Forget scouring the internet for the best oven to air fryer conversion chart. Adapt one (or many) of your favorite recipes to your air fryer with this helpful conversion chart!
I don’t need to tell you about the many benefits of using an air fryer! When I first invested in one, I had so many recipes come to mind that I wanted to test out with it. There are TONS of air fryer specific recipes out there, and I had a ball with this when I was first getting started.
Picture this: You’ve found an awesome recipe to try out. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect meal, but the recipe calls for a regular oven instead of an air fryer!
Don’t get discouraged, and definitely don’t toss the recipe out. Many recipes that call for traditional oven cooking can be converted to use with an air fryer. You just need to pull out your handy air fryer conversion calculator!
Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:
- The best tips for an oven to air fryer conversion and how to put them into practice.
- How to take a recipe that calls for a regular oven and convert it to use with your air fryer.
- How to use an air fryer calculator for frozen food.
- Directions on how to get a free printable air fryer conversion chart.
Don’t let a recipe that calls for baking in an oven hold you back. You can convert most oven recipes and use your air fryer instead.
If you have an oven with an air frying setting, use our oven with an air fryer how-to guide.
Use Celcius? Use our Air Fryer Calculator in Celcius instead here!
Air Fryer Calculator
Just type in the oven directions for your favorite foods and they will be adjusted to air frying time and temperatures!
How to Convert Air Fryer to Oven Directions
STEP ONE: Find your recipe and locate the conventional oven cooking temperature as well as cook time.
STEP TWO: As a general rule of thumb, reduce the temperature by 25 degrees F and the cooking time by 20%.
STEP THREE: Keep an eye on your food as it cooks. Remember that you can always add more time and/or increase the cook temp if you find that it’s taking too long!
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Keep your new printable air fryer cooking chart on hand so that you can try out new recipes whenever you want.
Quick Air Fryer Conversion for Frozen Food
If you’re interested in using your air fryer for frozen food, the same conversion rules apply. The most important thing to note with frozen food is that you must not set your cooking temp too low.
Remember—to get that crispy air fryer goodness you’re after, the temperature needs to be at least 350 degrees F.
With frozen, you won’t have to go use any oil either! You can read more about oil in the air fryer here.
Tips to Convert Oven to Air Fryer
Here are some general tips to convert oven to air fryer temps and times:
- Preheat your air fryer for maximum crispiness and even cooking.
- Add oil when needed for certain raw foods.
- Avoid stacking food when you can. Use only a single layer of food to get crispy results.
- Use our recipe search feature to find your favorites and follow our easy directions instead!
Does an Air Fryer Cook Quicker Than an Oven?
Yes, an air fryer cooks quicker than a conventional oven. You’ve probably noticed that there is a fan inside your air fryer.
This promotes even cooking, allows air to circulate the food, and helps the heat to transfer much faster than a traditional oven. An air fryer can shorten cook time AND make your food crispier!
How Can You Convert Baking Time to an Air Fryer?
To convert baking time to an air fryer, reduce the temperature by 25 degrees F and reduce the cooking time by 20%.
These are general rules, so you’ll want to keep an eye on your food (at least the first time you try out a new recipe) to make sure that it’s cooking correctly.
How Do I Convert Deep Frying to Air Fry?
For deep fryer to air fryer conversion, the same rules apply. Similar to a recipe that calls for a conventional oven, lower your air fryer’s temperature by 25 degrees F.
If a recipe calls for deep-fried chicken wings to be cooked at 350 degrees F, set your air fryer to 325 degrees F.
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