If you’ve ever wondered about using silicone bakeware in your air fryer then this guide is for you.
Can you use silicone molds in air fryer? Is silicone toxic to use in an air fryer?
We’re going to answer them in a minute. Let’s start with:
Can You Use Silicone Molds in Air Fryer?
Most of the silicone molds or bakeware are temperature resistant up to 440 F. Temperature of an air fryer ranges between 120 F to 400 F. So it’s safe to use silicone mold in an air fryer provided the silicone mold is oven-safe.
Is silicone mold better than metal?
If you’re worried about food sticking to the surface of metal then silicone molds can be the best alternative. However, silicone molds are poor heat conductor than metal pans and cooking food in silicone pans will result in uneven cooking.
To fight this, you can shake the silicone pan between the cooking time.
Is silicone pans/molds toxic when heated?
Silicone bakeware are made of silica (sand). It can withstand heating and freezing without leaching or off-gassing, hazardous chemicals – unlike plastics, which contaminate food in these environments.
Silicone products are may be the new viable option for kids.
Do silicone molds need greased?
While most of the basket or pans needed to be greased to prevent food sticking, silicone molds do not need to greased before cooking. They are scratch resistant and easy to clean.
Is all silicone Molds BPA free?
Food grade silicone is free of BPA, BPS, and phthalates.
How to use silicone mold in air fryer?
Here is a great video explaining how to use a silicone mold:
Other things you can use in your air fryer
We hope that found this article helpful. With that said, yes you can use a silicone mold in an air fryer as the maximum temperature for silicone is 440 F. Check the lable of the mold for temperature range and BPA free lable to be extra cautious.