An air fryer is a great way to cook food while on the road in your RV. They are small and compact, making them easy to store, and they use little to no oil, making them healthier than traditional frying methods.
While most air fryers are not explicitly made for RVs, you can use them with a few modifications. In this post, we’ll tell can you use an Air Fryer in an RV and share some recipes that you can make while on the road. Thank you for reading!
- Can You Use an Air Fryer in an RV?
- FAQ Use an Air Fryer in an RV
What to Consider When Using an Air Fryer in an RV?
Here are some things to look for when purchasing an air fryer for your RV
There are two ways to power an air fryer. One way is by plugging it into a standard household outlet (110v AC), and the other is by using a USB port (5V DC). Most standard outlets in homes and RVs are 220v AC, so you will need an inverter if your air fryer uses 110v AC and you use a standard household outlet. If your air fryer uses 5V DC, an inverter is not required.
If you don’t want to purchase an inverter, consider buying a Breville air fryer, which only needs power from a USB port to work. However, be careful to check the wattage of the USB port on your RV. If the USB air fryer needs more wattage than the USB port can supply, it may not work.
An air fryer takes up little space. It’s bigger than a toaster oven and similar in size to a slow cooker but can make both jobs: toast and roast.
A small, mini air fryer may be enough for your needs and take up less space, but you will lose some cooking options. Here is a small air fryer that would fit well in an RV.
Air fryers come in various sizes. The most popular size for an air fryer is 2 quarts (1 liter). These are usually large enough to feed one person or cook food for two people. If you are cooking for more than two people, consider buying a larger size air fryer or using multiple fryers simultaneously (covered later).
Air fryers can hold anywhere from 0.5 liters to 5 liters of food. The capacity relies on the length of your fryer and the manufacturer.
Can You Use an Air Fryer in an RV?
Yes, but a few modifications need to be made before using your air fryer while traveling in an RV. The first thing you need to do is make sure you purchase a small enough air fryer for your space. If you have a lot of counter space available in your RV, any size will do.
However, if you are tight on space, it’s best to get an air fryer that is no larger than six quarts. We’ve seen some of the larger models of air fryers (14+ quarts) be used in an RV, but they take up more room than desired, depending on your situation.
Next, you need to get an air fryer that runs on 110 volts. All small kitchen appliances used in your RV should be 110 volts, but some Air Fryer with rotisserie is only designed for use with 220-240 volts. It would be best to purchase an air fryer made explicitly for travel or one that is dual voltage (works on both 110 and 220-240 volts).
Now that you have your air fryer let’s discuss the modifications. The thing we must do is deal with the cord/plug. Many RVs come equipped with a 12-volt power supply which means you will need an adapter for your air fryer before using it in this manner.
If the Cuisinart air fryer you purchased has a cord that is at least five feet long, you can run it through a window and hang it outside to avoid dealing with an adapter. Some people have even gone as far as rewiring their RV to accommodate a regular power supply, but this requires some know-how of electrical systems.
If the air fryer cord you purchased is too short to go through a window, an adapter will need to be used. Most RVs have a 12-volt power supply that uses a two-prong power plug which you can plug into the bottom of any air fryer. You may also purchase an inverter with multiple outlets if you want to plug multiple appliances into the power supply.
What are common air fryer recipes for RVing?
While there are quite a few things that you can cook in an air fryer, we recommend beginning with food that does not require cooking oil. The most popular items you can cook using this method include french fries, chicken wings, and tater tots. You can cook your favorite foods without having to worry about smoke detectors going off due to the oil-burning, so you can relax and enjoy your food!
You can find many recipes online that use an air fryer but here are some ideas: buffalo wings, curly fries, asparagus, and zucchini fries.
How can cooking oil be replaced in Air Fryer Recipes?
One of the ways you can make sure you don’t run out of oil is to use a spray bottle and put some water in it with your favorite seasonings. This will allow you to coat food before placing it in the air fryer, and it also provides a healthier alternative to cooking in oil.
What are the best Air Fryers for RVing?
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best air fryers on the market right now. We considered reviews from users, prices, and warranty information to come up with our choices so you can have peace of mind while cooking in your RV. If you are interested in an air fryer that you will only use inside an RV, we recommend a miniature countertop version that is no larger than six quarts.
If you plan to use your air fryer both inside and outside an RV or in a kitchen, we recommend using the 7, 10, or 14-quart model. Again, it all relies on how much space you have in your RV and how much food you plan to cook at any given time.
Does the Air Fryer retain smells when cooking?
Depending on the food, some odors may be retained when using an air fryer for cooking your favorite foods. It is recommended to use a small vent fan above the air fryer so you can catch any excess smells before they linger in your RV.
The odor should dissipate after a few minutes, but if you have a smaller space, it would be best not to cook anything that has a strong scent right before going to sleep or leaving your RV unattended.
FAQ Use an Air Fryer in an RV
Can multiple foods be cooked at once?
Most air fryers have a preset function where the timer will stop once all of the food has been thoroughly cooked. You can use this for many kinds of foods, so you don’t have to worry about leaving something cooking too long and ruining your meal!
Where should I plug in my air fryer?
It is recommended to plug your air fryer into the GFCI outlet, which will require two adapters. One for the air fryer itself and one for the power cord. If you are cooking outside, make sure it is not under anything wet or a chance of rain occurring while you are cooking.
What type of oil should be used in an air fryer?
You can use any cooking oil you want when using an air fryer to cook your favorite foods. Some may prefer olive, sunflower, or coconut oil, while others choose not to use any oil and opt for cooking spray instead.
How long does it take to cook certain foods in an air fryer?
It all depends on the temperature of the air fryer and what you are cooking. A good rule of thumb is to set your timer for roughly half of what a traditional oven would require, as you will do some foods faster than others.
When you are done making your food, make sure to wipe down the baskets and clean up any grease that might be left behind. It is also recommended to wash out the inside of the air fryer by using warm soapy water at least once every three months. If you plan to go camping with your family in an RV, an air fryer can be a great way to quickly and efficiently cook healthy meals.