The Clever Air-Fryer Hack That Emerged After The Cosori Recall

As we all know, air fryers have been all the rage the last few years, and some of the best air fryers come from brands like Ninja, Phillips, and Cosori. Unfortunately, the entire industry recently took a hit when Cosori recalled more than two million of its air fryers in February 2023.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Cosori air fryers were voluntarily recalled after faulty wiring resulted in fires, melting pieces, injuries, and even property damage. Cosori asked that anyone who owns an air fryer matching the affected model and batch numbers request a replacement.

However, one good thing did emerge from the Cosori air fryers' ashes, and that would be a hack for fitting more food in smaller air fryers. Cosori's 5.8-quart air fryers obviously are going to fit more leftover Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets than Ninja's 5.5-quart air fryer -– at least until you take this new hack into account, anyway.

What's this air fryer space-saving hack about?

If you've ever wished your air fryer could fit just a bit more food in it, this hack might just be for you. As TikTok user and fitness coach Matt Jeffreys recently discovered, Ninja air fryers come with a "crisper plate." Technically you're supposed to place your food on top of these to let air circulate beneath, but as Jeffreys points out, you can also use the crisper plate to create a "double-decker bus" situation.


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That being said, this trick is not limited to Ninja air fryers, as you can buy crisper plates of different sizes off Amazon. In fact, many TikTokers commented as such, recommending that space still be left at the bottom of the fryer for air to circulate. This circulation is, after all, why you're using an air fryer and not a regular oven.

At the end of the day, what really matters is that you can indeed cook more fries in your air fryer in one go, saving yourself time and money –- no need to invest in a 10-quart air fryer -– so long as you do it safely. This truly could be the "greatest air fryer hack of all time," as Jeffreys suggested.