Using the Air Fry Feature
Using the Air Fry Feature on Whirlpool Range or Oven
What is an Air Fryer oven?
An air fryer oven is simply a convection oven that has a built-in air frying feature that makes air frying in your oven easy. Convection fans will circulate hot air very quickly around the surface of the food, which will, in turn, crisp it up to a delicious, golden crust.
Depending on the model of your Whirlpool range or oven, you can access this feature in two different ways; 1. Through the Whirlpool mobile app or 2. Through the controls on the appliance.
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Benefits of using the Air Fry feature include:
Convenience - Using a convection oven or an oven with air frying capabilities removes the need for another appliance that takes up counter space.
Easy to clean up - Air fryers typically require cleaning the basket and the pullout compartment that the food goes in after every use, as opposed to just using a sheet pan in a convection oven.
Crispy results - Especially if using dark cookware or a perforated basket, air frying in your convection oven will give you satisfyingly crispy food.
Cook larger batches at once - Since most air fryers don’t have the same capacity as convection ovens, you’ll be able to cook more food at once than with a countertop air fryer, where you might have to cook in batches depending on the number of servings.
How to Purchase
Oven Air Fryer Basket - W11548747 is an optional accessory. Using little to no oil, it Fits on standard baking sheets stainless steel mesh design. The Air Fry Basket is not required but is recommended for best results.
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Air Fry Common Questions
How can I get the Air Fry feature?
Some models of freestanding ranges and wall ovens will automatically come with the air fry feature. Owners with specific models that have the ability to be connected, can connect their appliance to receive the feature, via an OTA (over-the-air update). Please refer to the Owner's Manual for specifics on your model.
What is the best rack position to use?
To ensure proper air circulation and air fry results, use the following guideline for a typical oven cavity:
- For ovens with five rack positions, use rack position 3
- For ovens with seven rack positions, use rack position 4.
NOTE: Rack placement will vary depending on cavity size and other factors, please reference your Owner's Manuals for specific instructions.
Do you need to preheat the oven?
This varies from model to model. If package instructions recommend preheating the oven, allow the oven to preheat for 17 minutes. Please reference your Owner’s Manual for specific information.
Should I place a tray under the air fry basket?
To help prevent food dripping, a tray or sheet pan should be placed under the air fry basket. The tray can be placed on the same rack or the rack below.
How do I clean the air fry basket?
The basket is Dishwasher Safe or can be cleaned with mild soap and water.