If you’ve had an issue with air fryer bacon smoke in the past, either your bacon air fryer temperature was too high, or there is extra grease left in your air fryer that is getting caught in the heating element while the fan circulates air.
- The smoke point of bacon fat is 400 degrees F, so in theory temperatures lower than 400 degrees F should be fine.
- HOWEVER, the air fryer has an additional quirk that must be considered. At temperatures higher than 360 degrees F, bacon does splatter in an air fryer. The grease can splatter onto the heating element, which will cause smoke.
- If your air fryer starts smoking, likely there is some old grease or residue in the air fryer that is burning. This is why you should never cook bacon in your air fryer without cleaning it first.
If your air fryer does start to smoke, do not continue cooking. Remove the food and finish cooking it on the stovetop or in your regular oven.