The TORC Repairs team have responded to a number of electrical call outs (that cost in the region of €300) from residents who did not take the correct precautions when using an Air fryer at home (see the photo below in the Top Tip Infographic).
Air fryers are great home appliance for saving time and money while cooking, however it is important that you take the time to read the manual and observe the safety advice.
Air Fryer Dangers To Avoid:
Don’t cook in a non-ventilated area or a small closed off corner. Place your air fryer near vent hoods and turn vent hoods on.
Don’t use your air fryer on the stove. Fires have occurred when someone accidentally turned on the stove instead of the fryer.
Make sure you have food on top of the parchment paper that’s being used for cooking. The hot air circulating through the fryer could blow unsecured parchment paper around the interior, and it could catch fire.
Don’t place the Air Fryer underneath units as the steam from the back would swell panel, trim and frontals over a period of time.
Don’t forget to check on the food while it’s cooking to avoid burning. Stay nearby and set a timer or reminder on your smartphone.
Don’t leave your air fryer plugged-in when not in use.