Can You Put Aluminum Foil in an Air Fryer Power Xl?

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Air fryers are great for making simple foods like potatoes or chicken wings, but what about more complex dishes? Can you cook food in an air fryer with foil? In this article, you will discover that you can use foil in an air fryer (with some limitations and precautions).

You can use aluminum foil in most air fryers…. Just be sure to keep it away from the heating element…. And don’t use it to clog up any holes in your air fryer…. Scroll down to the table below to see if you can put foil in your specific brand of an air fryer.

I itemize the most common air fryers people ask about using foil in and provide what people are saying about using foil in that particular air fryer and if the company has anything to say.

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Can You Use Foil In Your Air Fryer?

Let’s take a look at most of the air fryer brands people ask about using foil in…. Whether you want to call it aluminum foil, tin foil, or just plain foil the answers remain the same.

Brand:  What Customers Are Saying About Using Foil In This Air Fryer?

Can You Put Aluminum Foil In An Air Fryer Power Xl?

  1. You can use foil on the bottom of your Air Fryer Power Xl where drippings fall ( not on the actual tray) if you want…. It won’t affect the cooking process.
  2. You can bake cakes in this air fryer by using a round pan or foil, wax paper, or a combination of foil and paper.
  3. I put a piece of foil between the base and the crisper plate to make it easier to clean.
  4. You can put tin foil at the bottom of the Air Fryer Power Xl so it acts like a grease trap when you use the grill function to cook foods like bacon!

Can You Put Aluminum Foil In Gourmia Air Fryer?


  1. I could find no information from the user manual or from questions asked and comments…. However, I think it is safe to assume it is the same as other air fryers for using foil.

Can You Put Aluminum Foil In Ninja Air Fryer?


  1. Yes, it is safe to use aluminum foil in the Ninja Air Fryer…. However, it is important that you are able to create enough room for airflow so that your food can be evenly cooked.
  2. The same goes for parchment paper as well.
  3. When roasting or baking it is perfectly okay to remove the crisping tray and make room for a large foil pan if you would like to use one.
  4. many people use foil at the bottom of the Ninja air fryer to collect grease.
  5. You can cook a small pot/chuck roast fully sealed in foil.
  6. You can wrap fish with tin foil, especially when cooking multi items to prevent flavor transfer.
  7. When cooking salmon in the Ninja air fryer you can make a little foil plate with four sides that fit inside…. Using the foil in this way will contain butter or olive oil and keep it around the fish while cooking…. Yum!

Can You Put Foil In My Tefal Actifry?

  1. I couldn’t find too much information involving foil with the Tefal Air Fryer…. I did spot a suggestion in the manual involving banana slices wrapped in a foil packet so it looks okay to use foil within the same bounds as the other air fryers.
  2. Also, another customer states they are cooking steamed raw veggies in foil (using the basket).
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Brand: Are People Using Foil In This Air Fryer?

Can You Put Foil In A Nuwave?


  1. You can put foil under the basket.
  2. Like other air fryers, you can leave Aluminum foil at the bottom to catch drippings and make cleaning even easier.
  3. Customers are using aluminum foil to heat food in.
  4. For leaner foods, a simple coating of oil or wrap in foil works great.

Can You Put Foil In The Breville Air Fryer?

  1. You can use foil in this oven just as you would in a regular oven.
  2. Once again customers are using foil on the rack below the air fryer basket to make clean-up easier.
  3. People have foil-wrapped several items with good results.

Can You Put Aluminum Foil In Farberware Air Fryer?

  1. I could find no information about using foil in the Faberware Air Fryer in their manual or from customers…. I would assume you can use foil within the same limitations as other air fryers.

Can You Put Aluminum Foil In Boss Air Fryer?

  1. Yes, you can use foil in your Big Boss air fryer.
  2. You can use foil to cover the turkey inside the Boss.
  3. You can use foil to hold the juices of vegetables, etc.
  4. People are covering the bottom of the air fryer with foil to catch any mess.
  5. Customers are using foil pans inside the Boss air fryer.
  6. People are using tin foil to make cookies.
  7. People are baking in this unit using foil.
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Brand: Are People Using Foil In This Air Fryer?

Can You Put Aluminum Foil In Emeril’s Oven Air Fryer?

  1. You can cook microwave dinners in this thing so long as they are FOIL – do not cook if plastic…. But it shows that foil is okay.
  2. Once again people are lining the bottom with foil for easier cleaning.

Can You Put Foil In An Kalorik Air Fryer?

  1. You can use the drip pan (and line it with FOIL) over the lower cooking elements when using the rotisserie function – to catch all the grease.
  2. You can use aluminum foil to cover items and it does fine.

Can You Put Foil In The Copper Chef Air Fryer Oven

  1. I could find nothing about using foil with the Copper Chef – I assume it is the same as the others.
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You Even Use Aluminum Foil As A Sling

It may seem like an odd idea, but if you’ve ever tried to get something hot out of a pan with tongs, you know how much damage you can do with them.

You end up smacking the bottom of the baked good against the rim of the pan while you try to grab hold…. Aluminum foil is gentler, and because it’s flexible, it conforms to the shape of whatever you’re trying to get out.

The sling is a sheet of aluminum foil folded into a strip that you pull out of the pan before you lift out your food…. This makes it super easy to get baked goods out of the pan without them falling apart or sticking to the bottom.

These “foil slings” are easy to make and very useful for getting baked goods out of the pan without having them break apart…. Just watch the video to see how useful the foil sling technique is when using an air fryer.

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Can You Put Food Into The Air Fryer Wrapped In Foil?

Yes, you can…. And it’s so simple…. See it in action in the following video where you can see corn cobs wrapped in foil and cooked in the air fryer…. You can wrap anything in foil as you normally do in an oven.

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Can You Put Aluminum Foil In The Air Fryer For Meatloaf?

You sure can…. If you want to make meatloaf in an air fryer, cover the meatloaf with a piece of aluminum foil during cooking…. The aluminum foil will prevent moisture from escaping, keeping your meatloaf nice and moist.

Watch this video to see how to use foil correctly when cooking meatloaf in your air fryer.

In summary, as you have seen you can indeed use foil in an air fryer just use some common sense while doing so…. Most vegetables will do well with a bit of oil spread on them and wrapped in aluminum foil…. This isn’t just because the oil helps the vegetables cook faster, it also helps keep them from drying out too much.

Foil is perfect for cooking things like broccoli, asparagus, carrots, zucchini, and more! Just wrap them up tightly in a sheet of oiled aluminum foil and place them flat on the bottom rack of your air fryer…. Cook

  •  You can make perfect baked potatoes in your air fryer, but you need to wrap them up in foil (leaving space for airflow) before placing them inside.
  • To keep food from sticking to the bottom of your air fryer you can line the bottom with aluminum foil.
  • You can also use parchment paper or wax paper to line the bottom of your air fryer (but only if you are using the baking function).
  • You should not use tinfoil when using the grill feature on an Air Fryer…. The tinfoil will melt onto the heating element.
  • Placing a piece of tinfoil underneath whatever you’re frying, so that any grease that drips down will land on the tinfoil…. This way I won’t have to clean up grease splatters after you’re done frying.

When using foil with your air fryer, do not completely wrap the food in it…. Doing so will cause all of the hot air to be trapped inside the foil and will take longer for your food to cook…. It is recommended that you create small parcels out of the foil for each piece of food that you are preparing instead.

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