Over the last few years, cooking with an air fryer has become rather popular. While they are affordable and makes cooking easy, cooking food in an air fryer can be beneficial to health too.

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It can reduce the amount of oil used (instead of deep frying) and thus it can promote weight loss and better heart health as well.

So, if you’ve recently bought an air fryer and trying to get used to the timings of cooking items and how certain recipes can be converted from an oven to air fryer, check out this article for all the details!

Oven to Air Fryer Conversion Chart

Before I get into the details of oven to air fryer time and temperature conversions, it is essential to know that ovens and air fryers vary from brand to brand and cook times might vary too.

So, this can serve as an approximate timing idea, while it is essential that you will need to keep a track of the recipe and your item while it cooks. Also, refer to your manufacturer’s air fryer manual as well for the best guidance of certain preset cook timings of common items.

The good part about using an air fryer, as compared to an oven, is the fact that the air fryer drawer can be opened as many times as you require (to check on the item and how it is cooking), unlike an oven wherein the heat escapes each time.

Here is a general oven to air fryer conversion chart (timings):

  • Oven 10 minutes = Air fryer 8 minutes
  • Oven 15 minutes = Air fryer 12 minutes
  • Oven 20 minutes = Air fryer 16 minutes
  • Oven 25 minutes = Air fryer 20 minutes
  • Oven 30 minutes = Air fryer 24 minutes
  • Oven 35 minutes = Air fryer 28 minutes
  • Oven 40 minutes = Air fryer 32 minutes
  • Oven 45 minutes = Air fryer 36 minutes
  • Oven 50 minutes = Air fryer 40 minutes
  • Oven 55 minutes = Air fryer 44 minutes
  • Oven 60 minutes = Air fryer 48 minutes

Here is a general oven to air fryer conversion chart (temperature):

  • Oven 190°C = Air fryer 150°C
  • Oven 200°C = Air fryer 160°C
  • Oven 210°C = Air fryer 170°C
  • Oven 220°C = Air fryer 180°C
  • Oven 230°C = Air fryer 190°C
  • Oven 240°C = Air fryer 200°C

If your air fryer does not have an option to “bake” or “roast” in its settings, then it is easy to cook most of your oven recipes in it.

All you need to do is take your oven recipe and reduce the temperature by around 20°C to 30°C and cook the item for about 20% less than the oven time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Air Fryers:

1. How much oil should I use while cooking in an air fryer?

Well, oil is not necessarily a requirement while cooking in an air fryer (and that’s the whole point of it!). You can simply spray some oil under and oven the item in the air fryer drawer and you’re good to go.

2. What items cannot be cooked in an air fryer?

You cannot cook items that have wet batters, raw rice, baked goods, cheesy items, greens, large-sized/with bone meat cuts etc., in an air fryer.

3. Do air fryers offer different modes of cooking?

Yes, you can purchase an air fryer that has different modes of cooking options like baking, reheating, roasting, grilling, dehydrating etc.

4. What are the most important features to look for while buying an air fryer?

You should look into factors like the air fryer’s capacity, its price, the accessories that come along with it, the cooking presets, the temperature range, easy to clean drawers, its functionality, non-stick coated drawers, those with rotating baskets and stirrers etc.