as chicken, sausages and meats, it is necessary to empty fat from the frying basket between batches. Excessive oil/fat drippings deposited on the fryer basket generates excess smoke and must be poured out.
Can I cook breaded foods in the air fryer?
Yes, however, please ensure that the foods are properly breaded and for crispier result, fry smaller batches. Always ensure to properly press the breading into food as the air inside the fryer may blow off breading. You can refrigerate breaded food at least 30 minutes before frying.
Note: Arrange breaded food in the fryer basket so that the food is not touching to allow air flow on all surfaces.
Does the air fryer cook food evenly?
Yes. To assure even cooking/browning, do not overfill the air fryer basket to allow even air distribution. Always open the basket halfway through cooking time to check the status of the food and shake it. Some recipes may also call for brush or spray oil halfway through cooking.