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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- All About the air fryer
- Why use air fryer instead of oven?
- Oven to air fryer conversion + tips
- Deep fryer to air fryer conversion
- Free printable
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.
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.
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:
- Reduce the temperature: Lower suggested temperature by 25°F (15°C) for the air fryer.
- 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.
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 Air fryer
|Time Air fryer
|175°F / 80°C
|200°F / 95°C
|225°F / 105°C
|250°F / 120°C
|275°F / 135°C
|325°F/ 165 °C
|300°F / 150°C
|325°F / 165°C
|375°F / 190°C
|350°F / 175°C
|400°F / 200°C
|375°F / 185°C
|450°F / 230°C
|425°F / 215°C
|475°F/ 250 °C
|450°F / 235°C
|1 Hrs 30 Minutes
|500°F/ 260 °C
|475°F / 245°C
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.The Bella Vita
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.