One of the best thing about having an air fryer is that you’ll never have a feeling of eating left over food from last night, simplify because air fryer reheats your leftover food in a way that it taste as good as freshly cooked food. Obviously it’s a new technology and it intends to cook or reheat your food quicker than your traditional oven and it also makes sure that food doesn’t loses its crisp even if it’s your leftover from last night.
We all love pizzas and in our parties, gatherings and take away meals it’s one of the most popular item. Surely with pizza a term named as leftover also do comes in your mind often when too many of them are ordered in home parties or family gatherings.
In my personal experience of eating my leftover slices of pizza and I guess you can also relate to it if you’re also a pizza lover just like me, I found them not as good as when they came in fresh usually when you reheat them in microwave oven they become soggy and sometime unevenly heated. I was in desperate search for finding something that brings them back to its original form. Sounds unbelievable? But it’s not! The air fryer is the machine that does the work for you. I was surprised on the result when I did it for the first time.
When I was reading reviews of different brands of Air Fryers e.g. Cosori, Ninja, Instant Pot, Power XL, Nuwave, Gourmia and after much consulting and reading of different product reviews by far honestly buying an air fryer from Ninja was my best decision.
Guideline: “How long to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer”
Mostly importantly with an air fryer you need to keep certain steps in mind when you’re reheating your pizza. First pull your pizza out from the fridge and make sure that you nicely place the slices in the air fryer and make sure that slices don’t overlap each other. In case you overlap them then it wouldn’t give you the best result and ultimately you’ll have pizza that is unevenly cooked with some parts really hot and some cold.
As a second step set the temperature of the air fryer to 350 degrees if you’re reheating a thick crust pizza, and in case of thin crust it is recommended to set the temperature at 325 degrees. Try to cook it slow and in first round cook it for 3-4 minutes and then pull it out to check the temperature and then cook for additional 1-2 minutes until your pizza slices are thoroughly heated.
It’s important to make a check in between because each slice could be reheated differently due to different size. Don’t worry about losing the heat of the air fryer when checking in between as it’s designed to function that way.
Usually in a traditional oven when you make a check while your food is been cooked you lose heat but in air fryer If you make a check for some seconds than you won’t be losing heat which is the best thing about air fryer. The simple mechanism behind this is that in traditional oven the hot air is circulated in the whole compartment evenly but in an air fryer the hot air is directly circulated to your food which doesn’t only speed up the cooking process but also makes it crispy as discussed earlier.
You can always set the temperature up or down 25 degrees according to your heating process in order to prevent it from burning before it’s heated completely. Take them out once you feel that it is warm enough and don’t wait or overheat it which will cause the pizza to dry out or get even burned.
Some Tips about Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer
You don’t have to use oil to reheat your pizza. If you think it’s going to stick then you can spray some oil in the basket or tray of the air fryer. If you prefer to have a really crispy pizza then you can spray some olive oil on the base of the pizza slice before reheating it.
The general rules of reheating are same of all kind of air fryers but the quantity you want to reheat depends on the size of your air fryer. Make sure never to crowd you air fryer with too many pizza slices and always place them carefully in the center of the air fryer basket. If you want to reheat several slices at once then you can use double layer rack which is very convenient and helpful and never place slices on top of each other. You can reheat in the basket or also on the tray of the air fryer both works fine.
You can also add a spoon of water in the lower tray of air fryer if you don’t want it to loose moisture completely. After it is reheated well just don’t delay and enjoy your fresh pizza. You can also cook frozen pizza in an air fryer just reheat it beforehand.
The air fryer is absolutely one of my favorite kitchen appliance because it doesn’t only gets the job done but it does it in a very caring way that we actually prefer. Imagine microwave just reheats your pizza but an air fryer not only reheats it but it restores its crisp and give it a fresh taste which is something much more than reheating and also something that we desire and were also missing in our lives so far.
You can reheat several other things in an air fryer let alone the pizza. You won’t believe it but the precooked fries and chicken wings can also get their crispiness back. There are several things that I can mention but my purpose was to focus on pizza since it’s commonly consumed and the reheating of its leftover is also very common.
In this fast life where we tend to do things quick, and a lot of time when we have to consume leftovers from the previous day then in this scenario an air fryer should be a ‘must’ thing in among your kitchen appliances. Obviously you would like to eat something that has a better taste or really close to the freshly cooked one. I hope you would have now brief understanding about how to reheat your pizza in an air fryer.