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Part 1 of 3: How to Use Your Air Fryer | Cooking Techniques and Tips

Air fryers have taken the world by storm with their ability to cook food to crispy perfection without the need for excess oil. If you're new to air frying, it can be a bit intimidating at first, but fear not! In this blog post, we'll go over some cooking techniques and tips to help you get the most out of your air fryer.

1: Preheat the air fryer

Just like with a conventional oven, it's important to preheat your air fryer before cooking. This will ensure that your food cooks evenly and crisps up nicely.

2: Don't overcrowd the basket

It can be tempting to fill the air fryer basket to the brim with food, but this will result in uneven cooking and soggy food. Instead, cook in batches and leave some room for air to circulate.

3: Use a splatter guard

While air fryers are great for reducing the amount of oil needed for cooking, some foods can still produce splatters and messes. The Duo Cover® silicone microwave splatter guard mat is a great tool to keep on hand for keeping your air fryer clean and preventing messes.

4: Get creative with seasonings

One of the best things about air frying is that it allows you to get creative with seasonings and flavors. Experiment with different spice blends, herbs, and marinades to take your air fried food to the next level.

5: Consider using reusable storage bags

ZipBag® reusable silicone storage bags are perfect for storing your prepped ingredients and marinated meat before air frying. They are eco-friendly, dishwasher safe, and can even be used for sous vide cooking.

6: Don't forget about maintenance

Proper maintenance and care are essential for keeping your air fryer in good condition. Make sure to regularly clean the basket and use a Swedish Dishcloth for wiping down the exterior of the air fryer.

7: Use a universal lid

The UniLid® universal lid is a great eco-friendly replacement for plastic wrap and can be used to cover any shape or size container. This is especially useful for storing leftovers from your air fryer meals.

With these tips and tools from Two Pillars, you'll be well on your way to becoming an air frying pro! Happy cooking!

Don't forget to check out our next blog post in this series, where we'll go over maintenance and care for your air fryer. And if you're looking for some recipe inspiration, stay tuned for our final installment where we'll share some delicious air fryer meal ideas.

  1. Duo Cover®
  2. ZipBag®
  3. Swedish Dishcloth
  4. UniLid® 
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