If you’ve been thinking about trying out an air fryer for all the delicious meals it can make, now is the time! An air fryer saves time in the kitchen by using little to no oil and faster cooking times than traditional frying methods, and there’s also a handy air fryer cooking cheat sheet that makes it easy to know how much time each time food item needs.
That’s right – don’t guess anymore if your meal is done or not; just grab this simple guide and find out exactly how long to cook anything in your air fryer.
Super Useful Air Fryer Accessories
- 12-piece Air Fryer Accessory Set. – Compatible with all XL Air Fryers. It has everything from skewers and toast rack to baking trays!
- Oil Spray Dispenser – This is a must-have when owning an air fryer. A quick spray, and the job is done.
- High Heat Resistant Tongues. Non-slip tongues when you need them!
How to calculate air fryer cooking times
Air fryers are one of the most convenient kitchen appliances there is, allowing you to cook anything from delicious fried chicken to healthy air-fried veggies with just a touch of a button.
Even more important than the air frying itself is the timing – how many minutes or seconds should you air fry your meal for?
Calculating air fryer times can be tricky, especially for first-timers. Air fryer timing will become as natural as making toast with simple tips and tricks.
Start by reading the air fryer manual for any specific instructions about air frying your food. If nothing is provided there, look online for reference cooking times that other users have used to make similar foods or use the chart below. I’ve done the research for you!
Once you’ve got an idea of where to begin, use thermometers to check that the food is cooked through and adjust the air fryer time accordingly until it meets your desired doneness. Lastly, remember that all air fryers may vary slightly, and practice makes perfect! You’ll be an air frying pro in no time.
The table below helps you to select the basic settings for the food you want to prepare.
Note: The cooking times below are only a guide and may vary according to the ingredients used. For other foods, the size, shape and brand may affect results. Therefore, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.
Printable air fryer cooking chart
This air fryer cooking charts are here to save the day! A printable air fryer cooking chart makes air frying easy and hassle-free. It offers guidance on air fryer timing for various types of food, helping you achieve just the right level of crispiness.
At a glance, you can get helpful tips like temperature and cooking time for different ingredients, so you don’t have to juggle multiple recipes at the same time.
Plus, it’s easily kept in your kitchen as a handy reference guide. With an air fryer cooking chart, air frying has never been easier!
Air Fryer top tips
- No need to preheat– unless it states on a recipe.
- Cut your food evenly – this helps ensure even cooking and prevents the food from burning.
- Use minimal oil – this helps ensure your food doesn’t taste greasy while still getting a nice crispness.
- Don’t overcrowd the basket – this helps keep air moving around the food, preventing it from steaming instead of frying.
- Check for doneness regularly – since air fryers cook quickly, it’s important to check in on your food often to prevent overheating or burning.
- Clean regularly to remove any oils or grease that may have accumulated inside the appliance during cooking.
- Shake up your basket of food periodically during cooking to promote even heat circulation and prevent sticking.
Also available is my handy oven temperature conversion table >> Oven Temp Conversion.