The air fryer quickly and easily cooks food. In fact, you might never have to turn on your oven again (unless you really want to), because the air fryer is so efficient at making meals. Many foods can even be cooked from frozen in the Air Fryer and it will take less time and make less of a mess than doing it in the oven.
Now wouldn’t it be great if you had a handy guide – a sort of air fryer cooking times cheat sheet – to help you get on?
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The problem we often have with the air fryer is not knowing exactly what temperature or for how long to cook each type of food. If you had that information at your fingertips, wouldn’t it be THAT MUCH easier to cook with your air fryer?
Well, we’ve got it all right here for you. Find out the exact times and temperatures for your favorite foods in our Air Fryer cooking times cheat sheet below.
Notes About Cooking Times
Most often, people find that recipes for the air fryer don’t work well for them and this is due to a few reasons. Keep these things in mind when you make a recipe, so you can adjust the time and temperature accordingly.
- Air fryers come in different wattages. If you have an air fryer that is 1400 watts, it will likely cook slower and not get food quite as crispy as an air fryer with 1800 watts. You may need to cook your food differently to take that into account.
- Air fryer sizes also vary. The space inside the air fryer will affect how it cooks. If you have a small air fryer or an extra large one, they will likely cook slightly differently to each other.
- Basket vs toaster-style air fryers can also make the cook times vary. These two styles can cause the air to circulate in a different way.
You can download a copy here and print it out, if you want. Now with temps in both F & C!
Air Fryer Cooking Times Cheat Sheet
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How to Convert Oven Recipes to Air Fryer
You can make just about any food you would in the oven in the air fryer instead. There are many benefits to doing this, including not having to turn on your oven (which takes more energy and time to heat), it cooks faster, and it cooks more evenly.
As long as the food will fit in the air fryer, you can cook it in there. You’ll just need to adjust the cooking time and temperature slightly.
Keep in mind that the air fryer cooks faster because the air is circulating all around the food in a much smaller space than the oven. Even a fan oven, which is very common in the UK and Europe, and cooks faster than a conventional oven, won’t cook as fast.
I convert my oven recipes by either lowering the temperature, cutting down the cook time, or both. But sometimes, you can keep the same temperature and just reduce the cooking time.
As a general rule of thumb, reduce the cooking temp by 25-50 degrees and the cook time by 25-30%. For instance, I would normally cook chicken wings at 425 degrees F for 35-40 minutes in the oven. In the air fryer, I would cook them at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
How to Reheat Food in an Air Fryer
One of the things people often ask me about is how they can use their air fryer to reheat food. A lot of people are not wanting to use a microwave anymore, to avoid microwave radiation. If you’re like me, that was how I reheated most foods. I’m now using my air fryer to reheat food.
Most things can be reheated in the air fryer. You can reheat steak, burgers, french fries, muffins, biscuits, chicken. You can even reheat soup and stew in the air fryer, as long as you put it in an oven safe bowl that fits inside your basket.
When reheating, you can also use our cheat sheet cooking times, but cut the time down by half and be sure to turn the food over halfway through cooking, or shake the basket, to ensure even heating.
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Laura is a passionate foodie and owner of Air Fry Anytime She is dedicated to sharing delicious recipes and helpful tips for using air fryers at home. With years of experience in the kitchen and a love for healthy, flavorful cooking, Laura has become an expert at using air fryers to create amazing meals that are both nutritious and delicious.