Are you new to air fryers?
Or you wanted to know more about how…
…to optimize the use of your air fryer…
…by adding the best oil for air fryer?
Linda has some experience to share with you…
Check this out
Growing up as the youngest daughter in a masculine family,
…has encouraged me to be able to. do all the work at home.
Mom always asked me to help her to do the housework,
….as many expected young girls would do,
I help my mom. Since the pandemic, my family hasn’t..
…hire other helpers or cleaners for the house.
Some days I’ve found my mother feels lazy to cook for us…
…so, instead of waiting until I starve, I start to try to cook.
Beginning with eggs and my last attempt is to cook baby squids.
They turn out to be very jolty while I fry them.
I never experienced a hot oil landing on my skin like that.
I was scared and no longer wants to touch the kitchen.
6 months after my birthday arrived and..
…suddenly my mother came out with a huge box…
on her hand. She encourages me to touch the kitchen again…
…after opening the gift she brought me.
And I can’t believe it, she brought me an air fryer!
However, I still have no idea how to use it..
…and am afraid if one day I could break it.
So, if you just like Linda who has no clues yet..
..on how to start cooking on the airfryer..
Here is some tips for you on what. to do with your air fryer,
what kind of the best oil you can use for it.
Let’s start now!
Air frying is a fantastic technique to prepare nutritious meals.
It’s quick, simple, and handy, and it can be done…
….in any kitchen or on the move!
But, while using an air fryer, what kind of oil…
…should you use? And how do you pick amongst…
…several pump sprayer types?
What Are The Best Oils for Air Frying?
High smoke point (or flashpoint) oils that..
….won’t burn at high temperatures are the best.
What exactly does this imply?
Because the cooking element/coils are near to the meals in air fryer cooking,
….some oils start smoking at high temperatures,
….and smoke and burning are common.
Using a high smoke point oil that won’t smoke…
…at high temperatures will result in better-tasting meals
…and fewer difficulties with smoking.
Examples of high-smoke-point oils for air-frying meals
A guide of smoke points for you to refer to…
…depending on the item you’re air-frying:
- Avocado Oil: 375-400°F/190-205°C
- Grape Seed Oil: 390°F/195°C
- Peanut Oil: 450°F/230°C
- Vegetable Oil: 400-450°F/205-230°C
- Sesame Oil: 350-410°F/175-210°C
An Exception: Olive Oil
Regular olive oil works well for air frying at temperatures…
….of approximately 375°F/190°C or less. When using ordinary…
….olive oil at temperatures of 400°F/205°C or higher,
….it might burn and have a rotten odor.
Also, if you have a little air fryer or overfill it with food,
….the heating element will be too close to the food, causing it to burn.
Tips On Using Oil On Airfryer
Propeller oil sprays, either canned or pressurized,
…or oil pump sprays with propellants.
Chemicals are added to propellant pumps and sprays,
….which isn’t good for your health.
Additionally, when cooked at high temperatures,
…volatile oils have been known to cause the lining…
….of your basket to peel away.
People in our air fryer club and air fryer….
…world facebook groups have shown how the propellant…
….sprays have caused the lining of their baskets to peel.
Fill a decent pump spray or spritzer with your preferred…
…high flash point oil. This is not only cost-effective…
… but also beneficial to your health and the environment.
This may be used for any type of cooking, not only air fryer cooker.
The pump-type glass bottle sprayer has also worked well for us,
….and it hasn’t clogged up as much as some of …
…the other brands we’ve tried,
…and it has a more fashionable appearance.
Though it doesn’t contain as much oil …
…and requires pumping before use,
it will appear prettier on your counter for people who like style.
Several kinds of “misters and sprayers” that we purchased…
…from high-end kitchen stores appeared to be fine at first,
…but almost all of them clogged up with time,
…even with regular maintenance.
These products that we’ve recommended…
…above have lasted us at least a couple of years.
Another factor to consider is the spray’s fineness…
…or spatter. Some sprays are fine for grilling…
….but too heavy for air frying,
…while others are too fine or need too much pumping for too little oil.
Cooking Oils and Their Properties
Neutral oils have a high smoke point and a mild taste,
….and they can include any fat.
Non-stick sprays often contain a variety of oils,
,,,most commonly “vegetable oil,”
…as well as lecithin as an emulsifier.
They aren’t likely to be BHT or GMO-free if they aren’t labeled as such.
Vegetable oil may come from any vegetable that can…
….be used to extract oil, although it is generally 85 percent soy oil.
BHT and GMOs are commonly found in them.
Spray and health food versions are both available.
Our Top Picks Best Oil For Air Fryer
Corn Oil, Canola Oil, and Soybean Oils
All have high smoke points and bland tastes
and may include polyunsaturated oil, BHT, and GMOs.
They’re all available in spray form.
The high smoke point of peanut oil is due to the presence…
… of Genetically modified organisms. Omega 3’s are found…
…. in peanut oil and many people are allergic to it.
There are health benefits to coconut oil, it is mostly saturated fat
…and has a strong flavor. It has a high smoke point and is good …
…for your health. It has good health benefits and a strong flavor.
The first good oil can be found in many grades and prices.
Extra-virgin has a low smoke point, so go with light olive oil.
Avocado, Walnut Oil and Flaxseed Oil
all contain Omega 3 oils. They are expensive…
…and generally of high quality. Walnut and
…other nut oils have a strong, pleasant flavor that enhances some foods.
They all have high smoke points.
It’s not possible to raise the low smoke point of bacon grease. Not advisable for air fryers.
is a naturally saturated fat with a low smoke point …
…that can be problematic for air fryers.
Clarified butter, and also Ghee, have high smoke points.
Margarine And Solid Shortenings
have low smoke points, and usually, contain BHT…
…and GMO products, and are composed of trans fats and saturated fats.
We like our fats, and we love our healthy fats even more.
Hopefully, this guide will help you make the most…
…of the health benefits of your air fryers.
Best Oils For Added Flavor
While certain oils are best for higher cooking temperatures,
…you must also consider your favorite flavors when cooking in your air fryer.
For example, you wouldn’t want to use avocado oil…
…when cooking coconut shrimp or prawns. Since prawns cook at a lower temperature,
..high-quality coconut oil (which has a smoking point…
…of 350 degrees) will work in the air fryer to enhance..
….the flavor of the prawns and coconut coating used in that recipe.
You can also use infused oils, like cayenne-infused olive oil,
….which is great for making spicy dishes,
…and some of the fruit-flavored oils are fun to use for fish or chicken.
However, you should always remember to refrigerate infused oils,
especially if you add the spices yourself rather …
…than buying pre-flavored store-bought varieties.
What Is The Best Time To Apply Oil?
Air fryers do not use the same amount of oil as traditional fryers.
The traditional fryer has a lot of oil in the bottom.
If you use an air fryer, it’s best to apply the oil directly onto your food.
How Much Oil?
You can use an air fryer and only need a small amount.
The best way to make sure everything is covered…
…is to adjust the amount based on the size of the food you are cooking.
This could be a good place to purchase an oil sprayer.
You don’t have to worry about measuring
…or over-pouring oil when using an oil sprayer.
There are several types of oil that can add more…
…deliciousness to your food in the air fryer.
For example avocado oil, canola oil, or even fat oil.
To decide what’s the best oil for your air fryer,
…if you have experienced using some of the oil for another purpose,
you might be thinking.. this oil would be as delicious as the previous time!
It won’t change the taste of the oil!
I am Paty, the girl with the biggest love for food. I always have been enthusiastic about food and it has never changed.
Since my childhood days, I was a big fan of cooking and any other type of main courses.
Nowadays, I've become more interested in healthy eating, so I like to cook gluten-free recipes or vegan dishes too!
I enjoy reading books about nutrition because they help me improve myself every day.