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Air Fry uses really hot air to cook food fast and make it crunchy.
Although Air Fry uses hot air to cook, remember that you are still frying your food so it gets crispy!
When some high-fat or greasy foods (like fresh wings) meet that hot air inside an oven, some smoke is normal.
If Air Fry is making a lot of smoke, try these tips:
When using the Air Fry Tray, put a baking sheet on a rack or two below the Air Fry Tray. This keeps drips and crumbs from landing on the oven bottom, where they can burn and create smoke.
For additional protection, place some foil-lined parchment paper on the baking sheet. Parchment paper traps oil and keeps it from smoking.
Use cooking oils that can stand up to a high temperature like avocado, grapeseed, and peanut oils. Cooking sprays made from these oils are available at the grocery store.
Keep foil, parchment paper, and bakeware of the bottom of the oven. The oven bottom needs to stay clear so air can circulate.
Don’t overcrowd the food on your baking sheet or on the Air Fry Tray. If air can’t circulate around each item, the cooking and crisping process may slow down and allow more grease to settle or drip.
If your catch-tray is smoking, try placing parchment paper on it to hold grease.
For extra-moist foods, you may have to use more. It’s worth it!
Some foods, like fresh wings and some vegetables, have a lot of moisture and may drip more than you expect.
For items that might drip, use a pan with low sides if you’re not using an Air Fry Tray.Air Fry uses superheated air, so if your oven bottom already has drips or crumbs on it (it happens!), those can smoke.
Keep your oven bottom clean.If you have an oven vent, use it when cooking with Air Fry, like you would when using the cooktop.