Can you put foil in an air fryer? This is a question that I have been asked numerous times. Folks are often curious if they can use foil in their air fryer and if it’s safe.
Can You Put Foil In An Air Fryer? Is It Safe?
Some people might be hesitant to try using foil in their air fryers because they’re not sure if it’s safe. They might be worried that the aluminium will cause a fire or some other kind of problem.
Air Fryers are designed with safety in mind, and using foil is perfectly safe. Many people use foil to make cleanup easier – just line your air fryer basket with foil before cooking, and then you can easily wipe it clean when you’re done. Give it a try!
1. Make Foil Packets
One of the most popular ways to use foil in an air fryer is to make foil packets. Foil packets are a wonderful way to cook food in your air fryer because they allow you to make a little packet of food that can be cooked all at once. Cleanup is a breeze because you can just throw the foil into the recycle bin when you’re done!
To make a foil packet, simply take a piece of foil and place your food in the centre. Next, fold up the sides of the foil so that the food is completely enclosed. Make sure to leave a little space at the top of the packet so that steam can escape while it cooks.
Place the foil packet in your air fryer and cook according to your recipe. When the food is done, carefully open the packet (be careful of the steam!) and enjoy!
2. Line Your Air Fryer Basket With Foil
Another great way to use foil in your air fryer is to line the basket with foil. This is a great way to prevent food from sticking to the basket and make cleanup a breeze. A great alternative to buying disposable air fryer liners such as these. Just one of the many ways you can save money by cooking with an air fryer.
To line your air fryer basket with foil, take a piece of foil and place it in the bottom of the basket. Ensure that the foil is big enough to cover the bottom of the basket and that there are no holes or tears in the foil.
Place your food in the basket on top of the foil and cook according to your recipe. When the food is done, please remove it from the basket and discard the foil. That’s it!
3. Make an Air Fryer Liner With Foil
If you don’t want to use foil every time you cook in your air fryer, you can make an air fryer liner. An air fryer liner is a piece of fabric that you can place in the bottom of the basket, and that can be reused multiple times.
To make an air fryer liner, simply take a piece of fabric (I like to use cotton) and place it in the bottom of the basket. Make sure the fabric is big enough to cover the entire bottom of the basket.
Put the food in the basket on top of the fabric and cook according to your recipe. When the food is done, remove it from the basket and discard the fabric.
Final Thoughts On Using Foil In Your Air Fryer
These are just three of the many ways that you can use foil in your air fryer. So, next time you’re looking for a way to make your air fryer meal a little bit easier, be sure to give one of these methods a try! Still don’t own an air fryer? Please look at our guide to the best air fryers for one-person cooking.