# Air Fryer Calculator

Most great recipes are not written with the air fryer in mind, but rather for a traditional oven. With an air fryer calculator, you can convert a traditional oven-based recipe so that it can be properly cooked in an air fryer.

Input the oven time and temperature in the air fryer calculator below and it will generate the air fryer equivalent so you can easily convert oven/baking instructions to air fryer instructions.

## Does an air fryer cook faster than an oven?

Air fryers cook faster than an oven because they circulate hot air. As such, a recipe that calls for baking in a conventional oven can easily be converted so that it can be properly cooked in an air fryer.

## How do I convert a recipe when air frying rather than baking?

A recipe that calls for baking in a conventional oven will need to be modified if cooked in an air fryer. The general rule is to reduce the recommended baking temperature by 25°F and cooking time by 20% to make a traditional recipe air fryer friendly. Please note, our air fryer calculator uses a more precise/complicated formula.

## How do I convert cooking times for an air fryer?

A reduction in both cook time and temperature is required when using baking instructions with an air fryer. Oven cooking time is reduced by 20% to convert to air fryer cook time. For example, a recipe that calls for 60 minutes in the oven, can be converted to air frying time by reducing the baking time by 12 minutes (60mins x .20 = 12 minute reduction).

## How do I convert baking temperature to air fryer temperature?

Air frying food requires a lower cooking temperature than baking. As such, recipes or directions that call for baking can be converted to air frying directions by reducing the temperature by 25°F.

Our air fryer calculator uses a more precise/complicated formula. For an exact time and temperature oven-to-air-fryer conversion, you’ll want to use our calculator.

## Can I use an air fryer instead of an oven?

You can use an air fryer rather than an oven on almost all recipes that call for using an oven. An air fryer cooks food by circulating hot air (like a convection oven), which causes the food to cook quicker. Using  the oven time and temp in an air fryer you would result in overcooked food. You can, however, reduce the time and temperature and use an air fryer instead of an oven.

Our oven to air fryer conversion tool will show you exactly what time and temperature to use with an air fryer.

## How long do you air fry compared to baking?

The general rule is that you reduce the oven time by 20% to calculate air frying time.  This works well for moderate temperatures, but you’ll want to use our oven to air fryer calculator for a precise calculation.

## When should I use an air fryer calculator?

When you find a great recipe, but the directions call for baking in a traditional oven. You can easily convert the oven time and temperature to air fryer instructions with our air fryer calculator.

## What does 375°F in an oven equate to in an air fryer?

375°F in an oven would equate to 350°F in an air fryer. The general rule is to reduce the proposed baking temperature by 25°F to convert to air fryer temperature. The general rule works well at moderate temperates. For an exact conversion, you’ll want to use our over to air fryer calculator.

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