For a few years now, Air Fryers have been the must-have kitchen appliance. They are so amazing and can be made even better with the right air fryer accessories. I must admit that I was initially sceptical that they could be used for anything other than chips, but I have now been won over.
From the time and money saved using this over my oven to the ease at which it works and its versatility, an air fryer definitely comes with a huge recommendation from me.
Despite its amazingness (yes, that is a word!), you can make it even better for yourself with the addition of some of the following air fryer accessories. Of course, be sure to check the suitability for your brand of air fryer before purchase.
I made the most amazing potato bake in mine once, using a ceramic dish I already had. It fitted snugly into the compartment, and I thought nothing more of it until it was time to remove it… it was wedged.
Utilising two wooden spoons and more agility than I realised I possessed, I managed to salvage the bake without it going cold. However, using silicone baskets, complete with handles, would have made that much easier and less of a Krypton Factor-esque challenge.
When cooking in your air fryer, most items will require a small amount of oil. Drizzling can use way more than you need and easily more than is healthy, so investing in an oil sprayer will help you to evenly distribute the oil whilst saving on fat and calories, too. It is one of the best value air fryer accessories you can buy and will last well.
Avoid the use of FryLight, as this can damage the inside of the machine. Furthermore, some professionals claim that olive oil, due to its low smoking point, should also be avoided. Try avocado oil, peanut oil or refined coconut oil instead.
Silicone Pudding Moulds
Yorkshire Puddings can be made easily in an air fryer – and with a lot less mess afterwards, too. Invest in some silicone pudding moulds and these are perfect for the nation’s favourite roast dinner accompaniment.
While you will still need to use oil, a smaller amount will suffice as they will be much easier to remove from silicone moulds than metal tins making this one of my favourite air fryer accessories.
Air fryers can get damaged with the use of metal utensils. Therefore, we strongly recommend purchasing a pair of silicone tongs. You don’t have to utilise them solely for the air fryer either, as they are great for general kitchen use, too.
From turning over meat on the George Foreman to mixing around potato wedges or chips, once you have a pair, you will wonder how you managed without them.
It can sometimes feel as though you are limited to the space you use in your air fryer, restricted to just one layer. However, with the use of a grill rack (be sure to check the size carefully before buying!), you will find your machine far more versatile.
From one layer to several in one easy step, allowing you to cook a larger amount of food at once, this accessory definitely makes it easier to avoid using your oven, thus saving you money.
I always recommend you own a food thermometer to ensure you reduce the chance of food poisoning. When using an air fryer, this will be so beneficial not only to ensure your food is cooked thoroughly but also to ensure you do not overcook food.
I use a Thermapen one, there are cheaper ones available but I find this one is always so accurate and the cost has really paid for itself as the battery has, so far, lasted 5 years and it has probably saved so many meals!
5 other perfect air fryer accessories to consider
- An air fryer cookbook
- Disposable liners for your air fryer – be sure to check they fit your model
- Air fryer cheat sheets – check that it has °c for the temperature if you are in the UK!
- Pinch mitts for removing anything hot
- Silicone cupcake or muffin cases – these are perfect for the air fryer for more than just cakes! You can use them for my onion bhaji recipe, hash browns, eggs and much more!