Getting Started With Your New Air Fryer

Air fryers make great gifts and we know a lot of people receive them this time of year. How do we know? Visitors to increase starting Christmas day as new air fryer owners start using their new appliances.

Air Fryer Tips

We thought we’d pull together our best recommendations to make it easy to get started with your new air fryer. Once you make your first batch of perfectly crispy tater tots or see how easy it is to cook a whole chicken, we know you’ll fall in love with it – then wonder why you didn’t get one sooner!

Getting started with your new air fryer

Know The Time and Temp

A lot of people love using the air fryer to quickly prepare frozen convenience foods – I know that’s one of my favorite things about them! Check out – and bookmark! – our handy air fryer frozen food cooking chart.

Use The Right Oil

Yes, you can cook with less oil when using an air fryer, but sometimes you still need to use it. And it’s important to know which oils work best in an air fryer since you’re cooking at high temperatures. Pick an oil you like and use an oil mister to regulate the amount used.

Accessorize Your Air Fryer

Once you fall in love with your air fryer, you’ll want to use it all the time. Some accessories for your air fryer will make it more multi-functional and simplify using it. One of our favorite accessories is basket liners: they help with clean up and prevent food from sticking to the basket

Clean Your Air Fryer

Read about the five easy steps to cleaning your air fryer. Not only do you need to clean the basket, but the inside of the air fryer as well, especially the heating element.

Happy air frying!


Cosori Original 5.8 Quart Air Fryer Review

It can be hard to go back to basics when you’re used to luxury. That’s a bit what it felt like when Cosori asked if we’d be interested in reviewing their original 5.8 quart air fryer after we’d been using (and loving) their premium 5.8 quart air fryer for months. But this original version has some of the same great qualities as the premium version and a lower price. It could be the right fit for someone looking for a perfectly sized, affordably priced air fryer. And speaking of price – Cosori is running a one day discount (25% off!) on Amazon, so read on for our review, details on the discount and a chance to win one for free!

Cosori Premium 5.8 Quart Air Fryer Review

Hopefully, you’re already sold on the value of an air fryer. The quick-cooking and the reduced-fat, when compared to traditional frying methods, are just two of the many benefits. If you ARE already sold, maybe you just need help figuring out which air fryer is right for you. That’s a big reason why we do what we do here at, like take an air fryer for a test drive so we can share real-world usage experience with you. Our latest air fryer test drive was with the Cosori Premium 5.8 Quart Air Fryer, which we received for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

GoWISE USA 4.6 Quart Air Fryer Review

Multi-function air fryers are what’s hot in the kitchen these days (ha!). These air fryers tout all the different ways you can use them, even promoting how they can replace some of your other appliances. It’s a compelling argument, especially for those of us with limited countertop and cabinet space. So when we were given a free GoWISE USA 4.6 Quart Air Fryer in exchange for an honest and unbiased review, we were excited to test out its multi-function abilities.

Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer 360 Review

If you still have cable TV, it’s likely that you’ve seen at least one commercial for the Emeril Lagasse Power AirFryer 360. Cooking infomercials are hard to turn away from – the yummy food, the promise of easier and faster cooking, the simple clean up. Who wouldn’t keep watching?

Amazon Deals for Air Fryer Fans

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m on Amazon almost daily. So when I found some cool kitchen products on Amazon that had limited-time promo code savings, I just had to share with you! I’ll update this page frequently so great deals can always be found here. Check back often!