People often ask us can one use a glass bowl in an air fryer? what would happen to it would it survive or explode? We'll for you and your family's safety we don't want you to experiment and find out in a catastrophic fashion so we are here to give you our best answer with a little bit of research that we have done.
Using glass ware to cook is great, its easy to clean and doesn't contaminate your delicious creations with any nasty plastic smell and taste. We understand the allure of using glass ware in an air fryer but not all glass ware is created equally.
Are Glass Bowl's Safe in an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is like a mini oven and should be treated as such when deciding what to put and not put inside of it. Most glass ware does not like extreme temperature so most likely if you try to cook any thing in a glass bowl in an air fryer the bowl will probably shatter and ruin your food.
The reason most glass dishes are not safe in the air fryer is the material expands and due to its brittle nature, when it expands it begins to fracture. Pyrex is a proprietary blend of soda lime glass that is capable of withstanding the elevated temperatures without shattering. Pyrex was developed in the early 1900's by corning inc. Pyrex glass ware is capable of withstanding high temperatures up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit so a pyrex dish will be safe in air fryers since most top out at 400 degrees.
What type of cookware can I use in an air Fryer?
A safe alternative to glass would be oven safe silicone cookware and bakeware or metal pans. The silicone cookware is smell free, non stick and very easy to clean, rinse in the sink and toss in the dishwasher. Silicone Bakeware can with stand temperatures up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit like Pyrex but at a much lower cost. Usually Pyrex Glass ware is expensive, Silicone is easy to manufacture and many competitors in the market are able to sell it at a much lower price.
Another low cost, easy clean up alternative is disposable aluminum foil baking pans. The nice thing about aluminum is you don't have to worry about it shattering or exploding in an air fryer. Easy to clean because you just throw it away or recycle it once you are done with it. For the savvy moms out there you might be able to wash it to get one or two more uses out of it. The best thing about disposable aluminum foil baking pans is that they are great for pot luck's and family out door dinners and they look amazingly fancy in Uber Party Pans. The Uber Party Pans are retro chic, portable, easy to clean and make your dinner party cool and super cute, your friends and family will love the upscale look.
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