Ninja Foodi Air Fryer is one of the most popular air fryers in the market. If you are a new user and wondering whether or not you need to preheat the air fryer before you begin preparing your favorite dishes in it? Well, the answer is YES.
Preheating your Nija air fryer will ensure your fried food turns out crispy and delicious. Not only that, it will shorten your cooking time even further if you preheat your air fryer a bit.
So how many minutes should we preheat the air fryer?
As per the manufacturers, the ideal preheat time of the unit is 3 minutes but you can leave it up for good 5 minutes if you want to make your fries even faster.
How to Preheat Ninja Foodi Air Fryer?
Here’s a 5 step guide to preheating your device. Remember to follow the steps as directed for the best results.
Step 1. Check the User Manual
As said, most air fryers have 2-5 minutes preheat time but Ninja Foodi has a 3-minute standard preheat time. If you have never used any other air fryer before, it’s best to read the manual first. Mainly because the instructions given in the manual will tell you more about the unit you have than any other guide on the internet.
Step 2. Make sure the Airfryer is clean
If you have used the air fryer before but you just figured out you need to preheat it, check if the frying basket, the heating element, and the interior of the ninja foodi are clean. Any residue of the previous cooking session will affect the taste and outcome of your dish.
Step 3. Assemble the accessories before you plug the device in
If you wish to use any of the given accessories like the multi-layer rack or crisper plate, place them inside first. You won’t have to struggle to place them in after it’s heated up. Once you’re done with the assembling, plug in the device.
Make sure you have checked the voltage, wire, and heating socket since it’s an electronic device, and it’s best to cover your basics before planning to make a meal.
Step 4. Turn on the fryer and set the timer
Turn the device on and set the timer to 3 minutes as per the manufacturers of Ninja Foodi.
Step 5. Choose the highest temperature for preheating the fryer
Like your baking oven, your air fryer will also need to be preheated at the maximum temperature. This will shorten the duration of your unit to reach the maximum heat in just 3 minutes and set it to air fry your food.
How to tell the Ninja Foodi Airfryer is Prehated?
Open the air fryer and check if the heat is coming out by bringing your hand closer to it. If the baskets are too hot to touch, your air fryer is perfectly pre-heated and ready to make your fries as crispy as you have imagined.