Genius hack to fit more into your air-fryer

Ensure ultimate crispiness!

We are living amid an air-fryer boom. Dedicated groups on social media share their savvy tips, tricks and recipes.

If you can dream it, it can be made in an air-fryer. Super-creative home cooks have revealed how they make Caramello Koala pastries, cheese and bacon cob loaf and even fried ice cream, all cooked in the handy appliance.

So, what if you want to load up your air-fryer for a crispy treat, but you're limited by your machine's capacity?

It's a real problem, especially considering when ingredients overlap in the basket, such as schnitzels or hashbrowns, it can cause everything to stick together and prevent crispiness.

But, thankfully, there is a very smart answer to this serious air-fryer problem. Sharing on the Share Kmart Air Fryer Recipes Australia Facebook group, an air-fryer fan uses an unexpected piece of equipment to fit more in their basket: a toast holder.

Usually used to present toast for a breakfast spread, toast holders are designed to keep warm bread slices far enough apart to prevent any sogginess occurring.

An air-fryer has genius expanded the utility of the humble toast holder and popped it on the bottom of the basket, on top of a piece of parchment paper.

You can then slot in more schnitzels or hashbrowns than would ever be possible just placed loosely in the air-fryer. On top of an increased volume, it might just be the trick to a perfectly even fry.

Image: Getty/Facebook

The hack instantly went viral on social media, gathering 1,200 comments and over 5,000 likes. People couldn't believe there was such a simple solution to a common problem striking air-frying fans. 

"Brilliant," wrote one member, while another said: "Omg thank you! What a great idea!"

Lead image: Getty/Facebook

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