Air fryer


When I got my first air fryer, I had some difficulties with oven-to-air fryer conversion for some of my meals, so I made notes along the way. This post has my go-to conversion for cooking temperature and time, with many tips to help you. 

Preparing regular oven dishes in an air fryer gets easier with this oven-to-air fryer conversion guide! Not only can you recreate all of your oven recipes in an air fryer, but you will also be able to do so efficiently.

Converting oven recipes to air fryer recipes requires adjusting the cooking time and temperature. Here are some general guidelines to help you with the conversion process.

Air fryer

A general rule of thumb for understanding air fryer conversion calculator 

  1. Temperature: It’s commonly recommended to reduce the temperature by 25°F when converting from an oven to an air fryer.
  2. Time: Air fryer cooking times are typically 20% faster than oven cooking times.
  3. Preheating: Preheating the air fryer for about 3 minutes is advisable for more accurate cooking times.
  4. Check: Always check your food at least a few minutes before the estimated cooking time to prevent overcooking.
  5. Shake/Stir: Consider shaking or stirring the food halfway through the cooking time for evenly cooked results.

This chart should be a useful guide for basic conversions, but it may require adjustments depending on your air fryer’s specific make and model or the food you are cooking. Always refer to your air fryer’s manual for recommendations specific to your appliance.

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Oven-to-air fryer conversion tips

  1. Temperature Conversion:
    • For most recipes, you can reduce the oven temperature by about 25°F (14°C) when using an air fryer. For example, if a recipe calls for 350°F (175°C) in the oven, set the air fryer to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Cooking Time Conversion:
    • Air fryers typically cook faster than traditional ovens due to their compact size and rapid air circulation. Try reducing the cooking time by about 20% compared to the oven recipe as a starting point.
    • Monitor the food closely during cooking and adjust the time as needed. It’s better to slightly undercook and check for doneness than to overcook the food.
  3. Consider the Basket Capacity:
    • Air fryers have limited capacity, so if you’re converting a recipe that requires a large baking dish or multiple pans, you may need to divide the ingredients into smaller batches to fit in the air fryer basket. This helps ensure even cooking and proper airflow. Use a single layer of wire rack or batch your cooking for the best results. 
  4. Adjusting for Crispy Coating:
    • Air fryers excel at creating crispy textures, so you may need to modify recipes that rely on the oven’s dry heat (hot air circulation). Consider reducing the amount of oil or butter used in the coating, as air fryers require less fat to achieve a crispy result.
    • Additionally, for breading or coating recipes, lightly spray the food with cooking oil (cooking spray) or apply a thin layer of oil with a brush. This promotes browning and crispiness.

It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and the optimal conversion may vary depending on your specific air fryer model and the recipe you’re converting. 

Always watch your food while cooking and adjust to achieve the desired results. Consulting the user manual for your air fryer can also provide specific instructions or tips for conversion.

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Here’s a concise, easy-to-understand chart that you can refer to for converting your oven recipes for the air fryer:

Conventional oven to air fryer conversion chart

When it comes to air fryer calculator, you need to take into consideration both Temperature settings and Time conversions

I have had great results using this easy-to-understand chart that you can refer to for converting your oven recipes for the air fryer:

Oven Temp (°F)Air Fryer Temp (°F)Oven Time (minutes)Air Fryer Time (minutes)Notes
3503252016Reduce temp by 25°F and time by 20%
3753502520Reduce temp by 25°F and time by 20%
4003753024Reduce temp by 25°F and time by 20%
4254003528Reduce temp by 25°F and time by 20%
4504254032Reduce temp by 25°F

This chart should be a useful guide for basic conversions, but it may require adjustments depending on your air fryer’s specific make and model or the food you are cooking. Always refer to your air fryer’s manual for recommendations specific to your appliance.

Conclusion

When in doubt about the suggested temperature for a recipe while following instructions with a conventional oven, the best way to replicate this in an air fryer is to go down by 25°F 

Remember that you might need a shorter cooking time when cooking with the air fryer than oven cooking time. The most important thing is to keep a close eye on both the food and the air fry setting for a perfect 

It’s no news how much better it is to use the air fryer as it uses less oil and is a healthier way to enjoy carrying types of recipes. Now, you can confidently enjoy the cooking process without fearing burnt or undercooked meals. 

Check the internal temperature of food, especially when cooking meat (beef, pork) and chicken, with a digital meat thermometer. 

You need a shorter cook time when comparing the standard oven with the air fryer temperature for the same food.

What has been your experience with timing when you compare air frying to the traditional oven?

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