Can I use a Steel or Metal Bowl in my Air Fryer? (Is it Safe?)

Can I use a steel or metal bowl in my air fryer?

Is it safe or dangerous?

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My name is Alex Smith, and I was doing some research about my air fryer few days back and found this question. Here at Kitchen Beast we help you answer kitchen related questions with stats and data.

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Can I use a Steel or Metal Bowl in my Air Fryer?

Yes, you can use a steel or metal bowl in an air fryer if it’s oven safe. Oven safe cookware can withstand oven heat (usually up to 500˚) for extended periods without melting or getting damaged. If it’s painted or has any art work that can meltdown then you shouldn’t put it in an air fryer.

Which utensils can be used in air fryer?

You can use oven proof steel utensils, glass, ceramic and other metal utensils in the air fryer for cooking, baking or even reheating. Using a stainless steel basket is the most convenient way to cook food evenly because the hot air flow will be smooth.

Can you put plates in an air fryer?

Yes, you can put a plate in an air fryer, as long as it doesn’t restrict the airflow and is rated for oven safe. Plates can be used but it will take much more time to cook evenly because the hot air will not reach the bottom of the plate properly.

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4 thoughts on “Can I use a Steel or Metal Bowl in my Air Fryer? (Is it Safe?)”

    1. Yes, you can use the Emeril Lagasse air fryer to reheat your meals. You can use reheat or keep warm function to heat meals.

      Using a perforated paper plate in an air fryer is ok. Also remember, that microwave and air fryer functions are not the same. Air fryer uses a fan to circulate hot air inside and microwave uses heat waves to cook foods. Two different things.

  1. I placed frozen chicken nuggets in Laggassi Air Fryer Bassket & it was tough & dry! Did I do something wrong? It was 10 minutes and 350 Degrees! Just use to microWave!😞
    I’m Unhappy 😞With This AirFryer
    Oven😥! DoraSauceda

    1. If your air fried chicken nuggets are tough and dry and you’re not getting the crispy test, you may want to apply a little bit of oil to the nuggets.

      Remember to shake the basket halfway of cooking. Pause the timer, open the basket and shake it properly. With 350 F cook for 8 minutes and pause the timer after 5 minutes of cooking to shake it.

      Hope this helps!

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