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Air Fryer Conversion Chart

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!

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frozen green beans in air fryer
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post: 

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  • 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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    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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    29 thoughts on “Air Fryer Conversion Chart”

    1. I like chicken patties from frozen which calls for 410 for 10 min
      Husband wants frozen burger patty which is 350 for 10 to 12
      How could I do them together in my air fryer?

      • Hi Pat, you can! When cooking two foods together, use the lower temperature needed between the two. You’ll need to increase the time because of it, so in this case, put the chicken patty in a few minutes before and then add in the hamburger. Just keep an eye on the temperatures still and pull them out when ready!

      • How do you convert the time using the air fyer in an oven.
        My new range has a built in air fyer.

      • Hi Gloria, since an oven with an air fryer in it is much larger than an air fryer, I would account for about 90-100% of the normal cooking time instead of the 80% in the chart, though always start checking it at the time given!

    2. Thank you!
      I love the air fryer.
      I have one complaint: no one told me about the sizes of the air fryers. I have to do three sets of four wings rather than all twelve at one time! Had I known there is a rectangular fryer, I might have gotten it. I was fascinated by the various functions and should have been looking at the size.

      • I find that a lot of people buy smaller air fryers at first due to cost reasons and thinking they won’t use it as much as they find they actually do. I see most people upgrade their air fryer to a larger one within a year all the time. Just keep in mind the oven style ones do take longer to preheat and also a few extra minutes to cook.

    3. Thanks for all your tips. They helped me a lot. I am 93 years old and am enjoying learning how to air fry. Things taste SO much better and are SO much better for you.

      • Wish you a long n healthy life, Gramps! At 72+, and a complete newbie to cooking, this was the greatest motivational push for me!

    4. How do I cook a frozen casserole type dish that comes packaged in a cardboard type container? This is a pan of frozen enchiladas. Thanks

      • You would stick the information into the conversion chart and use the time and temperature from there! The rule of thumb is 25 to 50 degrees lower cooking temperature and 20-25% less cooking time. If it is oven safe, it is air fryer safe!

    5. i bake a lot of cakes i have had in go in my niga airregards Pay fryer but they do not rise and the top burns can you help me
      Regards Pat

      • If they are burning before they bake through, lower your temperature by a good 20-30 degrees. You want to cook it slower to cook more even than cook it faster.

    6. I have a oven air fryer gonna cook mini apple pies says air fryer temperature 360 degrees 5 to 7 minutes how do I convert to do in my oven air fryer

      • Hi John, I offer a one-page conversion chart by subscribing to my newsletter on this page and also a 2-page chart as an option when purchasing my e-cookbook. I am not seeing your email address attached to a digital cookbook purchase, so I am a little confused about what you’re referring to.

    7. Hi Samantha,
      I am an 88 year old newbie cook, and I love cooking very much. The air fryer has been in the box for four months and my friend says get it out and get to work. I know he’s right however, you are an excellent spokes woman for this new craft that has befallen us. It’s a great way to cook food especially considering the grease and oil factor which you have eliminated that’s excellent and you’re very articulate. Keep up the good work and I got your back. Thank you.

    8. Thank you for this! I just got an air fryer option in my new oven. I’ve only heated up a couple of frozen items and I was just kind of winging it. I’m still a total novice. I’ve been feeling lost in the woods because I know it’s a lil’ different with the air fryer, but this conversion calculator will be so helpful! I bookmarked it.

    9. There is a WORLD outside the good old USofA, which mostly use centigrade. Consider the rest of the WORLD when writing guides and software to calculate things.


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