Diet & Nutrition

What cookware can I put in an airfryer?


If you love your airfryer, you’ll already have been tempted to cook everything under the sun in it. But what cookware can you use?

We all love an airfryer. Crispy, delicious food at the touch of a button, all in one pan. Sign us up.

Adventurous airfryer owners may already know that you can buy airfryer accessory packs off Amazon and the like. But what about the cookware and implements you already have in your cupboard?

We enlisted the help of Chloe Skipp, National Culinary Manager at Appliances Online to help us decode what we can (and what we can’t) put in our airfryer.

Don’t: Plastic

Unfortunately you cannot heat up your foods in plastic containers, such as Tupperware and plastic takeaway containers in the airfryer (like you can in a microwave).

The general rule of thumb is what can go in an oven, can also go in the airfryer.

Don’t: Wood

Along the same lines, don’t put your funky wooden serving gear in your airfryer. Not a safe move.

Don’t: Non-stick + Oil

Yes, oil can add a delicious crispiness to your food. However, the non-stick coating of your basket or accessory can break down due to the oil.

“Spray [oil on] your food on another surface and then move food into the basket,” suggests Skipp.

Do’s: Baking Paper

You can certainly put baking paper in your airfryer. In fact, you can purchase the right size little paper inserts .

However, you need to be careful with how you use it.

“If you are placing baking paper in your air fryer, ensure you have enough inside to hold the paper down. With the high temperature it is more likely that the paper can blow around or start to burn.”

Do’s: Silicone

If you have fun silicone muffin cases or trays, feel free to use them in your airfyer! It’s a fun way to make deserts and mini frittatas!

Do’s: Ramekins and oven-proof trays

Anything that says its oven-proof can also be used in an airfryer (these can be made of glass, metal, silicone or ceramic).

“Other great items are foil containers, cast iron and copper,” adds Skipp.

You can also go for ceramic ramekins, which are a great option if you have a small capacity airfryer and are just looking to make something little!

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