There are several useful air fryer accessories, but the one must-have item is the deep dish baking pan.
What? Bake in an air fryer? Absolutely!
Air fryers are capable of more than just frying, and you may be shocked to discover how well these appliances bake. Using the deep dish baking pan, you can get delicious results on a wide variety of foods such as:
- cakes, brownies, and bar cookies
- fruit cobblers and crisps
- baked custards
- yeast breads, quick breads, and cornbread
The baking pan also comes in very handy for:
- scrambling eggs
- making omelets
- sautéing onions or other recipe ingredients
- baking vegetable dishes with runny sauces
- cooking any dish with lots of cheese or high liquid content
You can use any oven-proof dish in most air fryers, but read your instruction manual first and don’t do anything the manufacturer says not to do. If you have a dish that will fit, that may be fine for experimenting, but it isn’t ideal.
The deep dish pans made for air fryer’s have a handle, and it makes all the difference! Be aware that these pans make for a pretty tight fit inside the air fryer basket. That handle makes them much easier to remove without getting burned or accidentally spilling contents from the pan. It seems like such a small thing but is so important – worth every penny you pay for the baking dish.
Below are the baking pans currently available either alone or in sets. The good news is that most of the prices have come way down in recent months, so if you want to start getting the most from your air fryer, now is a great time to buy.
This is the original air fryer baking pan made by Philips. It measures 6″ x 6″ x 3″ and will fit either the average size or extra large Philips air fryer models (or any air fryer that can accommodate a 6″ square pan). I own this pan and can vouch for its quality. After hundreds of uses, it is holding up extremely well.
However, it is also the most expensive pan. Compare to the next option from Hiware.
At this writing, this set sells for less than half the cost of the Philips pan alone. I haven’t ordered it yet, but the pan in that photo sure looks exactly like the Philips pan. Update: I ordered this pan and the quality is excellent. It is a hair’s breadth taller and a teeny bit heavier than the Philips and looks almost identical. The only difference I can find is the shape of the pan where the handle attaches, but you almost need a magnifying glass to see the difference. I definitely recommend this pan.
If the basket of your air fryer is round, the pan in this set may be a better fit for you. This pan is 6″ in diameter, so it should also fit into any square shaped baskets as long as they measure more than 6″ in width and length.
Instead of buying the above set, you can save big by purchasing the round baking dish alone. It costs less than half what you’ll pay for the set.
Air Fryer Accessories for XL Models Only
These accessories are made for extra large size air fryers. This deep dish baking pan measures 8″ in diameter.
[XL-VERSION] Air Fryer Accessories XL – Fits All 5.3 – 5.8QT – Non-Stick Barrel / Pan + Silicone Mat + Air Fryer Recipes, Compatible with Power Air Fryer XL / Philips Avance XL HD9240 / GoWISE USA XL
I own the smaller version of these two pans made by Hiware. I also own Philips brand accessories and here’s the scoop: In my opinion the Philips Air Fryer is worth every penny. However, there is no reason to pay top price for accessories. Quality of the Hiware pans is excellent and every bit as good as the Philips brand.
These accessories will be too large to fit into average sized air fryers such as the Philips HD9220 or HD9230.
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