Determine the required preparation time for the
ingredient see section 'Settings.' Adjust the timer setting
by using TIMER+ or TIMER- button.
To switch on the appliance, touch the ON button, to
switch off the appliance, touch the OFF button or touch
the TIMER- to adjust the time to 00.
The LED light will light up.
The timer will begin to start counting down the set
During the cooking process, the heating-up mode will
light on and off from time to time. This indicates that the
heating element is switching on and off to maintain the
Excess oil from the ingredients will be collected on the
bottom of the pan (3).
Some ingredients require shaking halfway through the
preparation time see section 'Settings'. To shake the
ingredients, pull the pan out of the appliance by the
handle and shake it. Then slide the pan back into the air
fryer and continue to cook.
Caution: Do not press the basket release button on the
handle during shaking.
Tip: To reduce the weight, you can remove the basket (1)
from the pan (3) and shake the basket only. To do so, pull
the pan out of the appliance, place it on a heat-resistant
surface and press the basket release button on the handle.
Tip: If you set the timer to half the preparation time, you will
hear the timer bell when it is time to shake the ingredients.
However, this means that you have to set the timer again to
the remaining preparation time after shaking.
Tip: If you set the timer to full preparation time, there will be
no timer bell during cooking. Before ﬁnishing, you can pull
out the pan at any time to check the ingredients cooking
condition, the power will shut down automatically and
resume after you slide the pan back into the appliance(timer
When you hear the timer bell, the set preparation time
has elapsed. Pull the pan out of the appliance and place
it on a heat-resistant surface.
Note: You can also switch off the appliance manually. To do
this, touch the OFF button (for AF400), or touch the TIMER-
button to 0, or pull out the pan directly.
Check if the ingredients are ready. If the ingredients are
not ready yet, simply slide the pan back into the
appliance and set the timer to a few extra minutes.
To remove small ingredients (e.g. fries), press the
basket release button and lift the basket out of the pan.
Warning! Do not turn the basket upside down with the pan
still attached to it, as any excess oil that has collected on the
bottom of the pan will leak onto the ingredients.
Warning! After hot air frying, the pan and the ingredients are
hot. Depending on the type of the ingredients in the air fryer,
steam may escape from the pan.
Empty the basket into a bowl or onto a plate.
Tip: To remove large or fragile ingredients, use a pair of
tongs to lift the ingredients out of the basket.
When a batch of ingredients is ready, the air fryer is
instantly ready for preparing another batch.
The table below helps you to select the basic settings for the
ingredients you want to prepare.
Note: Keep in mind that these settings are indications. As
ingredients differ in origin, size, shape as well as brand, we
cannot guarantee the best setting for your ingredients.
Note: Because the rapid hot air technology instantly reheats
the air inside the appliance, pulling the pan brieﬂy out of the
appliance during hot air frying barely disturbs the process.
A larger amount of ingredients only requires a slightly
longer preparation time, a smaller amount of ingredients
only requires a slightly shorter preparation time.
Shaking smaller ingredients halfway through the
preparation time optimizes the end result and can help
prevent unevenly fried ingredients.
Add some oil to fresh potatoes for a crispy result. Fry
your ingredients in the air fryer within a few minutes of
adding the oil for best results.
Do not prepare extremely greasy ingredients such as
sausages in the air fryer.
Snacks that can be prepared in a oven can also be
prepared in the air fryer.
The optimal amount for preparing crispy fries is 500
Use pre-made dough to prepare ﬁlled snacks quickly and
easily. Pre-made dough also requires a shorter
preparation time than home-made dough.
Place a baking tin or oven dish in the air fryer basket if
you want to bake a cake or quiche or if you want to fry
fragile ingredients or ﬁlled ingredients.
You can also use the air fryer to reheat ingredients. To
reheat ingredients, set the temperature to 150°C for up to
Potatoes & fries
Thin frozen fries
Thick frozen fries
Home-made fries (8×8mm)
Home-made potato wedges
Home-made potato cubes
Meat & Poultry
Add 1/2 tbsp of oil
Add 1/2 tbsp of oil
Add 1/2 tbsp of oil