The appeal of air fryers isn’t only their ability to “fry” food with a minimal amount of oil. It’s also the ease with which they do it: You just add the food, turn it on, and wait. So, cleaning a mess of stuck-on food afterward? That doesn’t jibe with the air-fryer allure.
When our ATK Reviews team tested air fryers, they preferred models with nonstick inserts because they clean up effortlessly. The nonstick surface also prevents food from sticking. But depending on what you’re cooking, you might need to take an additional step or two.
Here are tips on how to stop the sticking, from our cookbook Air Fryer Perfection.