There you are, in the middle of preparing a delicious dish in your Airfryer and suddenly the device turns into a smoking device! Help! What should I do?!
We have bumped into the same issue a few times when we started to use the device. No panic though. We are happy to explain you why smoke sometimes comes out of the Airfryer and what you can do to prevent it.
When the Airfryer is turned on, it makes a buzzing sound. The buzzing sound is produced because air floats through the device. This air is heated by passing the internal heating element. The air circulation in the device ensures the heated air radiates to the product you are cooking. The heating element on its turn ensures proper grilling of the upper side of the product.
The strong air circulation causes fat and moisture to be absorbed by the device. When these substances touch the heating element, smoke will be the result. White smoke is caused by the moisture, while grey smoke is caused by fat. Smoke can be the result of cooking bacon, sausages or ribs. Grey smoke can also be caused by old fat residues which got stick to the heating element.
What should be done when smoke comes out of your Airfryer?
– Turn off the Airfryer.
– Remove the basket and the tray (watch out, this can be hot).
– Use some paper towel to remove the fat from the bottom of the Airfryer.
– Clean the heating element with the paper towel.
– Put everything back in place.
– Turn the Airfryer back on and there will be no more smoke.
When planning to cook really fat food in the Airfryer, consider putting some foil on the bottom. Press it well.
Some other tips from our visitors:
– Use a lower temperature to make your dishes.
– A thin layer of water at the bottom of your device can collect the fat.
– Use a splatter shield.