I’ve heard of air fryers catching on fire, but this is not the norm! With proper care and maintenance an air frier will never go up in flames. Other than user error (which can happen when you’re novice), there’s no way it could happen unless your manufacturer shipped a faulty unit to start with–the alternative being just as hazardous: vat full hot oil serving his purpose well which unfortunately we don’t have here today…
The short answer? No—although occasional reports exist about having fires happening due to these devices overheating; usually if someone has accidently left them unattended while cooking food inside, for example – then those cases would most likely relate back to poor product design, including the heat element and lack of temperature control. But it’s important to note that if you overheat your air fryer (especially with oil), it could be dangerous!
If you follow some basic safety rules like common sense, don’t leave your fryer unattended for a long period of time, never use water to cool it down, and always be careful when you’re frying with oil, your fryer will give you much more joy than harm.
Don’t keep the lid open for a long time during or after cooking as hot steam can burn your face! If you need to check on food while cooking close the lid quickly so that heat escapes.
When using an air fryer, you should always place it on a flat surface for better stability and heating efficiency.