Quick Answer

You Asked What can I use if I don’t have an air fryer basket?

Can you cook without the tray in the air fryer?

The short answer to this questions is yes. You can use air fryers without the cooking basket, if you need to. However, be careful not to block the air flow around your air fryer. If the air flow is blocked, your air flow won’t be able to perform well and you will be left with uneven cooking.

Do you put a tray under the air fryer basket?

After you air-fry

Always make sure the drip tray is underneath the mesh or perforated tray when you pull the tray out of the oven. Otherwise, grease and crumbs will drip or fall down on the oven door or countertop. Don’t pour away the juices from the drip tray too soon.

How do you put a basket in an air fryer?

Don’t overcrowd the basket.

To get foods crispy and promote even cooking, food should always be in a single layer in the air fryer basket, not stacked or layered. You can cook in batches as needed.

Is a basket or tray air fryer better?


  • Whether it’s the air fryer basket or the air fryer oven, both will cook faster than a conventional oven.
  • The air fryer basket tends to cook foods a little faster than the air fryer oven, and the amount of time will differentiate between machines and kinds of food cooked.

Where do I put the drip tray in my air fryer?

We personally put it on the very bottom below the elements. Having a tray right on top of the elements will effect cook times.

What do you use the rack for in an air fryer?

Some fryers come with a rack that lets you add a second layer of food above the basket. Now you can cook, say, four pieces of salmon instead of just two.

Where does the cooking tray go in an air fryer?

Place the cooking tray on the bottom of the air fry basket. Insert the air fry basket back into the cooking chamber.

Does the air fryer basket rotate?

The short answer to this question is no, the air fryer basket does not rotate. It is a fixed item within your air fryer’s cooking compartment.

How do you use air fryer accessories?

BEST Air Fryer Accessories to Use AND Avoid! – How to Use an Air Fryer

What do you cook in a rotating basket in an air fryer?

Perfect for fries, Brussels sprouts, chips, veggies and more, this Basket uses the rotisserie function of your Chef Series Air Fryer oven to rotate food for even cooking. Rotating Basket spins inside the Chef Series Air Fryer Oven to evenly cook fries, veggies, chips, wings, and more.

What is the difference between air fryer and air fryer basket?

An air fryer is a small countertop version of a convection oven. Air Fryers come in two models, either an air fryer basket or an air fryer oven. Both generally operate the same
the only difference is that the parts are in different places. Both will cook (air fry) your food the same.

What is the difference between an air fryer and an air crisper?

Air crisp is the same as air frying, where the joe air circulates all angles of the food to crisp it up. Broil is direct heat onto the top of the food to crisp it (think browning a steak), and baking or roasting is the same as being in your oven, baking in consistent heat slowly from the outside in.

What’s the difference between an air fryer oven and an air fryer?

The most obvious difference between a standalone air fryer and an oven is size. An air fryer is a countertop appliance that can usually cook one dish at a time while an oven is a full-sized appliance that can handle multiple dishes or larger portions.