Can you put foil in an air fryer?

If you’re wondering if you can put foil in an air fryer, the short answer is yes. These tips and tricks will give you the best results—crispy, delicious food and minimal cleanup.

Yes, it is safe to put aluminum foil at the bottom of the basket. Generally, anything you put in your oven, you can also put in your air fryer. It’s a good idea to double check your air fryer manual because it can depend on the model and type.

Is it Safe to Put Aluminum Foil in an Air Fryer?

The golden rule of using foil in your air fryer is to place it in the bottom of the basket. If you place it over the food, the hot air will dislodge it and blow it around. This could potentially start a fire. Do not preheat your air fryer with tin foil in it.

Place Foil in the  Basket Only

Avoid Acidic Foods

Acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits should not be air fried with foil. Foods with a high acid content can cause a chemical reaction that breaks down the aluminum and releases toxins in your food. Use parchment paper for acidic foods instead of foil.

Crumble the foil Crumbling it up will give it more volume and bring your food closer to the heating element. • Create a foil sling Fold one or two long pieces of foil in half to create narrow strips. This creates a set of handles.

Tips For Using Foil in the Air Fryer

There are easy air fryer recipes for all types of food. Getting started with them will really help you get the hang of this new kitchen tool. You’ll find yourself making your favorite foods in no time! Click the link below for recipe ideas.


Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Shrimp

Air Fryer Blooming Onion