Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I have to clean my Vortex Air Fryer?

It is recommended that you clean your air fryer after every use. For the most part, this is simply just rinsing off the racks. Since they are nonstick they rinse off very easily. You can even throw them in the dishwasher!

If you have cooked something messy. You will need to remove all of the racks and the tray on the bottom and clean them with soap and water. Make sure to wipe out the bottom with a damp paper towel.

You can use a multi-purpose cleaner or soap and water to clean the front window and wipe out the inside.

How do I keep from burning my hands in a rack air fryer?

The main thing you need to do is to use oven mitts when putting in and removing things from the air fryer. They make small ones in a perfect for the Vortex Air Fryer.

When using the rotisserie. You want to put the rotisserie and the food in before you preheat.

How do the settings on the Vortex Air Fryer work?

Here are the settings as determined by the Instant Vortex Air Fryer makers…

For the most part, the settings seem to do about the same thing. The closer to the top fryer fan, the crispier the item will be. The two main ones that we use are bake and air fry. You can use these two to cook just about everything.

Why would you use the bake function?

We use the basic function for anything we would normally cook in an oven. You can use it for anything from tape to hold.

How can I just make store-bought chicken nuggets and fries for my 5-year-old?

Check our handy Vortex Air Fryer frozen food cooking time chart.

Do I have to put oil ON the food?

You only put oil on the food when you want it crispier. If it is leftovers and you do not need to add any oil at all. Check our easy guide on how much (if any) Oil is needed while air frying!

Got questions we didn’t answer? Email [email protected] and we will get you an answer!

NOTE – this is how WE use the Instant Vortex Air Fryer. We are not responsible for misuse – please refer to the appliance manual.

What can you cook in a vortex air fryer?

For the most part, you can cook just about anything you can cook in an oven or microwave. While you CAN do it, doesn’t mean you should. Not everything will turn out great. Air Fryers tend to make things crispier, keep that in mind!

What are the best foods to cook in an air fryer?

You can cook vegetables, meats, and more. Even desserts like brownies and blondies are perfectly baked in an air fryer.

Check out our newest recipes to find new recipes to try!