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Air Fryer Cooking Times. Learn how long to cook the most popular foods in the air fryer. This air fryer cooking chart is easy to print and download and perfect for air fryer beginners. After printing this air fryer cheat sheet, place it on your fridge or in your recipe binder for easy reference during air fryer cooking.

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Air Fryer Cooking Times Cheat Sheet

First thing is first, what would you call it? I call it my air fryer cooking times cheat sheet, but you might also call it:

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There are probably a hundred different names for it. But essentially it means the same thing. It is a printable air fryer PDF that lists the top air fryer recipes and their cooking times and temps.

An easy reference that you can re-use as many times as you like when you are about to cook dinner in the air fryer.

You might be about to cook dinner, then realise you have forgotten the cook times for it. Instead of scrolling through a long air fryer recipe, you just want to know the time and temp and that is when our air fryer cooking times cheat sheet becomes your new best friend.

Even better it is totally free, and you can store it on your laptop, tablet and phone as a PDF and print it too if you wish. I know when I am cooking in the kitchen I love to have my favourite air fryer cook times on my phone and then I can quickly open it on the phone, reference it and get back to cooking dinner.

How Does An Air Fryer Cook?

An air fryer cooks with air technology. This means that air circulates around the food and the food cooks with air. This creates a similar result as you would expect with a convection oven.

This also means that you need very little oil, but you do need to adjust the way you cook compared to a regular oven.

Air fryer cook times tend to be less and food needs to be turned to make sure that you get an even cook, especially with the air circulating above the food.

How Long Does An Air Fryer Last?

This can vary depending on the brand of air fryer that you own. Like many things in life, you get what you pay for.

The Philips Airfryer brand is the best and was also the first. This means that they had time to make theirs the best and constantly improve the air technology.

I bought my first air fryer back in 2011 (it was this one) and it didn’t need replacing for 7 years. Even then after 7 years it was scruffy with a broken part. We could have got the part repaired but we wanted to move up to the modern version, as it felt like we were stuck in the dark ages.

It is also worth mentioning that our air fryers are used up to 10 times a day and that you probably will use your less and will last longer.

Food Cooked In An Air Fryer

You are probably wondering what food is like that is cooked in the air fryer. My first thought is lower in fat.

You can cook air fryer roast potatoes with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Compare this to deep frying them in a litre of oil and I am sure you get the idea.

But even though food is low fat, the flavour is just as good, and the crisp is like deep frying.

Think of food cooked in an air fryer as a healthier alternative but while still enjoying all your favourite foods.

How Long Does Air Frying Take?

This is like asking how long does food take to cook in the oven, and your answer will often be, that it depends on what food you are cooking.

Well the same rule applies to the air fryer.

Quick foods in the air fryer like reheating food carries the lowest cook time, whilst food like an air fryer frozen whole chicken is likely to take the longest.

Air Fryer Cooking Chart

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We have more than 400 air fryer recipes on Recipe This and have been air frying since 2011, so which ones do we place in our air fryer cooking chart?

Well for a bit of fun we chose a different approach than usual to compile this air fryer cheat sheet.

We checked online to see what air fryer recipes people want to cook first when they get a new air fryer and went with those.

Making this air fryer cheat sheet ideal for the air fryer beginner that wants to figure out the air fryer cooking times.

It includes 25 best air fryer favourites including:

Plus, when you download the printable you also get all the recommended temperatures too in both C and F.

Printable Air Fryer Cooking Chart

Below you can subscribe for FREE to Recipe This and receive our air fryer cooking chart in PDF.

Though when you enter your email address its not just about the cooking times chart for popular air fryer food, it is about accessing all our free ebooks and printables.

It is through the members area that you can access our air fryer bucket list that includes a free air fryer recipe ebook of all the top 25 air fryer recipes that are mentioned in this cheat sheet. We also have an air fryer mini course and so much more.

It is also though the members area that you get all our other free cooking times printables that can help you plan your air fryer meals more efficiently and know the cook times as you air fry.

101 Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners

We also have an amazing air fryer cookbook for beginners. It features 101 beginner friendly air fryer recipes that you can follow along with at home. It is regularly updated to reflect the best and easiest air fryer recipes.

It is ideal for getting to know the air fryer or growing your air fryer knowledge further.

You can download the air fryer beginner cookbook here.

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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. I have the PowerXL fryer oven and usually use the racks, mine didn’t come with the basket you have. Are the cook times for the racks the same as the basket?

    1. Hi Christine,

      It would depend what you are cooking. If you are cooking roast potatoes on the rack these would cook quicker because they are spread out rather than on top of each other in a basket 🙂

    1. Hi Laura,

      After searching Google, yours looks like an air fryer oven, unless there is a different one? We used a Power air fryer oven for our air fryer oven recipes and the Philips we use is a basket air fryer, like this one:

      The link is direct from Amazon. Instant pot do the basket air fryer here:

      This one is the closest to the Philips we use 🙂

      Hope the information is helpful!

    1. Hi Debnie,

      Thank you for your question. Yes you can toast bread in your air fryer. We have a recipe here for you:

      In this recipe we used an air fryer oven but you can also use a instant pot or mealthy crisp lid which acts like an air fryer. We have also tried to do it in a basket air fryer with the temp on 200c/400f and it came out fine just becareful to not over cook it otherwise it becomes hard, you just need a few minutes on each side.

      Hope this helps 🙂