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Baked Potato

In the air-fryer

Can I Make a Baked Potato in the Air-Fryer?

Air Fryers work like convection ovens, where hot air circulates around the food, cooking it from the outside in.  Because air fryers are similar to convection ovens they make for a wonderful baked potato.  However, due to their smaller capacity, they don’t allow for large batches, and steam can build up in the cavity when at capacity.  Air fryers also do not get as hot as convection ovens.

Pros vs. Cons of Air-Fryer Baked Potato



– Air Fryers heat up faster than a traditional oven with less energy.
– Could result in faster cook time.
– Crispy Skin on the potato.



– The air fryer will not get as hot as a traditional oven and has significantly less airflow due to a smaller cavity.
– Not good for larger batches.
– Not necessarily faster than a home convection oven.