1sheet of parchment paper (large enough to cover the wire rack inside the air fryer basket)
Remove the wire rack (that sits inside the air fryer basket), and center it on a large sheet of parchment paper. Using your hands and a pencil, hold the rack in place as you trace around the edges.
Cut out with scissors and toss the scraps.
Fold the sheet. I like to fold mine in half, then half again, repeating until I get a triangle shape (see photo below). Using a hole punch, punch holes through your triangle piece. And yes, those little paper suckers are going to get everywhere, so have a broom nearby.
Unfold and use. Preheat the air fryer (with the wire rack and basket in place) first, and then carefully set your perforated parchment paper inside the basket (you don’t want to burn yourself!). Place food on top immediately and return basket to air fryer to cook.
Do not add the parchment paper to the basket before heating up. Heat your air fryer FIRST, and then add the parchment paper at the same time as your food.
Be sure that your food is weighing down the parchment paper– you don’t want it sticking up, where it can potentially get caught in the heating unit (hint: fire bad, remember?).
Please read your manual before adding parchment paper or other things to your air fryer. Yes, the manual contains instructions and isn’t just for looks or part of the packaging that you throw away. Don’t have your manual anymore? Look it up online silly.
When using parchment paper, read the box to be sure that it can handle the temperature you’re heating your air fryer to (max is typically 400° F/204° C).
Be sure you’re using parchment paper, not wax paper! Wax paper WILL burn your house down, k?
When in doubt, read more articles on air fryer safety before proceeding.