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Oven to Air Fryer Conversion Easy Guide – Free Printable

Are you considering switching from an oven to an air fryer to cook your favorite recipes, but not sure how to adjust the time and temperature? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!  

I created a handy oven to air fryer conversion conversion chart to make the transition as easy as possible. All you have to do is download and print the chart for easy reference in your kitchen, and you’ll be enjoying all the benefits of air frying in no time.


What Is An Air Fryer?

An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that uses hot air circulation to cook food.

Air fryers use circulating hot air as a heating element and a mechanical fan to “fry” foods by creating a browning effect similar to deep frying with less oil.

The result is food with a light, crispy layer on the outside and a moist, tender interior.

Air fryers can often replace your regular oven, toaster, and even microwave for certain tasks.

What Foods Can You Cook In Air Fryer?

When we talk about what we can cook in the air fryer, the possibilities are almost endless.

You can cook all your favorite oven recipes easily with the air fryer.

This cooking method is perfect for making light, crispy, greaseless French fries or potato wedges.

So many side dishes that you can prepare in our air fryer, in addition to potatoes, vegetables also come out perfect, such as these broccoli, carrots, brussell sprout and even onion rings that turn out light and crispy.

Also delicious are the chicken wings in air fryer, juicy on the inside and super crispy on the outside.

But also bacon that is air fried is crispy but not greasy.

Not to mention steaks or pork chops, and also fish that turn out delicious. 

But let’s not forget that we can also make pizzas and desserts, such as doughnuts, brownies and french toast

Another thing we can do with our air fryer is to dehydrate food, from fruit to meat. 

air fryer garlic parmesan fries
crispy air fryer chicken wings in a plate
air-fried broccoli

Why use air fryer instead of oven?

The air fryer has various benefits over the traditional oven. Below I will list some of them:

Faster cooking times: Air fryers can cook food up to 30% faster than conventional ovens.

They can reach temperatures of up to 400°F in just a few minutes, so you need less time.

Crispier results: The rapid air circulation creates a crispy exterior without drying out the inside of the food.

Uses less oil: Air fryers require little to no oil to get foods crispy and golden brown. This means less fat and calories.

Less heat in the kitchen: Since air fryers don’t heat up your kitchen as much as regular ovens do, they’re perfect for hot summer days.

Energy efficiency: Air fryers consume less energy than ovens, making them more eco-friendly.

Easy cleanup: The basket in an air fryer is dishwasher safe and easy to wipe down. 

Compact size: Air fryers are countertop appliances  so they do not take up much space. Great for small kitchens or RV’s.

How To Convert Recipes From Oven To Air Fryer

When converting an oven recipe to an air fryer one, it’s essential to adjust the temperature and cooking time.

To convert an oven cooking time to an air fryer, follow these simple step: 

  1. Reduce the temperature: Lower suggested temperature by 25°F (15°C) for the air fryer.
  2. Adjust the cooking time: Reduce the cooking time by 20%. Keep an close eye on your food as it cooks to avoid overcooking.

Keep in mind that these adjustments can vary depending on the specific recipe and air fryer model, so it’s always a good idea to monitor your food closely.

oven to air fryer conversion

Tips To Convert Oven To Air Fryer

To get the best results by using the air fryer, there are some small tips to follow :

Preheat the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer for 3-5 minutes before adding food. This will ensure it reaches the proper temperature for even cooking and crisping.

Don’t overcrowd the basket: The most important thing is to let the air  circulate properly. Always cook in a single layer.

Use oil spray: The oil helps to make the food even crispier. 

I recommend a cooking spray because with the use of small amount of oil you can cover all the food, if you don’t have a spray oil you can also use a kitchen brush

Shake or flip food halfway through: Gently shaking the basket  during the cooking process will ensure even crispness

Check on food frequently: Since air fryers cook quickly, check on the food a couple of minutes before the recommended cook time to ensure it does not overcook.

 Oven to Air Fryer Conversion Printable Charts

To make converting from an oven to an air fryer even easier, we have created these handy printable charts to hang in your kitchen so you can consult them easily.

Temp OvenTemp Air fryerTime OvenTime Air fryer
200°F/ 95°C 175°F /  80°C5 Minutes4 Minutes
225°F/ 110°C200°F / 95°C10 Minutes8 Minutes
250°F/ 120°C225°F / 105°C15 Minutes12 Minutes
275°F/ 135°C 250°F / 120°C20 Minutes15 Minutes
300°F/ 150°C275°F / 135°C25 Minutes20 Minutes
325°F/ 165 °C300°F / 150°C30 Minutes24 Minutes
350°F/ 180°C325°F /  165°C35 Minutes28 Minutes
375°F / 190°C350°F / 175°C40 Minutes32 Minutes
400°F / 200°C375°F /  185°C45 Minutes36 Minutes
425°F/ 220°C400°F  205°C50 Minutes40 Minutes
450°F / 230°C425°F / 215°C60 Minutes44 Minutes
475°F/ 250 °C450°F / 235°C 1 Hrs 30 Minutes72 Minutes
500°F/ 260 °C475°F / 245°C2 Hours96 Minutes

There are different sizes of air fryers keep in mind that some llarger air fryers  with higher wattage may cook food a little faster than smaller, lower wattage air fryers, so I always recommend keeping an eye on the food while cooking. 

Cooking with an air fryer has never been easier with this comprehensive air fyer cooking times chart.

Print it for quick reference in the kitchen.

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Deep Fryer to Air Fryer Conversion

Converting deep fryer recipes to air fryer recipes is very simple. 

Just reduce the original recipe temperature by 25° and cook for the same amount of time.

Always check the food, and use a digital meat thermometer if you are cooking meat, to make sure the food is perfectly cooked inside. 

•325 F (oil temp) – 300 F (air fryer temp)
•350 F (oil temp) – 325 F (air fryer temp)
•375 F (oil temp) – 350 F (air fryer temp)


How do I convert a recipe when air frying rather than baking?

The general rule of thumb to convert a baking recipe to an air fryer is to reduce the oven temperature by 25°F (15°C) and the cooking time by 20%. Be sure to monitor your food closely, as cooking times can vary depending on the specific recipe and air fryer model.

Print our cheat sheet to put in your fridge for an easy reference.

Does an air fryer cook faster than an oven?

Yes, air fryers typically cook food up to 30% faster than conventional ovens.

This is due to the rapid hot air circulation, which cooks food more efficiently in a shorter cook time.

Can I use an air fryer instead of an oven?

Absolutely! Air fryers can often replace ovens for many recipes, providing faster cooking times and healthier results.

However, keep in mind that air fryers have smaller capacities, so you may need to cook in batches or adjust recipes accordingly.

Is it possible to convert any recipe from an oven to an air fryer?

Most recipes can be converted from an oven to an air fryer, but some may require more adjustments than others.

For example, you may need to use less oil or reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe.

Can I use aluminum foil or parchment paper in an air fryer?

Yes, you can use aluminum foil or parchment paper in an air fryer, but you will need to use it correctly. Parchment paper is safe to use in an air fryer, but you should follow some safety rules.

For aluminum foil make sure you are not blocking airflow, as to not affect the cooking process.

Printable Oven To Air Fryer Cooking Chart

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Sage Scott

Saturday 8th of July 2023

You don't know how badly I've needed this in my life! No more Googling every. single. time. I want to use the air fryer instead of the oven. This handy cheat sheet is printed out and tucked right next to my cookbooks in my kitchen for reference!


Saturday 8th of July 2023

I printed a copy of this guide! And it was very convenient, I need not to search the net for the right temperature when cooking in my air fryer!


Friday 7th of July 2023

I've been wanting to convert my oven to an air fryer for a while now, but was nervous about taking on the project myself. Now I feel like it's within my reach!


Friday 7th of July 2023

this is so helpful! I just bookmarked it in my browser for future reference. It's great not having to search for a specific air fryer recipe for each thing I previously made in my oven.

Healing Tomato

Friday 7th of July 2023

I have bookmarked your post because it has come in very handy. I had a recipe for roasting butternut squash in the oven but wasn't sure how long it would take to cook in the air fryer. Followed your conversion chart and it cooked perfectly! Thank you.

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