The secret to crispy food is the oil. Your Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven is designed to produce deep-fryer results without all the oil, but a little bit of oil – usually a teaspoon or tablespoon of two – is still required to achieve best results. Always follow the air fryer recipe.
An oil spritzer is a great way to control the amount of oil going on to and into your food, add flavors, and experiment with different types of oil. And when experimenting, remember to choose an oil with a high smoke point. Corn, canola, peanut, avocado, grapeseed, and extra light olive oil are all ideal for Air Frying.
Other ways to apply oil to your food include:
- Brush – Use a basting brush to apply a little oil or fat to meat, fish, and roasted veggies.
- Toss – Most stir-fry and sauté recipes require vegetables to be tossed in a little oil before air frying.
- Hand-rub – Use your hands to spread the oil evenly over the surface of food.
Note: Commercial cooking sprays burn at low temperatures and may damage non-stick surfaces of your Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven and accessories.
INSTANT TIP – Do not use any fat that can be applied as a solid to air fried foods.