How to Use Air fryer: Best Tips to get the best out of Your Air fryer

Air fryers are now getting all the attention, all thanks to their ability to prepare for us foods that are free from oil and fat. They are able to completely cook foods without oil and if at all oil would be used, in negligible amounts. Air fryers are so versatile that they can cook a variety of other foods apart from frying. The best way to get the best results from your air fryer is to properly learn how to use an air fryer.

How to Use Air fryer

In this article, we’ll show you how to use air fryer, how do you cook fried chicken? We’ll show you that too, and of course, you’ll also learn how to clean the inside of an air fryer. Let’s check it out.

How to Use Air fryer

The process involved in using an air fryer can be divided into four.

  1. Preparation of the food for cooking,
  2. Air fryer preparation and settings,
  3. Cooking in the air fryer, and
  4. Cleaning the air fryer.

Preparation of the Food for Cooking

  • Spray the food with very little oil, this is to prevent the food from sticking to the air fryer’s cooking basket.
  • Ensure there is enough space in between the foods so the hot air can freely cook every part evenly.
  • Can I use aluminum foil in air fryer? Yes! You can use an aluminum foil to separate the food to create more space.
  • You should also try to pat dry oily ingredients before cooking so there won’t be too much smoke during cooking.

Air fryer Preparation and Settings

  • Connect your air fryer to the power source.
  • Remove the drawer, holding the handle and place in your food.
  • Avoid overcrowding the food to get the best results.
  • Input your time and temperature settings and the cooking begins.

Some peeps advise to preheat for 5 minutes but it’s not really necessary because the air fryer would achieve any set temperature as soon as it is turned on.

Cooking the Food in the Air fryer

  • When cooking small foods like French fries or chicken wings, try to shake the air fryer periodically to ensure even frying and get a nice crispy result.
  • Remember also that fat are collected at the bottom of the fryer especially when cooking foods that contain a high proportion of fat, remove this after cooking and proceed to clean the air fryer.

Cooking the Food in the Air fryer

Cleaning the Air fryer

Cleaning the air fryer is stress free.

Remove the drawer or the lid in some air fryers

Remove the basket or cooking pan. These are mostly non-sticky and dishwasher safe and you easily clean them with a little water and a dishwasher soap.

How about you also learn how to fry chicken wings in an air fryer? Those crispy and delicious wings? Yeah, you can do it.

How to fry Chicken Wings in an Air fryer

The following directions can be followed to achieve the best result with chicken wings.

How to fry Chicken Wings in an Air fryer The following directions can be followed to achieve the best result with chicken wings.

Ingredients;

  • Chicken Wings (1kg, cut to flat and drummettes)
  • 60ml of wing sauce.

Cooking Process

  • You may preheat the air fryer for 5 mins.
  • Depending on the capacity of your air fryer, place your chicken wings in the air fryer.
  • Remember not to overcrowd and also to allow enough space for the hot air to pass through.
  • Turn on your air fryer and set your temperature, preferably 360F.
  • Allow the wings to cook for 25 to 30 minutes to achieve a perfectly cooked and crispy result.
  • Meanwhile, do not forget to shake the air fryer every 8 to 10 minutes to ensure even cooking. You can as well use tongs to change the position of the wings so they can be fried on all sides.
  • After cooking, extract the chicken wings into a bowl and add the wing sauce. Toss it around until it forms an even coat.

Your delicious and crispy air fried chicken wings are ready to be served.

About The Author

Mike is a Stay-at-home Dad and had been an air frying fanatic since the launch of the first Philips Air fryers. Growing up in the Windy City, Mike had always been a sucker for anything crispy and crunchy. Along with being a full time dad, Mike is a passionate chef and will stop at nothing to let the whole world realize the benefits of eating healthy.

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