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How to stay safe when using an air fryer and tips for a long-lasting air fryer 

how to stay safe when using an air fryer

Ever wondered if air fryers are fire hazards like other electronic appliances? Well, you will learn all about it in this article about how to stay safe when using an air fryer.

Can an air fryer catch fire? Yes, it can. This can be a result of overheating, fraying electrical wires, and fire hazards around the air fryer.

how to stay safe when using an air fryer

This is why I have written this article on how to stay safe when using an air fryer. Particularly an electrical one. Also, I will be sharing major tips for preserving the life of your air fryer to make it last longer

How to stay safe when using an air fryer

How to stay safe when using an air fryer

After buying your air fryer and getting ready to use it, you must understand that there is more to know about it. We have learned about the unique ways to use your air fryer, and now we are about to learn how to stay safe when using an air fryer.

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10 things to know to stay safe when using an air fryer

  1. Always check the cords and electrical plugs to make sure they are not frayed or broken inside. This will prevent sparks when plugged in and also save you from an impending fire hazard.
  1. Whenever you get a new air fryer, ensure to read the manual thoroughly. Many people think reading manuals are not necessary. However, remember the manual was written by the manufacturer to guide you on how to stay safe when using an air fryer. 
  1. Unplug your air fryer when you are not using it. 
  1. Ensure there is adequate ventilation when using the air fryer.

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  1. Keep the air fryer far from the electrical outlet because air fryers usually release hot air on the backside. Do not let the air blow into the plugged socket. 
  1. Always use an oven mitt, kitchen napkin, or gloves when you want to come in contact with the air fryer. This is because some air fryers usually become hot in the outer parts when in use. Stay safe by not touching the body with your bare hands when in use.

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  1. Use only accessories and parchment papers that are meant for air fryers and are the exact size of your air fryer.

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  1. Protect your air fryer basket by:
  • Not cleaning it with harsh chemicals, 
  • Not putting salt on your food when it’s in the air fryer, 
  • Cleaning it immediately after use so crumbs and food crumbs don’t stick inside,
  • And not putting more food than the basket can handle. 
  1. Putting oil directly into the fryer basket can be a fire hazard. Ensure to use only the required amount of oil and apply it to food before placing it in the fryer.
  1. Don’t place items on top of your air fryer.

Looking for more tips on how to stay safe when using an air fryer? Read your air fryer manual today!

Tips for preserving your air fryer

Tips for preserving your air fryer  and how to stay safe when using an air fryer

Here are ways you can preserve your air fryer to ensure it lasts longer.

  1. Let the air fryer cool down after use before cleaning.
  1. Clean the air fryer thoroughly after use but without harsh chemicals.
  1. Do not use harsh sponges harsh utensils or cookware like steel inside your air fryer basket. Air fryers come with a non-stick coating and anything harsh can scratch/damage it.
  1. Always, preheat your air fryer for a few minutes before use to speed up the cooking process.
  1. Always set the air fryer to the correct Fahrenheit, temperature, and timing when cooking to avoid burning your food which can ruin the air fryer if done continually.
  1. Always check and clean your air fryer filter to ensure it is not blocked with food crumbs. This can cause the air fryer to be less efficient. 
  1. Always use a good parchment paper or silicone mat for your food base when placing it in the air fryer.
  1. Deep clean your air fryer once a month or whenever you think it has gotten really dirty by taking it apart and cleaning each part with a rag or soft sponge. 

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Air fryers are very useful home appliances with many profound uses to them. It is important to stay safe while using them and to preserve their lives too. Let me know if you found this helpful.

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