How To Use Cuisinart Air Fryer (Chicken Wings & French Fries)? 3 Simple Steps


How To Use Cuisinart Air Fryer?

You are probably a new Cuisinart air fryer user and searching for tips and tricks on how to use Cuisinart air fryer. If so, this article is for you.

In today’s article, we will provide guidelines on how to use the Cuisinart air fryer, including two Cuisinart air fryer recipes and more tips and tricks. Keep reading our article to explore more.

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How To Use Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven?

Before First Time Use:

Step 1:

  1. Put your Cuisinart air fryer on a flat, level surface.
  2. Kindly move 2 to 4 inches away from the wall or any objects on the countertop.
  3. Do not use on surfaces that can’t handle the heat.

Note: You shouldn’t put things on top of the air fryer.

Step two:

  1. Make sure nothing is inside the air fryer.
  2. Connect the power cord to the wall.
  3. Put the appliance basket in the baking/drip pan and put it in the oven.


• Lower Position: The air fryer basket sits on the Baking/Drip Pan at the bottom of the oven.

 In the top spot: the baking/drip pan slides onto both sides of the appliance.

Step 3:

Turn the knob for the temperature to choose a cooking temperature (from warm to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit) and choose how long to cook (up to 60 minutes).

The light will turn red to show that the cooking process has begun. When the timer reads “OFF,” the unit will ring to show that the cooking cycle is over. You can check the Cuisinart air fryer user manual for better comprehension.

Cleaning Tips (How To Clean Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven)

• Always unplug the air fryer from the main power outlet and let it cool down completely before cleaning.

• Don’t use abrasive cleaners on the finish because they will damage it. Just use a clean, damp cloth to wipe the outside and let it dry thoroughly. Put the cleaner on the material, not directly on the surface.

• Use a damp fabric and a mild liquid to clean the walls inside. Use a sponge with a soap solution or a spray solution. Take away any wet rag to wipe away any cleaner residue. Never use harsh abrasives or products that eat away at metal. It could hurt the top of the device. Never use steel wool pads, etc.

• You should wash the air fryer basket and baking/drip pan by hand with a nylon scouring pad or nylon brush and hot, soapy water and wash very well. These things can’t go in the dishwasher.

• Once your Cuisinart air fryer has cooled down and you’ve cooked greasy foods in it, Always clean the top of the Oven. Cleaning the Cuisinart air fryer is essential if you always use the device. 

• To get rid of crumbs, let the device cool down, remove all accessories from the inside, and wipe down the bottom.

• Use a damp cloth to get rid of grease that has baked on. Let it be soaked in sudsy water or cleaned with cleaners that don’t scratch, and use a clean, wet cloth to wipe it down.

• If you don’t understand something, check the Cuisinart air fryer instructions manual.

How To Use The Cuisinart Air Fryer For Chicken Wings?

Chicken wings are so tasty and yummy that anyone hardly refuses to take them. But with the great taste, it comes with significant calories as they are fried in deep oil. The good news is you can use a Cuisinart air fryer for cooking chicken wings, and it will be more healthy because of no oil.

We have shared two ways of Chicken Wings. Here, you can choose between plain and beer-battered.


About 20 wings 

  • Spray for nonstick cooking
  • Beer-Battered Chicken Wings:
  • 2 lbs. of chicken wings
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • 12-cup of light beer
  • Plain Chicken Wings
  • 2 lbs. of chicken wings
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt


Step 1:

  1. Put the air fryer basket on the baking/drip pan and spray a decent amount of nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix the flour and beer if you want to coat the wings in beer.
  3. Put the chicken wings and batter in a bowl.

Step 2:

  1. Sprinkle with salt and then cover in the batter.
  2. If you don’t want to coat the wings in beer, put them in the basket.
  3. Put salt on top.

Step 3: 

Put the air fryer on the upper rack and set the temperature to cook at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cook until the food is golden and crispy.

Step 4: 

When the chicken wings are done, put them in the sauce immediately or add the toppings you want, like butter, garlic, fresh herbs, etc.

How To Use Cuisinart Air Fryer For French Fries?

French fries are a popular snack from kids to adults; everyone loves this food. Like other fried foods, french fries have lots of calories. But you can make healthy french fries using a Cuisinart air fryer. Follow our step-by-step guidelines.


  • 1 pound of russet potatoes (about three medium-sized ones)
  • One teaspoon of kosher salt or salt with spices
  • Olive oil, for spraying
  • Sauce for serving


Step 1: Cut the potatoes into pieces about 4 inches long and 14 inches thick slices. Always rinse the potato first before cutting. Pat everything dry.

Step 2:

  1. Put the air fryer basket on the baking sheet or drip tray. You can put some dried potatoes in the pan.
  2. Use oil to spray.
  3. Put salt on it.
  4. Spread out into one layer.

Step 3: 

Put the appliance on the top Rack and set the temperature to 400°F for 15 minutes until the crispness you want is reached.

Step 4:

  1. When the fries are done, please put them in a bowl to serve.
  2. Taste it and change the seasonings as you like.
  3. Serve right away.

How To Use Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven?

We have already shared in the above how to start or set the temperature, so we don’t want to repeat it. Please kindly check the above for general guidelines. This segment will tell you how to use the Cuisinart air fryer toaster oven for different cooking moods like baking, broiling, toasting, etc. Keep reading our article.

Air fry:

This feature is used to air fry food instead of deep frying, which is healthier. in oil. The air fry feature combines hot air, a fast blower speed, and 4upper heating elements to cook a wide range of tasty and nutritious meals. Healthier than frying in oil.

When using the air fry function, use the baking pan and air fryer basket that came with the machine. Put the air fryer basket on the baking sheet. Air frying should be done in rack position 2.


You can use this function the same way you would use your kitchen oven. Roasting meats, like chicken, or making delicate baked goods like cakes and puddings. Use the baking pan that is given to make a fresh pizza. Put it on the rack in the Oven when baking a frozen pizza.

Convection Bake:

In convection baking, a fan moves hot air around the food. as the food cooks. Use this for baked goods that need to brown evenly, like cones, cookies, bread, and pastries.

Most baking recipes say to lower the temperature by 25 degrees (5°C) when using “convection.” Always check if something is done 10 minutes before it’s time.


You can use the broiling function for cooking beef, chicken, pork, fish, and other foods. It

Also, casseroles and gratins can be browned on top of it. Convection broil works best for meats, and fish should be browned on top with the traditional broil method.


Covering the air fryer toaster oven accessories with aluminum foil is not a good idea. If the foil is covered, the fat will not drip into the drip tray. Grease can build up on the surface of the foil and could catch fire.

If you choose to cover something with foil, for the baking pan/drip tray, make sure the foil is cut to fit the pan well and doesn’t hang over the sides.


When toasting, the oven rack should always be in position 2, so the toasting is even. Place your item(s) in the middle of the rack.


If you put the oven rack in position 1 or 2 with the rack facing up, A fire could start while you are toasting. 

Turn Off:

To turn off the air fryer Toaster Oven, turn BOTH the ON/Oven timer and the

The ON/Toast Timer dial is set to OFF. 


So that is the end of the article. We hope you enjoyed reading our guidelines on how to use the Cuisinart air fryer. Try the recipes and enjoy your tasty, healthy meal with the Cuisinart air fryer. If you face any trouble, check the user manual or contact the Cuisinart customer service team.