Can You Put Silicone In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

You can use silicone cookware in an air fryer. Silicone cookware is safe up to temperatures of 220 C (440 F) and as the air fryer isn’t normally used to produce heat of more than around 200 C (400 F) it’s perfectly safe to use silicone cookware in the air fryer.

The Benefits Of Silicone Cookware

Many cooks have discovered the benefits of using silicone cookware in the kitchen. These benefits include;

  • Resilience
    Unlike ceramic cookware, silicone will not break if dropped and will bounce back into shape if squashed
  • Easy To Clean
    Silicone cookware can be washed easily in  warm soapy water or washed in the dishwasher
  • Allows Even Heat Distribution
    Silicone cookware distributes heat evenly which means any food cooked in silicone cookware will be cooked thoroughly at an even temperature
  • Cools Down Fast
    Silicone cookware doesn’t retain heat for too long after being cooked. Which means within a few minutes of coming out of the air fryer, it’s cool enough to handle with your bare hands
  • Can Be Taken From Freezer To Air Fryer
    Silicone cookware has what’s known as thermal stability which means it can be taken directly from the freezer and placed in the air fryer without breaking or warping out of shape
  • Versatile
    Silicone cookware can be used in an air fryer, conventional oven, steamer and microwave oven
  • Safe To Use With Food
    Silicone cookware is made from food grade silicone which means it’s safe to use with food and will not leach any harmful chemicals or toxins into the food
  • Stores Easily
    Silicone cookware is lightweight and therefore easy to store and there’s no need to worry about it getting broken in the store cupboard
  • Non-Stick
    Silicone cookware is non-stick which means there’s no need to grease the pot before use. It also means you will not need paper liners when making cupcakes
  • Inexpensive
    As silicone cookware is easy and inexpensive to produce, transport and store, it is relatively cheap to buy especially compared to ceramic cookware

Why Use Silicone Cookware In The Air Fryer?


Besides all of the above benefits, silicone cookware is great for use in the air fryer because it prevents food from spilling into the air fryer. Fat, grease, marinades, crumbs etc all stay contained in the silicone cookware and not leaking all over the air fryer basket.

Using silicone cookware also allows you to cook many baked goods in the air fryer including;

  • Donuts
  • Cupcakes
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Pastries
  • Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • And Much More

Baking in the air fryer means you only heat up a small area which saves money. Added to this is the easy clean up when using silicone cookware in the air fryer which saves time and money on washing up.

Another advantage of using a silicone dish in the air fryer when baking is how quickly it cools down. Which means you can take your baked goods out straight after cooking them.

As the silicone cake moulds are non-stick, there’s no need to use extra fat. Grease or oil to prevent the cakes from sticking which means you can reduce the fat content of your cakes simply by using a silicone dish.

What Silicone Cookware Is Available For Use In An Air Fryer?

Silicone Cupcake Mould

There are a number of different silicone moulds and cookware available for use in the air fryer. These include;

  • Air Fryer Basket Liners
  • Cupcake Moulds
  • Muffin Trays
  • Triangle Pizza Slice Cake Moulds
  • Cookie Moulds
  • Granola Bar Moulds
  • Egg Pans
  • Cake Moulds
  • Heart Shaped Moulds
  • Baking Mats
  • Halloween Moulds
  • Steamer Baskets
  • And Much More

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Tips On Using Silicone Cookware In An Air Fryer

It is 100% safe to use silicone cookware in the air fryer however, you should always stick to the following advice;

  • Always use the correct sized silicone cookware for your specific air fryer, this means allowing enough space for the hot air to flow freely
  • Never place the silicone cookware directly on the heating element
  • Take care when removing the silicone cookware from the air fryer as it may still be hot. Even though silicone cools down relatively quickly, it can still retain heat for some time after cooking

How can you tell if someone owns an air fryer?
Trust me, they’ll tell you! 😂


Frequently Asked Questions

Is silicone safe for air fryers?

Silicone can withstand high temperatures which makes it ideal for use in an air fryer. Always use food grade silicone cookware in an air fryer and handle with care after cooking as it will retain some heat.

Can I put a silicone dish directly from the freezer into the air fryer?

You can put a silicone dish directly from the freezer into the air fryer without worrying that the dish will crack, break or warp out of shape.

Is it really safe to cook in silicone?

In 1979 the American Food & Drug Administration (FDA) declared silicone to be safe for use in cooking and everyday usage.

Will silicone melt in the oven?

Silicone is unlikely to melt in the oven as it has a melting point of around 260 C (500 F). Most baking recipes require temperatures of around 200 C (400 F) so there is no need to worry about the silicone melting.

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