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Find out which materials are safe to put in your air fryer Silicone Air Fryer Tray
If you've got one of these much sought after kitchen gadgets, you've likely wondered can you put foil in an air fryer? Here's everything you need to know...
Air fryers are everyone's favourite kitchen gadget at the moment, partly because for those wondering how much does it cost to run an air fryer (opens in new tab) , the answer is not a lot - making them even more popular in the wake of the current cost of living crisis. From how to clean air fryers (opens in new tab) to are air fryers healthy (opens in new tab) , the foodies among us are keen to know how best to use these handy devices.
And just like budding chefs have been asking what can you not cook in an air fryer (opens in new tab) , some are now eager to find out how to use their air fryers safely, and one question that keeps cropping up is can you put foil in an air fryer? We've done some research and found out exactly which materials you can - and can't - put in your air fryer.
Yes, you can put foil in an air fryer. While it's not safe to put foil in the microwave, air fryers cook food using a rapid circulation of hot air - similar to a convection oven - meaning it's perfectly safe to put foil in the machine.
Silicone Baby Bib In fact, there are several advantages to wrapping your food in foil while it's in the air fryer. It can prevent any seasoning or marinade from dripping through the basket and instead stays mixed with the food, ensures that heat is distributed more evenly and also makes cleaning up easier at the end of cooking.