Can you open an air fryer while it’s cooking? The short answer is no, you should not open an air fryer while it is cooking. Doing so can cause the hot oil to splatter, and can also be a safety hazard. If you need to check on your food or add more ingredients, it is best to turn off the air fryer and let it cool down before opening the door.
It is a safety hazard to open an air fryer while it is cooking for several reasons.
If you need to check on your food or add more ingredients while your air fryer is cooking, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
It is important to allow your air fryer to cool down completely before attempting to clean or otherwise handle it. Otherwise, you run the risk of being burned by the hot oil. To be safe, unplug the air fryer and let it cool down for at least 30 minutes. Once the air fryer has cooled, you can remove all of the removable parts, such as the baskets, tray and pan.
If you open an air fryer while it is cooking, the hot air will escape and the food will not cook properly. Additionally, you may damage the air fryer and/or injure yourself.
Author: Scott Sanders
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