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“Precaution is better than cure”
is an old saying but is still applicable and will continue to be applicable down the lane of time, maybe for forever, in all the spheres of life.
And even the small domestic chores of one’s life are not an exception to this.
We indulge in so many activities from the very beginning of the day till the end during our entire life. There are many activities which include the use of such services/objects etc. which, if not handled with care, can lead to casualties.
Thus, it’s always suggested to take necessary precautions beforehand so that everything is managed smoothly and safely.
This article will help you provide one of the many precautions, which I’m sure, we all always take while undertaking various activities.
The precautionary measure which I’m going to suggest further is related to the domestic sphere of kitchen where we deal with many electrical appliances.
These appliances have surely made our life much more easier but the use of them also requires a due attention to be given to some of the precautionary measures. One of these measures will be discussed further pertaining to the use of Air Fryer.
The point of discussion of this article would be an answer to the question which I will be providing to all of you.
And the question is Can you put Aluminium Foil in an Air Fryer?…Is it Really safe?
Every danger can be avoided to an extent with just a small precautionary measure not much difficult to be followed…Trust me.
So, Air Fryer is a much helpful appliance to be used in a kitchen and it can be used without any fear. And, what remains is the answer to the above stated question.
You will surely get the answer to the question further in the Article.
So, what are we waiting for?
Let’s move ahead!
Can you put Aluminium Foil in an Air Fryer?
The simple and sorted answer to this question is YES, the Aluminium Foil can be put in an Air Fryer.
This answer will be elaborated further. But before doing that, let’s first understand that What is an Air Fryer?
What is an Air Fryer?
Air Fryer is one of the easy to use Kitchen Appliances which uses the convention mechanism and cooks food by using the hot air.
This is the best suited electrical appliance for the people who opt for healthy foods most of the time as it uses either very little or absolutely no oil to cook the food.
Some of the many tasty food items which can be cooked using this appliance are Salmon, fries, chicken wings, steak etc. This device solely cooks food on the basis of hot air and thus, the bottom of the device shouldn’t be covered as it generates the heat.
Now the question is…
Is using Aluminium Foil in an Air Fryer really safe?
Yes, there is no such issue with using the Aluminium Foil in an Air Fryer.
However, as stated above, the bottom shouldn’t be covered with Aluminum Foil as it generates the heat through which the cooking is done.
Thus, covering the basket edge with Foil should be strictly avoided or it might cause burning.
There is no danger in cooking food with Foil in Air Fryers in most of the cases. However, it has a few exceptions which depend on the type of food.
Apart from these exceptions (will be stated further in the article), using the Air Fryer to cook food along with Aluminum Foil is completely safe and healthy as the minimal amount of consumption of Aluminum is fine and doesn’t pose any serious threat to the health of a person.
We generally consume it in water and processed foods as well.
But the excess of it could be dangerous.
Now the point is What are the exceptions?
These exceptions are discussed in the following section of this article.
What is the exception in food varieties when it comes to cooking in Air Fryer using Aluminium Foil?
There are many food items which can be cooked in an Air Fryer using Aluminium Foil which are completely safe.
But research shows that highly acidic food items should be avoided to be cooked in an Air Fryer along with Aluminum Foil.
Some of the food items which are known to have the high acidic content are Tomato Sauce, food items made using vinegar, fruits, tomatoes etc.
These items should be avoided using an Air Fryer along with Aluminum Foil as they are known to decompose the foil and thus create black specks over the food.
Though these specks are fortunately safe to be eaten and don’t cause any health issues.
But it definitely results in metallic taste in the food which might not be liked by the person.
Thus, high acidic foods in this case should be avoided.
I hope you now have a better idea of how to go ahead with using Aluminum Foil in an Air Fryer.
To make it even more clear, the following section states down the few tips to be kept in mind while using the Aluminium Foil in an Air Fryer.
So, let’s move ahead and clear all doubts.
Tips on how to use an Air Fryer with Foil
The following points states a few tips which should be given for consideration while using an Air Fryer along with Aluminum Foil:
Adequate space to the food
While purchasing an Air Fryer, make sure you opt for the size which suits best to your need.
This is because one must surely ensure that the food must have sufficient space in the basket to ensure that there is enough space for the air to cook food.
Food should be wrapped with Aluminum Foil
The foil can be wrapped around the food in case we want to bake it.
It can also be placed at the bottom by preventing it from heating elements in case the air fryer lacks mesh at the bottom.
Supervising the Progress
One must make sure to keep a check during the process of cooking the food.
This also helps tell when to flip the food so that the cooking is done in the best possible manner.
Thus, Aluminium Foil can be used but it should be avoided to be placed in the basement of the Fryer as it has the heating element and can cause burning.
The foil at the bottom can even stop the air from passing easily which can result in uneven cooking.
Thus, it should be avoided.
Now I hope that all the doubts regarding the use of Aluminum Foil in an Air Fryer are clear.
So, with this we move towards the conclusion of the article.
We can conclude this article by saying that Yes, Aluminum Foil can be used in an Air Fryer.
But it should be avoided to be used in case of cooking highly acidic food items.
Also, the foil should be safely placed and it should be ensured by an individual that it doesn’t come in contact with the heating element.
Other than that, there are no issues at all in using Aluminum foil in an Air Fryer.
With this end of the doubt and the suggestion of how to use it, I wish you all a Happy cooking and eating experience.