Answer: For optimal results with the Airfryer, you should use oven-ready products. Oven-ready snacks become golden brown and crispy when prepared in the Airfryer. If you prepare snacks in the Airfryer that are meant to be prepared in a deep-fat fryer, the snacks usually stay pale and are often less crispy.
If you did use oven-ready snacks and they did not become crispy and stayed pale. Please check the following:
The amount of ingredients:
Put smaller batches of ingredients in the basket. Cover the bottom of the basket with just one layer. Smaller batches are fried more evenly.
The set temperature:
Most snacks need to be prepared at 200ºC, except for pastry-based snacks. You have to airfry pastry-based snacks at 180ºC.
The preparation time:
If you have not preheated the Airfryer before you put in the snacks, make sure you add 3 extra minutes to the preparation time when you start frying.
Note: Most snacks need the preparation time indicated for the oven to become fully cooked. Preparation times for the deep-fat fryer are shorter and will not lead to a well-cooked result. Most snacks need between 6 and 10 minutes to cook.
Tip: If your croquettes or snacks burst when you prepare them in the Airfryer, choose a shorter preparation time.
If the snacks still do not turn out crispy and brown, we advise you to contact the Philips Consumer Care Centre in your country.