Preheating your air fryer, like an oven, improves cooking outcomes. Pre-heat it for a few minutes before adding food for even cooking.
Overcrowding the Basket:
Uneven cooking might result from air fryer basket overload. Leave room around each food item for hot air to circulate.
Not Shaking or Flipping:
Shake or turn food halfway through cooking for even cooking. This exposes all sides to heated air.
Using Too Much Oil:
Air frying is healthier than deep frying, although too much oil might inhibit it. Use a mild oil or cooking spray for crispiness.
Ignoring the Manual:
Cooking times and directions vary per air fryer type. Consult the user handbook for temperature and cooking time instructions.
Not Checking Food Temp:
While air fryers are effective, meat must be checked for internal temperature to be completely cooked. Check doneness using a meat thermometer.
Using Wet Batter:
Make sure batter is dry before air-frying. The batter might turn mushy instead of crunchy.