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Air fryers are becoming a common appliance in every modern kitchen nowadays. There are a lot of brands in the market. The Bella brand is one of the dominating air fryer manufacturers in the market currently. They offer several models of the air fryer at different budgets and sizes. In this article, we will let you know how to use Bella air fryer.
One thing about the air fryers is almost all of them arrive with the same using procedure. However, the control panel and functionalities can vary a bit. So, it is important to know how to use an air fryer before trying to cook something on it for the first time. Let’s see how you can use the Bella air fryer.
Introduction to the Bella Air Fryer Control Panel
Typically, the Bella air fryers arrive with a temperature control dial that allows you to adjust the temperature from 175F to 400F. You can easily adjust the temperature by turning the dial at any time. You will find the blue heat on the light turned off while the preferred temperature is reached. To maintain the temperature the heating element and light may turn on and off several times.
Next comes the countdown timer dial that allows you to control the cooking duration. After adjusting the timer dial, the power light (RED) will illuminate to let you know that the device is on. You can open the basket drawer halfway to check how they are cooking. Once you put back the air fryer completely, the food will begin cooking again from where it is left.
Before Using the Air Fryer for the First Time
Here is something you need to be aware of while using the Bella air fryer for the first time.
- The air fryer comes with the frying basket locked into the drawer inside the machine. You will require to grasp the handle firmly to open the drawer and then you can release the air fryer basket.
- You will need to slide the basket lock forward to find the release button. Then press the button to release the basket from the device.
- Make sure to get rid of the packaging materials and labels from both interior and exterior before cooking. Then clean the air fryer basket and drawer in soapy hot water.
- You can use a damp cloth to clean the main compartment of the air fryer. Never put it on the water directly. Make sure to dry all the parts after cleaning.
Another thing we will recommend you to do is to read the air fryer user manual thoroughly before cooking the food for the first time. This includes the most effective guide for cooking the food and operating the device. So, read the user manual that arrives with the device properly.
How to Use the Bella Air Fryer (Operating Instructions)
Make sure that you have made the air fryer ready before you put it for cooking. The follow the steps carefully for the operation:
Step 1: Position the Air Fryer
Begin with putting on the air fryer in a flat and workable area that should be heat-resistant. The area also needs to be heat-resistant and close to an electric outlet for powering up the device. After doing that, remove the air fryer drawer following the way we have discussed above. Then release the air fryer basket and put it somewhere clean and flat.
Step 2: Add the Food to the Air Fryer
The next thing you need to do is to add the food ingredient to the air fryer device. Make sure to add the food in a single layer. Adding a lot of food ingredients at once can cause uneven cooking. Besides, you need to leave some space between the ingredients. Remember that the air fryer completely relies on air circulation to cook the food. So, make sure that there is enough empty space for proper air circulation.
You may fill foods in smaller batches if there are a lot of them. Now put back the air fryer basket in the machine. Make sure that it’s properly attached and locked.
Step 3: Set Cooking Time and Temp
Connect the air fryer to a nearby electric wall outlet. Note that the air fryer device must be compatible with the voltage of the electric outlet. The next thing you need to do is to adjust the cooking time and temp. Use the knobs to adjust the duration and temperature based on the food you are cooking.
Typically, the food requires around 6 to 20 minutes for most of the recipe. You can check the air fryer recipe books or the user manual to know about the cooking duration of the popular dishes. After setting the cooking time and temp, let the machine cook.
Step 4: Check the Food
You can check the food in the halftime to know how they are cooking. Moreover, you may want to flip the foods in the halftime to assure better and even cooking although it is optional. You can remove the basket halfway to check the food. The cooking time will be paused when the basket is not fully attached. It will begin again once you put back the machine.
Step 5: Complete the Cooking
Once you feel that the food is properly cooked, you can take off the air fryer basket following the way we have mentioned earlier. Do this carefully by holding the basket from the handle and put it on a heat-resistant surface. Don’t touch the basket or the air fryer immediately as the can burn your hand.
You should wait a while before removing the food from the basket. You can then use tongs to move the food to the serving plate. Then serve the plate as you want. That’s it; you have successfully cooked the food.
Typically, the Bella air fryers are easy to use and there is nothing confusing with them. If you are a first-time air fryer user, you should check out the using procedure, even if you are already familiar with the device. We hope the above guide will help you to get the best out of the air fryer.