Summary – Yes, you can put ceramic bowls, ceramic plates and ramekins into your air fryer. You simply need to ensure that they are oven safe and consider some of the factors we outline below.
In this post, we answer the common question ‘can you put ceramic bowl in air fryer’. It’s a fairly common question which is related to a number of questions relating to the materials that can safely be placed within an air fryer.
Many of these questions are a result of people not quite understanding how an air fryer works…or how it actually cooks.
In essence, an air fryer is simply a powerful convection oven. It circulates the air very quickly in the basket, cooking the food quickly. The ‘fryer’ aspect of it must be causing plenty of confusion out there, something manufacturers probably need to address. It isn’t simply fried food, it so much more than that.
Can you put ceramic bowl in air fryer?
The simple answer is yes! However, the important aspect is to understand whether your ceramic bowl is suitable for your air fryer.
In principle, ceramic bowls and plates are perfectly capable of handling high heats. Indeed, some ceramic Dutch ovens are designed specifically for this purpose.
How do I know if my ceramic bowl is air fryer oven friendly?
If it is a plain ceramic bowl, it is likely to be perfectly fine in your air fryer. In some cases, your question is answered by the bowl itself. Underneath, it may be marked as ‘oven safe’. If this is the case, you can use it without question.
However, the complications start when other materials and finishes are applied to it. Before you air fry, you need to consider them.
You will often find that ceramic bowls have a glaze on them which gives them a glossy finish. This aspect may not be air fryer friendly. Indeed, you may find that air frying may lead to it getting dulled.
Are there any patterns on there? These are likely to be painted on there, again calling into question whether they can survive the intense heat generated by air fryers. Remember, we are talking 400F and higher.
These are questions that need to be answered before you consider using ceramic bowls and plates in your air fryer.
Safety using ceramic bowls in your air fryer
Please be careful when you use ceramics in your air fryer. Not simply actually using them but I refer to actually taking out the ceramic bowls from your fryer basket after cooking.
Ceramics, such as a ceramic ramekin hold onto heat, so the bowl is likely to be very hot.
The actual air fryer basket can be relatively small so you may be tempted not to use oven gloves to remove it. This is a mistake and you may well burn yourself. Please be safe, use hand protection when handling hot ceramics.
How should I use my ceramic bowl in my air fryer?
The principle of how an air fryer works is based around the air flow around whatever you are cooking. This is why there is a fryer basket in the air fryer drawer. When you place your food in there, the air can still circulate around and through the basket.
This is why you need to leave the basket in the air fryer drawer, regardless of whether you are using a ceramic bowl, aluminum foil, a steel bowl or even a glass bowl. The principle remains the same, the air must be able to freely circulate.
Can you put ceramic plate in air fryer?
The exact same principle applies to ceramic plates as it does to ceramic bowls. You still need to follow the steps to ensure that you don’t damage your cookware, your air fryer and compromise your own safety.
Can you put ceramic bowl in air fryer? Yes! If you follow the methods of determining the safety i have outlined, you should not have any problems. Remember, that if you are unsure, put your own personal safety first.
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