9 Must-Have Accessories to Make the Most of Your Air Fryer

Are you using your air fryer to its full potential?

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July 13, 2022

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An air fryer is at the top of everyone's list of must-have kitchen gadgets at the moment — and for good reason: It can quickly crisp up veggies, bake banana bread and help you meal prep a week's worth of eggs. We even tested a bunch to find our very favorites. (Psst! If you're not in the market for a whole new appliance, check out the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid we tested, too.) In order to make the most of the air fryer you already own (or the one you're purchasing soon), you might want to add a few more items to your cart. We've rounded up some accessories that make an air fryer even more worth the investment.

This article has been reviewed since its original publish date for accuracy, pricing and availability. We stand by our list of top air fryer accessory picks and are hopeful that the Food Network Reversible Air Fryer Rack, which was sold out at the time of review, will restock soon.


If you're worried about your food sticking to the bottom of your air fryer or baking pan, make sure to keep these parchment paper liners handy. They'll reduce the amount of food residue on your fryer, making cleanup just a little easier. And don't worry about cooking with them; they are FDA-approved non-toxic.

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Meal preppers, rejoice! These little silicone cups will have you easily making egg bites and muffins for the whole week. Since they're individual cups unlike an Instant Pot egg mold, you can take full advantage of your air fryer's space. OXO's brand are made from heat-resistant silicone for easy release and cleaning.

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This reversible air fryer rack is dual-purpose accessory. It can function as a rack for your air fryer, allowing air to circulate around your food and ensure it is evenly cooked and crispy, and it can double as a cooling rack.

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For air fryer newbies who are looking to stock up on accessories quickly, this 16-piece kit is a great starting point. It includes liners, a silicone mold, a cake pan, pizza pan, skewers, muffin cups and more. If you're looking to take full advantage of all your air fryer, this kit will give you most of the tools necessary.

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If you want to grill, sear, roast or fry in a larger air fryer, you'll want to add this grill pan to your accessories list. Make sure you pick one that fits your model! The perforated holes in the bottom allow air to circulate, which the company says helps to distribute heat evenly and allow grease and oils to drip away from your food.

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Use this nonstick pan to bake cake, bread, quiche and more in your air fryer. It's oven safe up to 425 degrees, so you can use it for multiple projects around the kitchen, plus, the nonstick surface makes for easy cleanup.

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Items coming out of the air fryer can be very hot to the touch, so make sure you have a set of tongs on-hand to pull out loose foods like chicken nuggets or other accessories including a cake pan or silicone mold. A nylon or silcone head on your tongs is important here to avoid scratching up your fryer's interior or cooking accessory.

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If you're using your air fryer to turn sliced veggies like zucchini or potatoes into chips, you'll want to add a mandoline to your kitchen cabinets. This tool, which should be used with a glove since the blade can be very sharp, can produce uniform slices of vegetables, so you can count on evenly cooked chips every time.

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You don't need oil to cook your food in an air fryer, but a little spritz can make your food crispier. You can also give your air fryer basket, cake pan or any other accessories a quick spritz before cooking to prevent food from sticking.

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