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11 Mistakes Everyone Makes with Their Air Fryer

Reader's Digest Logo By Kimberly Holland of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: It might be small—and mighty—but air fryers need their space. That's because these mini convection ovens rely on a constant flow of air to move the high-temp heat around the food for all-over crispness. Make sure your air fryer has at least five inches of space on all sides, The Kitchn says. And keep it on a stable surface, too, so the vibration won't send it tumbling onto the floor. Learning how an air fryer cooks your food will help you understand how to cook with it safely.

Your air fryer is not getting any air

It might be small—and mighty—but air fryers need their space. That's because these mini convection ovens rely on a constant flow of air to move the high-temp heat around the food for all-over crispness. Make sure your air fryer has at least five inches of space on all sides, The Kitchn says. And keep it on a stable surface, too, so the vibration won't send it tumbling onto the floor. Learning how an air fryer cooks your food will help you understand how to cook with it safely.
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