Can You Put Toothpicks in an Air Fryer?

We often wonder if certain things are safe to use in our air fryers, considering their changing temperatures. You may consider using toothpicks, wooden sticks, molds, or even glass, but you need to know if they are safe. So, can you put toothpicks in an air fryer?

Yes, you can put toothpicks in an air fryer to hold wraps and to check if the food is completely or partially done. However, make sure not to use too many toothpicks at a time because it might lead to a fire.

closeup of toothpicks

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What toothpicks to avoid putting in the air fryer

Certain toothpicks, like those made of plastic or metal, should be avoided in an air fryer. Plastic toothpicks can quickly melt as plastic is sensitive to heat and cannot endure high temperatures, damaging the air fryer and contaminating your food. Metal toothpicks can get too hot due to their conductive property.

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However, if you still choose to use toothpicks in the air fryer, take precautions such as wearing mittens and keeping a close eye on any signs of melting to avoid complications.

Using wooden toothpicks is the most convenient and safest option inside the air fryer.  

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fried balls with toothpicks, crispy

Other materials that an air fryer can hold

Like ovens, air fryers also heat up from the inside. Any dish that is oven-safe can also be used in an air fryer. Here’s how to know if any of your dishes are oven-safe or not. Potatoes, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies can be baked using silicone molds. Moreover, you can use parchment paper in an air fryer too!

fried balls with toothpicks in them

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Air fryers are the safest and healthiest way to cook your food. You can use a wooden skewer or toothpick if you want to hold anything in place in an air fryer, or you can use them if you want to check up on your food. However, metal and plastic toothpicks or skewers should be avoided as they can get very hot or melt. 

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Immad Amir
I'm Immad, a passionate home chef and the proud curator of RavvyReviews, a kitchen appliance & food blog. Through my blog, I share expert tips all aimed at inspiring fellow food enthusiasts to embark on their culinary adventures with confidence and creativity. I love interacting with you guys, do share your thoughts in the comments. Get in touch with me through
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