Yes, you can add a few drops of water at the bottom of your air fryer below the basket. But remember that Air Fryer is not meant for steaming the food, so only add a few drops of water (not more than that).



Do I need to add water to my air fryer?

While you are air-frying

Add water to the air fryer drawer when cooking fatty foods. Adding water to the drawer underneath the basket helps prevent grease from getting too hot and smoking. Do this when cooking bacon, sausage, even burgers if they are particularly fatty. Don’t overcrowd the basket.

Can you put wet vegetables in an air fryer?

Drain the soaked vegetables, and pat all the vegetables dry. Mix olive oil, salt and seasoning in a large bowl. Add the firm vegetables [Note 2] and toss to coat with the seasoning. Place firm vegetables in air fryer basket and air fry for 5 minutes.

How much water do I put in my air fryer?

If you’re cooking greasy food in your air fryer, don’t be surprised if you see some white smoke shooting out the unit. To solve it, just pour a little (around 2Tbsp) of water in the bottom of the basket. It will stop the smoke and your food will continue to cook.

Can you air fry vegetables without oil?

Do air fryers need oil? Nope! Air fryers work by circulating hot air, which makes your food crispy without the need for oil. If you do add oil, it should be directly on the food (for example, rubbed onto vegetables before air frying).

How to cook vegetables in an air fryer?

Prep your veggies by chopping them to the size you want, optionally drizzling with oil (this will make them a bit more roasted tasting in the end). Add to your air fryer in as flat of a layer as possible and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, shaking the air fryer pan once or twice during cooking to promote even cooking.

Do you add water to an air fryer?

Yes, you are supposed to add water mostly on the pan or drawer underneath the frying basket. This makes sure that during the cooking process the air fryer doesn’t smoke too much.

Can you cook soup in an air fryer?

When you’re cooking fatty foods, which normally smoke when heated, adding a tablespoon of water will reduce the formation of smoke. Heating soup in a bowl in the air fryer is also perfectly fine. Make sure that any liquids placed in the air fryer are kept away from the electronics as it may create a short-circuit.

Can you cook frozen food in an air fryer?

Cooking experts recommend using an air fryer to prepare frozen food, bake cookies, and even “fry” bacon. For the uninitiated, an air fryer isn’t actually a fryer at all but more like a countertop convection oven using a bit of oil.