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Do you have leftover steak? Then let me show you the best way to reheat steak in air fryer. Tested with sirloin, ribeye, fillet, and rump and more, backed by Chef Dom, this is your ultimate guide to reheating steak.

Next time you go out for a steak dinner, don’t forget to ask for a bag to take your leftovers home!

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Reheat Steak

2002 was the year that I ate the most steak I had ever eaten. I was 20 years old, and Kyle was less than a year old. Our household income was incredibly low, but we didn’t care because we got cheap steak!

Dominic worked for a meat processing factory and would specialise in trimming the bone from the beef ribs.

On a Friday night you could purchase any type of beef that you wanted for about 70% less than the market value.

It was amazing and we had a freezer full of topside, silverside, sirloin steaks and ribeye.

It was the equivalent of paying just $1 per 8 oz sirloin steak.

On a Friday night we would have steak, fries and usually a steak sauce too and it was amazing.

But because we were getting the steak in big pieces and cutting it down, we always had too much.

And that started our obsession with reheating our steak leftovers.

All these years later we are still reheating steak, but we have a better way of doing it, which we are going to show you today.

We also have a fantastic steak section in our first air fryer cookbook (the complete air fryer cookbook). It gives you time and temps for various steak recipes and shares even more tips for cooking steak in air fryer.

Can You Reheat Steak?

Absolutely. Steak is fantastic for reheating and you can reheat any type of steak. Imagine your leftover fillet steak, ribeye steak, rump steak or sirloin steak, back to its former glory.

As well as reheating your leftover steak you follow our guide to reheat fries and then have a plate of leftover steak and fries to tuck into.

Can You Reheat Steak Twice?

No, you can’t. That is because for food safety reasons meat can only be reheated once.

Therefore, if you have a lot of steak that needs reheating, only do enough for one portion and then reheat the rest of your steak later.  

Can You Reheat Steak In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can. And reheating steak in the air fryer is AMAZING. You see, if you reheat steak on the stovetop you are likely to forget how long you have been reheating the steak or do the wrong temperature. Or cook the steak on a full flame.

Whilst when you reheat steak in the air fryer you can choose the right temperature and it will beep when its done. Kind of a bit like when you do the sous vide thing where you can control the temperature.

Best Way To Reheat Steak?

As I am sure you have guessed the best way to reheat steak is in the air fryer.

The air fryer stops your steak from drying out, you can do leftover fries at the same time, you can add extra sauce to your steak and give it the wow factor.

Even better, with the air fryer you can keep the steak at the level you originally cooked it at. Love your steak medium rare, then you will be pleased to reheat your steak to medium rare.

Or let’s say you are making your steak ahead. You can purposely under cook your steak to guarantee the correct doneness.

How Do You Reheat Steak Without Drying It Out?

When you reheat a steak it’s all about the temperature. Too hot and what happens is that you are cooking the steak again, so this can turn your medium steak to well done.

Instead, you need to focus on a lower temperature of 160c/320f.

Another important reheating steaks tip is to spray with a little extra virgin olive oil, as it stops it from getting dry as it warms up.

More Meat You Can Reheat In Air Fryer

Beyond reheating steak, there are plenty of other meats that you can reheat in the air fryer.

Some favourites include reheating chicken wings, fried chicken from KFC, your whole chicken, your burgers and of course roast beef from yesterdays Sunday dinner.

Reheat Steak Air Fryer Ingredients

Reheat Steak Air Fryer Ingredients

Steak – You can reheat any leftover steak that you have in. Note that the steak we reheated was 6oz so you will need to adjust if yours is smaller or bigger than ours. You can also mix it up with which steaks you are reheating and can even reheat several at once (like we are doing). We reheated sirloin, fillet, and t bone.

Oil. Even though we don’t cook our thawed steak in the air fryer with oil, we do recommend it for a reheat. This is to stop the steak from drying out. Just a spray on each side will do the trick.

Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?

I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them. But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

How To Reheat A Steak In An Air Fryer?

  • Store. Firstly, make sure as soon as you know you have steak you are not eating, to store it in the fridge.
  • Prep. Next place the leftover steaks into the air fryer, spreading them out so none are on top of each other. Spray the tops with olive oil and then air fry for 6 minutes, with 3 minutes on each side at 160c/320f.
  • Flip. When you flip your steaks over, make sure that you add extra spray.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is to warm up steak in air fryer and why you should be doing it too!

How Long To Reheat Steak In Air Fryer?

Our air fryer leftover steak took JUST 6 minutes. This included a flip halfway through and the air fryer doesn’t need a preheat which is much faster compared to warming up steak in the oven.

What Temperature To Reheat Steak In Air Fryer?

The perfect temperature to reheat steak is 160c/320f. Any higher and you will continue to cook the steak rather reheat and it can turn a tender medium steak into a well done dried out steak.

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When you air fry leftover steak the important thing is to make sure you don’t air fry it for too long as it will dry out. We have a thermometer in our kitchen, that way we can quickly do an internal temp to avoid over cooking the steak.

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Air Fryer Steak Recipes

Plus, don’t forget your steak sides. Our favourite in the air fryer include: air fryer frozen onion rings, air fryer tomatoes, peppercorn sauce without cream, soup maker cheese sauce or air fryer garlic mushrooms.

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This is an updated post. We were originally the first to share reheating steak in air fryer and this is updated from 2021.

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Reheat Steak In Air Fryer

Do you have leftover steak? Then let me show you the best way to reheat steak in air fryer. Tested with sirloin, ribeye, fillet, and rump and more, backed by Chef Dom, this is your ultimate guide to reheating steak.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
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  • Grab your leftover steak from the fridge. We are reheating sirloin, fillet and pieces of t bone.
    How Long To Reheat Steak In Air Fryer?
  • Place the leftover steak into the air fryer basket and spray the top with olive oil to prevent it drying out.
    How Long To Reheat Steak In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry leftover steak for 6 minutes at 160c/320f, turning it half way through and then spraying again with olive oil.
    How Long To Reheat Steak In Air Fryer?


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Please note: This reheating steak in air fryer recipe was tested in our Cosori Air Fryer XL (its this one). Air fryers vary so adjust if necessary, depending on the quality of your air fryer. Or consult the temperature test on page 18 of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook.
Temperature. Avoid a high temperature when reheating in the air fryer. Cooking at 200c/400f will result in your steak becoming dried out and ruined.
Chunks. If you have just leftover chunks rather than a full steak, I recommend 4 minutes on each side instead.
Thanks for reading how to reheat steak on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to learn more about reheating food, check out reheat pizza in air fryer next.


Calories: 364kcal | Protein: 35g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 469mg | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 3mg
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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. 5 stars
    I was a little wary at first when I saw the 5 star ratings. Figured you had very loyal friends, for that I must admit I was wrong. Your recipe helped my steak come to LIFE! I could not believe it. it even worked for my sausages 320 for 6 mins. and it was like they hopped off grill. Excellent tastes Ma’am.

  2. 5 stars
    I used mine to reheat it for my dog. Strange how he loves steak warm but not cold, your advice and instructions are helping me so much many thanks.

  3. 5 stars
    It tasted so good reheated why i have done it in the past in the microwave it always came out rubbery.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this i reheated mine for a sandwich and it was not dry or over cooked many thanks.