9 Must-Have Accessories To Make the Most of Your Air Fryer
Are you using your air fryer to its full potential?
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to grill, sear, roast or fry in a larger air fryer (this one fits in the Ninja Foodi and GoWise air fryer), you'll want to add this grill pan to your accessories list. 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.
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.
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.