If your air fryer keeps turning off, there are a few different things that could be going on.
1. You Didn’t Place Enough Food In The Basket to Power the Machine!
An air fryer needs a minimum amount of food in the basket so it can create circulating hot air around it. This increases to the temperature of the cooking environment (the air inside), making for crispy results without excess oil. If you don’t place quite enough food in the basket, your machine will turn itself off automatically after 15 minutes or so (depending on which model you have) to avoid overheating and damaging any of its components. It’s also important not to overload the basket because this will decrease circulation and may lead to undercooked inner sections.
2. There Is a Problem With Temperature Control!
This is a common reason for an air fryer suddenly shutting itself off in mid-use. You may not be aware, but many current models come with a built-in thermometer that reads the internal temperature of your machine and adjusts it according to preset cooking guidelines. So when there’s a problem with this function—for example, because dirt has accumulated on the sensor—it will trigger an automatic turnoff or undercooking. Cleaning any dust away from all heating elements should solve this issue immediately, otherwise, you might need to get your machine serviced by a qualified repair technician.
3. Your Air Fryer Doesn’t Have Enough Electric Current!
One of the most common electrical problems with air fryers is that the power rating isn’t high enough for your kitchen outlet. This can lead to your machine shutting off unexpectedly mid-use, but it’s a fairly easy fix as long as you have an electric supply box with spare sockets available. Just make sure they are on a separate circuit, and plug your appliance into one of these instead.
4. Your Air Fryer Is Overloaded / Underheated / Has Something Caught Inside It!
If none of the above reasons seem to solve your problem, there is likely something wrong with the physical build of your machine. In this case, you may need to move up a model or two from whatever you currently have, because air fryers with higher power ratings are more durable and resistant to common problems. Or you may find that your machine’s build is not as sturdy as it was when you first got it—if this is the case, then it’s time to take advantage of Air Fryer Warranty coverage by contacting the manufacturer directly.
Regardless of what type of cooker you use,
Here are some safety tips that will protect both yourself and the appliance:
– Make sure there’s enough clearance around your unit so no one can accidentally touch any parts while they’re hot. Ideally set up a safe zone using fireguards or cabinets with childproof locks.
– Clean out your appliance after each use, especially if you plan on storing it for a long period of time.
– After you’re done cooking, remove the basket and allow the appliance to cool down before wiping out any excess oil or food residue on the inside. This will prevent dirt from accumulating which may interfere with future cooking sessions.
– Don’t overload your machine with large quantities of foods unless it’s designed to be used in this fashion (i.e., as a roaster).
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