What to do if my air fryer only goes to 200 degrees?

There are a lot of reasons you might have a hard time getting past 200 degrees F in your air fryer. Some of which include:

First, check if the element is working. When I first started using my air fryer, it did not go above 200 degrees F regardless of what I tried to do to get it higher. After checking the unit’s manual and thinking about what could be wrong with it, I decided to call customer service.

The guy from customer service told me that there could be a lot of things going on with my fryer because “it sounds like nothing is happening when you turn it on.” This was very helpful advice! He said that sometimes the pieces inside the unit get stuck to other pieces if it has recently been oiled. The pieces need to be separated before the fryer will work properly. I oiled my unit and everything worked perfectly!

Second, check if your food is blocking the heat from getting any higher. Some foods have a lot of water in them, which can prevent your air fryer from heating above 200 degrees F. To remedy this problem, just cook those types of foods at a lower temperature or cook them longer so that they become dried out more. If you’re having another issue with your air fryer not getting hot enough to cook food well, read on to learn about other things you might want to check for.

Thirdly, make sure you are following the manufacturer’s instructions for preheating – especially if it says “let stand 5 minutes.” Most air fryers need this extra time to come up to the desired temperature.

Fourth, check if your air fryer has a different setting above 200 degrees F. I have one that goes up to 400 degrees F (that’s the highest it can go) and another that goes up to 500 degrees F.

Fifth, make sure you are using an appropriate pan for your specific model of the air fryer. For example, some models require that you use their special non-stick pan or steamer basket at high temperatures whereas other models allow for normal cookware like Fry Daddy (which is what I use).

Sixth, there could be something wrong with your unit if it won’t heat 200 degrees F even after following all the tips above. You can check out your model’s warranty information or call customer service to have it fixed/replaced if needed.

Seventh, sometimes your pressure settings may be off a little bit. I recommend checking all of these even if you don’t think they’re the problem because you might not realize that one of them is set wrong until after you try everything else on this list. To change the pressure setting on my air fryer, I press “-” and “+” repeatedly until it reaches my desired temperature (in this case 200 degrees F).

Eighth, make sure nothing is blocking the fan from blowing hot air. It could be that there is a piece stuck in there or that something fell into the unit during cooking. If you see that something is in there (e.g., a piece of plastic), try to remove it by hand – do not use your air fryer until the unit works again!

Lastly, make sure you are using enough oil. You will probably need more than 1 tablespoon of oil per pound of food when using an air fryer.


Share post on
Daisy
By Daisy

Daisy is a food blogger and home renovator with 5 years of experience, She's the one to ask for ideas on what products are worth using in your kitchen and home improvement. Being an Electrical engineer and mother of two wonderful kids, i developed interest in reviewing baby care products and gadgets.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Reviewlog.org is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Reviewlog.org IS A PARTICIPANT IN THE AMAZON SERVICES LLC ASSOCIATES PROGRAMS. AS AN AMAZON ASSOCIATE WE EARN AFFILIATE COMMISSIONS FROM QUALIFYING PURCHASES. AMAZON, THE AMAZON LOGO, AMAZON SUPPLY, ARE TRADEMARKS OF AMAZON.COM, INC. OR ITS AFFILIATES.

Best Air Fryer for Commercial Use kitchen

Best Air Fryer for Commercial Use

Commercial kitchens are fast-paced and need equipment that can keep up. The best air...

By Daisy
Does the Air Fryer Basket Rotate? kitchen

Does the Air Fryer Basket Rotate?

This question can be answered in just one word: No. At least some air...

By Daisy
Reheat quiche in air fryer: Can it be done? kitchen

Reheat quiche in air fryer: Can it be done?

Quiche is a great breakfast dish, but I find that it’s not so easy...

By Daisy
Air Fryer VS Deep Fryer – Everything You Need To Know kitchen

Air Fryer VS Deep Fryer – Everything You Need To Know

What is an Air Fryer? Is it better than a deep fryer? And what...

By Daisy
What should you not put in an air fryer? kitchen

What should you not put in an air fryer?

There are many recommended and non-recommended foods for air fryers. The following list of...

By Daisy
What accessories can you put in air fryer? kitchen

What accessories can you put in air fryer?

We would like to start with the most famous question. There is no one...

By Daisy
Best Air Fryer For Easy Clean Up kitchen

Best Air Fryer For Easy Clean Up

An air fryer is a great choice if you are looking for meals that...

By Daisy
Can I Put Silicone Accessories into my Air Fryer? kitchen

Can I Put Silicone Accessories into my Air Fryer?

Silicone is a relatively new ingredient in air fryer accessories, with many companies claiming...

By Daisy

Latest Posts

Best Air Fryer for Commercial Use kitchen

Best Air Fryer for Commercial Use

Commercial kitchens are fast-paced and need equipment that can keep up. The best air...

By Daisy
Does the Air Fryer Basket Rotate? kitchen

Does the Air Fryer Basket Rotate?

This question can be answered in just one word: No. At least some air...

By Daisy
Reheat quiche in air fryer: Can it be done? kitchen

Reheat quiche in air fryer: Can it be done?

Quiche is a great breakfast dish, but I find that it’s not so easy...

By Daisy
Air Fryer VS Deep Fryer – Everything You Need To Know kitchen

Air Fryer VS Deep Fryer – Everything You Need To Know

What is an Air Fryer? Is it better than a deep fryer? And what...

By Daisy
What should you not put in an air fryer? kitchen

What should you not put in an air fryer?

There are many recommended and non-recommended foods for air fryers. The following list of...

By Daisy
What accessories can you put in air fryer? kitchen

What accessories can you put in air fryer?

We would like to start with the most famous question. There is no one...

By Daisy
Best Air Fryer For Easy Clean Up kitchen

Best Air Fryer For Easy Clean Up

An air fryer is a great choice if you are looking for meals that...

By Daisy
Can I Put Silicone Accessories into my Air Fryer? kitchen

Can I Put Silicone Accessories into my Air Fryer?

Silicone is a relatively new ingredient in air fryer accessories, with many companies claiming...

By Daisy